Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 16, 2007
Rick Duda of Duda Realty Services and Keller Williams Realty Cityside has successfully completed the REALTOR e-PRO® course to become one of a select few real estate professionals to earn the prestigious certification offered through the National Association of REALTORS.® Fewer than 1% of the one million Realtors in the United States have this designation and fewer than 1,000 have it in the state of Georgia.
The REALTOR e-PRO certification course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course available because it is specifically designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale of a home.
With more than 87% of consumers beginning their real estate research on the Internet in 2006, e-PRO certified agents have the experience and expertise to meet the demands of today's buyer and seller.
"The real estate industry has undergone a fundamental change over the past several years," said Rick Duda of Duda Realty Services and Keller Williams Realty Cityside. "A majority of consumers are taking the time to conduct their own research prior to contacting an agent. In turn, real estate professionals must be knowledgeable of how technology can assist them in serving the needs of the buying and selling public. After having been featured on Flip This House, I work with many Atlanta real estate investors rehabbing and flipping houses and these extremely busy clients appreciate my real time responses to their questions and concerns. We also employ and implement the technology and skills for Homes Designed To Sell, our staging and interior design affiliate. In addition, my first time home buyers in Atlanta are very internet savvy and appreciate how we keep them abreast instantly with new homes that become available on the market or price reductions."
The exclusive REALTOR e-PRO certification certifies real estate agents and brokers as Internet professionals. Because of its innovative design, students are able to complete the course at their own pace, when and where they want, via any Internet connection. The course is designed to help REALTORS® stay at the leading edge of technology and identify, evaluate and implement new Internet business models.
Once completed, the e-PRO certified real estate professional joins the ranks of a special community of highly skilled and continuously trained professionals who provide high quality and innovative online-based real estate services. Consumers can identify the e-PRO through the exclusive e-PRO Internet Professional logo.
Visit http://www.ZipityDuda.com to learn more about the benefits of working with a Realtor with the e-PRO certification.