Jeff & Heather Rickert
We would like to introduce ourselves. Our names are Jeff and Heather Rickert. We have personally invested in real estate since 2001 and, as realtors, we specialize in two distinct areas. One area of specialty is the Poconos of Pennsylvania, where we help buyers and sellers of investment properties and vacation homes. Our other area of expertise is the Souderton and North Penn School Districts, including Harleysville, Skippack, Lederach and the Borough of Souderton.
We have been residents of Arrowhead Lake (Monroe County, PA) since 2001. We are natives of the Souderton and North Penn School District since 1993. We have resided on Morris Road. Jeff has been and active memberof the Harleysville Community Fire Co. since 1995 and has been the Deputy Emergency Operations Coordinator forLower Salford Township since 2002 as well as Fire Marshall of Lower Salford Township since 2006. Heather keeps busy by raising our 3 adopted children.
We specialize in two distinct areas. Montgomery County and the Poconos. In Montgomery County Souderton and North Penn School Districts we to help buyers and sellers, including Harleysville, Skippack, Lederach and the Borough of Souderton.
We are the only realtors in the Poconos with our Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) designation.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jeff and Heather Rickert
Keller Williams Real Estate
New Resort Certification to Serve Growing Second-Home and Resort Market
To better serve the growing second-home and resort real estate sector, a new certification for REALTORS® called the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is now offered by the National Association of REALTORS®. This certification program was launched in January 2006.
According to an NAR survey, more than 140,000 REALTORS® currently work in resort area and second home markets.
"The RSPS certification program recognizes the vitality of the second home market," said Dennis Johnson, 2007 chair of the NAR Resort & Second-Home Committee. "Serving the resort and vacation real estate market has come of age at a time when the second home market has never been stronger and savvy buyers increasingly demand the expertise of a real estate professional with proven knowledge of resort and second-home market conditions."
The program consists of two core courses and two electives. REALTORS® or consumers interested in learning more about the program may log on to www.Realtor.org/Resort or contact NAR Resort Specialties at 800/874-6500, Ext. 8393.
An NAR study of second-home buyers showed substantial growth in the second-home market. The study indicated that investment property and vacation homes make up a significant portion of the overall housing market, accounting for more than one-third of residential transactions. Acquiring a second home has grown in popularity over the last 10 years and in particular since 2003. Sales of second homes increased 16 percent in 2004 from the year before. NAR also estimates in a study of second-home owners that the typical vacation-home owner is 59 years old, while the median age of the investment property owner is 55.
2006 First year in real estate.
2007 Was our first year with Keller Williams. We received rookie of the year in our office.
2008 We received the International Bronze Award; 2nd in Sales Volume Closed Buyers Side, 3rd Listings Volume Closed Sellers Side, 1st Buyers Sales, 1st Listings Taken, 2nd Closed Units. In Addition Heather received Most Driven Award in our office of 72 agents. Internationally we received The International Bronze Award.
2009 We received the International Silver Award; 3rd in Sales Volume 2.5 mil, 1st in Total Number of Buyers Sales, 1st Listings Taken, 1st Closed Units. In Addition Heather received Most Inspirational Person. In 2009 our office had 78 agents.
2010 We received the International Gold Award; 3rd Total Listings & Sales Volume 5.5 mil, 2nd Sales Volume Closed Buyers, 3rd Listing Volume Closed Sellers, 1st Total Number of Buyers, 1st Total Number of Listings Taken, 1st Total Number of Closed Units.
2011 We received the International Double Gold Award; 1st Total Listings & Sales Volume 6.9 mil, 1st Sales Volume Closed Buyers, 1st Listing Volume Closed Sellers, 1st Total Number of Buyers, 1st Total Number of Listings Taken, 1st Total Number of Closed Units and Most Valuable Agents and 1st in inhouse training.
2012 We received the International Double Gold Award; 1st Total Listings & Sales Volume 7.4 mil, 1st Sales Volume Closed Buyers, 2st Listing Volume Closed Sellers, 1st Total Number of Buyers, 1st Total Number of Listings Taken, 1st Total Number of Closed Units and 2nd in inhouse training.
Certifications and Designations:
- RSPS (Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist)
- NAR (National Association of Realtors®)
- PMAR (Pocono Mountain Association of Realtors®)
- Trend MLS Services
- Flex MLS Services