West Virginia REALTOR Relief Fund

 

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REALTOR Relief Fund
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Patricia (Trish) Sanderson is an accomplished real estate broker who has performed market analysis and negotiated property sales through Crestar Realty since 2005. To facilitate her professional endeavors and stay up to date with the latest developments in her chosen field, Patricia Sanderson holds active membership in multiple industry associations including the the West Virginia Association of REALTORS.

Comprised of nearly 3,000 real estate professionals, the West Virginia Association of REALTORS (WVAR) bills itself as the voice of real estate in the state. In addition to promoting the best interests of the West Virginia real estate industry in general, WVAS offers a number of specific benefits to its membership base.

Beyond the professional resources that WVAS distributes, the organization assists members in times of need through the West Virginia REALTOR Relief Fund. This fund reserves a portion of WVAS assets for the purpose of assisting members in times of need. For instance, in the wake of events such as fires and flood the West Virginia REALTOR Relief Fund engages in disaster relief assistance, providing food and shelter among other emergency health and wellness services. Additionally, the Fund has handled funeral expenses and provided education scholarships to families.

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Achieving the Green Designation as a Realtor

 

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Green REsource Council
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Licensed realtor Patricia (Trish) Sanderson is a broker for Crestar Realty in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. To serve her clients in West Virginia more effectively, Patricia Sanderson has taken several continuing education courses through the National Association of Realtors, leading to her achievement of the GREEN designation.

The Green REsource Council of the National Association of Realtors offers the GREEN designation to realtors who wish to deepen their understanding of issues related to conservation, environmental impact, and sustainability. Those seeking the GREEN designation take a series of specially designed courses taught by individuals in the real estate and environmental industries. The courses total 12 hours and cover topics related to resource-efficient homes as well as strategies to represent buyers and sellers of resource-efficient homes. Classes can be taken either online or in a classroom.

Once the green designation is achieved, the realtor is included as a member of the Green REsource Council and can benefit from continuing education opportunities related to environmental issues. Realtors also have access to professionally designed marketing tools to assist them in their business ventures.