Resort and Second-home Property Specialist (RSPS)

Distinguish yourself in the resort and second-home market with the RSPS certification.

Awarded to REALTORS who:

- Complete the one-day Resort & Second-Home Markets course.

- Take three of five free, one-hour webinars (Resort & Second-Home Tax Laws, Disaster Prevention & Recovery, Publicity That Works for You, Making the Most of Your Networking, Working with International Buyers.)

- And, submit a one-time application fee ($194.50).

REALTORS who earn the RSPS certification:

- Have access to the RSPS-only social community site for networking and referrals.

- Receive customizable marketing materials.

- Are not subject to annual dues other than REALTOR membership.

- May be easily located at by consumers and at for referrals.

Click here to watch a video about the RSPS designation. 

"Home Sweet (Second) Home: Vacation, Investment, Luxury Properties" Course

This course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to specialize in; buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination; and properties for investment, development, or retirement. Those who want to dedicate themselves to lifestyle and real estate should earn this certification. This course provides elective credit for the ABR and CIPS designations.

CE credit: 7.5 hours

Cost: $150 for members / $175 for non-members.

Upcoming classes:
  • April 09 in Saratoga Springs
  • July 16 in Riverhead

Register online or click here for a registration form. Click here for the calendar of events and classes.

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Find out more about the all-new Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)

The all-new GRI designation is the foundation for your success. It's designed to: increase your productivity; reduce your risk; maximize your resources; and provide solutions to your toughest challenges. Find out more and get started taking classes by visiting the GRI designation page of To apply for your GRI designation once you've satisfied all requirements, contact NYSAR directly at 800-239-4432. Please note that a $25 application fee applies. Need financial assistance? Click here for information on REALTOR scholarships.