Resort and Second Home

Keep up on the latest developments in the resort and second home market, earn the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification, and network with other members who specialize in the buying, selling, or management of investment, development, retirement, or second homes.


RSPS Certification

Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is a REALTOR® certification for specialists in buying and selling resort and second home properties. The RSPS certification application fee is currently $97.25, 50% off the full price of $194.50, until December 31, 2024.


Vacation, Resort, and Second Homes

Vacation and second home market work requires understanding of the recreation and lifestyle market, tax treatments, and real estate investment.

Flood Insurance

The National Flood Insurance Program provides hundreds of thousands of dollars of flood coverage where required for a federally backed mortgage.

Qualified Opportunity Zones

The QOZ program was created in 2017 to encourage economic growth in underserved communities through tax incentives for investors.

Rental Housing Issues

NAR knows the importance of available and affordable rental housing for future homeowners. Check out a list of NAR resources on renters’ issues.

Vacation Home Counties

June 15, 2021
This survey breaks down home sales by primary, vacation, and investment properties, and looks at non-primary residence transactions.

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