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Baldwin REALTORS® congratulates members for earning and renewing Local Certification as a BCCS


ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – Last week, Baldwin REALTORS® (BR) held certification and renewal courses for their Baldwin County Certified Specialist (or BCCS) program. Established in 2020, this program certifies agents in their knowledge, experience, and commitment to one of three real estate “areas” in Baldwin County – Resort, Eastern Shore and Rural. Fourteen BR members took the initial certification classes, and eight members took the renewal course to re-up their existing BCCS certification for 2 more years.


REALTORS® that took the 3 days of certification classes earned their seat by filling out an application and meeting the requirements of association membership of 2 or more years and participation in 12 or more real estate transactions within the past two years in the “area” of Baldwin County where they seek to earn their certification (Resort, Eastern Shore or Rural). The application also asks them to record their association and community involvement. Before officially earning the title of Baldwin County Certified Specialist, these new participants must also take 2 days of online courses in their area of certification.


To be eligible for renewal, REALTORS® must represent 18 or more buyers or sellers in real estate transactions in their “area” of certification over the past 2 years, since first earning the title of BCCS. They also must complete a renewal application documenting their association and community involvement and sit through a day-long renewal course. Brent Lancaster, CEO & President of Bob Brooks School in Baton Rouge, LA, is the certified instructor for the education portion of this program.


REALTORS® participating in the three-day BCCS certification course


The sheer size of Baldwin County was one of the biggest motivators behind the initial creation of the BCCS program. Larger than the state of Rhode Island, there is a wide range of real estate found within all 2,027 square-miles. Each of the three “areas” of the BCCS program (Resort, Eastern Shore and Rural) comes with its own unique real estate differences.


Resort

The Resort “area” of Baldwin County consists of Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Foley, and Bon Secour. The agents with this certification have proven their knowledge and expertise on multiple topics including luxury waterfront property, investment property, and second home vacation sales. Those earning certification in the Resort area are

  • Jordan Bodenhamer, Young’s Suncoast Realty

  • Debbie Fulmer, Engel and Volkers Gulf Shores

  • Tom Gardner, RE/MAX of Gulf Shores

  • Nancy Gordon, Realty Executives Gulf Coast

  • Tom Gordon, Realty Executives Gulf Coast

  • Kelsey King, Keller Williams – Alabama Gulf Coast Realty

  • Karen Sepko, Advantage Real Estate

  • Tommy Stanton, EXIT Realty Gulf Shores

  • David Stidham, Crye Leike Gulf Coast Real Estate

  • Susan Trawick, Engel and Volkers Gulf Shores

Those that renewed certification in this area are

  • Chad Harris, RE/MAX of Orange Beach

  • Kandy Hines, RE/MAX of Gulf Shores

  • Nancy Leonard, RE/MAX of Orange Beach

  • Kristie Wheeles, EXIT Realty Gulf Shores

  • Tom Stanton, EXIT Realty Gulf Shores


Eastern Shore

The Eastern Shore “area” of Baldwin County consists of Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope, Belforest, Montrose, Weeks Bay, Fish River, Point Clear. These agents have proven their knowledge and expertise on multiple topics including the unique Single Tax Colony in Fairhope, quickly changing school districts, and developing neighborhoods. Those earning certification in the Eastern Shore area are

  • Peaches Fink, Mobile Bay Realty

  • Michelle Nail, Elite Real Estate Solutions

Those that renewed certification in this area are

  • April Hunt, Water’s Edge Realty

  • Kendall Wahlert, Water’s Edge Realty

  • Marcus Walker, Water’s Edge Realty


Rural

The Rural “area” of Baldwin County consists of Loxley, Silverhill, Robertsdale, Summerdale, Elberta, Lillian, Magnolia Springs, Stapleton, Bay Minette, Stockton, Tensaw. These agents have proven their knowledge and expertise on multiple topics including farm sales, timberland, rural residential property, and undeveloped tracts of land. Those earning certification in the Rural area are

  • Erin Edwards, Elite Real Estate Solutions

  • Stacey Herrin, Coastal Alabama Real Estate


The Baldwin County Certified Specialist program is an ongoing certification program for members of Baldwin REALTORS®. Classes are scheduled biannually for both new applicants and renewals.


For more details about this program, and to find the full list of current Baldwin County Certified Specialists, please visit www.baldwinspecialist.com.


About Baldwin REALTORS®

Baldwin REALTORS® is the source for real estate in Southern Alabama. We provide resources, education and tools to over 3,000 professionals across the region. We work to protect the interests of property owners, and our members serve buyers and sellers as REAL Advocates, Advisors, and Experts. Realtors agree to abide by a strict code of ethics and are held to a high ethical standard by their peers through their association membership. The term REALTOR® is a federally registered trademark owned by the National Association of REALTORS® and denotes membership in the Nonprofit Association.


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