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Baldwin REALTORS® sees first round of renewals for their Local Certification Program


ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – Last month, Baldwin REALTORS® (BR) held their final 2022 renewal course for the 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. In the past 2 years, 87 BR members gained this prestigious title. But the heightened requirements involved with renewing the certification every two years has begun to trim down the qualified agent pool.


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.


To be eligible for renewal, REALTORS® must have represented 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 rigorous application analyzing 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.


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 that renewed certification in the Resort area this year are

  • Angela Claypool, RE/MAX Paradise

  • Kevin Corcoran, RE/MAX of Gulf Shores

  • Anita Elisar, Surf Song Realty

  • Donna Fitts, RE/MAX of Orange Beach

  • Rachel Romash, Elite Real Estate Solutions

  • Marty Sherrer, RE/MAX of Orange Beach

  • Christine Slaughter, Realty Executives Gulf Coast

  • Jeremy Sullivan, RE/MAX Paradise


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 that renewed certification in the Eastern Shore area this year are

  • Brooke Butler, Mobile Bay Realty

  • Jaime Cooper, EXIT Realty Lyon & Associates

  • Michael Dorsett, Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties - Fairhope

  • Rhonda Hice, Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties - Fairhope

  • Kate Irvine, Bellator Real Estate & Development – Eastern Shore

  • Sheila Jones, Coastal Alabama Real Estate

  • David Kahalley, Shamrock Properties

  • Lucy Lety, Ashurst & Niemeyer

  • Knox McMurphy, Ashurst & Niemeyer

  • Kristen Meador, Bellator Real Estate & Development – Orange Beach

  • Judy Niemeyer, Ashurst & Niemeyer

  • Lucinda Nunnally, RE/MAX By The Bay - Fairhope

  • Sherry Roberts, Elite Real Estate Solutions

  • Rachel Romash, Elite Real Estate Solutions

  • Stephanie Sandefur, Bellator Real Estate & Development – Fairhope

  • Shelley Springer, Gumbo Realty

  • Ginny Stopa, NextHome Gulf Coast Living

  • Tracy Womack, White-Spunner Realty

  • Cindy Zebryk, Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties - Fairhope


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 that renewed certification in the Rural area this year are

  • David Kahalley, Shamrock Properties

  • Ginny Stopa, NextHome Gulf Coast Living


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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