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Jeff & Robin Snell, and David Yurovchak Earn Cover Stories in Featured Agent Magazine’s April 2018 Issues

Posted: Apr 05, 2018 9:09 AM CDT

April 2018 Featured Agent Magazine Editions profile successful professionals serving North Dakota, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Florida, and Kansas

The spring real estate season has arrived in full swing, and we’re thrilled to be profiling so many interesting, innovative and thriving real estate and mortgage professionals throughout the nation.”— Lisa WhitePHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, April 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Featured Agent Magazine’s April 2018 issues have been published, featuring Jeff and Robin Snell on the cover of the Real Estate Edition, and David Yurovchak on the cover of the Mortgage Edition. Both issues are currently available in their entirety on the magazine’s website www.featuredagentmagazine.com.

Cover agents Jeff and Robin Snell are a husband and wife team who serve the needs of buyers and sellers in Grand Forks, ND, and East Grand Forks, MN. As a former commercial and corporate airline pilot, and former Director of Financial Aid at the University of North Dakota, respectively, Jeff and Robin work as a genuine team to deliver premium real estate services, with a special focus on working with veterans and active military service members.


We take advantage of every resource offered to us to obtain enhanced tools, education, and expertise in order to provide you with the best service possible. Together, Jeff and Robin have earned twelve real estate designations and certifications to date.

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Jeffrey Snell Earns REBI Certified Real Estate Team Specialist Certification

(Naples, Florida) July 31, 2019 — Jeffrey Snell with Premiere Plus Realty has been awarded the Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS) certification, the premier team credential in the country. The C-RETS is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official certification of the National Association of REALTORS®. Jeffrey joins an elite group of real estate professionals from around the world who have earned the C-RETS certification. All were required to successfully complete comprehensive coursework in team development and management, as well as subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

C-RETS is wholly owned by REBI and focuses specifically on building, leading, and managing high performance teams. Formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), REBI is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. You may contact REBI by calling 800-621-8738, e-mailing info@rebinstitute.com, or visiting REBInstitute.com.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Sell Naples with Premiere Plus Realty at (239) 351-5976 or JeffandRobinSellNaples@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns NAR Accredited Buyer Representative Designation

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) July 27, 2018 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] Accredited Buyer Representative Designation.

With all the choices in today’s market, how do you go about finding the right home? It seems the more research you do, the more options you discover.

It’s important to visualize your needs and plan ahead. “Know what you want in a home, what’s important to you, and what you can live without,” Jeffrey Snell of Greenberg Realty says. “Many of us start out with a champagne taste and a beer budget, so it’s important to be realistic,” [he] adds.

Where and what you buy will affect you for as long as you live in the house. “Get your priorities in order before you start looking or even talk to a real estate broker or sales associate,” Snell says.

For first time homebuyers this is a new experience, so it’s especially important to do your homework. If you currently own a home, you know exactly what’s lacking. You may need another bedroom or bathroom, or a good school nearby.

First, decide where you want to live. A big part of the answer hinges on where and how you earn a living. If your job requires a lot of reading or is quite stressful, public transportation may offer valuable time to sit quietly. “Regardless, you should practice the commute in rush hour before you make a commitment. A seemingly quiet road can transform into gridlock during peak hours,” Snell cautions.

People with children have other major considerations: school and safety. If you plan to send your children to private school, you can live where you want, assuming you can easily arrange transportation. On the other hand, a lavish public school system may indicate high local real estate taxes. Check them out.

Obviously, lifestyle is an important consideration. People who frequently dine out, go dancing and attend the theater probably belong in the city or a close-in suburb. “In other words, make sure you’re in close proximity to the things that matter most,” Snell says.

It used to be that homes came in a limited variety, but today, you have many choices. In addition to the traditional single-family home, you can buy a townhouse, condominium or apartment condominium or co-op.

In planned unit developments (PUDs), you can find almost any combination. In condos and other such communities, make sure the rules and regulations, as well as the by-laws, match your lifestyle. This type of housing is great for people who want to own their own space without being responsible for mowing the lawn or repairing the roof; a management company handles that.

On the other hand, you’ll pay fees for these services. “In addition to checking the documents and financial soundness of the homeowner’s association, you must determine if the monthly fees are worth the services and additional amenities, such as a swimming pool or exercise room,” Snell explains.

Affordability can be a factor not only in the type of housing, but whether it’s new or an existing home. Old houses often have fine woodwork or interesting nooks and crannies not normally found in new homes. They generally sit on landscaped lots with mature trees and grown bushes.

New homes may cost more, but you can make many more decisions on amenities, colors, carpeting and fixtures. “Make sure you’re dealing with a reputable builder, and have an attorney review all documents, Snell says.

Selecting a real estate professional is an important first step in beginning your search. “Ask for personal recommendations to find an individual who is knowledgeable about the neighborhood and has access to the local Multiple Listing Service,” Snell says. Make sure you feel confident about his or her knowledge and skills, and understand the business relationship that you have established between you.

Snell is a member of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, and has obtained the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation. As the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer, REBAC is “The Voice for Buyer Representation,” with more than 32,000 active real estate professional members of the organization throughout the world.


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Jeffrey Snell Earns REBI Seller Representative Designation

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) April 17, 2018 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country. The SRS is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official credential of the National Association of REALTORS®. Jeffrey joins an elite group of real estate professionals from around the world who have earned the SRS designation. All were required to successfully complete comprehensive coursework in seller representation, demonstrate significant seller representation experience and expertise, and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

SRS is wholly owned by REBI and focuses specifically on representing the real estate seller. Formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), REBI is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. You may contact REBI by calling 800-621-8738, e-mailing info@rebinstitute.com, or visiting REBInstitute.com.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns NAR Green Designation

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) March 6, 2018 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Jeffrey achieved this prestigious designation after completing topic-specific course work designed specifically for REALTORS®.  The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and issues of resource-efficiency in relation to real estate and home owners.

More specifically, Jeffrey was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of resource-efficient features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and understanding how buyer and seller preferences may be inspired by resource-efficiency.

“Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources and relationships to effectively work with you to find your next home or assess your next green project.” said Marc Gould, Vice President of NAR’s Green Designation.  NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers understand the positive impact of home performance and identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.

As an NAR Green Designee, Jeffrey Snell has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource.

For more information about NAR’s Green Designation, visit  www.greenresourcecouncil.org.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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North Dakota REALTOR® Jeffrey Snell Earns GRI Designation

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) February 27, 2018 — North Dakota REALTOR®, Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Jeffrey joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation.

Jeffrey earned the GRI designation by attending a specific, intensive series of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including professional standards, legal issues, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction, technology and social media.

With this achievement, Jeffrey has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by securing a strong educational foundation of knowledge and skills to better navigate the real estate market and serve prospective clients and customers.

The Institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. Only members of the REALTOR® Association may earn the GRI designation. The REALTOR® Institute is more than twenty-five years old and has graduated thousands of REALTORS® nationally.

The GRI designation indicates to the public that the designation holders are members of the National Association of REALTORS® who have obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base their services.

Obtaining the GRI designation is a beneficial way for a REALTOR® to advance their professional image. The extra measure of knowledge and prestige achieved by completing this course work is a tool that will advance a career in real estate in attracting and building new business.

The REALTOR® Institute has been in existence for more than twenty-five years and has graduated thousands of REALTORS®.

REALTORSÒ or consumers interested in learning more about the program may visit www.Realtor.org/GRI.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns NAR Designation in Seniors Real Estate

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) January 4, 2018 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®.

Jeffrey joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

“Working with seniors to meet their housing needs requires an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES® designation means that a Realtor® has that understanding,” said Jeffrey. “Whether they are buying, selling relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that a Realtor® designated SRES® will be able to help them every step of the way.”

SRES® Council, founded in 2007, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 15,000 active members of the organization world-wide.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

For more information, visit SRES.org.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns e-PRO® Certification

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) December 28, 2017 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has successfully completed the e-PRO® Certification Program and has been awarded the e-PRO® Certification, the official technology certification program offered by the National Association of Realtors®.

Jeffrey joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals who have earned NAR’s e-PRO® certification and dedicated their time and effort towards learning how to use the latest social media technologies to create an online presence and reach today’s hyper-connected consumers.

Working together with the Social Media Marketing Institute, NAR redesigned the e-PRO® curriculum to better meet the challenges of today’s real estate market. The new e-PRO® program expands an agent’s real estate technology skills and helps them connect with consumers online via social media, email marketing, and web site promotion.

“Over nine out of 10 recent buyers began their real estate search online,” said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “With an increasing number of consumers turning to social media and online technology throughout their home search, it is essential for today’s agents to have the knowledge and training necessary to connect with these consumers online.”

Social media is evolving every day so it is vital that Realtors embrace the new technology and online resources that have become an integral part to the home buying and selling process. Agents who earn e-PRO® are dedicated to making the most of today’s social media and technology to help consumers with their real estate needs, whatever they may be.

For more information about e-PRO®, visit ePRONAR.com.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns NAR Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) December 13, 2017 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the PSA certification to REALTORS® as determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives.

“Consumers deserve accurate property value assessments, so NAR is proud to provide REALTORSÒ with a credential that provides enhanced tools, education, and expertise to determine the most accurate value for a home,” said Marc Gould, Executive Director of the Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education.

“Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA” is the required one-day course for the PSA certification that provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments, guide sellers and buyers through the details of comparative market analyses and the underlying pricing principles that inform them, and interact effectively with appraisers. In addition to completing the course, participants are required to view two required webinars. Once awarded the certification, REALTORS® will be equipped to guide clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values. For more information about the PSA certification, visit pricingstrategyadvisor.org.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) November 12, 2017 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has been awarded the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification.  The RSPS Certification is a nationally-recognized certification awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® to real estate professionals who wish to demonstrate and promote – to consumers and their peers alike – their expertise in the resort and second home specialty.

Jeffrey joins more than 1,600 real estate professionals who have earned the RSPS certification.  REALTORS® who receive the RSPS certification have successfully completed the Resort & Second-Home Markets Course along with three webinars in the field of resort and second home real estate.  Jeffrey now joins other real estate professionals who specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development, or retirement.

“The RSPS certification program offers one of the most powerful networking opportunities,” said David Biechele, 2013 chair of the NAR’s Resort and Second Home Real Estate Committee and an RSPS. “You will connect with agents across the country and share your local knowledge to attain referrals.  In the process you will educate yourself above your competitors by attaining insight of other second home and resort areas in the United States and abroad.  You can connect through the many social media sites or in person at the Resort and Second Home Networking Reception.”

REALTORS® or consumers interested in learning more about the program may log on to www.Realtor.org/Resort or contact NAR Resort Specialties at 800/874-6500, Ext. 8268.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource® Certification
Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) October 23, 2017 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of Realtors® offers the SFR® certification to Realtors® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.

According to a recent NAR survey, nearly twenty percent of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” transaction. Realtors® who have earned the SFR® certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.

“As leading advocates for homeownership, Realtors® care as much about keeping families in their homes as they do about helping them find the home of their dreams., but unfortunately, there are situations in which people just cannot afford to keep their homes, and a foreclosure or a short sale results,” said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “Foreclosures and short sales can offer opportunities for home buyers and benefit the larger community, as well, but it’s extremely important to have the help of a real estate professional like a Realtors® who has earned the SFR® certification for these kinds of purchases.”

The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk, and provides resources to help Realtors® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves. To earn the SFR® certification, RealtorsÒ are required to take one core course and three Webinars. For more information about the SFR® certification, visit REALTORSFR.org.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification

Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from Realtor® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) October 10, 2017 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification.  The National Association of Realtors® awards the MRP certification to Realtors® who help military personnel, veterans and their families find housing that lets them make the best use of their benefits and serves the unique needs of military life.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful.  Realtors® who earn this certification know to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.

“Service members may only have a couple of days to view properties and make an offer, and others might be deployed at the time and need someone who can represent them while they’re away. Working with a Realtor® who understands the singular complications that arise with military service can help make the home buying process simpler, faster and less stressful,” said National Association of Realtors® President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “The MRP certification lets home buyers and sellers know that a Realtor® knows the ins and outs of military housing benefits, such as zero-down payment loans, and the specific needs service members and veterans have when searching for their new home.”

The certification provides NAR’s members with resources to accommodate current and former military service members at any stage of their military career and is an approved elective for NAR’s Accredited Buyers Representative designation. To earn the MRP certification, Realtors must be in good standing with NAR; complete the MRP Certification Core Course; complete a reading providing background information on the military, including acronyms and understanding military culture; and complete two webinars.

For more information about the MRP certification, visit www.militaryrelocationpro.org

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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JEFFREY AND ROBIN SNELL
ACHIEVE CERTIFICATION IN NATIONAL REAL ESTATE NETWORK

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) July 13, 2017 — Jeffrey and Robin Snell of Greenberg Realty have been awarded the At Home with Diversity® certification from the National Association of REALTORS®.

Jeffrey and Robin join 25,000 other real estate professionals in North America who have earned the certification after completing an 8 hour course addressing topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development. The program is designed to meet the nation’s fair housing commitment by educating and equipping NAR’s members with the tools they need to expand homeownership opportunities for the growing number of culturally diverse buyers and sellers in the housing market who identify with groups entailing race, ethnicity, religion, gender, handicaps, familial status, or national origin.

Today, more than one third of Americans are minorities. By 2050, minorities will be the majority. Real estate professionals like Jeffrey and Robin Snell who adapt to increasing cultural diversity in the market and wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and expand opportunities. At Home with Diversity® certification allows REALTORS® to not only apply the multi-faceted skills and tools they learned in the course to business practices, but conveys to clients they’re dynamic real estate professionals with expertise that transcends cultural barriers.

For more information on the At Home with Diversity® certification, visit www.realtor.org/ahwd.

Jeffrey and Robin Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com