Real Estate-Related Accreditations
Mr. McKenzie is a certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE®), which is an accreditation he received from the National Association of Realtors®. This certification is given to real estate professionals who have sharpened their negotiation skills, learned about behind-the-scenes challenges and how to solve them, mastered how to handle a broad range of situations and personalities, and learned how to manage the competing goals of those taking part in a real estate transaction.
Pricing Strategies Advisor (PSA®) is an accreditation given by the National Association of Realtors®. Mr. McKenzie earned this certification through a rigorous program in which he enhanced his skills in appraising properties, creating a superior Comparative Marketing Analysis, working alongside appraisers, and guiding his clients through the frequent anxieties and concerns they have about property values.
First Time Buyer Specialist (FTBS®) is a credential awarded by the California Association of Realtors®. Under this program, Mr. McKenzie enhanced his skills in helping first-time property buyers through the purchasing process, learned how to provide a greater quality of service to today’s new generation of home buyers (and buyers trying to get back into the market), and learned the most effective methods of delivering information to these buyers on what mortgage programs are available to help them overcome financing obstacles as they work to purchase a new home.
Mr. McKenzie is a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES®), credited to him by MTI Education. CPRES® Realtors® like Mr. McKenzie have completed a thorough program that focused on estate settlements, wills, conservatorships, and the financial and legal implications of trusts and wills. The CPRES® accreditation is proof that Mr. McKenzie is professionally trained to help his clients through the entire probate process, in its relation to real estate.
Mr. McKenzie has earned the National Association of Realtors® official designation and title of “Green®,” making him just one of five “Green” Realtors® in the Seal-Beach-Los Alamitos-Rossmoor-Cypress areas. This means that Mr. McKenzie has completed a comprehensive training program on sustainable homes and energy efficiency. This makes Mr. McKenzie particularly suited to helping consumers buy or sell properties that have green features, or to simply help clients who are interested in a sustainable process of buying a new home.
The e-PRO® certification is granted by the National Association of Realtors®. Having undergone the advanced training required by this program, Mr. McKenzie is qualified to create and maintain an effective online presence using websites and social media platforms. This accreditation also means that Mr. McKenzie is well-versed in marketing a property online with web placement, videos, photographs, slide shows, and other collateral and techniques.
The Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) is a credential awarded by the National Association of Realtors®. This accreditation means that Mr. McKenzie is qualified to address the challenges and needs of property buyers and sellers age 50+. He has demonstrated the knowledge and expertise necessary to counsel these clients through any significant lifestyle and financial transitions – including relocation, refinancing, and putting the family home on the market.
Mr. McKenzie is a Certified Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist® (RSPS®). He earned this accreditation by developing the skills and knowledge base that professional real estate agents need to specialize in handling properties located in resort, recreational, or vacation destination settings. This includes expertise in selling, buying, and managing investment properties and second homes.