What is a Certified Neighborhood Specialist?

A Certified Neighborhood Specialist (CNS) is a real estate professional that has been certified by the Council of Neighborhood Specialists as an expert in a particular neighborhood.  Those professionals bearing the CNS designation have proven their knowledge of a particular neighborhood.

Most agents have a broad knowledge of a geographical area but a CNS specializes in just a few neighborhoods.  Although some agents in the industry may print “Neighborhood Expert” on a business card, in reality they don’t really have any evidence of special knowledge to back up this claim.   The purpose of the CNS is to educate and empower the agent to have that intimate knowledge or the ability to research the specifics of a neighborhood. 

Not all real estate agents are equally knowledgeable.  The next time you meet a real estate professional whose business card reads “Neighborhood Expert”, ask if they are a “Certified Neighborhood Specialist”.

Knowledge and/or
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Certified Neighborhood Specialist

 

 

 

Sales Statistics

Builder Information

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Model Information

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Demographics

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Soil Issues

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Drainage Issues

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Sewer Problems

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Hazards

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Homeowners Association

HOA Rights & Rules

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Zoning

Future Building Projects

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