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Homeownership Education and Counseling

For many buyers, the process of purchasing a home can seem complicated and overwhelming. There are also buyers who feel ready to purchase a home but in reality may not be financially ready. Time spent in a homebuyer education class or with a HUD certified housing counselor can help a buyer understand the process and reach a position of being mortgage-ready.

REALTOR® associations can help by working in partnership with local housing counseling organizations to develop initiatives that provide opportunities for REALTORS® and housing counselors to work together. Not sure where to begin? Contact the director of your local housing counseling agency and set up a meeting to discuss each organization’s goals related to housing opportunities. You will likely find commonalties that could lead to collaborative efforts. And remember, your association can apply for a Housing Opportunity grant to help support your initiatives.

Learn more about homeownership education and counseling including the benefits of counseling, how to find a counseling agency in your area, and the ways REALTORS® and counselors can work together.

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