Nearly 40 Brunswick County REALTORS® earn designations and certifications from the National Association of REALTORS®

SHALLOTTE, N.C. — Thirty-nine members of the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) earned certifications and designations from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) during the first quarter of 2022.


“Our REALTORS® continue show their dedication to providing the highest level of professional service,” said BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh. “We’re extremely proud of these members for investing the time to grow their knowledge, strengthen their professional skills and demonstrate the REALTOR® difference.”


The following REALTORS® earned certifications and designations.


Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification:
• Ashley Sipe, Ashley Sipe Realty
• Pedro Lopez Chaco, Margaret Rudd & Associates
• Joseph Polino, ASAP Realty
• Joshua Jacobsen, EXP Realty
• Martin Wilson, Port Realty
• Thomas Saffioti, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
• April Annas, Island Life Real Estate
• Darren Carey, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
• Paul Colantuno, Margaret Rudd & Associates
• Suzanne Frederick, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
• Kelly Kosack, Carson Realty Group
• Joy Hallman, RE/MAX Southern Coast
• Jesse McCrery, Coldwell Banker Sloane
• Brenda Vrooman, Proactive Real Estate
• Diana Setaro, RE/MAX Southern Coast
• Amy Crooks, EXP Realty
• John Borklund, Keller Williams Realty


Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification:
• Jason Robbins, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
• Karen Mitchell, Proactive Real Estate


e-PRO Certification:
• Jason Robbins, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage


At Home With Diversity Certification:
• Stephanie Deese, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
• Jason Robbins, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
• Donna Findlay, RE/MAX Southern Coast


Resort and Second Home Property Specialist Certification:
• Donna Findlay, RE/MAX Southern Coast
• Kathy Roemer, Margaret Rudd & Associates


Certified Real Estate Team Specialist Certification:
• Jason Robbins, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage


Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource Certification:
• Dani Kinstle, Welcome Home Realty
• Christopher Kinstle, Welcome Home Realty


Accredited Buyers Representative Designation:
• Jason Robbins, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
• Kathy Roemer, Margaret Rudd & Associates
• Donna Atherton, Margaret Rudd & Associates


Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation:
• John Borklund, Keller Williams Realty
• Teresa Boyd, Coldwell Banker Sloane
• Donna Atherton, Margaret Rudd & Associates


Seller Representative Specialist Designation:
• Jason Robbins, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage


Graduate REALTOR® Institute Designation:
• Lisa Smith, Fathom Realty Coastal
• Lisa Damico, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage


Certified Residential Specialist Designation:
• Mary Mitchell, RE/MAX at the Beach Holden
• Kristine Fuller, BRG Real Estate


Designation and certifications are awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors. Designations offer extensive benefits that are continually improved upon and expanded. Certifications offer specialized credentials for REALTORS®, but do not require an annual renewal. For more information, please visit https://www.nar.realtor/education/designations-and-certifications.


The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.bcarnc.com.