The VIP Group's Broker Makes Commitment to Excellence
St. Thomas, January 20, 2022 – Jessica C. Tully, Esq., RSPS RENE, owner of the Virgin Islands Property Group, LLC, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, has earned the REALTORS® Commitment to Excellence Endorsement from the National Association of Realtors.®
The Endorsement goes to Realtors® who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in 10 core areas of real estate practice.
1. Client service
2. Professional reputation
3. Real estate law
4. Realtor® Code of Ethics
5. Equal service to all (Article 10 of the Code)
6. Advocacy of real property ownership
7. Trust and integrity
8. Use of technology
9. Data privacy
10. Areas of practice
Launched in November 2018, this innovative program sets the standard for what it means to be a professional in the real estate brokerage business.
The C2EX Endorsement, available only to Realtors®, is earned through a self-directed program that enables real estate professionals to assess and build on their competency in each of the core areas. As an attorney and a broker-owner, in addition to demonstrating competency in all 10 areas, Tully was required to show a commitment to fostering an environment that promotes excellent customer service consistent with these standards.
“Since it was launched in 2018, NAR’s REALTORS® Commitment to Excellence program has transformed our field, spotlighting Realtor® professionalism and helping our members gain a critical competitive edge over the industry,” said NAR President Charlie Oppler, a Realtor® from Franklin Lakes, N.J., and the CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Available only to Realtors®, the C2EX endorsement offers a completely customized path toward success based on each individuals’ pre-existing knowledge, and it’s clear why thousands of NAR members have already signed up to pursue their endorsement. Today, we are proud of Jessica Tully for making this commitment and distinguishing herself in the U.S. Virgin Islands real estate market.”
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
October 22, 2020
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Jessica C. Tully, Esq., broker-owner of the Virgin Islands Property Group, LLC, has been awarded the prestigious 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.
Tully joins more than 4,000 real estate professionals who have earned the RSPS certification. REALTORS® who receive the RSPS certification have successfully completed the Resort & Second-Home Specialist (RSPS) Certification Course. She 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.
REALTORS® or consumers interested in learning more about the program can visit www.nar.realtor/resort or contact RSPS Member Services at 800/874-6500, Ext. 8320.
LOCAL REALTOR® AWARDED RENE CERTIFICATION
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, August 20, 2020 -- Jessica C. Tully, Esq., broker-owner of the Virgin Islands Property Group, has been awarded the Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification, the premier negotiation credential in the country.
The RENE is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official certification of the National Association of REALTORS®. Jessica joins an elite group of real estate professionals from around the world who have earned the RENE certification. All were required to successfully complete comprehensive coursework in negotiation and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
RENE is wholly owned by REBI and focuses specifically on real estate sale negotiation. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting REBInstitute.com.
The VIP Group caters to buyers from the U.S. mainland who are purchasing property in the USVI. We have a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification from the National Association of Realtors to better assist our clients. The USVI is largely a resort and second-home market, which differs in a number of ways from a primary residential market. Buyer interest ranges from purchasing small condos for family vacations to purchasing luxury properties for investment purposes. Buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and vacation destination requires understanding of the recreation and lifestyle market, tax treatment of vacation and second homes, and real estate investment.
Integrity is the quality of having strong ethical principles that are followed at all times - even when no one is watching and even when money is on the line.
We know reputations are built and lost on matters of integrity.
This is why VIP requires our agents to be members of The National Association of Realtors, which outlines a model code of ethics and sets the standard for how real estate professionals should behave.
In today’s technology-driven world, REALTORS® have a guide that spells out what’s right and wrong when it comes to social media, listing displays, data privacy, copyright protection, and other quickly changing issues.
VIP is not just a real estate brokerage - our agents and their spouses are all well-regarded professionals and members of our small island communities. We have strict hiring standards to ensure that our clients are always treated with the highest level of repspect, courtesy, and professionalism. We answer the phone, respond to text messages, and always return phone calls and emails in a timely manner.
Our agents live year-round on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Our spouses work here and our children attend schools on island. We have known and worked with the local mortgage brokers, title agents, surveyors, home inspectors, attorneys, government officials, condo and HOA boards, real estate brokers, and agents for years. They are our neighbors and (often) our friends.
The Virgin Islands Property Group, LLC
32 Dronningens Gade, Suite 6, St. Thomas, VI 00802
The Virgin Islands Property Group, LLC
License No. 2-48427-2B
Jessica C. Tully, Broker License No. 1-42711-1B