Roundtable Discussions with Cal Haupt and J.D. Crowe: Today’s Guest is Mitch Kaminer [Part 4]
Cal Haupt, president and CEO of Southeast Mortgage of Georgia and J.D. Crowe, Senior Vice President of Southeast Mortgage of Georgia recently sat down with Mitch Kaminer, associate broker with RE/MAX Paramount Properties and President of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS to discuss the current state of Georgia’s real estate industry.
In today’s episode, the Thought Leaders express their feeling on certifications in the real estate and mortgage industries.
“We have to hold a code of ethics. We have to go to quadrennial ethics training every four years. We have arbitration law that we have to deal with. A licensee who is not a member of a local Board has nothing, none of those… that’s a big misnomer. The consumer thinks that a Realtor is a Realtor, is a Realtor. That is not the case.”- Mitch Kaminer
The average consumer may feel the same way about mortgage providers, however a mortgage provider is not a mortgage provider, is not a mortgage provider. There are a lot of difference between companies and individuals: experience, licensing, professional membership.
“Certifications are there for a reason, and the government sets minimum standards for the protection of the consumer.” – Cal Haupt