Texas REALTOR® goes the extra mile to become certified in statewide affordable housing resources and products

AUSTIN November 30, 2010Amy Rocka of Keller Williams Realty NE in Kingwood recently completed an intensive training program to become a certified Texas Affordable Housing Specialist. Offered by the Texas Association of Realtors, this program provides in-depth knowledge of the resources and products available to Texans that make homeownership more affordable in the state.

“In Texas, our homeownership rate is among the lowest in the country, so we’re constantly seeking ways to overcome the barriers to buying a home,” said Charles Marina, chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors. “Texas Realtors who choose to become Texas Affordable Housing Specialists help us achieve that mission by educating themselves on housing affordability programs and sharing that knowledge with their clients to put homeownership within the reach of more Texans. I applaud their efforts and congratulate them on completing the program.”

To become a Texas Affordable Housing Specialist, Texas Realtors participate in 12 hours of training on topics of interest to affordable-housing buyers, such as low-cost financing programs, special opportunities for first-time buyers, new FHA lending procedures and the impact of manufactured housing on housing affordability.  Rocka completed the program on November 30, 2010.

Chairman Marina added, “Homeownership builds wealth and creates stronger communities. I’m proud of the Texas Realtors who have chosen to become Texas Affordable Housing Specialists for their dedication to making that dream a reality for more Texans.”

About the Texas Association of REALTORS®

The Texas Association of REALTORS® is the largest not-for-profit professional membership association in Texas and represents all aspects of real estate. We advocate on behalf of Texas Realtors and homeowners. To learn more, visit

About Amy Rocka

Amy Rocka is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Kingwood, Texas.  Amy is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, a New Home Sales Specialist and now a Texas Affordable Housing Specialist.  Amy was recently featured in Premier Agent Magazine as a 2010 Rising Star.  To contact Amy Rocka email her at or by phone 713.806.9458.  You can visit her website and search for homes by visiting you can also find Amy on Facebook and Twitter.

This information is provided by Amy Rocka, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty NE located in Kingwood, TX and serving Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita as well as surrounding areas. For more information about buying or selling a home, contact Amy today at 713-806-9458 or by email  Visit Amy’s website today.  You can find Amy Rocka on Facebook, Twitter and you can become a Fan.

About AmyCraft

I've made a commitment to serve the real estate needs of my community - one family and one home at a time. My real estate knowledge and expertise are completely dedicated to you. I am a Graduate of Champions School of Real Estate and came into the real estate profession with an education background. Prior to working in real estate I was the owner of a successful daycare center. My career as an educator was very rewarding and taught me many things that I believe I have benefited from in the real estate industry. I have learned such things as negotiating with people while always keeping their best interest in mind, listening to what they are saying, maintaining flexibility and understanding, performing multiple tasks simultaneously and how to be assertive yet remaining calm under the most stressful situations. A real estate deal may be the biggest financial transaction a person will ever make. I try to respond to peoples concerns and fears with as much information as I can provide. Most importantly, I want to make sure my clients are comfortable with a certain price range rather than trying to push the pre-approved amount on them. I'm not a pushy Realtor, but I'm aggressive when it comes to getting my clients what they want. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, I can get your home sold, or find you the home you've been dreaming of. Either way, my goal is to make your experience comfortable, guided, fast, and efficient. After all "Nobody Knows The Area Better Than A Good Neighbor".
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