About Bruce Wasz- Northern Virginia Realtor

Bruce is an associate broker for Keller Williams Realty, Inc., and an essential part of the Wasz Dukes Real Estate Team. He has been representing buyers and sellers of residential real estate in Northern Virginia for more than 40 years. During his award-winning career, he has been named a Platinum Club Member receiving a Platinum Award with the fourth and highest level of award-winning performance. He holds a BS in Foreign Service and Economics from Georgetown University.

As a REALTOR®, he holds a number of advanced certifications including the Accredited Buyer Representative® (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE), Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Brokerage Licensing Program (BLP), Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, and Certified Buyers Agent® (CBA).

About the Certifications:

Accredited Buyer Representative® – To earn this designation, the REALTOR®must complete two days of classroom instruction. The program gives agents advance instruction on representing the interests of real estate buyers and investors.

Certified Distressed Property Expert® – REALTORS® with this certification gain expert knowledge on how to help homeowners with solutions to avoid foreclosure and how to conduct short sales.

Certified Residential Specialist– To earn the CRS certification, the real estate agent must have a minimum of 15 years experience and 75 transactions, or an average of $1 million in sales per year and a minimum of 50 transactions. In addition, the candidate must successfully complete four courses and 15 elective credits.

Coursework includes the following topics:

  • Business Development
  • Listing Strategies
  • Sales Strategies
  • Financial Skills
  • Residential Real Estate Investments
  • Computer Applications
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Personal and Career Management

Graduate REALTOR® Institute – The Graduate Realtor Institute designation, conferred by the National Association of REALTORS®, is presented to REALTORS® who have completed a comprehensive education program in residential real estate. The program’s focus is on practical real estate training.

Certified International Property Specialist– This five-day certification course is designed to train REALTORS® so they can complete international real estate transactions for their clientele. In addition to coursework, they must pass an examination, accrue 100 elective points and show proof of agent participation in three international transactions. Their training includes the following topics:

  • Currency and exchange rate issues
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Regional market conditions
  • Investment performance
  • Tax issues

Broker Licensing Program – For this designation the applicant must hold an active real estate license for 36 of the past 48 months, and complete 180 classroom hours dedicated to brokerage, appraisal, law and finance. The candidate must obtain a passing grade on each examination (4 in all) before sitting for the actual Broker’s Licensing Exam.

Certified Buyers Representative® – A real estate agent employed to work in the best interests of a buyer in a real estate transaction. The agent’s loyalties are with the buyer. It is the agent’s duty to share any information about the property or sellers that may help the buyer make decisions regarding the transaction. Agent status must be disclosed to all parties

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® – This certification is advanced training for REALTORS®who specialize in serving families ages 50+. The coursework includes topics such as the following:

  • 21st Century Retirement
  • Aging in Place
  • Independent Living
  • Housing Options for Assistance
  • Financing Options
  • Legal and Tax Matters