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New Policy Allows QualityPro Certified Companies to Access E-Key Service for Termite Inspections

 

Richmond, VA - 12/9/2015 - The Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service (CVR MLS) passed a policy, effective 1/4/2016, that allows QualityPro Certified companies to obtain a CVR MLS Service Provider Limited Access E-Key to conduct termite inspections. Prior to this policy, only REALTORS® could obtain a Limited Access E-Key for termite inspections.

 

Termite inspections are a critical component of the home sale process. This new policy makes the inspection more convenient for REALTORS® and ensures that inspections are performed by the most professional pest management companies in the area.
 
"Our clients expect us to take care of their most valuable asset. We take this responsibility seriously. We take comfort knowing that QualityPro Certified companies hold themselves to a higher standard through business practices like drug testing and criminal background checks," says Laura Lafayette, CEO of the Richmond Association of REALTORS®/CVR MLS.
 
QualityPro, in partnership with the National Pest Management Association, has been certifying companies across the US and Canada since 2004. QualityPro Certified companies meet qualifications built around four key principles: business operations, consumer relations, environmental stewardship, and technician training.
 
"This new policy will help REALTORS® and homeowners find and work with professional pest management companies. These companies work hard to earn and maintain their QualityPro Certification. We are excited to reward them with business opportunities such as this," says Allison Taisey, Certification Program Manager for QualityPro.
 
"Adopting a policy that requires more than just state licensure makes us feel really good. REALTORS® and QualityPro Certified companies are parallel in many ways-both hold themselves to a higher standard. This new policy is a win for everyone involved," says Ms. Lafayette.
 
To find a QualityPro Certified pest management company, visit www.qualitypro.org.
 
For more information, contact:

 

Allison Taisey
Certification Program Manager
National Pest Management Association
703-352-6762 | qualitypro@pestworld.org
 
Kellie Whitlow
Director of Development
Richmond Association of REALTORS®/CVR MLS
804-422-5000 | kwhitlow@RARealtors.com