Real Estate Designations
Our goal is to provide is to provide each one of our clients with "World Class Service." To make sure we deliver on that promise, we are continually pursuing advanced designations, certifications and attending educational events. Below is a list of of designations and certifications I have earned.
ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative Designation
The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer´s Agent Council ("REBAC") of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
Major requirements to attain and use the ABR® designation are:
- Meeting the REBAC® education requirement of required and/or elective courses
- Passing a written examination on legal and practical aspects of agency representation
- Practical experience requirement of acting as a buyer´s representative in 5 documented and verifiable transactions
- Must, at all times, be a member in good standing with REBAC® and the National Association of REALTORS®
CRS: Certified Residential Specialist
The Council of Residential Specialists was founded in 1967 and has four objectives:
- To enhance members´ continuing competence through providing superior educational opportunities in a cost-effective manner.
- To provide and promote benefits which enhance the economic value of membership in the Council.
- To create and maintain organizational systems and alliances with appropriate organizations to ensure the integrity of the Council.
- To create and maintain procedures to ensure a standard of excellence that is required for earning the CRS Designation.
Profile of a CRS Designee
Experience: Must have significant experience and demonstrate volume of real estate transactions or gross sales, as well as complete rigorous educational requirements.
Ethics: Every CRS designee is required to maintain membership in the National Association of REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.
Technology Expertise: The training available to CRS designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.
The Top 4 Percent: Less than 4 percent of all licensed REALTORS® are Certified Residential Specialists.
e-PRO: e-PRO Certification
Real estate agents and brokers who have earned REALTOR e-PRO Certification are Internet Professionals who have completed extensive training using the Web. REALTOR e-PRO® Certification means the real estate professional is prepared to employ the latest techniques and services for your benefit, just like you´ve grown to expect from a professional.
The Internet has added a new dimension to the real estate world. By choosing an agent who is e-PRO Certified, you can be assured he or she will have the knowledge and skills to put the power of the Internet behind your real estate transaction and maximize your ability to leverage the enormous power of the Internet when you are buying or selling property. Choosing an e-PRO can offer you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are working with a REALTOR® committed to using the Internet with skill, integrity, and professionalism.
GRI: Graduate REALTOR® Institute
Graduate REALTOR® Institute designees have made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services to their clients. The GRI curriculum incorporates a common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
A GRI has taken at least 90 hours of specialized real estate related courses.They are up to date on the latest real estate trends and issues.
PMN: Performance Management Network
The Performance Management Network is a new REALTOR® designation to equip the agent with the real-world skills, the know-how and the tools that keep their business out front and on top of a lightning fast market. It focuses on the idea that in order to enhance one´s business, one must enhance themselves. The curriculum includes the following topics: negotiation, networking, organizational performance management, personal performance management and cultural awareness
SFR: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
Certification from the National Association of REALTORS® gives agents the framework for understanding how to direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals, qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, limit risk and protect buyers.
AHWD: At Home With Diversity
At Home With Diversity® Certification is an educational experience designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. The course addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences.