Ever wondered what all the letters, alphabet soup..if you will, after a REALTOR’s name means?
All Real Estate Agents are NOT the Same!
Dedicated to providing the best service to buyers and sellers, value minded REALTORS seek continuing education on a regular basis to increase skills, productivity and knowledge. I am dedicated to enhancing my service to my clients before during and after the real estate transaction in hopes of creating clients for life. Currently out of 1 Million Realtors in the US, only 3% have a CRS, 16% of REALTORS have the GRI designation and 11% have the ABR.
Why Choose a Realtor® With a CRS designation?
Out of a million+ REALTORS®, less than 3% are Certified Residential Specialists. That little percentage equals a huge advantage. A CRS designee differentiates themselves from a million other agents and are on a proven path to success.
You’ve heard it many times. “The purchase of a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime.” In today’s market, selling a home is equally important—getting the most out of your investment. So whether buying or selling, you want a specialist—a residential specialist. Someone who understands the complexities of the housing market, how to best position your interests, and someone who will get to know you and what you want from the transaction. You want success. You want a Certified Residential Specialist.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) agents have proven record of success—3X success, in fact. Compared to the average REALTOR®, CRS agents have been in the business nearly three times longer, have three times the number of annual transactions, and generate three times the amount of gross sales.
There’s no coincidence when it comes to CRS success. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. That’s why only 3% of REALTORS® are Certified Residential Specialists. CRS agents are dedicated professionals. They work to ensure success for their home-buying and selling clients by tapping into their superior training, exceptional professional referral network, and timely and cutting edge industry resources.
Make the Right Choice…Choose Success
CRS agents made the right choice when deciding to become a Certified Residential Specialist. Now it’s your turn. Make your first home-buying or selling decision be to work with a member of the Council of Certified Residential Specialists.
Why Choose a Realtor® With a GRI designation?
Buying and selling property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest investment people make in their lifetime. And real estate transactions have become more complex.
New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers require real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism. So it's more important than ever that you work with an agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business. The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) program has helped the best and the brightest in the industry achieve that level of understanding.
The Professional Edge
The GRI designation is obtained by attending an intensive series of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including: contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, and risk reduction. They have learned the fundamentals of brokerage and other areas of real estate specialization. With this designation and through increased awareness of current topics important to the real estate professional, such as legal issues, these REALTORS® can better serve prospective clients and customers.
The GRI designation sets the individuals who have attained it apart from other practitioners because it indicates to the public that the individual has obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base the services they provide and that they are a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
A GRI can make a difference
When you see the letters "GRI" after an agent's name, you can count on receiving the knowledge and guidance you need to make your transaction go smoothly. In short, you can count on getting the best service available from a real estate professional. Don't you deserve the best?
Why Choose a Realtor® With a ABR designation?
The Real Estate Buyers Agent Council, REBAC, was founded in 1988 to promote superior buyer representation skills and services and is the worlds largest organization of real estate professionals concentrating on buyer representation. Members who meet all course and professional requirements are awarded the ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative)
The ABR designation is geared towards agents who wish to enhance their buyer representation skills, and provides proof to prospective buyer-clients of their proficiency at servicing the special needs of buyers.
Why Choose a Realtor® With a CDPE designation?
A Certified Distressed Property Expert® is a REALTOR ® with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market, specifically short sales.
The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, and often homeowners proceed without guidance of any kind. The developers of the CDPE Designation believe that the best course of action for a homeowner in distress is to speak with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional. They have the tools needed to help homeowners find the best solution for their situation. Often, when other options have been exhausted, CDPEs can help homeowners avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale.
While enduring financial difficulties is challenging for any family, the process of finding a qualified real estate professional should not be. Selecting an agent with the CDPE Designation ensures you are dealing with a professional trained to address your specific needs. CDPEs don’t merely assist in selling properties, they serve and help save their clients in need.
The fact that a global real estate powerhouse like RE/MAX has committed to training its agents on short sales demonstrates that this is a market all Realtors® must understand. Realtors are in a position to help people avoid foreclosure and can be a great catalyst for the recovery of the housing crisis.
Why Choose a Realtor® With a SRES designation?
Seniors Real Estate Specialists® are REALTORS® qualified to meet the special needs and concerns of maturing Americans. A national program since 1998, The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council® (SAREC®) offers a specific designation, SRES®, to identify real estate agents who have successfully completed its education program along with other prerequisites.
By earning the SRES® designation, your REALTOR® has demonstrated necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. Your REALTOR® has received special training, gets regular updates, and is prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life changing decisions.
Why Use SRES®?
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is experienced and knowledgeable in meeting the specific needs. And that can make all the difference in the world.
As we age, we demand specialists in our health needs, so why not in our housing and equity needs as well? An SRES brings:
Why Choose a Realtor® With a PME® designation?
Property Marketing Experts® are REALTORS® versed in the science of packaging, pricing, and aggressively marketing your home. Many agents settle for simply listing your property in the Multiple Listing Service, but a PME® REALTOR® has been trained to consider the sale of your home to be a new product launch that requires a proven marketing strategy and brilliant execution.
The PME® REALTOR® considers the packaging, pricing, and marketing of your home to be a science. Employing a robust, proven three-tier Property Marketing Plan to get your home sold for the highest possible price, in the time frame you want.