(Published on - 10/10/2022 8:39:23 PM)
Have you ever wondered about the "alphabet soup" after a REALTORS® signature? What do all of those designations and certifications mean to you? Well, here is a brief description.
GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute. REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.
SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist. The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+.
rCRMS – Residential Certified Risk Management Specialist. REALTORS® who earn this certification go the extra mile to protect their client’s interests as well as their own. They recognize that in today’s litigious society, good REALTORS® need to anticipate the pitfalls in a real estate transaction for their clients and themselves and be well prepared to avoid them
ABR – The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.
SRS - The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential for seller advocacy. SRS designees represent a global community of REALTORS® who use their advanced training and expertise to go above and beyond their client’s expectations. I’m currently completing this certification.
e-PRO - This certification program helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.
LHC - Luxury Homes Certification gives REALTORS® the knowledge they need to approach the luxury niche, including pricing strategies, negotiation tactics, and how to stand out from the crowd. I’m currently completing this certification.
I believe education is one of the keys to providing exceptional service. If you (or your friends or family) have questions, I'd be happy to help.
Wishing you a blessed August!