Good question! No. 1: Most meaningful to me is my Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI). This is a broad range of learning modules which have helped me move forward in my career. Helped me to be really up to snuff with technology as well as really understand liability issues. How it helps my client is by really understanding the law and keeping my clients in compliance and better explaining disclosures and liabilities to them.
No. 2 Most buyers and sellers don't really understand all the fancy letters but, you do find some that are well versed and get it and want someone who has gone the extra mile to educate themselves. Not to mention as professionals we should promote ourselves and explain the acronyms so they become well ingrained in the public minds as a very positive thing for them.
No. 3 Yes, my GRI and Certified Short Sale Negotiator (CSSN) have really helped to launch my business.
I'm very pro education in every form and I'm an explorer by nature so keep on learning or stay in one place it's up to you but, you will reap what you sew in life and in business.... more