Well I ask you, what type of clients do you want?
Buyers = ABR Accredited Buyer's Representative
General Real Estate - GRI Graduate Real Estate Institute
International buyers/sellers = CIPS Certified Residential Specialist
internet buyers/sellers = e-Pro
Short Sales or REO's = SFR Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
High Dollar Clients = RSPS Resorts Second Property Specialist
International Referrals = TRC Transnational Referral Certification
I have all of the above designations. The funnest bunch of people are definitely the CRS and the CIPS bunch.
In my opinion the best designation, is the one that teaches you something that earns you money.
Knowledge is power and when you are at the table you can either eat, or be eaten.
Howard Dinits RS ABR, CRS, CIPS, GRI, e-PRO, RSPS, SFR, TRC
RE/MAX Resort Realty
808-874-0600 Toll Free 877-434-6487
Each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint-
and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you Love and then offer it in the form of service.
I Love what I do. Please let me know if you hear of someone Buying or Selling Real Estate in Hawaii.
Yes, I have but presenting it to the people is not my purpose why I obtain it. By the way, I would like to share some professional terms with you here. Those terms, as the people who click "Real Estate Pro" here, you should know the definitions and how to use them. Otherwise, tell the people and Trulia that you are a money maker instead of a "Real Estate Pro".
1) Real estate agent
2) Real estate broker
3) Real estate sales associate
4) Loan agent
6) Real estate licensee
10) License (not licensee)
11) limited license (conditional license or qualified license)
Look at my writing in Trulia and compare with others, I use those terms very carefully. I can not say my understanding is totally correct but I always pay attention on it to become more "pro". Otherwise even you have some of them but in front of your clients, that is cheating, that is misleading.
Welcome to correct the error in my writing
I feel that value - is in the eye of the beholder. Some buyers will appreciate them - and others won't care.
The most valuable designation for me - is fabulous communication with the clients and looking after your clients best interest - always....
Serving Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia
David Barr, Broker Associate
Below is a link to all of the NAR designations.