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Julie, Both Buyer and Seller in 97220

Why do some Brokers use PC or QSC after their names? What is it meant to say? What are potential Clients?

Asked by Julie, 97220 Sat Nov 24, 2007

supposed to understand from these obscure letters?

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Jim is correct in explaining QSC (Quality Service Certified) and Holly is correct in decoding the acronym PC (Personal Corporation). Any broker who operates under a Personal Corporation must always accompany the company's name (usually the Brokers full name) with PC afterwards. So say the Brokers name is Joe Smith and he operates under a PC. He must always market and advertise as Joe Smith, PC. This resolves him of being personally responsible or liable in the event he is sued so you can not go after his house or personal belongings. There are also a multitude of tax benefits to operating under a PC.

As for QSC, that is simply additional training or education that a broker has completed in order to earn that designation. There are certain requirements which each designation demands in order to qualify to receive the designation itself. You will see many Realtors operating under a multitude of designations. Some of the most common are GRI, ABR, CRS and CRE.

I should point out that even though a Realtor has acquired those designations, it does not guarantee he/she is superior to one who does not have those designations.

I hope this answers your question.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 24, 2007
QSC means "quality service certified"

It basically means they have taken a class, and passed a test, in how to provide quality service to their customers, clients, and community.

The company that provides the course also surveys the customers of its trainees, to rate the quality of the trainee's perfomance.

The theory behind the company's designation product is that consumers want assurances of agent competence as a compettion to the traditional rating of how many houses an agetn sold and how much money did those sales represent.

Link to that company is below, a glossary for other designations is in the bottom web reference.

1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 24, 2007
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
QSC= Qaulity Service Certification

QSC is a 3rd party company that surveys all clients of a broker, and posts the results online with full access to the public along with any other comments. The broker has no access to their scores other than a copy of the results.

It's just a way of showing that you're holding yourself accountable.
Web Reference: http://www.GomesHomes.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 4, 2010
The QSC designation is more than taking a class and passing. QSC was established and is set up for the purpose of showing the public the ratings of all agents who have chosen this means to put themselves in a position of public scrutiny. Any agent who has the QSC designation is under a contract to have an Independent Research Company do surveys on their past clients, which is posted publically. All potential clients can go to the web site http://www.qualityservice.org to check the credibility of an agent's service. The way it works is this: After a closed deal the Research Company gets verification of the closing (systems are set in place at the and sends out a survey and collects data from past clients. The realtor who subjects themselves to such scrutiny does not get to see the results until after they are posted publically on the web site. Not all agents who have QSC as a designation continue their membership but still try to use the designation without subjecting themselves to the scrutiny of their clients giving public survey information. This is an unlawful practice. Check the web site for each agent you consider using , to see if they actually have an active status. For instance, if a customer had a bad experience and indicated so on the survey it would be posted publically. An agent who has submmitted application, tested and maintain the QSC is an agent who is willing to be publically accountable for every deal they do. This is truly a way to check your potential realtor out. The clients they've had will not hold back based on their happiness with their experience. A rating of 5 means the agent has been given totally satisfactory experience. As as example you can check my rating:
To check out my credentials go to http://www.qualityservice.org put in my name June Lizotte and state of Oregon

June Lizotte
Providing 'REAL' Service
Prudential Northwest Properties
6400 SE Lake Rd., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97222
QSC Platinum Award http://www.qualityservice.org
Web Reference: http://www.junelizotte.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 27, 2008
PC is a good way for a Broker to set themselves up for Tax Purposes. Otherwise no particular reason and no Quality or special skills are associated with these designations. I would look at experience and referrals over designations anyday.

Have a great day!

Dirk Knudsen
"The Real Estate Doctor"
Web Reference: http://www.nwhomecenter.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 11, 2008
PC in Arizona refers to "Personal Corporation" Incorporation for a REALTOR has several tax benefits for them. QSC is probably something similar... Each state has different laws regarding corporate entities. Check with The OR corporation commission to be sure.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 24, 2007
The initials after a Realtor's name usually stand for the Professional Designation's they have obtained. We sometime kiddingly call them alphabet soup. Unfortunately many times the consumer has no idea what they stand for. They do represent a higher degree of education like a BA, BS, MA or PHD. Hope this helps.
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