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sres: Seniors 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+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.
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. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas.
abr: Accredited Buyer’s Representative
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.
sfr: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
The SFR® certification teaches real estate professionals to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax, and legal professionals who can help them, qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short sale package, negotiate with lenders, safeguard your commission, limit risk, and protect buyers.
Through NAR's Green Designation, the Green Resource Council provides ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.
crb: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management and is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity.
cpm: Certified Property Manager
CPM designees are recognized as experts in real estate management. Holding this designation demonstrates expertise and integrity to employers, owners, and investors.
crs: Certified Residential Specialist
The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®.
alc: Accredited Land Consultants
The esteemed Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) are the most trusted, knowledgeable, experienced, and highest-producing experts in all segments of land. Conferred by the REALTORS® Land Institute, the designation requires successful completion of a rigorous LANDU education program, a specific, high-volume and experience level, and adherence to an honorable Code of Conduct.
cips: Certified International Property Specialist
Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The program includes five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, and an influential network of 2,000 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.
epro: Certified Internet Professional
NAR's e-PRO® certification teaches you to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today's savvy real estate consumer.
bpor: Brokers Price Opinion
The BPOR certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to perform accurate and professional broker price opinions (BPOs) and comparative market analyses (CMAs), while reducing risk and increasing opportunities.
pmn: Performance Management Network
This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, emphasizing that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. It focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and leadership development.
ccim: Certified Commercial Investment Member
The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. CCIMs are active in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 other countries and comprise a 13,000-member network that includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals.
cre: Counselors of Real Estate
The Counselors of Real Estate® is an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, expert, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Only 1,100 practitioners throughout the world carry the CRE® designation. Membership is by invitation only.
gaa: General Accredited Appraiser
For general appraisers, this designation is awarded to those whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.
mrp: Military Relocation Professional
NAR's Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.
raa: Residential Accredited Appraiser
For residential appraisers, this designation is awarded to those whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.
rce: REALTOR® Association Certified Executive
RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives. RCE designees exemplify goal-oriented AEs with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth.
rsps: Resort and Second-Home Specialist
This certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche.
sior: Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
The SIOR designation is held by only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. To earn it, designees must meet standards of experience, production, education, ethics, and provide recommendations.
srs: Seller Representative Specialist
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 practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
awhd: At Home With Diversity
Learn to work effectively with – and within – today’s diverse real estate market. The At Home With Diversity certification teaches you how to conduct your business with sensitivity to all client profiles and build a business plan to successfully serve them.
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Brian has been one of the best realtors I have ever used for both buying and selling a property. When I was looking to buy my house, he was able to set up appointments quickly and was available on short notice to show me any property. He was punctual for all appointments as well. One of the areas that Brian excels over other realtors is his thorough knowledge of building construction and codes. He was able to point out potential pitfalls or suggest recommendations for improvements. I have not seen this level of detail with other realtors I have used. When it came time to buy our house, he helped us negotiate an excellent price in addition to several improvements we had asked of the seller. Brian made the entire buying process stress free, answering any questions we had day or night. He was equally adept at selling my previous property. My listing looked very professional and I was able to sell my property within a few weeks in a difficult market. I was very happy with Brian’s work and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
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A:Justin, It's difficult for any agent to give pointed advice without knowing the specifics of your situation. However, in general I would recommend reading your contract very carefully so you know what your responsibilities are as well as the seller's. For example, typical contracts have a home inspection contingency. If you are within the contingency date and something came up in the inspection that you don't like and the sellers will not remedy it, you can terminate the contract and get your security deposit back, plain and simple. If you waived the home inspection contingency or are beyond that or all contingency dates, you may have to walk away from your deposit. To answer your original question, you don't have to close on a property if you don't want to, but depending on the terms of the contract you may or may not lose your deposit. Good luck.
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Q:A:The best place to start would be to check your credit to see where you stand right now. You should be able to obtain free annual copies of your credit reports from the major reporting agencies. There may be things adversely affecting your credit that you can correct quickly and get on track. Keep in mind, buyers with high credit scores get better rates than buyers with low credit scores. Once you are informed, you should speak with a good mortgage broker, your local bank or credit union. They will tell you what you qualify for now or where you need to be and how you can get there. If you need a referral, please let me know. I'd be happy to help. Thanks, Brian Takiff SSG Real Estate (860)874-9391 firstname.lastname@example.org
Q:A:Most likely, but you need to read your contract carefully and make absolutely sure you stick to your contingency dates. Also, any notice that you give should be in writing. If you're losing sleep, simply forward your question over to your attorney and he will be able to answer it in 5 minutes. Good Luck!
Q:A:Cash buyers waive inspections all the time. From the standpoint of sellers the less contingencies, the better. Also, how could you possibly know the terms and condition of other buyer's contracts? Your best bet is to write up an offer you are comfortable living with and don't worry about what other buyers are doing.
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Q:A:A foreclosure will probably put you out of commission for 5-7 years. Have you been working with the bank to try a short sale? This will affect your credit, but it won't be as bad as having a foreclosure on your record. You are most likely going to have to rent for awhile until you can get back on track. To find a rental you are probably going to need 2 months security and at least 1st month upfront (perhaps more if your credit is shot) Good Luck!
A:They are either bluffing or not. You will probably never know. The best course of action is to decide what you are willing to pay and put your best foot forward. You have to decide how much the house is worth to you and put everything else out of mind. If you are concerned on price, there are other ways to strengthen your offer. Ask your agent. Good luck! www.listforlessct.com
Q:A:I think your intuition is correct. Don't spend money on an inspection until you have a signed contract. If this is an REO, make sure you read the contract very carefully, as there should be a contingency period in which you can inspect the property and negotiate or walk if you don't like the results. I would try to have your agent get clarification from the listing agent exactly why they are advising you to do the inspection before the offer has been accepted. Perhaps they have a good reason, but normally the chain of events is contract acceptance then inspection not the other way around.
Q:A:Hi Jasmin, I'm a Real Estate agent and I also rehab properties. My business partner is a licensed contractor out of Rocky Hill. We've done countless remodel jobs. Just finished up a basement in Bloomfield, on to a kitchen and bath remodel in New Britain. Please visit my site for pictures and feel free to contact me for fair pricing for high quality work. Thanks, Brian Takiff SSG Real Estate FB Properties www.listforlessct.com email@example.com (860)874-9391
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