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ABR ABR, Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Look first for the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR ) designation when looking for a home. REALTORS with ABR after their name have met strict educational and practical requirements set by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) to help guide you in your successful home purchase.
ABRM ABRM, Accredited Buyer’s Representative Manager
Geared to real estate firm brokers, owners and managers that have or wish to incorporate buyer representation into their daily practice, designees have taken and passed both the ABR and ABRM SM course and provided documentation of past management experience.
AHWD AHWD, At Home With Diversity
Relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues.
ALC ALC. Accredited Land Consultant
Experts recognized in land brokerage transaction areas of five specialized types: (1) farms and ranches; (2) undeveloped tracts of land; (3) transitional land; (4) subdivision and wholesaling of lots; and (5) site selection and assemblage of land parcels.
BPOR BPOR, Broker Price Opinion Resource
The Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to create professional opinions of price. Creating accurate BPOs depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the valuation assignment from all pertinent perspectives.
CCIM CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member
CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management valuation and investment analysis. The CCIM business network includes more than 5,000 designees and 5,000 candidates principally in North America.
CIPS CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist
Many REALTORS work with buyers and sellers from different countries or cultures. CIPS designees have demonstrated their international experience and participate in international programs offered by the National Association of REALTORS .
CPM CPM, Certified Property Manager
Acquire valuable real estate management skills through educational offerings leading to the CPM designation. CPM members have the competitive edge in every area of real estate management from residential to commercial to industrial.
CRB CRB, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
When you work with a Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) or a firm managed by a CRB, you know your transaction will be handled with integrity, professionalism, and proven expertise. The CRB Designation exemplifies the highest level of professional achievement and recognition in real estate brokerage management. CRB Designees are proven leaders and are among the most efficient and effective managers in the industry.
CRE CRE, Counselor of Real Estate
The Counselor of Real Estate – or CRE – is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Only 1,000 practitioners throughout the world carry the CRE designation. Membership is by invitation only.
CRS CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. It recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. CRS Designees are experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training in listing and selling, and meet rigorous production requirements.
e-PRO e-PRO : NAR’s e-PRO Certification
An agent with NAR’s e-PRO certification is dedicated to making the most of today’s social media and technology to help you with your real estate needs, whatever they may be. e-PRO is the only technology certification to be officially recognized, endorsed, and conferred by the National Association of REALTORS .
GAA GAA, General Accredited Appraiser
Certified general appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the GAA designation. The GAA designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS .
GREEN GREEN, NAR Green Designee
An NAR Green Designee is your trusted resource for understanding what makes a property green, listing green homes and guiding buyers interested in resource-efficient properties, discussing financial incentives, and understanding green industry rating systems. NAR’s Green Designation, awarded only after completion of strict educational and practical requirements, is the only one of its kind for REALTORS recognized by NAR.
GRI GRI, Graduate, REALTOR Institute
Members primarily involved in residential real estate wanting to increase their knowledge and skills in a broad array of technical subjects and the fundamentals of real estate participate in the REALTOR Institute, graduate program to earn the GRI designation. The program also provides opportunities to develop important business contacts. The GRI is a nationally recognized designation of the National Association of REALTORS .
PMN PMN, Performance Management Network
Performance Management Network (PMN) Designees have the skills, the experience and the tools to keep them out front and on top of the changing and competitive real estate market. Earning the PMN requires a blend of coursework in real estate business skills and networking experience, a performance mix that builds their careers and elevates the level of service they are able to provide their clients.
MRP MRP, Military Relocation Professional
REALTORS® who earn the MRP certification know how to work with military personnel and veterans to find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.
RAA RAA, Residential Accredited Appraiser
Certified residential appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the RAA designation. The RAA designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the Nations Association of REALTORS .
RSPS RSPS, Resort Second Home Property Specialist
REALTORS specializing in the resort and second-home market. The certification is education-based and REALTORS gain valuable knowledge to facilitate the buying, selling or management of properties for investment, development, retirement or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination.
SFR SFR, Short Sales Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
REALTORS who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk.
SIOR SIOR, Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS
Individuals certified with the SIOR designation are top producers in industrial and office real estate brokerage, representing more than 800 offices in over 350 cities worldwide. The Society’s mandatory recertification requirement assures clients of the designee’s excellence in the fast changing commercial brokerage field.
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist understands the demands of the mature market. These REALTORS have a wealth of knowledge on reverse mortgages, real estate planning, 1031 exchanges, and housing options and have been educated on all aspects of 50+ buying and selling.
If you are considering selling your home, work with a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS). REALTORS® with the SRS Designation after their name have met specific educational and practical experience criteria set by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) to guide you through a successful transaction.