What Do The Letters Really Mean?
Those letters that frequently appear after a Realtor’s name mean that he or she has invested the time, energy and financial resources to offer consumers an advanced level of knowledge and skills.
We believe that education inspires excellence, and that a Realtor who has completed a rigorous course of study to earn a professional designation is better prepared to guide clients through the dynamics of today’s real estate market with superior expertise.
Many designations also represent specialized training in a specific aspect of the industry such as facilitating short sales, working with senior home buyers and sellers, or marketing luxury and resort properties. A Realtor who is in a constant state of learning brings innovation and fresh solutions to every real estate transaction.
So what do the designation letters mean? Here is a descriptive list of the designations offered by the National Association of Realtors and its affiliates:
ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
An ABR is trained to thoroughly represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions and provide the quality of service and degree of fiduciary responsibility that sellers have customarily received. [Read more about the ABR certification…]
CRS -Certified Residential Specialist®
A CRS designee has acquired in-depth knowledge about business planning, making listing presentations, negotiating and closing smoother transactions, working in the buyers’ and sellers’ best interest and building a referral business. [Read more about the CRS designation…]
GRI-Graduate REALTOR® Institute
Offered through the Florida Association of REALTORS®, the GRI program includes 90 hours of coursework on topics as various as buyer and seller representation, marketing, listing skills and real estate law. The GRI symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services. [Read more about the GRI designation…]
PSA-Pricing Strategy Advisor
A PSA adds valuable perspective to your sale by taking the guesswork out of pricing. They can ﬁnd your accurate price by strategically building a thorough Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA. [Read more about the PSA certification…]
RSPS-Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist
An RSPS designee specializes in all aspects of marketing, selling and buying resort and second-home properties. [Read more about the RSPS certification…]
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. [Read more about the SRS certification…]Google+