Certified Residential Specialist®
Only 3% of realtors in business today are designated Specialists. CRS is the symbol of excellence in residential real estate granted by the Council of Residential Specialists upon completion of its core course and examinations, and documented transactions totalling millions of dollars.
Graduate Realtor Institute.
Realtors with a GRI designation are the most knowledgeable and professionally-trained top performers. GRI is the designation awarded by state associations to members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® who successfully complete a predetermined course of study.
When you see the letters “GRI” after an agent’s name, you can count on receiving the knowledge and guidance you need to make your transaction go smoothly.
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
Awarded by the Luxury Home Council upon meeting its criteria for knowledge, achievement, and expertise in the Luxury Home segment of the real estate industry.
Accredited Buyer Representative
The ABR designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and experience criteria.
Accredited Staging Professional
Sellers whose homes are staged by an ASP professional achieve faster sales and more money. This accreditation provides assurance that your home will be presented in the best light to buyers.
A Certified Distressed Property Expert®)
A CDPE has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today’s turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Assistance with Short Sales is primary for CDPEs but they do much more; they serve and help homeowners facing market hardships, provide resources and solutions for short sales, and help save their communities from mounting foreclosures which drag the community down.
ePRO Certified. Unlike any other professional certification or designation courses available, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® ePRO designation provides comprehensive training and ongoing resources for realizing the potential of online, Web, email, and other electronic media to optimize real estate business and achieve consumer satisfaction.
Five Star Real Estate Professional
REO and Short Sales Certifications
Five Star Professionals are among the most successful specialists in lender-assigned, preapproved short sales. They score highest in overall satisfaction in customer service, integrity, market knowledge, communication and negotiation skills, closing preparation, and marketing. They are well-trained and prepared to handle all aspects of REO management, REO workflow processing, providing broker price opinions, property preservation, REO closings, marketing properties, and much more.
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certified by the National Association of REALTORS©, an SFR Real Estate professional is a trusted resource for commercial and residential short sales and foreclosures, and is better equipped to help:
• Asset Managers / Lenders: Services include lien holder initiated short sales, REO properties and sales, bank foreclosures, vendor management, cash for keys; understanding local estate laws, tenant rights, evictions; Broker price opinion (BPO); and Utility management including LPS invoice management.
• Distressed Sellers navigate the complexities of short sales; become qualified for a short sale; find finance, tax, and legal professionals; negotiate with lenders; and develop a short-sale package.
• Buyers find and pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities; become qualified for a short sale purchase; achieve protection and limit risk; and negotiate with lenders.
Certified Short Sale Negotiator (CSSN)
CSSN professionals have advanced training and understanding of the short sale process and different negotiation techniques required to successfully negotiate a short sale. They understand the fine art of collaborative goals to ensure a successful Real Estate transaction; ensure that Sellers receive the expert advice necessary; determine if a short sale is the proper course of action; pre-qualify the seller; and properly utilize and complete all forms required in the short sale. They are accustomed to dealing with many personality types, including listing agents, banking professionals, loss mitigation negotiators, mortgage insurers, and other involved parties—and focus on a Win/Win outcome in closing the transaction with the banks and buyer.