What’s in a Name?
Most folks recognize and understand certain acronym’s after a person’s name, designating what credentials they’ve earned. MD means Doctor of Medicine, DVM means Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or GP means General Practitioner, etc.
REALTORS® also can carry designations and certifications, provided by the National Association of REALTORS® and various partners, through continued and advanced education. A list of the current designations and certifications from the NAR Website (www.realtor.org) include:
Accredited Buyer’s Representative® / ABR® Accredited Land Consultant / ALC Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIM Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS Certified Property Manager® / CPM® Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRB Certified Residential Specialist / CRS Counselor of Real Estate™ / CRE™ General Accredited Appraiser / GAA NAR’s Green Designation / GREEN Graduate, REALTOR® Institute / GRI Performance Management Network / PMN Residential Accredited Appraiser / RAA Seller Representative Specialist / SRS Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® / SIOR Seniors Real Estate Specialist® / SRES® At Home With Diversity® / AHWD® Certified Real Estate Team Specialist / C-RETS e-PRO® (Cutting edge technology training) Military Relocation Professional / MRP Pricing Strategy Advisor / PSA Real Estate Negotiation Expert / RENE Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource® / SFR®
No matter the designations or certifications of your agent, remember that ALL real estate is local! Make sure your REALTOR® is a member of the Stark County Association of REALTORS®!
As Appearing in The Canton Repository 9-23-16