Realtor Institute (GRI)
Graduate Realtor Institute designation, conferred by the National Association
of Realtors, is presented to Realtors who have completed a comprehensive education
program in residential real estate. The program's focus in on practical real estate
Residential Specialist (CRS)
Certified Residential Specialist designation, conferred by the Residential Sales
Council of the Realtors National Marketing Institute, recognizes real estate agents
for proven experience in marketing residential property. To earn the designation,
agents must complete a program of advanced study covering areas such as investment
real estate and real estate-related taxes. The Realtors National Marketing Institute
is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Less than 4 percent of
all Realtors hold the CRS designation. RE/MAX has the highest percentage of CRS
affiliates in the industry.
Buyer Representative (ABR®)
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence
in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners
by the Real Estate BUYERS AGENT Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
REALTORS® who met the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
The criteria are:
the comprehensive two-day REBAC course in buyer representation
Successfully passed a written examination
Demonstrated a practical experience
of having completed five closed real estate transactions in the field of buyer
recommendations from two of the real estate practitioners buyer clients.
Be a member in good standing with
the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
for those real estate agents that proudly display the ABR® designation and
know that they are professionals in the field of buyer representation.
e-PRO is a REALTORŪ who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program
for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORSŪ,
the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real
estate on-line: Web sites, e-mail, on-line tools, and most of all, what today's
consumer really wants.
What does all this mean to you? There are several
benefits of working with a certified Internet Professional:
- Are you reluctant to give out contact information through the Web for fear of
being pestered or spammed? e-PROs understand. They've learned the Web isn't just
a place to do business; you need information from someone you can trust.
why e-PROs respect your privacy. They respond quickly to your questions, but don't
send you unwanted communication. And they protect your personal information.
hassle - Tired of
struggling to find information? e-PROs are more likely to have access to the latest
Internet utilities, making your life easier. Tools like: On-line home tours, instant
access to comprehensive neighborhood data, extensive property listings, immediate
e-mail notification of just-listed homes meeting your criteria and a referral
network second to none.
An e-PRO's access to advanced technology can save you considerable expense. You
have more tools to find or market your home, so you're likely to get a better
price. With on-line home tours, you reduce in-person showings--and the costs involved.
And by using e-mail, you save money on long-distance calls and fax charges.
An e-PRO is ideal for you. With the tools to do your research electronically,
you can make a decision on a home the first day you're in town--or without traveling
at all. You and your family save on travel costs. And after you've decided to
buy, monitoring the sale by e-mail saves you even more.
you use an e-PRO? Yes--especially if you're an Internet user. In this fast-paced
age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized
and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose an e-PRO, it's a
safe bet you'll get the kind of service you want--and need.