What do all those initials behind your Realtors® name mean?

I have often had people ask me what all those funny initials mean behind Realtors® names and so here is a list for the curious among us!  LOL!

ABR®  – Accredited Buyer Representative
This real estate designation is geared to REALTORS® who wish to incorporate  buyer representation into their daily practice.

ABRM  – Accredited Buyer Representative Manager
This real estate designation is geared to REALTORS®, owners and managers that  have or wish to incorporate buyer representation into their daily practice.
AHS – Accredited Home-Staging Specialist
This course enables agents to gain a quick grasp and  basic knowledge of the most important elements involving the staging of a  property and home for sale.
AHWD  – At Home with Diversity
This certification is geared toward increasing an agent’s sensitivity towards a  wide range of cultural issues, thus inviting a wider volume of business from a  greater variety of cultures.
ALHS  – Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
This real estate designation is awarded to agents that have completed advanced  training and work in the field of selling luxury homes.
AREP® – Accredited Real Estate Professional
Awarded to real estate agents that have completed an introductory course that  deals with the fundamentals of getting your real estate business up and  running.
ASR®  –
This designation is geared towards improving the skills of real estate  professionals working with home sellers.
C-CREC  – Consumer Certified Real Estate Consultant
This real estate designation is geared toward helping professionals focus on  what consumers want from today’s real estate professionals, not just what the  industry has to offer.
CBR – Certified Buyer RepresentativeThis real estate designation is geared to real estate  agents who wish to incorporate buyer representation into their daily practice.
EcoBroker  Certified®
A program for real  estate professionals and industry affiliates who care about our environment and  who want to take advantage of the green marketing opportunities.
CBS – Certified Buyer SpecialistShows agents how to develop an online relationship early in the buying process to attract those consumers  to your website.
CFS  – Certified Financial Specialist
This real estate designation is geared toward residential financing principles,  techniques and programs developed by the Residential Financing Council.
CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing  Specialist
This real estate designation is geared to position agents as an expert for affluent buyers and sellers.
CNE – Certified Negotiation ExpertProvides real estate agents provide negotiation training to enable agents to  better results in all different types and situations of negotiations.
CNS – Certified Neighborhood Specialist
Provides real estate agents the ability to obtain an intimate knowledge of the specifics      of a neighborhood thereby enabling them to become the local neighborhood expert.
CRB – Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
This real estate designation is geared toward REALTORS® that consistently      increase their level of industry knowledge and increase their firm’s profitability.
CRE – Counselor of Real Estate
Bestowed by invitation only real estate advisors who have been recognized by their peers and clients for their high level knowledge, experience, and integrity.
CRIA – Certified Realty Investment Associate
Covers the practical aspects of Commercial and Investment real estate such as dealing with clients and in transactions with other agents.
CSP – Certified Short-Sale Professional
This real estate designation is awarded to people who complete advanced training how to handle short sales and  foreclosures. Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
This real estate designation is awarded to experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training in listing and selling.
CSS – Certified Staging SpecialistCertifies people who have proven their practical  knowledge of staging.
GHS – Generational Housing Specialist
Seniors, Boomers, X’ers and Y’ers. This real estate course covers all generations and teaches agents how to communicate, work, sell and manage buyers and sellers of all ages.
GRI – Graduate REALTOR Institute
This real estate designation is geared towards REALTORS® that are involved in residential real estate and desire a solid base of information for their practice.
HSR – Home Staging Resource
Self paced, online, 21-day intensive training on all aspects of interior decorating.
IMC –  Internet Marketing CertifiedPositions agents as the expert in marketing properties online.
MIRM – Member, Institute of Residential      Marketing.
The top-level achievement for real estate professionals in new home marketing.
The Master of   Real Estate (MRE)The MRE designation signifies a   broker dedicated to the highest professional development and the highest levels of customer service
MSP –Master Sales Professional
In order to earn the Master Sales Professional designation, Master Sales      Association an agent must complete a variety of courses, mentoring and sales performance requirements.
PME – Property Marketing ExpertPositions agents as the expert in marketing of property.
PMN – Performance Management Network.
Geared to bring you the real-world skills, the know-how and the tools that will keep your business out front and on top of a lighting-fast market.
QSC – Quality Service Certification.
This certification is for sales professionals willing to be held to a standard, which requires accountability, reliability and consistency – the ongoing delivery of quality service on each transaction.
REPA – Real Estate Professional Assistant
This certification is geared to provide an intensive introduction to the  real estate business and to the specific ways support staff can become valuable assets to their employers.
RSPS – Resort & Second-Home Markets    Certification
Certification requirements include the NAR Resort & Second-Home Market Course, the      RLI Tax-Deferred (1031) Exchange Course and nine different electives.
SHS – Senior Housing Specialist
The certification program trains real      estate agents to understand, work and serve the needs of senior home buyers and sellers.
SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist
The program trains REALTORS® to      profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50+.
SRS – Seller Representative Specialist
This designation is geared toward proving the skills of real estate professionals regarding listings and working with sellers.

Technology & Internet Designations & Certifications
Training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. More than just technology but how you can leverage your most powerful asset, your people-skills, into doing more business on the Internet.
RECS – Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist
This certification is geared to let clients know of your proficiency in serving the public with recognized skills for utilizing CyberSpace marketing programs and for effectively adopting special technology and networking systems.
REW – Real Estate Webographer
This certification helps real estate agents in determining where they should invest their resources to generate leads, acquire new clients, advertise and facilitate closings and how to develop and maintain an effective business strategy in a web-based environment.


Until next time have a wonderful week, Joe e-PRO®

About Jconowitch

I have spent 36 + years in Stevens County enjoying the many surrounding recreational areas while camping, canoeing, hiking and backpacking. I am married to my high school sweetheart with 2 children, 5 awesome grand kids. I have been actively involved working with many organizations to help children and adults throughout the area, as well as starting the Stevens County Scale Model club with a good friend. If you want to live and raise your family in a fantastic area or find a peaceful area to retire, this is among the best, and I am here to help you make your dreams a reality!
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One Response to What do all those initials behind your Realtors® name mean?

  1. Nice to know what all those initials represent.

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