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Some Popular Professional Real Estate Designations
  The 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 BUYER’S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
  GRI stands for Graduate REALTORS® Institute. The GRI designation acknowledges REALTORS® who have completed a comprehensive education program that provides practical real estate training. This program is above and beyond the education required to earn a real estate license.
  The Certified International Property Specialist Network (CIPS Network) is the specialty membership group for international practitioners of the National Association of REALTORS®, the world’s largest trade association.
  An arrangement by which real estate brokers place their listings together so that all members of the multiple-listing service have an opportunity to sell properties listed by other members of the service. The original or ‘listing’ broker obtains an exclusive right to sell and then agrees to supply details of the listed property to all members of the service, usually through a central office operated by a local real estate board or association.
  The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) Designation is recognized industry-wide as the symbol of excellence in brokerage management. The most successful brokerages are owned or managed by professionals holding the prestigious CRB designation.
  A real estate agent is a REALTOR® when he or she becomes a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate®, the world’s largest professional association. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
  The CRP™ designation formally recognizes those who have mastered extensive knowledge on the principles and practices of relocation. While other designations recognize ability or knowledge in just one area of relocation, the CRP™ examination tests a person’s knowledge of the entire relocation industry.
  SRES stands for Seniors Real Estate Specialist. The SRES designation acknowledges REALTORS® who have completed an education program that provides practical real estate training for the over 55 client. This program is above and beyond the education required to earn a real estate license.
  CRS stands for Certified Residential Specialist. The CRS is a nationally-recognized designation. REALTORS® with the CRS are acknowledged for advanced study in listing, selling, investment, taxes and a proven record of experience in applied residential marketing.
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  The e-PRO designation is NAR’s online training program to certify real estate professionals as Internet Professionals. Comprehensive and interactive with other successful real estate professionals who are taking the course at the same time you are. e-PRO is the only designation program of its kind recognized nationwide and endorsed by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).
  The CCIM education program is the most comprehensive educational resource in the commercial real estate industry. The curriculum includes four graduate-level courses and an introductory overview course.
  WCR’s Leadership Training Graduate (LTG) Designation. The LTG is the only recognition of professional leadership skills offered in the REALTOR® community. The combination of training and experience cultivates a distinctive, well-rounded real estate professional who is ready to move to the next level. It’s a powerful combination for success.
  CBR® is the first nationally recognized buyer agency designation. The course is sponsored by REALTOR® Boards and Associations throughout the United States. REALTORS® with the CBR designation have the street skills necessary to both help buyers find their desired property and to help them negotiate for that property in a non-adversarial manner.