In the day and age of foreclosures and short sales ruling our world, I believe it is so impressive to see so many taking advantage of their time to earn new designations relevant to today's economy. I'm finishing up the SFR designation through NAR. Many of the colleagues in my office have already done so. Years ago it seemed we only took the designations to have beside our name. Now, after taking this class, that NAR offers, I'm starting to realize that those of us who are taking advantage of the extra education, I've actually learned something! I've also realized that the pressure to rush through the class to get the designation is lost if you don't retain it and use it to better your business. This is what we are doing at my office.
I've taken numerous REO certification classes because the REO companies I represent often require training classes. I think I have 2 or 3 certifications now in REO. It is however, more specific to their system, and not so much what REO and the process represents. This class provided instruction throughout the process of a short sale and foreclosure and answered questions for me that after 3 years of REO I was unaware of. Thumbs up to NAR for an informational class that many of us will use in this economy!