If the public looks at some real estate business cards, they are sometimes confused by all the Acronyms behind REALTORS names. I myself am a CRS, GRI, PMN, WCR, TRC, e-Pro designess. I'm also working towards my CIPS. WHAT?? Let me explain. CRS, Certified Residential Specialist designation is sort of a PHD in real estate. it means I have additional education that has given me skills in negotiating and marketing. The GRI, Graduate of Realtor Institute designation means I took additional classes to understand real estate concepts to be able to deliver better informed real estate services. My PMN, Performance Management Network, taught me networking, referral and real estate business skils to help my customers when you are moving out of town and to help me run my business more efficiently. WCR, Women's Council of REALTORS, I'm a member of an organization that believes in empowering agents through education and networking to fulfill their full potential in the real estate industry. TRC, Transnational Referral Certification, means I have studied and am part of an international real estate referral network that abides by consistent business practices. e-Pro- Electronic professional, taught me skills on how to thrive in the world of online real estate. CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist, with real estate going global and a statistic of 40% of all new buyer in the country being international, it's a way to stay on the cutting edge. I want to keep honing my skills to deliver the best possible service to my clients.