Going for the ABR

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Real Estate Agent with Lancaster Real Estate Sales
Well I am biting the bullet and going for my ABR. I suppose its a great market to be a ABR right? So next week i will be in class for two days. I have no clue what to expect so any info, comments, feedback help or whatever is so greatly appreciated from anyone!!

Comments (8)

Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information

Maureen - Do you have your CRS yet? That's the one to have. Their Buyers class is excellent. We've got ABR too, and it's ok, but not as strong as what you'll get from CRS. Both though, are a winning combination.

best 

Nov 07, 2007 12:47 PM
Kelly Sibilsky
Licensed Through Referral Connection, LTD. - Lake Zurich, IL
I got my ABR this year...it already got me one deal (they found me on the REBAC website)! So go for it! Wishing you much success...
Nov 07, 2007 12:47 PM
Maureen Houston
Lancaster Real Estate Sales - Hilton Head Island, SC
Hilton Head Real Estate

Gary no i don't but I plan to do it as well. The ABR class was being offered right now so I jumped on that. CRS is next.

You live in a beautiful area!! About a year ago I drove around the whole Lake then to Reno. It was beautiful

Thanks for you comments Wish me luck I need it.

Thanks Kelly I need to get a better understanding of it so taking the class will help I am sure. Is REBAC the corporate site? Forgive my ignorance but i have not been with REMAX that long.

Nov 07, 2007 12:59 PM
Demetria Scott, Baltimore, MD -- SRES, ABR
Long & Foster Real Estate - Baltimore, MD

Maureen--

I just completed the ABR course here in Maryland last week.  The course was pretty good and the exam was very straight-forward.  I passed easily and am about to submit my designation paperwork to REBAC (www.rebac.net).

I am not sure if you have decided on which elective to take, but I opted to use mt SRES designation course to meet the elective requirement.

Good Luck! 

Nov 07, 2007 09:40 PM
Maureen Houston
Lancaster Real Estate Sales - Hilton Head Island, SC
Hilton Head Real Estate

HI Demetria

Thanks I dont have any signed buyers agreements yet but i understand i have time for that. AS far as Elective well i didnt even know that i needed to take one See I am very green on this but thanks for the heads up. and Now i know what REBAC is LOL  Not sure what SRES stands for but i assume something Residential? All these codes i feel like i work for the secret service .

Nov 07, 2007 11:07 PM
Demetria Scott, Baltimore, MD -- SRES, ABR
Long & Foster Real Estate - Baltimore, MD

Maureen--

It sounds like you're off to a great start!  I have been an agent in Baltimore for about 2 years.  The first 6 months, I spent all my time trying to figure out which way was up.  There were all these terms and acronyms that I did not know and I was asking a zillion questions.

I just renewed my license for another two years and I decided to begin pursuing some of the designations that NAR recommends.  I started about two weeks ago with the Senior Real Estate Specialist course.  It was a two-day course on working with seniors.  I thought it would come in handy because about 30% of the homeowners in my area are over age 50.  Then I immediately followed it up with the ABR course.  There were a couple of brand new agents in my class, so I am sure that you will not be the only one taking the class who is new to real estate.

Kudos for getting started with the designations so fast.

 

Nov 07, 2007 11:48 PM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA
SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP

Maureen,

I have mine and I thoroughly enjoyed the classes.

My Clients seem to like the title.....and the REBAC is a good source for keeping on top of todays Buyer's.

Good Luck!

Nov 07, 2007 11:55 PM
Maureen Houston
Lancaster Real Estate Sales - Hilton Head Island, SC
Hilton Head Real Estate

Hi Demetria I too have been in the sale part of it for 2years I have had my license for over 9 but i worked in property management and then as a licensed sales assistant. I know what most of them stand for but not all (how embarrasing) oh well but i have always been uncomfortable with the buyers agent form I feel people dont like to get trapped but from what i see lately you NEED to have it signed or you are SOL

I just recently changed to REMAX i worked for a small comapny that no one knows and REMAX has so much to offer its great so I am always up for more education. i did talk to one of the seasoned agents he was giving me suggestions on when and how to present it so its less indimidating and so the customer really knows your out for there best interest So thus the course.

I too need to take the SRES as we have alot of retirees heading this way and watch it over 50!!! i will be 50 Dec. 3rd.  but really that is one I need to go for next and CRS or does that stand for Cant remember S--T LOl

thanks

Nov 07, 2007 11:57 PM