Which designations have more meaning to your clients?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Ocean Realty

I am scheduled to take the ABR Designation course next week.  And I was wondering in your experience, which designations means the most to your clients?  Do you think one is better than the others? 

 During this down-time in the market, I am trying to take courses that will broaden my knowledge of the market and the real estate industry.  I am also considering taking the Brian Buffini - 100 Days to Greatness course.  What do you think?


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Renee Robinson, Realtor®

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Comments (2)

Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

I think designations are great from a real estate learning perspective. In my opinion, I don't think the general public is tuned in as to what the various designations mean. I always poll my students in my prelicensing classes with this question, "How many of you know what GRI, ABR and CRS stands for?" I always get back a blank stare. I also ask, "What is a Broker?" Everyone knows what a Broker is. In my opinion, I think you will get more mileage with the general public by being an Associate Broker. I've gotten several listings by telling my sellers that I am a Broker.

I don't want to downplay any of the designations. They are great classes and there is a lot to be learned from them. I just think from the publics standpoint, they are not aware of the various designations and what they mean.

It would be worthwhile to get your Brokers license.

Feb 15, 2008 08:23 AM
Matina Rose
City Real Estate - Waxahachie, TX
Guiding You Home
I agree with the other comment, the general public has no idea what any of those designations mean. However, that said, your clients may be impressed that you took the time to educate yourself further than the average agent and earned those letters.  The general public is aware that higher education means extra letters to add behind your name ie Phd, MD etc.  It is up to you to educate your clients, it is up to you to decide what further education means to you and how it can benefit your clients.  That is what is most important.  Any chance to further your education can only be for the good.  It will help you to stand out above the rest of the crowd and will make you more confident and a better Professional.
Feb 15, 2008 08:42 AM