Alphabet Soup – Those Letters After My Name…and the Two Letters You Don’t See

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Alphabet Soup – Those Letters After My Name…and the Two Letters You Don’t See

 

Margaret Rome Broker/Owner HomeRome Realty 

Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

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When you read all those letters after a Realtor®’s name, do you have any idea what they mean? I certainly didn’t before I got into the business. But they are important because they can tell you a lot about the person’s training and proven ability. That alphabet soup after my name can be confusing, and we’ll get to sorting the letters in a moment.
But first, there are two letters you do not see that refer to part of my life that has an enormous influence on who I am today and how I work with my clients. Those letters are…R.N.
                                                                                           
That’s right, in an “earlier life” I was a registered nurse; a pediatric nurse, in fact, and the youngest Head Nurse of Pediatrics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. The people skills I learned through formal training, and on the job, are at the core of who I am today. I learned to understand what people needed even if they didn’t or couldn’t tell me. I learned that a small gesture of caring can be just what someone needs to get through a difficult time. And I learned that kind deeds circle around and come back to you tenfold.
Listing and selling houses is a different world from the life-and-death reality of a metropolitan hospital. But people still need expert help, assurance, and kindness. You won’t find R.N. in my alphabet soup, but it’s there in everything I do. Now to decode some real estate designations for you as we go through my list:
  • ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
  • e-PRO – Internet Certification by the National Association of Realtors®
  • GRI – Graduate, REALTOR® Institute of the National Association of Realtors®
  • LTG – Leadership Training Graduate of the Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • PMN – Performance Management Network designation by the Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • RECS – Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist designation of the Real Estate CyberSpace Society. I am also the Chair of the Baltimore Chapter.
  • RRC – Referral and Relocation Certification from the Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • SRES-Senior Real Estate Specialist designation for agents specializing in properties for senior citizens.
  • CyberStars® - Allen F. Hainge CyberStars® meet high standards of professionalism, technology use, and client service. There are 1.5 million real estate agents but only 200 CyberStars. Each CyberStar is a proven leader in their market.
  • CyberProfessional Member
  • ACRE® Accredited Consultant in Real Estate
  • CAP-Certified Aucton professional
  • MCNE-Master Certified Negotiation Expert 
  • Realtor Magazine's Open House Master Video is Here! Margaret Rome Open House Master Video
  • MREEA- Maryland Real Estate Educators Association
  • Broker/Owner

You probably won’t recall what these all stand for. All you really need to remember is that they mean the Realtor® who bears these credentials is trained, experienced, and dedicated to standards of excellence.

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Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
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Margaret, I can see where your RN experience comes through in how you deal with people and how you think of your clients first and identify their needs.
Aug 18, 2007 01:56 PM #9
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 Pat

Thanks for stopping by and congratulations on joing Active Rain.

There are so many people who are here ready to help!

Aug 18, 2007 03:04 PM #10
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Don Diltz
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Hi Margaret.  You've written a very nice note and one that should be very useful to consumers.  Your bedside manner comes through in your writing. 
Aug 19, 2007 01:01 PM #11
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Don, Thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed your comment.

 

Aug 19, 2007 01:43 PM #12
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Pat Hommel
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Margaret,

Thanks for inviting me into Active Rain.  Already I have experienced the supportive energy here on AR. 

 

Aug 19, 2007 09:16 PM #13
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Pat,

I am so proud of you and all that you doing, blogging, selling and spending quality time with those that matter.

Nov 15, 2007 12:45 PM #14
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Margaret,

First class as always. I am proud to know you.

Ron 

 

Nov 28, 2007 08:17 AM #15
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Thanks Ron, The feeling is mutual.
Nov 28, 2007 10:38 AM #16
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Catherine Sinocruz
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Hi Margaret,

It's quite an extensive list.  Congratulations on your accomplishments!  Majority of my clients are in the medical field.  Some are nurses.  Nurses are the best clients.  Kind natured people! 

Catherine

Dec 07, 2007 03:42 AM #17
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Catherine, I am working with 4 nurses right now and  agree they are the best clients.
Dec 07, 2007 08:48 AM #18
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Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
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Margaret- I really enjoyed reading this post. I have read several of your other posts as well. I am new to Real Estate 3 months after an 18 year career in healthcare. You inspire me, thanks for that.

 

Apr 02, 2008 12:38 AM #19
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Sharon Morlock
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Margaret while reading the comments you have definately touched a lot of people and have many kind words spoken about you! I feel as though it is an honor to read your message! I shall maintain that the credentials we earn and hang behind our names speak more than we know! Thank you for the encouragement on continuing education!
Apr 03, 2008 05:08 AM #20
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Dana, Welcome to Real Estate. Glad to see you in the Calling All Nurses group and thanks for the kind words.

Sharon, With such kindness, I had to give you a phone call. You are an absolute delight! Hope you will continue with your education. There is so much to learn right here on Active Rain.

Apr 03, 2008 05:44 AM #21
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Jeri & Henri Gutner
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Back navigating through the Active Rain sight. Could not stop by without saying hello. Have not heard or seen you in a while. hope all is well with you and yours. You are so right about caring! It just goes so many miles, and it is not difficult to care. If we all cared a bit more, this would be a better place. Thank you for doing your thing

Henri

Apr 11, 2008 08:00 AM #22
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Jeri and Henri, So good to hear from you two very special people. I will try to call you soon to catch up.
Apr 11, 2008 09:45 AM #23
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Mary Sheridan
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A lot of the agents who say designations aren't all that important are ones who don't have them.   Although a lot of people don't recognize what they stand for, most agents do and we can educate the public.  

Although it's certainly possible to get a lot of education the hard way without the designations, that misses the chance to network with dedicated professionals.   

I'm going to re-blog this to help me educate my own clients and suggest it for feature - in case someone hasn't already done it. 

Dec 12, 2010 01:00 PM #24
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Mary, Thank you for bringing this post back to life after four years...yes it was written in 2006. You wrote a terrific introduction to the reblog. I don't think a post of this age will be featured. Featured posts are usually done on the same day they are written. Wishing you much continued success in your real estate career!

 

Dec 12, 2010 01:33 PM #25
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Margaret ~  Love the graphic!  You are one educated individual.. which is why you are so professional and set the bar for real estate information and action!  Thank you for the tip on the free access to ACRE and I will go check that out now! 

Dec 29, 2010 08:48 AM #26
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Carra, Thanks for bringing this back to life from 2006. You are going to love ACRE and is FREE right now to sign up.

 

Dec 29, 2010 09:46 AM #27
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Just added a new designation CNE

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