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Yesterday I was scrolling through blogs posted in the WCR Group and I stumbled on this post: Alphabet Soup - Those Letters After My Name...and the Two Letters You Don't See, by Margaret Rome. I wrote a comment to Margaret basically letting her know that I felt she had touched so many people's lives because she had such tremendous comments back to her! Well...I'm sitting at the office and about 10 minutes after making my comment to Margaret's blog my cell phone rings...who do think it was? RIGHT, it was Margaret! She wanted to tell me that my comment had really touched a part of her and felt the need to give me a call rather than a comment back! I was so impressed and while we spoke she shared ideas and thoughts and inspirations with me. I am indeed honored to have met Margaret and although our meeting was not face-to-face, I made a new friend! I have the ActiveRain network community to meet so many wonderful people. Thank you!


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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!
The opportunities to make friends on AR is immense....and the folks are tremendous!
Apr 04, 2008 10:57 AM #1
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor
I was trying to find a link to 'margaret's' blog.......but couldn't find it?  :-) checked 'alphabet soup' and there were a ton of articles with that heading...could you post it here?  thanks...
Apr 04, 2008 11:08 AM #2
DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones
Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc. - Manassas Park, VA
The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
That was nice you guys got to chat.  Many of us think it but never bother to pick up the phone.
Apr 04, 2008 11:25 AM #3
Sharon Morlock
Steamboat Springs, CO

Good Morning Liz,

Here is the Alphapet Soup blog by Margaret Rome:

Alphabet Soup - Those Letters After My Name...and the Two Letters You Don't See 

                                                         alphabet soup spoon

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.

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.



Apr 05, 2008 01:15 AM #4
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