What do all of those abbreviations that follow my name refer to?
They are all professional designations acquired through specialized training offered by the National Association of Realtors®. Learn a little more about each one, below:
First things, first. What is a Realtor®? Realtors® are members of the National Association of Realtors, a professional organization that requires upholding high ethical standards and is a resource for all of its members and consumers. Learn more here.
The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. Why Should You Care if a Realtor is a GRI®?
The ABR® designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to peers and consumers a commitment to providing outstanding service to real estate buyers. The ABR® is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC)—a subsidiary of NAR—to REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. Why Use anABR®?
SRES stands for Seniors Real Estate Specialist. These Realtors receive training in the unique challenges – and – opportunities that can arise for older adults when selling or buying real estate. Why Use SRES®?
CRS Certified Residential Specialists must meet stringent standards of education, experience, and successful transactions. Why Work with a Certified Residential Specialist?