Today I was at a negotiation class. Its a two day 15 hour course to polish my skills in negotiating. Good brokers are always trying to acquire new skills and improve the ones they already have. Real Estate is always evolving and to be the best at what you do, you have to do that.
Some brokers take the time to do that and some don’t. Maybe you havent noticed before, but some brokers have some funny letters and abbreviations next to the their names on business cards and other advertising.
These funny letters are called designations and certifications. Each one stands for an extra class or course the broker took to extend his skills and do a better job for his clients.
I have about 5 different ones. CPM, GREEN, RCCS.
Here is a list of designations, so next time you see one you will know what it means.
ABR: Accredited Buyer’s Representative
ALC: Accredited Land Consultant
CRBSM: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
CRS: Certified residential Specialist
CRE: Counselor of Real Estate
CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Member
CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist
CPM: Certified Property Manager
GREEN: NAR’s Green Designation
GRI: Graduate Realtor Institute
PMN: Performance Management Network
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
BPOR: Broker Price Opinion Resource
RSPS: Resort and Second-home Property Specialist
SFR: Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource