02 Nov What are the Best Real Estate Designations for Realtors?
There are a lot of different real estate designations out there. Which ones should you get? It depends on your career goals and where you want to take your real estate business. In this blog post, we’ll break down some of the most popular real estate designations and what they can do for you.
The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. Fewer than 4% of REALTORS® have earned the CRS designation. To earn the CRS designation, you must complete advanced courses on topics such as listing strategies, negotiation techniques, technology applications in real estate, and more. You must also have at least five years of experience as a full-time licensed real estate professional and must have closed at least 50 transaction sides within the past five years.
The GRI designation is awarded to REALTORS® who complete a course of study that covers legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. The GRI designation is one of the most popular designations among REALTORS®, with over 25% of members having earned it.
The CRB designation is awarded to REALTORS® who complete a rigorous course of study covering topics such as risk reduction strategies, business management principles, global real estate trends, and more. The CRB designation is one of the most respected designations in the industry and less than 1% of REALTORS® have earned it.
The SRES® designation is awarded to REALTORS® who complete a course of study focused on working with clients aged 55+. The SRES® designation is becoming increasingly popular as baby boomers enter retirement age.
If you’re looking to take your real estate business to the next level, consider getting one or more of these designations. They’ll give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in today’s competitive market.