What are all those acronyms after your name – CRS, ePro, SRES, CDPE, SFR?
Why use Realtor with alphabet soup initials after their name?
Those acronyms point to an agent’s further education and knowledge. Those agents value education so they can do a better job at representing their client’s needs. It shows a commitment to our industry and wanting to excel in what you do.
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist – only 3.5% of the Realtors have this designation. A CRS has extensive experience, confirmed sales, and an advanced education especially on the Internet.
ePro – An e-PRO certified real estate professional joins the ranks of a special community of highly skilled and continuously trained professional who provide high quality and innovative online-based real estate services. Only 4% of Realtors are an ePro.
SRES – A designation only held by 1.5% of Realtors. A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.
CDPE – A Certified Distressed Property Expert® has specific understanding of the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Currently only 28,000 Realtors have this designation
SFR – The SFR certification program provides training and support that helps real estate professionals specializing in short sales and foreclosures build confidence and become a trusted resource for their clients.
Hope that helps.
Pat Chadwell, Broker
CRS, ePro, SRES, CDPE, SFR