Someone asked me – What are all those acronyms after your name?

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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

www.patchadwell.com

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