One of our great real estate professionals, Marilyn Silberstein, was recently awarded the Certified Residential Specialist professional designation by the Council of Residential Specialists. Marilyn added this designation to a lengthy list, including GRI (Graduate of the Realtors Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist).
So what does that mean?? It’s not just a bunch of letters after a name.
All licensed real estate agents in Pennsylvania complete set hours of classroom instruction in real estate practice and law, then take and must pass state and federal licensing exams. Licensed agents maintain their licenses by continuing their education every two years.
From the Council of Residential Specialists:
Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 35,000 realtors nationwide have earned the credential.
Homebuyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict REALTOR Code of Ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.
At Elfant Wissahickon REALTORS, we encourage our agents to further their education in the field of real estate and earn professional designations. We believe that learning does not stop with passing The Test. We have intensive training programs for our Realtors that delve deep into the processes of managing and negotiating transactions, marketing properties for sale and using state-of-the-art technology to help their clients achieve their goals.
We are proud of the many agents in our company with designations. It connotes specializations in our field. Effectively the post-graduate programs of the real estate profession, the education is practical and essential for growth. When you choose a Realtor, look for one who continually improves themselves through education.
Posted by Paul Walsh