November is Designation Awareness Month
By Mike Caesar
Celebrate November as Realtor® Designation Awareness Month by starting or completing the courses necessary to earn an official Realtor® designation.
Earning a designation from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) or one of NAR’s affiliates, councils or societies can help you succeed in all aspects of your business — and help you earn more money. According to the 2010 NAR Member Profile survey, Realtors® with professional designations make $21,800 more per year on average than Realtors® without designations.
Check Mingle’s latest Realtor® family designation and certification offerings. We offer several of these classesthroughout the year, most notably:
ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
The mark of excellence in comprehensive buyer representation services and expertise. Contact REBAC (the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council) at 800-648-6224 or www.rebac.net for upcoming classes.
At Home with Diversity Certification
Gives Realtors® a competitive edge in reaching highly profitable, diverse housing markets. Call 800-874-6500, ext. 8393 or visit www.realtor.org/government_affairs/diversity/diversity_training.
CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member®
Commercial investment real estate expertise with financial analysis skills. Contact the CCIM Institute at 800-621-7027 or www.ccim.com.
CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist
Prepares Realtors® to succeed in servicing international clients. Contact 800-874-6500 or www.realtor.org/global/cips.
CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist®
The premier designation for residential agents. Contact the Council of Residential Specialists at 800-462-8841 or www.crs.com.
The definition of green professionalism, excellence and leadership for today’s real estate practitioners. Call 800-498-9422 or visit www.greenresourcecouncil.org.
GRI, Graduate Realtor® Institute
The cornerstone of Realtor® education. Contact NCAR at 800-443-9956 or visit www.ncrealtors.org/ncreef/GRI.pdf.
SFR, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification
Realtors® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures. Call 877-510-7855 or visit www.realtorsfr.org.
SRES®, Senior Real Estate Specialist
Learn to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50+. Call 800-500-4564 or visit www.seniorsrealestate.com. Available at Mingle Nov. 9-10 – register now!