A Note on Real Estate Designations
The Accredited Buyer Representative designation indicates a real estate agent specializing in representing buyers in the real estate transaction. The ABR is conferred by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC).
The highest designation of commercial specialists is the CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member, conferred by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of NAR.
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation, conferred by the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council, identifies brokers who have taken an extensive array of courses oriented toward enhancement of brokerage management skills.
The Certified Relocation Professional certification is conferred by the Employee Relocation Council (E-R-C). The designation denotes relocation professionals who specialize in relocation and who pass the demanding requirements of E-R-C. RE/MAX has about 70 percent of all real estate CRPs in the United States.
The Certified Residential Specialist designation, offered through NAR, denotes an agent who specializes in residential real estate. Only about 3 percent of the members of NAR have earned this designation, while more than 16 percent of RE/MAX Associates have their CRS.
Only about 9 percent of all REALTORs® have earned the designation Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute. About 26 percent of RE/MAX Associates have completed this advanced course of study and earned their GRI.
The Leadership Training Graduate designation recognizes members of the Women’s Council of REALTORs® who have achieved a superior level of leadership expertise through education and experience.
The Registered Relocation Specialist designation is the Canadian equivalent to the Certified Relocation Professional designation in the United States. An agent holding the RRS designation has proven experience in assisting corporate and government transferees in their destination and departure cities.
In addition to the professional designations described above, which are among the most frequently held designations in the industry, there are numerous other specialized designations held by RE/MAX Associates, including:
Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute
Associate Canadian Condominium Institute
Accredited Land Consultant
Accredited Management Organization
Accredited Resident Manager
Certificate in Advanced Property Marketing
Certified Buyers Representative
Certificate of Estate Agency
Certified General Appraiser
Certified International Property Specialist
Certified Property Manager
Canadian Residential Appraiser
Counselor in Real Estate
Certified Real Estate Appraiser
Certified Real Estate Securities Sponsor
Certified Sales Professional
Fellow of the Real Estate Institute
Fellow Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors
General Accredited Appraiser
Member of the Appraisal Institute
Market Value Appraiser
Society of Industrial and Office REALTORs®
Senior Residential Appraiser
Senior Real Estate Analyst
Specialist in Real Estate Securities