Dan Newell, REALTOR®
To anyone not familiar
with Real Estate designations and what they mean, they can look like
confusing and hold no meaning. But
the fact is, they do mean something very important when selecting a REALTOR® to work with
during your home buying or home selling process.
These designations indicate that a REALTOR
has the dedication and has taken the time to further their education in today's
complicated real estate market.
In other words, although they may
like just a series of letters, ABR, GRI, CRS, and SRES actually add up to spell one very simple idea:
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE!
And after all, isn't that what you want in
a person who is going to work with you while you make one of the most important financial
decisions in your life?
here to learn more about this exciting new Professional
Accredited Buyer Representative
Awarded by the Real Estate Buyer's
With over 20,000 members, REBAC is
the largest association of real estate professionals focusing on all aspects of buyer
representation. Over 11,000 ABR® designees have completed the REBAC course, passed the
test and provided documentation of buyer agency experience. Less
than 5% of all REALTORS® hold this designation.
Using a Buyers
Representative offers the consumer many benefits.
specific needs and wants of the buyer and locate properties that
fit those specifications.
Assist the buyer in
determining the amount that they can afford (pre-qualify) and
show properties in that price range and locale the consumer has
Assist in viewing
properties and either accompany the client on the showings or
preview the properties on behalf of the client to insure that
the identified specifications are met.
selected properties to identify any problems or issues to help
the consumer in making an informed decision prior to making an
appropriate offer on the property.
Advise the client
on structuring an appropriate offer to purchase the selected
Present the offer
to the sellers agent and seller on the clients behalf.
Negotiate on behalf
of the buyer client to help obtain the identified property. Keep
in mind that the buyer agent will be doing so with their clients
best interests in mind.
Review and explain
all legal documents to their buyer client.
assistance in securing appropriate financing for the selected
Provide a list of
potential qualified vendors e.g. movers, attorneys, carpenters
if these services are needed by the consumer.
Most importantly, the
buyer would know that they are fully represented throughout the real
Certified Residential Specialist
A designation held by only 1% of all real estate agents. Agents
will maximize their profit by joining this network of over 35,000
top professionals. CRS Designees complete advanced study in
residential listing and selling and meet established production
levels. There are different programs based on years of experience.
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
Why do I need a
Buying or selling a home is one of the most crucial financial
transactions of your life. In what can be a confusing and sometimes
difficult process, it pays to leave as little to chance as you can. But
with the help of a professional, you can navigate unknown territory with
To fill the specific residential needs of home buyer and sellers, the
Residential Sales Council of the National Association of REALTORS®
instituted a class of expert real estate professional: the Certified
Residential Specialist (CRS®).
How can a CRS help me?
Every CRS has undergone a rigorous, specialized course of
detailed training aimed at making residential transactions as smooth and
worry free as possible
A CRS brings special qualifications to your needs:
Membership in a local Board, State Association, and the
National Association of REALTORS®. Every CRS is part of a much
larger network of real estate professionals.
Successful completion of the courses leading to the Certified
Residential Specialist designation, one of the most successful
residential real estate education programs in the country. Every CRS
is a real estate professional equipped with special expertise,
thanks to advanced study in listing, selling, investment, tax and
A history of demonstrated sales performance through the
documented execution of residential sales transactions.
Every REALTOR® must conform to the National
REALTORS® code of ethics.
What this means is that when you work with a CRS, you're working
with someone who is more connected, more knowledgeable, and more
What if my needs are special?
If anything about your transaction is special, seek out a
specialist. It's as simple as that. Only 4% of all REALTORS® and
REALTOR ASSOCIATES® have earned the right to be called a CRS. Only 4%
have developed special residential sales skills and enhanced their
residential sales knowledge through study, dedication and experience. A
CRS can help you optimize your transaction by identifying better
prospects, clarifying investment potential and helping you to understand
the tax ramifications of your real estate transaction. It all adds up to
one thing: better service.
What special qualifications does a CRS bring to my
Your trust in a CRS is well earned thanks to these
A professional designation of residential specialty, the
highest in the country.
A higher level of education in residential sales.
Professional affiliation with thousands of other real estate
professionals on the local and national levels.
Up to the minute industry information, with respect to taxes,
investment, legislation, and other areas of critical importance.
Local market knowledge and special residential expertise unique
to your area.
Seniors Real Estate Specialists
Seniors Real Estate Specialists help seniors make wise decisions about selling the family home, buying rental property, managing the capital gains and estate tax implications of owning real estate, obtaining a reverse mortgage, moving to a senior community, and other issues. By earning the SRES designation, Dan has demonstrated that he has the requisite knowledge, experience and expertise to be a seniors real estate specialist.
The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council® (SAREC) tracks the special issues and needs of senior property owners and provides education to REALTORS® who make seniors an important focus of their business. The SRES designation was introduced in 1997 and is nationally recognized.
(GRI) Graduate, Real Estate Institute
Members primarily involved in residential real estate
wanting to increase their knowledge and skills in a broad array of technical subjects and
the fundamentals of real estate participate in the REALTOR® Institute, graduate program
to earn the GRI designation. The program also provides opportunities to develop important
business contacts. The GRI is a nationally recognized designation of the National
Association of REALTORS®.