The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria required by the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council, REBAC.
A Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is a REALTOR® who has completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. CRS agents are among the top 3 percent of all real estate agents in the U.S. They have more experience, education and training than the average REALTOR® and are members of a community of agents dedicated to improving the real estate industry for homebuyers and sellers everywhere. CRS is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers.
NAR's e-PRO® certification helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.
GRI, which stands for Graduate REALTOR® Institute, is a nationally recognized professional real estate designation. The GRI designation is a real estate industry designation similar to various industry designations such as: CPA - Certified Public Accountant, an accounting industry designation.
The goal of the Residential Collaborative Specialist-Divorce (RCS-D) designation is Consumer Advocacy. While business might be derived at times, true RCS-D Professionals aim to provide useful "pre-settlement guidance" to Divorcing Homeowners and their Attorneys in the spirit of doing the right thing (regardless of whether a commission is attached to the guidance).