12. When choosing a Realtor, how do I know what all of those
abbreviations mean behind the agent's name?
Well, believe it or
not, all of those letters stand for Realtor designations. Agents are required to
take a certain amount of continuing education classes each year to maintain
their real estate license. Many times, they'll choose an area to focus on in
order to specialize in it. Below are some of the most common designations,
which indicate they have specialized knowledge about a certain topic or are
members of different real estate associations.
ABR Accredited Buyer
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CBR Columbus Board of
CCIM Certified Commercial
CIPS Certified International
CNHS Certified New Homes
CRB Certified Real Estate
CRS Certified Residential Specialist
GRI Graduate Realtor
NAR National Board of
RRS Residential Relocation
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