My Designations, And How They Benefit you.
The Real Estate Broker License is the highest form of licensing a real estate agent can obtain. Brokers are subject to more rigorous course material and testing, must meet all requirements of the Salesperson’s license, and must have either two years of full-time real estate experience, or hold a 4-year degree. They must also have completed a more extensive curriculum of real estate related courses. While a Real Estate Broker is qualified to oversee the operations of an entire office, the term “Broker Associate” refers to a licensed Broker who operates as a Salesperson.
All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. REALTORS® are committed to treating all parties to a transaction with honesty, and providing a fiduciary duty of trust and exclusive representation for all clients. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge and professionalism.
ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS(R), who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. When working with an ABR, you can be sure you are working with an agent who has proven superior ability and knowledge with regards to successfully representing buyers!
GRI – Graduate REALTOR Institute
The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional that has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better represent, protect, and negotiate on the behalf of their clients. (Over 90 hours of training, beyond the standard licensing requirements).
SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist
The SRES designee is an agent who is highly trained on how to meet the needs of those 50+ when buying, selling, relocating, or refinancing residential properties. They are educated on the issues, concerns, and opportunities that are available to senior citizens when they consider taking advantage of the real estate market.
An e-PRO is a REALTOR(R) who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS(R), the e-PRO program teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate by utilizing technology: Websites, e-mail, on-line tools, on-line marketing, enhanced digital photography, etc. With more than 90% of buyers starting their search for real estate on-line, the e-pro is armed with the tools, resources, & knowledge to have the best chances of reaching those buyers. This means more extensive marketing for your home!
Claremont Young Professionals
The Claremont Young Professionals group is an extension off the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. The group was established to provide more effective networking and community involvement among the young, professional business people in the local community. I am the current Chair of this group and oversee all the operations, events, and membership. This organization allows me to make contacts with a much greater number of individuals in the city, as well as people looking to move into the city. This of course allows me to provide more exposure for the homes that I list, as well as make more contacts with potential buyers.
Claremont Chamber of Commerce
Ryan is not only a member of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, but is an active board member as well. The Claremont Chamber of Commerce serves over 500 members, and Ryan’s involvement helps him network with a large group of Claremont business owners, workers, and residents.