A Note On Real Estate Designations
ABR – 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).
CCIM – The highest designation of commercial specialists is the CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member, conferred by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of NAR.
CRB – 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.
CRP – 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.
CRS – 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.
GRI – 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.
LTG – 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.
RRS – 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:
AACI – Accredited AppraiserCanadian Institute
ACCI – Associate Canadian Condominium Institute
ALC – Accredited Land Consultant
AMO – Accredited Management Organization
ARM – Accredited Resident Manager
CAPM – Certificate in Advanced Property Marketing
CBR – Certified Buyers Representative
CEA – Certificate of Estate Agency
CGA – Certified General Appraiser
CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
CPM – Certified Property Manager
CRA – Canadian Residential Appraiser
CRE – Counselor in Real Estate
CREA – Certified Real Estate Appraiser
CRSS – Certified Real Estate Securities Sponsor
CSP – Certified Sales Professional
FRI – Fellow of the Real Estate Institute
FRICS – Fellow Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors
GAA – General Accredited Appraiser
MAI – Member of the Appraisal Institute
MVA – Market Value Appraiser
RI – Professional Division
RM – Residential Member
SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office REALTORs®
SRA – Senior Residential Appraiser
SREA – Senior Real Estate Analyst
SRS – Specialist in Real Estate Securities