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Michael J. Perry
None. Get a brokers license. At least the public thinks that means something.
It is not the designations but the knowledge acquired that counts!
The one most recognized by the public as having ANY value is that of BROKER.
The one most easily exploited by an agent to generate new business is those designations related to Senior/retirement/universal design lifestyles.
Ask the next 100 people you meet what the following mean and you will have your answer.
Hella M. Rothwell, Bro...
Carmel by the Sea, CA
IMO customers don't know one designation from an other unless you tell them
Panama City, FL
I have quite a few, but they are more for me than for clients. I contently learn and adjust my skills to provide an excellent service for my clients.
I have several, but I took the coursework because I learned from it and I don't think that any of the public cares how many initials are after our names.
Daytona Beach, FL
Designations do not have an impact at all, but the education behind them may if the information is used well.
None! I have never been asked for mine. I take the courses to better myself
NONE. I fly solo. I continue to read and educate myself on all things that will improve me ... which improves my business. Many masters are self-taught.
The only designation that impresses clients are MBA, CPA and J D. Everything else is Alphabet Soup. The public has no idea what those mean. A
the only one that's worth the money in my opinion is the CRS....
My CRS has provided me with lots of business.
While I don't think that clients know one designation from another, I do think some have value from what you learn and what network of referrals you can build. To me, CRS is the best for residential and CCIM for commercial.
Canon Doyle - PNP! Yes, that is the acronym for Pretty Nice Person!
The training I received as a CRS was the best investment offering tools that help me market and do my job better.
Good question. I don't even know what all the acronyms are. The general public don't seem to notice. I'm sure the training is great. I'm planning to follow thru just not sure which one.
Clients don’t have a clue and don’t care. Do they like you and trust you.
I would think the Realtor designation would be the most important.
Having my brokers license in both California in Hawaii. And being an independent broker.
My real estate license. Designations outside of that don't mean anything to the average person.
The point is not if consumers know what the designation mean.
Most consumers do not even know what "Realtor" means. They also don't understand the difference between a broker, agent. a transaction broker, a dual agent, a non agent, single agent, or double agent.
The point is that advanced education makes you a smarter realtor, who is more knowledgable on how to solve problems.
The most important designation for me is the CEBA (Certified Exclusive Buyers Agent) which no one reading this has, or even qualifies to get.
As with most of the others none. Ethic's and customer satisfaction are at the top of my list!
Zero, you dedicate youself to your clients without any initials that clients don't understand.
Broker. The public then knows the 'buck stops' with me.
Not sure designations mean that much in the overall scheme of things. Even as a Realtor I don't get any "WADAGUYS" from anyone. Not even from any other RE agents. In fact it really doesn't raise any eyebrows for the average lay person. Folks called me a Realtor long before I ever was one.
As they say BS, MS, PHD, DDS or LLB. Who really cares as long as you make my tooth ache go away or get me off my DWI?
Canon Doyle Not a designation, but having a broker's license.