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Rainmaker
986,652
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have kept none - I've yet to hear from a customer they chose me because of my certification

Mar 30, 2017 06:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,551,644
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Beyond my license, I haven't pursued any other certifications or designations in real estate yet.  

Mar 30, 2017 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,189,410
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Many over the years. The dues and continuing education requirements were becoming a financial drain without any financial gain!

Mar 30, 2017 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

None

Mar 30, 2017 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I never persued any certifications or designations. I was too busy working on getting my broker's license. After I became a broker it was all I needed to work in the field.

Mar 30, 2017 06:18 AM
Ambassador
6,350,068
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some memberships are important, not for the designation, but for the continuing education and networking.

Apr 01, 2017 10:41 PM
Ambassador
5,199,073
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

CRS, CLHMS (Guild Member - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) and ABR.  The rest I have let lapse because others 'over-ride' them, if you will. And, I don't claim to still have them, since I don't!

Apr 01, 2017 10:01 PM
Ambassador
3,580,694
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

The only one I pay for is CRS which has been extremely valuable over the years.  I've got a ton of other 'alphabet soup' that don't require any money every year but I rarely use - if ever.   Nobody really cares.

Mar 30, 2017 09:21 AM
Ambassador
3,338,624
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not have any designations.  I have several certifications that live on with me.  I am a big fan of higher eduction courses that take my learning and education to a much higher level.  I am back in school today so that I can obtain another license.  

Mar 30, 2017 08:23 AM
Ambassador
5,031,267
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I let my ABR go. But I continue with CRS

Mar 30, 2017 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,095,966
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've let most lapse from a dues paying perspecptive, but it doesn't mean I've let my knowledge base of what I learned lapse. There are no dues to pay for my GRI designation.

Mar 30, 2017 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,426
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I allowed my CDPE to lapse. No loss there.

Mar 30, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
151,633
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I've only been licensed for 3 years and am working toward my GRI. 

Mar 30, 2017 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All of them except CRS.

Mar 30, 2017 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

ALL OF THEM.

I do keep my BROKERS license.

Mar 30, 2017 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - did not have many, to begin with....

Mar 30, 2017 11:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,272,324
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Two NAR designations because there was no ROI

Mar 30, 2017 10:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I gave up the ABR, CRB and SRES. I kept my favorite, CRB and Green designations and annual fees.

Mar 30, 2017 06:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,970,436
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I have continued with them..I do see value and my goodness doesn't anyone need any deductions? I can pay Uncle Sam or lend some credibility to my service.

Mar 30, 2017 05:33 PM
Ambassador
2,678,709
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

          I renew my Florida Real Estate  Broker's License every two years, because that is the one "designation" that the buying and selling Public recognizes.  

Mar 30, 2017 03:37 PM
Rainmaker
760,083
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I'm a CDPE and have never renewed it.  I don't think it expires.  Certified Distress Property Expert.

Mar 30, 2017 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I kept all 9 of them right to the end of my active years in real estate.... 

Mar 30, 2017 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
674,544
John Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate

We've just kept the CRS.  ABR was dropped a couple of years ago.

Mar 30, 2017 10:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,186
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

having to keep paying on anything once we have it is not to my liking

Mar 30, 2017 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Two. I didn't see any benefit. So it was time to part our relationship.

Mar 30, 2017 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I have let none lapse but I have been reconsidering each individually and may let a couple lapse this year.-Kasey

Mar 30, 2017 08:09 AM
Rainer
509,449
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I've kept my SRES and now just obtained my ABR. Other than that, I have no interest on getting other paid membership designation. I have CHMS, SFR and GRI but they don't require paid membership.

Mar 30, 2017 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Did not have any to let lapse.

Mar 30, 2017 07:37 AM
Ambassador
2,045,716
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

I am allowing my CRS to lapse, as we speak.  I have mixed emotions about it... but I just don't see any sense in paying that fee each and every year.

Mar 30, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,528,660
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

The only one of mine that renews is my CRS, all the rest were one & done for good...so far.

Mar 30, 2017 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
7,785,759
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

All of them.

Mar 30, 2017 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
908,238
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

At least a handful. i can't remember them all.

Mar 30, 2017 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,526
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

zero, never more.

Mar 30, 2017 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,440
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I for one find it ridiculous that we pay for certification "training" that then requires an "APPLICATION" fee allowing us to say we have completed the training.

If the general population was completely aware of this... would they put any value to these certifications?

How much value would you assign to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree if the College or University that issued them; required continuous payments; or your degree VANISHED?

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 

Mar 11, 2018 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't get any certifications which require annual renewal fees.

Apr 02, 2017 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,896,654
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I still have all mine but one.

Apr 01, 2017 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
5,847,659
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I let ABR lapse, as never felt the renewal fees were worth it.

Apr 01, 2017 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I don't have any certifications. I suppose they have some benefit but I'm not focused on them.

Mar 31, 2017 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

All of them

Mar 30, 2017 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am done with all of them. Consumers do not know what they mean. money s better spent else where

Mar 30, 2017 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,618,881
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

None so far, but I have only one that has annual fees: Green designation. 

Mar 30, 2017 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,497,848
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've decided to let some of my IT ones lapse.  More so because of the politics of the organization than anything else.  I have no desire for any NAR sponsored certs in real estate.

Mar 30, 2017 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,848,614
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never had one that required a renewal.

Mar 30, 2017 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,166,628
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Most

Mar 30, 2017 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

one at this point

Mar 30, 2017 06:36 AM