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Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

For REPRESENTATION skills - ABR

May 24, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,997,425
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

None.  Get a brokers license.  At least the public thinks that means something.

May 24, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,159,333
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is not the designations but the knowledge acquired that counts!

May 24, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
882,547
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

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.

May 24, 2016 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
915,973
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

IMO customers don't know one designation from an other unless you tell them

May 25, 2016 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,514,305
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

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. 

May 25, 2016 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

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.

May 25, 2016 04:46 AM
Ambassador
5,358,671
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Designations do not have an impact at all, but the education behind them may if the information is used well.

May 25, 2016 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

None!  I have never been asked for mine.  I take the courses to better myself

May 25, 2016 02:19 AM
Ambassador
3,037,439
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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. 

May 25, 2016 01:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,527,149
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Canon,

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

May 25, 2016 12:36 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the only one that's worth the money in my opinion is the CRS....

May 24, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,885,667
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My CRS has provided me with lots of business. 

May 28, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainer
148,884
James Brockway
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

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.  

May 26, 2016 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
6,545,024
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

CPM

May 25, 2016 09:01 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Canon Doyle - PNP! Yes, that is the acronym for Pretty Nice Person!

May 25, 2016 04:33 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The training I received as a CRS was the best investment offering tools that help me market and do my job better.

May 25, 2016 01:49 PM
Ambassador
2,564,031
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Broker.

May 25, 2016 11:55 AM
Rainer
318,713
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

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.

May 25, 2016 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
597,169
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Clients don’t have a clue and don’t care. Do they like you and trust you.

May 25, 2016 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would think the Realtor designation would be the most important.

May 25, 2016 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
580,941
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Having my brokers license in both California in Hawaii. And being an independent broker.

May 25, 2016 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,623
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My real estate license.  Designations outside of that don't mean anything to the average person.

May 25, 2016 03:33 AM
Rainmaker
609,956
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

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.

Eve

May 25, 2016 03:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,398,208
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As with most of the others none. Ethic's and customer satisfaction are at the top of my list!

May 25, 2016 02:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,354
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Zero, you dedicate youself to your clients without any initials that clients don't understand.

May 24, 2016 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,635,642
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Broker. The public then knows the 'buck stops' with me.

May 24, 2016 11:20 PM
Ambassador
719,062
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

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?

May 24, 2016 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,456,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Canon Doyle Not a designation, but having a broker's license.

May 24, 2016 11:11 PM