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Rainmaker
4,017,871
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No I don't. I find them beneficial to my business and also a good write off!

Dec 17, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
790,066
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I dropped all others, except CRS which has proven again and again the value of paying an annual fee to be a part of such a professional organization.

Dec 17, 2016 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
829,240
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The only designations that matter to me are my CCSS which costs 0, and the CCIM I am one class away from finishing. I already pay 950 year for Institute and Chapter memberships and it won't change after I get pinned. But the referrals, tools and knowledge = worth it.
The rest of the alphabet, tossed into the soup.

Dec 17, 2016 05:57 AM
Ambassador
1,706,764
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have dropped every one except CRS awhile back. If it doesn't get you referrals it doesn't mean much in my opinion.

Dec 17, 2016 04:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,602,655
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The ones we are holding, we keep for good reasons

Dec 18, 2016 06:36 AM
Ambassador
4,897,022
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is never about the letters Tony, just about the learning and other benefits, ROI is always an issue. 

Btw, I plan to add one this year.

 

Dec 17, 2016 08:30 PM
Ambassador
3,717,135
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't do designations.  I have a Broker's license and pay to keep that up, but I've not been impressed with any of the designation courses I took in the past.  

Dec 17, 2016 08:06 PM
Ambassador
2,494,078
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

N/A

Dec 17, 2016 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Dec 17, 2016 05:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,798,978
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 have any designations that charge a recurring fee.

Dec 17, 2016 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,571,929
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I will not drop any of them but only have 2

 

Dec 17, 2016 04:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,637
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I did so many years ago

Dec 17, 2016 03:31 PM
Ambassador
4,308,044
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I did answer in your other question - Yes, I will!

Dec 17, 2016 03:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,321,643
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I find them all a scam, so no I don't plan on getting any.  If needed, I can easily put some random letters after my name.

Dec 17, 2016 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
784,512
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'm not keen on designations, especially if I would have to pay for them. I am an Ecobroker, but that's a certificate that I earned through hard work and study.

Dec 17, 2016 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
2,919,617
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have none to drop ... so my resonse is ... no.

Dec 17, 2016 01:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,576,002
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anything that requires a fee is under my scrutiny even more so for 2017

Dec 17, 2016 11:58 AM
Ambassador
2,031,476
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I thought about dropping one but then renewed anyway. 

Dec 17, 2016 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
5,471,276
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

penny wise and dollar foolish???? no, I never did that.... paid for decades and smiled everytime I wrote a check.... I made a score because of those designations and every other dollar I spent on education....degree courses in building construction... massachusetts builders license course and test...and dues every year there, too!!! I can keep going if you wish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 17, 2016 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
864,177
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I have not renewed mine. I believe most clients don't even know the value of the designations. Never had anyone ask me if I was certified or designated on any particular one. However, I would continue the renewal on certain designations if it brought me enrichment resources to my business.

Dec 17, 2016 10:00 AM
Rainer
281,257
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I'll keep my CRS for another year. I still have to pay the dues for 2017.

Dec 17, 2016 08:37 AM
Ambassador
3,985,894
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I dropped 3 last year and retained CRS and Green. I didn't see the others provide me enough value to pay to use them.

Dec 17, 2016 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
891,600
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - haven't considered it

Dec 17, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,769,594
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have none to drop, so no.   

Dec 17, 2016 07:30 AM
Ambassador
3,817,205
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm with Dorie Dillard - they have proven beneficial to me over and over again so, I'll keep them up.  There is some great information shared within these organizations.  Sellers really do appreciate that, not only do you have the experience under your belt but, you belive in education.

Dec 17, 2016 07:26 AM
Ambassador
4,322,425
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Already done except for CRS

Dec 17, 2016 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is not in my 2017 budget to drop such annuities.

Dec 17, 2016 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
5,054,756
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony,

Whatever works and generates $$$.

Dec 17, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,421,777
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Being a broker doesn't charge an annual fee.

Dec 17, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,751,636
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have designations through the National Association of Homebuilders and am rethinking renewal!

Dec 17, 2016 06:39 AM
Ambassador
1,615,784
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

NO I Pay

Dec 17, 2016 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
6,033,328
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I dropped them long ago. 

Some, like the CPM designation, have value. I dropped that after selling our property management accounts.

Dec 17, 2016 06:05 AM
Ambassador
3,405,562
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I did last year because with 2 that I felt where the value added wasn't there!

Dec 17, 2016 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,960,020
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have done so

Dec 17, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
837,245
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I never appended the letters, but did spend the time, never paid a fee after year one. I did keep the one that is known to most of the public. The same one you have appended to your name.

Dec 17, 2016 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,225,787
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No because I already knew that most consumers have no clue what they mean and does not attract any clients to warrant the cost

Dec 17, 2016 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
3,619,427
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't have any that charge yearly fees.

Dec 17, 2016 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,638,727
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes, as I said with Paul's question. I'm not paying that every year. I don't believe it's worth being in that 'club'. Worst of all our customers don't understand what they mean anyway.

Dec 17, 2016 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,614,063
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No, I don't. 

Dec 17, 2016 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,481,514
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I dropped ABR, found no benefit in it to renew.

Dec 19, 2016 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,053
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I dropped one about a year ago. I didn't see the value. Of course, it was not nationally recognized either. The education for the designation was great, but I didn't see the value of retaining it.

Dec 19, 2016 12:03 PM