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Rainmaker
851,312
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
3,358,083
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 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
3,297,586
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
1,078,495
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

None

Mar 30, 2017 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,378,617
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
4,261,141
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - 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
3,347,619
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

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
2,875,266
Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
603-380-4886

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
Rainmaker
2,798,795
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

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
4,010,146
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I let my ABR go. But I continue with CRS

Mar 30, 2017 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,126,813
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill 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
1,548,055
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I allowed my CDPE to lapse. No loss there.

Mar 30, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
144,356
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | 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
Ambassador
1,643,665
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
766,676
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
Ambassador
4,300,542
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
Ambassador
3,112,605
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Two NAR designations because there was no ROI

Mar 30, 2017 10:42 PM
Ambassador
3,983,135
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

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
3,827,893
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

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
2,357,654
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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
545,477
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

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
5,031,938
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for 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
495,830
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- 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
2,463,314
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
863,796
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
773,482
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
Rainmaker
375,864
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - 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
4,484,151
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
1,647,949
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

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
932,055
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

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
5,419,817
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

All of them.

Mar 30, 2017 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
749,100
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
1,542,600
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

zero, never more.

Mar 30, 2017 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,039,798
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
4,797,386
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
3,200,433
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
4,102,950
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
565,213
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
3,983,315
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
3,018,855
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
1,495,077
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • 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
1,246,307
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
3,046,421
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never had one that required a renewal.

Mar 30, 2017 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,838,100
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Most

Mar 30, 2017 10:12 AM
Ambassador
1,613,740
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

one at this point

Mar 30, 2017 06:36 AM