Designations

    GRI – In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand to prospective home buyers and as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.

    CIPS – Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business.

    RSPS – RSPS is recognized as an official NAR Certification, and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a REALTOR® who specializes in buying, selling or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination, to assist them with their search.

    FIABCI-USA Member – Founded in 1951 in Paris, France, FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, is the world’s leading international real estate organization devoted to all real estate specialties and activities. With chapters in over 70 counties that are spread over five continents, FIABCI provides direct access to international real estate contacts and international business opportunities. Since 1954, FIABCI holds special consultant status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. FIABCI takes great pride in our efforts to help the United Nations address serious housing and environmental issues worldwide.

    SFR – The Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) certification is for REALTORS® who want to hone the skills that will allow them to help buyers and sellers of distressed properties.

    ePro – NAR’s e-PRO® certification program helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.

    CIRE – Commercial and Investment Real Estate Certification provides the foundations needed to provide commercial and investment real estate brokerage services.

    HGAR’s Global Business Council provides our members the tools and resources to connect globally with real estate professionals throughout the world.

    HUD – When a HUD Home becomes available for sale, it is listed on HUD Home Store (and usually on the Multiple Listing Service). Any real estate broker who is properly registered with HUD may submit contracts for purchase. Brokers are used because of their expertise in the local residential real estate market and because HUD does not have sufficient staff to show properties to prospective buyers or to assist in those other aspects of homebuying normally handled by brokers.

    MBE – Certification for Minority-owned Businesses

    Minority Business Enterprise Certification with the National Minority Supplier development Council (NMSDC), a private third-party that certifies minority-owned businesses on behalf of U.S. corporations or MBE certification through city, county or state programs.

    WBE -Certification for Women-owned Businesses

    Women Business Enterprise Certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a private third-party that certifies women-owned businesses on behalf of U.S. corporations or WBE certification through city, county or state programs.