Janis Peterson's Real Estate Designations

GRI®: Graduate REALTOR® Institute
ABR®: Accredited Buyer Representative
SRES®: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
CSP: Certified New Home Sales Professional

GRI®: Graduate REALTOR® Institute
Summary

  • The GRI designation is considered the nation’s number one real estate designation
  • This designation may only be earned after successfully completing a rigorous educational program. This program requires 92 hours of live course instruction from a statewide faculty selected because of extensive experience in their own areas of expertise
  • This designation is available only to members of the local, state and National Association of REALTORS®
  • GRI is recognized nationwide as the standard for real estate professionalism and knowledge

Details:

  • Looking for a REALTOR® who's taken professional training to the next level? REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.
  • New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.
  • Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
  • Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate­no matter what its condition.
  • Are recognized nationally.
  • Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.

ABR®: Accredited Buyer Representative
The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ("REBAC") of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. Only a small percentage of REALTORS® have this designation. See Accredited Buyer Representative for more details.

SRES®: Senior Real Estate Specialist
The SRES® Council trains REALTORS® to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. The Council tracks senior-specific lifestyle and housing issues and educates REALTORS® who are making 50+ clients a part of their overall business plan. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® are prepared to approach mature clientele with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.

  • Learn distinguishing characteristics and trends of the 50+ market so that you can discern them in your own market area.
  • Evaluate your market area attractiveness to the 50+ market.
  • Master the vocabulary of the range of housing options for the 50+ market.
  • Learn the application of federal laws for Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA).
  • Develop business building outreach methods for communicating and gaining 50+ market share.
  • Adapt methods for counseling the 50+ buyer and sellers.
  • Stay focused on the transaction and avoid inappropriate involvement in family matters.
  • Develop sensitivities to 50+ issues and priorities when counseling buyers and sellers, showing properties, and managing transactions.
  • Develop services that win and sustain client and customer relationships and position you as a trusted real estate advisor.
  • Assemble a team of experts to help you serve 50+ clients and customers.
  • Learn about the uses, benefits, procedures, and issues involved in reverse mortgages.
  • Learn about uses of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions.
  • Gain an understanding of how Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security impact 50+ real estate decisions.
  • Recognize mortgage finance and loan schemes and scams that victimize 50+ borrowers.
  • Identify key life stages, viewpoints, and transitions in relation to housing choices.
  • Recognize how a home can be adapted for safety, comfort, and aging in place.
  • Help clients integrate disposition of real property into estate plans.

CSP: Certified New Home Sales Professional
The Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) designation is the first designation available through The Institute of Residential Marketing (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HOME BUILDERS). CSP was designed for specialists in new home sales in the home building industry 

 

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