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Designation Description

Today's Real Estate brokers and agents want to provide a full menu of services to their clients, whether they are buyers or sellers.

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.

The ABR designation guarantees clients that the agent has the education and proven experience to represent a buyer's interests ethically, professionally, and effectively. Traditionally, Real Estate agents worked for the seller and thus had to look after the seller's interests. An Accredited Buyer Representive has the training to look after the buyer's interests.

If you are planning on buying a home, you should consider entering into a Buyer Agency Agreement wth me to ensure you have someone representing your interests.


The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, with nearly 40,000 Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) Designees and Candidates/General Members.

The association was created to attract and retain those REALTORS® seeking the knowledge, tools and relationship-building opportunities needed to maximize their professionalism in residential real estate.


The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.


The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council®, "SAREC", was created to assist qualified REALTORS® wanting to meet the special needs and concerns of maturing Americans when buying or selling residential or investment properties. SAREC offers a specific designation, Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, "SRES", to identify those members who have successfully completed its education program along with other prerequisites.

REALTORS with the "SRES" designation help seniors make wise decisions about selling the family home, buying rental property or managing the capital gains and tax implications of owning real estate. By earning the "SRES" designation, the REALTOR has demonstrated that they have the requisite knowledge, experience and expertise to be a senior’s real estate specialist and counselor.

Members offer their clients the benefits of: education & ongoing updates on senior RE issues, the national prestige of the "SRES" Designation, sources of direct senior Website/Internet Referral clients plus access to Contemporary Senior Housing from the "Active Senior Builders Group", a division of SAREC. All this along with custom designed quarterly newsletters full of specific housing data for their mature clients.

Because America is maturing and over 80% of its contemporary seniors own real estate and/or are buying new properties, the Council provides its REALTORS with skills and knowledge to service the needs of this unique section of our community. Nearly 4 out of 10 property owners over 65 have lived in the same home for over 30 years. The issues facing these clients are unique and special.