You may have noticed that some agents have a bunch of letters after their name; these are their real estate agent designations. You might see it on their business card, e-mail signature, or on their web site, for example. So what’s that all about? These are Realtor® designations, and they indicate that the agent has […]
There’s a lot of Realtors out there who think those Realtor designations are a bunch of hooey – and maybe they are, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trying to better oneself with a little education. … However, I did attend a GRI class up in Sacramento (a useless one on Technology in Real Estate, I think I’ve got that part covered), and they had a pretty cool “Realtor” shop with a bunch of swell knick-knacks like yard signs, closing gifts, and…a huge selection of Realtor shirts. I picked up four – just polo shirts in different colors with the Realtor R on them. … In the GRI class, they even said, “And if even just once a year, someone asks you if you are a Realtor because of the clothing, is it not worth it?” … Unfortunately, he’s in San Jose and I don’t really specialize in San Jose, but if someone wants to buy a house over there and use me as their agent, I’m game.
I spent all day long yesterday in my first of 14 (fourteen!) classes to get my GRI Designation. A lot of Realtors you come across don’t seem to think much of the various and sundry Realtor designations – of course, those are mostly people who don’t actually have any. It was a pretty interesting class, […]