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Just as doctors specialize, so do real estate agents. Even real estate generalists will get additional training in some areas. That alphabet soup after the agents name can be an indication that the agent has taken additional classes in a certain specialty of real estate. Here's what some of the designations mean:


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist): the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers.

ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative): real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

SRS (Seller Representative Specialist): the premier credential in seller representation.

SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource): agents with advanced ability to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax , and legal professionals who can help them; qualify sellers for short sales; develop a short sale package; negotiate with lenders; limit risk; and protect buyers.

SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist): real estate training aimed at helping buyers and sellers in the 50-plus age range.


If the agent calls himself a Realtor with a capital "R," that means he's a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). All members of The Payne-Cook Team are Realtors®. That means we subscribe and are held accountable to a higher standard of professional ethics by a ruling authority.


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