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Designations

Accredited Buyer’s Representative® (ABR): The ABR® designation represents 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 meets the specified educational and practical experience criteria.  Working with a Buyer’s Agent who is also an ABR® ensures the highest level of expertise and professionalism.


Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS): the prestigious CLHMS designation denotes special training and performance standards acquired in the upper tier market. The broker has developed knowledge, skill and competencies that are necessary in the luxury home marketplace. Affluent buyers and sellers can turn to sales professionals who have this designation and be confident they have the expertise and experience to provide exceptional service with successful outcomes.


Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI): The 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. Only those REALTORS® who have successfully completed comprehensive coursework in contract law, appraisal, marketing, housing construction, investments and current issues have the privilege of joining this group of graduates to serve their clients with the highest ethical standards.