Designations & Certifications

ABR®

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR®) REALTORS® with ABR® after their name have met strict educational and practical requirements set by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) to help guide you in your successful home purchase. The ABR® is a nationally recognized designation of the National Association of REALTORS®.

ASP®

Accredited ASP®Stagers and Real Estate Agents are true Professionals trained under strict guidelines using proven Staging techniques developed for over 35 years by Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging®.

Assoc. Broker

A licensed broker whose license is held by another broker. An associate broker qualifies to be a real estate broker but still works for and is supervised by another broker. Associate brokers are sometimes called broker-associates, broker-salespersons or affiliate brokers.

B.A.

Bachelor of Arts degree

B.S.

Bachelor of Science degree

BPOR

With the changing real estate landscape and the increased use of broker price opinions (BPO's) by market participants, the BPOR certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to perform accurate and professional broker price opinions (BPO's) and comparative market analyses (CMA's), while reducing risk and increasing opportunities.

CDPE®

A Certified Distressed Property Expert®(CDPE) has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today’s turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships. Homeowners regularly proceed without guidance of any kind through the often financially and emotionally devastating prospect of foreclosure. Speaking with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional is the best course of action for a homeowner in distress. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs have the tools to help homeowners find the best solutions for their unique situations and to avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale. Living through financial difficulties poses a challenge for any family, so why make the process of finding a qualified real estate professional difficult too? Select an agent with the CDPE Designation to ensure you have a trained professional to address your specific needs. For more information, contact a CDPE in your area. CDPEs don’t merely assist in selling properties, they serve and help save their clients in need.

CRS®

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®) agents have proven record of success—3X success, in fact. Compared to the average REALTOR®, CRS® agents have been in the business nearly three times longer, have three times the number of annual transactions, and generate three times the amount of gross sales.

e-PRO®

Agents with NARs e-PRO® certification demonstrate: *Advanced training in using the latest technology and social media to promote your property or find your next home *A clear understanding of the ways that e-office strategies, rich media and social networking can benefit today's consumer in a real estate transaction *Excellence in adopting, implementing, and promoting technology best practices *Ethics with commitment to use technology in fair and responsible manner *Professionalism by completing an education program designed to keep one’s technical knowledge and skill sets up-to-date

GRI

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. Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated. 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.

M.Ed.

Master of Education degree

Managing Broker

This individual is the managing broker for the real estate firm or office.

Military Relo

Military Relocation Professional

MRP

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful. This certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.

Notary Public

This individual is a registered Notary Public.

REALTOR®

Congratulations! This Kazadu® member is also a member of The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®:, The Voice for Real Estate®, is Americas largest trade association, representing over 1 million members involved in the residential and commercial real estate industries. With offices in Chicago and Washington, DC, the National Association of Realtors is strategically poised to work on behalf of America's property owners providing a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system, and the right to own, use, and transfer real property.

Senior Part

Typically an owner or majority shareholder of the firm; may be the founder; titles may include managing director, president, chief executive officer, or managing principal/partner.

SFR®

Presented by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, REALTORS® with the SFR® certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures. Those agents who have earned the SFR® designation have the knowledge to assist home buyers or sellers through the entire short sale or foreclosure process.

SRES®

By earning the SRES® Designation, the REALTOR® has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. Realtors® that have earned the SRES® designation have special training, and are prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life changing decisions.