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About ABR, CRS, e-PRO...

First and foremost...it is in YOUR best interest to select an agent that has the ABR, CRS and e-PRO designations. When you work with an agent that has an ABR, CRS, and/or e-PRO after their name, you'll know that the agent has invested a considerable amount of time to take advanced real estate training courses. That additional training = a higher level of service to you!

Whether you are buying or selling...this is a BIG transaction and the real estate transactions of today can be quite complex. Not all Realtors and real estate agents are not equally qualified or provide the same services. You need a qualified real estate agent to represent you in your transaction...don't settle for less! So, if you want the best... and of course we all do, then you need to read about this.

So...what does ABR, CRS and e-PRO stand for and what is the benefit to you? Click on the links below to find out...

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ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
ABR 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 BUYERS AGENT Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® who have met the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

The criteria for ABR designation:.
-Completed the comprehensive two-day REBAC course in buyer representation
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-Successfully passed a written examination
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-Demonstrated a practical experience of having completed five closed real estate transactions in the field of buyer representation
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-Received recommendations from two of the real estate practitioners buyer clients
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-Be a member in good standing with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Look for those real estate agents that proudly display the ABR® designation and know that they are professionals in the field of buyer representation.

Steve Hatfield is an ABR!
To contact Steve about buying or selling a home, click here.

ABR, the ABR logo, and written content on this page are all © Copyright The Real Estate BUYERS AGENT Council (REBAC) and has been reprinted with permission.
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
ABR A Certified Residential Specialist is a REALTOR® who has earned certification from the Council of Residential Specialists by completing a rigorous course of advanced training, and by meeting significant experience requirements.

Only 5% of all REALTORS® in the U.S. can call themselves a Certified Residential Specialist. That's because just one in 20 has the extensive experience, the unique commitment to the real estate business and the hours of advanced training necessary to call themselves a Certified Residential Specialist.

A Mix of Experience & Sales:
A hallmark of Certified Residential Specialists isn't just the advanced training and education they receive. Just as important is the marketplace expertise they bring to the sale or purchase of your home. To earn the Certified Residential Specialist Designation, every REALTOR® must have a significant mix of experience and a number of real estate transactions.

The Highest Standard of Ethics:
Ethics aren't just important in a REALTOR®. They 're essential. That's why every Certified Residential Specialist is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict code of Ethics. That means, when you work with a Certified Residential Specialist, you can rest assured you're dealing with a trained real estate expert who will treat you fairly and professionally every step of the way.

A Focus on Home Buying and Selling:
Whether you're looking to buy or sell a home, you face many risks along the way. Financial risk, legal risk, even the risk that a home purchase or sale will fall through. A Certified Residential Specialist is trained to minimize the risk.

With that in mind, a Certified Residential Specialist is guaranteed to bring you the benefits of their significant experience and variety of successful real estate transactions. That expertise, combined with advanced education in areas like finance, technology, and marketing, lets you know that your Certified Residential Specialist is able to make your home purchase / sale a success in every way.

Technological Expertise:
Technology is changing the face of real estate. Computers, the Internet, mobile communications - each have helped make the market more efficient, and at the same time more daunting. More than ever, the success of your home purchase or sale depends on the ability of your REALTOR® to harness that technology, and make it work for you.

For that reason, the training required of your Certified Residential Specialist focuses extensively on technology and its effect on the real estate business. You can count on a Certified Residential Specialist not just to understand technology, but also to use it to make your home purchase or sale a worry-free experience.

Ability to Maximize Profits and Minimize Cost:
Buying a home isn't simply about paying the lowest price. And selling a home isn't just about getting the money you asked for. Along the way, there are fees, taxes, and numerous other costs that can impact the bottom line of your home purchase or sale.

A Certified Residential Specialist is trained specifically to help you understand the marketplace, negotiate successfully on your behalf and get a clear picture of a proposed transaction. The result is a more rewarding experience, whether you're buying or selling, or both.

Steve Hatfield is a CRS!
To contact Steve about buying or selling a home, click here.

CRS, the CRS logo, and written content on this page are all © Copyright Council of Residential Specialists and has been reprinted with permission.
e-PRO - Certified Internet Professional
e-PRO The Internet has added a new dimension to the real estate world. Now you can be assured that the REALTOR® you choose will have the knowledge and skills to put the power of the Internet behind your real estate transaction.

All e-PRO Internet Professionals are REALTORS® who completed a rigorous certification program endorsed by the prestigious NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

Real estate agents and brokers who have earned e-PRO Certification are Internet professionals who have completed extensive training using the Web. e-PRO Certification means the real estate professional is prepared to employ the latest techniques and services for your benefit, just like you've grown to expect from a professional.

Life can be a little easier.
Save time and irritation. Work with an e-PRO Certified real estate professional who provides both buyers and sellers with high quality, timely information using the resources of the Internet.

e-PRO Internet Professionals maximize your ability to leverage the enormous power of the Internet when you are buying and selling property.

Working with the best pays off.
Save money. Only e-PRO Internet Professionals can help you take advantage of the latest Internet innovations resulting in considerable savings and speed whether you are a buyer or a seller of property.

Work with someone who is ready, willing, and very capable.
Your e-PRO Certified real estate professional has already proven that he or she is prepared to respond to the new market place. e-PRO Internet Professionals are committed to being more responsive, understand that you are the boss, and will completely respect and guard your privacy.

Rest easy...
e-PRO Internet Professionals can offer you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have chosen to work with a REALTOR® committed to using the Internet with skill, integrity, and professionalism.

Work with a professional who has made the extra commitment...Work with an e-PRO Certified real estate professional.

Steve Hatfield is an e-PRO!
To contact Steve about buying or selling a home, click here.

e-PRO, the e-PRO logo, and written content on this page are all © Copyright NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.


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