Designations

Designations

 

DESIGNATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS

Designations and Certifications are earned by top industry professionals who value continuing education in the spirit of continuous self-improvement as a means to providing consumers and clients with the best service available.

Accredited Buyer Representative

What is a Buyer Representative? A real estate buyer's representative represents the buyer who is purchasing property in a real estate transaction.  Research by the National Association of REALTORS has shown that when a buyer's representative is used, the prospective buyer found a faster and viewed three more properties than consumers who did not use a buyer's representative.
A buy
er's representative works for, and owes fiduciary responsibilities to, the real estate buyer and has buyer's best interests in mind throughout the entire real estate process.  A buyer's representative will:  

  • Evaluate the specific needs and wants of the buyer and locate properties that fit those specifications.  
  • Assist the buyer in determining the amount that they can afford (pre-qualify), and show properties in that price range and locale.  
  • Assist in viewing properties -- accompany the buyer on the showings, or preview the properties on behalf of the buyer to insure that the identified specifications are met.  
  • Research the selected properties to identify any problems or issues to help the buyer make an informed decision prior to making an offer to purchase the property.  
  • Advise the buyer on structuring an appropriate offer to purchase the selected property.  
  • Present the offer to the seller's agent and the seller on the buyer's behalf.  
  • Negotiate on behalf of the buyer to help obtain the identified property -- keeping the buyer's best interests in mind.  
  • Assist in securing appropriate financing for the selected property.  
  • Provide a list of potential qualified vendors (e.g. movers, attorneys, carpenters, etc.) if these services are needed.  
  • Most importantly, fully-represent the buyer throughout the real estate transaction.  

The Buyer Representation Agreement: This written/signed agreement should spell out the responsibilities of both parties throughout the real estate process and the buyer’s representative compensation, ideally prior to viewing properties.  Some states have enacted legislation to protect the buyer, absent that written agreement.  Consult your REALTOR for complete details when you begin the purchase process.  

Why Use an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)?  The ABR Designation is awarded by the Real Estate BUYERS AGENT Council to those REALTORS who have met the specific educational and experiential criteria needed to provide the high level quality service required by REBAC.

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.

Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.

Certified Residential Specialist

Ethics - To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and demonstrate volume of real estate transactions or gross sales, as well as complete rigorous educational requirements.
Focus on Home Buying and Selling - Every CRS designee is required to maintain membership in the National Association of Realtors® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.
Technology Expertise - The training available to CRS designees includes a strong focus on tech
nology and its applications in the real estate business.
The Top 4 Percent - Only 4 percent of all licensed Realtors® are Certified Residential Specialists.
Mission Statement & History - The Council of Residential Specialists was created to attract and retain those REALTORS® seeking the knowledge, tools and relationship-building opportunities to maximize their income and professionalism in residential real estate.

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RE/MAX Excellence Realty
Heidi and Michael Winston
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Las Vegas NV 89147
Heidi: 702-277-6599
Michael: 702-219-8692
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