Only 1% of the more than 126,000 Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation (CB®) sales associates worldwide qualify for this distinguished award.
NRT: A subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, NRT (the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 725 offices, 42,000 sales associates and 5,100 employees as of December 31, 2012), operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices under the world renowned names of Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, ERA, Sotheby’s International Realty and The Corcoran Group. NRT operates in 35 major metropolitan areas.
CAR: The Chicago Association of REALTORS®, the “Voice for Real Estate” in Chicago since 1883, represents 12,000 members from all real estate specialties including residential sales, commercial sales, development, property management, appraisal, and auctions. It is one of the largest local real estate association boards in the country.
Agents, developers and lenders are asked to vote for peers and colleagues. The top 3 vote-getters are the official nominees for each category.
The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Certification Program distinguishes exceptional real estate professionals who represent exceptional properties. Course participants are exposed to world-class affiliated Luxury Property Specialists throughout the Coldwell Banker network. Certification serves to distinguish Luxury Property Specialists as some of the most experienced, talented, and vetted specialists in the industry.
Accredited Buyer Representative The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
Certified Residential Specialist. CRS is the symbol of excellence in residential real estate. Members have proven they have the experience, training and commitment to be among the best in their profession. Less than 4 percent of all licensed Realtors® are Certified Residential Specialists.
Graduate of the Realtor’s Institute. In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.