The purchase or sale of a home is one the most important business transactions Americans do in their lifetime; therefore, it is important to hire a REALTOR not only with experience, but also with the necessary knowledge for each specific client or product.
For this reason the National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that help members increase their skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.
1031 Exchange Specialist
“No gain or loss shall be recognized on the exchange of property held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment if such property is exchanged solely for property of like-kind which is to be held either for productive use in a trade or business or for investment.”
Specialty for working with investors who buy, hold and re-sale properties. Tis Tax code gives you the advantage of deferring capital gains in like-kind properties transaction. Obviously certain rules apply so it is extremely important to seek the right help to take advantage of this great tool.
MCNE – Master Certified Negotiation Expert
The MCNE® is the highest negotiation designation, it will be clear evidence that you are the best-trained agent to help meet their needs. The results you achieve on behalf of your clients will be far above average. This unique designation, combined with the advanced negotiation skills that you will learn, will allow you to close more deals, and create better outcomes for your clients. Less than 10% of the REALTORS in the country have achieved this designation.
The e-PRO® certification program was designed to teach & train members how to effectively use real estate technology to grow their business.
The technology changes at a fast pace, so it is important for the consumer to ensure they have the right agent utilizing all technology has to offer in order to get a better outcome in their real estate transaction.
A Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today’s turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure, Short Sales, Divorce as well as Relocation transactions. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships due to market changes or personal matters.
The Transnational Referral Certification (TRC) course prepares real estate professionals to make and receive compensated referrals using the ICREA Transnational Referral System and integrate international referrals into their business plans. In a market such as south Florida where more than 30% of the transactions involve a foreign buyer or seller, it is essential for a successful real estate agent to acquire this designation and for sellers to market their properties through ICREA in order to get the maximum exposure.