Terry McGowan, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRS, e-Pro, SRES CalBRE#01126129
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Alphabet Soup . . what do all the acronyms mean

      Oftentimes you see acronyms behind people's names but you have no clue what they mean.  Below are the definitions of the designations and certifications after my name.  In reality though, the letters don't mean anything . . . what means something is how the knowledge earning these acronyms will help you!  The knowledge gained in earning these designations will translate into better and more informed service for you in realizing your real estate goals.  Here is a link to a youTube video (click here) about these designations:   
 
GRI-Graduate, Realtor Institute
 
         This is the foundation of Real Estate knowledge.  It requires over 90 hours of classroom work covering such subjects as contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction. 
 
CRS-Certified Residential Specialist
 
         One of the most sought after designations as it requires of blend of classroom work, experience and real success in the field based on transactions closed successfully.
 
ABR-Accredited Buyers Representative
 
         A blend a classroom course work and experience in the field this designation emphasizes how to better provide Buyer's with the best possible service and expertise in helping them find the best home at the best terms.   
 
SRS-Sellers Representative Specialist
 
         The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance performance for sellers.
 
e-Pro-Technology and Internet Marketing
 
         e-Pro is a training program to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. 

SRES-Seniors Real Estate Specialist 

         This extensive course helps Realtors to better counsel folks in the 50+ age group who are grappling with decisions revolving around downsizing, assisted living, or aging in place.