The California Association of Realtors says that designations help real estate professionals “distinguish and brand themselves through specialized niche markets to nearly double their earning potential.” Not only will you, as a real estate professional (or future real estate professional!), increase your income-earning chances, but you will also set yourself apart from your competitors in the real estate industry.
Other benefits of earning a real estate designation include:
- You will be adding overall value to your position as a real estate salesperson, broker or appraiser. Clients look for this type of specialized value.
- You will create additional chances for referral business. It’s easier to refer a real estate agent if you trust in their value and effectiveness. Designations inform that value and effectiveness.
- You will better serve your clients with the unique attributes and skills you will gain from earning a real estate designation.
Allied Schools offers four unique, career-boosting real estate designations:
Despite the gradual upturn in the economy, there are still many short sale properties out there. With the Short Sale Specialist real estate designation, you will learn about all of the nuances of the short sale, from the importance of the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) to the policies, procedures, and forms that are designed to simplify and streamline the short sale process. The Short Sale Specialist real estate designation is available nationally.
Contract Forms Specialist
Even with your real estate salesperson license or broker license, the amount of paperwork you have to sort through can be overwhelming. This is where the Contract Forms Specialist real estate designation comes in. This designation simplifies and informs your understanding of the forms you would be dealing with. With it, you will learn how to identify each unique real estate contract or form and find out how to accurately and efficiently complete any and all real estate forms or contracts. The Contract Forms Specialist real estate designation is available in California only.
As we have previously discussed, online networking with blogs and social media is essential for real estate professionals. The E-Networking Specialist real estate designation helps you actualize your networking potential online. You will learn how to network with blogging, social media engagement, and countless other online skills. You will learn how to integrate technology into your career as a real estate professional, which will enhance your career potential. The E-Networking Specialist real estate designation is available nationally.
Not only are consumers becoming more environmentally friendly, but so are producers. That is certainly the case with home builders. Today’s homes are more eco-friendly in the materials that are used, in the energy that is expended, and in the environmental regulations used to build them. In order to expand your career as a real estate professional, you will need to understand what it means to be green. With this designation you will learn about the materials that are used, the industry ratings, and the energy programs, rebates, and incentives for homeowners. The Green Specialist real estate designation is available nationally (for CA and TX, this designation is included at no extra cost).