Your Global Agents team members are all committed to excellence, and see ongoing education as essential to better meet the needs of our customers.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
To improve our skills and build our business networks, we participate in a number of professional organizations including:
Asian Real Estate Association of America
Association of International Property Professionals
International Real Estate Federation
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, enabling them to better serve buyers and sellers of real estate.
Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded to real estate professionals and help consumers decide which agent has the best skill profile to meet their needs.
These are designations and certifications held by one or more of our team members. Once you have decided which qualifications are most important to you, look up individual achievements on the Leadership or Team Members page.
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The Accredited Buyer’s Representative / ABR®
The benchmark of excellence in representing a buyer’s interest during a transaction. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) to real estate practitioners who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria. ABR® agents are equipped to advocate for the buyer, negotiate most favorable contract terms and guide the customer towards a successful closing.
Why use an ABR?
At Home With Diversity / AHWD
Agents who have this certification are able to conduct business successfully in a real estate market which is increasingly multicultural. Customers can be assured of an agent’s sensitivity to their specific needs.
Commitment to Excellence / C2EX
Demonstrates an agent’s commitment to the highest levels of professionalism, serving their customers effectively, holding themselves to the highest ethical standards and enhancing their skillset as industry standards and best practices evolve.
Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS
CIPS designees are part of an elite and influential network of over 4,000 professionals worldwide. International buyers and sellers can rest assured a CIPS agent’s knowledge and experience will ensure a successful cross border transaction. Local sellers will benefit by leveraging the CIPS network to ensure maximum exposure for their home.
Certified Residential Specialist / CRS
When experience matters most! The CRS designation is awarded to agents who fulfill specific education requirements and can demonstrate a track record of either 60 transactions or $30 million in volume in the past five years, or 10+ years as an agent with 150 transactions total, or an average of $1 million per year with at least 40 transactions
The e-PRO® certification program helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today, and use these skills to increase their ability to serve customers, build trust and safeguard client information.
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute / GRI
GRI designees have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process, enabling them to effectively represent and protect their customers before, during and after a transaction.
Resort and Second Home Property Specialist / RSPS
Agents who have this certification have specialist knowledge needed to be successful in representing customers in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination.
Seller Representative Specialist / SRS
The premier credential in seller representation. The designation is awarded to real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience essential to represent a seller’s best interests during a real estate transaction. SRS agents aim to meet and exceed their clients’ expectations in property pricing and presentation, marketing, negotiation, contracts, professionalism and much more.
Senior Real Estate Specialist / SRES
SRES agents have specialist skills needed to effectively serve senior buyers and sellers, ensuring a successful real estate transaction while being sensitive to the unique needs of customers in this market sector. Their knowledge extends beyond real estate to retirement considerations, aging in place, independent living, transition management, financing and much more.