A NOTE ON REAL ESTATE DESIGNATIONS
ABR
The Accredited Buyer Representative designation indicates a real estate agent specializing in representing buyers in the real estate transaction. The ABR is conferred by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC).

CCIM
The highest designation of commercial specialists is the CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member, conferred by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of NAR.

CRB
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation, conferred by the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council, identifies brokers who have taken an extensive array of courses oriented toward enhancement of brokerage management skills.

CRP
The Certified Relocation Professional certification is conferred by the Employee Relocation Council (E-R-C). The designation denotes relocation professionals who specialize in relocation and who pass the demanding requirements of E-R-C. RE/MAX has about 70 percent of all real estate CRPs in the United States.

CRS
The Certified Residential Specialist designation, offered through NAR, denotes an agent who specializes in residential real estate. Only about 3 percent of the members of NAR have earned this designation, while more than 16 percent of RE/MAX Associates have their CRS.

GRI
Only about 9 percent of all Realtors have earned the designation Graduate of the Realtor Institute. About 26 percent of RE/MAX Associates have completed this advanced course of study and earned their GRI.

LTG
The Leadership Training Graduate designation recognizes members of the Women's Council of Realtors who have achieved a superior level of leadership expertise through education and experience.

RRS
The Registered Relocation Specialist designation is the Canadian equivalent to the Certified Relocation Professional designation in the United States. An agent holding the RRS designation has proven experience in assisting corporate and government transferees in their destination and departure cities.

  • In addition to the professional designations described above, which are among the most frequently held designations in the industry, there are numerous other specialized designations held by RE/MAX Associates, including:

    AACI
    Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute

    ACCI
    Associate Canadian Condominium Institute

    ALC
    Accredited Land Consultant

    AMO
    Accredited Management Organization

    ARM
    Accredited Resident Manager

    CAPM
    Certificate in Advanced Property Marketing

    CBR
    Certified Buyers Representative

    CEA
    Certificate of Estate Agency

    CGA
    Certified General Appraiser

    CIPS
    Certified International Property Specialist

    CPM
    Certified Property Manager

    CRA
    Canadian Residential Appraiser

    CRE
    Counselor in Real Estate

    CREA
    Certified Real Estate Appraiser

    CRSS
    Certified Real Estate Securities Sponsor

    CSP
    Certified Sales Professional

    FRI
    Fellow of the Real Estate Institute

    FRICS
    Fellow Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors

    GAA
    General Accredited Appraiser

    MAI
    Member of the Appraisal Institute

    MVA
    Market Value Appraiser

    RI
    Professional Division

    RM
    Residential Member

    SIOR
    Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

    SRA
    Senior Residential Appraiser

    SREA
    Senior Real Estate Analyst

    SRS
    Specialist in Real Estate Securities