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Realtor Family Designations

ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative)
The ABR education provides Realtors with what they need to stay competitive in today's market. Member benefits such as marketing tools, a referral network and other resources, help to promote their business. Courses for the designation are available both in the classroom and online.

ABRM (Accredited Buyer's Representative Manager)
The ABRMsm real estate broker course was developed for managers, brokers and owners who wish to better incorporate buyer representation into their company’s service offerings. Designees have taken and passed both the ABR and ABRM course and provided documentation of past management experience. Courses for the designation are available both in the classroom and online.

ALC (Accredited Land Consultant)
The Realtors Land Institute serves a unique constituency in the real estate industry -– those who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage land assets, including vacant, transitional land; agricultural and pastureland; timberland; and ranch and recreational properties. Through its rigorous Land University curriculum, the Realtors Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest level of education, experience and professionalism.

CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist Network)
The CIPS Network is the specialty membership group for international practitioners of the National Association of Realtors.

CCIM (CCIM Institute)
A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate.

CRE (Counselors of Real Estate)
The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) is an international association of real estate professionals who provide advisory services to clients on real property and land-related matters.

(Graduate Realtor Institute)
Members involved in residential real estate who want to further their education will seek to earn the GRI designation.


CRS (Council of Residential Specialists)
CRS designees focus on home buying and selling, ethical standards, technological expertise, in-depth knowledge of neighborhoods, a high level of professionalism and commitment and an ability to maximize client profits and minimize client costs.

(Institute of Real Estate Management)
IREM's mission is to educate real estate managers, certify their competence and professionalism, serve as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry, and enhance its members? professional competence so they can better identify and meet the needs those who use their services.

(Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council)
REBAC is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer.

(Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers)
The Council confers the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) Designation, while continuously providing members with the educational, informational and networking resources necessary to compete and succeed in the real estate marketplace.

(Women's Council of Realtors)
The Council is a community of real estate professionals creating business opportunities, developing skills for the future and achieving individual potential for success.


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