Designations and Certifications
At Dream Builders Realty we believe in “excellence every time!” As such, we have spent a considerable amount of time and resources investing in our knowledge and expertise in the real estate profession. Below you can find examples of our knowledge, education and dedication to our customers and the real estate profession. These designations and certifications are examples of what makes our firm distinctly different, ensures we are capable of providing our customers with the best service available and allows you to work with certified real estate agents in Central Florida.
ABR®, Accredited Buyer Representative
The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (“REBAC”) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. Accredited Buyer Representatives are real estate professionals focused on all aspects of buyer representation and have the training necessary to meet the needs and desires of buyer’s in today’s market. Less than 3% of Realtors® nationwide have earned this valuable designation and right to be identified as an Accredited Buyer Representative.
SFR®, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
Realtors® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource in navigating the complexities of short sales and foreclosures. As the market continues to adjust and the rules are adapted, working with a SFR is a valuable part of being able to see your transaction through. A SFR Certified Realtor® has completed training specific to these types of transactions and understands what it takes to successfully help buyers and sellers accomplish their goals.
MRP®, Military Relocation Professional
The National Association of REALTORS® confers the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification to REALTORS® who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.
Homeownership is important to individuals, families and communities and ensuring homeownership remains affordable and accessible to veterans and active duty buyers and sellers is vitally important. When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful.
REALTORS® who earn the Military Relocation Professional Certification have displayed the desire and knowledge to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.
CDPE®, Certified Distressed Property Expert
A Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today’s sometimes turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships.
Speaking with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional is the best course of action for a homeowner in distress. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs have the tools to help homeowners find the best solutions for their unique situations and to avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale.
RSPS®, Resort and Second Home Specialist
RSPS is recognized as an official NAR Certification, and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a Realtor® who specializes in buying, selling or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination, to assist them with their search.
CRP, Certified Real Estate Professional
A Certified Real Estate Professional (CRP) is a Realtor® that has completed extensive training in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing and negotiation. Adapted from the National Association of Realtors® Success Series, this additional training sets Realtors® apart as true professionals that have gone above and beyond to ensure they are properly trained to meet the needs of their customers and clients.
SRES®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist
The SRES® Council awards the SRES® Designation to those members who have successfully completed its education program. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® demonstrate necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel customers age 50-plus through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. We have received special training, get regular updates, and are prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life-changing decisions.
GRI®, Graduate Realtor Institute
The GRI symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. Realtors® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients. In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation is a testament to buyers and sellers the recipient is a Realtor® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.
e-PRO®, Certified Internet Professional
An e-PRO is a Realtor® who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of Realtors®, the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, e-mail, online tools, and most of all, what today’s consumer really wants. What does all this mean to you? There are several benefits of working with a certified Internet professional.
- Answers e-mail promptly and professionally.
- Respects your online privacy.
- Offers home listings and other cutting-edge internet tools to help you find or market your home.
GCREP-GL, Green Certified Real Estate Professional – Green Leadership
The Green Certified Real Estate Professional is available for real estate practitioners who can successfully seek out, understand and market properties with green features. It applies to either residential, commercial, or property management. Green Leadership gives designees the tools to become a community leader and resource in sustainable issues.
AHWD®, At Home With Diversity Certified
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) is a proud inheritor of America’s long experience with ethnic diversity. Realtors® who represent or reach out to diverse constituencies have created more opportunities for themselves and their firms, brought new perspectives to their state and local associations, and demonstrated the positive role that Realtors® can play in communities.
Today’s real estate markets are changing rapidly, and to prosper Realtors® continue to need new skills for handling transactions that involve minority buyers or sellers. NAR serves its members by teaching these skills through the professional development course At Home with Diversity®. Equally important, NAR helps state and local associations initiate diversity programs to get their memberships in step with the changing times.