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Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

For the knowledge and potential referrals from other designees.

Jul 02, 2015 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

For the knowledge first; secondly that it helps assist my clients and to fulfill continuing education.

Jul 02, 2015 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Steve Hoffacker  - to help my clients to get the best overall experience in their real estate transaction.

Jul 02, 2015 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I take classes and read books so I can better serve my community.

Jul 02, 2015 01:27 PM
Ambassador
2,157,978
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

All of the above although customers most often don't know what designations mean.  Depending on who I market to, I will explain what SRES or CIPS stands for and I do think it makes a difference. 

Jul 02, 2015 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,350,966
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

For the knowledge. But most of them are over rated

Jul 02, 2015 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
443,220
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I earned a couple because the real estate 'industry' told me they were important. I'm not really sure they are...and am thinking they are just a way for companies to make money.  I agree with Chris and Dick Dovorany  - Clients don't know the diffeence. They just know whether they like me and whether I think I can do the job.

Jul 02, 2015 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,854,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I earned my 2 because I was new in the industry.  Only to find out not much beneit (IMHO)

Jul 02, 2015 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
393,762
BILL CHERRY
Bill Cherry, Realtor - Dallas, TX
Broker & Wealth Coach

I think I have one designation and I don't remember what it is.  I've got a long, successful history, and I depend on that..  If someone asks, I say that I don't have a professional designation, but they can fine me listed in Marquis' Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Finance and Business and Who's Who in Real Estate.  

Nevertheless, I am a dedicated supporter of continuing education, especially when education dedicated toward licensing doesn't do a darned thing to teach the ins and outs of listing and selling.

Jul 02, 2015 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
2,486,155
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I agree with Nina, the more you earn, the more you learn.

Jul 02, 2015 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Steve Hoffacker I just concentrated on one designation, Broker. I find it has the most meaning to customers/clients.

Jul 02, 2015 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,466
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

All of the above! The more you learn, the more you earn, as well!

Jul 02, 2015 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1. Potential MARKETING VALUE.

2. Potential MARKETING VALUE.

3. Marketing value.

Most recent example is the CDPE when we were up to our necks in short sales. The marketing value of that designation has sunset.

 

Jul 02, 2015 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
175,614
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I earned mine by completeing transactions and real life experience representing many buyers and sellers in Tucson, AZ.  I am in over 500 properties a year, which in real life is just as valuable. 

Jul 02, 2015 12:48 PM
Rainer
150,719
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

The training is great. The client not aware of what they are

Jul 02, 2015 12:09 PM
Rainer
133,244
Rebecca Foresee
Alain Pinel Realtors - Morgan Hill, CA
Let's foresee the possibilities . and get results!

For me, the designations come from learning something new and being able to apply it to make the client experience the best it can be for them.  Most of my clients don't know about the letters - nor do they care.  Results are what they seek.

Jul 02, 2015 11:29 AM
Rainmaker
699,277
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Stopped playing that game years ago.  No one cares.

Jul 02, 2015 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,531,144
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Education First. Love me some new brain-tools!

1a. Referrals (CRS) 

Marketing Value Second. (if nothing else, other agents may put stock in them when deciding on an offer and the decision is close.

Clients rarely validate it (because most have no clue what they mean) so client opinion 3rd.

Jul 02, 2015 08:50 AM