Adam Elswick, Just call Adam (Keller Williams Premier Ohio Sales Team)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

forget the designations, if you're new.... you need a good mentor....hang on to his/her coat tails and pay attention.....listen....listen to every conversation and every situation that happens within your office....I think I spend my first year listening....didn't open my mouth....making up for that now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 17, 2015 11:25 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Most clients and customers are not familiar with the numerous alphabet soup designations, many which are easily obtainable for minimal effort.

Jul 17, 2015 10:31 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Adam, the BEST designation for you depends one what you can exploit properly in your target market.

Example....located near army base...there are letters for that.

Seniors...there are letters for that.

You get the point. 

Be aware, THE ONLY VALUE BUYING THESE LETTERS HAVE FOR YOU IS WHAT YOU GIVE THEM.

That means, the public gives not a whit about those vanity letters until you create value for them. Did you ever hear of the Milk Council before the GOT MILK commercials?  Go and do likewise.

Jul 17, 2015 10:15 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

As a new agent: none. Join the team or get a good mentor. Good luck.

Jul 17, 2015 04:51 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Adam Elswick Barbara Todaro nailed your question. Get a good mentor to work with you. When you get the experience and time in the business, go for a broker's license. Everyone knows what a broker designation is today.

Jul 17, 2015 11:53 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

A hard worker.  A

Jul 17, 2015 11:47 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I would "Upvote" Barbara Todaro 's answer a dozen times if I could. A mentor is FAR more significant than a designation!

Jul 17, 2015 11:39 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I found the GRI designation one that seriously "rounded out" my knowledge of the industry and business, because licensing courses sure don't teach much.

Jul 17, 2015 11:30 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Barbara Todaro and Inna Ivchenko have already said; build some 'flight time'

Jul 17, 2015 11:28 PM