Gary Mellott, Internet Guru (PIC Internet)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I think these days the ABC's are not that important to real estate clients.  
Owner, QB

Jun 26, 2015 11:13 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Broker or Broker Associate.  The public knows that word they don't know gri, abr, etc.

Jun 27, 2015 10:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think my CRS has been the most beneficial and continue to receive (and give) referrals. 

Jun 27, 2015 12:07 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

To the consumer, unfiltered, these ambiguous letters represent the vanity of Realtors. It is the suggestion to the consumer that a river of more meaningless jargon follows.

HOWEVER, if ONE disignation is used to promote your value position to a specific audience (i.e. distressed real estate and CDPE) there can be value. But that is not what agents do, they append everyting in the soup can to their name.

Agreeing with @Michale Setunsky, BROKER is a designation that implies value to the consumer and HAS resulted in business for me.

Jun 26, 2015 11:48 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Gary Mellott In my opinion being a broker is the only thing that has creditibilty with consumers.

Jun 26, 2015 11:37 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

perception becomes reality in real estate, and I truly think that none of the designations do anything for business except relay the thought that you are very well versed in real estate... I had 9 of them..... no one knew what they meant, but as a group, the display of them worked well for me .... 

Jun 26, 2015 11:31 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have obtained many certification but consumers are not impressed. For professionals, my CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation provided opportunities.

My most valuable credential is my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia.

Jun 26, 2015 10:49 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gary. At one time I had my walls filled with designations and certifications and through them all out, as it really has no meaning to your clients. Give me that I am respected and trusted by my clients is important to me.

Jun 26, 2015 07:32 PM