Designations Create Distinctions: Is Your Passion On This List?!

learning smallOn the outside, real estate is often about glitz and glamour, dreams coming true, homes coming to life and lives being changed. But that brings me to exactly what is on the inside… individuals and families from different walks of life seeking different goals and different ways to get there. And that is the beauty of distinctions – we can set ourselves apart by gaining advanced knowledge & expertise in the areas that will benefit our own clients in the ways they need it the most!

You likely know about my passion for seniors and may have already taken or signed up for my next SRES® course… but how can you continue to help your other clients?

Let me give you an idea – or two – or more! Below I have listed just a few other courses and areas of real estate that I am truly passionate about! As a certified course instructor for all of the courses below (and more!), I encourage you to expand your foundation and meet others who share your own passions and values. If I can bring you and your colleagues one of these high-value courses to your office or local real estate association – please do not hesitate to reach out!

| SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST (SRES®): Seniors Real Estate Specialists® or SRES® designees are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+. Learn more HERE. 

| AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY (AHWD®): This NAR certification program is designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity program has prepared over 20,000 REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers. Learn more HERE.

| RESORT & SECOND HOME PROPERTY SPECIALIST (RSPS®):Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is a REALTOR® certification for specialists in buying and selling resort and second home properties. Learn more HERE. 

| CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SPECIALIST (CIPS®): Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business. Learn more HERE. 

| ACCREDITED BUYERS REPRESENTATIVE (ABR®): The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer’s agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. Learn more HERE. 

| SELLER REPRESENTATIVE SPECIALIST (SRS®):  The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation.  It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. Learn more HERE.

| BUILDING WEALTH REPRESENTING INVESTORS AND BECOME ONE YOURSELF: This course will cover the fundamentals of real estate investment that practitioners need to know to expand their business services. The one-day course looks at how practitioners can adapt core real estate skills and learn new skills to serve clients who want to invest in single family homes, condos, townhomes, and small multifamily properties. You will learn how to work with investors as they goal set, plan, evaluate, and acquire properties as well as manage them. You will also learn how to “walk the talk” and become a real estate investor yourself. Learn more HERE.

Do you see your passion above?! Let’s talk about building you the strongest foundation we can to benefit your business AND your clients!

All my best,


Bobbi Decker, SRES®, CIPS®
Broker Associate, Today Sotheby’s International Realty
Bobbi Decker & Associates
BRE 00607999
p. 650.346.5352

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