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November is Designation Awareness Month

In today’s market, continuing education is your best way to stay ahead of the competition. Now more than ever, successful agents must keep current on issues, involving technology, changing legalities, and many other central components of the business. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its Institutes, Societies and Councils offer advanced education designation and certification programs to help members remain up-to-date in such a dynamic environment. Although other designations exist, only these carry an official NAR endorsement.

REALTORS® who pursue professional designations have a distinct competitive edge as a result of their increased expertise and marketability. According to NAR, the median income of REALTORS® with no designation was $26,900, and the median income of those with at least one designation was $49,300. The difference between the two is $22,400.

Designation income chart

  • There are 17 designations in the field of real estate and 36 percent of members hold at least one designation.
  • The most common designation is the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) – 21 percent of members hold this designation.

MEMBERS: Increase your professional image, marketability, productivity and income through the pursuance of a designation or certification program.

Graduate REALTOR Institute logoGet started or complete your GRI designation November 28-December 1 at the Illinois Graduate REALTOR® Institute!

2018-01-09T15:59:51-05:00November 8th, 2011|Education|0 Comments

About the Author:

Jon Broadbooks is vice president for communications at Illinois REALTORS®.

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