REALTORS® who pursue professional designations have a distinct competitive edge as a result of their increased expertise and marketability. In fact, those with a designation earned $21,800 more annually than non-designees, according to the 2010 NAR Member Profile survey data for median income.
With over 20 designations available through the National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies and Councils where should you start?
- Use the 2010 Illinois Association of REALTORS® Designation Guide to sort through the requirements for designations, certifications and accreditations as well as contact information for the designation providers.
- Watch this video of Illinois REALTORS® who earned their GRI designation at the Illinois Graduate REALTOR® Institute. This year’s institute will be November 29-December 2 in Bloomington. Nov. 17 is the last day to pre-register and save!
If you plan to earn a designation please leave a comment and tell us which letters you’ll be adding to the end of your name!