We thought it would be helpful to help de-mystify all of the acronymns that we have designations for! If you have any questions please contact us.

ABR: The Accredited Buyer's Representative designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. When you decide to ear your ABR,you gain: Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills.

C-RCS: Unique Access to Powerful Industry Information For a Lasting Competitive Edge
The Certified Residential Constructino Specialist (C-RCS) designation enhances a Realtor's professional image, increase their marketability, and hones their requisite skills (and knowledge) to sell more new homes. Realtors who hold the C-RSC designation are leaders in real estate and are among the top 10% in sales in Middle Tennessee.

RCS-D: The RCS-D professional program is approved for continuing education credit by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. This course was written and taught by Kelly Lise Murray, J.D. & Wendy Wasalle. Professor Murray earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School & currently teaches Legal Writing & Research at Vanderbilt Law School. Co-Instructor Wnedy Waselle has a Masters Degree in Education & created the Fix'n 2 Stay or Sell home staging program. Professor Murray & Ms. Wasella co-created the Divorce This House TV series shown on ABC.

Professionally trained to neutralize divorce real estate as a business transaction in the best interest of the house - and each divorcing spouse. Leading your divorce real estate team, Serves as project manager working with you and your lawyers and can refer real estate and financial professionals specializing in divorce to assist eith essential evidence of your house value. Such additional evidence is needed during your divorce process, especially before any property negotiation or mediation.

CDPE: A Certified Distressed Property Expert has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today's turbulent real estate industry andknowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships.

REALTOR: A real estate agent is a REALTOR when he or she is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, The Voice for Real Estate -- the world's largest professional assocation.

The term REALTOR is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Founded in 1908, NAR has grown from its original nucleus of 120 to today's 720,000 members. NAR is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. members belong to one or more of some 1,700 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS. They can join one of our many institutes, societies and councils. Additionally, NAR offers member the opportunity to be active in our appraisal and international real estate specialty sections.

REALTORS are pledge to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Working for America's property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.

BROKER: A broker is essentially a real estate agent who has completed additiional and more detailed coursework, qualifying them to run their own brokerage firm.

As such, a broker usually has a more complete knowledge of real estate law and more power and responsibility than agents.

Brokers have more rights, which can include the right to do appraisals and manage other real estate professionals.

Brokers are held to a higher standard of knowledge.
The broker's exam is longer and more difficult than the real estate agent's.
The broker is responsible for ensuring that the transaction is completed smoothly.

Not every real estate agent is a broker and not every broker runs their own brokerage firm. Many real estate brokers continue to work for other real estate companies or franchises.