Credibility Matters in Real Estate
When buying and selling a home, it is important to trust the team that will represent you, from your real estate agent to the mortgage broker. Checking on certifications or credentials can bring peace of mind and help you as a consumer feel more “at home” with the real estate professionals with whom you will work.
Perhaps you found us through a positive referral from a client or friend, so feel like you are in safe hands – that’s great! However, even with the best recommendations, it’s still wise to be aware of credentials, distinctions and designations that help to develop my integrity and credibility as a real estate agent. Through your discovery, you may even become aware of additional tools that our team can offer to you, along with feeling like you and your property needs are in capable hands.
One of the most important things to consider is our knowledge of your area. This is our home town, as you’ll notice on my active website and Facebook page. We are active in the Rehoboth Beach community and can provide you with a list of referrals, from satisfied customers to service providers. Please see our Area Resources and Testimonials pages for a start. Use the pages of this website, like our specific community links, as tools to give you information about the area, but also about us as a professionals. Read a few of our blog posts to gain a better understanding of our knowledge of the area and the real estate industry at large.
Secondly, Pat and the Beachteam hold several designations that are valuable in the field of real estate. You’ll notice the “R” symbol after our names, designating me as a Realtor. Realtors abide by strict industry standards and a code of ethics and that symbol indicates that I am a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Other designations you may see can vary from agent to agent, and here are several to consider. Please ask us about each agent’s specific credentials and designations so that you can feel comfortable knowing that our team can meet all your real estate needs.
- Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
- Accredited Consultant in Real Estate (ACRE)
- Accredited Seller Representative (ASR)
- Certified Short Sale Seller (CSSS)
- Counselor of Real Estate (CRE)
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
- Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
- Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI)
- Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)