NAR’s Alphabet Soup


ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative.

REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council)

ABRM, Accredited Buyer Representative Manager

REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council)

ALC, Accredited Land Consultant

CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member®

CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist


Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

CRB, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager

CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist®.

CRE, Counselor of Real Estate

GAA, General Accredited Appraiser

GRI Graduate REALTOR Institute

PMN, Performance Management Network

RCE, REALTOR® association Certified Executive.

Residential Accredited Appraiser

SRES®, Senior Real Estate Specialist

SIOR, Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®


NAR Family Certifications

At Home with Diversity Certification


REPAs, Real Estate Professional Assistants

Resort & Second-Home Markets Certification

3 Comments on “NAR’s Alphabet Soup

  1. You forgot one:
    REO: Real Estate Owned (by the bank)

  2. Sorry to change the subject from acronyms, but now I’m really worried. I’ve gotta admit I’ve been sort of entertained watching the housing market slump move through the country and I was glad about the prospect of housing becoming more affordable for people. I’m still glad houses will become more affordable over the next few years. And I think it’s a good thing when speculation is shaken out of a market and the mindset moves back to the old-fashioned idea of hard work and saving.

    But now with all the turmoil in the credit markets…

    So what’s got me really worried? News came in last night that AHM (American Home Mortgage), supposedly one of the safer lenders (they don’t do subprime) has pulled their declared dividend because of liquidity problems. That’s unprecedented. It seems rather ominous.

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