ABR – ACCREDITED BUYER’S REPRESENTATIVE
Leslie Monaco earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Leslie joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR® designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.
REBAC, founded in 1988, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer. There are more than 40,000 active members of the organization world-wide. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is the world’s largest professional association, representing over 1,000,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.
You may contact the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council by visiting www.REBAC.net
CRS – CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST
Leslie earned the prestigious CRS designation in 2015. The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation is the highest professional designation awarded to REALTORS® in the residential sales field. Less than 3% of all REALTORS® hold the CRS designation nationwide. To earn the CRS designation, REALTORS® must complete additional education requirements and meet high sales volumes requirements. The sales volume requirement is to ensure that they not only have the “book” knowledge to successfully work with buyers and sellers, but that they also have the real world knowledge that can only be gained by working on numerous real estate transactions. This designation also places a high emphasis on ethics and abiding by the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. A CRS is trained to minimize financial risks and legal risks associated with buying or selling a home.
GRI – GRADUATE REALTOR INSTITUTE
Leslie Monaco has acquired the prestigious Graduate, REALTOR Institute® (GRI) designation from the National Association of REALTORS®. The GRI symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.
Leslie Monaco earned the “Graduate REALTOR® Institute” (GRI) designation by attending a specific, intensive series of a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including: contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, and risk reduction.