This is probably one of the most long argued questions in the Real Estate Industry. Real Estate Professionals sometimes flock to get the latest and greatest alphabet soup after their name in hopes to get some knowledge or even to set themselves apart from the next.
However, the past year or two I have been curious to know exactly to what extent people really care if their Real Estate Professional even has a Designation.
As of March, I will have had the Certified EcoBroker designation/certification for 4 years. To be perfectly honest, I don’t really care if I have it anymore. In the beginning I wanted to take the courses to learn more about Green Building. Since then I have also taken other courses and even a builder designation (CGP) to learn more than the average Real Estate Course will allow you to learn.
My question and ‘poll’ that I would like to pose – To what point do home buyers and sellers really care about designations and would you choose your Real Estate Professional solely on designation?