Anna Agent, GRI, CRS, WHS, CSP
Larry Licensee, CRB, GCREP-GL, AHWD
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So what's the big deal with the alphabet soup behind someone's name?
Well, it says something about you to the public. It says something good. Granted, the public doesn't know the first thing about Graduate Realtor Institute or At Home With Diversity or Certified Residential Specialist.
But, they DO have a subconscious minndd that noticces the lettterss. (See what I mean?)
They sense a mental link to the education degrees they're familiar with and have seen before, such as M.D, DDS, B.A., CPA, Ph.D. The letters tell them you are a person of advanced education - someone who is probably more knowledgeable and capable than the average Joe or Jolene.
Building trust and confidence with the consumer is an important key to success, isn't it? With some alphabet soup, you've won the first step in winning them over and besides, you'll always have lunch ready, too. (haha)
But there's another huge benefit to these letters. It means you not only look smarter... but you really ARE smarter! After all, we want people to trust us with a decision involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. But there's something wrong with this picture if we can't be bothered to be well educated so we can deserve their trust and perform as effectively as the consumer deserves.
Information abounds about the various designations and certifications available to you. Just click here for Kansas designations or here for Missouri designations.
And if you're really smart you'll jump on the bandwagon with what KCRAR has to offer. The Workforce Housing Specialist certification only requires two short classes and your name will be listed on our public service website, too. This course is only offered twice each year and it's coming up again: August 7 and August 14, 2009. You can register for it as you would for any other class. The cost is $120 for both days and you'll be cool like me. . . Jan Pringle, WHS
Look smart. Be smart. Get some alphabet soup cooking!
Happy sales to you until we meet again!
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Posted on Fri, May 29, 2009
by Jan Pringle