REALTORS® Designate November as REALTORS® Designation Awareness Month

Published: October 31, 2007

<h1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><p><font face="Times New Roman" color="#000000"></font></p></span></p><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman">The Southwest Riverside County Association of REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span></sup><font face="Times New Roman"> (NAR) are pleased to announce the arrival of REALTOR</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></sup><font face="Times New Roman">Designation Awareness Month. NAR established November as an important month in which to encourage its members to <i>Keep It In The Family</i> by starting, completing or continuing an official NAR-endorsed designation program through NAR or one of its affiliates.</font></font></font></h1><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><p><font face="Times New Roman" color="#000000" size="3"> </font></p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman">An industry that moves as fast as real estate demands continuing education throughout one’s career.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Successful agents must keep current on issues, evolving technology, changing legalities, and many other central components of the business.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>NAR and its nine Institutes, Societies and Councils offer advanced education designation and certification programs to help members remain up-to-date in such a dynamic environment.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Although other designations exist, only these carry an official NAR endorsement.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">    </span></font></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><p><font face="Times New Roman" color="#000000" size="3"> </font></p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman">“REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span></sup><font face="Times New Roman"> have access to advanced education designation and certification programs, tailored to virtually every real estate specialty. Beyond building skills, knowledge and productivity, these prestigious programs enhance the professional image of REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span></sup><font face="Times New Roman"> and take our members to the next level”, said Nancy Donahue-Jones, CEO for the Southwest Riverside County Association of REALTORS®.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></font></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><p><font face="Times New Roman" color="#000000" size="3"> </font></p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman">REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></sup><font face="Times New Roman">who pursue professional designations have a distinct competitive edge as a result of their increased expertise and marketability. Based on the updated data with the 2007 survey and 2006 incomes, REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span></sup><font face="Times New Roman"> with at least one designation earn $37,000 more than REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span></sup><font face="Times New Roman"> with no designations. REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span></sup><font face="Times New Roman"> with no designations earned a median of $38,000 in 2006 while REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span></sup><font face="Times New Roman"> with at least one designation earned a median of $75,000 for a difference of $37,000.<span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Courier; mso-bidi-font-family: Courier"><p /></span></font></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><p><font face="Times New Roman" color="#000000" size="3"> </font></p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman">The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS</font><sup><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-ascii-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol"><span style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Symbol">Ò</span></span></sup><font face="Times New Roman"> and the Southwest Riverside County Association of REALTORS® strongly encourage its members to increase their professional image, marketability, productivity, and income through the pursuance of a designation or certification program</font></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><p><font face="Times New Roman" color="#000000" size="3"> </font></p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: -.5in 0in .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">For a complete list of the official NAR family of 21 designations and certifications, visit </font><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Helv; mso-bidi-font-family: Helv">http://www.realtor.org/education<p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><p><font face="Times New Roman" color="#000000" size="3"> </font></p></p>


Last modified: October 31, 2007 at 2:52 pm | Originally published: October 31, 2007 at 2:52 pm
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