A REALTOR®, Broker and Salesperson. What is the difference?
A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and agrees to abide by the association’s standards and uphold it’s higher Code of Ethics
A real estate Salesperson is a real estate professional that has taken and passed all of the licensing requirements for the State of California. This is the starting point for most people going into the real estate field. A Salesperson must be employed by a real estate Broker who supervises and manages their activities.
A real estate Broker has additional education and experience required by the State of California. To apply for the license, they must have a minimum of two years of real estate experience and that experience must be verified by their employing Broker. Once the Broker license is obtained, they may choose to practice on their own and employ real estate Salespeople which they are responsible to manage or they may choose to work under another brokerage taking advantage of a business reputation and assets that are in place. In this case, the Broker is called an Associate Broker.
I am a real estate Broker working with the Central Coast Realty Group as an Associate Broker.
My Real Estate Training and Certifications
2003 - California Real Estate Salesperson License Training - License issued fall of 2003
2004 - e-PRO®
The National Association of REALTOR's e-PRO® certification teaches cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today's savvy real estate consumer.
2005 - Graduate, REALTOR® Institute / GRI
REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.
2005 - Seniors Real Estate Specialist® / SRES®
The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+.
2010 - Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource® / SFR®
The SFR® certification teaches real estate professionals to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax, and legal professionals who can help them, qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short sale package, negotiate with lenders, limit risk, and protect buyers.
2017 - California Real Estate Broker License Training - License issued January of 2018
2018 - Mediation Training - Pepperdine University School Of Law - April/May 2018