Many REALTORS® have designations in the field to help them stand apart from their colleagues. There are 17 designations in the field of real estate and 36 percent of members hold at least one designation.
The most common designation is the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) – 21 percent of members hold this designation. The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) are also common designations.
Income differs among those who have a designation and those who do not. Those with at least one designation had a median gross annual income in 2010 of $49,300. Those who did not have a designation had a median gross annual income in 2010 of $26,900.
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Jessica Lautz is the Director of Survey Research and Communications. Jessica analyzes data and writes annual studies such as the Member Profile, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the Commercial Member Profile.