Tony Esposito, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRES, RSPS, e-PRO
GRI: Graduate Realtor Institute
ABR: Accredited Buyer's Representative
SFR: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
RSPS: Resort & Second Home Property Specialist
e-PRO: Marketing & Internet Technology Certification for Realtors
REBAC: Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association Of Realtors
NAR: National Association Of Realtors
CAR: California Association Of Realtors
NSDCAR: North San Diego County Association Of Realtors
Tony has earned six distinguished designations from the National Association Of Realtors and is a GRI, ABR, SFR, SRES, RSPS, and e-PRO recognized Realtor.
Graduate Realtor Institute: The Graduate Realtor Institute is a nationally recognized educational institute dedicated to furthering the fundamental knowledge and skills of Realtor. The GRI series benefits more experienced real estate practitioners helping them stay current on timely issues and to freshen and reinforce their basic skills. Only 5% of the nation's licensed Realtors carry the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. The GRI designation is earned by completing a national program of specialized and advanced education for the licensed Realtor. This program involves intense study covering many special aspects of real estate such as residential marketing, cost basis, appreciation methods, investment real estate, construction, real estate tax concepts, exchanges, capital gains, and various types of mortgage programs.
Accredited Buyer's Representative: The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association Of Realtors, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational & practical experience criteria. "REBAC" is a membership council that trains experienced Realtors in specifically representing the real estate consumer.
Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource: Short sale and foreclosure knowledge in todays market is a must, the SFR is the only official short sale and foreclosure designation offered by the National Association Of Realtors. Realtors who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk. This program provides resources to help Realtors stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties continues to evolve.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist: Realtors with the SRES designation help seniors make wise decisions about selling the family home, buying rental property, and managing the capital gains/tax implications of owning real estate. By earning the SRES designation, a Realtor has demonstrated that they have the requisite knowledge, experience, and expertise to be a Senior’s Real Estate Specialist and counselor.
Resort & Second Home Property Specialist: The Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is an education-based certification program. Launched in 2006, the RSPS Certification was created by the National Association Of Realtors to better serve the growing second-home and resort real estate market and now has over 800 elite members. The RSPS is recognized as an official NAR certification and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a Realtor who specializes in resort and second-homes to assist them with their search and facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destinations.
e-PRO: The e-PRO certification is a training program to certify Realtors as internet and marketing professionals. The e-PRO is the only certification program of its kind recognized nationwide and endorsed by the National Association Of Realtors. As the internet has become an essential part of marketing properties for sale, trusting your home with an e-PRO sets you apart. An e-PRO agent is on the cutting edge of technology and utilizes new and proven marketing strategies to effectively take your home to market.