REALTOR® & REALTOR® Designations

What is a REALTOR® and why should you use one?


Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) can call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® adhere to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. That’s why all real estate licensees are NOT the same.

EVERY real estate professional at Eufaula Lakeshore Realty is a REALTOR® and members of the National, State and Local REALTOR® associations.

Dedicated to serving America’s property owners at both local and national levels, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is the largest professional association at over one million members strong. So, when you’re buying a home or any piece of real estate—it pays to work with a REALTOR®. Look for the REALTOR® logo when choosing your real estate agent.

REALTOR® Designations - The Mark Of Expertise & Service

Going above and beyond the minimum requirements of being a REALTOR® is the norm and expectation for all REALTORS® at Eufaula Lakeshore Realty. All associates have earned or are working towards additional designations that are the mark of expertise, hard work, dedication and service.

Examples of these designations that members of Eufaula Lakeshore Realty have earned and acquired include:


REALTORS® with the ABR® (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) designation understand the special needs of buyers. By working with an ABR®, you’ll be working with someone who has gone the extra mile by completing specialized training in delivering the best in buyer representation services.



Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.



A REALTOR® with the Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.



A REALTOR® with the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is trained in many areas, including legal and regulatory issues, professional standards, the sales process and technology. A minimum of 90 hours of training is required to achieve the GRI designation.



e-PRO® certification indicates that a REALTOR® has been trained on social media strategies and technology tools required throughout the real estate transaction.