Austin, TX (PressExposure) June 27, 2008 -- Joe Cline, a broker associate with REMAX Capital City and owner of Affinity Properties Group has been granted the coveted Accredited Buyer's Representative designation. The Real Estate Buyer Agent Council (REBAC).
The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the measure of professionalism and qualification in helping buyers acuqire residential property. The ABR designation is awarded by The Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of The National Association of Realtors (NAR), to REALTORS who meet the educational and practical experience criteria.
"These designations are an important indicator of the quality of professionals in our industry." said Jeff Osborne, President of REMAX Capital City. "Joe deserves this recognition and worked hard to earn it."
Home buyers can be assured that ABR designees subscribe to the strict REALTOR Code of Ethics, have access to the latest technology, and are specialists in helping their buyer clients have full and aggressive representation when buying a home.
"Today's real estate brokers and agents want to provide a full menu of services for their clients, whether they are buyers or sellers", explains Terrence M. McDermott, President and CEO of REBAC. "The ABR designation, demonstrates to clients that the agent has taken steps to continue their education in the field of buyer representation, and has the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional service to real estate buyers."
There are four major requirements to attain the ABR designation:
* Completion of a 2-day ABR core course through an accredited course provider,
* Completion of one elective course,
* Passing a written examination on legal and practical aspects of agency representation,
* Practical experience requirement of acting as a buyer's representative in five documented and verifiable transactions.
"The core values of the ABR designation show my clients and prospective clients that I'm going the extra mile to ensure that I provide the best representation possible for all my clients." said Cline.
Joe Cline joins more than 25,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation.
About REBAC and the Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation
REBAC was founded in 1988 and currently has more than 37,000 members throughout the world. REBAC is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer.
About Joe Cline and Affinity Properties
Joe Cline is a licensed broker for Affinity Properties, having completed more than 900 hours of classroom work for licensure and more than 4 years of commercial and residential brokerage experience. He has also earned the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and Certified Residential Specialist designations. Both are the utmost designations in real estate, denoting a realtorâs dedication to the client. Visit www.affinityproperties.com for more information about Austin Texas homes for sale, commercial property Austin Texas, and property in Lakeway, Texas.