Tom Watson - Not the Pro-Golfer, but the ePRO Realtor. In order to best represent and serve his clients, Tom has not only gone the extra step to obtain the following Realtor Designations, GRI, ABR, ePRO, SRES but he has also gone the extra mile most Realtors haven't and obtained a Real Estate Brokers License which is like a Masters Degree in Real Estate. Designations: GRI - Graduate of Realtor Institution Buying and selling property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated. New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism. The GRI "Graduate of Realtor Institution" designation is a year long educational process. It involves the following: Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals. Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate, no matter what its condition. Are recognized nationally. Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards. ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. It includes: Valuable real estate education that elevates my skills and knowledge in the eyes of home buyers. Ongoing specialized information, programs and updates that help me stay on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing home buyers. Access to REBAC members-only marketing tools and resources, which provide an additional competitive edge.