Professional Designations

Andreas Holder holds some of the industry’s most coveted and critically acclaimed certifications. His dedication to the highest standards in the industry results in direct and measurable benefits to his clients.

Andreas holds the following professional certifications from the National Association of REALTORS:

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)

What it is: The Accredited Buyer'sRepresentation (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to peers and consumers your commitment to providing outstanding service for real estate buyers.

ABR is only awarded to those real estate professionals meeting a defined high standard of practical experience and special educational requirements. 

How it benefits clients: Home buyers universally agree that one of the prime reasons for selecting a specific agent is because of their professional knowledge, and the confidence it inspires by that knowledge.  Since the purchase of  a home is usually the largest investments a family will make and great many rules and regulations must be followed before any sale is finalized, confidence in a real estate agent is critical.

When a home buyer works with a real estate agent who has earned Accredited Buyer's Representative status, the client can also be sure that the agent is abreast of the latest information  and trends in the real estate industry, and will put that information to the best use on the client's behalf. Since the ABR designation requires a minimum level of experience with it, a buyer can have confidence they're working with a trusted agent. 

Training: Any licensed REALTOR who wishes to earn  the ABR designation must complete specialized training and other experiential requirements along with specific electives selected by the agent.  

The overall goals of the ABR designation course are to prepare real estate professionals to thoroughly represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions and provide the quality of service and degree of fidelity to buyers that sellers have customarily enjoyed and to develop a self-customized tool for conducting a buyer counseling session. 

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

What it is: The only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Awarded to individuals who have demonstrated considerable experience in international business and passed the specialized training to complete international transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk.

How it benefits clients: Have a professionally certified expert to assist in any type of international real estate transaction - whether you are selling your home to an international buyer, or purchasing a home abroad. Most trusted resource for navigating the international market in over 50 countries. In addition to international expertise, specialists provide smooth and seamless experience for all buyers as well as access to global network of professionals to assist with transactions all over the world.

Training: Critical aspects of international transactions, including currency and exchange rate issues, cross-cultural relationships, regional market conditions, investment performance, and tax issues

Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification

What it is: Certification for determining property values using professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives.

How it benefits clients: Expert guide to navigate through the anxieties and misperceptions often had about home values and ensure clients get best-in-class expertise on home valuation to ensure maximize ROI when either buying or selling.

Training: Mastering pricing strategies, comparative market analyses (selection and adjustments), understanding of underlying pricing principles, and effective interaction with appraisers.

How it benefits clients: Have a professionally certified expert to assist in any type of international real estate transaction - whether you are selling your home to an international buyer, or purchasing a home abroad. Most trusted resource for navigating the international market in over 50 countries. In addition to international expertise, specialists provide smooth and seamless experience for all buyers as well as access to global network of professionals to assist with transactions all over the world.

Training: Critical aspects of international transactions, including currency and exchange rate issues, cross-cultural relationships, regional market conditions, investment performance, and tax issues

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