Find a REALTOR®
There are more than 10,000 REALTORS® practicing across Alberta. REALTORS® are real estate associates who have pledged to uphold a national Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. They are members of their local real estate boards, the Alberta Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Finding the right REALTOR® can take some time, but it is important to make sure you find one who is right for you.To view popular questions you should ask a REALTOR® when finding the one that’s right for you, click here.
AREA, as the provincial professional association for Alberta REALTORS®, fosters a standard of excellence for our members and, in doing so, supports them to better serve their clients. One of the ways we do this is by providing continuing education opportunities that allow REALTORS® to work towards designations that showcase their knowledge and expertise. Here are some of the designations that Alberta REALTORS® voluntarily opt to attain to enhance the service they provide to clients.
Types of professional designations:
FRI – (Fellow of the Real Estate Institute)
A designation that recognizes a highly educated and experienced real estate professional with a wide range of industry knowledge and experience and a commitment to professional development and strong business ethics.
ABR® (Accredited Buyers Representative)
A designation that reflects a real estate professional’s focus on representing clients who are interested in buying real estate property and that recognizes those who have completed special education in buyer representation.
SRS (Seller Representative Specialist)
A designation that reflects a real estate professional’s focus on representing clients who are interested in selling real estate property and that recognizes those who have completed special education in seller representation.
SRES® - (Seniors Real Estate Specialist)
A designation that reflects a real estate professional’s focus on representing buyers and sellers over the age of 55 and that recognizes those who have completed special education in this type of representation.
e-PRO® - (Certified Internet Professional)
A designation that recognizes a real estate professional who has completed special education in the use of technology, such as the Internet and social media, in their real estate practice.