Designations

We know and understand the value of a good foundation.  Each of the designation earned by the Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group was designed to help you, our clients.  They help make us the best REALTORS ® we can be…informed, knowledgeable, and caring.

Associate Broker License: Georgia real estate law provides two types of real estate licenses:  salesperson and broker.  Each license has certain criteria required by the State of Georgia.  However, obtaining a Broker’s license requires more experience and knowledge.  To obtain a Broker’s license, one must have had a salesperson license for at least 3 of the last 5 years, completed 60 instructional hours in Broker’s Course Study and then pass the Broker’s real estate examination.  Therefore, obtaining the Broker’s license provides more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the license law.

Any Broker is qualified to open and manage an office of agents – when doing so that Broker is then referred to as the Managing Broker.  A Broker choosing not to manage other agents is referred to as an Associate Broker.  To better serve you, Kathy Kirby Seger and Ben Staten, have earned their Associate Broker’s licenses many years ago.  We also continue to attend educational classes throughout the year to stay current on market conditions, financing options and technology advancements.

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REALTOR® – A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® a non-profit trade organization that promotes high professional standards in real estate information, education, and professional standards.  The National Association of REALTORS has earned a strong reputation for actively championing private property rights and working to make home ownership affordable and accessible.  NAR members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics founded on the principle of providing fair and honest service to all consumers.  Kathy Kirby Seger and Ben Staten are proud to be members of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®, Georgia Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® for over twenty years each.

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Accredited Sellers Representative – Selling a house today you need all the advantages available. One advantage is working with a Accredited Sellers Representative, ASR® . As an ASR® designee we have a proven industry track record . We have been trained and are committed to deliver to you true “value added services “. This has a major impact on the quality of our representation to you, the seller, as well as potential possibilities to the financial bottom line.

ASR® Seller Agents are committed to providing exclusive representation to you, which simply means we are placing your interests above that of others in the real estate transaction. As an ASR® designee, we pledge to develop and implement effective communications with our Sellers; research market statistics to price property accurately; and develop a detailed marketing plan for the sale of your home. A further and most important commitment of ASR® Seller Agents is to demonstrate ethical conduct and integrity in every aspect of their real estate career.

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Council of Residential Specialists members must demonstrate outstanding professional achievements – including high volume sales – and have advanced education in real estate technology and marketing. We also must be members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and abide by its Code of Ethics.

Through our membership, we’ve established a national network of top- producing REALTORS® with significant experience and a proven track record of excellence. So if you, a family member or friend needs help from the best agents anywhere in the US, give us a call and we’ll find the right pro to help them!  In fact, only 4% of all REALTORS® have attained the distinguished Council of Residential Specialists designation.

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Senior Real Estate Specialist® are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 55-plus.  The SRES® Council awards the SRES® Designation to those members who have successfully completed its educational program.

By earning the Senior Real Estate Specialist® designation, we have demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 55-plus through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocation, refinancing, or selling the family the home.  We have received special training, get regular updates, and are prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life changing decisions.  As Senior Real Estate Specialist®, we are experienced and knowledgeable in meeting your specific needs.

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