Our Real Estate Accreditations, Certifications, Awards and Media Recognition

We know that when you’re looking for a REALTOR® you probably want to see some real estate accreditation. Something more than just to know they’re a gay REALTOR®. Here are some of the real estate awards, business accreditation, and certifications as well as recognition that Daren and myself have received over the years.

Real Estate Education, Certifications & Designations

National association of realtors official certification logoNational Association of REALTOR® Official Certification: REALTORS® that achieve this certification are trained in diversity sensitivity and how it applies to U.S. Fair Housing Laws. This enables agents to work successfully in a multi-cultural rapidly changing market.

Accredited buyer representative logoAccredited Buyers Representative: this designation is given to real estate agents who focus on working with client-buyers during every step of the process. These agents know how to handle any issue that might arise during the buying process. Less than 2% of agents in the U.S. have this certification.

Certified luxury home marketing specialist guild logoCertified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist: this is the gold standard in luxury home buying certifications. 4 hours of training in addition to selling 3 luxury homes in a 24-month period. Only 1.5% of REALTORS® achieve this certification.

Eco Broker logoEco Broker: This designation is given to agents that are up to date on environmental issues influencing the real estate market. Eco Brokers know how to address issues like indoor air quality, and mold. Any other issues that may arise in the home buying process.

CRS logoCertified Residential Specialist: Requires 16 hours of Residential Real Estate Council education, being a licensed agent for 10 or more years, and 150 transactions total or an average of $1 million per year with at least 40 transactions. This designation is highly sought after. 1.5% of agents achieve this specialty.

NAR Green Designation logoGreen: NAR’s Green Designation is designed for agents looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate.


Graduate Realtor Institute logoGraduate REALTOR® Institute: This designation is awarded to agents who not only have the fundamentals of real estate down pat but have also gained a deeper understanding of the technical subjects of buying and selling homes. This certification requires 12 courses taken within a 5-year period.

Business Awards

Expertise best real estate agent in tucson 2022 logoExpertise.com: Best Real Estate Agent in Tucson for 2022.


Three Best Rated Award Logo3 Best Rated 2021: This company combs through the best businesses across key cities in the U.S. France, and Germany so that you don’t have to.

Americas top 100 real estate agents logo

America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents is based strictly on the top real estate producers in North America.

Media Recognition

Real producers magazine cover
Real Producers Magazine 2018
Top Agent Magazine
Top Agent Magazine 2019
Broker Agent Magazine Cover
Broker Agent Advisor 2022
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Top Agent Magazine 2022