RE/MAX Agent Earns Professional Designation To Better Serve Homebuyers

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mike Purcell of RE/MAX Renaissance Realtors in Chattanooga has earned the prestigious Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation presented by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors.

“Mike has elevated his knowledge of the home buying experience and he is exceptionally prepared to provide buyers an outstanding quality of service,” said Maria Chavez, broker of RE/MAX Renaissance Realtors. “Seasoned agents like Mike, and the thousands of RE/MAX Associates who are already ABR certified, know that extensive education and training is essential to thoroughly represent buyer-clients.”

The ABR designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process. NAR and its affiliated institutes, societies and councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist its members in increasing their skills, proficiency and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

“Homebuyers want and appreciate working with a professional real estate agent who is qualified and skilled to represent their unique needs in real estate transactions,” said Mr. Purcell.  “Achieving the ABR designation is a significant milestone for me and I’m eager to utilize my elevated skills and expertise when assisting clients find and buy their new homes.”

NAR and its affiliates offer designations and certifications for a wide range of real estate specialties.  Earning these designations and certifications helps members increase their expertise and marketability, giving them a professional advantage.

Mr. Purcell also has achieved a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. To personally speak with him, contact him at office number 423 756-5700 or on his cell at 423 635-2146. 

For more information on the ABR designation, visit www.rebac.net.



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