We are proud to announce that our Broker of Record and Owner of Erie’s Edge Real Estate has joined an elite group of real estate professionals who have earned the prestigious Fellowship of the Real Estate Institute (FRI) designation.
Ray Ferris recently achieved this advanced designation which is acknowledged by the real estate community as a demonstration of expertise and integrity.
Successful completion of several courses, comprehensive assignments and exams identifies professionals in the industry who put great value on continuing their education to better serve their clients and lead their teams.
Ray remarks that “The complexity of the modern real estate market combined with expanded legal obligations means REALTORS® owe it to their clients to invest in professional development.”
With his clients in mind, Ray said that “REALTORS® are involved in transactions that have a high degree of emotional and financial risk and reward associated with them. This increases the need and expectation of a highly educated professional.”
Earning this designation, which focuses on high business standards, legal practices and ethical standards was not a requirement for Ray, but a choice. “As a Broker of Record, I feel it’s my obligation and responsibility to our firm’s salespeople, brokers, and of course our clients, to acquire and maintain practical skills and knowledge to navigate the intricacies of a constantly changing real estate market.”
In a constantly changing and complex real estate market, continuing education is necessary for REALTORS®. “The extensive educational requirements to become an FRI signify a standard of excellence and accomplishment,” says Ferris.