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Ray Ferris awarded FRI Designation

REALTORS® owe it to their clients to invest in professional development.” (1)

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.

Congratulations Ray!

We’re Proud of Our Team!

Five Erie’s Edge REALTORS® have been awarded both the ABR® and SRSsm accreditations.

“I’m proud of our team of REALTORS®”

Rachel Larose, Greg Mitchell, Krystal West, and Amie & Ray Ferris committed to going beyond registration education and exemplify a commitment to professional development and strong business ethics.

To earn the  Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation requires successful completion of a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience. 

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRSsm) means our REALTORS® join an elite group of real estate professionals  around the world who have earned the SRSsm designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in seller representation, pass a comprehensive exam and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

Erie’s Edge Real Estate Ltd.’s Broker of Record Ray Ferris said “I’m proud of our team of REALTORS® who are committed to advancing professionalism in the real estate industry by investing in ongoing education to stay current in our profession.”

“Real estate transactions are growing increasingly complex,” remarked Ferris.

“Changes in the real estate business and the real estate market require a dedication to a higher level of knowledge.  Our REALTORS® take that responsibility very seriously as demonstrated by their return to the classroom.”

Designations are an excellent way for consumers, investors and employees to identify commitment and experienced real estate professionals.

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