Question: Allison, I see that you have the designations of CRS, RSPS and GRI behind your name. What do those initials mean? Don’t all Realtors have the same basic education?
Answer: The basic education for all Realtors is indeed the same. The initials of CRS, RSPS and GRI indicate that that Realtor has had extra continuing education.
I feel that it’s important when hiring a Realtor, to find one who has earned extra designations. The question is what are the designations that are important to look for?
The designation “GRI”, which stands for “Graduate Realtors Institute,” is earned through the National Association of Realtors. It requires that a real estate agent complete at least 90 hours of course work on different subjects ranging from mortgage financing to real estate law.
An even tougher designation to get is the “CRS” designation, which stands for “Certified Residential Specialist”. It is earned through the Realtors National Marketing Institute. This Institute also sets the guidelines for the “CRB” designation, which goes to highly trained real estate brokers. 
RSPS is for Resort and Second Home Property Specialist. A critical designation for Brokers in Summit County – and a great network of Resort Brokers around the country.
For answers to your real estate questions, call Allison at 970-468-6800. Email - [email protected]. Allison is a long time local in Summit County. Summit Real Estate – The Simson/Nenninger Team is located at the Dillon Ridge Marketplace. Allison’s long-time residency and years of real estate experience can help you make the most of any buying or selling situation. She’s a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the highest designation awarded to a Realtor in the residential sales field. Her philosophy is simple, whether buying or selling, she understands that the most important real estate transaction is yours.  Want to know the value of your Summit County property? Visit