Desiree Avila, REALTOR®
Board, Certified Trusted Local Real Estate Expert

954-853-7048 |
Charles Rutenberg Realty Fort Lauderdale

My Designations, Certifications
and Endorsements

"The harder you work, the luckier you are."

Click on the links below to learn more about each designation or certification.
  2. Florida REALTORS® Board Certification
  3. GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute
  4. C2EX – Commitment to Excellence
  5. SRS – Seller Respresentative Specialist
  6. SRES® – Senior Real Estate Specialist
  7. SFR® – Short Sale Foreclosure Resource
  8. ABR® – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
  9. PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor
  10. C_REPS – Certified Residential Pricing Specialist
  11. SRES® – Senior Real Estate Specialist
  12. e-Pro®
  13. AHWD – At Home With Diversity


Realtors are real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of Realtors®, the largest trade group in the country. If you’re unsure, you can ask your agent if he or she is a member of the NAR. Realtors are also held to a higher ethical standard than real estate agents because they must adhere to the Realtor® Code of Ethics.

Florida REALTORS® Board Certification

A Florida Realtors Board Certified Professional is a Realtor who has earned the distinction of high competence and professionalism through ongoing work in sales, volunteerism, advocacy, and ethical treatment of the public, consumers and other Realtors.

GRI - Graduate REALTOR® Institute

Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.

The REALTOR® Institute curriculum represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professional as defined by the Professional Development Committee of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. NAR recommends that the REALTOR® Institute program be completed in no more than five (5) years of starting the program.

C2EX - Commitment to Excellence Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®

The Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) Endorsement from the National Association of Realtors®. The Endorsement goes to Realtors® who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in 10 core areas of real estate practice.
1.) Client service
2.) Professional reputation
3.) Real estate law
4.) Realtor® Code of Ethics
5.) Equal service to all (Article 10 of the Code)
6.) Advocacy of real property ownership
7.) Trust and integrity
8.) Use of technology
9.) Data privacy
10.) Areas of practice

SRS - Seller Representative Specialist

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.

SFR® - Short Sale Foreclosure Resource

REALTORS® that possess the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) have been trained to understand how to work with distressed properties and how to help buyers and sellers of distressed properties.

PSA - Pricing Strategy Advisor

REALTORS® that have obtained the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification have learned the necessary skills to price properties, create CMAs, work with appraisers, and guide clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

C_REPS - Certified Residential Pricing Specialist

C_REPS are formally trained and tested in proper valuation techniques. Members of NABPOP who are BPO Certified are conferred the designation Certified Real Estate Pricing Specialist – C_REPS. C_REPS has become the gold standard in the industry.

SRES® - Senior Real Estate Specialist

REALTORS® that have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation have been trained to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. REALTORS® with the SRES® designation are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.

ABR® - Accredited Buyer's Representative

The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation establishes a foundation of training, skills, and resources that helps REALTORS® thrive as buyer's representative.


NAR's e-PRO® certification program helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.

AHWD - At Home With Diversity

At Home with Diversity® certification equips REALTORS® with the skills to work within a rapidly changing multicultural market. It attunes REALTORS® to diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business, and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.