Trent Gary

Trent Gary

Broker Associate

RE/MAX Alliance Colorado Real Estate

You often see the "alphebet soup" of letters after a REALTOR'S® name, but you have no idea what it means.  Well, here are my Real Estate Designations and Certifications with a brief explanation of what they are and how they help me serve you:

In Colorado, a real estate agent that displays the REALTOR® "R" is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, and the local REALTOR® Association.  For me, that is the Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS®.  I am also a past member of the Aurora Association of REALTORS®, the Douglas Elbert Association of REALTORS®, and the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®.   Not every real estate agent is a REALTOR®.  Those who choose to belong to the Associations, make a commitment to do business guided by a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Standards.  Typically, they are involved in the inner workings of the industry and have a greater professional awareness of the current market, laws, rules and changes.

Of all the residential real estate designations offered through the National Association of REALTORS®, the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) is the most comprehensive, providing a broader scope and depth of training.


Designees must complete a minimum of 60 classroom hours that cover legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. Using materials that go well beyond real estate licensing courses, GRI instructors have prepared resources that agents don’t necessarily know they need, helping build their confidence to work more successfully with buyers and sellers alike.  This designation helps to view the real estate industry from a variety of per


I earned my Accredited Buyer Representative designation early in my carreer.  It is a combination of required education and achieving a specific number of closings in a one year time frame.  I enjoy working with Buyers and I have excellent listening and negotiation skills, knowledge and experience, to help you through the process of purchasing a home.

A Military Relocation Professional Certification is awarded to REALTORS® who meet the educational requirements, and learn the ins and outs of the military relocation process, including the use of VA loan benefits and the challenges military personnel have with home ownership and regular transfers.  We have a large network of MRP certified REALTORS® that work together on military relocations.

Having entered the Real Estate industry during the market decline of 2008, I found myself in a foreclosure and short sale market.  One of the things that happened during that time was a need for hundreds and hundreds of Broker Price Opinions, which is the process of comparing a specific property to all of the properties in the area that have recently sold, in order to find a market value range.   The Bank Asset Managers were trying to establish fair market value for properties they were processing as a short sale or foreclosure.  This is NOT an appraisal, but uses many of the same techinques and skills in valuing a property.  These skills are the very same skills necessary to perform a Competitive Market Analysis to determine a value range for a listing or to see if a home for sale is priced competitively.

Again, having entered into the business during the housing crisis of 2008, the majority of transactions at that time were short sales or foreclosures.  The SFR® designation identifies that I have achieved the necessary education and experience to be a resource for anyone buying or selling "distressed" property or property that falls into the short sale or foreclosure process.