The Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) Designation Course is spreading across the U.S.! Swanepoel 2008 Real Estate Trends recently name the CNE designation as “one of the top 5 most popular designations in real estate!” Over 5,500 agents in 29 different states have now earned the Certified Negotiation Expert designation. Over 20 local and state associations have sponsored the CNE class and the CNE course is now approved for CE credit hours in 20 states.

And most importantly, CNE agents are getting their clients better results and using their new designation for a marketing advantage with both buyers and sellers. Here are the results of a recent survey of CNE agents:

92% feel the CNE course was a wise investment
89% report having more confidence in their negotiations
85% report getting better results for their clients
81% report getting better results for themselves
75% feel the CNE designation helps separate them from the crowd