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Desmond Quigley
Quigley Financial
(678) 520-2327
132 Terrane Ridge
Peachtree City, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Roman Franklin
Franklin Financial Planning, Inc.
(678) 552-1087
235 Stonewall Ave W
Fayetteville, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, RFC

Micah Porter
Minerva Planning Group, Inc.
(877) 881-5379
111 Tolomato Trail
St. Simon's Island, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, High Net Worth Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Scarlott Cagle
Summit Wealth Management, Inc.
(770) 391-5830
115 Perimeter Center Place, N.E., Suite 150
Atlanta, GA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Tax Planning, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS, PFP

Scott Beaudin
Pathway Financial Advisors, LLC
(404) 812-4979
3715 Northside Parkway, Building 200, Suite 420
Atlanta, GA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Thomas Tillery
Paraklete Financial, Inc.
(770) 367-6167
1121 Astoria Lane
Peachtree City, GA
Expertises
Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, CLU, CRPC, MSFS, EdM

Gregory Sloan
The Daniel Financial Group, LLC
(678) 672-1490
3700 Crestwood Pkwy
Duluth, GA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Don Whalen
Versailles Financial, LLC
(770) 998-5047
2650 Holcomb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Annika Ferris
Brightworth, LLC
(404) 760-9000
3280 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 2075
Atlanta, GA
Expertises
Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Divorce Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU, MBA

Bryan M. Totri
St. John & Associates, Inc.
(770) 642-7631
500 Sun Valley Drive, Suites D3-4
Roswell, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Divorce Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Become a Finance Specialist

by Blanche Evans

As real estate agents search for new ways to brand themselves as specialists in the real estate transaction, training in the financial aspects of real estate buying and selling is more important than ever. A designation offered by the Residential Financing Council could be an important factor for agents who want to keep themselves at the center of the transaction.

The "Certified Finance Specialist (CFS(r) designation is designed to signify competence and experience in the area of real estate finance, says says Charles Dahlheimer, president of North American Consulting Group, Inc., and former president of REBAC and cofounder of the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. Open to real estate and mortgage professionals, the designation is designed to bridge the link between the growth of buyer agency and a new focus on financing.

"The successful agent of the future will be recognized as a professional counselor and negotiator, one who can help the consumer interpret and evaluate information, provide advice and counsel, structure negotiating strategies and manage all aspects of the real estate transaction," says Dahlheimer.

As consumers become empowered with vast amounts of property information via the Internet, their confidence in agents hasn't necessarily grown. Brokers and agents complain across the country of commission compression, and competition from limited service or discount brokerages has put more pressure on traditional agents to distinguish themselves from low-cost competitors in new ways.

According to the "Future of Real Estate Brokerage," a study commissioned by the NAR, the number of real estate transactions has increased, but brokers are not reporting a comparable rise in profitability. In order to restore and enhance profitability, the broker will employ higher-cost technologies to serve consumers more efficiently and develop ancillary services to reduce dependence on commissions as revenue generators, all of which could result in a "a shift of power away from the agent toward the brokerage firm."

Dahlheimer sees an agent well-versed in finance as an asset to the consumer and the brokerage. The proliferation of loan products and the increase in unprincipled lenders using predatory practices, and the rise in buyer's agency all point the way to him that finance is the next great consumer opportunity.

"If the real estate agent is truly representing the buyer's best interests in the transaction, it is necessary for the agent to know what options may be available and to counsel the buyer not only in seeking out the best options, but also in helping them interpret the data that is available," says Dahlheimer.

The designation course is designed to teach agents how to detect and assist the buyer to challenge "junk" fees, to educate them about credit scoring and "A", "B" and "C" paper loans, and how to help buyers pick the loan that's best for their circumstances. Seller's agents are instructed to off...

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