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Designations and Certifications

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has nine affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils that provide a wide-ranging menu of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, productivity and knowledge. Designations acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by each Affiliated group upon completion of required courses. In addition, NAR offers five certification programs to its members.

For information on requirements necessary to earn any designation or certification contact Cindi Ferguson via email or by calling 263-3167.

 

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Accredited Buyer's Representative / ABR®

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council)

Contact REBAC at rebac@realtors.org or 800-648-6224.

Accredited Land Consultant / ALC

The esteemed Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) are the most trusted, knowledgeable, experienced, and highest-producing experts in all segments of land. Conferred by the REALTORS® Land Institute, the designation requires successful completion of a rigorous LANDU education program, a specific, high-volume and experience level, and adherence to an honorable Code of Conduct.

Presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)

Contact RLI at 800.441.5263 or rli@realtors.org.

Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIM

The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. CCIMs are active in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 other countries and comprise a 13,000-member network that includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals.

Presented by the CCIM Institute

Contact CCIM at 800-621-7027 or www.CCIM.com.

 

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRB

The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management and is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity.

Visit REBInstitute.com or contact the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) at info@REBInstitute or 800-621-8738
REBI was formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB).

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 Certified Residential Specialist / CRS 

The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®.

Presented by Council of Residential Specialists

Contact CRS at https://www.crs.com/about-us/contact-us or 800-462-8841.

 
 NAR's Green Designation / GREEN

Through NAR's Green Designation, the Green REsource Council provides ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.

Presented by The Green REsource Council

Contact The Green REsource Council at greendesignation@realtors.org or 800-498-9422.

 

 Seller Representative Specialist / SRS

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 Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.

Presented by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers / CRB

Contact SRS at customerservice@srscouncil.com or 800-621-8738, or visitwww.SRSCouncil.com.

 Seniors Real Estate Specialist® / SRES® - BEING HELD OCTOBER 23 & 24, 2017

The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.

Presented by SRES® Council

Contact SRES Council at sres@realtors.org or 800-500-4564.

 

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At Home With Diversity® / AHWD®

Learn to work effectively with – and within – today’s diverse real estate market. The At Home With Diversity certification teaches you how to conduct your business with sensitivity to all client profiles and build a business plan to successfully serve them.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®

For more information, please contact us at ahwd@realtors.org or 800-874-6500 ext. 8393.

Real Estate Negotiation Expert / RENE

RENE is the FIRST and ONLY negotiating certification recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®.

This certification is for real estate professionals who want to sharpen their negotiation skills. The RENE certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients.

Contact the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) at info@REBInstitute.com or 800-621-8738.

REBI was formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB).

Certified Real Estate Team Specialist / CRETS

The Certified Real Estate Team Specialist certification is designed to improve team development, individual leadership skills, and financial performance. The courses provide the tools, strategies, and knowledge that are required of today’s real estate professionals who are either considering or currently operating in a team environment. It is for team leaders, team members, those looking to start a team, and those who simply want to sharpen their management skills.

Contact the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) at info@REBInstitute.com or 800-621-8738.

REBI was formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB).

 

e-PRO®     

NAR's e-PRO® certification  teaches you to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today's savvy real estate consumer.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®

Contact e-PRO® at epro@realtors.org or 877-397-3132.

Military Relocation Professional / MRP

NAR's Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.

Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council)

Contact us at MRP@realtors.org or 888-648-8321.

Pricing Strategy Advisor / PSA 

Enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values with NAR’s PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certification.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®

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Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource® / SFR®

The SFR® certification  teaches real estate professionals to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax, and legal professionals who can help them, qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short sale package, negotiate with lenders, safeguard your commission, limit risk, and protect buyers.

Presented by the National Association of REALTORS®

Contact us at sfr@realtors.org or 877-510-7855.

 

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