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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.

 

 Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS

Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The program includes five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, and an influential network of 2,000 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.

 

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®.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® / SRES®

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.

 

NAR Certifications

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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Why Earn Official NAR Designations and Certifications?

  • Be Better than the Competition
  • In today’s market, continuing education is your best way to stay ahead of the competition.  Now more than ever, successful agents must keep current on issues, involving technology, changing legalities, and many other central components of the business to keep pace in such a dynamic environment.  Although other designations exist, only these carry an official NAR endorsement. 
  • Increase Your Income
  • REALTORS® who earned professional designations have a distinct, competitive edge as a result of their increased expertise and marketability.  Based on 2013 NAR survey data, the median income of REALTORS® without a designation was $33,500 and the median income of those with at least one designation was $61,100: a difference of $27,600. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)

Get a Discount in November

During the month of November, all online designation and certification courses offered through REALTOR® University are 20% off.


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