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Designations and Certifications help the best and the most dedicated REALTORS® in the industry distinguish and brand themselves through specialized niche markets to nearly double their earning potential. Course Catalog.
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation
An ABR® designation will prepare real estate professionals to thoroughly represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions. Learn how to successfully serve the buyer in today's buyer's market! The two-day core course, plus additional electives and experiential requirements constitute the ABR® designation. Complete the ABR® Designation course online or in a classroom setting.
The new e-PRO® certification provides a roadmap to help you serve hyper-connected consumers of today and tomorrow. Course topics for Day 1 include the changing market, how to connect with consumers, the online conversation, and reputation management. Day 2 provides hands-on discovery of business tech tools, such as an e-strategy, mobile office, micro-blogging, rich media, and NAR resources. This course is Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) accredited for 7 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Service, when course is taken live lecture or as a online correspondence course. Cal BRE Sponsor No. 0001. It is not Cal BRE accredited when taken as a LearnMyWay® webinar course.
First Time Buyers Specialist Certification (FTBS)
First Time Buyer Specialists are REALTORS® qualified to meet the special needs and concerns of first time home buyers. By earning the FTBS Certification, you demonstrate that you have the knowledge and expertise to counsel younger clients purchasing for the first time on the home buying process and mortgage solutions to help them overcome the challenges they face in securing financing. Win their business and their loyalty to become their agent of choice when they move to their next home.
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI℠)
The GRI℠ designation is considered the foundation for all other advanced real estate designations. The education you receive in the GRI℠ program is considered by many as the most comprehensive training program available today to REALTORS® in the nation. The GRI℠ program is designed to enhance REALTORS®' knowledge of real estate marketing skills that will set you apart from the competition.
Become the green real estate resource for your community. Successfully complete three courses—Green 100, Green 200, and Green 300 with curriculum covering green building principles and practices, as well as regulatory issues. Learn the financial advantages of eco-friendly, energy efficient properties, and how to market to the green consumer. Students who are members in good standing with NAR will receive a free year of membership with NAR’s Green REsource Council once they have successfully completed two of the required courses. When students successfully complete all three required courses, they will be conferred NAR’s Green Designation.
Military Relocation Professional Certification
This certification focuses on educating REALTORS® about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.
Property Management Certification (PMC)
A program especially designed for REALTORS® looking to establish and build a property management business. Learn how you can manage residential and commercial properties to increase your revenue. Complete four (4)courses and pass each course exam successfully.
Resort & Second-home Property Specialist (RSPS®) Certification
REALTORS® who want to add resort and second-home market knowledge to their expertise should pursue this certification. Knowledgeably serve your clients and meet their needs in this potentially lucrative arena.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Designation
Seniors Real Estate Specialists® are REALTORS® qualified to meet the special needs and concerns of maturing Americans. By earning the SRES® designation, you demonstrate the knowledge and expertise to counsel older clients through major financial lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification
For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market—they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term. Type your paragraph here.