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.
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.
Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) Certification The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is offering a new certification, Broker Price Opinion (BPO) Resource (BPOR). The new certification course provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to reduce risk and increase opportunities to create professional and accurate BPOs, as well as how to use these skills to increase their revenues.
Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS) Certification C.A.R. Education along with AssetPlanUSA are pleased to present this unique HAFA education and certification program for REALTORS®. With 84 pages of forms and guidelines, the new HAFA Program is critically important but complex. Don’t miss your opportunity to be ahead of the curve in understanding HAFA and applying it to help distressed consumers. Grow your business by learning the ins and outs of a HAFA transaction, including details on the HAFA process, timelines and documents. Become a ‘Certified HAFA Specialist’ now!
Certified Transaction Coordinator (CTC) A certification program specially designed for all real estate transaction coordinators! This certification is designed to enhance a real estate transaction coordinator’s knowledge to achieve the highest level of success. Attend and complete two mandatory courses, plus successfully complete two electives. Please note: non-licensed real estate professionals must also take the online Real Estate Law Dos and Don’ts for the Non-Licensees course and only one elective course.
e-PRO® Certification 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 Department of Real Estate (DRE) accredited for 7 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Service. DRE Sponsor No. 0001
Generational Housing Specialist™ The GHS™ Designation course encompasses the past 100 years of real estate to fully understand the generational shifts that have occurred on a recurring basis and that offer an explanation of the effects of peer personalities on the current five different generations that make up the real estate market today. As part of the education required to earn the GHS™, the real estate professional will review the characteristics of each generation, their motivations, and the factors that enter into the purchase and sale of real property.
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.
Green Designation 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.
Homeownership Program Specialist (HPS) Guide your clients to the Government resources to buy, sell, or keep their home. Get the necessary informtion to provide your clients with a roadmap of all government programs available to them.
Property Management Certification (PMC) A program especially designed for REALTORS® looking to establish and build a property management business. Attend two live lecture courses, complete two online courses, pass each course exam, and pass the final comprehensive exam to learn how you can manage residential and commercial properties to increase your revenue.
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.