The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This designation is awarded to real estate professionals by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria (see ABR® Designation Requirements below).
The coursework is fun, fast paced and enjoyable.
ABR® Designation Course topics include:
Evolution of buyer representation
Building and maintaining a buyer representation business
Office policy, standard of care and risk management
Changing an agency role
Agency conflicts and agency disclosure
Conflicts of interest
The purchase contract
ABR® Designation Requirements:
There are four major requirements to attain and use the ABR® designation.
Successful completion of the two-day ABR® Designation Course, including an 80% passing grade on the exam.
Successful completion of the one elective course (see list below), including an 80% passing grade on the exam, within three years of completing the ABR® Designation Course.
Documentation verifying five (5) completed transactions in which the ABR® candidate acted as a buyer representative. Any transactions closed prior to taking the ABR® Designation course or closed within three years after completing the course are eligible for credit.
Be a member in good standing with the Real Estate BUYERS AGENT Council and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Current Elective Coursework includes:
Foreclosure Opportunities for Buyer Clients
Successful Buyer Representation in New Home Sales (a REBAC course)
Successful Relocation Representation (a REBAC course)
Representing the e-Buyer (a REBAC course)
Innovative Marketing for Buyer's Reps (a REBAC course)
Negotiating for Real Estate Professionals
Harnessing the Power of Skills-Based Performance Management
Visit www.rebac.org for additional elective coursework that meets the designation requirements