Designation & Certification Courses
At Home With Diversity is an educational experience designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. More importantly, the class teaches REALTORS® how to work effectively with—and within—a rapidly changing multicultural market. Diversifying your clientele means learning the practical skills and tools to expand business and effectively service all cultural groups. This certification addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences. The course teaches you to transact business in culturally competent ways.
The Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification will appeal to REALTORS® in resort and second-home markets around the world who wish to distinguish themselves among their peers and among consumers. Practitioners who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes—in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination capacity— are involved in this market niche. Those who want to dedicate themselves to lifestyle real estate will benefit from earning this certification.
NAR’s e-PRO® certification program was developed to help real estate professionals broaden their technology skills and compete effectively in today’s market. Gain practical knowledge in advanced digital marketing techniques and promote your expertise to consumers with the e-PRO® certification.
As a REALTOR® with the e-PRO® certification, you also gain access to exclusive benefits, including:
- Customizable marketing materials to build your business and educate consumers on the benefits of working with an e-PRO®
- A private Facebook Group open only to certificate holders
- Bi-monthly e-newsletters
- Online directory profiles
- Resources that ensure that you can continue to market your specialty
Determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approaching the pricing assignment from all pertinent perspectives. Enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and counseling clients with the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.
Green real estate is altering fundamental market dynamics and consumer interest. The long-term cost savings, health impact, and durability associated with green homes continue to shape the real estate market.
NAR’s Green Designation demonstrates how real estate professionals can increase their incomes by helping clients make informed choices about the resource efficiency and performance of the homes they live in, sell, and buy. Help your clients distinguish fact from fiction and make educated decisions about the value of green features in homes.
NAR’s program is distinctly different compared to other, similar training programs in that it focuses largely on improving resource-efficiency in existing homes (as opposed to new home construction only), concentrates on building a foundational knowledge base about green issues, and offers objective and unbiased information.
The ABR® designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to peers and consumers a commitment to providing outstanding service to real estate buyers. The ABR® is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) to REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is the exclusive global designation of NAR®. This premier designation is awarded by NAR’s Member Development Team to REALTORS® who complete the coursework and meet practical experience criteria that demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with global clients.
The largest and wealthiest group of buyers in the country consists of those over the age of 50. Understand their unique motivations and build your business by earning the SRES® designation. Seniors Real Estate Specialists® gain access to a network of over 14,000 designees, customizable SRES® designation marketing materials, social networking, powerful business partners, and so much more. When you earn your SRES® designation, you’ll be able to instantly join a group of REALTORS® who comprise one of the fastest growing networks in the country. The SRES® designation was developed and is offered by the SRES® Council, whose mission is to promote member success by providing high quality training and tools necessary to position the SRES® designee as the trusted real estate resource for the senior market.
The SRS designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) to real estate practitioners with advanced professional training essential to representing sellers. The SRS credential is recognized by NAR and will be populated in your NRDS record as well as on the applicable section of REALTOR.com.
The SRS Advantage
Ready to achieve a new level of professional growth and recognition? The SRS designation elevates professional standards, enhances individual performance, and recognizes real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential for seller representation.