Designations and Certifications
Accredited Buyer Representative
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council helps prepare real estate professionals to represent buyer clients in residential real estate transactions and provide the quality of service and degree of fidelity to buyers that sellers have customarily enjoyed. It also offers ideas and methods for building a buyer representation business and tolls for conducting buyer counseling sessions.
HAR Social Media Marketing Strategist
Social media skills are a part of the tool-set successful REALTORS must use in their marketing efforts. In an effort to create awareness and education about these various tools, HAR has created a social media designation that will discuss all platforms of social media and how to use it with your business. Not only will you be gaining important knowledge, you will also be recognized by HAR as a Social Media Marketing Strategist!
New Home Construction Certification
Are you ready for this next wave of real estate? Learn where and how to find a new home sales business; understand how the development and new-home sales processes work and the type of services the buyer needs. Gain and appreciation for the business of new homes from the perspective of the builder and sale representative. Describe the role and responsibilities of the buyer’s representative when the buyer client pursues new-home construction. Explain how new homes are constructed from groundbreaking to walkthroughs, inspections, and closing. Help clients evaluate pros and cons of purchasing new homes versus existing homes.
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)
The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.
Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)
This certification is for real estate professionals who want to sharpen their negotiation skills. The RENE certification program gives REALTORS the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients. Visit REBInstitute.com or contact the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) at info@REBInstitute.com or 800-621-8738
Short Sales and foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR)
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. Learn what it takes to become SFR certified.