Designations & Certifications
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
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 tools for conducting buyer counseling sessions.
Accredited Buyer's Representative Manager (ABRM)
The Accredited Buyer Representative Manager designation is the only buyer representation designation for managers, brokers, and owners. Topics in this designation include creating a new company vision, company and technology policies, disseminating policy changes, training and marketing systems, risk management, and marketing evaluations that help increase buyer agents’ productivity.
Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)
As land professionals, ALCs keep abreast of market developments and current land values. They work diligently to secure the best sale or purchase price for their clients based on changing market, geographic, and demographic trends. ALCs also assist buyers and sellers in such areas as finance, leasing, and land management.
At Home With Diversity (AHWD)
The class teaches how real estate professionals can increase their sensitivity and adaptability to all types of clients due to demographic shifts in the marketplace. The course addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences.
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis. The CCIM business network includes more than 9,000 designees and 5,000 candidates principally in North America, but also in Asia and Europe.
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
The Certified International Property Specialist network comprises 1,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries who deal in all types of real estate, but with one common element: they are focused specifically on the international market.
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
The CRB is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management and is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements.
Counselor of Real Estate (CRE)
The Counselors of Real Estate network is an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, expert, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Membership is by invitation only.
E-PRO is a training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet professionals. E-PRO is not just about technology; it's about how you can leverage your most powerful asset, your people skills, into doing more business on the Internet.
Specifically designed to address the educational needs of practitioners in residential, commercial, and property management markets, this training program is a true cross-over designation and the only green designation recognized by NAR.
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
The Texas-specific Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation is obtained by attending an intensive series of courses that total 90 hours of classroom instruction. Texas REALTORS® who’ve earned their GRIs earn twice as much as non-designees.
Military Relocation Professional
The certification gives real estate professionals information to help current and former members of the military get housing that works best for them while taking advantage of military benefits and support.
Performance Management Network (PMN)
This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, focusing on the idea that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself.
Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA (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)
RENE is the FIRST and ONLY negotiating certification recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®!
This Certification is designed to elevate and enhance negotiating skills so that today's real estate professionals can play the game to win. The courses examine all types
of negotiation formats and methods as well as a full spectrum of tips, tools, techniques, and advantages so you can provide effective results for your clients.
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
Texas REALTORS® specializing in resort and second-home markets and interested in demonstrating their knowledge and expertise should pursue the RSPS certification.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Ethically and profitably serve the real estate needs of clients over the age of 50. Designees will learn about the lifestyle needs of maturing clients as well as services to offer them while earning their trust and respect.
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the SRS Course will redefine your "normal" and reinvent the way you represent sellers. You will learn tips and tools that will equip you to list in today's marketplace.
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels, the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification gives you a framework for understanding how these deals work. Begin building your confidence today with SFR.
Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS)
Make the dream of homeownership a reality for more Texans. The certification focuses on programs and alternatives that help make homeownership more affordable and sustainable for first-time, underserved, and at-risk market segments
Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS)
When looking for help in finding that perfect tenant or finding that perfect rental property to call home, landlords and tenants want the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and can guide them through the process. Be in the know with how to provide real estate services that meet the needs of this market and win future referrals.
Texas Residential Property Manager (TRPM)
As a follow-up to the Texas Residential Leasing Specialist, this Texas-specific certification shows your commitment to your property management specialty. Gain knowledge on current business issues impacting property management, how to mediate tenant and owner relations, and the ins and outs of the TAR Property Management Agreement.