Who is it for?

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

What You Gain

  • Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of home buyers.
  • Ongoing specialized information, programs, and updates that keep you knowledgeable on the issues and trends facing home buyers.
  • Access to members-only publications, marketing tools and resources.
  • Networking and referrals

How to Earn It

Education

  • Complete the two-day core designation course.
  • Complete one of the ABR® elective courses.

Take the course.*
Take an elective.

Work Experience

  • Documentation of five completed transactions in which you acted solely as a buyer representative.

Professional Affiliation

  • Membership in good standing in REBAC
  • Membership in good standing in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

o Exception: International members of REBAC do not have to be members of NAR.

Exam

  • For the online course only, pass the ABR® core designation exam with an 80% or better score. The exam is also required by some states for continuing education (CE credit).
  • For the online course only, pass the exam for the ABR® elective of your choice with an 80% or better score. The exam is also required by some states for continuing education (CE) credit.

Application

  • Submit the designation application along with documentation of five completed transactions.

Cost

  • Cost of courses
  • REBAC Dues

o First year of REBAC membership is free
o Second year is $110, but prorated based on the month you joined REBAC
o $110 per year thereafter

For more information, visit the REBAC website.

*Course discount available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program.

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Copyright

Real estate professionals must be cognizant of copyright issues when it comes to listing content, most notably in connection with listing photographs.

Commitment to Excellence

Developing and enhancing 11 competencies that indicate a REALTOR®'s commitment to ethics, advocacy, technology, data privacy, and customer service.