Who is it for?

The Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) 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.

What You Gain

  • Improve your negotiating skills
  • Learn about behind-the-scenes issues and how to deal with them
  • Learn how to handle a wide range of personalities and situations
  • Learn to sort out the competing objectives of the parties involved in a transaction

How to Earn It


  • Complete the two-day course:
    • Day 1: The Power Negotiator’s Playbook
    • Day 2: Advanced Field Negotiations


  • There is no exam requirement for this certification.

Professional Affiliation

  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®


  • The application will be sent to you after you’ve completed the required courses.


  • The course price varies by provider. Please contact your state or local association for pricing.
  • One-time application fee of $159

For more information, visit the REBI website.


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