Getting the Designation

Why get the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®)  Designation?  What are the qualifications?

The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ("REBAC") of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. 

There are five major requirements to attain and use the ABR® designation:
  • Meeting the REBAC® education requirement -- 
  • completion of a 2-day ABR core course through an accredited course provider,
  • or completion of the REBAC®  Web course, 
  • or completion of the satellite television education programming through the RE/MAX Satellite Network 
  • Completion of one elective course. Current members who have already obtained the ABR® designation are grandfathered as to the elective course requirement.
  • Passing a written examination on legal and practical aspects of agency representation.
  • Practical experience requirement of acting as a buyer's representative in 5 documented and verifiable transactions.  (Valid transactions are those that occurred anytime prior to and up to 36 months after the date the course was completed.)
  • You must, at all times, be a member in good standing with REBAC® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Tim Garton
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