Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation

Become an Expert in Representing Buyers

Show your clients that you are an expert in representing buyers with the designation that says it all! The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is for Real Estate Sales Agents and Brokers who work directly with buyer-clients.

Why take an ABR Class?

  • You receive a NAR® recognized ABR designation
  • Your name is in the REBAC Relocation Directory distributed to over 1,600 corporations
  • You will have confidence in your ability to offer client-level services to your buyers
  • Learn how to use the Buyer Representation Agreement without fear of rejection
  • Understand retainer fees, hourly fees, transaction fees and how to earn them

PLEASE NOTE

Designation courses may not be accepted for Continuing Education (CE) credit outside of Texas. If you are licensed in a state other than Texas, please check with your state licensing agency to find out if CE credit will be awarded for the following Designation course(s) before registering.

Steps to Earning an ABR Designation

STEP
1
Complete the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) course.

Complete the two-day ABR class with Champions School of Real Estate®. You must pass the class exam with an 80% or higher.

STEP
2
Complete an approved ABR elective course within 36 months of completing the ABR class.

Take an additional 8-hour, REBAC approved, course within 36-months of completing the ABR class. Champions School of Real Estate® offers New Home Construction, Military Relocation, and Pricing Strategy Advisor. You must pass the elective exam with an 80% or higher. Champions offers an all inclusive ABR Program for $280.

STEP
3
Submit your ABR application.

Once your class is complete, please allow up to 10 business days for processing. You will receive an email from the ABR office with your application and instructions.

STEP
4
Submit necessary documentation showing that you have completed five transactions as the Buyer's Representative (without dual agency) within 36-months of completing the ABR class.

Necessary documentation for EACH transaction includes:

  • Copy of the signed buyer agency agreement OR purchase/sale agreement OR settlement statement/closing disclosure. The documentation must include your name and signature as the buyer's agent.
  • AND a copy of the settlement statement/closing disclosure or letter from your broker confirming that each transaction was successfully processed.
STEP
5
Maintain good membership status with REBAC and the NAR.

All tuition fees include your first-year membership dues into designation associations. After your first year, REBAC® membership dues are $110/year. Dues are billed annually, with your first invoice prorated to bring your membership to a calendar billing cycle.

The NAR® dues are $120 per agent. This amount is billed to all active REALTOR® and REALTOR® Associate members through their primary local association and is due by January 1st.

STEP
6
Display your ABR designation logo in your advertisements.

Once you have met all of your designation requirements, and officially been awarded your designation from REBAC, you may call yourself an ABR designee and display the ABR logo on all advertisements.

Complete ABR Program

The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation Program includes the required ABR course and your choice of a Designation elective course. Together, these courses will satisfy the education requirement needed to apply for your ABR Designation.

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ABR Designation Program

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Package Description:

This Texas Real Estate program includes the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation and your choice of one of three possible Certifications for a total of $280. Together, these two Designations equal up to 24 TREC elective credit hours which can be used for Continuing Education (CE), Broker's hours, or general Designation education! In order to receive your ABR designation, you have to take a 9-hour course accepted by REBAC within 36 months of completion of the ABR course. Any of these three elective courses meet that requirement.

Choose from the Following Electives:

  • Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
  • New Home Construction (NHC)
  • Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)

Additional Information:

  • Up to 25 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

 
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Required ABR Course

The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation course is also available as a standalone course if you do not wish to purchase the full program. Keep in mind that the following course(s) can also be purchased at a discounted rate within the ABR Program above.

$199

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

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Course Description:

This course will teach you how to use the Buyer Representation Agreement without fear of rejection and it will help you understand retainer fees, hourly fees, transaction fees and how to earn them. It will give you confidence in your ability to offer client-level services to your buyers. With this course you will receive the NAR® recognized ABR Designation and your name will be listed in the REBAC Relocation Directory that is distributed to over 1,600 corporations.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 32481
  • 15 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

 
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ABR Elective Courses

The following courses are approved as electives for those wanting to apply for an ABR Designation. If taken in conjunction with the ABR course, they will satisfy the education requirement for those wishing to apply for the ABR Designation. Keep in mind that the following courses may also be purchased at a discounted rate within the ABR Program above.

$99

Military Relocation Professional (MRP)

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Course Description:

When service members and their families relocate, the services of a Real Estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful. This course focuses on preparing the Real Estate professional to successfully work with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support. Learn how to provide Real Estate services - at any stage in the service member's military career - that meets the needs of this niche market and win future referrals!

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 30194
  • 10 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

 
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$99

New Home Construction and Buyer Representation (NHC)

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Course Description:

Solid increases in single-family starts, still historically low interest rates, and high buyer demand point to healthy sales of new-home construction. This one-day course provides buyer's representatives with the product knowledge and increased confidence to make new-home construction a win-win transaction for buyer clients.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 29385
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

 
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$99

Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA (PSA)

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Course Description:

This 'Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA' course covers comparative market analyses or CMA's, and their purpose, impact, and terminology. Understand the difference between CMA's and appraisals. This course will prepare you to be able to effectively address concerns about pricing, choosing appropriate comparables, and preparing CMA's as well as working with appraisers.

Additional Information:

  • Course Approval # 33058
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: A textbook is required to participate in any Live Broadcast class. Please obtain before the first day of class.

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