Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Designation

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.

Steps to Earning an ABR Designation

Follow the steps outlined below to satisfy the requirements necessary to earn the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation. Click each step for additional information including important resources that you might need along the way.

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 REBAC approved elective 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 $318.

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.

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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. To mix-and-match multiple delivery methods, you can choose the Champions Advantage option.

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Complete ABR Designation Program
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This Package Includes:
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Course
  • Choice of One Elective:
    • Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
    • New Home Construction (NHC)
    • Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)
    • Marketing Strategy and Lead Generation (MSLG)
  • 23 TREC Credit Hours
  • FREE Printed Books
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Required ABR Course

The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation course is also available as a stand-alone 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.

Books / Materials Included
Hours
Price

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

Learn to use the Buyer Representation Agreement with confidence.
15
$219

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 # 36613
  • 15 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: Due to the limited number of seats currently available in our classrooms as a result of social distancing guidelines, Champions is implementing a $15 No Show Fee for students who fail to notify us of their expected absence at least 24-hours before the start of class. This fee is temporary and will be retired once we return to our regular classroom capacities.

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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 course(s) can also be purchased at a discounted rate within the ABR Program below.

Books / Materials Included
Hours
Price

Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA (PSA)

Learn to understand and interpret Comparative Market Analyses.
8
$119

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: Due to the limited number of seats currently available in our classrooms as a result of social distancing guidelines, Champions is implementing a $15 No Show Fee for students who fail to notify us of their expected absence at least 24-hours before the start of class. This fee is temporary and will be retired once we return to our regular classroom capacities.

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Military Relocation Professional (MRP)

Learn how to provide Real Estate services to members of our Armed Forces!
8
$119

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 # 32625
  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included

Please Note: Due to the limited number of seats currently available in our classrooms as a result of social distancing guidelines, Champions is implementing a $15 No Show Fee for students who fail to notify us of their expected absence at least 24-hours before the start of class. This fee is temporary and will be retired once we return to our regular classroom capacities.

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New Home Construction and Buyer Representation (NHC)

Learn to make new-home construction a win-win transaction for your clients!
8
$119

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: Due to the limited number of seats currently available in our classrooms as a result of social distancing guidelines, Champions is implementing a $15 No Show Fee for students who fail to notify us of their expected absence at least 24-hours before the start of class. This fee is temporary and will be retired once we return to our regular classroom capacities.

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Marketing Strategy and Lead Generation (MSLG)

Learn to improve your marketing approach to generate leads.
8
$119

Real estate professionals know how critical it is to employ a creative and memorable marketing approach to generate leads, while clearly communicating services and value based on the buyer's needs and expectations. What is the best way to strike this balance? Do the same strategies work for different target markets?

This one-day course explores both traditional and cutting edge strategies to strengthen the real estate professional's marketing efforts and take them to the next level. The course also examines various tools and technologies available to maximize lead generation and market impact.

The Marketing Strategy and Lead Generation Course counts as one REBAC elective course to be applied towards the ABR® Designation.

Course Goals:

  • Understand and demonstrate your value to today's buyer.
  • Acquire the skills and resources to succeed as a buyer's agent in a dynamic real estate market.
  • Help buyers find the right property at the right terms and price in both buyer's and seller's markets.

Additional Information:

  • 8 Credit Hours (TREC)
  • Textbook Included
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