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REALTOR® Family Designation Programs

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses. Take Online: Click Here


Accredited Buyer's Representative / ABR®

ABR® education provides REALTORS® with what they need to stay competitive in today's market. Member benefits such as marketing tools, a referral network and other resources, help to promote their business. Courses for the designation are available both in person and online.

Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council)
Contact REBAC at rebac@realtors.org, 800/648-6224, or visit www.rebac.net.

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Accredited Land Consultant / ALCsm

The REALTORS® Land Institute serves a unique constituency in the real estate industry -– those who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage land assets, including vacant, transitional land; agricultural and pastureland; timberland; and ranch and recreational properties. Through its rigorous Land University curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALCsm) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest level of education, experience, and professionalism.

Presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)
Contact RLI at RLI@realtors.org, 800/441-5263, or visit www.RLILand.com.

Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIMsm

CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, valuation and investment analysis. The CCIM business network includes more than 7,500 designees and an equal number of candidates principally in North America, but also in Asia and Europe. CCIMs are backed by a respected education program, as well as superior technology products and business resources.

Presented by the CCIM Institute
Contact CCIM at 800/621-7027, or visit www.ccim.com.

Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS®

The Certified International Property Specialist Network (CIPS Network) comprises 2,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of REALTORS®. The CIPS® designation prepares REALTORS® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues.

Presented by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Contact Information Central at  NAR International, 800/874-6500, ext. 8369, or visit  CIPS Education .

Certified Property Manager / CPM®

Acquire valuable real estate management skills through educational offerings leading to the CPM® designation. CPM® Members have the competitive edge in every area of real estate management from residential to commercial to industrial.

Presented by Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
Contact IREM® Customer Relations at 800/837-0706, ext. 4650, or visit www.irem.org.

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRBsm

The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRBsm) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management. The CRBsm designation is awarded to REALTORS®sm Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity. CRB Courses are offered in a classroom setting or online in the Council's e-Learning Center.

Presented by Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers
For more information, e-mail info@crb.com, call 800/621-8738, or visit www.CRB.com. who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB

Certified Residential Specialist® / CRS®

Agents can maximize their potential by earning the CRS® Designation and joining the organization that has served top-producing residential sales agents since 1977. The more than 35,000 CRS® Designees benefit from nationwide referral opportunities, a professional image that attracts customers, and sales and marketing support. The CRS® Designation is awarded to experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training in listing and selling, and meet rigorous production requirements.

Presented by Council of Residential Specialists
Contact Customer Service by e-mail at CRS Help, call 800/462-8841, or visit www.crs.com.

Counselor of Real Estate / CRE®

The Counselor of Real Estate – or CRE – is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Only 1,100 practitioners throughout the world carry the CRE® designation. Membership is by invitation only.

Presented by The Counselors of Real Estate
Contact CRE® at 312/329-8427, or visit www.cre.org.

General Accredited Appraiser, GAAsm

Certified general appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the GAAsm designation. The GAAsm designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Call 800/874-6500 ext. 8268, or visit Appraisal Designation Programs.

NAR's Green Designation / GREEN

The National Association of REALTORS® created NAR's Green Designation to provide ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.  The course curriculum requires completion of a 12hr Core Course and a 6hr Elective Course in either residential, commercial, or property management.  All courses are available in live lecture and online formats.  NAR's Green Designation gives designees the tools to become a community leader and resource in sustainable issues.

Presented by The Green REsource Council
Established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Green REsource Council serves real estate professionals by providing comprehensive training and access to cutting-edge resources and tools as well as promoting green excellence, leadership, and consumer awareness within and across multiple real estate disciplines. Practitioners who complete the 3-day program are awarded NAR's Green Designation, the only green training program recognized by the NAR. For information on the Green Designation, e-mail greendesignation@realtors.org, call 800/498-9422, or visit www.GreenREsourceCouncil.org.

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Graduate REALTOR® Institute / GRIsm

Members involved in residential real estate who want a solid base of information for their practice will want to participate in the REALTOR® Institute program and earn the GRIsm designation.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Contact your State REALTOR® Association for course dates and locations.
NAR maintains a clearinghouse of information for individuals interested in the GRIsm program. For more information call 800/874-6500 ext. 8215.

Performance Management Network / PMN

The Performance Management Network (PMNsm) is a new REALTOR® designation that's built from the ground up to bring you the real-world skills, the know-how and the tools that will keep your business out front and on top of a lighting-fast market. This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, focusing on the idea that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. The curriculum is driven by the following topics: negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning & systems, personal performance management and cultural differences in buying and selling.

Presented by Women's Council of REALTORS®
Contact the WCR at Education Department, 800/245-8512, or visit the WCR Web site.

REALTOR® association Certified Executive / RCE

Association executives interested in demonstrating commitment to the field of REALTOR® association management should pursue the RCEsm designation. AEs are recognized for their specialized industry knowledge and their association achievements and experience.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Contact Renee Holland, 312/329-8545. More information can be found at the Association Executives Homepage.

Residential Accredited Appraiser / RAAsm

Certified residential appraisers wishing to increase their visibility should consider pursuing the RAAsmsm designation is awarded to appraisers whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Call 800/874-6500, ext. 8268, or visit the Appraisal Designation Programs Web site. designation. The RAA

Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES®

The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES designation you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across North America and Canada to help you in your business.

Presented by SRES Council
Call 800/500-4564 or visit www.seniorsrealestate.com.

Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® / SIOR®

Individuals certified with the SIOR® designation are top producers in industrial and office real estate brokerage. SIOR's network includes more than 2,800 members in 480 cities in 20 countries on six continents. The Society's mandatory re-certification requirement assures clients of the designee's excellence in the fast changing commercial brokerage field.

Presented by Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
Contact Membership at 202/449-8200 or visit www.sior.com.

NAR Family Certifications


At Home With Diversity / AHWD®

A ground-breaking professional education initiative designed to provide America's real estate professionals with training and tools to expand their business as well as home ownership opportunities for more Americans. AHWD certification relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues inviting a wider volume of business from a greater variety of cultures.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information on this course and its business principles, please contact Diversity, 800/874-6500 ext. 8393, or visit At Home With Diversity.

e-PRO®

e-PRO® is a revolutionary training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is the first major trade group to offer certification for online professionalism. e-PRO® is not just about technology - it's about how you can leverage your most powerful asset, your people-skills, into doing more business on the Internet.
e-PRO® gives you:
  • Exhaustive Internet Training
  • Unique Competitive Advantage
  • Professional Distinction
  • CE credit is now available in several states

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information on the e-PRO® certification, call 800/874-6500 ext. 8543 or visit www.eProNAR.com.

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Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist / RSPS

RSPS certification is offered by NAR Resort for resort and second-home professionals around the world. REALTORS® specializing in resort and second-home markets and interested in demonstrating their knowledge and expertise should pursue the RSPS certification. The RSPS core certification requirement includes the NAR Resort & Second-Home Market Course. RSPS applicants will also choose from twenty three different elective choices including courses from the NAR Education Matrix and the NAR Resort Symposium held every 18 months.

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information, call NAR Resort 312/329-8393 or visit the NAR Resort Web site.

Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource / SFR

REALTORS® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures. Your ability to close short sales and foreclosures depends in part on your confidence in seeing these transactions through. Begin building your confidence today with SFR!

Presented by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
For more information e-mail SFR@realtors.org, call 877/510-7855, or visit www.realtorSFR.org .



Designations and Certifications Not Affiliated with NAR
  • (J) PSA: Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification - 7 CE

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
    JTHS - MIAMI Office, Jupiter, Florida

    Learn more at: www.pricingstrategyadvisor.org

    Registration: 8:30 am

    Class: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Members: $79 

    Non-Members: $99

    This course is approved for 7 HRS of Continuing Education. Florida rules require that we monitor attendance and we can not issue credit for less than the number of approved hours. In order to receive credit for your course, please arrive on time and stay for the entire class.  Sign-in and Sign-out is required for this class to receive full credit.

    The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

    Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels and those working with either buyers or sellers, the PSA certification provides a framework for understanding:

    • The purpose and benefits of CMAs
    • Terminology of pricing and valuation
    • The Code of Ethics as it relates to pricing
    • How to identify appropriate comparables, and where to find information about them
    • The role of supply and demand in pricing
    • How to adjust comparables
    • Specific challenges and special situations in making adjustments
    • How to guide clients through the CMA
    • How to work with appraisers
    • How to hone your pricing skills and practices


    Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA is an approved elective for the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designations.

    How to Earn Your PSA Certification:

    • Complete the one-day course, Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA
    • Pass exam
    • Complete two, one-hour Webinars
    • Submit your application, including payment of the one-time $179 application fee

  • (E) PSA: Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification - 7 CE

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
    East Broward - DCOTA Office, Dania Beach, Florida

    Learn more at: www.pricingstrategyadvisor.org

    Registration: 8:30 am

    Class: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Members: $79 

    Non-Members: $99

    This course is approved for 7 HRS of Continuing Education. Florida rules require that we monitor attendance and we can not issue credit for less than the number of approved hours. In order to receive credit for your course, please arrive on time and stay for the entire class.  Sign-in and Sign-out is required for this class to receive full credit.

    The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

    Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels and those working with either buyers or sellers, the PSA certification provides a framework for understanding:

    • The purpose and benefits of CMAs
    • Terminology of pricing and valuation
    • The Code of Ethics as it relates to pricing
    • How to identify appropriate comparables, and where to find information about them
    • The role of supply and demand in pricing
    • How to adjust comparables
    • Specific challenges and special situations in making adjustments
    • How to guide clients through the CMA
    • How to work with appraisers
    • How to hone your pricing skills and practices


    Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA is an approved elective for the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designations.

    How to Earn Your PSA Certification:

    • Complete the one-day course, Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA
    • Pass exam
    • Complete two, one-hour Webinars
    • Submit your application, including payment of the one-time $179 application fee

  • (H) PSA: Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification - 7 CE

    Friday, September 29, 2017 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
    MIAMI HQ, MIAMI, Florida

    Learn more at: www.pricingstrategyadvisor.org

    Registration: 8:30 am

    Class: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Members: $79 

    Non-Members: $99

    This course is approved for 7 HRS of Continuing Education. Florida rules require that we monitor attendance and we can not issue credit for less than the number of approved hours. In order to receive credit for your course, please arrive on time and stay for the entire class.  Sign-in and Sign-out is required for this class to receive full credit.

    The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

    Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels and those working with either buyers or sellers, the PSA certification provides a framework for understanding:

    • The purpose and benefits of CMAs
    • Terminology of pricing and valuation
    • The Code of Ethics as it relates to pricing
    • How to identify appropriate comparables, and where to find information about them
    • The role of supply and demand in pricing
    • How to adjust comparables
    • Specific challenges and special situations in making adjustments
    • How to guide clients through the CMA
    • How to work with appraisers
    • How to hone your pricing skills and practices


    Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA is an approved elective for the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designations.

    How to Earn Your PSA Certification:

    • Complete the one-day course, Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA
    • Pass exam
    • Complete two, one-hour Webinars
    • Submit your application, including payment of the one-time $179 application fee

  • (F) ABR: Accredited Buyer Representation - 11hrs CE

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 (8:30 AM) to Friday, October 6, 2017 (5:30 PM)
    NE Broward Office, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    An Accredited Buyer’s Representative stands out in the crowd.  Establish a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help you succeed as a buyer’s representative.

    • Build a buyer representation business
    • Value the services you perform on behalf of buyer-clients
    • Increase confidence to work toward a signed buyer representation agreement if written buyer representation agreements are customary in your market
    • Gain methods, tools, and techniques to provide the support and services that buyers want
    • Winning the Buyer as a Customer
    • Forming a Buyer Relationship
    • Putting Buyer Representation into Action
    • Offers, Counter Offers, and Negotiations
    • Bringing the Transaction to a Successful Close
    • Winning Repeat Business and Referrals

  • (H) ABR: Accredited Buyer Representation - 11hrs CE

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 (8:00 AM) to Friday, October 13, 2017 (5:30 PM)
    MIAMI HQ, Miami, Florida

    An Accredited Buyer’s Representative stands out in the crowd.  Establish a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help you succeed as a buyer’s representative.

    • Build a buyer representation business
    • Value the services you perform on behalf of buyer-clients
    • Increase confidence to work toward a signed buyer representation agreement if written buyer representation agreements are customary in your market
    • Gain methods, tools, and techniques to provide the support and services that buyers want
    • Winning the Buyer as a Customer
    • Forming a Buyer Relationship
    • Putting Buyer Representation into Action
    • Offers, Counter Offers, and Negotiations
    • Bringing the Transaction to a Successful Close
    • Winning Repeat Business and Referrals

  • (J) Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification - 8hrs CE

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM)
    JTHS - MIAMI Office, Jupiter, Florida

    Learn more at: www.militaryrelocationpro.org

    Registration: 8:00 am

    Class: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Members: $79 

    Non-Members: $99

    This course is approved for 8 HRS of Continuing Education. Florida rules require that we monitor attendance and we can not issue credit for less than the number of approved hours. In order to receive credit for your course, please arrive on time and stay for the entire class.  Sign-in and Sign-out is required for this class to receive full credit.

    The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

    Course Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the processes and procedures involved in a military relocation and how these impact service members' relocation and housing choices.
    • Use demographics of the military market to formulate business strategies and determine service offerings.
    • Provide information to help service members through a rent or buy/sell decision-making process.
    • Enhance your sensitivity to the emotional issues involved when a military family relocates.
    • Identify and provide services that help service members find and purchase suitable homes.
    • Apply knowledge of the PCS process to guide service members through the real estate transaction.
    • Explain the basics of VA financing.
    • Recognize situations in which a buyer is eligible for VA financing.

    How to Earn Your PSA Certification:

    • Complete the one-day course, Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification Core
    • Pass exam
    • Complete two, one-hour Webinars
    • Submit your application, including payment of the one-time $195 application fee

  • (W) Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification - 8hrs CE

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM)
    West Broward - Sawgrass Office, Sunrise, Florida

    Learn more at: www.militaryrelocationpro.org

    Registration: 8:00 am

    Class: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Members: $79 

    Non-Members: $99

    This course is approved for 8 HRS of Continuing Education. Florida rules require that we monitor attendance and we can not issue credit for less than the number of approved hours. In order to receive credit for your course, please arrive on time and stay for the entire class.  Sign-in and Sign-out is required for this class to receive full credit.

    The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

    Course Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the processes and procedures involved in a military relocation and how these impact service members' relocation and housing choices.
    • Use demographics of the military market to formulate business strategies and determine service offerings.
    • Provide information to help service members through a rent or buy/sell decision-making process.
    • Enhance your sensitivity to the emotional issues involved when a military family relocates.
    • Identify and provide services that help service members find and purchase suitable homes.
    • Apply knowledge of the PCS process to guide service members through the real estate transaction.
    • Explain the basics of VA financing.
    • Recognize situations in which a buyer is eligible for VA financing.

    How to Earn Your PSA Certification:

    • Complete the one-day course, Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification Core
    • Pass exam
    • Complete two, one-hour Webinars
    • Submit your application, including payment of the one-time $195 application fee

  • (F) Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (9:00 AM) to Friday, November 10, 2017 (5:00 PM)
    NE Broward Office, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    Learn more at: www.seniorrealestate.com

    Registration: 8:30 am

    Class: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Members: $199 

    Non-Members: $249

    REALTORS® who want to specialize in the real estate needs of maturing Americans are earning the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation.  By taking the SRES® course, REALTORS® will be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.

    The SRES® course highlights topics including distinguishing characteristics and trends related to the 50+ population; housing, finance, and retirement income considerations of these consumers; outreach methods for building 50+ clientele; and counseling strategies to help clients and customers plan ahead for life transitions. Participants can learn:

    • Key differences in housing options, from age-restricted communities to age-in-place design to assisted living
    • Applications of the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)
    • Ins and outs of reverse mortgages
    • How to use pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions
    • Ways in which Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security affect real estate decisions of clients and customers who are 50+

    How to recognize and protect their clients from mortgage finance and loan schemes and scams that target 50+ borrowers

    How to Earn Your SRES® designation:

    Three (3) requirements must be met to attain and use the SRES® designation:
    1.Successful completion of the two-day SRES® designation course, including an 80% passing grade on the exam.
    2.Active membership in the National Association of REALTORS®.
    3.Active membership in the SRES® Council. (New designees receive one-year membership in the Seniors Real Estate Council® FREE. Annual dues are $99 each year thereafter.)

  • (H) Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification - 8hrs CE

    Friday, November 10, 2017 (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM)
    MIAMI HQ, MIAMI, Florida

    Learn more at: www.militaryrelocationpro.org

    Registration: 8:00 am

    Class: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Members: $79 

    Non-Members: $99

    This course is approved for 8 HRS of Continuing Education. Florida rules require that we monitor attendance and we can not issue credit for less than the number of approved hours. In order to receive credit for your course, please arrive on time and stay for the entire class.  Sign-in and Sign-out is required for this class to receive full credit.

    The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

    Course Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the processes and procedures involved in a military relocation and how these impact service members' relocation and housing choices.
    • Use demographics of the military market to formulate business strategies and determine service offerings.
    • Provide information to help service members through a rent or buy/sell decision-making process.
    • Enhance your sensitivity to the emotional issues involved when a military family relocates.
    • Identify and provide services that help service members find and purchase suitable homes.
    • Apply knowledge of the PCS process to guide service members through the real estate transaction.
    • Explain the basics of VA financing.
    • Recognize situations in which a buyer is eligible for VA financing.

    How to Earn Your PSA Certification:

    • Complete the one-day course, Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification Core
    • Pass exam
    • Complete two, one-hour Webinars
    • Submit your application, including payment of the one-time $195 application fee

  • (J) Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation

    Monday, November 13, 2017 (9:00 AM) to Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (5:00 PM)
    JTHS - MIAMI Office, Jupiter, Florida

    Learn more at: www.seniorrealestate.com

    Registration: 8:30 am

    Class: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Members: $199 

    Non-Members: $249

    REALTORS® who want to specialize in the real estate needs of maturing Americans are earning the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation.  By taking the SRES® course, REALTORS® will be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.

    The SRES® course highlights topics including distinguishing characteristics and trends related to the 50+ population; housing, finance, and retirement income considerations of these consumers; outreach methods for building 50+ clientele; and counseling strategies to help clients and customers plan ahead for life transitions. Participants can learn:

    • Key differences in housing options, from age-restricted communities to age-in-place design to assisted living
    • Applications of the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)
    • Ins and outs of reverse mortgages
    • How to use pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions
    • Ways in which Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security affect real estate decisions of clients and customers who are 50+

    How to recognize and protect their clients from mortgage finance and loan schemes and scams that target 50+ borrowers

    How to Earn Your SRES® designation:

    Three (3) requirements must be met to attain and use the SRES® designation:
    1.Successful completion of the two-day SRES® designation course, including an 80% passing grade on the exam.
    2.Active membership in the National Association of REALTORS®.
    3.Active membership in the SRES® Council. (New designees receive one-year membership in the Seniors Real Estate Council® FREE. Annual dues are $99 each year thereafter.)