Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
Designation

Improve your marketability as a buyer's agent with this highly-recognized credential.

Why earn your ABR designation?

  • Become an expert in the homebuying process and stand out to clients
  • Use ABR marketing materials such as branded brochures and flyers
  • Access scripts and videos that help answer client FAQs
  • Be entered into the online agent directory and join the ABR Facebook group
  • Attend educational buyer representation sessions and networking events

How To Earn an ABR Designation

Follow the steps below to earn an Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation.

Step 1 - Complete the ABR course

The two-day, 15-hour Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) course can be completed in the virtual classroom at Champions School of Real Estate.

In order to pass, you must receive at least an 80% on the final exam. After you complete the course, you will have 3 years to complete the remaining requirements.

Step 2 - Complete an elective course

The elective course must be ABR-approved and worth at least 8 credit hours. Most electives may also be used for CE credit. All elective-eligible courses are included in the “ABR Elective Courses” section below.

Step 3 - Finalize at least 5 transactions

You must complete at least 5 transactions as a buyer's representative (no dual agency). This may include up to 2 leases.

Step 4 - Maintain active status

Remain in good standing with the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Annual dues are waived for the first year. Fee is $110 thereafter.

NAR dues for 2023 are $150 per agent. This fee is billed through your local REALTOR® association.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), visit the ABR page on the REBAC site.

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The 23-hour Complete ABR Designation Program satisfies all educational requirements for the ABR designation.

Complete ABR Designation Program

$318$338
SAVE $20

Courses included:

  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative course (15 hours)
  • One 8-hour elective of choice:
    • Home Finance Resource course
    • New Home Construction and Buyer Representation course
    • Military Relocation Professional course
    • Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA (PSA) course
    • Marketing Strategy & Lead Generation course

    There are other courses that satisfy the ABR elective requirement, but they are longer than 8 hours and thus not included with this program.

Additional details:

  • FREE books/PDFs included
  • 23 CE credit hours (TREC)

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Required ABR Course

You may take this 15-hour course by itself for CE credit. But to receive the ABR designation, you must also complete the additional required 8 hours of elective credit.

Accredited Buyer's Representative

Designation Course 15 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

Improve your marketability as a buyer's agent with this highly-recognized credential.

Learn how to:

  • Help aspiring homeowners with every step of the process
  • Define your value to clients as a buyer’s representative
  • Hold buyer counseling sessions and build trust with new clients
  • Troubleshoot to fix any issue that might arise
  • Negotiate for your homebuyers and formulate competitive offers
Textbooks / PDFs included TREC Provider #0005 TREC Course #39438

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ABR Elective Courses

The following courses satisfy the elective course requirement for the ABR designation. Keep in mind that you may purchase them at a discounted rate within the Complete ABR Designation Program.

Home Finance Resource

Certification Course 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

Help aspiring homeowners navigate the complicated process of home financing.

Learn how to:

  • Lead buyers through loan prequalification, preapproval, and financing processes
  • Implement Fair Housing practices and the NAR Code of Ethics
  • Communicate market conditions to buyers
  • Explain the different types of mortgage products, processes, and application requirements
  • Help buyers with low credit scores secure financing
Textbooks / PDFs included TREC Provider #0005 TREC Course #43998

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Military Relocation Professional

Certification Course 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

Help veterans and active-duty service members navigate relocation, DoD housing policy, and home financing.

Learn how to:

  • Interpret how Department of Defense policies impact service members’ housing
  • Guide service members through the permanent change of station (PCS) process
  • Explain the basics of Veterans Affairs (VA) financing and connect prospective buyers with VA financing lenders
  • Compare military basic allowance for housing (BAH) rates to market area home prices, mortgage rates, and rents
Textbooks / PDFs included TREC Provider #0005 TREC Course #42557

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Marketing Strategy and Lead Generation

Designation Course 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

Stand out from the crowd and build a unique and balanced marketing strategy that works in today's market.

Learn how to:

  • Develop an effective marketing strategy and define your own brand
  • Create a unique value proposition and demonstrate your appeal to clients
  • Determine your target market and carry out appropriate marketing techniques to reach your audience
  • Leverage social media for marketing purposes and lead generation
  • Track and measure your marketing efforts
  • Follow up and convert potential leads into lifelong clients
Textbooks / PDFs included TREC Provider #0005 TREC Course #38540

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New Home Construction and Buyer Representation

Designation Course 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

The New Home Construction course satisfies the elective requirement for the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) designation.

Learn how to:

  • Guide buyers through the purchase transaction of a new construction
  • Evaluate builders and help clients choose the right one for their needs
  • Work with the builder’s sales representative and develop a mutually beneficial relationship for the homebuyer
Textbooks / PDFs included TREC Provider #0005 TREC Course #32072

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Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA

Certification Course 8 CE Credit Hours (TREC)

Nail down the comparative market analysis (CMA) and become an invaluable counsel to both sellers and buyers.

Learn how to:

  • Perform a CMA to estimate the probable selling price of a property
  • Analyze neighborhoods, regional markets, and trends
  • Adjust comparables using averages and cost data
  • Discuss CMA conclusions and implications with clients
Textbooks / PDFs included TREC Provider #0005 TREC Course #33058

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Classroom

In this method, students must attend all hours in person. This method provides real estate classes that allow students to interact with instructors and peers. This method is beneficial for students who want to study alongside classmates. Students who thrive in conventional school environments will enjoy this method. Course exams are administered on the last day.

Virtual Classroom

Our ChampionsLive!™ virtual classrooms allow students to attend live classes remotely. In this format, classes will be live streamed via Zoom and students will be required to attend on set dates. This delivery method gives you the chance to ask questions and interact with instructors in real time. Each course has instructional assistants that answer questions during the lecture.

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