NAR Affiliate Spotlight
Monthly, the Center for REALTOR® Development will be sending you profiles of their strategic NAR content partners so that you may learn a little bit more about them and their programs. Their first spotlight focuses on the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of NAR.
REBAC was founded in 1988 by a REALTOR® who predicted an approaching groundswell of interest in the direct representation of buyers. In 2016 REBAC celebrated its 20-year affiliation with NAR.
At the heart of REBAC is its Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, one of NAR’s most prominent, well-known, and widely-held credentials. Its crown jewel is the ABR® designation course, which is a 2-day educational program that covers agency, agency relationships, providing buyer customer service, buyer agreements, counseling sessions, offers and negotiation, and building your buyer representation business.
Obtaining the ABR® designation requires: completion of the ABR® 2-day course in the classroom or online, completion of an approved elective course, as well as demonstration of practical knowledge though evidence of completed transactions from the buyer side. Maintaining the ABR® credential requires annual dues and affords substantial member benefits. These include a suite of customizable promotional materials, client education resources and websites, and networking forums.
Below, we have provided links for you to the ABR® suite of online coursework available on Center for REALTOR® Development’s learning platform, and invite you to check out the different courses and electives that belong to this program.
The two-day Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation course establishes a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help you succeed as a buyer’s representative. It teaches how to conduct a buyer counseling session, use buyer representation agreements, negotiate buyer clients’ offers, and bring transactions to a successful close.