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Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®

Designations and Certifications

GMAR provides 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.

 

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ABR®

Becoming skilled at buyer representation will help REALTORS® change the way they do business and cater to clients at every stage in the home buying process. An Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) will gain a unique understanding of home buyer's needs and how to best serve them, specialized information to stay on top of home buying issues and trends, and exclusive resources to share with your clients and give you even more of a competitive edge.

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CRS

The Council of Residential Specialists has over a thirty-year legacy of giving residential real estate professionals the tools they need to be successful in any market. CRS delivers the education, resources and connections agents need to achieve their goals. Beyond the referral network, the high-caliber online and classroom courses and the benefits of membership, earning the CRS Designation is really about learning proven methods for making more money. Find out how you can get on the proven path to success today.

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Green

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. Register to take the new, completely residential-focused NAR Green Designation. The innovative program offers specific themes, ranging from sustainability, green building science and business applications. Green your practice, and your bottom line.

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GRI

The GRI designation is a powerful tool to attract and build new business. You'll increase your skill level across the entire landscape of real estate with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.

SRS

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
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SRES®

The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how 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 the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.

 

NAR Family Certifications

At Home With Diversity

Learn to work effectively with – and within – today's diverse real estate market. The At Home With Diversity certification teaches you how to conduct your business with sensitivity to all client profiles and build a business plan to successfully serve them.

PSA

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 with NAR’s PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certification.

ePRO

NAR's e-PRO® Certification Program teaches you to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today's savvy real estate consumer. Course topics for Day 1 include the changing market, creating an online presence and reputation management. Day 2 provides hands-on discovery of business tech tools, such as an e-strategy, micro-blogging and NAR resources. Students will be awarded the e-PRO® certification upon completion of both days.

MRP

NAR's Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.

SFR

For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new "traditional" real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today's market — they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term. 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®.

RENE
The Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification is for real estate professionals who want to sharpen their negotiation skills. The RENE certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients.

RSPS

The Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche.

 

NAR Research - Personal Gross REALTOR® Income

Updated statistics for average gross income of members with designations (incl. ABR®) vs. members without.

  2007 Survey
2006 Gross Income
2008 Survey
2007 Gross Income
2010 Survey
2009 Gross Income
2011 Survey
2010 Gross Income
2012 Survey
2011 Gross Income
Designations
No Designations $40,000 $33,200 $29,700 $26,900 $28,900
ABR® $77,000 $67,900 $54,600 $46,800 $48,826
CRB $96,000 $102,000 $75,900   $63,821
CRS $91,300 $90,500 $66,200 $66,800 $70,441
Green     $40,000   $52,110
GRI $75,900 $69,800 $51,000 $48,500 $50,753
SRES®     $51,800 $61,000 $46,887
Certifications
No Certifications $42,400 $37,500 $37,500 $29,500 $26,667
At Home with Diversity $46,700 $51,700 $51,700   $50,229
e-PRO® $62,800 $61,000 $61,000 $44,600 $53,571

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