The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
ABR Designation Requirements:
There are four major requirements to attain and use the ABR designation:
- Successful completion of the two-day ABR Designation Course, including an 80% passing grade on the exam.
- Successful completion of the one elective course (see list below), including an 80% passing grade on the exam, within three years of completing the ABR Designation Course.
- Documentation verifying five (5) completed transactions in which the ABR candidate acted as a buyer representative. Any transactions closed prior to taking the ABR Designation course or closed within three years after completing the course are eligible for credit.
- Be a member in good standing with the Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.