NAR Education and Resources Guide


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Invest in Yourself
To help you enhance your professional skills and stay ahead of the competition, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
REALTORS® and its Institutes, Societies and Councils offer a wide array of educational resources.

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NAR Education and Resources Guide

  1. 1. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Education & Resources GuideInvest in YourselfTo help you enhance your professional skills and stay ahead of the competition, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OFREALTORS® and its Institutes, Societies and Councils offer a wide array of educational resources.Earn Official NAR Designations and CertificationsBecome more valuable. Develop your skill sets and show prospects and clients that you have the specialized expertise tonavigate the current marketplace. By earning any of the following official designations and certifications you can as muchas double your income. Many designations and certifications are available in-classroom or online through REALTOR®University’s School of Professional Development and Continuing Education.Add designations, double your income. REALTORS® who earn professional designations have a distinct competitive edge as aresult of their increased expertise and marketability. Based on 2011 NAR survey data, the median income of REALTORS® withouta designation was $26,900 and the median income of those with at least one designation was $49,300: a difference of $22,400.Build Your SkillsNAR Designations allow you to: add prestige to enhance your professional image • learn best practices • gain newexpertise • acquire specialized knowledge • increase your value, marketability, proficiency and productivityNAR Designations Accredited Buyer’s Representative (REBAC) Certified Residential Specialist The mark of excellence in comprehensive buyer (Council of Residential Specialists) representation services and expertise. The premier designation for residential sales agents. 800-648-6224 800-462-8841 Accredited Land Consultant Counselor of Real Estate (REALTORS® Land Institute) (The Counselors of Real Estate) Brokerage and management experts for all types The designation for only the most experienced and of land — farms to development. trusted advisors in real estate. 800-441-5263 312-329-8427 Certified Commercial Investment Member General Accredited Appraiser (NAR) (CCIM Institute) Signifies advanced education and experience in Commercial investment real estate experts commercial, industrial and residential property valuation. demonstrating unparalleled financial analysis skills. 800-874-6500, ext. 8268 800-621-7027 Certified International Property Specialist (NAR) Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (NAR) Ensures REALTORS® success in servicing international The Cornerstone of REALTOR® Education. clients in their local community. 800-874-6500, ext. 8264 800-874-6500, ext. 8369 CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® NAR’s Green Designation (NAR) (Institute of Real Estate Management) This residential-focused program offers specific themes, The premier real estate management credential for ranging from sustainability, green building science and property and asset managers. business applications. 800-837-0706 800-498-9422 Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager Performance Management Network (Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers) (Women’s Council of REALTORS®) “THE SOURCE” for real estate business management The REALTOR® designation that combines today’s and leadership solutions. real-world skills with WCR’s powerful nationwide 800-621-8738 referral network. 800-245-8512 Course leading to NAR designations and certifications available online at REALTOR® University.
  2. 2. NAR Designations (continued) Residential Accredited Appraiser (NAR) Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES® Council) Signifies advanced education and experience in analysis Educates REALTORS® to profitably and ethically and valuation of residential property. serve the real estate needs of the fastest-growing market 800-874-6500, ext. 8268 in real estate, clients age 50+. 800-500-4564 REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (NAR) Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (NAR) Exclusive designation for AEs or any REALTOR® The most knowledgeable, experienced and successful association staff with drive, experience and industrial and office specialists. Expect more. commitment to professional growth. 202-449-8200 800-874-6500, ext. 8545 Certifications At Home with Diversity® Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist Giving REALTORS® a competitive edge in NAR’s advanced education-based certification reaching highly profitable, diverse housing markets. designed for resort and second-home professionals. 800-874-6500, ext. 8393 800-874-6500, ext. 8393 Broker Price Opinion Resource Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource With the changing real estate landscape and the NAR’s SFR certification gives you a framework increased use of broker price opinions (BPOs) by for understanding how to direct distressed sellers market participants, the BPOR certification provides to finance, qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to reduce risk, with lenders, tap into buyer demand, safeguard your increase opportunities and create professional BPOs. commission and more! 855-640-8863 877-510-7855 e-PRO® NAR’s certification for social media and online technology. 877-397-3132 Course leading to NAR designations and certifications available online at REALTOR® University. NAR’s Online Education Destination Has Expanded! The Online School of Professional Development and Continuing Education remains the leading provider of NAR’s professional certifications and designations for real estate professionals. REALTOR® University continues to offer more than 400 hours of online real estate education along with webinar, coaching and video centers to help you build your skills and set you apart from the competition. In addition, REALTOR® University plans to offer a new Master’s Degree in Real Estate, beginning spring 2012 subject to approval by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Want to learn more? Visit Publications and Products — Another Great Way to Learn NAR has more IN STORE to help you boost your business. At the REALTOR® Store, NAR is constantly adding new products, offering great discounts and watching the marketplace for the products you need to succeed in your business. Resources include programs and products like: • Customized print on-demand brochures • Social media guides • Home buying and selling guides • Market-driven tools and research • Staging DVDs • And more! Visit today and get a 10% discount on your order when you use code 10OFFR. Use the discount to purchase the Social Media for REALTORS® Series 4 Pack or products in our Print on-Demand Program, and so much more!151-1505