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Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation

The ABR® designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to peers and consumers a commitment to providing outstanding service to real estate buyers. The ABR® is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC)—a subsidiary of NAR—to REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

How to earn the ABR® designation:

  • Successfully complete the two-day ABR® Designation Course
  • Successfully complete one elective course
  • Submit documents verifying five completed transactions as a buyer’s representative
  • Be a member in good standing in both REBAC and NAR (or NAR cooperating international association)

What is the cost of annual REBAC membership?

REBAC membership dues are $110 annually. Your first year's membership in REBAC is included free with successful completion of the two-day Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course. Dues are billed annually, with your second year dues invoice prorated to bring your membership to a calendar billing cycle.

What are some of the benefits of belonging to REBAC?

REBAC benefits include an online directory, a private referral network, customizable marketing materials and buyer consultation handouts, suggested scripts for answering buyers’ frequently asked questions, and a monthly newsletter. REBAC keeps you abreast of marketing trends in the real estate industry, as well as legal and legislative issues.

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