Professional Development Update

Accredited Buyer Represenative, ABR

The ABR® Designation: For Real Estate Buyer Agents:

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. When you decide to earn your ABR®, you gain:

  • Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of home buyers.
  • Ongoing specialized information, programs and updates that help you stay on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing home buyers.
  • Access to REBAC members-only marketing tools and resources, which provide an additional competitive edge.
  • The third elective day will cover new home construction. The goal of this course is to help licensees gain the product and transaction knowledge needed in order to guide buyer-clients through the steps and processes for purchase, construction, and customization of a new home.

This course is approved for 24 hours of MCE credit.

Date: March 2-4
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: HAR Central
Investment: $299

Sign up today at www.har.com/edu.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES

The SRES® designation course seeks to instill knowledge and understanding of and empathy for 50+ real estate clients and customers.

Completion of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation Course is an essential step for REALTORS® in understanding the distinct real estate goals, concerns, and needs of seniors today. This course looks at key differences in housing options, from age-restricted communities to age-in-place design to assisted living; applications of the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA); the ins and outs of reverse mortgages; the use of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions; and developing a team of senior specialists, including estate planners, reverse mortgages lenders, clutter and staging specialists, and more. THIS COURSE FEE INCLUDES YOUR FIRST YEAR DUES FOR THE SRES COUNCIL OF $99.

Date: March 30 – 31
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: HAR Central
Investment: $179

Sign up today at www.har.com/edu.

Seeking In-Office Training for Your Agents?

The Houston Association of REALTORS® has two member outreach Specialists dedicated to visiting real estate offices and sharing updates on tools, MLS, REALIST and much more. *There is no charge for this great service, so contact HAR’s Education Coordinator, Theresa Northam, at 713-629-1900 ext. 264 today to schedule your on-site training.
*Additional charges apply to classes that are fee-based.

Take Your Business to the Next Level with TRLP

Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program  Applications NowAvailable…

HAR is now accepting applications for those interested in taking their business to the next level by participating in the 2015 Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program From Business and Financial planning to Spokesperson Training and everything in between, this eight month program will equip participants with the tools necessary to grow both personally and professionally.

Contact the education department at (713) 629-1900 ext. 6 or via email at rita@har.com to receive the application. More information is also available online at www.har.com/membertraining.


Rita Klein

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