Become an Affordable Housing & Certified Military Residential Specialist

The Texas Affordable Housing Specialist certification equips REALTORS® with the knowledge to help increase sustainable home ownership. It aims to educate you about state programs available to assist buyers and to provide information to help at-risk homeowners manage their current situation. The more you know about affordable housing programs, the better you can assist your clients in making home ownership a reality.

Participation in all three days is required to earn the designation.

Day 1:  United Texas:  Texas Affordable Housing Specialist
(approved for 4 hours of MCE, provider #0001)

HAR Bay Area OR HAR Montgomery County
(Both being offered via video conference)
November 18
9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
$50 (if paid and registered separately)

Day 2:  FHA Lending
(approved for 4 hours of MCE, provider #0001)

HAR Bay Area OR HAR Montgomery County
(Both being offered via video conference)
November 19
9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
$50 (if paid and registered separately)

Day 3:  Certified Military Residential Specialist
(approved for 4 hours of MCE, provider #0001)

HAR Bay Area OR HAR Montgomery County
(Both being offered via video conference)
November 20
9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
$50 (if paid and registered separately)

Texas Affordable Housing Specialist Package Deal (All 3 Days):  $120



The GRI designation is the most widely recognized of the national real estate designations. Consisting of three courses, each is taught by experts in their respective fields.  Topics include: Finance, Marketing and Brokerage.  This is a great program for new members seeking SAE credit.

GRI 3:  Brokerage
HAR Central
Dates: December 5-6 and 9-10

Investment for each GRI Segment: $295 for HAR Members and $325 for Non-Members * GRI is approved for 9 hours of MCE or 30 hours of SAE



Earn Your Social Media Pro Designation with this 2-Day Intense SMP Boot Camp!

This two-day program will take you through all of the most popular and widely used social networking platforms while explaining how to use them in your business.  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging, smart phones, tablets, video and advanced use of these tools will be covered throughout the session

Location & Dates:

HAR Montgomery County,
November 21-22


HAR Central,
December 17-18

Each day will run 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is approved for 12 hours of MCE. The cost for this program is $149. (TREC# 12-00-014-23958, Provider Number 0002)


Completer Your Master Certified Negotiation Expert Designation

The MCNE designation is the premier negotiation designation in real estate! Earning your MCNE designation demonstrates that you have invested considerable effort to bring your negotiation skills to the highest professional level in real estate. And your clients want that!

The MCNE® designation is awarded to students who successfully complete all of the following courses:

  • Certified Negotiation Expert (2 days)
  • Mastering Email Negotiations in Real Estate (1 day)
  • Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Buyer’s Agents (1 day)
  • Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Listing Agents (1 day)
  • Negotiating Across Generations in Real Estate (3 hours)
  • Cultural Factors in Real Estate Negotiations (3 hours)

The MCNE designation will be clear evidence to your clients that you are the best-trained agent to help meet their needs. The results you achieve on behalf of your clients will be far above average, which will translate to more clients through referrals and direct advertising.

Advanced Negotiations for Sellers

November 20
HAR Central
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Approved for 6 hours of MCE, TREC #06-00-043-22701

Negotiations:  Generational & Cultural Factors

November 21
HAR Central
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Approved for 6 hours of MCE, TREC #22517 & 22518

The cost for each full day program is $99

Leasing 101 – Understanding the Basics of Leasing

Today’s market has shown a significant increase in the number of leases.  Take advantage of this opportunity by learning the basics of leases and gaining insight into all the new rules and obligations for you and your clients.

Location:  HAR Central
Date: December 17
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Approved for 6 hours of MCE. TREC # 06-00-033-22891. The cost for this program is $39


Evictions – What Every REALTOR® Needs to Know

Evictions will always be a part of property management.  Whether you own or manage just one residential unit or hundreds, you will need to know what steps to follow to initiate a successful eviction suit.  In this course, you will learn the details of the eviction process for when a tenant does not pay rent or is holding over after a lease term, and how to file eviction suits for persons in foreclosed properties.  You will also have the information needed to prepare a script for trial as an aid to properly present statements and information at an eviction hearing.  The material also provides information concerning evicting tenants who are in military service, tenants who file pauper’s affidavits, and tenants and former owners residing in foreclosed properties.

Location: HAR Central
Date: December 20
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(Approved for 3 hours of MCE, Provider #0001). The cost for this program is $35.


Today’s Agent – Go Paperless, Go Mobile

This program includes the following courses:

ipad 101 – Tablets for Today’s REALTOR®  and The Ultimate Mobile Agent

  • What tablet should I use?
  • Learning to sync your iPad
  • Basic How-To Guide
  • What apps should I have?
  • How to make folders, move folders, & organize your apps

Leave the Desk Behind– Learn to Become Mobile

  • Putting together your Mobile Toolbox
  • How to use your iPhone/Droid & iPad in the field
  •  Writing contracts and digitally signing with your clients
  • Remotely accessing your computer through the Cloud
  • Hands on with Foundational Apps- Dropbox, Evernote, Carbonite and Iannotate
  • Rocking apps for your Droid/iPhone to Wow your clients
  • Everyday Apps to be time efficient
  •  Amy’s favorite apps!

Location and Dates:  HAR Montgomery on December 6 OR HAR Central on December 13

Each day will run 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is approved for 6 hours of MCE. The cost for this program is $59. (Provider Number 0002)



Seller Representative Specialist

This two-day program focuses on providing the REALTOR® practitioner with the tools necessary to represent seller clients in a variety of formats. Particular attention is given to differing listing models, office policies, field issues, legal and code ramifications to representing sellers in today’s changing environment. Topics include manual and e-methods of procuring listings, securing the listing, staging the property and marketing venues, representing the seller client when converting consumer inquiries, co-broking with cooperating agents, protecting the interests of the client when fielding multiple offers, negotiating the offer and inspection phase issues, multiple offer situations, in addition to following the pending transaction to closing. If you are looking for a formula to compete in the market place, this is the course for you. It’s time to get our seller’s prepared for the robust market. You’ll be amazed at all of the great ideas that you’ll take away from this course including how to never negotiate your commission again!

Location: HAR Central
Date:  December 3-4, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Approved for 14 hours of MCE, Provider #0002) (TREC #14-00-035-25517)
The cost for this program is $295 for HAR Members ane $305 for non-HAR Members.

Attention Brokers and Office Managers: 

The mandatory Broker Responsibility Course is now being offered at HAR! The cost for this six-hour program is only $50 and will satisfy the TREC broker responsibility course requirement.

Sign up for classes TODAY!

Contact the HAR Professional Development Department at (713) 629-1900  ext. 370