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Bigger Benefits Await

Earn more than just a designation with ABR®

Gain Access

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The Center for REALTOR® Development, in partnership with NAR, is offering the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation Course (a $295 value), at no cost for all of 2024.

For more information and course dates, please visit become.abr.realtor.

The ABR® Advantage

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designees advocate for homebuyers and are recognized as distinguished agents in the industry. When you earn the designation, you receive benefits that will help advance your brand, business, and network.

Global Connections

Global Connections for ABR® designees

Join our international network to exchange expert advice, best practices, referrals and more.

Extended Benefits to Agents and Brokers

Agent and broker benefits

See the resources we provide that enable both agents and brokers to thrive.

Specialized Education

Specialized training as an ABR® designee

Experience continuous opportunities to expand your current industry knowledge.

Hear for yourself

  • The brochures, scripts, and monthly newsletter are full of helpful information that makes you a better agent and puts you above the crowd.

    Holly Riggins, ABR®
    Watford City, ND
    Holly Riggins, ABR designee

ABR® Benefits Snapshot

Today’s Buyer’s Rep

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Monthly newsletter delivers buyer-centric tips and resources.

ABR® Referrals & Networking Group

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Where ABR® designees share referrals and best practices.

TBR HotSheet

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A weekly scan of online stories and resources delivered by email.

Homebuyer's Toolkit

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A 10-step reference guide, helpful for first time buyers and repeat buyers alike.

Marketing Materials

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Professionally designed and customizable brochures, flyers, postcards, and more aimed at different types of buyers.

Member News

  • Building Your Pipeline

    In light of the current market dynamics and shifting industry norms, it’s critical for buyer agents to prioritize building and nurturing their client pipeline like never before. With severely limited inventory, high interest rates, and high prices, the home search can be a lengthy and uncertain process for many buyers.

    Even if you have a healthy number of buyer-clients you’re currently working with, they may be slower to get to the closing table—if at all!

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  • Low Inventory and Overcoming Implicit Bias

    It’s clear that 2023 was challenging for homebuyers and agents alike, but 2024 market forecasts signal increased buyer activity.

    In the recent “NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun reported that the number of existing-home sales declined an estimated 18% in 2023 after another near 18% drop in home sales in 2022. That puts 2023 on track as the worst year for home sales since 2008 and 1995. 

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