Designations & certifications
Many SEVRAR members, who have earned a REALTORS® designation, find the skills they learn invaluable. Holding professional designations acknowledge additional experience and expertise in various areas of the real estate business. Please know that there are additional items, fees, and courses you will need to complete to receive some of these designations and certifications. Be sure to thoroughly read the requirements for each course.
GRADUATE REALTOR® INSTITUTE DESIGNATION
Stay on the cutting edge of real estate standards and practices with a Graduate REALTORS® Institute (GRI) certification. On average, a GRI designee earns nearly 50% more than the average agent without a designation. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile). GRI recipients are better equipped to serve and protect their increasingly sophisticated clients because of their understanding of new technology, laws, and procedures.
UPCOMING GRI CLASSES
Date: August 15, 2019
Instructor: Jimmy Vercellino
Early Bird Rate Ends: 08/05/19
GRI: Sellers Representative Specialist
Date: August 28-29, 2019
Instructor: Adorna Carroll
Early Bird Rate Ends: 08/18/19
ACCREDITED BUYER REPRESENTATIVE
Through REBAC, real estate professionals can hone their skills in representing the needs of home buyers in real estate transactions and earn the coveted Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation. In addition to providing comprehensive training in buyer representation, REBAC helps its members maintain their superior skills and develop their business opportunities through continuing real estate education, updates on issues and trends, marketing tools, membership events, consumer awareness campaigns and more.
UPCOMING ABR CLASSES
AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY (AHWD) CERTIFICATION
The At Home With Diversity® course will prepare you to work effectively with – and – within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers. Real estate professionals who adapt to increasing cultural diversity in the market and who wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and are able to expand opportunities.
The At Home with Diversity® course is the core course in order to obtain the At Home with Diversity® Certification. The At Home with Diversity® course counts for elective credit toward the ABR®, CIPS, CRS, RSPS and PMN designation.
UPCOMING AHWD CLASSES
AHWD Certification Fair Housing
Date: September 13, 2019
Instructor: Laura Kovac
Early Bird Rate Ends: 09/03/19
CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER
The Certified Residential Property Manager (CRPM) program was developed and designed to hone knowledge and skills in topics that relate to the day-to-day business of a property manager. The curriculum was developed in concert with property management attorneys and longtime property manager practitioners.
UPCOMING CRPM CLASSES
*Registration does not open until 30 days before the class date.
By becoming an e-PRO®, you not only prove to consumers that you use the most advanced real estate technology to provide exceptional service, you also take the lead in your market with the many benefits the e-PRO® certification offers your business.
Advantages of the e-PRO Certification:
- Consumers find you first through a search on our e-PRO® website.
- Your name stands out at REALTOR.org and White Pages at REALTOR.com®.
- You customize all e-PRO® marketing materials to work best for you.
- You gain new networking opportunities with tech-savvy REALTORS®.
The e-PRO certification is a two-day course. Day one of the course is offered at SEVRAR and day two of the course is only offered online.
UPCOMING e-PRO® CLASSES
MILITARY RELOCATION PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. Service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.
UPCOMING MRP CLASSES
PRICING STRATEGY ADVISOR (PSA) CERTIFICATION
Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels and those working with either buyers or sellers, the National Association of REALTORS® PSA certification provides a framework for understanding:
- The purpose and benefits of CMAs.
- Terminology of pricing and valuation.
- The Code of Ethics as it relates to pricing.
- How to identify appropriate comparable, and where to find information about them.
- The role of supply and demand in pricing.
- How to adjust comparable.
- Specific challenges and special situations in making adjustments.
- How to guide clients through the CMA.
- How to work with appraisers.
- How to hone your pricing skills and practices.
UPCOMING PSA CLASSES
REALTOR® CERTIFIED RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
The rCRMS program increases member’s knowledge and allows them to successfully manage real estate transactions for clients while reducing exposure to risk. REALTORS® who earn this certification go the extra mile to protect their client’s interests as well as their own. They recognize that in today’s litigious society, good REALTORS® need to anticipate the pitfalls in real estate transaction for their clients and themselves and be well prepared to avoid them.
UPCOMING rCRMS CLASSES
Date: August 26
Instructor: Kathy Laswick / Jesi Wolnik, Esq.
REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATION EXPERT
The 2-day course is an interactive experience to help negotiators elevate their game! The course examines all times of negotiation formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win.
A full spectrum of tips, tools, techniques, and advantages will be provided in day one so that negotiators can provide effective results for the clients. The second day of the course focuses on real-world field scenarios to help negotiators apply the power tools, techniques and tactics learned on the first day.
Upon completing this course you will:
- Improve your negotiating skills.
- Learn about behind-the-scenes issues and how to deal with them.
- Learn how to handle a wide range of personalities and situations.
- Learn to sort out the competing objectives of the parties involved in a transaction.
UPCOMING RENE CLASSES
Date: December 4 – 5, 2019
Instructor: Evan Fuchs
Early Bird Rate Ends: 11/25/19
SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
The Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES®) designation seeks to instill knowledge and understanding of and empathy for 50+ real estate clients and customers. REALTORS® will develop the business building skills and resources needed for specialization in the 50+ real estate market. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.
UPCOMING SRES CLASSES
Date: October 7 – 8, 2019
Instructor: Laura Kovacs
Early Bird Rate Ends: 9/27/19
SELLER REPRESENTATIVE SPECIALIST
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
UPCOMING SRS CLASSES
Date: August 28 – 29, 2019
Instructor: Adorna Carroll
Early Bird Rate Ends: TBD
We understand the demand for flexible online training. That’s why we partner with the best in online education for your real estate needs. Whether you are looking for CE classes or wanting to advance your career with designation classes, there is an online class available for your needs.