The Resource-Efficient Home: Remodels, Retrofits, Renovations, and New-Home Construction
NAR Green Day 1: The Resource-Efficient Home: Remodels, Retrofits, Renovations, and New-Home Construction
covers the distinguishing characteristics that make a home resource thrifty. The course looks at why consumer
demand for these homes is increasing and how both the homes and consumer expectations impact the market.
The course prepares real estate professionals to provide advice and sources of information to help homeowners
improve the resource efficiency of their homes from low-cost fixes and DIY projects to retrofitting and replacing
systems to big budget remodeling projects. The course also looks at constructing a new, resource-efficient home
and the value that real estate professionals can bring to the design and build team.
Representing Buyers and Sellers: Resource-Efficient Homes
NAR Green Day 2: Representing Buyers and Sellers: Resource-Efficient Homes, the second course in the
designation program sequence, focuses on applying your knowledge of resource-efficient, smart, and certified
homes and adapting your core real estate skills to build business success in the niche market for resource-efficient
There are three parts to the program — each can be delivered individually or as a series:
PART 1: “Building Your Business and Demonstrating Your Value”
PART 2: “Converting Buyers and Building Your Buyer-Side Business”
PART 3: “Neutralizing Seller Concerns & Building Your Listing-Side Business”
RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert)
The Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification is for real estate professionals who want to sharpen their negotiation skills. The RENE certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients.
Certified International Property Specialist / CIPS
Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The program includes five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, and an influential network of 2,000 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.
The At Home with Diversity® course is a comprehensive cultural diversity outreach program that will help real estate companies diversify their workplaces and improve the industry’s ability to serve culturally diverse consumers. Built on the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing Act, this training provides participants with tools to build diversity outreach into their businesses to best serve a dynamic and growing market.
NEW Recommended Elective Course: Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) is a 4-hour education elective course developed by NAR® and designed to help real estate professionals understand affordable housing issues and their role in increasing housing opportunities. The class is designed to educate students on the range of affordable housing opportunities and clients seeking them; increase students’ knowledge and understanding of how affordability impacts the housing market, their clients, their business, and their community; help students analyze affordable financing options through credible lenders, including local, state, federal, and non-profit assistance programs for buyers and renters; and teach students how to better leverage partnerships and resources to expand housing opportunities through workforce housing initiatives, green building concepts, and advocacy to benefit the student, their clients, and their communities.
NAR’s Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support. Presented by REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council).
Enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values with NAR’s PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certification.
This certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche.
Seller Representative Specialist / SRS
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.
The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business. SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business. Presented by SRES® Council.
Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success.