Accredited Buyer's Representative. (ABR®) Designation

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 2, 2024 4:00:54 PM

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate professionals passionate about working with buyer clients and want to acquire enhanced business skills that lead to service level excellence.

Who Should Consider the ABR® Designation?
This prestigious designation is tailored to real estate buyers' agents committed to enhancing their expertise in assisting buyer-clients throughout the home-buying process. REALTORS® who achieve the ABR Designation will stand out in a competitive market.

Attend PSAR's FREE ABR® Class on May 30th and May 31st, 2024

What Benefits Does the ABR® Designation Offer?

1. Advanced Education

Embarking on the ABR® designation journey enriches your understanding and skills, making you a more competent agent in the eyes of potential home buyers. This program offers a robust educational experience focusing on the needs and trends relevant to home buyers, ensuring you are well-equipped to handle various buyer scenarios effectively.

2. Exclusive Resources and Tools

As an ABR® designee, you gain exclusive access to members-only publications, marketing tools, and comprehensive resources crucial for remaining in the forefront of a fast-evolving real estate marketplace. These are tools that will enable you to market your services more effectively and efficiently.

3. Networking and Referrals

Joining the ABR® community opens up networking opportunities with other real estate professionals. Relationships lead to referrals and collaborative prospects, expanding your business reach and potential client base.

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How to Earn the ABR® Designation

  • Take this two-day Core Designation Course (free to PSAR Members*)
  • Complete one of the ABR® elective classes
  • Document five completed transactions in which you acted solely as a buyer representative. (These transactions do not need to fall within a specific period of time.)
  • Membership in good standing in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
  • Membership in good standing in REBAC

Application Process and Future Cost

  • Submit the application and documentation of five completed buyer-agent transactions.
  • The first year of REBAC membership is free
  • The second year is $110, but prorated based on the month you joined REBAC
  • $110 per year thereafter


The ABR® Designation is earned only by completing a series of achievement benchmarks, each of which demonstrates your superior skill set and advanced knowledge. 

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