Real Estate Designations and Certifications

GRI: Graduate REALTOR® Institute

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.



The education requirements for the GRI vary by state. Visit Texas REALTORS®
for more information about the requirements for receiving the GRI in Texas. *Recognized by NAR


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The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer's agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients.

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Non-NAR Designation

Accredited ASP Stagers and Agents are trained under strict guidelines using established staging techniques. When you prepare your home to go on the market, hire an ASP because they are the true leaders in the Home Staging and Real Estate Industries. *Non-NAR designation

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An initiative to provide real estate agents with tools to grow their business as well as expand home ownership opportunities. AHWD agents are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues, inviting a wider volume of business from a variety of cultures.

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Non-NAR Designation

These classes provide students a marketing program with techniques to use to generate new leads and increase profit.

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These classes will provide agents with a high level of knowledge on best practices, ethical rules and completing TAR & TREC forms.

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This course will provide an explanation of what clients expect during a transaction and will help agents understand how to successfully close a deal. The course will cover the buying & selling process, contracts, risk reduction, prospects and more.

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Social media skills are essential to the marketing efforts of REALTORS. This designation will discuss all platforms of social media and how to use it in your business.

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The Military Relocation Professional course teaches agents to work with current and former military members, at any time, and their unique housing needs. The course will teach agents of current regulations regarding military housing guidelines.

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The Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions.

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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 to be skillful advocates for their clients.

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SRS, Seller Representative Specialist, is the premiere seller agency designation, conferred by the SRS Council and its Authors, recognizing real estate professionals who have completed advanced special education representing sellers.

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The SRES® Designation program trains REALTORS® to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50+.

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The SFR certification is designed for agents to help real estate agents help sellers work through the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.

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Non-NAR Designation

The Texas Affordable Housing Specialist certification combines five MCE courses that equip you with the knowledge to help first-time homebuyers and increase homeownership and retention in Texas.

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This statewide certification requires completion of three-hour leasing education courses covering leasing and marketing residential properties.

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