Designations and Certifications
REALTOR® Income With Designations Continues to Rise
Earning one or more designations continues to make a difference in REALTOR® earnings. Based on 2013 NAR survey data, the median income of REALTORS® without a designation was $33,500 and the median income of those with at least one designation was $61,100: a difference of $27,600. (Source: 2013 NAR Member Profile)
NAR and WVAR offer designations and certifications for a wide range of real estate specialties. Earning these designations and certifications helps members to increase their expertise and marketability, giving them a professional advantage.
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.
Through NAR’s Green Designation, the Green Resource Council provides ongoing education, resources and tools to help real estate practitioners find, understand, and market properties with green features.
REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas.