& Certifications

Designation and Certification Opportunities

Greater Denton/Wise County Association of REALTORS® gives you the opportunity to show your clients you are an expert in the industry with designation and certification offerings.
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The National Association of REALTORS® and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses. Visit the National Association of REALTORS® website to view available courses.

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Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council helps prepare real estate professionals to represent buyer clients in residential real estate transactions and provide the quality of service and degree of fidelity to buyers that sellers have customarily enjoyed. It also offers ideas and methods for building a buyer representation business and tools for conducting buyer counseling sessions.
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Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
The Texas-specific Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation is obtained by attending an intensive series of courses that total 90 hours of classroom instruction. Texas REALTORS® who’ve earned their GRIs earn twice as much as non-designees.
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Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA (Pricing Strategy Advisor, PSA)
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 they often have about home values.
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Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation, recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®, is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. SRS is a global community of REALTORS® who use their ideas and expertise to professionally and ethically represent sellers.

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Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Ethically and profitably serve the real estate needs of clients over the age of 50. Designees will learn about the lifestyle needs of maturing clients as well as services to offer them while earning their trust and respect.
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Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS)
When looking for help in finding that perfect tenant or finding that perfect rental property to call home, landlords and tenants want the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and can guide them through the process. Be in the know with how to provide real estate services that meet the needs of this market and win future referrals.
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Texas Accredited Commercial Specialist (TACS)

The Texas Accredited Commercial Specialist certification teaches you how to represent clients, perform market analyses, negotiate, and understand property development and management. The TACS will also equip you with skills in marketing and business development. This certification shows that you’ve pursued an intensive course of study in commercial real estate and that you’re dedicated to providing the highest level of service to clients.

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C2EX: Commitment to Excellence
Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) from the National Association of REALTORS® empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It’s not a course, class, or designation—it’s an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.
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