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Designations & Certifications

Stand out from the crowd and add a designation or certification to your license!

Designations

Real estate credentials that require annual dues.

Certifications

Real estate credentials that require an application fee, but no annual dues

Most Popular Real Estate Designations or Certifications

singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

At Home With Diversity (AHWD)

A ground-breaking professional education initiative designed to provide America’s real estate professionals with training and tools to expand their business as well as home ownership opportunities for more Americans. The AHWD Certification relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues inviting a wider volume of business from a greater variety of cultures. Participants will learn about the people who make up the local market, their values, customs, real estate needs, and expectations of real estate professionals. Specifically, the course helps participants develop skills in cross-cultural communication and strategic business planning.
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singleCredit: 1 Hour CE

Historic Home Specialist: Preservation in Action Tour (HHS)

The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) highlights the importance of promoting and protecting the unique historic structures, archaeological sites, and design features of San Antonio. REALTORS® learn regulations, processes, and programs to better understand historic properties and accurately guide clients when buying or selling. This certification is not recognized by NAR.
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singleCredit: 3 Hours CE

Historic Home Specialist: Resources and City Process (HHS)

Historic Home Specialist:  Historic Preservation is about telling the story of our city, neighborhoods, and homes. As a community, we preserve so that we can strengthen neighborhoods, build the local economy, provide economic, cultural, and environmental sustainability, create jobs, and tell the story of San Antonio. You will learn about the design review process and resources for you to share with your clients. Experts will help to dispel myths of owning historic property. During the course our team will teach you terminology about architectural styles and district context so that you’ll be prepped to market any house!
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singleCredit: 2 Hours CE

Historic Home Specialist: Unique to San Antonio

Historic Home Specialist: Unique to San Antonio “Genealogy of a House”, We’ll be talking further about how to research and share the history of a home. This course will demonstrate how to access resources available online that can help establish a construction date, find a builder/developer/architect, identify previous residents and owners, and more. We’ll take a deep dive into building research so that you can be a valuable resource to your clients and uncover San Antonio history. Course#42971 CE Hours: 2 0008 – REALTOR® Academyand more. We’ll take a deep dive into building research so that you can be a valuable resource to your clients and uncover San Antonio history.
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Cancellation Policy: Any course/class may be cancelled at the discretion of the REALTOR Academy. In the event of cancellation, all fees paid will promptly be refunded in full or will be applied to another class at the registrants’ discretion.

Refund Policy: For CE courses, a full refund or credit will be made/applied to any registrant who has paid tuition and canceled or reschedules prior to two business days of the course. A refund, less a $50 service fee will be applied to any registrant who cancels or reschedules within two business days of the course. There are no refunds for same day cancelations (day of class) and for partial attendance.

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singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

New Home Construction and Buyer Representation

This course will serve as an introduction to the new homes sales market for real estate sales agents. The course consists of three modules to address what a buyer’s representative needs to know in order to succeed at representing buyers in the new-home sales market. Students will gain an understanding of the new home sales process and the type of services the buyer needs. They will also learn where and how to find new home sales business.
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singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification

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.
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singleCredit: 13 Hours CE

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation (SRES) Certification

The SRES Designation Course helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices. This course seeks to instill knowledge, understanding, and empathy for 55+ real estate clients and customers.
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singleCredit: 8 Hours CE

Short Sales and Foreclosures (SFR) Certification

For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales, as well as help buyers, pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market-they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term.
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singleCredit: 10 Hours CE, 30 Hours SAE

TACS1: Introduction to Commercial Real Estate

Topics include fundamentals of commercial real estate finance and economics 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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singleCredit: 10 Hours CE, 30 Hours SAE

TACS2: Commercial Real Estate Property Development

Commercial Real Estate Property Development. Topics include commercial leasing, property development, and appraisal valuation methods. 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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singleCredit: 10 Hours CE, 30 Hours SAE

TACS3: Commercial Real Estate Marketing & Negotiation

Topics include assessing the merits of investment property, appropriate contract forms and addenda, and how to develop a self-aware business plan.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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singleCredit: 18 Hours CE

Texas Residential Leasing Specialist Designation (TRLS)

Landlords and tenants want a real estate professional who understands their needs and guides them through the residential leasing process. Learn how to provide real estate services that meet the needs of this market and gain future referrals. This statewide certification, which offers 12 hours of CE, requires completion of four three-hour leasing education courses: • The Essentials of Residential Leasing • The Texas REALTORS® Residential Lease Agreement • Agency Issues Impacting Property Managers and Leasing Agents • Marketing and Leasing Residential Properties
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singleCredit: 18 Hours CE

Texas Residential Property Manager Certification (TRPM)

As a follow-up to the Texas Residential Leasing Specialist, gain knowledge on current business issues impacting property management, how to mediate tenant and owner relations and the ins and outs of the TAR Property Management Agreement. This certification program consists of 6 courses over 3 days.
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