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Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation (ABR®) (In-Person Training, 06/11 - 06/12/2024)

Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation (ABR®) (In-Person Training, 06/11 - 06/12/2024)

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 9:00 AM - Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:30 PM (PDT)


This class is now FULL! To be added onto the Waitlist* for this seminar, please contact our office at 425-974-1011. (*Please note that spots are limited and cannot be guaranteed.)

Cost: FREE* for SKCR Members only; Non-Members $295.00, 14 Clock Hours.
(** Attendance required for both days/sessions of class to receive clock hour credit.)

*Thanks to a grant from the National Association of REALTORS®, we’re pleased to offer the ABR Designation course complimentary to SKCR members. Thank you for being a member!


SESSION 1: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 09:00AM - 04:30PM PST
SESSION 2: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 09:00AM - 04:30PM PST

Lunch & Refreshments Sponsored by:

  • Session 1: Janet Olson, Fidelity National Home Warranty
  • Session 2: Lisa Lotus, Taurus Home Inspection

Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation (ABR®)

Show Homebuyers You’re Serious!

The recently updated Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course will give you the professional tools and knowledge to be an advocate and guide for your buyer-clients.

The goal of the ABR® two-day designation course is to educate and prepare buyer’s reps to provide the top-notch service and fidelity to buyers and to offer methods for building your buyer representation business. In each course module, you will examine a different topic and ultimately create a comprehensive guide to help you become an effective, efficient and profitable buyer’s representative.


  • Get referrals from the ABR community.
  • Be recognized as a true professional in the area of buyer representation.
  • Master the latest information, trends, ideas and controversies in the field.
  • Access marketing tools designed especially to enable you to attract buyer clients.
  • Be included in the nation’s largest directory of professional buyer reps.
  • Have your name visible daily on the Internet.
  • Attain the most coveted designation in the field of buyer representation.
  • Elect basic and advanced training options to help you succeed.

After completion of the course, you'll be on your way to earning the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR®) Designation

Additional Information:

This course is the main requirement for the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation. Successful completion of this course also fulfills the elective-course requirement to earn the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation.

Please note there are annual dues that must be paid to earn and maintain this designation. Visit the How to Earn Your ABR® page to learn more.


Requirements to attain and use the ABR® designation:

  1. Meet the REBAC® education requirement – complete a 2-day ABR Designation Course.
  2. Complete one elective course.
  3. Obtain practical experience acting as a buyer’s representative in 5 documented and verifiable transactions (transactions that occurred any time prior and up to 36 months after course completion).
  4. Be a member in good standing with REBAC® and the National Association of REALTORS® at all times.

In addition to successfully completing the ABR 2-day course, student must successfully take and complete one elective course. We do not offer all elective courses at all times. If you do not see a course you’d like to take, please visit the REBAC Web site at for a complete list of national course offerings.

After completing this two-day course, you will have achieved ABR® “Candidate Status”, a three-year period during which you must fulfill the remaining ABR® Designation requirements in order to earn your ABR® Designation. The two-day course covers agency, service delivery, marketing and promotion, and negotiation and risk management.

Only REALTORS® who meet all these requirements and have been officially awarded the ABR® designation are permitted to call themselves an ABR® and use the ABR® logo.


IMPORTANT! Attendance requirements: This is an in-person training. To receive CE credit, attendees must sign-in and attend the full duration of class. Those who arrive more than 30 minutes late to the session will not be eligible to receive CE credit.

Sponsored By: U.S. Bank, N.A.

Instructor: Michael “Smit” Smith
Michael Smith, a.k.a. “Smit” has been working in the residential real estate industry for over 25 years. Smit’s trifecta expertise combines his experience as a real estate broker, owner and mortgage lender and his degrees in law to bring a well-rounded approach to his teaching. Smit’s NAR designation courses have been taught throughout the PNW. His passion for real estate, finance and teaching has led him to create and launch several custom courses as well, addressing current trends such as Survival Skills in a Changing Market (Covid19), What you should Know about STR’s and Real Estate Finance for Realtors. Smit’s classroom is an energetic experience as he drives towards a high level of participation by students. You will enjoy his style of teaching, where “Smit Happens” quite often and with memorable results.

*Only Active Seattle King County Association REALTOR® members are eligible to register for this course free of charge as a special member benefit and thanks to a grant from the National Association of REALTORS®.

Cancellation Policy:
*Pre-registration required. Only Pre-Paid registrants will guarantee reservation.
(Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of scheduled class for refund)


FREE for SKCR Members Only
Non-Members – $295.00

Seattle King County REALTORS®
12410 SE 32nd St Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 9:00 AM - Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:30 PM (PDT)


SESSION 1: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 09:00AM - 04:30PM PST
SESSION 2: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 09:00AM - 04:30PM PST

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