Being a REALTOR® can sometimes feel like the Olympic Games. In the midst of dealing with tough clients, you’re having to type at Usain Bolt speed to respond to emails, run the baton back and forth between listings, and answer phone calls from teammates. Even with all your hard work, you still feel like you’re in second place.
The ABoR Academy knows a way you can stay on top of today’s competitive industry and win the gold medal — earn a designation! Now is the perfect time for you to dust off those running shoes and run back into the classroom. We have a number of great designations to ensure you take the next step in taking control of your career and bringing home the gold medal!
Why earn a designation?
There are several reasons, but we’ve laid out a few for you. On your mark, get set, go!
- It “pays” off.
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, REALTORS® with at least one designation earned $27,000+ more a year compared to those without one. Now that’s a big increase!
- Learn something new.
Taught by award-winning instructors, designations are a great way to expose yourself new facets of real estate. The material you’ll gain in designation courses will provide you with more confidence and can even help with lead generation.
- Find a mentor.
Especially if you’re a newer REALTOR®, a great way to learn and grow in your professional career is by finding and utilizing a mentor. While being taught by some of the best instructors in the industry, take the time to get to know your instructor and see if he or she can provide you with advice, an extra boost of encouragement, or answer any questions you may have.
- Tackle education hours
All designations offer you continuing education hours to help you maintain your license. For example, Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation courses are worth 10 CE hours and 30 SAE hours. You can also apply GRI’s education credits to course hours needed for license renewals. Looking to get a broker’s license? A designation can help meet those education hours too!
Members get discounts on all designation courses!
Earning one or several designations demonstrates to the public and the industry your commitment to professional development and customer service, so sign-up for courses at ABoR.com/Calendar and start your race to the finish line! We’re all rooting for you!