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Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course - 15 hours PA Continuing Education Credit/1 Broker Credit

August 7, 2024 9:00 AM - August 14, 2024 5:00 PM (EDT)




The ABR® designation’s two-day core course is specifically designed to: 

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. The designation program establishes a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer’s representative. 

Topics Covered

  • Conveying your value to the buyer-client
  • Conducting a seamless, productive buyer counseling session
  • Guiding a buyer-client through the search-showing-selection process
  • Negotiating buyer-clients' offers
  • Bringing the transaction to a successful close
  • Providing exceptional service

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.

When you decide to earn your ABR® designation, you gain: 

• Ongoing specialized information, programs, and updates that help you stay on top of the issues and trends associated with buyer representation. 

• Access to members-only benefits such as marketing tools and resources, which provide an additional competitive edge for ABR® designees

 You must attend both days to receive credit. Cost includes all class materials and lunch both days.

***Please note, completing this two day course is only one step in achieving your ABR Designation. More information on the remainder of the process can be found here. Further instructions will be provided during and after successful completion of the course.

Additional Education: One elective class is required. If you have taken one of our At Home With Diversity or Real Estate Investing: Build Wealth Representing Investors and Becoming One Yourself, then You can check those one off your list!

You can see a list of accepted electives here. 

5 Confirmed Transactions: These must be solely as a buyer's representative, dual agency does not count, but can include up to two leases.

Maintain your NAR Membership in Good Standing

Apply with NAR: Here is NAR's site all about the designation and the application process.

Please feel free to reach out with any other questions.


Chris Rader 

Professional Experience:

Licensed in 2003. I am a full-time REALTOR®

  • Broker’s License in 2007,Managing Broker from 2010 - 2021,Board of Directors of Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors – 2012 – 2017, 2022 – 2024,Board of Directors of Pennsylvania Association of Realtors – 2013 – 2019.

Licensed / Certified Instructor for the following:

  • ♦ Accredited Buyer Representative Designation
  • ♦ At Home with Diversity Certification
  • ♦ Buyers Forms (Contracts) - PA CE – 3.5 & 7 hours
  • ♦ Expanding Housing Opportunities Certification
  • ♦ Fair Housing 
  • ♦ Marketing the Listing Certification
  • ♦ Military Relocation Professional Certification
  • ♦ NAR Code of Ethics 
  • ♦ NAR Realtor Safety 
  • ♦ Pre-Licensing courses and Exam Prep Course 
  • ♦ Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification
  • ♦ Real Estate Negotiation Expert Designation
  • ♦ Real Estate Professional Assistant Certification
  • ♦ Seller Forms (Contracts) - PA CE – 3.5 & 7 hours
  • ♦ Seller Representative Specialist Designation
  • ♦ Seniors Real Estate Professional Designation
  • ♦ Short Sales & Foreclosures Certification
  • ♦ The Right Start Program (3-day course


Class meets 9am-5pm on Wednesday August 7 & 14 . You must attend both days to receive credit for this course.



$0 COST MEMBER BENEFIT   Regular Price $279.00  


$279.00 Regular Price 

Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. 

Refunds, minus a $25 cancellation fee will be made only when written notice is provided no less than five (5) days prior to course start date. Requests can be sent to 

Cancellations made less than five (5) days prior to course start date may receive partial credit toward a future class at the discretion of the Director. Requests should be sent to 

No refunds will be issued after the start of the class. If a student is dismissed for failure to abide by any school policies, no refund will be given. 

In case of a no show, the student will be charged $25.00. 

There will be a processing fee of $40.00 for returned checks. 

The Minimum Number of Students needed for this class is _15___: If the minimum students are not met 5 days prior to class the class may be cancelled.  

.In the event of a no-show, the student forfeits their registration fee will be billed $25.00 

No refunds will be issued after the start of the class. In the event that a student is dismissed for failure to abide by any school policies, no refund will be given.

Should the school need to cancel a class, participants will be entitled to a full refund.

Contact Information

Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® | PMAR
Name: Dawn Chamberlain
Phone: 570-424-8846
Details: Ext 101
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