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Designations & Certifications

Real estate is a tough, competitive business. Studies have shown that REALTORS® with one or more designations considerably increase their income-earning potential.

The Greater Harrisburg REALTORS® Institute, in partnership with the Pennsylvania REALTORS® Institute, the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg, and other organizations, offers a variety of designation and certification programs throughout the year. You will find the designation courses being held at GHAR under Continuing Education. You may also want to check out PAR’s statewide education calendar at These include courses leading to the:

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
  • REALTOR® e-PRO (e-PRO)
  • SRS
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)


Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation (ABR®) (15 hours)

The goal of the 2-day ABR Designation Core Course is to establish a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer’s representative. Students will learn how to build a buyer-representative business, value the services they perform on behalf of buyer-clients, increase confidence to work toward a signed buyer representation agreement…

Rick Zalek

CNE1 (Core Concept Course) (15 hours)

Course topics include: Getting better results for your clients, communicating your value to clients, knowing how to handle tough negotiators and difficult situations, winning multiple offer situations, dealing effectively with changing markets and more. Approved for 1 broker elective credit and 15 hours of PA Real Estate CE for the 2018-2020 cycle.  Cost is $349, including materials. For more information and to register…

Mike Everett, CNE, MCNE
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