Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)

As a REALTOR®, it is vitally important to clearly and frequently articulate your value as a buyer representative. The Accredited Buyer's Representative course is designed to enhance your skills, and Maryland REALTORS® is offering ABR FREE to its members. 

The three-day course will be held virtually by zoom. You must complete all three days to earn the certificate of completion.   The August classes do not offer continuing education credits.  

Day 1:  August 5, 2024 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Day 2:  August 6, 2024 – 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Day 3:  August 7, 2024 – 9:00 am – 1:30 pm 

ABR Can Expand Your Skills 

As a real estate professional, you are tasked with helping buyers understand the value of having an agent represent them. Buying a home is often a complex process that is a massive financial (and possibly emotional) commitment from a buyer.  

Knowing what buyers want is the key to offering services valuable to them. The buyer’s agent represents the buyer in all transactions and ensures that their best interests are not put aside. In short, buyer’s agents are the ones on the buyer’s side! Protecting and safeguarding their information, a buyer’s agent helps them navigate finding the right property at the best prices and terms. 

ABR Course Learning Objectives 

  • Understand and demonstrate your value proposition to today’s buyer. 
  • Acquire the skills and resources to succeed as a buyer’s agent in a dynamic real estate market.  
  • Understand the importance of using a buyer representation agreement and acquire the skills and scripting necessary to assist in getting the agreement signed. 

How to Earn Your ABR 

  1. Complete the ABR Designation Course
    This is the three-day course MD REALTORS® is providing at no cost to its members.
  2. Complete one of the ABR Elective Course Options
    You must complete one of the ABR elective courses.  Check with your local board to see when they are holding the courses.
  3. Confirmed Transactions
    Finalize five transactions solely as a buyer's representative (no dual agency).
    This can include up to two leases.  These transactions do not need to fall within a specific period of time.
  4. Active Status – Apply for ABR
    Maintain active and good membership status in the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) and the National Association of REALTORS®.  When you successfully complete the designation course, you’ll officially become a REBAC member and an ABR candidate, which unlocks access to REBAC benefits for one year at no cost to you.


A desktop or laptop is recommended and you should be in a learning environment away from distractions for the best possible learning experience. Maryland REALTORS® is not responsible for any technology/internet issues you may encounter.

Please come prepared to take notes. Each instructor has a different method of teaching, and no instructor will have 100% of the information that they verbally express on a handout/slide/etc.

Once you register, additional information, materials, and a link to the meeting will be emailed to you prior to the event.