Vivid Real Estate Learning Center is proud to offer The National Association of REALTORS® Designations and certifications. Designations and certifications help members increase their skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledge experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.


Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) (Oct. 29-30)

10-29-2020 9:00 am - 10-30-2020 5:00 pm

Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course 

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and join the ranks of the best in buyer representation? Now is the time to earn the ABR® designation.

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation represents a benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. It is designed to provide real estate professionals with practical skills, training, and resources to build their business and the expertise they need for an edge in serving today’s home buyers. Click here for more info regarding the ABR® designation.

What do you gain?

  • Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of homebuyers.
  • Ongoing specialized information, programs and updates that help you stay on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing homebuyers.
  • Access to REBAC members-only marketing tools and resources, which provide an additional competitive edge.

CLASS DATE/TIME: September 29-30 (2 day Class) Check in 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  •  Sept 29: 9 AM - 5 PM (Check in starts @ 8:30 AM)
  •  Sept 30: 9 AM - 5 PM


  • Zoom 

How to Earn the ABR® Designation

Four requirements must be met:

  1. Completion of the Two-Day ABR® Course - Successful completion of the two-day ABR® designation course, including an 80% passing grade on the exam. After successful completion of the ABR designation course, you will have three years in which to complete the other requirements.
  2. Completion of an ABR® Elective Course - Successful completion of one of the ABR® elective courses, including an 80% passing grade on the exam, within three years of completing the designation course. Click here for a complete list of the ABR elective course listings.
  3. Documentation of Transactions - Documentation verifying five completed transactions in which you acted solely as a buyer representative (no dual agency). Any transactions closed prior to taking the ABR® Designation Course or closed within three years after completing the ABR Designation Course are eligible for credit. Documentation necessary for each of your five completed transactions:Copy of the signed buyer agency agreement OR purchase/sale agreement OR disclosure. The contract must verify the agent's name and/or include the agent's signature as the buyer's agent. Providing only the name and/or signature of the buyer's agent's broker is not sufficient.Copy of the closing/settlement statement verifying that each transaction closed.
  4. NAR Member in Good Standing - NAR membership in good standing.

All requirements must be completed within three years of passing the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR® ) Designation Course. 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.


Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification Course virtual via ZOOM (Dec. 10-11)

12-10-2020 9:00 am - 12-11-2020 5:00 pm
Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification Course virtual via ZOOM (Dec. 10-11)

(RENE) Certification course virtually via Zoom

GREAT NEWS! This 2-day course has been approved by the Arkansas Real Estate Commission (AREC) to count for six (6) hours towards your 2020 Continuing Education (AR licensees only).  EVEN BETTER NEWS: It also counts as an ABR, CRB and SRS Elective.

PRICE: $149 UNTIL OCT. 31. After Oct. 31, price increases to $199

This 2-day course is an interactive experience to help negotiators elevate their game! You will examine all types of negotiation formats and methods so that you can play the game to win. A full spectrum of tips, tools, techniques and advantages will be provided so that negotiators can provide effective results for their client. The 2nd day of the course focuses on real-world field scenarios to help negotiators apply the power tools, techniques and tactics learned on the first day.  Understanding the tactics and techniques is one thing, but learning how to recognize them being done and using them effectively requires practice. These field scenarios provide the foundational experience and practice negotiators need to master so they can effectively advocate for their client.

CLASS DATE/TIME: December 10-11 (Check in each day 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM)

  •  Dec. 10 - 9 AM to 5 PM  
  •  Dec. 11 - 9 AM to 5 PM


  • This class will be conducted live via ZOOM


  • Improve your negotiating skills
  • Learn about behind-the-scenes issues and how to deal with them
  • Learn how to handle a wide range of personalities and situations
  • Learn how to sort out the competing objectives of the parties involved in a transaction


  1. Complete the two-day RENE Certification Course (You must attend both days)
  2. Submit your application and one-time application fee of $159 (application will be mailed to you after course completion)
  3. Be a member in good standing of NAR


Maurice Taylor, ABR, GRI, CRS, MRP, RENE, CRB, SRES, Green, e-PRO, PSA, AHWD