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Maria Lourdes Couto

Sales Associate

Accredited Buyers Representative

Four (4) requirements must be met to attain and use the ABR? designation:
1. 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 (3) years in which to complete the other ABR designation requirements

2. Successful completion of one of the ABR? elective courses, including an 80% passing grade on the exam, within three (3) years of completing the ABR? Designation Course.  Click here for a complete list of the ABR? elective course listing.
3. Documentation verifying five (5) 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 (5) 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. Membership in good standing in the Real Estate BUYER?S AGENT Council and  the National Association of REALTORS?.

Please note: The first year membership in REBAC is free with the ABR? Designation course. However, every year thereafter will require payment of annual dues.