Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification
RENE is the first and only negotiating certification recognized by NAR.  There is no annual membership or recurring dues (other than REALTOR® membership).  The Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) confers the certification upon completion of the course requirements and remittance of a one-time $159 credentialing fee.  

Required courses include:
The Power Negotiator’s Playbook
Advanced Field Negotiations

The Power Negotiator’s Playbook
In this course, you’ll discover how to leverage your options and alternatives in order to give your client the tools to make the best possible choice.

You’ll learn to:
Prepare by crafting a strategy to provide effective results.
Adapt communication styles for best results.
Negotiate through various media.

No CE credit 

Cost: Members $150; Non-members $175

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