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The Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS) certification equips one with the knowledge to help first-time and underserved homebuyers and increase sustainable homeownership in Texas. The certification consists of 12 CE hours, including the mandatory 4-hour United Texas: Housing Initiatives that Work course. Additional course electives will vary by association. Any combination of courses can be taken to achieve the certification, as long as those courses total at least 12 hours.

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.

Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.
New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.
GRI designees:
Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
Are recognized nationally.
Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.

This Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation is the premier negotiation designation in real estate. Agents who earn this designation have advanced negotiation skills and can better help clients achieve their goals. Students will learn how to strategically plan their negotiations, how to deal with overly competitive negotiators, and how to persuade and influence the other side of the transaction. You can be sure a CNE designated agent will be able to make the most of any given situation.