2017 Designation Destination

2017 Designation Destination

This event has concluded. Thank you to all who attended. The next Designation Destination series will take place in 2019.

October 9-13, 2017

In association with the NC REALTORS® and NC CRS, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® will host our second Designation Destination event this fall! This is your opportunity to complete coursework towards FOUR different NAR designation/certification courses in ONE week right at home.

For out of town guests, a block of rooms has been reserved at Comfort Inn on the Ocean in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Please call the hotel directly and request to reserve a room for the “OBAR October Event” before October 8th at the rate of $109(+tax) per night/street view OR $139(+tax) per night/ocean view.

All registration is handled online by NC CRS & NC REALTORS® (see links below each course to register).

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation Core Course
Date: Monday, October 9th
Time: 8:00a check in; 8:30a-5:30p course time
Course: “Building a Team to Grow Your Business” (8 core credits)
Instructor: Kim Knapp
Location: Comfort Inn on the Ocean – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Course Description: Whether you are a solo agent wanting to close more transactions or a rainmaker looking to increase your team’s market share, hiring the right person can help grow your business. This course offers strategies for delegating and outsourcing tasks to help you focus on activities that make you the most money. Course instruction and workshops cover a range of responsibilities related to hiring team members, whatever your stage of business growth.
Early bird price: $125 CRS Members/$150 Non-Members.
Price after September 25th: $150 CRS Members/$175 Non-Members.
Registration: Click here to register online.

Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification Course
Date: Tuesday, October 10th
Time: 8:30a check in; 9:00a-5:00p course time
Course: “Home Sweet (Second) Home: Vacation, Investment, Luxury Properties”
Instructor: Karen Storey
Location: Comfort Inn on the Ocean – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Course Description: This course focuses on the knowledge and skill base that real estate professionals need to specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development, or retirement. This course also meets the elective course requirement for the ABR® designation awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC).
Early bird price: $135 NC REALTOR® Members/$150 Non-Members.
Price after October 1st: $160 NC REALTOR® Memberss/$175 Non-Members.
Registration: Click here to register online.

ePRO Certification Course
 8:30a check in; 9:00a-5:00p course time
Date: Wednesday, October 11th
Course: “High-level Digital Marketing Theory”
Instructor: Matthew Rathbun
Location: Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Killgore Training Room – Nags Head, NC
Course Description: Whether you’re already a social media rockstar, or you’re just getting ramped up online and need to learn the basics—ePRO® is for you. The course covers a wide range of topics, including: changing technology, connecting the modern consumer, reputation management, how to use new real estate technologies to your advantage.
Completion of this certification also counts as elective credit for the ABR® (16 credits) and CRS (16 credits). Applying advanced technologies and social media strategies to your business plan expands your capabilities, increases your reach, and builds trust with your customers
Early bird price: $135 NC REALTOR® Members/$150 Non-Members.
Price after October 1st: $160 NC REALTOR® Members/$175 Non-Members.
Registration: Click here to register online. 

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation Courses (TWO DAY)
Date: Thursday, October 12th & Friday, October 13th
Time: 8:30a check in; 9:00a-5:00p course time, each day
Instructor: Matthew Rathbun
Location: Comfort Inn on the Ocean – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Course Description: In this course, students learn how to increase listings and grow their business, demonstrate and communicate their value package to seller clients, understand and apply the Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, understand and comply with state license laws when representing sellers, and to understand and apply methods, tools, and techniques to provide support and services that sellers want and need.
Early bird price: $235 NC REALTOR® Members /$250 Non-Members.
Price after October 1st: $285 NC REALTOR® Members/$300 Non-Members.
(For an additional $25 at registration, you may receive 4 hours CE Elective credit.)
Registration: Click here to register online.

**Be advised: While the coursework is a large part of achieving the majority of these designations, you will be required to take further steps to achieve the title of CRS, RSPS, ePRO or SRS. Upon completion of the course, your credit will be submitted, but you will not achieve the Designation or Certification until you complete all steps necessary. View our Requirements for Designations resource for a list of steps to achieve each designation and certification. 

Registration, less a $25 service fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is submitted in writing on or before October 1, 2017. No refunds will be accepted after the cut-off date.

Please contact Katelin Kight, OBAR Education & Event Coordinator, via email katelin@outerbanksrealtors.com, or phone (252) 441-4036, if you should have any questions about this event.

Interested in financial aid for one of these courses? Check out the NCREEF Scholarship Program. The purpose of this scholarship is to reimburse funds up to $250 for additional education taken to increase your professionalism. This scholarship is not intended to reimburse for CE requirements.