After 22 years of being called “REBAC,” the Real Estate Buyers Agency Council is no more. REBAC is about to undergo a rebrand to be called the Center for Specialized Realtor Education (CRSE) and is expanding its scope.
REBAC joined the National Association of Realtors (NAR) umbrella in 1996, making their Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation officially recognized by NAR.
At the NAR Annual Convention, the Board of Directors changed the name of REBAC to CSRE and broadened their scope to “include oversight of e-PRO, REALTOR® University, the GREEN Council, the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation, and the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification.”
With this expansion in conjunction with the newly revitalized e-PRO designation to include digital mediums, CSRE will likely undergo a rebrand in this year with a new image.
What do YOU think?
Is this NAR’s move toward renewing interest in the alphabet soup of designations in an increasingly DIY environment? Will the rebrand allow consolidation of like designations? What do you think will be in store for CSRE?