Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


Add some power plays to your arsenal.

Elevate your negotiation game with this two-day certification! This course will examine different formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win.

The Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification is for real estate professionals who want to sharpen their negotiation skills for successful outcomes. The RENE certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients.


Upcoming Courses

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuition: Members – $275 | Non-Members – $300

6 Hours Elective CE

Instructor: Maurice Hampton

11/4/21 – 11/5/21
CAR Central | 430 N Michigan
Online Course


You must log-in to your webinar course via your computer or the iPhone/iPad/Android app. Webinar classes have a live instructor and live class discussion, just like a physical classroom, but unlike Skype, Zoom or FaceTime, the only face everyone will see is the instructor’s. You must stay signed on the entire time to receive course credit. Have questions or experiencing issues? Check out our FAQ page. FAQ Page Download the App

This two-day certification course will take place as follows:


Crafting a spectrum of tangible negotiation strategies into your own power playbook.

  • Examine negotiation formats and methods
  • Learn the communication styles that best fit a situation
  • Comprehend nuances of timing and tactics


Applying newly acquired tools to real-world scenarios to understand your new negotiation expertise.

  • Evaluate varying circumstances and backstories
  • Define the role of the negotiator and the client
  • Strategize with flexible and adaptable communication

Learning Objectives

  • Learning the Ins-and-Outs: When & How to Negotiate
  • Crafting a Strategy for Any Situation
  • Recognizing Different Patterns and Tactics
  • Adjusting Your Communication Style for Optimum Results
  • Applying the Principles of Persuasion
  • Negotiating Effectively via Different Channels (in person, on the phone, via email, etc.)

Certifications & Designations

Completion of the Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification counts for six hours of Elective Continuing Education (CE) credit. It also serves as an elective for ABR and SRS designations and also gives you two credits towards CRB designation.

Additional Costs

  • Application fee: $159
  • Annual renewal fee: $0

Audit Pricing

  • $125 Member | $135 Non-member

In order to audit this course you must be a current member in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®. You must have already received the designation or certification to be eligible.
Audit registration may not be completed online. To audit a course, please complete the registration form.