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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

Apr 26

VIRTUAL: Home Finance Resource (HFR) Certification

*THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY OVER TWO DAYS: Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm ET daily. You must be present all hours of both days—no makeup days nor partial credit will be available.

NO CE Credit.

GCAAR is excited to offer for the first time the new Home Finance Resource (HFR) certification course, launched by NAR in May 2022.

The Home Finance Resource (HFR) Certification Course is designed to provide you with foundational education to help you confidently explain key pieces of the loan origination process. With the skills that you gain from this course, you will also be equipped to provide guidance on navigating mortgage applications and alternative financing options for all types of buyers. This course will teach you how to guide your buyers through the mortgage preapproval process by, for example, creating a mortgage application checklist with all of the documents they’ll need. The course also covers resources for addressing low credit scores, alternative financing options like first-time homebuyer assistance or low-down payment programs, and how to avoid the most common mortgage sticking points in a transaction. For example, the mortgage preapproval—not just prequalification—has become key for buyers competing against multiple offers in today’s market.

Key takeaways include:

In order to earn the certification, you must: 1) Actively participate on camera in all hours of the course across both days; 2) Be a REALTOR® member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and 3) Complete an application and pay a one-time fee of $89 to NAR after successfully completing the course.

More information on the HFR Certification can be found here:

**For each day of class, the connection instructions email with the Zoom link, compliance details, and course materials is sent by 5 pm ET the business day before the class.

***Cancelation Policy:

Instructor: David Piatek

Virtual Class:
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Member $139.00 / $99.00 before 4/12/2023
  • Non-Member $169.00 / $169.00 before 4/12/2023