From 2011 to 2015, NAR offered a certification program through the Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education to assist agents in providing Broker Price Opinions (BPOs). The certification is called BPOR, and was earned through taking a one-day class, "BPOs: The Agent's Role in the Valuation Process." RPR plays a unique role in this certification because we provide BPO orders to members who completed the training and application process.
As of October 1, 2015, the BPOR certification class is no longer available, but agents who have already received their certification can continue to receive BPO orders.
Enrollments in the BPO program began in June 2011, and the average number of orders received by each participant in 2011 was eight per month, which equates to more than $400 in income per member per month. Through RPR’s relationships in the valuations industry, REALTORS® with the BPOR certification belong to a panel of preferred BPO providers, with priority treatment for receiving BPO orders.
If you are currently involved in the BPO program and need more information, please visit the BPOR website at bpor.org.