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Build your resume and boost your reputation with an IREM Skill Badge

IREM Skill Badges are resumé building courses that equip you with the specialized skills needed to be an effective property manager, without the commitment or experience and portfolio requirements of a certification program. With a Skill Badge, you can:

  • Learn the core competencies that real estate managers need most to help you in your day-to-day work
  • Establish your credibility with a digital badge that can be added to your social media, email signatures, and anywhere you have a digital footprint
  • Remain current with market trends and new development by expanding your knowledge beyond your IREM training to keep you at the forefront of your field

Check out available skill badges below.

  • Leasing Skill Badge

    Leasing Skill Badge

    With more and more offices vacating their spaces and residents in major cities relocating to the suburbs, property management professionals need skills to enhance leasing efforts to attract residents and tenants. IREM’s Skill Badge in Leasing will teach you key leasing strategies for all property types – commercial and residential – so that you can gain verified expertise in this important area.

    With the Leasing Skill Badge you’ll learn:

    • Leasing strategies and procedures
    • Understanding and negotiating the lease
    • Managing resident and tenant relations
  • Marketing Skill Badge

    Marketing Skill Badge

    Marketing is a real estate management tool that helps you position your property to succeed in your marketplace by effectively attracting and retaining residents and tenants. Learn marketing strategies for all property type – commercial and residential – and build your competencies to help your property flourish.

    With the Marketing Skill Badge you’ll learn:

    • Economics of marketing and leasing
    • Analyzing the market
    • Setting rents
    • Marketing strategies, trends, and social media
  • Maintenance and Risk Management Skill Badge

    Maintenance and Risk Management Skill Badge

    Real estate managers know that a good maintenance team is invaluable and that skilled maintenance professionals can be hard to find.

    IREM offers a Maintenance and Risk Management Skill Badge to help real estate managers:

    • ensure that their maintenance staff has the skills needed for effective building management
    • gain the knowledge and training needed to help reduce loss and preserve the owner’s investment.
  • Managing Distressed Properties Skill Badge

    Managing Distressed Properties Skill Badge

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many real estate management professionals to deal with distressed properties that are a financial burden and potentially unattractive to prospective renters and buyers.

    IREM’s Managing Distressed Properties (CRTMDP) course provides solutions and guidance for common situations encountered and best practices to employ when dealing with distressed properties.

    It will also help you and your team:

    • Analyze and identify elements of distressed properties, their potential owners, and the manager’s role
    • Prioritize issues, and develop and implement an effective management plan
    • Determine strategies to reposition distressed properties
    • Develop an exit strategy
  • New! Fair Housing Skill Badge

    New! Fair Housing Skill Badge

    Fair Housing is for everyone. With fair housing touching all aspects of property operations, today’s property managers need consistent, clear policies related to Fair Housing. IREM’s newest Skill Badge in Fair Housing will provide real-life scenarios to enhance property operations and reduce risk to ownership and management. You’ll gain the skills necessary to grow your career, safeguard your property, and serve your residents. All for $29.

    With the Fair Housing Skill Badge you’ll learn how to:

    • Adhere to Fair Housing laws
    • State federal & local protected classes
    • Enhance property operations and the resident life cycle
    • Analyze real-life scenarios and potential Fair Housing issues
    • Determine the best course of action to remain in compliance

Webinars and Skills On-demand

Keep your property management team prepared for the day-to-day and the one-of-a-kind.

These webinars and on-demand courses on trending and skill-building topics are how leading real estate management teams stay on the cutting edge – in as little as an hour. We’ve also made some courses free for members and non-members – take a look at what we’re offering.

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