Communications in Real Estate Acquisition

201 – Communications in Real Estate Acquisition: An introduction to the skills required in order to be successful during problem-solving negotiations.

Course Number: C201
Course Title: Communications in Real Estate Acquisition
Course Level: Intermediate
IRWA Credits: 24 QEU / CEU
AQB Credits: Non Applicable

IRWA Course 200 “Principles of Real Estate Negotiation” (or equivalent)


Course Description

Utilizing self-learning exercises, role-playing and simulations of actual acquisition interviews, this course helps to instill confidence in participants and to enhance their communication/negotiation skills. Participants are given the opportunity for extensive individual participation, and are encouraged to experiment with the practical application of communication concepts and skills presented and discussed. Following the self-learning exercises and role-playing sessions, participants receive feedback regarding what they are doing effectively, as well as the areas in which they are in need of improvement.
The acquisition interview is presented in a step-by-step approach: how to start, how to develop trust, how to handle problems and objections, and how to close. Using video cameras, participants can then practice these steps by taking part in simulations of actual acquisition interviews. These video demonstrations are then replayed, enabling participants to see themselves “in action.”
PLEASE NOTE: Each participant is required to bring an example of an actual acquisition case that has already been conducted or will soon be conducted. This case is needed on the first day of class.


  • Industry: An intermediate course that can be applied towards all 4 pathways for the RWA certification. 
  • Specialist: An elective for the R/W-AMC, R/W-EC, and R/W-NAC certifications.


  • Introduction to communications, effective communications, interpersonal relations
  • Barriers to acquisition, professional/owner communication, motivation, psychology of persuasion, ethics of persuasion
  • Introduction to role-playing; sequential approach to the acquisition interview; video tape interview; simulation interview; group feedback and critical analysis
  • The art of listening & questioning; self-analysis inventory; critical listening; empathic listening; probe techniques

Course Tuition Includes

  • Participant Manual
Recommended Material

Required Material

Non Applicable

Who Should take this course

This course is intended for right of way professionals who wish to use practical/actual information and role-play of actual acquisition interviews to enhance their communication and negotiation skills.


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