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NAR Mentor Program Highlights Opportunities Across Real Estate

April 28, 2021

The National Association of REALTORS® announced a new mentoring program to help real estate professionals in underserved areas grow their real estate business while also expanding homeownership opportunities in their communities. NAR Spire, which the association says “aims to move the needle in diversifying the real estate industry through a breakthrough mentorship experience,” will match experienced REALTORS® with professionals from historically marginalized communities in a rollout in nine pilot regions across the country.

“So many REALTORS® have at some point had a mentor step into our lives, invest in our careers, and shape our success as professionals,” said NAR President Charlie Oppler in a statement. “Now, we want the veterans in our field to pay these experiences forward to those who will be on the front lines promoting and defending property ownership in the decades to come.”

Those matched with a mentor in the industry will receive tips on business operations in growing their real estate business as well as insights on marketing, appraisals, technology, financing, and more. Live educational events, one-on-one mentorship meetings, and an online platform will be used for the program.

REALTORS® who are interested in being part of the program and sharing their experiences are encouraged to apply. The NAR Spire website includes registration information and more details about its launch.

“NAR Spire is a groundbreaking new initiative designed and developed to drive inclusivity in the real estate industry,” said Bob Goldberg, NAR’s CEO, in a statement. “We’ve reached beyond NAR’s walls to collaborate with partners across a number of industries, and we’re confident this program will help REALTORS® enhance their reputation as invested, engaged, and integral members of every U.S. community.”

NAR Spire will first be piloted in Chicago; Memphis; Raleigh and Durham, N.C.; Rochester, N.Y.; Trenton, N.J.; Seattle; Washington, D.C.; and the state of Maryland. Interested parties can contact mentorship@nar.realtor.

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