CHICAGO (April 28, 2021) – The National Association of Realtors® announced today the launch of a mentorship initiative designed to help budding professionals in underserved areas thrive in a real estate career. The program, NAR Spire, will match Realtors® with mentees from historically marginalized communities with the goal of eliminating barriers that have denied opportunities for homeownership and kept people out of America’s real estate industry.
“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, a Realtor® from Franklin Lakes, N.J., and the CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International. “Now, we want experienced NAR members to pay those advantages forward to the individuals who will shape U.S. real estate in the decades ahead.”
NAR Spire is being launched in nine pilot regions across the U.S.: Chicago; Memphis; Raleigh and Durham, N.C.; Rochester, N.Y.; Trenton, N.J.; Seattle; Washington, D.C.; and the state of Maryland.
Mentees will receive exposure designed to go beyond the traditional day-to-day business operations in real estate, including marketing, appraisal, IT and financing guidance along with live educational events, one-on-one mentorship meetings and a tailored online platform.
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