Atlanta’s Largest REALTOR® Associations Encourage Increased Diversity in Real Estate Professions with Newly-Created Mentorship Program
ATLANTA, GA (May 17, 2022) – RealEstateRama – The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ACBR) and Atlanta REALTORS® Association have teamed up with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to expose our community to the variety of career options in Real Estate and connect them with mentors who can help them succeed. The NAR Spire 2022 Mentorship Program is a groundbreaking new initiative created to promote diversity in the real estate industry through mentoring and education.
The mentorship opportunity will connect experienced REALTORS® with mentees from historically underrepresented communities to help them learn the fundamentals of the real estate industry, foster education, motivate serious consideration of real estate as a career, as well as encourage property ownership as a means of generating generational wealth. This innovative initiative aims to promote diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry.
Mentorships will go far beyond the traditional day-to-day business operations in real estate, covering marketing, appraisal, information technology, property management, and financing, as well as live educational events, networking, and one-on-one mentorships.
The NAR Spire program offers mentors a platform to be leaders in addressing inequity, as well as the ability to network with peers, while growing their influence and impact in the industry. NAR Spire mentors, who must also be members of the Associations in order to volunteer, contribute to shaping the success of the next generation of real estate professionals.
NAR Spire was launched in 2021 with 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. As the facilitator of the mentor program, NAR will provide resources and tools to help participants collaborate on defining expectations, setting objectives and an action plan, and completing a formal mentoring agreement.
The Associations invite those who are interested in a career in real estate or who are new to the profession, having been in real estate for two years or less, to learn about the many paths that are available for them in the industry. We also encourage REALTORS® who are interested in sharing their experiences, helping mentees unlock their potential, increasing diversity in real estate, and expanding their influence across the industry to apply to the NAR Spire program. Mentor and mentee applications must be submitted online by May 31. 2022.
For registration and additional information, visit https://www.nar.realtor/nars-mentorship-program.
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About the Atlanta Commercial Board Of Realtors®:
The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ACBR) is the voice of commercial real estate in Metro Atlanta and has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. As the only Commercial REALTOR® Association in Georgia, ACBR serves as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community. Membership in ACBR is the hallmark of quality, professionalism and production.
About the Atlanta REALTORS® Association:
The Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) is the voice of residential real estate in Metro Atlanta and has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. As the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia, ARA serves as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry, and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community. Membership in ARA is the hallmark of quality, professionalism, and production.
Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®
Robin Godwin, Executive Vice President
Atlanta REALTORS® Association
Mary Pope, Executive Vice President
Director of Community Engagement & Diversity