Want to Be a Mentor or a Mentee?

NAR can help scratch that itch.

Maybe you’ve never been an association executive before. Or maybe you’re an AE with a tough challenge and you’d love to talk through it with someone who’s been there. Then again, maybe you’ve done it all and want to share your wisdom.

The AE Mentor Program is here to connect AEs with one another for help with association management and career development. The program is open to all local and state REALTOR® association staff, including MLS chief executives and staff specialists. Start by completing your mentor/mentee profile today. The National Association of REALTORS® will then match you with the right mentor/mentee based on your location, demographics and skill set.



“As I began to work toward receiving my RCE, the mentor program was an option to gain points. I quickly found that the relationship I built with my mentor was one of the most valuable parts of the program. Just like many things in life, reading something out of a textbook doesn’t always translate directly to the real world. Dan’s firsthand experience was priceless. After five years, he and I make time to meet up at conferences and catch up. I know that I can still call him for anything! Being an AE is not for the weak of heart! Having peers to help and encourage you is insanely valuable. I hope to pay it forward with newer individuals in the business as well.” —Jamie Johnson, RCE, CEO, Park City Board of REALTORS®, Utah


“As someone who has been in this field for many years, serving as a mentor has provided me with new perspectives and fresh ideas, it’s helped me become a better leader and has provided me with the opportunity for long-lasting friendships! Lastly, as someone who has significantly benefited from this industry and people who have mentored me, this is an excellent way for me to pay it forward.” —Dan Sale, RCE, CAE, CEO, St. Louis REALTORS®

New Funding Levels for NAR Placemaking Grants

$3,000 to $7,500

These are the new funding levels possible for National Association of REALTORS® Placemaking Grants. New guidelines also make it easier for more projects to qualify. Grantees can now add updates to existing sites or rehab an eyesore into a new gathering space, such as a park or community garden. For questions, email placemakinggrants@nar.realtor or Catherine Mesick at cmesick@nar.realtor.

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AE Mentor Program

The AE Mentor Program allows new AEs, or those who are experiencing challenges, to connect with seasoned AEs for guidance, advice, and support.

About AExperience

All state and local REALTOR® association executives, association communication directors, regional MLS executives, and Government Affairs Directors receive AExperience at no cost. Issues are mailed to the address found in NAR’s M1 system. To update your AExperience subscription preferences, update your mailing address in M1.

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