NAR's Mentorship Program

Providing exposure to the various career paths in real estate and encouraging generational wealth through property ownership.

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NAR Spire

The National Association of REALTORS® is proud to present this new initiative as an opportunity specifically targeting multi-cultural, minority communities, toward building bridges to the holistic real estate community. This mentorship opportunity will help individuals learn the fundamentals of the real estate industry, foster education, empower serious consideration of real estate as a career path, and encourage and promote the development of generational wealth through property ownership.

Please note: Applications for Associations are now closed.

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2022 Participating State/Local Associations

  • Anne Arundel County Association of REALTORS®
  • Arizona REALTORS®
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®
  • Atlanta REALTORS® Association
  • Atlantic City & County Board of REALTORS®
  • Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS®
  • Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS®
  • CORE Association of REALTORS®
  • Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®
  • Eastern CT Association of REALTORS®
  • Franklin County Board of REALTORS
  • Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®
  • Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS®
  • Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS®
  • Greater Nashville REALTORS®
  • Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS®
  • Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®
  • Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS®
  • Howard County Association of REALTORS®
  • Kansas Association of REALTORS®
  • Key West Association of REALTORS®
  • Kitsap County Association of REALTORS®
  • Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS®
  • Long Island Board of REALTORS®
  • Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® INC
  • Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS®
  • Mississippi REALTORS®
  • Nevada REALTORS®
  • North Carolina Association of REALTORS® Inc.
  • North Shore - Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR)
  • Northeast Oklahoma Board of REALTORS®
  • Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®
  • Oregon REALTORS®
  • Prince William Association of REALTORS®
  • Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®
  • Savannah Area REALTORS®
  • Seattle King County of REALTORS® INC
  • South Carolina Association of REALTORS®
  • South Metro Denver REALTORS® Association
  • South Shore REALTORS®, Inc.
  • Southern Adirondack REALTORS®
  • Space Coast Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
  • St. Louis REALTORS®
  • Sullivan County Board of REALTORS®
  • Terre Haute Area Association of REALTORS®
  • The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®
  • Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS®
  • Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®
  • Washington Association of REALTORS®
  • West & SouthEast REALTORS® of the Valley (supporting Arizona REALTORS®)

2021 Participating State/Local Associations

Special thanks to our pilot state/local associations:

Chicago, IL

  • Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Durham, NC

  • Durham Regional Association of REALTORS®


  • Maryland REALTORS®

Memphis, TN

  • Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®

Philadelphia, PA

  • Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS®

Raleigh, NC

  • Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

Rochester, NY

  • Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®

Seattle, WA

  • Seattle-King County Association of REALTORS®

Trenton, NJ

  • New Jersey REALTORS®
  • CORE Association of REALTORS®

Washington, D.C.

  • DC Association of REALTORS®

The Mentorship Experience

  • Provide learning and networking opportunities for both mentor/mentees to attend together featuring industry titans/celebrities, motivators, etc.
  • Create a sense of exclusivity among participants.
  • Achieve a certificate of completion and encourage mentees interested in a sales role to pursue their license.

Mentorship Program Overview

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Persons wishing to be a mentor or mentee should complete an application form. Forms can be found on the mentor page or mentee page.

If you are a State or Local Association interested in joining NAR Spire 2022 as a partnering organization, please apply here.


Once the form is completed, the program coordinator will conduct a matching exercise based on information provided in the mentor and mentee application form. This will include consideration of educational (discipline) background, career achievement, common professional interests, experience, time availability and location where applicable. All effort will be made to match a mentee with a mentor who is best placed in their geographical location.

Activities & Events

Program activities are done on a volunteer basis and are unpaid. Mentors and mentees will need to supply references/recommendations and go through a formal evaluation.

Mentorship Educational Sessions: July, 2022 – October, 2022

Mentor & Mentee Joint Session – Welcome

  • June 27th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Career Path - Administrative Assistance

  • July 11th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Generational Wealth/Business Readiness

  • July 25th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Career Path – Marketing & IT

  • August 15th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Career Path – Commercial Real Estate

  • August 29th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Career Path – Residential Real Estate

  • September 12th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Career Path – Land

  • September 26th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Career Path – Appraisal

  • October 10th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Career Path – Mortgage Lending

  • October 24th 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Closing Inspirational Session

  • October 31st 10:00-11:00am PST | 12:00-1:00pm CST | 1:00-2:00pm EST


After the matching process is complete, mentors and mentees will be notified of their match. The Program Coordinator will provide each participant with contact details for their match. Once the introductions have been made by the coordinator, it is the mentor's and mentee's responsibility to continue communication with the mentee to initiate the mentoring process.


Once contact is established, a mentor and mentee start the mentoring process by collaboratively filling out an agreement, reviewing the guidelines, and completing an action plan. This agreement is important as it helps build the foundations of a relationship by communicating and recording the agreed mentoring objectives, method and frequency of communication as well as how the mentor and mentee will go about achieving the agreed upon goals.