Be More Successful – Get Educated
Professional development enhances your career, establishes a higher professional reputation and increases your level of success!
REALTORS® have many opportunities to receive comprehensive training in specialty areas of practice through professional designation and certification programs and take part in numerous other educational courses offered live throughout the state each year and online.
Programs are presented by experienced and often national speakers, trainers and educators – all to enhance your professional development in the real estate industry.
How You Learn More….
REALTORS® who hold professional real estate designations and certifications have instant credibility with buyers and sellers, and studies show they typically earn a higher income than those agents who have not completed a designation program (based on 2013 NAR survey data, the median income of REALTORS® without a designation was $33,500 and the median income of those with at least one designation was $61,100: a difference of $27,600!).
Professional Designation courses available through your Association:
Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC)
Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Certified Residential Brokerage Manager (CRB)
Certified Buyer Representative (CBR)
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES).
Informational webinars are produced monthly for live viewing to members at no cost. They cover a wide range of relevant topics including: technology, marketing, compliance laws, fair housing, licensing law, diversity, housing research and more. They are also archived on marealtor.com for viewing anytime.
Online Education Center
Your Association hosts an online learning center where you can take courses free of charge toward renewal of your license from your home or office computer. All courses are state-certified for the continuing education requirements and consist of timely topics to help you better your business.
Networking While Learning - Priceless
MAR Conference & Tradeshow
The annual two-day conference draws several hundred REALTORS from across the state and features national speakers and educators offering extensive education content, continuing education classes, several networking activities and the state’s largest industry trade show.
Live Education Courses
You have opportunities to attend live courses at both your local Association and MAR by vendors and industry experts that can keep you informed on current legislative changes and other products and services that affect your business like flood insurance, forms usage on electronic platforms, REALTOR Property Resource and more.