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The MAAR Excellence (ME) Certification aims to promote a more professional, ethical and knowledgeable industry for new and seasoned REALTORS® alike. With members' needs in mind, the MAAR Education Foundation devised the program and tailored its courses to develop well-rounded REALTORS®. After obtaining the ME Certification, REALTORS® will be armed with the essentials to embark on a successful career in real estate.

The ME Certification is a new certification approved by the MAAR Board of Directors in 2020. The certification will operate as a pilot program until Dec. 31, 2022. It will become mandatory for new members in 2023.

The certification is open to all members of MAAR. It will be offered to those new to MAAR at no additional cost. Beginning in 2023, all new members will be required to complete the ME Certification within two (2) years of joining the Association. Others who wish to obtain the ME Certification will be subject to a fee.


Required Courses

To complete the ME Certification, members must complete the following courses:

Co-Op Like a Pro (1 Hour)

Co-Op Like a Pro teaches the importance of first impressions and positive language in providing a better experience for your clients, as well as how to leverage professional associations to their advantage.

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Business Planning for Agents (1 Hour)

Having a business plan is crucial. Business Planning for Agents is designed to help new (and seasoned) agents develop a business plan that sets you on the path to success.

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Real Estate Safety Matters (1 Hour)

The Real Estate Safety Matters course provides agents with tips and techniques on how to keep themselves and their clients safe throughout the entire real estate transaction.

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The Rise of Cyber Crime (2 Hours)

Cyber crime is a major issue affecting real estate buyers, sellers and professionals. In this course, you'll learn to stay a step ahead of cybercriminals by familiarizing yourself with wire fraud schemes and cyber crime tactics.

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Multiple Offers = Multiple Confusion (3 Hours)

Confusion reigns when dealing with multiple offers. Multiple Offers = Multiple Confusion covers best practices, strategies and techniques for handling multiple-offer situations.

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Closing: From Start to Finish (3 Hour)

Closing: From Start to Finish will cover the closing process in minute detail, examining everything that happens between signing the contract and officially closing.

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Contracts 101 (4 Hours)

Contracts 101 provides an in-depth analysis of the Purchase and Sale Agreement as well as the use of counteroffers. You'll receive helpful hints and tips in contract writing and executing the deal.

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For more information about the MAAR Excellence Certification or questions about progress, contact O'Hara Keszler, 901.818.2421.

MAAR Excellence Certification

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