LIBOR Partners with NAR Spire to Pay it Forward and Pave the Way

Mar 30, 2023

Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) has teamed up with National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for the second consecutive year to help our neighbors find a future in Real Estate and provide inspiring mentors to help make that dream a reality. The NAR Spire 2023 Mentorship Program is a groundbreaking initiative created to drive inclusivity in the real estate industry through mentorship and education.

This mentorship opportunity will match REALTORS® with mentees, many from historically marginalized communities, to help them 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.

“Long Island Board of REALTORS® is thrilled to be a part of the NAR Spire mentoring program once again to encourage individuals in our diverse communities to consider careers in real estate,” said LIBOR CEO Tessa Hultz. “This innovative initiative helps individuals learn the fundamentals of the real estate industry, fosters education, empowers serious consideration of real estate as a career path, and cultivates the development of generational wealth through property ownership.”

Mentees will receive exposure designed to go beyond the traditional day-to-day business operations in real estate, including marketing, appraisal, IT, property management, and financing guidance along with live educational events, networking, one-on-one mentorship meetings, and a tailored online platform.

For mentors, NAR Spire provides a platform to play a leadership role in addressing inequity, plus the chance to network with peers, expand their influence and increase their impact in the industry. 

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.

LIBOR invites those who are interested in a career in real estate and may have thought it was beyond their grasp, to learn about the many paths that are available for them in the industry. The Association also encourages 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.

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