EDUCATION

Buyers and sellers are seeking professionals who are well versed in the changing market, disclosure issues, financing, local housing statistics and so much more. They want to work with agents who have proficient negotiating skills and are prepared to help them fulfill the American dream. Gaining knowledge and industry awareness creates experts, provides value to every commission dollar, and reduces risks taken by real estate agents. Educated REALTORS® have the power to be the best in their field.

“Knowledge is Power”. Take advantage of the education opportunities WeMAR offers. Invest in yourself and your clients. 

WeMAR SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE

The WeMAR School of Real Estate is here to enhance your education experience by offering continuing education to keep your license current, designations to further your knowledge in specific areas and specialty classes to keep you up to date on current issues and regulations in the real estate industry.

Over the last 9 years, we have had over 37,000 agents come through our classroom doors, and have held 980 classes.  Our school brings in the best instructors in the state to help make our agents’ learning experience one they’d gladly repeat over and over.  Our students bring their expertise and their questions to each class which helps to make each session a unique learning experience. 

We have affiliates who sponsor our classes by bringing breakfast, lunch or snacks to share as well as taking the opportunity to tell the attendees about their company. Often agents find themselves in a position where they need to fill a vacancy in the circle of business partners surrounding them. This gives them the chance to “interview” prospective partners without leaving their seats.

Our members are our number one priority and by WeMAR owning a highly respected real estate school gives them the opportunity to qualify to renew their license, elevate their expertise in the industry and raise the bar for real estate agents in the West Valley.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (PDC)

The goal of PDC is to provide the most relevant professional development opportunities that will have the biggest impact on members’ lives and careers so they may thrive in any market.

To satisfy this goal, the PDC is looks at the concept of professionalism through the lens of education at WeMAR. We want our members to immerse themselves in the concept of raising the bar of professionalism in the West Valley. We will do this while continuing to engage brokers and agents with classes and events aimed specifically at their needs, and by continuing to provide relevant classes and special events on subjects that are intended to train them in the many aspects of their busy careers.

As a WeMAR member, you're invited to join the committee and help in these efforts. learn more

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) requires licensees to earn 24 hours of continuing education every two years. WeMAR offers over 100 live classes every year that offer CE credit. Classes are taught by certified instructors that work in the real estate industry giving you insight and know how to help you reduce your risk and increase your income.

WeMAR offers members four free continuing education classes each month generally on the second and fourth Wednesdays. They are the classes with CE at the beginning of the title. Non-members can attend these classes at a cost of $10 each.

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Yesterday it was lead based paint, pool fences, mold, and C.L.U.E. Reports. Then came the market decline bringing REOs, short sales, and QRM, followed by CFPB and TRID with TILA and RESPA changes. Tomorrow will bring something new.

What is all this and what does it mean for real estate? We understand that you need to know what’s happening in the industry and be prepared to give your clients the best information and instruction to work toward the sale and/or purchase of their home. 

These classes are geared toward explaining these issues and educating you on what to do next. Many of these classes offer continuing education. There is a minimal cost of $10-$15 per class. View the education calendar for upcoming classes.

DESIGNATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

There are many facets of real estate. Designations and certifications are generally geared toward specific niches in real estate. If the focus of your business is working with buyers or sellers, seniors, military relocation, property management, land, commercial, residential, second-homes, short sales, and foreclosures, there’s a designation or certification to be earned.

Earning designations and certifications not only adds the potential to increase income, it enhances professional image, increases marketability, proficiency, productivity and specializes expertise.

Knowledge is one of the keys to being the REALTOR® of choice. Present yourself above the competition with a favorable reputation and prepare for your success. learn more

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CLASSES (CRE)

We understand that if you sell commercial real estate you want to learn about commercial real estate. We're excited to host eight classes per year that focus solely on commercial real estate. You'll also earn CE credit for attendance. Look for classes that begin with CRE on the class calendar.

If you're interested in advancing your commercial knowledge, NAR has commercial affiliate organizations that provide educational programs which promote professionalism and offer real estate designations. These include Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM), Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM), REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI Land), Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR), and Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) designations along with many services like publications, market surveys and research reports, nationwide property searches through REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR), and advocacy related to commercial real estate. read more

NAR CODE OF ETHICS (COE)

Code of Ethics is not just a required course for REALTOR® membership; it sets REALTORS® above the standard. To call yourself a REALTOR®, you must join the National Association of REALTORS®, and a state and local REALTOR® association, and subscribe to the NAR Code of Ethics. This means the National Association of REALTORS® requires you to take a Code of Ethics class when you join and then every two years as set by NAR. January 1, 2017 started the new cycle that ends Monday, December 31, 2018. Be sure to submit your class certificate to WeMAR once you complete the requirement so we can record it for you.

WeMAR offers Code of Ethics classes throughout the year. These classes also offer CE credit. View the class calendar for upcoming classes. You can also take a Code of Ethics class online on www.nar.realtor (no CE credit) or through The CE Shop, Desert Sage Seminars, or Hogan School of Real Estate. read more

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

Spending the day with clients and taking care of business, you don’t have a lot of time to attend classes during the day. With your license renewal fast approaching, you know you need to take some continuing education classes for your license renewal. We've partnered with three online schools to bring you online continuing education from the comfort of your home or office.

Sign up for online CE

National Association of REALTORS® offers classes online through REALTOR® University. They offer online designation and certifications courses as well as Webinar Summit on Social Media and REALTOR® Safety. learn more

We're here to help!

For more information about classes and events, please contact us using the information below. Someone from our Member Experience Team will contact you during business hours to answer your questions.

Contact information

Office: (623) 931-9294
Fax: (623) 931-1008

WeMAR hours

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
REALTOR® Store: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New Member Registration: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
(WeMAR is closed for state and federal holidays)

Walk-ins and appointments welcome!

West Maricopa Association of REALTORS®
9001 West Union Hills Drive #8
Peoria, Arizona 85382

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