Understanding the New Changes in the Buyer’s Agency Agreement: What REALTORS® Need to Know

REALTOR® explaining the Buyer's Agency Agreement to a client

The real estate industry is continuously evolving, and staying updated with the latest changes is crucial for REALTORS® to maintain their competitive edge. At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we are committed to providing the education and resources necessary to navigate these changes effectively. One of the significant updates in 2024 involves the Buyer’s Agency Agreement. This blog will summarize the key changes, their implications for REALTORS®, and how our upcoming classes can help you stay ahead.

The Importance of the Buyer’s Agency Agreement

The Buyer’s Agency Agreement has always been an essential component of the real estate transaction process, ensuring transparency and clarity between buyers and their agents. Recent changes, driven by the Sitzer-Burnett verdict and subsequent legal settlements, have brought this agreement into sharper focus. Understanding these updates is critical for all REALTORS®.

Key Changes to the Buyer’s Agency Agreement

Mandatory Written Agreements

One of the most significant changes is the mandatory requirement for written buyer agreements before a buyer tours a property listed on the MLS. This change aims to provide clear and transparent terms of service, helping to protect both the consumer and the agent. As noted in NAR’s latest update, these agreements will outline the services provided, the nature of the relationship, and how the brokerage is compensated.

Prohibition of Compensation Offers on MLS

Another crucial update is the new MLS rule prohibiting the communication of broker compensation offers through the MLS. Compensation arrangements will now be discussed and agreed upon directly between the buyer and their agent, promoting transparency and negotiation.

Benefits for Consumers and REALTORS®

These changes are designed to enhance the buying experience by ensuring that all parties understand their roles and responsibilities. They help consumers by providing detailed information about the services they receive and how their agents are compensated, thereby fostering trust and transparency.

Helping Agents Explain the Importance of Written Buyer Agreements

According to NAR’s article on explaining written buyer agreements, it is essential for agents to understand and convey the significance of these agreements. They provide protection and transparency for both parties, ensuring clear expectations and fostering trust. Agents should be comfortable explaining the terms and benefits of these agreements to their clients, highlighting how they protect consumer interests and ensure clarity throughout the transaction process.

What to Include in a Written Buyer Agreement

If your brokerage does not have a standardized written buyer agreement, consult your state or local REALTOR® association. A written buyer agreement should include:

  • The amount and source of compensation for the broker’s services.
  • The duties and responsibilities of both the agent and the buyer.
  • Clear statements about the agency relationship and the services provided by the broker.

Upcoming Classes at Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

To help REALTORS® transition smoothly, Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers comprehensive courses that cover these new requirements in detail. Our classes are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate these changes effectively. Visit our Online and In-person course pages for more information on these upcoming classes.

Embrace the Changes and Ensure Your Success

Staying informed and adapting to industry changes is crucial for success in real estate. The new requirements for the Buyer’s Agency Agreement are designed to enhance transparency and protect both consumers and agents. At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we are here to support you with the necessary training and resources to navigate these changes confidently.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Enroll in our upcoming classes to stay ahead of the curve and continue providing exceptional service to your clients. Visit the FAQ section at the bottom of this page for common inquiries about the Buyer’s Agency Agreement changes. For more information, visit our contact page or contact us directly at 601-932-9325. Your success is our priority, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. 



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the new Buyer’s Agency Agreement requirement?

The new rule requires all MLS participants to have a written agreement with buyers before they tour MLS-listed properties.

Why is the Buyer’s Agency Agreement important?

It ensures transparency and outlines the responsibilities of both the agent and the buyer, preventing misunderstandings.

How will these changes affect my real estate practice?

You’ll need to formalize relationships with buyers through written agreements, fostering trust and transparency.

When do these changes take effect?

The new rules take effect in mid-July 2024. Prepare now to comply with these requirements.

How can Mississippi REALTORS® Institute help me with these changes?

We offer training and resources to help you navigate the new requirements confidently.

Where can I find more information about the new Buyer’s Agency Agreement?

Visit our the NAR’s page and enroll in our upcoming classes.

What should be included in a Buyer’s Agency Agreement?

It should include the relationship’s length, exclusivity, compensation details, and other agreements between the parties.

What happens if I don’t comply with the new Buyer’s Agency Agreement rules?

Non-compliance can result in penalties and impact your standing as a REALTOR®.

How can I explain the Buyer’s Agency Agreement to my clients?

Tell your clients that it protects both parties by outlining services, responsibilities, and compensation, ensuring transparency.

Who can I contact for more information or assistance?

For more information or assistance, you can contact Mississippi REALTORS® Institute directly at 601-932-9325 or visit our contact page. We are here to support you every step of the way.


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Mastering the Code of Ethics with Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

Mastering the Code of Ethics with Mississippi REALTORS® Institute - Elevate Your Real Estate Career

Are you passionate about real estate and ready to take your career to new heights? At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we are dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and resources to excel in the industry. One crucial aspect of being a successful real estate professional is mastering the Code of Ethics. In this blog post, we invite you to explore the significance of the Code of Ethics, its key components, and how our institute can help you become a proficient and ethical REALTOR®. Whether you are just starting your journey or seeking to enhance your existing skills, Mississippi REALTORS® Institute is here to support you every step of the way.

What is the Code of Ethics?

As aspiring real estate professionals, understanding and embracing ethical standards is essential. The Code of Ethics, established by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR), serves as a guiding light, setting REALTORS® apart from others in the industry. It embodies the principles of professionalism, integrity, and exceptional client service that form the foundation of our profession. REALTORS® are required by NAR to complete Code of Ethics training every three years. The current cycle deadline is December 31, 2024. 

Upcoming Classes and GRI Credit

At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we offer upcoming classes throughout the year for the Code of Ethics. These classes provide valuable insights into ethical practices and contribute to your professional development. Plus, our Code of Ethics courses offer 4 hours of credit toward qualifying for the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. REALTORS® are required by NAR to complete Code of Ethics training every three years. The current cycle deadline is December 31, 2024. You can find the schedule of upcoming Code of Ethics classes on our Code of Ethics page. These classes are conducted with live instructors, providing an engaging and interactive learning experience to help you master the Code of Ethics. Join us at one of several of our locations to elevate your understanding of ethical practices in real estate. Enroll today to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your skills and earn GRI credit. Visit our GRI designation page to learn more about the benefits of earning your GRI designation, and if you would like to know more about the importance of earning the GRI designation, check out our blog, How to Elevate Your Real Estate Career: The Benefits of Earning a GRI Designation

Embracing Ethical Practices

At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we believe that by mastering the Code of Ethics, you not only enhance your credibility but also build stronger relationships with clients and colleagues. Let’s delve into some key elements of the Code:

1. The Preamble: Inspiring Ethical Excellence

The Preamble to the Code of Ethics encapsulates the values and aspirations that drive our profession. It highlights our commitment to serving clients, upholding fairness, and making a positive impact on communities. By internalizing the principles outlined in the Preamble, you will have a solid ethical foundation on which to build your real estate career.

2. Ethical Standards: A Distinctive Edge

While general business ethics provide a starting point for ethical behavior, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics offers specific guidelines tailored to our industry. By comparing and contrasting these two sets of ethics, you gain a deeper understanding of the unique responsibilities and expectations placed on REALTORS®. It is through this distinction that you can truly stand out as a professional dedicated to ethical practices.

3. Key Articles: Navigating Ethical Challenges

The Code of Ethics comprises seventeen articles that cover a wide range of ethical considerations. Articles 1, 2, 12, and 17 address critical elements that shape the REALTORS®’ professional conduct. By studying and comprehending these articles, you develop the skills to navigate complex ethical situations and ensure that your actions align with the highest standards of integrity.

4. Professional Standards Process: Upholding Ethical Accountability

At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we not only educate you on the Code of Ethics but also provide insights into the professional standards process for enforcing ethical conduct. We familiarize you with the procedures, including the duty to arbitrate and the critical elements of due process. Understanding these processes empowers you to address ethical concerns effectively and contribute to a fair and transparent real estate environment.

5. Hearing Panels: Resolving Ethical Disputes

In instances where ethical violations occur, hearing panels play a vital role in resolving disputes. Through our interactive learning methods, including case studies and group discussions, we provide insights into the factors considered by hearing panels in procuring cause disputes. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of the hearing process, you can actively participate and contribute to fair resolutions.

Mississippi REALTORS® Institute: Enroll Today and Embrace Ethical Excellence

At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we understand the importance of ethical practices in fostering trust, credibility, and long-term success in the real estate industry. To embark on your journey of mastering the Code of Ethics, enroll in our courses today! Our comprehensive courses, available both in-person and through convenient online options. Visit our Code of Ethics page for more information and gain access to the resources that will shape your ethical foundation. Let us be your trusted partner in elevating your real estate career through ethical excellence.

We’re here to help you achieve your professional goals. Contact us for more information and take the first step towards excellence.


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Time’s Ticking: Save Your Real Estate License!

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Congratulations on obtaining your salesperson’s license in Mississippi! This marks an important milestone in your journey toward a successful real estate career. However, your work is far from over. In fact, it’s crucial to act swiftly and decisively to safeguard your future in the industry. At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we understand the challenges and importance of navigating the real estate licensing process, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Why It’s Not Optional: The Salesperson Post-License Course

  • Career Jeopardy: Failing to complete the Salesperson Post-License course within the mandated time frame puts your real estate career at risk.
  • License Loss: Non-compliance will lead to the loss of your hard-earned license.
  • File Closure: Your file may be closed, necessitating a complete restart of the licensing process.
  • Reapplication: You’ll need to reapply for a license, retake the licensing exam, and undergo another fingerprint background check.

The Urgency of Prioritization

Given the severe repercussions of non-compliance, prioritizing the Salesperson Post-License course is essential. Here’s why:

  • Compliance: Ensuring your compliance with state regulations, through the Mississippi Real Estate Commission, is paramount to maintaining your status as a licensed real estate professional.
  • Career Continuity: Completing the course within the stipulated time frame ensures the uninterrupted progression of your real estate career.
  • Avoidance of Red Tape: By prioritizing the course, you can sidestep the bureaucratic hurdles and delays associated with reapplication and re-examination.

Take Action Now

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Act decisively to secure your real estate career by enrolling in the Salesperson Post-License course today. At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we offer comprehensive and convenient options to meet your educational needs.

  • In-Person Courses: Engage in dynamic classroom sessions conducted by experienced instructors at our institute in Flowood, MS.
  • Online Courses: Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, allowing you to complete the course at your own pace from anywhere with an internet connection.

Your Future in Real Estate Awaits

Your real estate career holds boundless potential, but it’s up to you to seize the opportunities before you. By prioritizing your education and compliance with state regulations, you’re laying the groundwork for long-term success in the industry.

Act Now, Thrive Tomorrow

Don’t let complacency derail your real estate aspirations. Take proactive steps to secure your future by enrolling in the Salesperson Post-License course today. Your career trajectory hinges on your ability to act decisively in the face of challenges.

Contact Us Today

Your real estate career holds boundless potential, but it’s up to you to seize the opportunities before you. By prioritizing your education and compliance with state regulations, you’re laying the groundwork for long-term success in the industry. Act now, enroll in the Salesperson Post-License course at Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, and let us help you navigate your path to success. Contact us today to take the next step in your real estate journey!

For inquiries or enrollment in the Salesperson Post-License course, contact us or call the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute at 601-932-5241

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Salesperson Pre-License Guide from the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

Salesperson Pre-License Guide from the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

Beginning your career in real estate in Mississippi is an exciting journey that starts with obtaining a Salesperson’s license. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, as the state’s premier provider of real estate education, plays a pivotal role in guiding aspiring professionals through the process. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the requirements, courses, and steps involved in obtaining a Salesperson’s license.

Requirements for Obtaining a Salesperson’s License

To initiate the journey towards a real estate career in Mississippi, aspiring professionals must meet specific requirements:

  • Age and Residency: Applicants must be 18 years old and residents of Mississippi before completing the application.
  • Education: A minimum of 60 hours of real estate education from an institution approved by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission is required.
  • Background Check: Applicants must pass a background check.
  • Fingerprints: Fingerprint submission to the state is mandatory.
  • Licensing Exam: Passing the state and national exam is a crucial step.
  • Supervision: Salespersons must work under the supervision of a Mississippi licensed real estate broker.
  • Post-License Course: Completing an approved 30-hour post-license course within one year of receiving the temporary salesperson’s license is mandatory.

The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers the Salesperson’s Pre-license program both online and in-person through classroom sessions. 


Salesperson Pre-License Classroom Courses

Unlock the full potential of your real estate journey through our in-person Salesperson pre-license classroom courses. At Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we understand that the classroom environment fosters dynamic interaction and engagement. Our experienced instructors, dedicated to your success, conduct these sessions at our institute located in Flowood, MS.

Key Features of In-Person Courses:

  • Interactive Learning: Benefit from a classroom setting that encourages real-time interaction, fostering a comprehensive understanding of real estate principles.
  • Experienced Instructors: Learn from seasoned professionals with vast industry experience who are committed to guiding you through the intricacies of real estate.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow learners, creating a valuable professional network early in your career.
  • Flexible Schedules: Choose from weekday or weekend classes, allowing you to tailor your education to your existing commitments.

This immersive learning experience is designed to provide a solid foundation for your real estate career. Our institute in Flowood, MS, serves as the hub for these in-person courses, ensuring a conducive environment for learning and collaboration.

Online Salesperson’s Pre-License Course

For those whose schedules do not allow for a classroom course, the Online Salesperson’s Pre-license course is a flexible and convenient option. This 60-hour online course follows the curriculum of the Modern Real Estate Practice text used in the classroom (which can be ordered from the Study Tools page of our website).

Key Features of the Online Course

  • Accessibility: Ideal for individuals unable to attend classroom sessions, providing the flexibility to learn at their own pace.
  • Requirements: Participants should have internet access and possess an individual email account.
  • Registration: The course requires online registration through the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute website with a credit card payment of $225.
  • Completion Time: The course must be completed within 6 months from the purchase date.
  • Transfer Option: Participants have the option to transfer from the online course to a classroom course within 30 days for a fee of $470, allowing flexibility based on individual preferences.

Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of completion from the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, along with guidance for preparing for the State licensing exam.  If you’re still not sure whether our classroom or online courses are the right fit for you, please read our online guide: Online REALTOR® Classes vs In Person: Which One is Best for You?

Start Your Real Estate Career Journey with the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

Embarking on a career in real estate requires careful navigation of education and licensing processes. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute stands as the premier education partner, providing the necessary tools and courses for success. Whether it’s the foundational Salesperson Pre-License program, or the essential Post-License Course, the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute is committed to the success of real estate professionals in Mississippi.

For inquiries or enrollment, contact us. Your success is our priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way!

Preparing for the PSI Licensing Exam with the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

Student prepares for the PSI Licensing exam with pen & paper in front of a computer

For individuals aspiring to become licensed real estate professionals in Mississippi, conquering the PSI real estate licensing exam is a pivotal achievement. This exam thoroughly evaluates knowledge in diverse real estate aspects such as property ownership, land use controls, valuation, financing, agency principles, contracts, and more. In this guide, we will delve into valuable insights and resources, with a focus on how the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute can be a guiding force for success.

Understanding the PSI Licensing Exam

Before delving into preparation strategies, it’s essential to gain a clear overview of what the PSI Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Exam entails. The exam comprises various sections which assess the comprehension of specific topics, spanning property ownership and land use controls to contracts and property management.

Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers a detailed instructor-led prep course for the PSI Real Estate Licensing Exam

For a detailed breakdown of the examination portions, you can refer to the official PSI Services bulletin. Understanding the examination structure and topics is the initial step toward effective preparation.

Tips for Successful Exam Preparation

1. Review Exam Content

Initiate your preparation by thoroughly reviewing the content outlined in the PSI bulletin. Familiarize yourself with the percentage breakdown of topics to understand the emphasis placed on each category. 

2. Utilize Real Estate Practice Exams

Practice is essential for success. Leverage real estate practice exams to simulate the actual testing environment. Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers study guides for its various courses, and specifically offers the Guide to Passing the PSI Real Estate Exam (8th Edition) which includes exam-style review questions and practice exams tailored to the PSI exam format.  

3. Focus on Key Concepts and Vocabulary

The real estate exam places significant emphasis on vocabulary and key concepts. Purchase MRI’s study flashcards or create your own with essential terms, and consider using resources like a comprehensive list of real estate terms & definitions. Mastering these terms is crucial not only for the exam but for your future career as a real estate professional.

4. Strengthen Your Real Estate Math Skills

Real estate math is a common challenge for many exam takers. Dedicate time to practice real estate math problems using available resources. If math is your weakness, sign up for our State Exam Review course to get prepared and feel confident on test day. 

Exam Day Strategies

1. Preparation is Key

Ensure you know the exam location, time, and have all necessary documents. When you take the State Exam Review course, the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute will provide guidance on exam day requirements and procedures.

2. Prioritize Sleep and Nutrition

A well-rested mind performs better. Aim for 8-9 hours of sleep the night before the exam. Have a nutritious breakfast to fuel your brain for the challenges ahead.

3. Answer Strategically

When tackling the exam, start with questions you find easy and gradually move to more challenging ones. Skip questions you’re unsure about and come back to them later. Trust your initial answers, and don’t second-guess yourself.

4. Time Management

The exam is timed, so manage your time wisely. Don’t spend too long on a single question. Use the skip-and-return strategy to maximize efficiency.

5. Stay Positive

Maintain a positive mindset as you navigate through the exam. Facing challenging questions is a normal part of the process. Focus on the questions you can confidently answer, and approach each one with a positive outlook. Embrace the opportunity to showcase your knowledge and skills. Remember, a positive mindset contributes significantly to exam success.


How Mississippi REALTORS® Institute Can Help

In the journey towards passing the PSI Mississippi Real Estate Licensing Exam, the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute emerges as a crucial ally. Our PSI review course and study tools are designed to align with the PSI exam format. We provide comprehensive resources, including in-depth reviews of exam content, practice exams, and personalized guidance.

If you have further questions about the PSI licensing exam, please contact us. As a prospective real estate agent, the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute is committed to being your guide to success in the challenging yet rewarding world of real estate.

Embark on your real estate career journey with confidence, supported by the expertise and resources of the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute.

The Advantages of Earning Your ABR® Designation in Real Estate

Real estate professional with ABR® designation presenting keys to a new home, symbolizing expertise and excellence in buyer representation.

Are you a dedicated real estate professional seeking to elevate your career by specializing in buyer representation? The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation holds the key to unlocking new opportunities and enhancing your skills. Delving into the profound significance of the ABR® designation, its benefits for both agents and homebuyers, and why pursuing this credential through the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute is a strategic move.

Understanding the ABR® Designation

The ABR® designation, meticulously designed for real estate buyer’s agents, emphasizes a direct focus on working with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process. It is awarded through the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an esteemed affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), recognizing real estate practitioners who meet specified educational and practical experience criteria.

Benefits for Agents and Brokers

Elevating Skills and Expertise

Earning the ABR® designation provides real estate professionals with compelling advantages, including concrete proof of specialized training and experience in buyer representation. ABR® designees reported acquiring strategies that significantly enhance client loyalty over the long term.

Professional Affiliation and Commitment

The designation not only signifies proof of expertise but also a strong professional affiliation. Membership in good standing in REBAC and NAR is a visible demonstration of commitment to excellence in buyer representation.

Benefits for Homebuyers

Homebuyers partnering with an ABR® designee are given best-in-class representation backed by specialized training. ABR® designees are committed to a client-centric approach, ensuring that the interests of homebuyers are the top priority throughout the real estate journey.

Pursuing the ABR® Designation with Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

The ABR® designation is not merely a credential; it signifies a profound commitment to excellence in buyer representation. Real estate professionals embracing the ABR® designation distinguish themselves with specialized skills, industry connections, and enhanced client loyalty. By pursuing the ABR® designation, real estate professionals not only elevate their skills and enhance client loyalty but also demonstrate a profound commitment to excellence in buyer representation. Whether you’re an agent looking to expand your expertise or a homebuyer seeking top-notch representation, the ABR® designation sets a standard of excellence in the real estate industry. 

Mississippi REALTORS® Institute provides opportunities for professionals to attend ABR® courses conveniently at our Flowood or Hattiesburg locations. With our Accredited Buyer’s Representative course, we provide real estate professionals with a structured path to gain the ABR® designation. The course encompasses essential topics outlined in the PSI Candidate Bulletin, including the National Portion of the State Exam, State Law, and MREC Rules & Regulations. Embracing the ABR® designation is a significant step towards achieving excellence in the real estate industry

Check our recent blogs to learn more about real estate licenses and designations at the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute. For any inquiries or to explore how the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute can elevate your real estate career, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your success remains our foremost concern, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.


Your Guide to Becoming a Licensed Mississippi Real Estate Broker

Guide to Mississippi Broker Licensing | Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

In the market of real estate, achieving a broker’s license can significantly boost your career prospects. Mississippi offers a well-structured licensing system, which includes distinct pre-license and post-license requirements for prospective brokers. If you’re ready to take the next step in your real estate career and become a broker in Mississippi, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll break down the broker licensing process and how the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute can help you achieve your goals through our Broker Pre-License & Post-License courses.

Understanding Mississippi’s Broker Licensing Process

In Mississippi, obtaining a broker’s license involves a combination of pre-license and post-license education. These requirements are designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in your real estate career.

Pre-License Education Requirements

The first step in becoming a broker is to complete an additional 60 hours of pre-license education after you receive your salesperson license. With the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we have divided the coursework into two 30-hour segments, known as Broker A and Broker B courses, and can be taken in any order. You can also take the 60 hours of Broker Pre-License required coursework in one online course. These courses focus on essential aspects of real estate, including market economics, appraisal, taxation, ethics, property management, and more. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers these different course options, making it convenient for you to complete your pre-license education. 

Taking these courses will not only fulfill your educational requirements but also prepare you for the Mississippi Broker Licensing Exam. They are a critical foundation for your future success as a broker.

Post-License Education Requirements

After successfully passing your broker’s exam, the journey doesn’t end there. You must also complete a 30-hour Post-License education course within one year of receiving your temporary broker’s license. This requirement is mandated by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.

The post-license education focuses on more advanced topics relevant to your new role, such as managing escrow accounts, broker responsibilities, and real estate license law. This is an essential step in ensuring that you are well-prepared for the responsibilities and challenges of being a real estate broker.

Summing up How the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute Can Help

The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute plays a crucial role in assisting aspiring brokers in Mississippi. Here’s how our institution can guide you through the process:

  1. Pre-License Education: Mississippi REALTORS®  Institute offers Broker A and Broker B courses. These 30-hour classes satisfy the pre-license education requirements, and they can be taken in any order. Please note that if you start with an instructor led course, you will need to complete your Broker Pre-Licensing with an instructor and will not be able to switch to an online course option, unless you wish to start over, due to the way the courses are outlined.Our experienced instructors provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical insights into the real estate field.
  2. Post-License Education: To meet the post-license requirement, the Institute offers a 30-hour Broker Post-License course. This comprehensive program will deepen your understanding of the real estate industry, including managing escrow accounts, confidentiality, broker responsibilities, real estate law, and more.
  3. Flexible Learning: Whether you prefer instructor-led classes or online learning, the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers both options to suit your schedule and learning style. You can choose the mode that works best for you.
  4. Experienced Instructors: Our courses are led by seasoned real estate professionals who are dedicated to your success. They bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the classroom.

Now is the Time to Earn Your Broker’s License

Becoming a licensed real estate broker in Mississippi is a significant achievement that opens up new opportunities and responsibilities in the industry. After you receive your salesperson license, the process involves completing an additional 60 hours of pre-license education through Broker A and Broker B courses, followed by a 30-hour post-license course. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute is your partner on this journey, offering the guidance and resources you need to succeed.

Whether you’re just starting or advancing your career, our courses provide the foundation and expertise required to excel in the real estate market. Ready to take the next step and earn your broker’s license? Explore the courses offered by the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute and begin your journey toward becoming a Mississippi real estate broker. Your future in real estate starts here. 


Not Ready for the Broker Licensing Process?

Are you at the beginning of your real estate journey, taking those first steps toward becoming a Salesperson? If you’re not quite ready for a broker license but want to get started, check out our comprehensive guide on the education process here. It’s a great way to kickstart your career in the world of real estate. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to get started today.

Salesperson Post-License Courses: The Next Step After Your Temporary Real Estate License

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Salesperson Post-License Courses: The Next Step After Your Temporary Real Estate License

As a real estate professional, your journey towards success doesn’t end with obtaining your initial salesperson’s license. The world of real estate is dynamic and constantly evolving, demanding a commitment to ongoing learning and development. This is where Salesperson Post-License courses come into play, providing you with the knowledge and expertise you need to excel in your real estate career.

Why the Salesperson Post-License?

Congratulations on completing the Salesperson Pre-License education requirements and receiving your temporary salesperson’s license in Mississippi! This is a significant milestone, but it’s only the beginning of your real estate journey. The Salesperson Post-License Courses, which must be completed within 12 months of receiving your temporary license, representing the next crucial step in your career.

A Deeper Understanding of the Industry

The Salesperson Post-License course isn’t just a formality; it’s a vital part of your professional growth. This 30-hour course delves deep into the intricacies of the real estate industry, covering essential topics like laws, regulations, contracts, financing, and ethics. It equips you with a profound understanding of these critical aspects, which are fundamental to your success as a real estate professional.

A Legal Requirement

In Mississippi, completing the Salesperson Post-License course isn’t optional—it’s mandatory for all new salesperson licensees. Failing to fulfill this requirement within the stipulated time frame will jeopardize your real estate career —resulting in the loss of your license and having your file closed. This means it would be necessary for you to start the whole process all over again:  apply for a license, sit for the licensing exam, and pass a fingerprint background check. Therefore, it’s essential to prioritize this course to ensure your compliance with state regulations.

Enhancing Your Competence

As you embark on your real estate career, competence is key. Clients rely on your knowledge and expertise to guide them through complex transactions. The Salesperson Post-License course strengthens your competence, enabling you to navigate the real estate landscape with confidence. You’ll be better equipped to provide valuable insights to your clients and ensure their interests are protected.

Learning Flexibility

Recognizing the diverse needs of real estate professionals, the Salesperson Post-License course offers flexibility in terms of learning options. Whether you prefer in-person classes or the convenience of online courses, there’s a mode of learning that suits your style and schedule. This flexibility ensures that you can continue your education while balancing the demands of your career. To find out which option is right for you, check out our blog: Online REALTOR® Classes vs In Person: Which One is Best for You?

How It Fits into Your Real Estate Journey

Your journey in the real estate industry is marked by several milestones, each contributing to your growth and success. Here’s how the Salesperson Post-License course fits into this journey:

Pre-License Education

Before you can become a licensed salesperson in Mississippi, you must complete 60 hours of pre-licensing education and pass the state licensing exam. This lays the foundation for your career and qualifies you to work under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker.

Temporary License

Upon successful completion of your pre-licensing education, the final exam, and passing the licensing exam, you receive a temporary salesperson’s license. This license is valid for a limited time of 12 months.

Salesperson Post-License

During this crucial period, you must complete the Salesperson Post-License course, consisting of 30 hours of comprehensive education. This requirement ensures that you continue to build your knowledge and competence as a real estate professional.

Continuing Education

Even after completing the Salesperson Post-License, your commitment to learning doesn’t end. Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers a range of continuing education courses that help you stay up-to-date with industry trends, laws, and regulations. These courses are essential for renewing your license every two years, as mandated by the Real Estate Commission. To gain a deeper understanding of why continuing education is crucial for REALTORS®, check out our insightful blog post: Real Estate Continuing Education 101.

Taking the Next Step

Are you ready to take the next step in your real estate journey? The Salesperson Post-License course is your gateway to a deeper understanding of the real estate industry and enhanced competence as a professional. You have the flexibility to choose between in-person and online courses, making learning convenient and accessible.

Your success in the real estate industry hinges on your commitment to learning and development. Let the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute be your partner on this journey. Explore our Salesperson Post-License courses and take the next step towards a thriving career in real estate. For inquiries or to enroll in our courses, contact us today. Your success is our priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.


REALTOR® Safety: Promoting Safety Culture in the Real Estate Industry

REALTOR® Safety - Promoting Safety Culture in Real Estate | Mississippi REALTORS® Institute

REALTOR® Safety: Promoting Safety Culture in the Real Estate Industry

In the dynamic world of real estate, where opportunities and connections abound, safety should always remain a paramount concern. As September marks REALTOR® Safety Month, designated by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), it’s the perfect time to delve into the critical importance of fostering a culture of safety within the real estate community. At the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we take this mission to heart, striving to empower agents and clients alike with knowledge and tools to ensure secure transactions and interactions.

Embracing REALTOR® Safety: A Vital Imperative

In a profession that often involves meeting new clients, visiting vacant properties, and conducting open houses, safety must be a primary concern. September, designated as REALTOR® Safety Month by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), serves as a reminder that safety should always be at the forefront of our interactions. According to the 2020 REALTOR® Member Safety Report, nearly a third of real estate professionals have experienced situations that triggered fear. This stark reality underscores the urgent need for incorporating safety measures into every facet of our business.

Education as the Cornerstone of Safety Culture

At the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we firmly believe that education is the foundation of safety awareness. Whether you’re an experienced agent or just starting your real estate journey, staying informed about safety best practices is a collective responsibility. Our institute provides an array of resources, guidance, and training to empower professionals to seamlessly integrate safety protocols into their daily routines.

Creating a Secure Workspace

Safety begins within the walls of your office. Brokers play a critical role in fostering a culture of safety within their teams. At the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we advocate for brokers to establish safety as a core value from the very beginning. By doing so, brokers lay the groundwork for safer interactions among agents, clients, and colleagues.

Maintaining detailed records of clients and meetings, as well as requesting photo identification, significantly enhances security. These simple yet impactful measures not only establish safety protocols but also contribute to an office environment that prioritizes the wellbeing of all individuals involved.

Safe Practices for Client Engagement

Engaging with clients is an integral aspect of the real estate profession, and safety must be paramount during these interactions. For initial meetings, we recommend choosing neutral locations like coffee shops or meeting at the office. Open houses present an excellent opportunity to enhance safety by inviting a colleague to accompany you, ensuring a safer environment for both you and your visitors.

Leveraging safety apps and sharing your whereabouts with trusted contacts can add an extra layer of protection. Aligning with the principles of the REALTOR® Safety Pledge, which emphasizes conducting business in a reasonably safe manner, reinforces the commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all parties involved in a transaction.

Preserving Property and Privacy

Property showings are a crucial part of real estate, but they also introduce potential risks. To safeguard property and enhance privacy, it’s prudent for sellers to remove valuable items, personal information, prescription medications, and firearms from the premises. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute strongly recommends collaboration between sellers and REALTORS® to implement the Safe Listings Form, ensuring that showings are limited to pre-qualified or properly identified buyers.

Unlocking Resources for a Safer Real Estate Experience

The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute understands the value of accessible safety resources. Partnering with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), we provide a range of tools designed to enhance safety awareness and education. The Resources for Personal Protection page offers insights, safety applications, and products to empower real estate professionals to make informed decisions about their safety measures.

A Safer Future Awaits

As REALTOR® Safety Month takes center stage in September, the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute invites the entire real estate community to embrace safety practices as an integral part of their daily operations. From securing the office environment to ensuring safe client interactions, prioritizing safety ensures a successful and secure future for everyone.

Safety isn’t just an individual responsibility; it’s a shared commitment that shapes the essence of the real estate industry. Together with the National Association of REALTORS®, the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute takes proactive strides toward establishing a safer and more secure real estate landscape.

Register for our REALTOR® Safety Course

To further enrich your safety awareness and expertise, consider enrolling in our two-hour elective continuing education course, Avoiding Safety Pitfalls. This course will guide you through evaluating your existing safety practices and equipping you with tangible tools to prevent potential safety issues while working with clients and within your workspace. Check our course listings to see if this course is currently available and seize the opportunity to enhance your safety acumen. You can find more information about our in-person continuing education classes on our course listings page.

For any inquiries or to explore how the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute can elevate your real estate career while prioritizing safety, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your safety and success remain our foremost concern, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Online REALTOR® Classes vs In Person: Which One is Best for You?

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When it comes to launching a successful career in real estate, obtaining your real estate license is the crucial first step. The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute offers a variety of courses designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the real estate industry. But with the option of online and in-person classes, how do you choose the best fit for your learning style and schedule?

The Convenience of Online Classes

Online courses have revolutionized the way we learn, providing flexibility and convenience that appeals to many aspiring real estate professionals. With online classes, you have the freedom to study at your own pace and schedule. Whether you have a full-time job, family commitments, or other responsibilities, online courses allow you to learn from the comfort of your own home.

The convenience of accessing course materials, videos, and assignments at any time means you can tailor your study sessions to fit your lifestyle. Need to revisit a challenging concept or review critical information before an exam? No problem! Mississippi REALTORS® Institute’s Online classes enable you to revisit and reinforce your understanding until you feel confident in your knowledge. You have six months to complete your online course so do plan accordingly to complete your class during that time frame. 

The Benefits of In-Person Learning

While online classes offer convenience, some individuals thrive in a more traditional learning setting. In-person classes provide an immersive and interactive experience that can lead to a deeper understanding of complex topics.

In a classroom setting, you can engage in real-time discussions with experienced instructors and fellow students. This dynamic learning environment fosters valuable networking opportunities and encourages immediate clarification of doubts or questions.

Furthermore, in-person classes offer structure and accountability. By attending scheduled class sessions, you stay on track with your learning journey and benefit from a guided curriculum designed to optimize your progress.

Finding Your Perfect Fit

The decision between online and in-person classes ultimately comes down to your individual learning style, schedule, and preferences. Consider your strengths, study habits, and lifestyle to determine which format best aligns with your needs.

If you are self-motivated, excel in a self-paced environment, and value convenience, online classes may be the perfect choice for you. On the other hand, if you thrive on real-time interactions, face-to-face communication, and a structured learning environment, in-person classes might better suit your preferences.

At the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute, we understand that every student’s journey is unique. That’s why we offer a range of learning options to accommodate various needs and preferences. Whether you choose online or in-person classes, rest assured that our comprehensive courses, led by experienced instructors, will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your real estate career.

Take the First Step

Ready to embark on an exciting journey in the world of real estate? The Mississippi REALTORS® Institute has everything you need to achieve success in your real estate career. Visit our website to explore our comprehensive Salesperson Pre-License Courses, Salesperson Post-License Courses, and Exam Review Courses.

Our courses are carefully designed to provide you with a strong foundation, advanced knowledge, and the confidence to excel in the real estate industry. Whether you choose to study online or attend in-person classes, you’ll find the guidance and support you need to thrive.

Your future in real estate awaits! Enroll with the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute today and take the first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career in the world of real estate. We’re here to help you achieve your real estate career goals. Contact us for more information and to take necessary steps in your real estate education.


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