New REALTOR® Academy

Sumner REALTORS® is proud to offer the New REALTOR® Academy to local REALTOR® members beginning in 2021.

The Academy is designed to acclimate new agents to the profession and give them foundational tools for building a successful real estate business. As an objective, nonprofit third party, the association is a unique position to draw on resources and expertise from various companies and develop a proprietary 6-month training program including education, networking and mentorship.

The New REALTOR® Academy is available at no cost to qualifying Sumner REALTORS® members.


  • Learn fundamentals for success in the real estate profession
  • Earn 8 hours of Continuing Education credits
  • Establish meaningful relationships with other local REALTORS®
  • Expand your personal and professional network
  • Pair with an industry veteran for valuable mentorship
  • Attend fun social events with classmates
  • Earn a certificate and special recognition from your local REALTOR® association
  • Ask questions, learn and vent in a closed Facebook group of your peers

How it Works

  • Any new licensee who is also a Sumner REALTORS® member is eligible for the program during his/her first two years of licensure (program material and value is less relevant for more experienced agents).
  • There are two programs annually, each running six months – January through June and July through December – with the inaugural class beginning in January 2021.
  • Each class is limited to minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Participants who miss more than two scheduled and required classes will be considered ineligible for program completion/recognition.

Schedule For Inaugural Classes in 2021

*Schedule is subject to change. In-person activities will be held at the Sumner REALTORS® office but may transition to virtual depending on pandemic environment and/or other circumstances.

January/JulyEducation course: Time management/scheduling – how to maximize your productivity in and out of the office, even if your office is at home, and how you should organize a typical day in the profession.
February/AugustEducation course: Marketing/prospecting – how to build your database of clients using your sphere of influence and other networking to generate sales leads.
March/SeptemberEducation course: Broker panel discussion – Diverse group of area brokers sharing their expertise and best practices for success, moderated by the Sumner REALTORS® CEO. Optional social/networking event for class participants.
April/OctoberEducation course: Realtracs basic and mobile – Introduction to the MLS and related tools that you need to grow your business. (4 hours CE)
May/NovemberEducation course: New Agent panel discussion – Agents with less than five years of experience participate in a “what I wish I knew then” discussion at the association office, moderated by the Sumner REALTORS CEO.
June/DecemberEducation course: Contracts 101 – understanding the most important document in real estate. (4 hours CE) Optional social/networking event for class participants.

Sign Up

Contact the association staff to let us know you are interested in participating, or if you have questions or need more information. It’s that simple.

Not Yet a Member?

Make Sumner REALTORS® your primary or secondary association so you can take advantage of this and many other member benefits.

New REALTOR® Academy is sponsored by