Mentees Sought for Mentorship Program in Trenton Area to Learn about Careers in Real Estate

National Association of Realtors has Selected Eight Cities for Pilot Program, Including Trenton


(TRENTON) – Individuals in or near Trenton who are interested in learning about possible career paths in the real estate field are urged to apply to be a mentee in a national pilot mentorship program beginning in May.


National Association of Realtors President Charlie Oppler, who is from New Jersey, has invited local and state Realtor associations covering nine U.S. cities, including Trenton, to take part in the pilot program offering mentorships about careers in real estate to individuals in underserved communities. In addition to residential brokerage, the program will introduce mentees to the wide variety of real estate career opportunities, including appraisal, property management, financing, and commercial real estate brokerage. In addition to Trenton, the other cities in the pilot program are Chicago, Seattle, Baltimore, Durham and Raleigh (NC), Rochester (NY), Memphis, and Washington D.C.


The program will pair veteran Realtor volunteers, who will serve as mentors, with a mentee who is interested in a possible career in real estate. The pilot program will take place this year from May through October and is expected to be rolled out nationwide in 2022. To participate, mentees agree to spend six to eight hours a week in training and networking sessions. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the program will begin with virtual training and will most likely transition to in-person learning and networking events in or near Trenton once Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.


Mentees must be at least 18 years old and should be from Trenton or the surrounding area. For detailed information on the program, including the online application to be selected as a mentee, go to Questions can be emailed to


The CORE Association of Realtors, which is one of 1,100 local Realtor associations in the U.S. and has offices in Trenton and Branchburg serving more than 4,500 Realtor members in Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset counties, is working closely on the mentorship program with New Jersey Realtors, which is headquartered in Trenton and has more than 57,000 Realtor members. Both associations are part of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the largest professional association in North America, with more than 1.3 million Realtors in the U.S., all of whom subscribe to NAR’s strict code of ethics.