Partnership for Success Program

Promoting diversity within the REALTOR® membership

The WRA Partnership for Success Program (Program) is designed to promote diversity within the REALTOR® membership and include perspectives from all walks of life including different life experiences, backgrounds, expertise, interests, viewpoints, characteristics and other qualities. The WRA benefits when the organization reflects the composition of the Wisconsin marketplace. Having a rich mix of agents within the WRA makes the WRA and its firms more welcoming to all customers and clients and able to understand and serve unique needs in a fair and supportive fashion.

The Program forges a partnership between the applicant, sponsoring broker, local or regional association, and the WRA in a manner designed to enhance the probability of long-term success in the real estate profession. Applicants must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in the WRA and must demonstrate a commitment to becoming successful real estate practitioners. The sponsoring broker provides a mentor and in-house training for the recipient to optimize the success of the new licensee. The Program is intended to provide startup assistance to applicants who have not previously held a real estate license. Ideally, the applicant would be a new licensee who has not had a license for more than six months and who is aspiring to become a full-time agent in Wisconsin. 

The successful Partnership for Success award recipient receives one year of REALTOR® dues and six months of Multiple Listing Service (MLS) fees. This REALTOR® dues benefit may be applied to the current calendar year if the applicant has not yet paid REALTOR® dues, including new member and initiation fees, or to the following calendar year if REALTOR® dues have already been paid or if the recipient chooses the following calendar year. 

In addition, if the successful Partnership for Success award recipient submits no later than November 1, (1) a certificate of their completion of Fairhaven and (2) a written statement from their broker confirming they have either attended the WRA convention or completed an education course through the WRA or four WRA mini courses, other than continuing education, then the award recipient can receive a second year of REALTOR® dues.  

The ideal candidate will have considered what it will take to be a successful real estate agent and will have worked on a business plan. The ideal candidate also considers how they can best contribute to the real estate community and the local community as a whole. 

Apply today

To apply, both the applicant and sponsoring broker must complete applications. 

The applicant, the sponsoring broker and the mentor are required to attend a virtual interview with the partnership for success subcommittee of the WRA diversity, equity and inclusion committee. 

For more information, contact Debbi Conrad or Wendy Hoang at the WRA.

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