Professional Development

MetroTex offers numerous ways to help you become a top REALTOR®.

Planning Your Education

It takes planning and knowledge to become successful in your business. Let us help you get the best education possible and expand your expertise.

Training, Education, and CE

Our diverse selection of classes can be found below. Dive into the 9 categories and see what we have available to help you in your professional development.

Professional Development FAQs

New Member Orientation

How Do I Complete New Member Orientation?

Orientation is held via Zoom the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. All new agents are required to complete the New Member Orientation within 60 days of their join date, if you do not attend within that window your membership will be inactivated.

Why Must I Attend?

As a real estate professional, it is critical that you know about your professional trade organization and the many ways it can assist you in your business. Along with the many benefits, educational programs and resources that are available to members, the networking and business building that you can achieve by attending the orientation and other Association events more than pays for the cost of your annual membership. Statistics show that early engagement leads to a higher level of knowledge and understanding about the industry, its practices, and the critical rules and regulations that govern your activities as a real estate professional. This in turn leads to fewer TREC and MLS complaints, and a more conscientious effort to practice in a professional and ethical manner.

To register for orientation click here!

First Time License Renewal

Sales Apprentice Education (SAE) Requirements for First Time Renewals:
If you are renewing for the first time, active or inactive, you must complete 90 hours of SAE, 4 hours of TREC’s Legal Update I, and 4 hours of TREC’s Legal Update II posted to your license record prior to submitting your renewal.

Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) MetroTex offers the GRI designation classes to help agents complete there 90 hours of SAE.
Texas Accredited Commercial Specialist (TACS) In addition to the GRI we are happy to offer the TACS certification as an additional option to complete your SAE with a focus on commercial real estate.

For more information about your license renewal and to see how many hours of education you have completed, please visit TREC’s website, trec.texas.gov.

REALTOR® Benefits

As a REALTOR® member, you have access to multiple benefits when you pay your association dues—discounts, risk reduction tools, advocacy, industry updates, and more.

Some of these discounts include AAA, DocuSign, Office Depot, Prescription discounts, and so much more. Follow the link below to view Texas REALTORS® full list of member benefits!

REALTOR® BENEFITS

What Is a Fast Pass? Why Do I Need It?

Texas REALTORS® created the Fast Pass as a virtual REALTOR® ID card. When you have a photo added to your profile, we are easily able to verify your ID for TREC and sign you in and out of classes.

FAST PASS

If you check your Fast Pass and do not have a photo attached, please email your professional headshot or photo to professionaldevelopment@dfwre.com or memberservices@dfwre.com.

MLS - MAPS

Want To Earn a FREE Quarter of MLS Fees?

By navigating your way through our 6 course curriculum, you will receive your MLS Academy for Professional Success (M.A.P.S.) certification and get a quarter year of MetroTex MLS fees for free! Course selection is designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge base of the various MLS applications available to them. All of these courses are free to MetroTex MLS subscribers and are available through virtual live stream from our GoToWebinar Channel.

You must attend the 5 required courses:

  • Advanced Matrix MLS
  • Accessing Property Tax Info
  • Intro to RPR
  • Client Management
  • Managing Your Listings

And complete 1 of the 2 elective courses.

  • ZipForms Online, or
  • Intro to Instanet

Click here to register for these MLS classes. For more information about MAPS, contact the MLS Department at (214)540-2755 or email mls@dfwre.com.

 

Agent License Renewal

Active Sales Agent License Renewal Requirements:

As a Real Estate Sales Agent, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent out about 90 days before your expiration date. Until you receive this notice of renewal, you cannot renew your license.

Complete 18 Hours of Approved Continuing Education (CE) Courses

  • 8 hours of TREC Legal Update I and II; and
  • 10 hours of elective CE
    • Effective February 1, 2021, sales agents and brokers will be required to complete three hours in contract-related coursework as part of the 18 hours of continuing education (CE) required to renew a license.

To find classes that will fulfill the 10 elective hours of CE, take a look at our class categories above to find something that interests you!

For more information about your license renewal and to see how many hours of education you have completed, please visit TREC’s website, trec.texas.gov.

REALTOR® Benefits

As a REALTOR® member, you have access to multiple benefits when you pay your association dues—discounts, risk reduction tools, advocacy, industry updates, and more.

Some of these discounts include AAA, DocuSign, Office Depot, Prescription discounts, and so much more. Follow the link below to view Texas REALTORS® full list of member benefits!

REALTOR® BENEFITS

What Is a Fast Pass? Why Do I Need It?

Texas REALTORS® created the Fast Pass as a virtual REALTOR® ID card. When you have a photo added to your profile, we are easily able to verify your ID for TREC and sign you in and out of classes.

FAST PASS

If you check your Fast Pass and do not have a photo attached, please email your professional headshot or photo to professionaldevelopment@dfwre.com or memberservices@dfwre.com.

Designations

Find Your Niche!

To build your expertise in the different aspects of real estate, there are designations and certifications for all of them! Here is a list of all the certifications and designations MetroTex offers to you:

  • ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
  • AHWD – At Home With Diversity
  • C-RETS – Certified Real Estate Team Specialist
  • CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
  • CRB – Certified Real Estate Brokerage
  • GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute
  • MRP – Military Relocation Professional
  • PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor (Mastering the CMA)
  • RENE – Real Estate Negotiation Expert
  • SFR – Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource
  • SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist
  • SRS – Seller Representative Specialist
  • TRLS – Texas Residential Leasing Specialist
  • TRPM – Texas Residential Property Manager

Brokers License Renewal

Active Sales Agent License Renewal Requirements:

As a Real Estate Broker, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent out about 90 days before your expiration date. Until you receive this notice of renewal, you cannot renew your license.

Complete 18 Hours of Approved Continuing Education (CE) Courses

  • 8 hours of TREC Legal Update I and II; and
  • 10 hours of elective CE
    • Effective February 1, 2021, sales agents and brokers will be required to complete three hours in contract-related coursework as part of the 18 hours of continuing education (CE) required to renew a license.
  • If you have sponsored one or more sales agents, served as the designated broker for a business entity broker that sponsors sales agents, or have been made a supervisor of other license holders, you must complete the 6 hour Broker Responsibility Course as part of your 18 hours of CE.

To find classes that will fulfill the 10 elective hours of CE, take a look at our class categories above to find something that interests you!

For more information about your license renewal and to see how many hours of education you have completed, please visit TREC’s website, trec.texas.gov.

What Is a Fast Pass? Why Do I Need It?

Texas REALTORS® created the Fast Pass as a virtual REALTOR® ID card. When you have a photo added to your profile, we are easily able to verify your ID for TREC and sign you in and out of classes.

FAST PASS

If you check your Fast Pass and do not have a photo attached, please email your professional headshot or photo to professionaldevelopment@dfwre.com or memberservices@dfwre.com.

Broker Series

MetroTex offers a seven-part Broker Series aimed to help you set up a brokerage, hire agents, retain agents, maintain an administrative checklist, implement efficient technologies, and learn successful marketing tips. By completing this series you can also earn up t0 10 CE hours.

For more information on the series click here! 

Broker Responsibility

Course #35367, 6 CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001

$75 | $50 Members

The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

Section 535.2 of the TREC Rules requires a broker who sponsors salespersons, a designated broker of a business entity, and a licensee who is a delegated supervisor of one or more licensees (for 6 months or more during the supervisor’s current license period), to complete this 6-hour broker responsibility course to renew a license. Any licensee may take this course. Additionally, a sponsoring broker may, by policy, require certain licensees and employees to take this course.

REGISTER HERE | August 17, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

REGISTER HERE | October 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

REGISTER HERE | December 14, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

REALTOR® Benefits

As a REALTOR® member, you have access to multiple benefits when you pay your association dues—discounts, risk reduction tools, advocacy, industry updates, and more.

Some of these discounts include AAA, DocuSign, Office Depot, Prescription discounts, and so much more. Follow the link below to view Texas REALTORS® full list of member benefits!

REALTOR® BENEFITS

Professional Development Drives Value. MetroTex Members Agree.

Designations & Certifications

Earning a designation sets you apart from other REALTORS®. It also builds specific skills to support a variety of buyer and sellers.

Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) – Stand out to buyer’s by setting the bar on excellence in buyer representation.

At Home With Diversity (AHWD) – Learn how to assess local markets for buyers regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, handicaps, familial status or national origin.

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) – Support foreign buyers in their North Texas property journey.

Certified Real Estate Broker Manager (CRB) – One of the most relevant designations in real estate business management, designed to help you streamline operations and increase revenue.

Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS) – Gain the tools, strategies and knowledge that are required for real estate leaders, managing teams in today’s challenging market.

Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) – Stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as an agent who has invested the time to develop advanced skills.

Historic House Specialist (HHS) – Learn tools necessary to market Dallas’ older properties.

Military Relocation Professional (MRP) – Hone your skills for working with buyers in this niche market to better serve them and gain future referrals.

Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) – This interactive course examines all types of negotiation formats and methods.

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) – Learn how to increase your game when listing property, from multiple listings to multiple offers – we’ve got the tools to make you successful.

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) – Increase your knowledge and understanding of the real estate market for mature buyers and sellers.

Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS) – Learn how to guide clients through residential leasing and provide real estate services that meet the needs of this market and gain future referrals.

Texas Residential Property Manager (TRPM) – Learn why REALTORS® with exceptional property management skills & knowledge can add significant value to an investment and are worth their weight in gold.

NAR Code of Ethics

Why is this so important? We answer that question and help you understand how to fulfill the NAR Code of Ethics requirements here.

Online Education Partners

You don’t need to leave your home or office to take quality CE. View online education options.

Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP)

Empower your leadership skills. Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP) challenges members to learn, grow and advance. Want to learn more?

Webinars On-Demand

Get on-demand education on topics that matter to you. MetroTex offers webinars and videos on your schedule.

Professional Development Team

214-540-2751

  • Roxie Glenn
  • Anna Brown
  • Natalie Godfrey
  • Steve Trine
  • Elizabeth Marshall
  • TiAndra Thomas
  • Marisela Martinez