EDUCATION / BEGIN YOUR CAREER

MREA is responsible for educating and testing everyone in Manitoba who wants to begin a real estate career and become a licensed salesperson in Manitoba.

Our educational program represents a concerted effort by both the Manitoba government and the real estate profession. This ensures you are able to best serve future clients who are buying and selling property in Manitoba in an increasingly regulated industry.

What it Takes

Real estate can be rewarding, but it is also extremely demanding and requires a particular lifestyle. To be a successful salesperson, you have to compromise and create balance. The personal freedom and long-term benefits associated with being an entrepreneur are generally well worth the effort.

Pros Cons
Flexibility
Financial paybacks
Growth potential
Excitement
Autonomy
Long hours
Financial setbacks
Competitiveness
Reduced social life

What You’ll Do

Every transaction is different. You’ll often be out of the office, busy making contacts, securing listings, showing properties, conducting market research, filling out legal forms, and negotiating offers. If this career appeals to you, follow the process chart to begin your new journey.

Continuing Education

MREA provides continuing education to licensed salespeople, with courses designed to advance your career and make sure you meet the annual provincial licensing requirements.

You do not require a licence to participate in the MREA certificate program.

See Education for details.

Property Management

MREA provides a Principles of Property Management certificate program which recognizes the unique requirements of property managers, tenants, and landlords in an increasingly sophisticated marketplace. The course focuses solely on property management skills and knowledge.

You do not require a license to participate in this certificate program.

See Certificate Programs for details.