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Mississippi REALTORS® is the statewide hub for all things real estate in the state and is the first point of contact for information, pre-license courses and licensing exam study tools through the Mississippi REALTOR® Institute. Members are the preferred professional partners and real estate experts in communities statewide. REALTORS® hold the highest standards of professionalism in the real estate industry. When you join, you become part of the state’s largest trade association and are supported by one of its largest PACs.

What is a REALTOR®?

A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® who is required to abide by a strict Code of Ethics. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark of the National Association of REALTORS® and misuse of the term is a trademark violation. To become a REALTOR®, a person who holds a real estate license should contact their local REALTOR® Association to join the local, state and national organizations.

How do I become a REALTOR®?

Before becoming a REALTOR®, you first must earn a real estate license. All Mississippi real estate professionals are licensed by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission (MREC). Their requirements for earning a license are as follows:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must be a resident of Mississippi prior to completing the application
  • Must complete a minimum of 60 hours of MREC approved real estate courses
  • Must pass the state licensing exam
  • Must work under the supervision of a Mississippi real estate broker
  • Must complete an approved 30-hour post-license course within one year after being issued the temporary salesperson’s license

The Mississippi REALTOR® Institute offers both Salesperson’s Pre-license and Post-license courses online and in several classroom locations in Mississippi. For details on available courses, visit www.realtorinstitute.org.

Once you have your license, consider taking an extra step toward competence and professionalism by joining your local, state and national Associations of REALTORS®.

Then, and only then, may you legally use the term “REALTOR®” following your name, a symbol that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the REALTOR® family and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

To join, ask your broker to which local association of REALTORS® he or she belongs, then contact that local board for an application and additional instructions.

What is the Mississippi Association of REALTORS®?

The Mississippi Association of REALTORS® is a trade association that provides business benefits to its members that include education, communication and lobbying for business-friendly legislation. The Association is located at 4274 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, MS, just east of the Airport Road intersection, and can be reached at 601-932-5241.

What is the Mississippi Real Estate Commission?

The Mississippi Real Estate Commission is the state agency that administers licensing exams, issues licenses and regulates the activities of licensees who must comply with Mississippi license laws. For more information, please visit The Real Estate Commission website: www.mrec.state.ms.us.

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