I see I'm late and not included, I didn't see who posted this originally and assumed it was a newbie asking for a mentor, so didn't look at it until I saw Rich reply, LOL, I didn't think he would have been interested, so wondered what this was all about...here I am!
Read page 1, 4 and 5, so....
@Michael Quarles, hate you? Not from what I see or think at all and I'm glad to see you back after they let you out...(LOL)
I pass your requirements with one exception, I doubt I have "mentored" 100, at least not from beginning to end, if you count handholding Realtors that screwed up in a deal and took them from mid way to closing, well, way over that.
J Scott, great idea, but.....are you suggesting putting a bunch of newbies name's in a hat a drawing them out? At least when I taught subjects the new students walking in the door had met prerequsite levels. So, who gets the student who just finished a state real estate course, has a great job, money in the bank and good credit and who gets the one who doesn't know what a General Warranty Deed is, has no money, no creidt, no other job and watched a guru TV show? And then, devise a little friendly competition to success over a year? Have you figured out a handicap system yet to this monopoly game?
IMO, mentors should be local. I have no idea what is common practice in Dothan Alabama or Buffalo, New York and doubt any out of state "mentor" is really qualified to advise out of state students regardless of thier opinion of themselves. I have assisted folks in Buffalo, in basic concepts and requirements, absolutely not in areas where compliance would be needed with local laws, regualtions or customs. If I did so, and they screwed up, they get in trouble, that is not serving them well.
As J. Scott pointed out, a teacher needs to know the subject, which means I'd need to study RE requirements in some other state and local issues, I can see why a mentor needs to be compensated, without doing so, they aren't qualified no matter how many deals they did in Florida.
I agree with Rich, it would be a long reality show, filled with drama, humor and tradgedy. ")
Bill Gulley, General Real Estate Academy