Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate

This class is being rewritten for 2021!

AARE is NAA’s premier Real Estate designation. The three day class takes attendees through conducting a real estate auction from prospecting to closing after the auction (and explores opportunities if a property doesn’t sell). Along the way, the class explores finance, marketing, proposals, sales, legal aspects of real estate, and working with traditional brokers and banks, among other topics. AARE is designed so that anyone can benefit, but it’s particularly accessible for two groups: Auctioneers who are looking to move into real estate and real estate professionals with no auction experience.

In person Sun Dec 5 - Tues Dec 7
$570 Members
$895 Non-Members


AARE Requirements

  • Register for the AARE class.
  • Attend all three days (24 hours) of the designation class.
  • Submit designation application (waived if already hold a designation)
  • To obtain the designation, applicant must:
    • Submit proof of ten auctions/closings or sales totaling $3 million
    • Submit one auction summary report
    • Be licensed as a real estate agent in your state, if your state does not require licensure.
    • Auction summary report (see summary review sheet for elements to include in report) and proof of auctions/closings to be reviewed and approved by readers; AARE Auction Summary Review Sheet
  • Be a current member of the NAA
  • All requirements must be completed within three years of taking the AARE course
  • To maintain designation, annual designation fees are required as well as 24 hours CE during 3 year CE cycle

What AARE can do for you

Earning any designation demonstrates your commitment to continuing education both to the public and members of the industry. It also enables members to network with like-minded individuals in the classroom and through additional networking events, but here are some specific benefits of an AARE designation.

The AARE designation sets graduates apart as a select group of auctioneers, “Although auction is the topic of the course, alternative methods of selling real estate are also considered," says Manson Slik, CAI, AARE, CES. “In the current day quickly changing real estate industry, if you aren’t considering and implementing alternatives into your real estate business model you are greatly limiting your shelf life.” AARE helps students discover a multitude of ways to market their sales to different audiences, and provides the tools needed to succeed in this everchanging industry.

Mike Brandly, CAI, AARE describes the industry as representing high valued property which has a massive auction market upside potential. “Real estate at auction trends are complex, thus additional education is always prudent. Attendees learn key concepts, making them ready to leverage this marketplace,” says Brandly.

AARE Instructors

Manson Slik, CAI, AARE, CES

Manson Slik is a Real Estate Broker (1988) and Auctioneer (1993) and has sold over 2,000 properties at auction.

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Manson is a Partner of Gordon's Estate Services Ltd. Gordon's Estate Services operates as an integrated real estate, downsizing and estate settlement company that now serves about 200 families per year across Ontario, Canada. In 2009 Manson and his 2 business partners founded, and international online auction company.

Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, CAI, AARE, CAS

Mike is a nationally-known auctioneer and speaker.  He works as an auctioneer across the United States, is faculty at the Certified Auctioneers Institute, and an approved instructor by the Ohio Supreme Court for attorney continuing legal education.  He as well is an auction law consultant/expert witness, frequently evaluating and testifying in auction litigation cases nationwide.

Braden McCurdy, CAI, AARE, AMM
Chief Executive Officer, Auctioneer

McCurdy Auction, LLC.

As a leading real estate auctioneer in the industry, Braden McCurdy has an unparalleled approach to successful real estate transactions. The McCurdy team has built and continues to grow a culture of “auction first” philosophy in a local market moving the needle on auction volume in their local real estate market. He is credited with developing McCurdy Auction’s web-based content management system to handle hundreds of real estate auctions and transactions annually. Braden has a long record of successfully assisting accountants, attorneys, bankers, corporate sellers and everyday home sellers. He is also an active member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Kansas Association of REALTORS®, and the REALTORS® of South Central Kansas - serving as a Past President of the South Central Kansas MLS and past Director of Kansas Association of Realtors. He is a Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40 recipient and has served on the selection committee.