Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate
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 get 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.

Registration opening soon for the next AARE session at Designation Academy December 2019

AARE Requirements
  • Register for the AARE class.
  • Attend all three days of the designation class.
  • After the class, to obtain the designation, submit proof of ten auctions/closings or sales totaling $3 million as well as one auction summary report, and be licensed as a real estate agent in your state, even if your state does not require licensure.
  • All requirements must be completed within three years of taking the AARE course.
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. 

In addition to co-instructing AARE, Manson sits on the NAA-AARE committee.

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 MaxSold.com, and international online auction company.

                                         Manson has been married to Lori for 23 years and they have 3 children.


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
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Braden McCurdy, CAI, AARE, AMM 
Braden is an auctioneer who conducts over 600 auctions annually. He is credited for developing McCurdy Auction's web-based content management system for real estate auctions to better handle large volumes of real estate auctions.  Braden has a long record of successfully guiding accountants, attorneys, bankers, and property owners with their real estate transactions.