Who Are We?

It is the mission of Career Agent Development to expertly guide agents and provide exemplary support that will allow them to reach their fullest potential in Real Estate.

How We Can Help:

  • Combined over 100 years of mentoring, training and coaching experience
  • Valley-wide, full time, 7 days a week support
  • Our collective average sales price is above $315,000
  • Over 700 agents trained and mentored since 2002

Contact Us Today For An Interview!

We will show you how our one-on-one mentor/coaching program can work for you. We are a full time training program built to help you build a successful real estate business.

  • You will learn: Our Business Plan for YOUR success
  • How you can get a commission check faster with our help than if you were working on your own
  • Information on our proven highly successful One-On-One Mentor Program
  • Team environment with a high standard of accountability to help you succeed
  • 7 days a week support from Coaches / Mentors
  • Tools for you to use to minimize your up front costs (signs, lockboxes etc.)
  • Marketing pieces created and printed for you, branded to you
  • All transactions go in YOUR name

We concentrate on your training, marketing and the back-end items so you can concentrate on getting business!

For more information contact:

Mari Filkins



Career Agent Development
3850 E Baseline Road, Suite 119-120
Mesa, AZ 85206
Direct: 480-326-2321
Office: 480-326-2727

E-mail: CareerAgentDivisionDPR@gmail.com

Request a personal interview

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AGENT ACADEMY: For Newly Licensed Agents

This program will help inexperienced agents gain the experience and confidence they need to become a successful agent.

Become a Highly Qualified REALTOR® in 5 transactions!

  • No upfront cost to join Agent Academy
  • One-On-One mentoring / coaching
  • Unparalleled support
  • High quality lead generating system
  • Database system and marketing plan
  • Effective, real world training sessions
  • Monthly marketing created & printed for you

Watch the video below for a sneak peak on how this program works. Call us today to setup your interview and get more information!

*All training programs are subject to DPR Realty’s Office Fees, Transaction Fees and E&O Fees that apply.


EXECUTIVE GROUP: For Veteran Agents

This program is for the experienced agents looking to join a team environment that will give you the support you need to continue growing your career.

High Producing Agents with structure, synergy, & comradely in a FUN team environment!

  • High quality lead generation system
  • Advanced sales technique training
  • Accountability partners & Goal setting.
  • Monthly marketing created & printed for you
  • Outstanding team client appreciation parties
  • Full time support from the Director / Associate Broker & peers

Watch the video below for a sneak peek on how this program works. Call us today to setup your interview and get more information!


Commercial Real Estate Made Simple!

  • Learn from the experience of others
  • Commercial Buy and Sell Strategies
  • Industry Specific Research
  • Online Commercial Training Tutorials
  • Commercial CE Classes
  • On Demand Support
  • Start with our FREE “Understanding Commercial Real Estate 101” online class. 

What Agents Are Saying…

The Career Agent Division is a MUST for any new agent looking to gain their confidence and have an amazing coach walk them through every step of their first transactions. I absolutely would NOT be where I am today without the CAD and the help of my coach. After graduation, you may have the opportunity to join an elite group of agents in the Executive Group. Our tightly knit group of agents, led by Mariesa, is second to none. The amount of support and camaraderie has supported and pushed me to the agent I am today. I cannot see myself anywhere else.

Christopher R

My experience with the Career Agent Division has been nothing short of amazing! When I obtained my real estate license, I knew I wanted to find a mentorship program that fully invested training into new agents. I was paired up with a mentor who had 18 years’ experience in the business, who is well rounded in all aspects of real estate and truly cared about my success. I flew through my 5 transactions in less than 6 months and none of that would’ve been possible had I not had an amazing support system and mentor by my side the entire time. I can honestly say my mentor is a friend for life!

Mariesa, the Director of Career Agent Division has swag and finesse all at the same time. She is patient, loving, honest and dedicated to your success… it’s genuine too! I can’t say enough WONDERFUL things about DPR, the Career Agent Division and all I’ve learned being a part of the program.

Unfortunately, when you get your license, you know nothing. When you graduate Career Agent Division, you are set for your entire career! What I’ve learned having invested in my career from the beginning has set me apart from other agents who didn’t make the same decision. If you want to be the best, you MUST be trained by the BEST   

Brittany M

I completed Real Estate School and received my license in March 2018.  Although they teach you the basic rules and law of real estate transactions, they don’t provide any real guidance on what to do once you get your license.  I knew in order to succeed I needed to find an agency that offered more than just online podcasts for training and support from other experienced agents.  A family friend referred me to two agencies, one of which was DPR.  After talking to Mari over the phone and watching the introduction video for the Career Agent Academy, I knew right away the Career Agent Academy was where I needed to be.

I joined the Career Agent Division in April 2018. I just can’t say enough about all of the level of training and support you receive in the Academy.  From the very beginning you are assigned a mentor to help you start your career on the right path. You receive one on one training on how to start up your business, preparing CMA’s, buyer and seller consultations, and even how to hold an open house.  Who knew there were specific techniques to holding an open house?  In addition to your one on one training, the Career Agent Division holds numerous classes throughout the month for all the agents in the Academy.  Although the information in these classes is excellent, the comradery and friendships you develop with the other agents is invaluable.  Hearing stories from other agents about not only their successes, but also their struggles really keeps you motivated.  

From the very first time I met her, Mariesa was so warm and welcoming, she made me feel like part of the family as soon as I joined.  She is full of energy, and full of motivation, but most of all, you can tell she truly does care about each agent as an individual.  My mentor Brian was always there for me when I needed help with contracts or just had general questions.  He never made me feel like I was bothering him when I called, no matter what time of the day it was.  Although Mari isn’t a mentor, I don’t think any of us in the Academy could get through the day without her.  She is helpful, positive, and has a wealth of knowledge.  I know without a doubt that I would not have been as successful as a new agent without the training, guidance, and resources the Career Agent Academy offers.  I recommend it to not only new agents starting out, but also to agents that are struggling in their careers that may need a little extra training and support to take their career to the next level. 

Valerie M

Meet Our Director…

Mariesa Q. Arthur, PLLC

Associate Broker

Director of Career Agent Development

Mariesa started out in Real Estate over twenty-three years ago with a focus on residential sales. Starting the business as a single mom, she faced many, if not more, of the challenges and obstacles that the new and veteran real estate agents face today.

Generous with the knowledge she has acquired, Mariesa wanted to share what she had learned over the years with new and veteran agents. She joined a large Valley real estate firm’s Mentor Program, as a Mentor to the new agents just starting out in Real Estate. She quickly realized that in order to provide her growing group of agents with the level of support that they needed, that mentoring would be a career choice requiring 100% of her time and attention. From that point she created an extensive training curriculum to provide a clear path to success in both listing and sales of residential properties.

In September of 2002, seeing the success of the program Mariesa had created, she was hired to head up and implement a structured training program as the Director of what’s now called the Career Agent Development. Her role as the Director is to recruit, inspire, train, to manage new agents, veteran team members, along with the team of Field Coaches and her support staff. Her goal with the Career Agent Development is to provide a productive, supportive environment to help agents develop at a rapid pace and to help them experience success.

 Mariesa joined DPR Realty in January of 2009, bringing the Career Agent Development with her.

Over the years well over 700 agents have come through the Career Agent Development. Mariesa takes pride in saying, “For me, there’s nothing more rewarding and gratifying than to know that I made an impact in an agent’s successful career in Real Estate. I like to refer to our program as The Roadmap to Success!”

Meet Our Coaches…

Brian Fiske

Brian Fiske


Brian was born and raised in Canada and relocated to Arizona in 1993. After spending many years as a commercial photographer he made a career move to real estate in 2004. Since then Brian has specialized in residential real estate helping both buyers and sellers with their biggest investment. He strive to deliver the best customer service to his clients. Constant communication, tireless work effort, excellent knowledge of the industry, and strict ethical standards are just a few things you can expect from him. It’s extremely important to him to build a relationship that lasts long after the transaction. Most of his clients come to him by referrals from past clients. In 2015 Brian joined the coaching staff at Career Agent Division where he brings the same knowledge & ethical standards to his coaching.

Sharon Venable

Sharon Venable


Her career in the Real Estate Field started in 1975 when she and a partner started a Development Company that bought bankrupt unfinished professional centers in Northern California and finished them and sold them. In 1980, she worked as a commercial realtor in Silicon Valley. She moved to Napa Valley California and owned a Real Estate Company that specialized in vacation and retirement homes. She then moved to San Jose California and worked as a sales trainer for General Electric.
Her new career in Arizona started with New Home Concepts and continued with them until 2000. In 2000 Sharon joined 1st USA Realty Professionals, Inc. With her knowledge, experience, and success she joined 1st USA Realty Professionals Agent Academy. She
became a coach in 2005 and shared her knowledge with many new agents starting in the Real Estate World. She joined DPR, LLC in 2009 as a coach with Agent Academy.

Paul Newcomb

Paul Newcomb


Prior to becoming a top producer among DPR Realty’s agents, Paul spent 20+ years in home building / construction management in various positions such as Construction Superintendent, Construction Systems Manager, Estimator and Purchasing Director. These experiences allow Paul to provide a unique perspective to his clients whether they are buyers or sellers. He has been a full time REALTOR® since 2008. He also serves as a Mentor/Coach to new agents within DPR Realty’s Career Agent Division, helping them develop their own successful careers. Paul is married with 6 children and one extremely handsome grandchild. Experience, knowledge, integrity, 3 traits you expect and demand from your real estate professional.

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Contact Us

To learn more about our programs or to see if our training is a fit for you, contact us for a confidential, no obligation consultation by filling out the information above.

Career Agent Development
3850 E Baseline Road, Suite 119-120
Mesa, AZ 85206
Direct: 480-326-2321
Office: 480-326-2727

E-mail: CareerAgentDivisionDPR@gmail.com

To learn more about our programs or to see if our training is a fit for you, contact us for a confidential, no obligation consultation by filling out the information below.

DPR Realty, LLC ~ Matt Deuitch, Designated Broker