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Real Estate Educator of the Quarter

  • Award goes to Preator

    ALISO VIEJO, CA, November 29, 2006 – Four times a year, RealtyU® honors a special person or school that has gone beyond the call of teaching. This quarterly the Educator of the Quarter Award acknowledges the entrepreneurship and leadership of Fred Preator of ProEd in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as the “Educator of the Quarter” for the fourth quarter of 2006.

    This true entrepreneur, husband and father of two daughters, is also an attorney, real estate school owner, teacher, broker, developer and mortgage broker. He took an indirect road to real estate education, having switched majors a half dozen times and enjoyed numerous extra curricular activities during his college years. Fred finally graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a well-rounded education and a degree in political science/history. Only after graduation did he realize that political science is a major, not a job. Left with the choice of being an unemployed political scientist or going back to school for a useful degree, Fred decided to go to law school at the University of Wyoming.

    After a few years of practice in Wyoming, Fred moved to Sioux Falls and started his own law practice. In 2001, in an effort to feed his entrepreneurial spirit and drive business to his law practice, Fred purchased the leading real estate school in South Dakota, Pro Ed, which originally opened its doors in 1971.

    Fred recently expanded his horizon by purchasing Barney Fletcher RealtyU®, the largest proprietary real estate school in Atlanta, Georgia. Barney Fletcher RealtyU®, through its seven locations throughout Georgia, offers a full range of pre-licensing and continuing education courses for the real estate, appraisal and home inspection industries.

    Today, as the owner of two large real estate schools in two different states, Fred still finds time to enjoy the mountains of Northwestern Wyoming with his wife and two daughters. RealtyU® is proud to have people of the caliber of Fred Preator as part of the RealtyU® Family and to be able to honor him for him for his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to education.