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Arizona And Hawaii Educator Snatches Education Award

  • ALISO VIEJO, CA., Jun. 8, 2005 - After becoming one of the largest real estate education companies in Arizona they decided to look for another state to expand to. Hawaii would not come to mind as the obvious expansion move, but today almost two years later Hogan School of Real Estate has also become the leading name in real estate training in Hawaii. “Hogan’s is an all round class act,” RealtyU® CEO Stefan Swanepoel said in awarding them the Educator of the Quarter Award for the second quarter of 2005.
    Jim Hogan opened Hogan School of Real Estate in 1973 and his simple business philosophy is drawn from his soda jerk days in Brooklyn, N.Y. While Jim was struggling to create his first ice cream soda, his boss grabbed the meager scoop of ice cream from Jim’s hand, dug deep into the freezer, came up with a bountiful ball of chocolate, stuffed it into the glass and said, “Make it like you’re making it for yourself.” Jim says that’s the best advice he’s ever received and he and his wife, Esther, have made it the cornerstone of their operation.

    Their real estate school teaches pre-license and continuing education courses as well as numerous real estate designations such as the Accredited Buyer Agency (ABR) offered by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council’s (REBAC) and the new Certified Seller’s Agent (CSA) designation offered by the Seller Agency Council (SAC).

    As one of the six founding members of RealtyU® back in 1995, Jim believes that the real estate profession offers wonderful opportunities for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to succeed. “Every day in real estate brings new challenges and new rewards,” he says, “and the best is yet to be.”

    In 1983 Jim was one of the first educators to be awarded the Real Estate Educators Association’s (REEA) Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) designation. In 2002 Jim and Esther were both inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame and in 2004 their school was awarded the RealtyU® Chairman’s Award.

    As For additional information about Hogan School of Real Estate, visit www.hoganschool.com and for RealtyU® visit www.RealtyU.com