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Top 30 Rookies for Season V Announced

  • ALISO VIEJO, CA, February 28, 2006 – Any real estate professional will agree that $163,500 in education, mentoring, products and tools will propel any new agents career. Over 1,700 new agents concurred with that premise and put in the time and effort to answer essay and background questions in order to get the gold. “The Foundation offers some extraordinary free grants and the flow of new agents applying have not slowed despite recent shifts into a somewhat dawdling market,” said Dr. Martin Oliver, Deputy Executive Director at the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation. Today, the Foundation announced the names of their Top 30 grant candidates drawn from a pool of 1,723 applicants for Season V (July-Dec 2006). Now the group of thirty is competing for one grand prize of $70,000 (fast-track real estate products and tools donated from leading industry sponsors), $7,000 for nine finalists, $2,500 for ten semi-finalists and $300-$800 for ten honorable mentions. This elite group of thirty had their essay answers, background answers, bio and photos sent to a panel of sixteen independent judges for final award determination. Every applicant was eligible for a minimum grant valued at $250, regardless of whether they progressed to the 2nd Round or not.

    Twenty-six of the contestants represent classroom attendance at real estate schools in the following eleven states: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Four contestants attended real estate schools on-line.

    Brokerage representation by individual Top 30 applicants is as follows:

    Century 21
    Coldwell Banker
    Keller Williams
    Long & Foster
    Prudential
    RE/MAX
    Independents 2
    4
    4
    1
    5
    2
    12


    The Top 30 group (Name, School and Brokerage Company) is as follows:

    Adeola Adedokun, Career Education Systems, Missouri, Prudential Select Properties

    Angelina Ferre, Chicago Association Realtor’s School, Illinois, Royal Service Realty

    Anna Northcutt, Tennessee Real Estate Education Systems, Prudential Realty Center

    Christopher Davison, Polley Associates, Pennsylvania, Coldwell Banker Select Realtors

    Cindy Newman, Tri-State Real Estate School, Pennsylvania, Prudential Fox and Roach

    Dave Figueroa, Metro Broker’s Real Estate School, Georgia, RE/MAX Professionals

    Deneen Thomas, Schlicter-Kratz Institute, Pennsylvania, Century 21 Advantage Gold

    Fonda McConnell, Austin Institute of Real Estate, Texas, Wilson, Tindall & Associates

    Frank Schroeter, Allied Business School, Online, Fidus Brokers, Inc.

    Holly Genz, Robbins & Lloyd Career Training Institute, Wisconsin, Bielinski Homes

    Holly Olson, America’s Best Real Estate Education Online, Lambros Real Estate

    Jeff Pinson, Career Education Systems, Missouri, MLS Realty, LLC

    Jennifer Martin, Real Estate Certification Program, Indiana, American Dream Realty

    J J Leininger, Vitousek School of Real Estate, Home Study Course, Makai Properties

    Julie Wulfekuhle, Connole/Morton, Montana, T & E Realty

    Kari Wimmer, Armbrust Real Estate Institute, Colorado, Coldwell Banker

    Leslie Martin, Florida Real Estate School, Florida, Keller Williams Realty South West

    Linda Peace, Champions School of Real Estate, Texas, Keller Williams Metropolitan

    Maggie Ben-Tchavtchavadze, Champions School of Real Estate, Texas, Keller Williams

    Marisol Lezcano, Polley Associates, Pennsylvania, Continental Realty Company

    Nayeli Garcia-Selvaraj,Career WebSchool Online, Long & Foster

    Nilay “Bobby” Jhaveri, Barney Fletcher RealtyU, Georgia, Coldwell Banker RMR

    Nina Chen, Polley Associates, Pennsylvania, RE/MAX Centre Realty

    Pamela Marut, Champions School of Real Estate, Texas, Prudential Gary Greene

    Regina Randall, Career Education Systems, Missouri, Whiteaker Realty

    Renee Buckhoff, Champions School of Real Estate, Texas, Coldwell Banker United

    Ron Reed, First Weber Group School, Wisconsin, First Weber Group Realtors

    Susan Falzone, Armbrust Real Estate Institute, Colorado, Keller Williams Realty

    Tameka Goldsborough, Polley Associates, Pennsylvania, Prudential Fox & Roach

    Tiffany Nalepa-Pons, Champions School of Real Estate, Texas, Century 21 Classic

    Between March 5th and 9th the Foundation will begin to announce the names and tell the amazing stories of two finalists per day through RISMedia. On March 14th the grand prize winner, semi-finalists, and honorable mentions will be named. Past winners can view viewed on the Foundation’s website.

    Rookie agents wishing to apply for Season VI, currently in progress (Jan-Jun, 2007) can apply online at: www.RealEstateApprentice.com Companies interested in having their products or services featured within the grant gift category should contact Dr. Oliver at 949-600-7188 or by email at Dr.Oliver@RealEstateApprentice.com