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Birmingham Real Estate Instructors Complete Certified Real Estate Instructor Program

Birmingham, AL — March 30, 2018 — Nine real estate instructors, members of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®, have earned the state recognized Certified Real Estate Instructor certification.     

They are Karen Ameen, Chuck Robertson, Karon Tubbs, Jason Marquis, Jessyca McKnight, Steve McTyeire, Janet Hamm, Ginny Willis and Alicia White (pictured left to right, front row to second row). Karol Murray, pictured on the back row, was the instructor.

The local REALTORS® were among 35 Alabama Real Estate Educators Association members who recently earned the state recognized CREI certification in Montgomery. 

AREEA, with the support of the Alabama Real Estate Commission education department, offers the CREI certification to real estate educators in Alabama.

Among leading advocates for real estate knowledge and information, AREEA believes that educators who have completed the CREI certification will positively impact the real estate market through creative and innovative methods of instruction that better prepare REALTORS® for the dynamic real estate market.

According to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS®, 88 percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker, a share that has steadily increased from 69 percent in 2001. A similar NAR survey indicated that 89 percent of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent or broker when selling their home. Educators who have earned the CREI certification know how to train REALTORS® to provide a higher level of expertise to maneuver the complexities of the real estate industry.

The CREI program includes three modules: Part I – Content Creation, Part II – Content Delivery, and Part III – Change and Connect. Upon successful completion of these courses, the CREI certification is awarded to attendees.

For more information, visit www.alabamareea.org.