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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

A couple shots of Jack Daniels could do the trick.

Jun 25, 2016 04:34 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Just a few questions.

  • Do you have broker license?
  • How long have you been in real estate?
  • Other than running office meetings in your office what experience do you have as a teacher/instructor?
Jun 25, 2016 12:38 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Surf the web for online real estate schools in your state.  Find out what others are doing, what courses/classes are available.  Take some sample courses.

Also... Government.   Find out what your State may require in the way of a license.  Does your coursework have to be approved by your State? 

Jun 25, 2016 08:15 AM
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

If you do decide to teach, please do not direct your students to ask questions on the Active Rain Q&A section.  And I say go for it, you say its your dream so give it a try, what have you got to lose?

Good Luck.

Jun 25, 2016 07:41 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Check with your State Real Estate Commission and see what the requirements are for becoming an instructor.  Then start working your way in that direction.

Jun 25, 2016 06:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Follow your dreams... only you can stop yourself from doing so.

Jun 25, 2016 09:30 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Go for it.  If you can do a sales meeting you can do it.

Jun 25, 2016 08:51 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Talk to your state association. There are schools for this and even without that if you have expertise and fresh ideas you should go forward with this.

Jun 25, 2016 08:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Put legs on that dream.  PUT LEGS ON THAT DREAM.  Put legs on that dream

Jun 25, 2016 08:14 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dan Lopez Check with your real estate board for getting an instructors license. After getting your license talk with your local real estate school. In my area real estate companies are giving classes. Check with them too. 

When I first got into teaching, a local real estate school needed instructors. I started teaching the principles class and went on to teach CE, Broker classes and post education classes.

If you are comfortable running sales meetings, you should be comfortable in front of a class. Know your material inside and out, and you shouldn't have any problems.

Jun 25, 2016 06:53 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Maybe reach out to our friend Anna Banana Kruchten .  She teaches real estate classes in the Phoenix area.  She could possibly guide you in the right direction.

Jun 25, 2016 05:48 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Toastmasters ... helps with confidence and speaking.  The more we do things the more comfortable we become in our own skin.

Teaching is a skill. People have different ways of learning. 

You don't have to have experience to teach ... you just need to know what you are teaching. 

Jun 26, 2016 02:39 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I have been tossing the same idea around in my head for a few years. 

In NJ, one needs a broker license first and then there is a separate course/assessment to pass.  

As you move toward your goal, get some more instructors experience. Run sales meetings in your office, offer to serve on the board of your networking group (BNI?) or a local service organization (Rotary?), mentor new licensees.

Jun 25, 2016 10:16 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What John Bear said...

Jun 25, 2016 09:21 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Go for your dream. You will be able to polish your speaking skills with experience.

Jun 25, 2016 09:03 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dan Lopez - if you have passion for teaching, I am sure you'll be able to do it!

Good Luck!

Jun 25, 2016 04:15 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that introverts make great teachers, generally stick to the topics and have less sidetracks.

Jun 25, 2016 02:37 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Just go for it.

Jun 25, 2016 12:54 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Being an instructor is much like running a good meeting. Practice makes you better. Take a Train the Trainer class as it will be very helpful and help you understand the different ways people learn. Go for it.

Jun 25, 2016 12:47 PM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

Some very good suggestions already.  Here's mine.

Find a very popular teacher (of anything, but of Real Estate if you can) and study them in a few classes.  What do they do that works?  And what can they tell you about how to get started, since they know that business?


Jun 25, 2016 12:44 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would suggest joining a toast masters club to see how you do with that first.

Jun 25, 2016 12:21 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Suggest you open a license training program start at your office.  It generates revenue so your broker is opt to accept the idea.

Jun 25, 2016 12:17 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Our state does a great job of training instructors. See what your state requires, and what kind of programs are available. Find one that seems like a good fit for you. Good luck. 

Jun 25, 2016 11:13 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

If you meet the experience and licensing requirements, talk with some RE instructors in your area and ask their suggestions.


Jun 25, 2016 10:17 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

If you want to do it then you should Dan Lopez I encourage you.

Jun 25, 2016 09:54 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Just do it. Do not wait. If it is something you feel passionate about and think you can make a good instructor, do it. Good luck! 

Jun 25, 2016 09:05 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

interview with some real estate licensing companies..... 

Jun 25, 2016 07:20 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I think if you love your job and have a passion for it, you could absolutely become an Instructor Dan Lopez!  Just because you are an introvert, does not mean you cannot do this, and you will learn more (about yourself) since some skills are 'learned', as every instructor, who is great, is not an extrovert.  I think it sounds like a wonderful adventure, and if you are interested, why not pursue it!!  Let us know how 'things' go . . . 

Jun 25, 2016 06:26 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

YOu need to pay close attention to hwo instructors operate and then pick a subject no one is teaching and make a course and submit it to your state for approval

Jun 25, 2016 06:13 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Are you wanting to create online courses or do live sessions?   Belinda Spillman had a good suggestion.  

Jun 25, 2016 06:09 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Toastmasters.  As silly as it sounds, it should help with the introvert.  Especially if you have to give a speech on a topic, like a training, you can practice "teaching" there.

Jun 26, 2016 03:35 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Lots of great advice for your here Dan Lopez; you will be great at it!

Jun 26, 2016 01:36 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would encourage you to apply for a position at local real estate school. Start with one class.

Jun 26, 2016 12:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Join Toastmasters and learn to relax. You have somethng to offer and students are anxious to listen!

Jun 25, 2016 11:47 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Dan as long as you have the knowledge to share and can shake stage fright go for it! What is the worst that can happen? You bomb? So what, get up and try it again or move on. You have the movie star looks for the job which is a great start! Good luck.

Jun 25, 2016 11:06 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

So you want to be a real estate school instructor.


I'm serious. Is the goal to open the gate wider for the naive to enter a well established Failure System?

What can you do, as an educator to BREAK the Failure System?

Now, if you had an 'interruption' response rather than a perpetuation response,  you have the vision and passion to be a real transformation teacher of those who are following a dream they do not understand.

You have been in this business long enough to have observed the problem and to understand existing real estate schools mission will not address this issue.

Do Not set your goals to be a real estate school instructor, there are plenty of those, but be a Failure System interrupter. Now that is something worthy of your commitment, time and passion.

Not a bad objective for a broker to find and motivate agents who see the light. Empire building. You'll need a bigger team.

Jun 25, 2016 11:00 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Take some public spesaking classes

Jun 25, 2016 10:02 PM
Toronto, ON

Develop a business plan.

Jun 25, 2016 04:54 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Taking some courses on teaching, maybe at your community college.

Jun 25, 2016 12:53 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

A good instructor can get people off to a really good start in this business,, and there are not many out there.  I'd say go for it!  You have a great smile.  That helps. 

Jun 26, 2016 07:56 AM
Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

I am a retired pre-licensing instructor for state of Illinois..still a broker & working. Contact your state, you will need to take the instructor's test & must be a broker also. Or contact a real estate school & consider working with them. Good luck & study hard for the test!

Jun 26, 2016 06:03 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

As Nike likes to say, Just do it!

Jun 26, 2016 04:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Follow your dream but always have a back-up plan in place.

Jun 26, 2016 03:59 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Jun 25, 2016 10:10 PM