SOURCE: Dream Town Realty

Dream Town Realty

October 08, 2015 11:00 ET

Dream Town Establishes Dream Town Real Estate Academy for Prospective Brokers

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 08, 2015) - Dream Town Realty, a Chicago-based real estate brokerage with five offices ranging from the West Loop to the North Shore, announces the launch of Dream Town Real Estate Academy. The Academy is a new, comprehensive education program designed to prepare prospective brokers for both the Illinois licensing exam and their start in the real estate industry, with instruction by industry experts.

"We're always looking for ways to innovate," says Dream Town founder and president Yuval Degani. "That includes not only how we think about selling real estate, but how we think about bringing new agents into the industry."

The curriculum is comprised of three sections: a self-paced 75-hour online course, a 15-hour live interactive classroom course, and a separate exam prep tool that gives students as much practice as they need in order to earn their license. The online course is based on solid principles laid out by recognized industry publication Modern Real Estate Practice, and provides students with several interactive exercises and videos that illustrate and reinforce crucial concepts of the business. The classroom course consists of five 3-hour sessions led by Dream Town's experienced real estate professionals -- who are also licensed instructors -- and guides students through everyday processes, challenges, and relevant case study scenarios. Finally, the Academy offers a powerful, flexible online test engine with access to hundreds of questions and the ability for students to create their own customized exams.

"People who decide to become brokers are taking big steps to start their own business," says Degani. "At Dream Town, we believe in encouraging that ambition and providing the path that sets future brokers up for great success."

Deb McClain, Vice President of New Broker Services and Director of the Academy, agrees. "With the real estate market back on an upswing, you also see a rise in the number of people interested in obtaining their broker's license. The Academy responds to a need for better-educated, better-equipped agents."

Dream Town proudly offers this entire program, including textbooks, at a significantly reduced tuition rate of less than half the full retail value.

"With the right tools and dedicated effort, any professional can learn to be a broker," says McClain. "We didn't want money to present a significant barrier for a talented professional. The package pricing for the Academy goes a long way to lowering that hurdle."

The Academy has launched as of October 5th. Interested students should check dreamtownacademy.com or email instructor@dreamtownacademy.com for more information or to enroll in the program.

About Dream Town Realty

Dream Town is recognized as a leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website, which assists users in browsing hundreds of Chicago condos, single-family homes and townhomes, receives thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and offer the most advanced Internet home search currently available to Chicago buyers. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial and international divisions and REO sales. For more information, please visit dreamtown.com.

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