When it comes to preparing students for a career in real estate, Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center in Fort Collins, Colo. has always taken an integrated approach, incorporating practical assignments like building a client prospect list into traditional classroom learning.
This August, the program introduced an additional component – online courses that complement in-person lessons – further strengthening the multi-faceted real estate degree program to appeal to younger students and better prepare them for a career in real estate.
“We have always prided ourselves on having a program tailored to traditional students, with assignments that are relevant for them, versus those who have been selling real estate for many years,” said Eric J. Holsapple, PhD., CCIM, executive director of the Everitt Real Estate Center. “A natural extension is to offer more online learning, which has a strong appeal for this group.”
About six months ago, Holsapple discussed the idea of incorporating online lessons with Larry Kendall, creator of the popular Ninja Selling series and founding partner of The Group, a real estate firm in Northern Colorado, which is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Kendall mentioned a series of online courses he had recently completed for LeadingRE to be made available to the network’s 500+ firms. The courses were to be delivered through Institute, LeadingRE’s comprehensive online Learning Management System (LMS).