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    Real Estate Educators Association "REEA"

    A society of Real Estate education stakeholders

    REEA is a society of real estate education stakeholders (instructors, trainers, regulators, schools, authors, and many more in the real estate education industry). Our challenge is to continually give our members the latest tools and techniques for effective adult education. Our goal is to make sure REEA members meet and exceed the high standards demanded in real estate’s rapidly changing legal and professional environment.

    Annually, REEA hosts a national conference where educators can share, learn and network with some of The Best of The Best around the country and in the industry of education, network with their peers, meet and talk one-on-one with the people who write the textbooks, design the computer systems and develop the teaching methods used to launch novice students toward successful careers.

    Every day, REEA members communicate with each other on our private REEA Members Only Facebook page.  This is where members ask for help in various areas of the industry and where topics routinely range from the ordinary to the extraordinary, all in a spirit of fun and sharing.

    REEA is where the nation’s most respected real estate educators meet.

    REEA Membership

    The single most valuable tool in achieving and maintaining the attributes of successful real estate educators.

    All successful people have these characteristics:

    1. They know their business and they continue to learn.
    2. They know the right people.
    3. They share their knowledge and encourage others.
    4. They are respected by their peers.
    5. Their income reflects their success.


    "Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."
    -Sir Clause Moser

    • Keep in touch through our REEA Members Only Facebook Group Page.
    • Expand your curriculum and learn new classroom presentation techniques at Instructor Development Workshops earning your Gold Standard Instructor (GSI) certification and Course Development Workshops.
    • Learn how to become a Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (REEA DREI).
    • Discover new books and literature and meet the authors.
    • Practice your craft in a national arena at REEA's Annual Conference.
    • Develop a national perspective on issues.


    "The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless...."

    -Vactar Havel

    • Meet many of the authors of the textbooks and source materials you use in your classes.
    • Get to know the state regulators personally. Discuss the issues with them and gain a better understanding of what they expect.
    • Develop a national network of peers.
    • Socialize with other real estate professionals in pursuit of excellence.
    • Connect with experts nationwide through the REEA Directory. 
    • Chat with other members via e-mail and the REEA Members Only Facebook group page.


    "It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water from the well."
    -Henri-Frédéric Amiel

    • Exchange competitive strategies with peers in other markets.
    • Encourage others through your own success.
    • Network with trainers, speakers, and fellow educators at the REEA National Conference and through the REEA Members Only Facebook group page.


    "Honest people will respect us for our merit; the public for our luck."
    -François, Duc de la Rochefoucould

    • Earn the coveted, nationally recognized, REEA Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (REEA DREI).
    • Earn your Gold Standard Instructor (GSI) through REEA.
    • Receive awards and be recognized for outstanding accomplishments while attending the National REEA Conference.


    "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." 
    - Woody Allen

    • Generate referrals through networking with other REEA professionals.
    • Introduce new concepts, books, training aids, and promotions.
    • Increase your business by learning new marketing techniques.
    • As in any craft, improve yourself and you improve your returns.


    Click here for a full version of the latest Bylaws of the Real Estate Educators Association Revised/Amended June 22, 2023.

    Contact Us

    REEA Headquarters - · 520-609-2380 or 520-444-9076


    The mission of the Real Estate Educators Association is to provide resources and opportunities for professional development to individuals and organizations involved in Real Estate education.

    The members of the Real Estate Educators Association come from all facets of the industry: Colleges and Universities, Proprietary Schools, Corporate Trainers, Independent Speakers/Trainers, Legal Scholars, Best-selling Authors, Technology Innovators and thousands of classroom educators who work directly with students every day.

    REEA is dedicated to delivery of high-quality sales associates to the nation's real estate brokers, regulators, and, ultimately, to consumers. We strive to give our members the latest tools and techniques for effective adult education to meet and exceed the high standards demanded in real estate's rapidly changing legal and professional environment.


    Here are some of the committees on which REEA members may serve. To view detailed information about each committee, log-in to the Members Only portal.  Contact REEA Headquarters via email to sign up for a committee.

    1. CONFERENCE Committee - REEA Core Initiative
    This committee will work together to bring our members the best Conference with fabulous speakers/presenters and education along with some memorable and fun times.

    2. COMMUNICATIONS Committee - REEA Core Initiative
    This Committee is responsible for all communications (whether through social media, our website, email or text) and any publications provided to our REEA community and the public in general.

    3. EDUCATION Committee - REEA Core Initiative
    This committee works to gather information to create instructional classes/programs for our members. This includes our REEA Gold Standard Instructor program.

    4. MEMBER EXPERIENCE "REEAMe" Committee - REEA Core Initiative
    This committee will work together to create and grow an array of member benefits and services that assist the members in reducing their cost of doing business and increase their revenues while recognizing their accomplishments in our industry.

    Awards Committee
    Create and maintain criteria for REEA's annual awards program.

    Bylaws Committee
    Review the bylaws and make recommendations to the Board Directors on amendments.

    DREI Leadership Council
    The Distinguished Real Estate (DREI) Leadership Council consists of 6 DREI designee's, is voted in by their peers on an annual basis at the Annual DREI Summit and works for the benefit of the DREI Membership.

    Nominating Committee
    For each annual election, the Nominating Task Force shall propose one or more candidates, in accordance with policies established by the Board of Directors, for each Association Officer or Director at Large position wherein the office is to be vacated. Nominees for the office of President shall not be proposed unless the President-elect is unable to accede to this Office. Whenever practicable the Nominating Task Force shall slate nominees for President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer who have served a minimum of one year on the Board of Directors. The Nominating Task Force shall attempt to nominate and slate candidates for elected offices in such a manner as will assure continuing balanced representation of the membership's organizational affiliation and educational activities on the Board of Directors. The Task Force must have a minimum of 3 members and the Immediate Past-President of the Association shall serve as its Chairperson. The Nominating Task Force will act under the oversight of the Executive Committee.

    Website Committee
    Work with committee to design new REEA website and content.


    2023-2024 REEA President, Dr. Conrad Richards, DREI, GSI 


    2023-2024 REEA Board of Directors

    2023 - 2024 REEA President-Elect:  Maurice Taylor, DREI, GSI

    2023 - 2024 REEA Secretary: Cheryl Davis, GSI

    2023 - 2025 REEA Treasurer: Jan Ellingson, DREI, GSI

    REEA Directors:

    • 2023-2025 Michelle Behrendt, DREI, GSI
    • 2022-2024 John Gillam, DREI, GSI, GSL
    • 2022-2024 Jennifer Nicely, GSI
    • 2023-2025 Will Parker, DREI, GSI

    2023- 2024 REEA Immediate Past President:  Brad Barker, DREI, GSI

    2024 - 2025 REEA Officers and Board of Directors Nomination Form, click here

    REEA Headquarters Office Contacts

    Real Estate Educators Association
    7739 E. Broadway, #337
    Tucson, Arizona 85710
    (520) 609-2380

    Kris Inman
    REEA Executive Director                                   520-609-2380

    Rick Inman
    REEA Executive Assistant                   (520) 444-9076

    General Inquiries or Member Care

    Technical Support

    Payment Processing Address
    7739 E. Broadway, #337
    Tucson, Arizona 85710

    REEA Policy Documents

    The Real Estate Educators Association was established September 24, 1980


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