Local brokerage Downtown Expert Realty joined the St. Pete community last year, and the team has been hard at work helping their neighbors find dream homes throughout the city. But Downtown Expert wants to go above and beyond for the St. Pete community, by investing in the next generation of real estate professionals and creating more entrepreneurial opportunities across the city. Last month, they launched the Downtown Expert School of Real Estate, which provides comprehensive real estate training, licensing, and continuing education opportunities for real estate professionals of any experience level.
“Real estate is an ideal career for so many different kinds of people,” explains Nicholas Acosta, lead broker and owner of Downtown Expert Realty. “Realtors enjoy great work flexibility, independence, and the ability to build their own business in a sector that’s always in demand.”
For those interested in a career in real estate, learning the ropes can be intimidating, especially given the competitive nature of the job. Downtown Expert’s School of Real Estate is dedicated to helping novice professionals master the foundations of the industry, preparing them to join the workforce with a thorough understanding of the market, realtor best practices, and all necessary licensing. Downtown Expert’s working professionals will also provide mentorship opportunities to students, giving them key insights into the industry and an understanding of the day-to-day job duties of realtors and brokers. Classes are held virtually, to allow flexibility for students and provide opportunities to more aspiring professionals.
Downtown Expert’s School of Real Estate is part of the brokerage’s larger dedication to increasing equity and diversity in the real estate sector. “This industry should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their race, class, sexual orientation or gender identity,” explains Nick Acosta. “We opened our real estate school to make sure everyone has a chance to pursue their dreams.”
Downtown Expert’s School of Real Estate offers expert training and licensing for affordable rates. Plus, readers of St. Pete Catalyst get 15% off when they sign up! Just use the code STPETE15.