Champions School of Real Estate will host the largest real estate career fair in the state on Thursday, May 4. (Courtesy Photos)

Been working on getting your real estate license? Or did you just pass the licensing exam? Then it’s time to make one of the most difficult decisions of your career — finding the right brokerage! That’s why it’s a great idea to head to any one of the Champions School of Real Estate locations in Texas for their career fair on May 4. 

Each year, Champions School of Real Estate connects with Real Estate businesses all over the state of Texas to host one of the largest Career Fairs in the state! Reserve your spot today and seize this opportunity to speak with valuable contacts in your area who are seeking new agents and possibly even set up interviews! Don’t miss out on one of the best opportunities to kick off your new career!

Career fairs are held at the Dallas and Fort Worth campuses, as well as the Austin/Round Rock campus, the Houston North campuses, and San Antonio, too!

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Kelly, Candy, and Champion’s Linda Chase

I spent a minute or two at Champions School of Real Estate a couple weeks ago, crashing favored teacher Kelly Logsdon Rush’s stuffed-to-the-gill Real Estate Investment class. Why? She had two fabulous guest speakers: Mark Bloom, owner of NetWorth Realty (what they call a wholesaler, he has offices in 19 cities) and Rob Barney, owner of DHLC Investments, who has loaned more than $130 million to investors. It’s what they call hard money lending, meant for a quick turnaround.

I picked up some tips for us on how to scout for value properties — go to the foreclosure sales, drive neighborhoods looking for dilapidated homes, check the city’s list of code violation citations. A few years ago I was interviewed by one of the local stations, and I said you can find homes sometimes by looking for the wheelchair ramps. Man, did I get flack for that (“insensitive!”) but man, was I right. 

Kelly has been teaching this class at Champions for twelve years. She is also a seasoned, licensed agent with Ebby Halliday. And she really knows her stuff. 30 to 40 percent of her clients are investors, and the properties she is involved with market for less time, and fetch higher prices. She has been helping investors flip homes for more than 20 years, so you can see why she teaches it.  A few years ago, I needed to get my condo leased lest I bleed reams of cash, and Kelly got it occupied in about two weeks, covering everything from the lease to the pretty towels she hung in the kitchen.

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CSRE President Kimberly Dydalewicz; Employee of the Year, Top Sales Producer and Houston Galleria Career Counselor Jacquie Ward; CSRE Founder/CEO Rita Santamaria

From Staff Reports

Champions School of Real Estate held its 15th annual statewide company retreat on Aug. 4 – 5 at the Hotel Granduca in Houston. Among the recognitions and acknowledgements, there are a few standouts: 

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“Look at this Cover Girl! Thank you Real Estate and You! Magazine for surprising Champions School of Real Estate and my beautiful mom as your cover feature!!!!!,” writes Champions president Kimberly Vitale Dydalewicz.
 

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It was a packed house for the Sept. 16 Champions School of Real Estate inaugural ChampionsLive! Superstar Top Producer Panel says Kimberly Dydalewicz, the school’s president.

“I’m proud to say that it was an absolute success!” Dydalewicz added. “Nearly 180 attendees came together at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano and the feedback regarding the ChampionsLive! CE course, the delicious brunch, and the panel has been overwhelmingly positive.”

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“Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran shares her rags to riches story with more than 1,200 attendees at the Champions School of Real Estate Keynote 2016.

Full disclosure: I am not a morning person. The fact that I obligated myself to head out to the Plano Centre at 8:30 a.m. to see legendary real estate broker and reality TV star Barbara Corcoran is on par with a visit from the Pope for us here at CandysDirt.com, so of course I put myself together for the early morning event.

And people, it did not disappoint.

The event, put on by Champions School of Real Estate, brought in Corcoran for their signature event, drawing a crowd of more than 1,200 real estate professionals from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. But it didn’t just highlight Corcoran’s inspiring story and wicked sense of humor, it also showed how far Champions School of Real Estate has become a powerhouse in the industry.

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Realtors face this every day. The RESA Staging to Sell class can help you solve these problems.

What is the going rate for a staging consultation? What does it cost to stage a vacant property? What updates will bring a seller the best return on investment? Should a Realtor stage their own properties?

Realtors, investors, and builders can learn a lot from the Staging to Sell: What Every Agent Should Know class offered by The Real Estate Staging Association through MetroTex Association of Realtors. It’s a three-hour, three-MCE-credit course that provides an enormous amount of information for $25. Talk about bang for your buck.

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The Real Estate Staging Association has an online directory of stagers in every state and Canada.

The course is taught at various MetroTex locations by one of only three accredited RESA-PRO teachers in the Metroplex — Amy Fedosky, Karen Otto, and Karen Eubank. Yep, that’s me. So here’s the inside skinny on why this is going to be one of the best classes you can ever take.

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Update: this event has been postponed until, April, as we need more space! See you in April and no fools!
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