RU Grads Set New Standard for Industry

June 5, 2014

Now that the first class of graduates from REALTOR® University's Master of Real Estate program have earned their degrees, the path has been paved for REALTORS® everywhere to reach a new level of skill and knowledge.

"You represent a powerful knowledge gained through rigor and curiosity," REALTOR® U President and National Association of REALTORS® CEO Dale Stinton said during May's graduation ceremony in Washington, D.C. "Yet your degree comes with a great responsibility, as the challenges we face are not insignificant in our industry. Now you are charged with expanding the borders of knowledge for all REALTORS®."

Since claiming their diplomas, some of the MRE graduates say their education is already transforming their business for the better. And they are urging other REALTORS® to take advantage of an educational opportunity that they call "life-changing."

"Just having this degree allows me to be more competitive in my marketplace," says MRE graduate Kirill Gorbounov, SRES, associate broker at RE/MAX Allegiance in McLean, Va. "It decreases my competition because so many people are not on my level anymore."

Read how the graduates are using the skills they learned to advance themselves in their local markets at the Speaking of Real Estate blog.

—By Graham Wood, REALTOR® Magazine

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