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."
—By Graham Wood, REALTOR® Magazine
Updated: January 18, 2019