Aliso Viejo, Ca (PRWEB) December 15, 2004
In a joint statement issued by iSucceed, Inc. and the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation, Stefan Swanepoel, announced that iSucceed had agreed to donate $1 million dollars of mentoring services to real estate agents through the Real Estate Apprentice Grant program in 2005. The recently launched Real Estate Apprentice has captured the imagination of the real estate industry. It is the first non-profit initiative in the residential real estate brokerage industry to help newly licensed real estate agents and improve the overall level of residential real estate brokerage.
Although in no way similar or related to the hit reality TV program ÂThe ApprenticeÂ hosted by real estate mogul Donald Trump (http://www.trump.com), there is little doubt that the huge success of the NBC program (http://www.nbc.com) has contributed some of the excitement around the Real Estate Apprentice Grant program (http://www.realestateapprentice.com). According to Jim Hogan, of Hogan School of Real Estate, a RealtyUÂ® School (http://www.realtyu.com) in Tucson, Arizona, ÂEvery Real Estate Apprentice entrant is a winner and the grants support new entrepreneurs' quests for success. The Real Estate Apprentice Grants are helping new licensees get a leg up and that is what it's all about. Thanks for making it possible."
In accepting the iSucceed (http://www.isucceed.com) sponsorship, Dr. Martin Oliver, Deputy Executive Director of the Foundation, explained that as a result of the donation all enrollees to the grant program would now receive unlimited access to the nations largest online knowledge vault of real estate tips, tools and business strategies during each respective six month grant period in 2005. ÂThis is an unbelievable benefit for rookie agentsÂ he said, Âas the iSucceed service can help every agent, whether new or experienced, save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars by learning from top producing agents that have successfully walked the path before them.Â
iSucceed has 160 of the real estate industryÂs most successful agents as itÂs Mentors. Over and above being top sales people, these agents also have a common passion: to share with their peers and with rookie agents the path from struggle to achievement. Collectively these Mentors provide an invaluable service to the real estate industry. The iSucceed vault has over 300 hours of valuable online mentoring systems, modules, money-making strategies and skill-based training.
The announcement coincides with the phase I re-launch of iSucceedÂs website, the largest online knowledge vault for real estate agents. "Since our original launch in 1999 we have added considerably more services and Mentors to service our growing membership," said Bill Shue, iSucceed COO. "Not only do we have the largest library of step-by-step money-making systems and strategies from top producers, but we also offer weekly counseling calls, hundreds of downloadable tools, and a unique Ask your Mentor service."
ÂYour site is the best clearing house of good ideas that I've ever seen on the web. I was literally astounded that you folks had what I had been looking for,Â says Rick Keagle, a retired Army Colonel, spouse and manager to Eva Keagle. Eva is ranked in the top 1% of more than 30,000 agents in the ERA Real Estate Network (http://www.era.com). As Eva said to me this morning ÂHow come we didn't know about this service until now? Damn if I know, but I know that I have all weekend to enjoy my new candy shop!Â
The roll out season of the Real Estate Apprentice ends this December. Judging will take place during January and in early February, 10 lucky real estate agents will be awarded grants totaling $125,000. The overall winner, who will also be awarded the title ÂThe Real Estate Apprentice,Â will receive a single grant of education, products and services totaling $75,000 while nine finalists will individually be receiving grants valued at over $5,000 each. Grants made will not require any form of repayment. The next season starts on January 1st, 2005.
More about the Real Estate ApprenticeÂ Foundation
The Real Estate ApprenticeÂ Foundation is a non-profit venture and was formed in 2004 to assist new licensed agents entering the real estate industry, to overcome their fears and obstacles and to facilitate them to become top producing sales people by providing quality guidance, education, products and services and to help guide them on a successful fast track to profitability. 20 bi-annual grants, totaling $250,000 is awarded with no strings attached. Grants are sponsored by various leading real estate companies, service providers and industry leaders.
Visit http://www.RealEstateApprentice.com for more information.
More about iSucceed
iSucceed is an online mentoring service available to all agents who desire the ability to learn from the industryÂs most successful agents and consists of the largest online library of systems, productivity strategies and real estate education and training materials. The weekly iSucceed Counseling and Mentoring Call is an opportunity for agents to gain access to valuable market information and/or a top producing agent revealing their top business and marketing strategies, tools and systems that they developed to become successful. This unique service is non-brand and non-region specific and is available at the exceptional low cost of $29.95 per month.
For more information, visit http://www.iSucceed.com
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