of Real Estate

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The learning facility, that is now known as BRENNER SCHOOL of Real Estate, was founded in 1979, originally in Latham, NY, and soon thereafter settled in the hamlet of Burnt Hills, which has been its home ever since. Most would recognize our former name: JOIN Real Estate Schools, Inc. Many would refer to the institution as "Brenner's School" (after the name of our primary instructor). Therefore, it was decided to update the school name to one more recognizable. In September of 2003, we became the BRENNER SCHOOL of Real Estate.

GEORGE E. BRENNER, Jr., the driving force behind this established source of real estate education, has been a major influence in real estate related matters in this region since 1963. He has served many roles in the organizational aspect of the real estate business, beginning as a company manager when he was first licensed. The real estate firm that he started with grew from one office to six offices during his nine-year watch. Mr. Brenner formed and operated his own real estate brokerage business, Brenner Realty, from 1972 until he made a commitment to real estate education by acquiring the ownership interest in this school in 1986. He has been the primary instructor for our institution since its inception and now serves not only as instructor, but also as course coordinator, program developer, and school president.
Mr. Brenner helped prepare the NYSAR Graduate Realtors Institute program at Ithaca College in the late 60's. He developed the original real estate curriculums for both Schenectady County Community College and Adirondack Community College, and taught at both schools for about eleven years. He served for many years on numerous real estate committees at the local, state, and national levels of Realtor® associations. He is a past president of the Schenectady Board of Realtors®, Inc. and a past president of NY Chapter 36 of the Realtors® Land Institute. He has taught real estate subjects regularly for three local associations of Realtors® and the NYS Association of Realtors®. Real estate education has put him at the podium throughout New York, New Jersey, and New England, appearing before many real estate pre- and post- licensees.

If Real Estate is a career that interests you, we want to be the provider of all your Qualifying Education and Continuing Education needs. Our courses will assist you in self improving your business skills and elevating your image to customer and client. The underlying goal is to make your involvement entirely relevant!

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