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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Real Estate GrantsWritten by: Dr. Martin Oliver
According to informed sources, if you want to become a real estate agent but need a grant to help you succeed, you should immediately go to and apply on line. Applicants have until midnight December 31st, 2005 to apply according to the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation. The Foundation awards 20 bi-annual real estate grants totaling $250,000 to aspiring real estate Rookie Agents seeking to pursue a real estate career. Real estate education prizes and awards are sponsored by leading companies and providers in the real estate industry. According to the Foundation there are no application fees, no payback, no hidden agendas, and no strings attached. The Real Estate Apprentice Foundation is a California nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation seeking to help aspiring Rookie Agents become profitable real estate professionals.
Yearly Grant AwardsThe estimated value of the Twenty Finalist Grants are approximately $5,000 each and the Two Grand Prize Winner's Grants are valued at approximately $75,000 each. Grants total $125,000 every six months - $250,000 annually. Exact selection and value of product & services awarded depends on the products and services offered by sponsors. Some of the largest awards include real estate education and training by RealtyU® Real Estate Schools; real estate mentoring by; real estate marketing and corporate identity by Hobbs Herder Advertising and Marketing; MLS and other real estate transaction management software by First American Residential Group; top of the line real estate books by Thomson Publishing; real estate coaching by Success Strategies Institute; real estate calculators and Laser Dimension Masters from Calculated Industries; Real Estate SimulatorT testing to determine the applicants suitability for a career in real estate; membership to The Real Estate Cyberspace Society; and subscriptions to the print magazines Broker Agent News and Real Estate Magazine, a RISMedia publication.
Real Estate Grant Winners Season IThe names and a brief biography of all Season I winners can be view on the Real Estate Apprentice Grant website. To view the The Real Estate Apprentice Story" go to the website and Watch "The Real Estate Apprentice Story", staring Kendra Shearer, Season I Grand Prize Winner. The lively sound track is courtesy of The Walt Disney Company. Recent Real Estate Apprentice News and all recent press releases are also available online.
Apprentice VisionThe program is designed to spotlight the importance of real estate apprenticeships for the public good, the enhancement and betterment of the U.S. residential real estate brokerage industry and to raise the standards and levels of professionalism for real estate agents in general. Finalists are selected through questions and interviews and are judged by a panel of industry leaders, authors, business professionals and top producers.
Apprentice MissionThe Real Estate Apprentice Grant Program's mission is to assist new licensed agents entering the Real Estate Industry, to overcome their fears and obstacles and to facilitate the creation of top producing sales people by providing quality guidance, products and services to expedite a successful fast track to profitability.
Application ProcessTo apply right now for the Real Estate Apprentice Grant applicants will be asked to answer three short questions, which will assist The Foundation in evaluation of the applicants. Applicants are judged on the basis of: Salesmanship and communication skills, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, creativity and uniqueness. Semi-Finalists will be asked to respond to additional questions.
EligibilityParticipation is open to US/Canadian citizens or legal residents who are taking or have taken a real estate licensing course or who became licensed as a new agent between April 2nd, and December 31st, 2005. Applicant must at the time of award have passed the state/province real estate licensing examination and be a licensed agent in good standing. Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request. The Grant does not discriminate and is fair and impartial regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation and sexual orientation.About the Author
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