In 2010, as a founding member of our Young Professionals Network (YPN), Mark and the rest of the group were looking for a way to connect the newer, younger agents to the main membership at the local REALTOR® association. In order to do that, they decided to offer technology classes free of charge to help educate agents on the latest technology.
The first class they offered was "Android vs. iPhone". In that class, Mark Saunders and Stephen Long (another YPN member) taught about the main differences of the two phones and operating systems. The class sold out and received excellent feedback from the attending agents.
Soon after, the YPN group began receiving requests to hold additional classes about technology. The next class was "Real Estate in the Cloud", where Mark taught about the different types of cloud software and how to use them to make Real Estate agents more profitable and productive. It also was a hit.
Since that first class in 2010, Mark Saunders and the Winston-Salem Young Professionals Network have held multiple classes and have taught hundreds, if not thousands, of Real Estate professionals in NC how to use technology to improve their business.
While creating and teaching these classes, Mark learned there was a real need from real estate professionals for a resource where they can go to learn about new technology and how it relates to their business. Because Mark is a REALTOR® himself, he understands what agents are looking for in technology. He also understands that they do not have time to sit in a 3 hour class to hear a lot of information that is not helpful or needed.
That is why he founded the Real Estate Brokers Academy (REBA). Here at REBAcademy, we want to be THE technology resource for all real estate professionals. We want to create a place where you can learn, connect, and talk about all of today's technology and how it relates to your business.
Connect with us here on our site, our Facebook page, Google Plus, or on Twitter. We are looking forward to helping you grow your business!