About Us

We Are The Alternative To Overcrowded Real Estate Schools In AZ.

We the administrators of American Realty Academy™ (Jeff and Steven) noticed years ago that there was a decline in educated professionals in the industry and that a change was needed. It became the goal to change the way real estate schools educated students, whereby agents would have the education background to not only pass the exam, but also to succeed at real estate.
Our motto in fact is: Don’t just pass, succeed.

Too often, students would take pre-licensure education courses and find themselves in a huge classroom, surrounded by those with the same goals of success. And, all too often, those same students found that just being able to pass a test did little to ensure their success. Our goal was to partner with the industries best institutions and coordinate with educators to develop a better way to teach students.

Small classrooms and teaching by example, combined with interactive study materials is the key. Our educators have years of success behind them in the real world. The goal is to bring the “Why we do this” to the classroom instead of “just learn this to pass the exam.” By educating the reason behind many of the more complex facets of Real Estate, we enable our students to learn from our educator’s mistakes and successes so that you can avoid our previous errors and mimic our previous successes!

Any student can read a book or watch a simple video and eventually pass an exam. We want students to be able to be successful real estate agents, not just certificate holders.

Come to our school. Learn from the best. Learn from our collective years of wisdom and set yourself up for a future in AZ Real Estate!

– Steven & Jeff

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Steven Babyar Founder and Administrator

As an active flight instructor and airline pilot, Steven brings over a decade of professional training experience to the curriculum development of American Realty Academy in Phoenix AZ. Applying the same training concepts to our real estate training syllabus that take professional pilots from the classroom environment and into real world airline operations. In addition, Steven applies his experience as a manager to our behind the scenes operations, ensuring all logistics of operating the school run smoothly. While not flying or working, he spends his free time with friends at the local airport or skydiving.

Jeffrey Davis Founder and Administrator

Jeffrey’s experience in real estate began 17 years ago selling time shares. In his nearly two decades of experience since, his career has taken him to every corner of the residential real estate market including new home sales, short sales, foreclosures, working with investors, 1031 exchanges, house flipping and now acting as Designated Broker for his own brokerage, Brokers Only. Jeffrey brings real world experience to our realty classroom and emphasizes that students must learn more than just what is required to pass the test in order to have a successful career in AZ real estate. While not working, Jeffrey enjoys spending time with his family and flying his small airplane as a private pilot, in which Steven taught him how to fly.