About Us

We Are The Alternative To Overcrowded AZ Real Estate Schools.

Hello! We (Jeff and Steven) noticed years ago that there was a decline in educated professionals in the real estate industry. Making it our goal to change the way real estate schools educated students, we started our AZ real estate school. Whereby agents would have the education background to not only pass the exam, but also to succeed at real estate.

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 common, 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.

Most importantly, we focused on small classrooms and teaching by example, combined with interactive study material. Highlighting or educator’s years of success in the real world within our curriculum. Bringing the “Why we do this” to the our AZ real estate school, instead of “just learn this to pass the exam.” Therefore, by presenting 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.

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

– Steven & Jeff

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Jeffrey President, Founder

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, 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.

Steven Vice President, Founder

As an active flight instructor and airline pilot, Steven brings over a decade of professional training experience to our curriculum. Applying the same training concepts to the development of American Realty Academy 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. While not flying or working, he spends his free time with friends at the local airport or skydiving.

Kristen Garibay Director Of Communications

Kristen is an active Arizona real estate agent and previously graduating student of American Realty Academy. She brings a professional real estate marketing background to our company. Handling both student and business communications, including social media, day to day student interaction and sales. Being a recently licensed agent in Arizona, she is able to effectively relate to both our future and current student's needs.