Divorce Real Estate Institute Announces Graduating Class of Divorce Real Estate Experts

Claremont, CA., March 23, 2018 – The Divorce Real Estate Institute (DREI) is proud to announce its first graduating class of Certified Divorce Real Estate Experts.

Eighteen REALTORS® from nine states participated in the weeklong Master Course at Pomona College in Claremont, California. DREI’s approach to training and curriculum makes this the first formal education of its kind in the real estate industry, said DREI founder and CEO, Laurel Starks.

Starks, a nationally recognized expert in divorce-related real estate and bestselling author of The House Matters in Divorce, created the DREI to educate real estate agents about the emotional, financial, and legal intricacies that come with the sale of a home during a divorce.

“Divorce listings are complex and riddled with landmines from start to finish. They expose the real estate professional to additional liability,” Starks said. “The family law community needs more real estate agents who are trained and versed in family law to minimize conflict, maximize profits, and to do it from a fair, unbiased place.”

During the training, students received 40 hours of in-person education from three attorneys, a family court judge, and a certified divorce lending specialist, all of whom serve on DREI’s faculty alongside Starks. DREI will also provide ongoing training and support for its graduates to help them build businesses based on divorce real estate.

“This has been my passion and my life’s work,” Starks said. “I knew one day I was meant to teach what I’d learned, and that’s why I founded the Divorce Real Estate Institute.”

“As the conversation in the real estate community turns to what the agents role will be as technology evolves, DREI is providing is a way for real estate agents to refine their skills and provide that next level of service to the consumer and differentiate themselves from the competition they’re facing in technology,” Starks said.

About the DREI
The mission of the DREI is to fundamentally transform the collaboration of real estate and family law professionals, such that every divorcing couple is ensured the best possible outcome when untangling the legal, financial, and emotional ties to their house.

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