A: A bachelor's degree, 3-5 years of business experience, and residence in the host city metropolitan area is required. Preference is given to applicants who have experience with financial statements and budgeting and backgrounds in project management, negotiation, and sales are helpful. Experience in real estate is not required.
A: All applications/resumes are reviewed by a screening committee made up of alumni, professionals, instructors and sponsor companies. Interviews are then held with selected students and an exam given. Students who pass both the exam and the interview process are selected for the course.
A: Classes are typically 30-35 students selected from the initial group of applicants.
A: REAP will invite you to a wide variety of networking activities in order for you to make contacts with industry executives and REAP Associates. In addition, REAP receives regular job postings from firms interested in the program and shares these postings with its graduates.
A: Tuition is $500.00 due upon acceptance to the program. Tuition covers classroom sessions, site visits, professional textbooks and instructors' materials, REAP networking and counseling events during and after the course, and associate placement opportunities for the top graduates.
A: Tuition payments are accepted through PayPal.
A: Online applications open about three months before the beginning of the course in each program city. Send your email and city location to REAP@ProjectREAP.org if you want to be notified when application opens.
A: Information is shared only with the industry professionals that assist REAP in evaluating applicants.
A: About 13 weeks, two evenings a week.
A: Attendance at all classes, site visits, and networking events is critical to success in the course. Failure to attend may disqualify a Graduate from placement and from receiving REAP's Certificate of Completion, and may result in the student being asked to withdraw.
A: No, but REAP's website directs you toward industry programs that will count towards industry certifications. REAP Graduates are given a Certificate of Completion.
A: REAP is looking for the characteristics of successful real estate professionals: self-starters who enjoy competition and are comfortable with the protocol of corporate America.
A: Because of the importance of networking in associate placement, on-line courses are not offered.