University College launches Real Estate Institute at Fairfield University to train and license beginners in real estate sales


With a robust housing market remaining one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal economy, University College at Fairfield University is offering a program for anyone interested in a career in real estate.

The exclusive residential community of Fairfield, Conn., is an excellent place to study real estate, said Patricia Brunetti, director of non-credit programs at University College at Fairfield University.

"Real Estate Principles and Practices" is a 12-session program that will run from September 9 through October 14, 2003 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is intended for those seeking knowledge of real estate for personal or career purposes. The program meets the minimum educational requirements as set forth by the Department of Consumer Protection Real Estate Commission, State of Connecticut, for the Real Estate Salesmen's license and will help fulfill the education requirements toward the real estate broker's license.

Included in the course are sessions on the real estate market, buyer and seller representation, ethical practice, fair housing, agency and Connecticut Law. The program will also include prominent guest speakers who will offer their expertise in real estate trends and predictions. Topics include: how to sell real estate, ethics, and career opportunities. Students will be prepared with a substantial understanding of Connecticut Real Estate in order to pass the Connecticut Exam to become licensed and certified real estate agents.

The course will be taught by Jerry Whitson, B.Ed., M.Ed., Washburn University, a certified residential specialist with a Headmaster Certificate, Harvard University. Mr. Whitson has 25 years of experience in real estate.

Registration for the fall begins July 15. The cost for the program is $295, which includes textbooks and materials. Calculators are required. For more information, contact Beatrix Brownfield at 203-254-4307.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 9, 2003

Vol. 35, No. 233