After two successful years practicing and teaching real estate in Arizona, Jim Hogan took the next logical step in his career: opening Hogan School of Real Estate, in 1973. Launching Hogan with just a handful of students, Jim taught all of its classes and, in between, worked diligently to generate new business.
In 1974, Hogan School onboarded its first additional instructor, and the school started gradually gaining market traction. In 1976, Hogan moved to what is now its main location in Tucson.
During the 1980s, Jim became a member of the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA). It was through one of REEA’s annual conventions that he met several other influential school owners, including the owners of Hondros College. Shortly after, Jim and his newfound colleagues organized an informal group of six schools to share business goals and ideas.
In the mid-90s, Jim was integral in the launch of the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation courses — which eventually became a National Association of REALTORS (NAR) designation — throughout Arizona, California, and Hawaii. He also aided in writing NAR’s courses on Short Sales and Foreclosures (SFR). When the Great Recession hit, Jim wrote NAR’s course on Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives.
In 2001, Jim and his wife Esther were inducted into the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) hall of fame, thanks to the couple’s promotion and presentation of classes through both REBAC and NAR.
In 2018, Hogan School joined the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business (ASREB), based in Scottsdale, to further unify its real estate, mortgage, and appraisal education throughout Arizona. Together, Hogan and ASREB offer a flexible, customized approach to advance student careers and enhance the partner experience.
Hogan and ASREB offer courses across education types, from salesperson and broker pre-licensing classes to basic and advanced-level continuing education on timely topics.
For 50 years, Hogan School has placed a continued focus on providing an unmatched learning experience for Arizona’s real estate students. We do this especially through our dedicated customer service team and expert instructors, who arm our students with everything they need to succeed.
More than 90 percent of our students are referred to Hogan School by former students who’ve found success with us. The biggest part of that, we believe, is our devotion to education.
As Hogan and ASREB continue to expand our influence throughout Arizona, we work hard to provide effective, results-driven courses and exam prep, as well as the highest quality continuing education curriculum. And, to further advance our students’ careers, we partner with brokers and educators in the real estate space, regularly ensuring new and exciting opportunities.
If you’d like to join the Hogan and ASREB family of excellence, stop in for a tour of any of our Arizona locations.
“For years, Hogan School of Real Estate, a Colibri Group company, has been southern Arizona’s leading real estate school, and it’s clear why. Serving the area’s real estate community for five decades, Hogan provides the right curriculum, resources, instructors, and methods to ensure agent and broker success in the southern Arizona real estate market.”
– Brian Buffini, founder and chairman of Buffini & Company
About Colibri Real Estate
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