Today I was honored to speak to two classes of high school seniors who are taking real estate classes taught by Brad Goddes. Brad is a science teacher at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, AZ, but is also the Designated Broker for his family’s home building business. For the past several years, he has been offering these classes to seniors that will be 18 years old by the time class is over, so the students can sit for the State Real Estate Exam and be fully licensed agents.
I sang my two little ditties to break the ice, and then had a great dialogue with the students about many aspects of our industry – ranging from franchising to compensation methods to reducing liability in transactions.
As part of their curriculum, the students must do some outside work, like visiting open houses in the area to see that process in real life and visiting the foreclosure auctions at the Court House steps in downtown Phoenix.
Huge KUDOS to Mr. Goddes for making this available to high school students and giving them an amazing head-start in our industry. I would love to see this done in many other places. Please leave a comment letting me know if this type of class is available to high schoolers in your area.