This free program is making real estate careers accessible to all—apply today


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CORE makes the world of Real Estate more accessible than ever before. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

CORE is a revolutionary program with one simple goal: making diversity in real estate a reality. They’re preparing participants for entry-level jobs in real estate with accessible courses and scholarship opportunities. Are you the perfect addition to their inaugural cohort? Read on to get the full scoop.

Making diversity in real estate a reality

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For CORE, accessibility and inclusion are paramount. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Powered by The Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE), IREM, CREW and other soon to be announced partners, CORE is a program within the REimagined initiative. REimagined is dedicated to increasing diversity across the field of real estate.

Their goal is to empower over 100,000 young adults of color in the real estate industry by 2030, and CORE is the first step in making that a reality.

Want to help them reach their goal? Your business can become a sponsor today.

Accessibility is CORE’s #1 priority

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Scholarships and mobile access increase the accessibility of the program. Photo via ACRE

CORE recognizes the incredible pool of talent that might not have the resources to embark on a career in real estate. To reach this group, accessibility needs to be a top priority.

In addition to scholarships, CORE’s materials can all be accessed via mobile device from anywhere in the world with solid WiFi.

What’s better? No prior experience is necessary—students and professionals alike are encouraged to apply.

Join the inaugural CORE cohort

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There’s still time to join CORE’s first cohort this fall. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Interested in pursuing a career in real estate, but don’t have the resources or connections to get started? It’s time to seize the day!

On September 27, CORE’s first cohort will begin. The best part? They are accepting applications now.

Throughout the 8-week virtual program, you’ll learn all the basics of the real estate world. In addition, you’ll pick up practical skills that will set you up for success in an entry-level gig.

Representation in real estate

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Helena Johnson is a shining example of success. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Representation matters—just ask Helena Johnson. The Fairhope native got her start as a server, and never imagined she’d be pursuing a career in real estate.

One fateful encounter with a real estate executive kick-started Helena’s career, and the rest is history. Now a coordinator at ACRE, her charisma and professionalism made her a natural success in the real estate world.

Previously, she hadn’t considered a career in real estate because she didn’t understand the depth of the industry, or have any connections to ask. She hopes that programs like CORE will introduce people with similar backgrounds to the opportunities in real estate.

“Including myself, there are two people of color in my real estate classes, and I don’t see a lot of people of color in the real estate industry as a whole. We are an underrepresented group, and I can honestly say if I hadn’t stumbled into real estate, I would not have known about it. My goal with this program is to reach out to those that want more knowledge and give them a place to get started, because real estate should be a career of choice, not chance.”

— Helena Johnson, Coordinator, ACRE

Are you the perfect addition to CORE’s inaugural cohort? Apply today.

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