New York Real Estate Journal
DISCUSSES MERITS OF THE REAL ESTATE ACADEMY
An Interview with Muller: President/Master Teacher
Before Esther Muller
created the Real Estate Academy, mandatory continuing education was
considered by many real estate professionals
That feeling of dread evaporated when the Real Estate Academy was launched
in 1995 in New York City. The brainchild of Muller has made learning
fun, and much more, for the thousands of real estate
How did this happen? Working within the strict mandates of the Department
She continued. “It took me two years to get the academy’s
programming approved by state and the results were worth the time and
Muller used techniques that differentiated the Real Estate Academy.
However, the underlying key to the academy’s ongoing success is
the caliber of its guest lecturers. Muller understood that learning
from one’s peers is an incisive lesson in itself. Already well-known
in the trade – Muller was a top producer at Sopher Realty and
Douglas Elliman – she has the reputation
For Muller, education and real estate are more than a means to an end
– they are her twin passions. Born in Israel to parents who survived
the Holocaust, Muller and her family immigrated to the United States
What enabled her to go from a fifth-floor walkup on Utica Ave. in Brooklyn
“I know it sounds corny but I want everyone to be as successful
To further meet the ongoing needs of the market, Muller developed a distance learning educational module. “It’s an option for those who want to learn at their own pace and at their convenience,” Muller said. She is already busily planning for 2004, with projects to upgrade the academy’s web site, www.RealEstateAcademy.com, and to develop the next series of continuing education seminars.
For Muller, her passion for education and real estate are reflected in her other professional activities, including her contract with New York City’s Department of Education housing program, where she helps educators from around the United States and the world who relocated to the Big Apple – to teach at local schools to find affordable housing.
But the Real Estate Academy remains her first love. “I adore what
Esther Muller is the president
and master teacher for the Real Estate Academy in New York.