The Houston-based real estate school has grown beyond its longstanding Plano location as interest in a career in real estate surged over the past few years.
Champions School of Real Estate offers courses for realtors, loan officers, inspectors and appraisers on 18,500 to 19,000 square feet near the intersection of Coit and Frankford Roads on Dallas’ Bush Turnpike. We are planning to build an office building. — Just south of the existing site on Mapleshade Lane, Plano. Been in Plano since 2007.
Champions School of Real Estate Co-Owner and Chancellor Kimberly Didarewicz said:
The facility will remain a one-story office building, but will be about twice the size of its current location, with larger classrooms and seminar rooms for 170 students. The seminar room is also available for real estate agents who want to book team meetings and classes. The new location will also provide more parking spaces for students, which Dydalewicz said was lacking in the Plano building.
The new building has an inspection lab to show students what to look for in a home’s electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
The school is expected to break ground later this year and is targeted to open in the fall of 2023.
Due to the overheating of the housing market due to the pandemic and the impact on people’s work styles, Influx of new realtors Nationwide, despite a tight supply of homes to sell. Between 2020 and 2021, he will have more than 100,000 realtors nationwide, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Dydalewicz said the Champions School does not share enrollment figures, but said student numbers have increased 37% from 2020 to this year.
“When the pandemic hit, I think a lot of people thought of other careers and wanted to be their own boss,” Didarewicz said.
The school is still offering online courses, but Dydalewicz said it has returned to pre-COVID operations and the campus is full of students this year.
“Everybody wanted to go back to the classroom and have real, face-to-face instruction,” Didarewicz said.
Dydalewicz’s mother, Rita Santamaria, founded the first Champions School in Houston in 1983. In 1999, the school began a series of expansions, adding an additional location in Houston, along with campuses in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Champions School offers licenses to real estate professionals. Schools only offer the courses required to obtain a license, not the license itself.