August 27, 2018
Contact: Kim Walker, 704-940-3149
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dana Rhodes, MAED, DREI, CDEI and National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Master Instructor for the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association’s Mingle School of Real Estate, has been appointed by the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) to the 2018 Distinguished Real Estate Instructors (DREI) Leadership Council. The DREI designation was created by REEA to set the standard for excellence in real estate classroom instruction. Real estate instructors with this designation exhibit a mastery of subject matter, proven presentation ability, relevant experience and superior teaching skills. The DREI Leadership Council consists of six DREI designees. There are only 88 DREIs worldwide.
In addition, Rhodes earned the REEA Gold Standard at the 2018 REEA Annual Conference. The Gold Standard is awarded after completion of a three-part Instructor Development Workshop that is designed to enhance instructor delivery and improve student learning.
Rhodes, a veteran real estate educator and broker, has been involved in the industry for more than 35 years and teaches broker pre-licensing, post-licensing and continuing education courses at the Mingle School of Real Estate. He has a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. He is also approved on the national level to teach several designation courses, including the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) courses and the At Home With Diversity certification course. Rhodes has previously been recognized as Educator of the Year (2009) by the NC Real Estate Educators Association (NCREEA) and is also a recipient of the NC Real Estate Commission’s Billie J. Mercer Excellence in Education Award (2009).
Karyn Lindsey, vice president of education and director of the Mingle School of Real Estate, said, "Dana has enjoyed a long history of excellence for the association, both as an instructor and board member. He is passionate about raising the level of professionalism in our industry. With his extensive knowledge of real estate and outstanding instructor credentials, the Mingle School is fortunate to have him within our ranks."
The Mingle School of Real Estate is the official school of real estate for the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association and is one of the oldest and most successful real estate pre-licensing schools in North Carolina. Its real estate and pre-licensing, post-licensing and continuing-education courses are approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC).
REEA and the DREI Leadership Council are a society of real estate education stakeholders (instructors, trainers, regulators, schools and authors) who are committed to the highest standards, tools and techniques for effective adult education in real estate’s changing legal and professional environment.
The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association is a trade association that provides its more than 10,700 Realtor® members with the resources and services they need to conduct ethical, professional, successful and profitable businesses. The association is dedicated to being the region's primary resource for residential real estate information. The association operates the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CarolinaMLS), which has more than 15,700 Subscribers and is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to tens of thousands of residential listings in a multicounty service area, including Charlotte, the Piedmont and Mountains areas of North Carolina and South Carolina, and beyond.