Canopy Real Estate Institute Assistant Director of Curriculum and Technology to serve as president-elect of NC Real Estate Educators Association

October 20, 2020

Contact: Kim Walker, 704-940-3149

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Canopy Real Estate Institute, the official school of real estate for Canopy Realtor® Association, is pleased to announce that Jim Fletemier, DREI, CDEI, was recently elected to serve as president-elect of the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association (NCREEA), the state chapter of the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA). REEA serves as a society of real estate education stakeholders (instructors, trainers, regulators, schools and authors) committed to providing members with innovative tools, training and techniques to deliver effective real estate education in a rapidly changing industry.

Jim joined Canopy Real Estate Institute in March 2020 as the assistant director of curriculum and technology, and he has an extensive background in real estate, adult education and training that spans more than 15 years. He is among only 80 active instructors in the country to have achieved the DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor) designation. Three other Canopy Real Estate Institute instructors also hold this notable designation. Jim is a Certified Distance Education Instructor and Designer (CDEI) whose experience in distance education has greatly expanded the Institute’s online training, especially during the onset of COVID-19. His service as president-elect for NCREEA will run from 2020 through 2021. He will succeed the current President, Brian Pate.

Jim Fletemier

Jim Fletemier, DREI

Vice President of Education/Director of Canopy Real Estate Institute Karyn Lindsey said, “Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to our staff, and we are thrilled that he will serve as president for NCREEA. He and all of our instructors are a testament to the caliber of education we are committed to providing our students and members.”

Canopy Real Estate Institute, formerly the Mingle School of Real Estate, is the official school of real estate for Canopy Realtor® Association and is one of the oldest and most successful real estate schools in North Carolina. With a staff of instructors that collectively bring more than 170 years of diverse real estate and educational experience, Canopy Real Estate Institute is dedicated to providing excellence in career development and professional growth. Canopy Real Estate Institute’s real estate pre-licensing, post-licensing and continuing-education courses are approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC).

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Canopy Realtor® Association is a trade association that provides its more than 12,900 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 Canopy MLS, which has more than 19,700 subscribers and is the private cooperative Realtors® use for access to tens of thousands of residential listings in a 24-county service area, including Charlotte, the mountains area of North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond.

Original Publish Date: 10/20/2020