Kristen Bacorn - Meet New York's #1 Real Estate Instructor

Who is RELNY's Real Estate Instructor, Kristen Bacorn? An In-Depth Review.

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Why RELNY's Kristen Bacorn is New York's #1 Real Estate Instructor

Kristen Bacorn stands out as New York's top real estate instructor, combining her extensive academic background, professional achievements, and dynamic teaching approach to redefine how real estate education is delivered. Her journey from academia to real estate and environmental advocacy has cemented her reputation as an unparalleled educator in the field.

Kristen Bacorn - RELNY Real Estate Instructor

Academic Excellence

Kristen's academic journey is a testament to her intellectual versatility and commitment to education. She holds the following certifications, credentials, and degrees:

  • Real Estate Instructor's Certificate from the New York State Department of State and certification as a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) from ARELLO®, emphasizing her commitment to professional teaching standards.
  • Masters in Environmental Science from Harvard University, equipping her with the knowledge to address contemporary environmental challenges within real estate.
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the City College of New York, underscoring her deep understanding of design principles and spatial planning.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature from SUNY Buffalo, providing her with a strong foundation in communication and analytical skills.

Professional Real Estate Expertise

Kristen's professional real estate career is as distinguished as her academic achievements. She served as the Vice President of Fox Residential Group from 1990 to 1998, a top performer in sales volume, Fox placing #17 in New York City with a remarkable $76.56 million in sales, even as the smallest firm on the list. Her practical experience in both commercial and residential real estate gives her insights that are invaluable to her students.

Teaching & Public Speaking

Kristen's teaching philosophy is grounded in making learning accessible and engaging. She has taught at prestigious institutions such as:

  • SUNY
  • CUNY
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • New York Real Estate Institute (NYREI)
  • RealEstateU

Her ability to simplify complex concepts is evident in her teaching style, which is both fun and informative. Kristen's extensive public speaking portfolio includes addressing the United Nations on fair housing and corporate social responsibility, delivering environmental talks at the Jacob Javits Center, and engaging audiences at the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Her frequent interviews with major media outlets like the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Village Voice, NPR, and National Talk Radio further solidify her as a thought leader in real estate and environmental issues.

Author & Innovator

As an author, Kristen makes complex real estate concepts accessible through her unique approach. Her book, tailored for a 7th-grade reading level, is filled with humor, simple language, and vivid imagery. She breaks down intricate topics, like the mechanics of an air conditioner, into easy-to-understand principles, using relatable analogies and clear diagrams. This approach not only helps readers grasp the material but also keeps them engaged with practical examples and storytelling.

Kristen's innovative spirit shines through in her development of blockchain applications for environmental real estate. With support from Harvard, she created a system on Ethereum to measure and record environmental impacts, showcasing her ability to blend technology with real estate practices.

Environmental Advocacy & Industry Influence

Kristen's commitment to environmental sustainability is evident in her work as an independent architectural consultant on environmental architecture. She has consulted for notable clients, including SONY and major U.S. defense contractors, and has been a member of influential organizations like the Municipal Arts Society and FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation in Switzerland).

Her advocacy extends to the financial aspects of environmental technology, having addressed the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants on tax benefits for such innovations. Kristen's influence in the real estate industry is further highlighted by her role as a keynote speaker at the National Association of Realtors and as a committee member for the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

New York's #1 Real Estate Instructor

Kristen Bacorn's multifaceted expertise, from academia to real estate and environmental advocacy, combined with her engaging teaching style and innovative contributions to the field, make her an unparalleled real estate instructor. Her ability to simplify complex topics, her significant professional achievements, and her dedication to sustainability and education firmly establish her as New York's #1 Real Estate Instructor. Whether through her courses, public speaking, or written work, Kristen continues to inspire and educate the next generation of real estate professionals.

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Complete List of RELNY Real Estate Accreditations

RELNY is proud to be fully accredited by both the New York State Department of State (NYS DOS) and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO®). This accreditation is more than just a formal recognition; it serves as a testament to the high standards of education and training we provide in the real estate sector.

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Kristen Bacorn's online real estate courses are produced exclusively for RELNY! In the dynamic and competitive world of real estate, having a solid educational foundation is paramount. RELNY provides aspiring professionals with top-tier online courses, led by Kristen—New York’s #1 Real Estate Instructor.

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At RELNY, we understand that embarking on a career in real estate is a significant step, and choosing the right educational path is crucial. As the premier New York real estate school, we are dedicated to providing our students with the highest quality education and support. This FAQ page is designed to address some of the most common questions prospective and current students have about our courses and exam prep.

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At RELNY, we are committed to more than just providing a top-tier real estate education—we're dedicated to ensuring our students thrive in their careers post-graduation. Our comprehensive Job Placement Solutions & Services are designed to support you every step of the way as you transition from being a student to a successful real estate professional.

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Become a Licensed Real Estate Agent with RELNY Instructor Kristen Bacorn

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