STAFF AND INSTRUCTORS
OUR STAFF AND INSTRUCTORS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED AS YOU BEGIN YOUR REAL ESTATE CAREER.
Note: this page is current as of Wednesday, October 4th, 2023
Ernesto Caramillo has been in Real Estate for 17 years, staying at the same company since he earned his license and was named Top producer 14 times out of 17 years in the business and Top seller 15 times. He also received the Emerald award in his first year in Real estate, and the Diamond award in his second year. Ernesto is the first instructor in Illinois to teach a real estate class in Spanish.
Derek McNeal considers it his role to provide each and every student with the tools, resources, and knowledge about the Real Estate industry. “I believe in you” summarizes Derek’s philosophy. He also effectively provides various test taking techniques and analysis to ensure a positive result in taking the state exam. Derek believes that it is the responsibility of the instructor to recognize, understand, and appreciate students’ needs.
Danette Foster has closed over 2,000 real estate transactions in her 30+ year career. She has trained at the local, state, & national level and has been a Director of the Local Board of Realtors, as well as Chairman of the Grievance Committee. She has attained the highest level of education available through the Real Estate Board: Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI). She is passionate about teaching as she maintains an active role as a Realtor.
Kim Bates has taken a very hands-on approach to career guidance and support as the Owner of the Chicago Real Estate School. Kim understands the stress associated with transitioning into a new career. Kim provides training ideas prior to and during the course so that students are in a position to start building business through networking while attending class. Kim prides herself in having a school with a consistently high pass rate.
Kelly Bates started her career with the Chicago Real Estate School in the spring of 2010. Her duties include maintaining the Social Media accounts and assisting with career counseling.