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PropertyShark.com Launches PropertyShark University

New York, NY, October 17, 2008 – PropertyShark.com, the premier real estate data website, today announced the official launch of PropertyShark University and its website, www.propertysharkuniversity.com

The school, accredited by the state of New York, offers a full curriculum of broker continuing education classes. The classes are also intended for real estate investors.

“These are not the painfully boring, clockwatching type continuing education classes that brokers had to attend in the past” stated Bill Staniford, CEO PropertyShark.com. “These classes are taught by industry experts on cutting edge topics such as Short Sales, Multifamily Property Investment, and Creative Financing, and brokers are actually going to learn something that will help them get ahead of the pack and close more deals.”

The real estate classes will be taught in the New York City metro area and cover the following topics:

  • Multifamily Property Investment
  • Distressed Properties
  • Short Sales
  • Creative Financing
  • From Contract to Closing
  • Ultimate Auction Class
  • PropertyShark.com Certification
  • 3 Day Foreclosure Bootcamp
  • Real Estate Mathematics
  • Over 500 real estate professionals and investors in New York have already attended a live class through PropertyShark University this year.

    “Sitting in those classes was like having access to some secret knowledge that everyone else guards tenaciously. All I wanted was information clearly spelled out, and they gave it to me” stated Vincent P. Cuccia, Real Estate Agent for Prudential Douglas Elliman.

    In New York, a Real Estate Salesperson must complete 22½ hours of Department of State approved continuing education classes in real estate every two years in order to renew their license.

    “While these real estate classes were initially created for broker CE credit, we have found enormous interest from all types of real estate professionals and investors” said Bill. “We saw a hole in the real estate education market for informative and interesting classes where people can actually learn something valuable. Our distressed properties classes sell out almost every time.”

    To view the list of upcoming New York real estate classes and the full curriculum, go to: www.propertysharkuniversity.com

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    With over 25 million properties in twenty major markets, PropertyShark.com provides real estate professionals and investors with data and tools on all aspects of property, including building details, ownership information, recent sales prices, property values and comparable sales, sophisticated maps, apartments for sale, foreclosures and pre-foreclosures, mailing lists, photos, and more, available directly from the web. PropertyShark.com strives to level the playing field by offering independent real estate firms, investors, and savvy consumers the information transparency essential to evaluate real estate and make informed decisions. For more information go to: www.propertyshark.com