was established to empower individuals by providing them access to the education, coaching and ongoing training necessary to become a successful licensed Real Estate Sales Agent or a Loan Originator or even both.
The CORE offers a multitude of training events with acclaimed guests as well as an array of coaching sessions.
Offered in a group setting or one on one, our coaching spans subjects from prospecting to lead generation to luxury real estate to mortgages.
Graduates of the CORE leave not only having earned their Real Estate Salesperson License, but are armed with the knowledge to succeed in the real estate industry!
Michelle Shimohara – Course Registrar
Michelle Shimohara was born and raised in the City of Monterey Park and attended Schurr High School in Montebello, California. She is a graduate of The College of Real Estate (the CORE) and is a Licensed Realtor. Michelle is a seasoned sales professional and brings over 20 years of both inbound and outbound sales & marketing experience. She has been employed for numerous Fortune 500 companies and has been ranked nationally as a top producer both in sales and in management. She has always been passionate about serving her clients and looking out for their best interest, this is why real estate is a natural progression for her. She is a busy mother of 3 children, Co-Founder of a small business and serves as President, of a youth basketball organization.
Robert Silva – School Administrator
To say that Robert is a veteran of the industry would be an understatement. His career in real estate spans more than 30 years and he has been fortunate to participate in various segments of the industry that include, but are not limited to residential real estate, luxury homes, commercial real estate & development, REO (real estate owned), corporate relocation, fix & flip, and has owned his own mortgage company. He has personally sold in excess of $300 million dollars in real estate in his career. His designations have also included the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation for agents specializing in properties for senior citizens, and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) which is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers. Robert is a Real Estate Broker and regular speaker & trainer who has sat on multiple panels and boards.
Paul Argueta – Board Member & Instructor
Paul Argueta has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and is an Inc 5000 honoree. He has been a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1997 and has been ranked in the Top 1% of all Real Estate Agents in Southern California by Zillow, Trulia, and Real Trends. He has personally sold over 1000 homes and over 1/2 Billion dollars in real estate sales. He trains & coaches over 130 licensed agents and broker associates who hang their license with the real estate firm he founded in 2010, REH Real Estate and speaks at industry conferences.