My parents opened a real estate school called Climer School of Real Estate* when I was a kid. It was located on Edgewater Drive next to a dinner theater called Once Upon A Stage (later Mark Two Theater). That property has since been demolished and is now Edgewater High School. I can remember sitting in the back of the classroom coloring or drawing, but mostly trying to be quiet while the class was going on.
When my parents divorced in the 1980s, Mom renamed the school to Demetree School of Real Estate. Later, she built a new location on Colonial Drive near Goldenrod. This school had multiple rooms, so I didn’t have to be so quiet. I could go to an empty classroom and draw pictures on the overhead projector. That school expanded to include a Jacksonville location and became the second largest school in Florida. Eventually, Mom got out of the school business to focus on commercial property investing.
After a brief hiatus (almost 30 years!), Demetree School of Real Estate is back and better than ever. The real estate industry has changed, but the quality of education has not. Demetree School is still the place to go if you are looking for high-quality education at a fair price.
*My father, Ron Climer, later opened a different school called Climer School of Real Estate. He sold the school in 2014. Neither I nor anyone in my family have any current affiliation with the current Climer School of Real Estate.