Hello, my name is Dale Shoemaker. I am the administrator and instructor for the Gateway School of Real Estate. Our school is one of the very few left who offer on line and live instruction for pre license in the state. My background is 100% real estate. I have been a listing and selling real estate since 1977. My mother, aunt and grandmother were all licensed and active in real estate. That makes me a third generation Realtor. My designations include: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), Licensed Managing Broker and Certified Real Estate Instructor.
After being in real estate for a little over three decades I wanted to do something to give back to a profession that has given me so much for so long. After some soul searching I focused on education with an emphasis on pre license. What I found is that I get great enjoyment from instructing people who believe they have a higher calling than just the 9-5 job they have now. Even more than that, I get immense satisfaction mentoring them to a point where they are competent, knowledgeable professionals who earn a good income and enjoyment from doing what they love to do.
My feeling is that in the future they too may come to the point of wanting to give back to their profession in one form or another, perhaps teaching. And the cycle continues.