#200 – Teacher becomes Realtor then quits to start the largest real estate school in the US.

Rita Santamaria is the CEO and Founder of Champions School of Real Estate, the nation’s largest real estate education provider. Under Santamaria’s leadership and direction, Champions School of Real Estate has educated thousands of real estate professionals throughout the country and has grown to encompass nine campuses throughout Texas, seven state-of-the-art ChampionsLive! Studios, independent Curriculum Development and Online Divisions along with over 100 full-time or contract employees and instructors. Santamaria, a recently-inducted member of Forbes’ Magazine’s esteemed Real Estate Council, runs Champions School of Real Estate from Houston, Texas. Rita resides with her husband Henry in The Woodlands, Texas, where she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering for various real estate and community organizations.

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