About Raise The Bar Real Estate School

If you’re interested in becoming a registered real estate agent in Arizona, Raise The Bar Real Estate School is perfect for you. Raise The Bar Real Estate School gives you an opportunity to change your life through a career in real estate.

Raise The Bar offers a teaching methodology and an intelligently designed curriculum with programs that nurture students through challenging training. Raise The Bar Real Estate School is the conduit for success in real estate.

We offer programs designed to create success and money. A unique, student-

focused real estate education that will both help get you licensed in Arizona and teach you real-world experience in the real estate business.

Raise The Bar has small classes and an intelligent curriculum. With industry professionals teaching classes, you get real world experience. Raise The Bar Real Estate School is a nurturing and professional environment with modern, comfortable, state-of-the-art classrooms, and primarily focused on students learning and understanding the real estate business. We also offer placement services upon graduation.

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    Taught by Real Estate Professionals
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    Small classes, intelligent curriculum
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    Nurturing, professional environment


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    Focus on students to enter the market
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    State-of-the-art classrooms
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    Above average passing rate on pre-licensing exam

Meet Our Team

  • Laura Kovacs

    Laura Kovacs

    I Currently serve as the Assistant Executive Officer and Director of Education for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®.

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  • Jim McGiffert

    Jim McGiffert

    REALTOR® since October 2006 and a Broker since 2010. Very active in SAAR having served on the Govt. Affairs Committee from 2009, the RAPAC Committee from 2015 and a member of the Board of Directors for 5 years and 2017 President.

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  • Karl Stauffer

    Karl Stauffer

    Regularly quoted in a local media as a market ‘expert’, Karl Stauffer brings a broad range of experience to his real estate clients and to the classroom.

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  • Kelly Soriano

    Kelly Soriano

    In my real estate practice, I take pride in consistent communication, strong attention to detail, and ensuring a positive experience for all parties in a transaction; buyers, sellers, cooperating agents and lenders.

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  • Pamela McCarthy

    Pamela McCarthy

    Joined Woodmont Real Estate Services in 1996 as a Regional Manager she managed over 14 Bay Area Properties. She transferred to Arizona in 1999 with the YF Group.

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  • Marti Barnewolt

    Marti Barnewolt

    Began her real estate career in Prescott in 1984 with Merrill Lynch. She quickly became involved in serving the Prescott Area Association holding various positions of leadership.

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  • Liz Hill

    Liz Hill

    Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Liz worked in Human Resources Management for 30 years, primarily in the Technology industry. Liz has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.

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  • Ron Roberts

    Ron Roberts

    An Arizona native from Cave Creek, who has been involved in real estate since 1992.

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Broker Licensing

You can get your Broker license with Raise The Bar Real Estate School. Learn more about our Broker Licensing classes.


Are you ready to get your real estate license? Read more about our pre-licensing classes. 

Continuing Education

We offer courses for you to meet your continued education goals. Learn more about our continuing education classes. 

Upcoming Classes


Broker Licensing Session

Raise The Bar Real Estate School

Tues, Weds, Thurs, & Fridays
1:30 pm – 5 pm
Starts: July 25, 2017
Ends: September 14, 2017


Pre-License Class

Raise The Bar Real Estate School

Mon, Tues, Weds, & Thursdays
5:30 pm – 9 pm
Starts: June 5, 2017
Ends: July 17, 2017


Pre-License Class

Raise The Bar Real Estate School

Thurs, Fri, & Saturdays
8:30 am – 5 pm
Starts: September 28, 2017
Ends: October 21, 2017


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continued education classes

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