Family Owned and Operated in California Since 1949
The Chamberlin Real Estate School has been helping people launch a new real estate career for
over 70 years. As a third generation family business, we are the oldest private real estate school
in the state under the same family ownership. As a family business, we value and enjoy personal
interaction with our students. In the age of impersonal out-of-state online schools, you will
always speak to one of our expert staff that will guide you through the licensing process.
We offer a unique “home-study” program, which includes online courses or textbook based
courses with the benefit of “Personal Instructor” support and a 1-day webinar crash
course. This combination of distance education with instructor support and live crash course
has proven to be a superior method of preparing to pass the state salesperson and broker
To understand the Chamberlin mission, it is helpful to look
back at the illustrious history of our family business.
The Chamberlin Story
A Humble Start – 1949
The roots of the Chamberlin Real Estate School began at
the height of the post World War II economic boom. The
school started in 1949, when Carol Chamberlin, one of
the few female real estate professionals of the time,
recognized the need to help aspiring professionals looking
to enter the real estate industry.
Carol envisioned the Chamberlin School as a place
offering help to those studying for the state licensing
examination, much as it is today. Her vision and entrepreneurial
spirit set the standard for the school, and endured
through the decades.
The Second Generation – 1959 to 1989
Carol’s son George served as an Airforce veteran
stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. George went on to work
for Lockheed Martin as an electrical engineer. In the
midst of this multi-faceted career, he never strayed too far
from the family business. George obtained his real estate
broker’s license and took over the school in 1959.
His wife Louise was an indispensable partner through
much of this era by managing the school’s staff, front
office, and accounting. George and Louise together
transformed the school into the trusted resource
that it is today.
1989 to Present Day
George and Louise’s son Mark Chamberlin became a real
estate broker and listed California real estate for three
years. Mark officially took over the family business in
1989. His wife Abby soon after joined the company by
filling the role of office manager and has been an integral
part of the school’s growth. Mark recognized the potential of
the internet and the impact it would have on education,
especially professional education. As a result, in 1997,
just as the internet was taking hold, Chamberlin became
the first California Department of Real Estate approved real
estate school to offer online courses.
A Modernized Institution
At Chamberlin, we recognize our students have busy lives, and need a convenient way to prepare
for their real estate career. Modernizing the curriculum and placing it online allows for
home-study courses that offer the best in professional flexibility.
While our courses are online and convenient, our commitment to customer service remains strong. Our employees are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding the program.
Are you looking to take the next step forward for your California real estate career? If you have
questions, or would like to find out if our curriculum is for you, contact us today.
Chamberlin Real Estate School