Sam Martin, PhD

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Sam Martin PhD, DREI, ASA, CDEI, MOT is the owner of, LLC. Dr. Sam has a PhD in Education and is one of 500+ Certified Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) instructors worldwide. He is a Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI), a prestigious designation granted by the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA). He holds North Carolina Certified Residential Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Broker, and real estate instructor licenses. Dr. Sam has been teaching appraisal and real estate classes since 1988. He has taught for a variety of institutions, most recently: Superior School of Real Estate; Real Estate Express; and The Chicago Association of Realtors.  Dr. Sam has written an advanced appraisal text book used in certification courses. Dr. Sam develops and teaches valuation courses for Realtor University, an online graduate-level institution where he is a Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Sam has taken advanced educational technology courses from the Illinois Online Network (ION), where he received the Master Online Teacher (MOT) certificate. Dr. Sam holds the Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) designation from IDECC (

The Real Estate Education Foundation (REEF) has awarded Dr. Sam the Academic Scholarship three times. Dr. Sam has won three grants from the Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators (AIREE). Dr Sam was named the Educator of the Year in 2014 by AIREE. The Chicago Association of Realtors Educational Foundation has awarded Dr. Sam a Higher Education Scholarship three times.

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