Learn from the leader in real estate education with Real Estate Express

We have one purpose: helping tens of thousands of professionals each year launch a successful real estate career.

Our family

Real Estate Express is part of Colibri Real Estate, a family of leading brands that help industry professionals maximize their career potential. Learn more about our parent and sister companies.

Colibri Group

Colibri Group is a family of brands that provide learning solutions for licensed professionals in real estate, property appraisal, engineering, nursing, mental health, massage therapy and cosmetology.

Our companies share a common goal: help customers achieve more in their days and their careers. We do this through products and job aids that help professionals become licensed, stay licensed and gain the skills to perform at the top of their fields.

McKissock Learning

Since 1990, McKissock has enabled more than two million licensed professionals in the real estate sector grow their skills and careers.

McKissock offers real estate agents, property appraisers, home inspectors, land surveyors and engineers a wide range of education and professional development courses. Licensed professionals rely on McKissock to help them obtain and maintain their licenses and achieve their learning goals so they can grow their careers.

Real Estate Express

Founded in 1996, Real Estate Express has helped over 200,000 aspiring real estate professionals set the stage for their real estate career.

Real Estate Express' nationally accredited platform offers online pre-licensing courses, post-licensing courses and real estate exam test prep.

Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing is the premier independent authority in training and designation for real estate agents working in the luxury residential market.

The Institute offers the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation for luxury home marketing, conducts research in the high-end market, and provides its members with the information and tools to be more successful.

Our timeline

From the beginning, Real Estate Express set out to be a leader in online education. We do more than help you get your real estate license. We also give you the insights and tools you need to thrive in your new career.

January 2021

We adopted a new, safe way for students to learn following the COVID-19 pandemic: livestream classes. Taught in real time from any device, livestream classes allow students to complete pre-licensing, post-licensing, or continuing education courses without ever setting foot inside a classroom.

January 2016

We unveiled our new brand identity and adoption of the hummingbird as our company symbol. Employees become obsessed with hummingbirds!

October 2014

So proud to welcome our new sister company, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, to our brand family. They are the leading trainer of real estate agents working in the upper tier residential market. Our company just got a whole lot classier.

May 2014

Real Estate Express joins Colibri Real Estate, a family of esteemed education brands that seek to launch, advance, and elevate industry careers.

June 2013

real estate agents trained

December 2012

We expand into even more states and welcome our newest additions: Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana.

October 2011

Launched the most highly rated and effective course to prepare aspiring real estate agents to pass their real estate exam. Key insight: mastery of state-mandated course material and mastery of state exam material turn out to be two different things!


Real Estate Express founded

For two decades, Real Estate Express has helped more than 200,000 aspiring real estate professionals launch their career. And all along the way we’ve stayed true to our mission to help you achieve more. We are dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience to you so you can be among the best in your field.

Our brand promise:

Through our courses, Exam Prep Master program and extensive information and guidance in our Career Hub, we help our customers achieve more as they launch their real estate careers.

Introducing Colibri, our hummingbird

Pronounced Co-LEE-bree. Who knew hummingbirds are among the smartest, most maneuverable, and most powerful fliers of all birds on the planet? We think the hummingbird is a fitting symbol of aspiration and achieving more in your careers. Click the plus symbols to reveal some cool facts!

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The only bird that gets its strength from the upstroke.

(Soars just like we imagine our customers doing when they learn more.) Hey, that's our logo!

Largest brain of any bird by percent of body weight.

One smart bird with a high capacity for learning (like our customers!)

The hummingbird is a prolific cross-pollinator,

vital to the reproduction of flowers. Notice the flowers throughout our website? The real estate business has a vast cross-pollinating effect on our economy and people's lives, ensuring the exchange and enduring care of homes, buildings and land.

Has a cool scientific theory named after him: The Hummingbird Effect.

It's when one innovation triggers many more. It was inspired by hummingbird wing adaptations over time.

Spectacularly nimble and fast as it flies.

Who among us hasn't been dazzled by the lightening quick reflexes of a hummingbird? Then said to ourselves, wouldn't that be amazing to do?

The most maneuverable bird of all.

Hummingbirds can fly backwards, upside down and hover in place. Fitting, because we think the more you learn the more you can maneuver in your career.

 More than 350,000 real estate professionals got their start with Real Estate Express.

About Colibri Real Estate

Colibri Real Estate empowers agents and brokers to start or advance their careers by offering real estate’s most comprehensive, flexible learning solutions. As the leading education company for industry professionals, Colibri has helped millions of individuals pursue and achieve more in their careers. We’ve done this by providing custom education solutions and recruitment resources to thousands of brokerages, schools, and other organizations.

Our education suite includes comprehensive content and curriculum, expert instructors, and robust classroom resources through our family of real estate schools and innovative online learning platform. We also offer the industry’s first widely available livestream learning courses, where students can get a real estate education without ever leaving home. 

To support every career stage, Colibri Real Estate and its family of brands deliver learning solutions nationwide, like: education for those just getting started, license renewal, broker license upgrades, and professional development and advanced specialty certifications.

Colibri Real Estate is part of the Colibri Group, an education company comprised of elite brands that provide learning solutions to licensed professionals.