Meet Our Instructors

Principal Instructor, Kristie Betancur

Realtor, Certified Distance Education Instructor, E Pro, PSA Certified

Kristie Betancur is the co-owner and the principal Instructor for Betancur Family Real Estate School in Russellville, Arkansas.  Betancur is a Certified Distance Education Instructor. She has earned the distinction of a Pricing Strategy Advisor and is E-PRO certified. Kristie has been selling real estate for Coldwell Banker James R Ford Associates since 2013 and has earned associate broker status.

Betancur is part of the Betancur Family Team at Coldwell Banker James R Ford Associates  with her husband, Derrick and her daughter Katlin. Betancur’s teams have been award winning in their industry. 

“I decided to open Betancur Family Real Estate School in the River Valley because potential agents needed a quality school option that is local and available for immediate learning,” said Betancur. Betancur says her many years of teaching experience coupled with her love of real estate helps her to guide her real estate students to pursuing their real estate career goals. 

Kristie Betancur has taught in public elementary education for 14 years. Betancur currently serves as curriculum lead and literacy coach for her public school district.

Betancur received her Masters of Business Administration  (MBA) from University of Redlands in 2000. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations & Marketing from Troy University in Troy, Alabama in 1997. Betancur is married to Derrick Betancur. The couple has three daughters, Katlin, Rebecca and Gabby. The family calls Russellville home with their Boykin Spaniels named Koda and Kimber.

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