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 Beacon 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 since 2013. Kristie is currently an associate broker for Moore and Company Realtors in Russellville, Arkansas.

Betancur is part of the Betancur Family Team at Moore and Company Realtors  with her husband, Derrick and her daughter Katlin. Betancur’s teams have been award winning in their industry. 

“I decided to open Beacon 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 public education teaching experience coupled with her love of real estate helps her to guide her real estate students to pursue their real estate career goals. 

Kristie Betancur has taught in public elementary education for 17 years. Betancur currently serves on the curriculum team and is an instructional coach/facilitator for her public school district.

Betancur received her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas in 2021 and a Masters of Business Administration  (MBA) from the 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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