About Us

About The Real Estate School

The Real Estate School was founded in 1976 and purchased by its current owner, Donald R. Haven, in the early 1990s. Don was a teacher at the school at the time of purchase, and has been the school's Director ever since.  

The Real Estate School is a family business. Don's wife, Earlen Haven, ran the office for many years until Don's daughter, Kelby, came on board in 2006. Kelby is now the Director of Education and manages both the office and the classroom activities. 

Over the years, the family has expanded the school’s course offering to include salesperson licensing courses, as well as continuing education and broker-level courses, in both New Jersey & Pennsylvania. If fact, The Real Estate School has been offering continuing education classes in Philadelphia, PA since 2009.  Most recently, we have added an initial licensing course for PA Salespeople out of our beautiful new classroom in Northeast Philadelphia.   

THE Real Estate School has a variety of convenient locations in NJ and PA.  Our main classroom is located at Camden County College's Rohrer Campus on Rt. 70 in Cherry Hill, NJ.  We recently added an additional classroom on Red Lion Road in Northeast Philadelphia.  These are the two locations available for students who want to get licensed as a Real Estate Salesperson.  For those who are already licensed, we run continuing education classes in Cherry Hill, Blackwood, West Windsor (Princeton Area), Woodbridge and Parsippany, as well as Philadelphia.


About our Director and Head Instructor, Don Haven

Over the last 25 years, Don Haven has helped (literally) thousands of men and women begin successful careers in real estate. Don has been active in the industry since 1970, having owned and operated a real estate brokerage firm as well as mortgage, title and property management companies. His expertise spans industrial, land sales and commercial brokerage, as well as residential real estate

Don has edited most of the major real estate textbooks & has even been asked by the NJ Real Estate Commission to draft & review questions for the State Licensing Exam. His dynamic (& highly entertaining) teaching method has made him an extremely popular instructor, but above all Don is widely respected for his extensive real estate knowledge. Having taught 20+ courses per year for the last 25 years, there are very few other instructors who could hope to touch his level of mastery of the subject.


Certification & Affiliations 

The Real Estate School is licensed by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission and the PA State Real Estate Commission.

We are members of the Gloucester Salem County Board of Realtors and the South Jersey Investors Group.