About Us

Marcia Darvin Spada believes that every individual who wants a real estate license, and is willing to put in the effort, should obtain one. Since she founded her real estate school, the Albany Center for Real Estate Education in Albany, New York and began writing textbooks thirty years ago, she has assisted thousands of students in obtaining various real estate licenses and complete continuing education requirements. This has been an important life mission for her and continues to be. The Albany Center for Real Estate Education is a New York State licensed real estate proprietary school based in Albany, New York founded by Marcia in 1987.

Marcia is also a nationally known real estate author and educator and has written many real estate textbooks, some of which are their 5th or 6th editions including those used for real estate licensure courses and exam prep in New York and New Jersey. Other textbooks include those used nationwide for the home inspection license and real estate exam prep. Her textbooks are published by OnCourse Learning. Marcia holds a B.A. and M.A in English from the University at Albany and a B.S. in Real Estate Studies from Empire State College. She is a member of the Authors Guild.

Textbooks by author Marcia Darvin Spada include:

  • New York Real Estate for Salespersons
  • New York Real Estate for Brokers
  • Cram for the Exam! Your Guide to Passing the New York Real Estate Salesperson and Broker Exams
  • 30-Hour Remedial Course
  • New Jersey Real Estate for Salespersons and Brokers,
  •  Cram for Exam: Your Guide to Passing the New Jersey Salesperson and Broker Exams
  • National Exam Prep: The Smart Guide to Passing
  • The Home Inspection Book: A Guide for Professionals
  • Environmental Issues and the Real Estate Professional

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our history

1978

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1983

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1989

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1992

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2005

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Today

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