Freedom Real Estate Institute

An educational institute approved for pre-licensing that provides live virtual, pre-licensure real estate courses which equip participants with the knowledge to sit for, and pass, the state’s real estate license examination. Participants will be awarded a certificate at the end of the seven (7) week course upon successful completion of the final exam.

The program is geared towards adults of all ages, who are interested in becoming real estate agents, either full-time or part-time. All classes will be held virtually (via zoom) due to the pandemic. The final exam will also be held online.

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About Us

Freedom Real Estate Institute was founded by practicing real estate agents who also have direct roles as instructors. In addition to administering an effective curriculum, they also impart knowledge and skills they have gained from their personal experiences over the years.

Here at Freedom Real Estate Institute, the goal is to provide students with a solid foundation upon which they can build exciting and rewarding careers which allow them to live life by design. They will have unlimited income potential, flexibility to set their own schedule,and the ability to play a meaningful role in the lives of others by helping to make their dreams come true.

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To offer students, who aspire to reach their highest potential, an inclusive classroom environment where they are provided with the tools which will enable them to successfully complete the Connecticut, state-approved, real estate pre-licensure courses.

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Persons from diverse backgrounds enjoying productive, successful, and fulfilled lives as they pursue prolific careers in real estate.


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Amina Blake-Foreman - Co Founder & Instructor
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Amina Blake-Foreman


A real estate professional with an abundance of years in the field that brings a wealth of experience as both a Co-Founder & Instructor for Freedom Real Estate Institute.

Amina has worked in diverse roles in the industry for over 15 years. Starting out as only an intern at a real estate office as a teenager, she went on to become a leviathan in the field. As not only a team leader in the corporate office and founder of a real estate agency, Amina is an inspiration and memorable standard of what is possible with diligence and dedication.

Her passion and background of teaching with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the Central Connecticut State University, has enabled her to teach from high school, all the way to coaching real estate agents which combines her two loves – teaching and real estate.

A great listener and motivator with an outstanding reputation in leadership and refined communication skills, Amina is able to identify with her students and show how they too, can be successful.

“The reward for me isn’t just about the money and the big life, it’s about knowing I was able to help other people achieve their dreams.” – Amina Blake-Foreman.

Barbara Clerice - Co Founder & Head Instructor
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Barbara Clerice


A dream maker; she is the beacon that successfully guides buyers and sellers through the real estate transaction. 

Real estate was introduced to Barbara in 2003 as a means to keeping busy after a layoff from working as a legal advocate in the courts. Little did she know she would find her passion and become an accomplished broker in the Greater Hartford area where she serves a myriad of buyers and sellers. 

Prior to joining Keller Williams Realty in 2019 she was the broker & owner of BC Elite Realtors LLC. 

Barbara is also in the top 20% of agents at Keller Williams Realty and serves on the 2021 Agent Leadership council, recognizing the value and trust her clients place in her, Barbara strives each day to exceed their expectations. 

Passionate about giving back to her community, in 2011 she was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House and is a very active member in the Economic Development Committee at the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors, and in the Greater Hartford NAACP where she serves on the Economic Development Committee, Barbara serves as the 2021 Vice-chair on the Bridge committee and 2021 Vice-chair on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. Barbara is committed and dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for people of all cultural orientations.

Steve Jones Jr. - Co Founder & Mentor
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Steve Jones Jr.


A graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and minor in real estate, Steve has eleven years working in the real estate industry; first as a single agent and currently as CEO and rainmaker of a team has provided him with a plethora of valuable experiences. 

As an instructor at Freedom Real Estate Institute, Steve is able to complement the course material with the knowledge, experience and skills he attained over the years. Steve brings to the classroom the same level of commitment and passion he utilizes in his work life and firmly believes that he succeeds when his students succeed. 

Hard work and diligence as a real estate agent are stepping-stones to a happy and fulfilled life and his desire is to see people achieve financial independence, so that they too can, help someone else and thereby make the world a mutually better place.