The Real Estate Academy of Idaho is proud to be driven by a dedicated team of instructors.  When choosing where to advance your education, the delivery is almost as critical as the content in ensuring that you become the best version of you.  Our instructors have a depth of experience and knowledge that is unparalleled, and they are committed to you.

Eric Johnson

Director of Training

Eric has been a Realtor® since 1995 after receiving a Business degree from Washington State University. During his career he started as a sales associate specializing in residential new construction and re-sale he quickly became one of the top sales associates. In 2003 he transitioned to being Managing Broker/Owner then became the Designated Broker of a large brokerage in 2014. Throughout that time he trained and mentored hundreds of new agents. His success as a trainer has led him to his current position as Director of Training for Real Estate Academy of Idaho-North Idaho and Real Estate Academy of Washington.

Eric’s passion for the industry is exhibited in the classes he teaches using humor and real examples to give context to many of the principles that help launch a successful career.

Kristin Von Till - Instructors - Real Estate Academy of Idaho North

Kristin Von Till


Kristin originally hails from Kansas but spent over 15 years in San Francisco immersed in the music industry. She traveled the world, working closely with well-known recording artists and engineers, and managing record labels. Her focus and goal was to help musicians find the intersection of art and commerce in order to reach their career goals. She finally settled in North Idaho and a career in real estate. She conducts her real estate and instruction activities with honesty, care, and expertise.



Laura Carbonaro


Laura has been an active Realtor since 2016 and holds a secondary education degree in math and science from Eastern Washington University and she enjoys helping students in achieving their goals.  She first came to the Coeur d’Alene area in the early 1990’s and knew from the moment she arrived that this is the place she would call home. Her and her husband enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer such as hiking, kayaking, cycling, skiing and just getting out in nature. She grew up on the east coast in Maryland and much of her family still resides there, including her lovely daughter and her family.