Meet our instructors

 (Who are also Real Estate Brokers)

Introducing Mari Sandoval, a proud Idaho native and one of our esteemed instructors. Her expertise comes from her dedication to learning and holding several designations including GRI, CSR, SFR, and CDEI, She is currently pursuing her GSI certification this summer. She holds the prestigious role of one of only two facilitators for True Colors™ in the state of Idaho and is a distinguished graduate of the 2023 IRLA program. Beyond her dedication to real estate and education, Mari finds joy in traveling, staying active with workouts, and cherishing moments with her grandchildren.

Krista Pol is an Associate Broker at Genesis Real Estate and the proud owner of Krista Pol Real Estate. Since 2013, Krista has been a cornerstone in the Boise, Idaho, real estate market, synonymous with trust, expertise, and unparalleled customer service. Her academic achievements and professional credentials highlight Krista’s extensive knowledge of the real estate sector. With a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and respected qualifications such as the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Additionally, her role as a pre-license instructor further emphasizes her comprehensive insight into the complex nuances of the real estate market, particularly within the diverse landscapes of Idaho. Raised in Idaho, Krista offers her clients a unique insider perspective, whether they are exploring dynamic urban areas or seeking the tranquility of rural settings. Her expertise, spanning a broad spectrum, ensures clients find their ideal property, aligning with their lifestyle and aspirations. Krista’s portfolio, boasting over 200 successful transactions, highlights her proficiency in rural properties, seamlessly facilitating the urban-to-rural transition. Krista is known for building lasting relationships with clients, understanding their unique needs, and ensuring a smooth transaction. She infuses her professional, balanced approach with warmth, humor, and a commitment to finding properties that meet and exceed her clients’ expectations. As a Boise relocation specialist, Krista excels in assisting clients in discovering their ‘IdaHOME,’ offering expert guidance and personalized service. Her approach extends beyond the professional; it’s about creating connections and finding homes that resonate with her clients’ lifestyles and dreams. In Krista Pol, clients find more than a realtor; they discover a dedicated partner in their real estate journey, promising not just a property but a home that is in harmony with who they are and what they aspire to achieve.  

Experience the fun educational prowess of Joshua Harbst, an influential figure in the domain of Idaho real estate instruction. Having established his roots in Idaho in 1993, following a childhood as a military dependent, Joshua’s connection to the Gem State runs deep. Fate led him to Pocatello, where he crossed paths with his future wife.  Together, they migrated west to Boise in 2003 after a few years in Texas.

Since 2016, Joshua has captivated students with his engaging and lively teaching style, drawing on his firsthand experiences as an active broker and salesperson to bring lessons to life.  Josh’s style reflects those experiences and he infuses each session with real-life events and happenings, making complex concepts relatable and understandable.As a licensed Realtor since 2004 and a pivotal figure in Idaho’s real estate education landscape, Joshua’s expertise shines through his involvement in the annual instructor conference and his role in shaping the current pre-license curriculum.


His passions extend beyond the classroom and his personal pursuits add to his vibrant persona. Embracing Idaho’s natural beauty, he conquers snowy slopes on his snowboard, navigates rugged mountain trails on his bike, explores scenic hikes, and revels in water adventures on Idaho’s lakes and rivers. Off the beaten path, Joshua enjoys friendly competition on the tennis court, showcasing his versatile nature both in and out of the classroom.

Joshua Harbst’s dedication to enriching minds, coupled with his adventurous spirit, makes him a standout figure in the world of real estate education. Join him on a journey of learning and discovery, where every lesson is infused with knowledge, energy, and a touch of Idaho’s outdoor charm.

We are a premier idaho Real Estate education provider


We will keep pushing and improving until we provide the best learning experience for real estate agents in Idaho.  Our goal is to incorporate fun in learning and ensure that our methods and practices instill knowledge that carries into our industry and maintains a high level of professionalism.

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