Instructors for course:

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Adesina Adeyemi
Livestream Available  Shine Adeyemi is a Multi-Lingual REALTOR®, CE Course Instructor, Social Media Marketing Expert and Speaker based in Atlanta, GA and fluent in English, French, Polish, Yoruba and Fon languages. Shine has been involved in a lot of self-learning, tests and research of Social Media Marketing. He has taught hundred hours of Social Media Marketing within the last year and continues to teach on a regular basis. He personally generated more than one thousand five hundred leads in 2017 from Social Media Marketing. As a Certified Ad Marketer, he shares his unique techniques and tips with other business owners that are interested in generating the most number of leads with the least amount of money. His class is definitely a Game Changer that can be applied to any industry. View List of Courses

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Angela Kidd
Livestream Available ABR, AHWD, GRI, PSA, e-Pro, C2EXAngela Kidd has been licensed since January 2005, and is the Managing Broker of a busy real estate firm in Macon, Ga. She is very involved in the state and local Boards, community and serves on multiple GAR committees including sitting as the Chair of the Forms Committee for 2022 and the Chair of Professional Development for 2024. Angela has enjoyed serving on GAR committees; State and Local, Brokers Council, Conference Committee and Professional Standards. She is a certified GAR and NAR Mediator. Angela has served her local board as the Vice President of Professional Development, RPAC Chair, Community Events/Fundraising Chair, Education Committee Chair,Circle of Excellence Committee, Awards Committee, Grievance/ Professional Standards, Young Professionals Committee. Angela believes that you never stop learning, she logs an average of about 30 hours of CE and professional development classes each year. She has been teaching contracts specifically “deep dives” into individual forms in multiple offices for most of her real estate career. View List of Courses

Ann Cyphers
Livestream Available (Teaches Code of Ethics w/commercial real estate focus.) CCIMAnn, President of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., has been extremely active in the Atlanta commercial real estate sector for many years completing hundreds of sale and lease transactions for local and national companies during her 30-year career. Prior to forming her own company, Ann was Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle, with responsibilities that included training, new business development and the marketing and leasing of Class A office buildings. Ann has been a GREC certified instructor for over 20 years teaching sales and broker prelicensing courses, post license courses and continuing education. She earned her CCIM (Certified Commercial Member since 1998) and is a graduate of Georgia State University. Ann has served on several real estate boards and received numerous awards including the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Development of the Year Awards and Shining Light Award. View List of Courses

Bart Watts
678-962-5000  Bart Watts is a Partner of the law firm, McMichael and Gray, P.C. and has been practicing real estate law since 1985. Bart is the Managing Attorney for the firm’s Eagles Landing Stockbridge office. Bart is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the Georgia Bar. Additionally, Bart is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association. Bart has been awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Real Property. Bart earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry Resources at the University of Georgia and receive his Juris Doctor from Paul M. Herbert School of Law at Louisiana State University. Outside the office, Bart enjoys playing golf, gardening, and vacations with family. View List of Courses

Beth Mclendon MAis the founder of Communication Keys. She has an Associate degree in Sociology, a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a MAR in Theology with a concentration in Counseling. She is currently pursuing her PhD in counseling. She first worked for Personality Insights to train businesses, governmental agencies, organizations, schools and families to enhance their success and their enjoyment in life through gaining communication skills. While there, Beth was the Senior Editor and Director of Communications. Through Personality Insights Institute, Beth became a certified Human Behavior Specialist. Today, she still works in association with Personality Insights. View List of Courses

Brandon Nichols
678-643-6081 ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI, LMCBrandon D. Nichols, REALTOR®, ABR®, AHWD®, e-PRO®, GRISM, LMC, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from the Southern College of Technology in Marietta. Currently, he is pursuing an online Master of Science in International Real Estate degree through Florida International University’s Business School in Miami. Brandon is a licensed Instructor in Florida & Georgia and Managing Principal and Founder of NOVED BROKERS, Inc. In addition, he holds a State Registered Appraiser classification in Georgia. He is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors®, the Georgia and National Real Estate Educators Associations (GREEA/REEA). Additionally, he is a member of the Cherokee, Georgia, and National Association of Realtors®. View List of Courses

Bridgette Freeman
Livestream Available  Bridgette Freeman is an Associate Broker with eXp Realty licensed since 1997. Her goal is to educate, inspire and empower others to build wealth in real estate. Her career spans from banking and finance to real estate becoming one of the first and youngest female Vice President for a national restaurant chain. She left her corporate career to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors working in real estate sales, new construction, commercial and property management. Using her experience and love for people, she is a corporate trainer and professional speaker. Bridgette has taught thousands and continues to share her love to educate, empower, inspire, and ignite change in those who take her courses, workshops, webinars, and training sessions or as a keynote speaker. She uses the same methods to assist buyers, sellers, investors, builders, developers, and banks with seamless real estate transactions. As an investor and Project Manager herself, she has insight to assist clients with investment properties. Bridgette was the former Director of the Luxury division and named an appointed trainer for the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist designation in the state of Georgia. With all her accolades, Bridgette is the Director of Wealth of Knowledge Academy. The school offers more than 50 online and in-class courses. The latest accomplishment is Author. The book C.E.O. Child, Entrepreneur, Owner allows adults to teach children easy principles of business ownership. It’s being sold on Amazon and A graduate from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Management and speaking designations from Toastmasters International makes it evident she is an effective communicator and will work in the best interest of her clients. Bridgette remains active in the community while serving on various boards of directors and committees. Her desire to serve continued as she ran for the Henry County School Board in 2018. Bridgette enjoys outdoor activities, loves to travel, learning new things, and spending time with family. View List of Courses

Brittany Dodge  I am originally from Jacksonville, Fl but have lived up and down the Eastern Coast. I have a wildlife ecology background with an MS in Biology from Clemson University as well as a Master Naturalist certification. I was previously a sea turtle and alligator research technician with South Carolina DNR then was the Head Naturalist for the Ford Field and River Club in Richmond Hill, Ga where I worked extensively with the Real Estate team and local developers to inform prospective new owners about the land around them they would be purchasing, ease their minds about wildlife issues (like alligators) and educated them on issues like green infrastructure and landscaping for wildlife. I now work as the Coastal Training Program Coordinator with the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, bringing science to local decision-makers and informing professional groups on best practices that focus on the coastal Georgia environment. View List of Courses

Buddy Weston
Livestream Available GRI, CRBis a broker with The LeCraw Company. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he served as President of his fraternity, SAE. Upon graduation, he served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Buddy has been elected President of two metro-Atlanta boards, DeKalb Association of REALTORS® in 1978 and Atlanta Board of REALTORS® in 1994. He has served both boards over the years as Director and Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee. He also served as Metro Regional Vice President of GAR, as well as Chairman of GAR’s Professional Standards Committee. Buddy was President of GAR for 2004. He is currently a director of NAR, as well as a member of the NAR State and Local Issues Committee. Buddy is active in various community activities, but his all-time, number one love is little league baseball, which he coached for ten years. Married to Judy Brantley Weston, they reside in Atlanta. They have two sons (one Georgia Bulldog and one Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket). Buddy trusts his 6 grandchildren will make the right choice! View List of Courses

Candice Pasha
4707671688  Candice Pasha provides an unparalleled level of service in the greater Atlanta Luxury Real Estate Industry. Not only your friendly neighborhood REALTOR®, but she's also a Georgia Native. Candice and her team believe that every client is royalty and should be treated accordingly. She has represented her clients in property management, luxury single-family residential home listings and sales, newly developed subdivisions, and commercial as well as residential leasing. With enthusiasm and boundless energy, she pursues the highest goals for herself, her team, and her clients. A skilled and certified negotiator, who combines personal style and sensitivity, innovative ideas with bottom-line results, she's refined the art of real estate with experience, knowledge, and success. Currently, she is the Associate Broker and the client/agent relationship manager at LaGrone International Realty, a mother of 3 amazing boys and a wife to the "best husband in Georgia". Candice lends her expertise to the agents on the team as the Instructor for the upcoming LaGrone School of Realty. She is also a member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. You can trust that you've made the right decision with Candice Pasha. View List of Courses

Carmen Blanchard-Stitt
Livestream Available MRP, PSA, C2EX, SFR, e-PRO, ABR, CRB, GRI, RENE, SRSCarmen obtained her Real Estate Salesperson's License in 2014, Associate Broker's License in 2018, and a Prelicense Instructor License in 2020. Carmen is experienced in all realms of the Real Estate Business and has assisted client's in purchasing and selling vacant land, lakefront, residential, commercial, investment properties, as well as Property Management for Commercial and Residential Investment properties. Carmen is a certified instructor for the Georgia Association of Realtors - Partners In Education, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Realtors - Center for Real Estate Development and Real Estate Business Institute. In 2021, the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association recognized Carmen with their “Rising Star” award. Carmen holds the Military Relocation Professional Certification, Pricing Strategy Advisor, REALTORS Commitment to Excellence Endorsement, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource and e-Pro Certifications. In addition, Carmen holds, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Management, Graduate REALTOR Institute, Real Estate Negotiation Expert and Seller Representative Specialist Designations from the National Association of Realtors. View List of Courses

Carol McGinnis-Yeje
Livestream Available  Carol McGinnis-Yeje, ABR, ABRM, ALC, ASR, CIPS, CNE, GREEN, GRI, SRES, was licensed in Georgia in 1981. She acquired her real estate broker’s license in the mid-80’s. Her experience varies from condo-conversions and multi-million-dollar apartment buildings to on-site sales. Carol has managed real estate offices and now focuses on her training talents. She is an approved GREC pre-license instructor, GAR instructor, and Certified Negotiations Expert Instructor. Carol has written and taught many CE courses for in-class and for online schools and was a convention presenter at REEA (the national Real Estate Educators Association). As a Certified TV Producer, hosting her own TV show on a local cable channel in the early 90’s, and as an internationally-known singer/songwriter, Carol incorporates entertainment in all of her seminars and has been ‘tagged’ a “memory in motion.” Carol’s philosophy is: “We all learn better when we enjoy the experience.” View List of Courses

Carol Moson
Livestream Available  Carol Moson started selling real estate while teaching high school biology. It didn’t take long for her to realize the earning potential was much greater in real estate and that the only boundaries were the ones you set for yourself. Carol has served as a President of her local Association. At the State level, Carol has chaired the Course and Instructor Development Committee, Grievance Committee, and the Professional Standards Committee and serves as an RPAC Trustee. She is especially honored to have served as GAR’s Chair of State and Local Governmental Affairs Committee for 2016. Carol is the author of the GRI Core Courses of Risk Management and Skill Building, 2 of the 3 Core GRI courses and is GAR’s 2017 Instructor of the Year. Carol believes education is extremely important no matter what your field of expertise is and, because teaching still in her blood, she became an instructor for NAR, GAR, and local boards. Carol is a CRS and holds multiple other designations. Carol has been a managing broker, trainer, and mentor but most important to you is that she is still an active REALTOR®, listing and selling with all the same challenges all of you have. View List of Courses

Carolyn Roan
Livestream Available  Originally licensed in the State of New York in 1986, Carolyn Roan has been an active REALTOR® with Dalton’s Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty since 1991. She is an Associate Broker at her firm and has earned her ABR, CRS, and GRI designations. Carolyn was this year’s GAR Forms Committee Chairperson. Carolyn’s resume includes serving on GAR’s A&O committee in 2018-2019, GAR Region 1 Director in 2016-2017, and involvement on various GAR committees during that time. On the local level, Carolyn served as the Carpet Capital Association of REALTORS® President in 2014, has held the post of Treasurer since 2016, and has previously been CCAR’s REALTOR® of the Year. She is a firm believer and invests in RPAC. In Dalton, Carolyn has served on various community and charity boards. Her current involvement includes the United Way of NW Georgia and Dalton’s Historic Preservation Commission, of which she is also past Chairperson. She sings in her church choir and plays handbells. Carolyn is a Graduate of Leadership Dalton-Whitfield and GAR’s Leadership Academy. View List of Courses

Charles "Chuck" Tolbert
706-306-3605  has been involved with different aspects of the construction industry for the last 20 years. He was employed by one of America’s largest manufactured home builders, and has worked with builders to help oversee construction of new homes. Chuck is currently self-employed as a home inspector working in the Augusta market and a partner in BTM Management Heating, Air and general repairs. He has been involved in the Georgia Dream program, in which he works with future homeowners, and also with Fort Gordon, helping with home ownership and maintenance. He educates agents and future home buyers and sellers on what a home needs in order to qualify for FHA and VA financing. Chuck is also a member of the largest inspection association InterNACHI. View List of Courses

Cheryl King
Livestream Available  Cheryl is a real estate closing attorney the Director of the Infinity Institute. She frequently provide presentations to attorneys, mortgage companies and real estate companies on negotiation, financing, loan fraud, contract creation, contract interpretation, cybersecurity, and social media. She is an instructor for the Georgia Association of REALTOR®’s Partners in Education Department. She co-hosted the Home Radio real estate radio show on iHeart Radio and currently co-hosts the REALsmart real estate podcast. She published a monthly newsletter on Linkedin and on her website. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. While attending the University of Richmond, she was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Technology and was named the University of Richmond’s “Woman Lawyer of the Year” by the National Association of Women Lawyers. She and her husband are both Louisiana State University alumnae and there daughter is currently at LSU studying engineering and computer science. View List of Courses

Cheryl Maree
706.495.4293 MBA, CSP, AHWDCheryl is Proprietor and Licensed Georgia Real Estate Instructor of Top Notch Academy of Real Estate, and Qualifying Broker of Cheryl Maree & Company LLC. She serves on the Board of Directors for Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA), where she is Chair of GREEA’s Events Committee: Mid-Year Instructors Symposium. Cheryl is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Georgia Association of REALTORS®, and Dekalb Association of REALTORS®. She is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB®), and she is a recipient of the 2021 National Emerging Leaders Award. Cheryl has earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. With 25+ years of leadership training and development expertise, excellent skills and experience in adult classroom instruction, mentoring, and coaching, she designs, develops, and conducts motivational and leadership seminars, retreats, conferences, and symposiums. Cheryl has a zeal to empower people to realize and maximize their highest potential both professionally and personally. Cheryl is a certified member of The John Maxwell Team of Executive Leaders, Coaches, Teachers, and Speakers; a Certified Human Behavior Trainer; and a Certified Facilitator of Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." With the At Home with Diversity® Certification of NAR, Cheryl is a real estate professional with expertise that transcends cultural barriers. Additionally, she has certifications and designations as Certified New Home Sales Professional – CSP, Cartus Network Affinity Specialist – CNAS; Buyer Specialist – CNBS; and Marketing Specialist – CNMS. Cheryl enjoys traveling, dancing, singing, and laughing-out-loud as she celebrates life to the fullest every day. View List of Courses

Chetaun Smith
478-235-2884 ABR, MRP, CDEIChetaun Smith has been a licensed REALTOR® in the Georgia area since December of 2016. She received her Broker’s license in February of 2022. Chetaun has been a mentor to new agents who joined Maximum One Platinum REALTORS® for two years and continues to encourage and lead new agents by assisting them in creating successful real estate transactions. Chetaun has earned the designations of Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Military Relocation Professional. She earned the Real Estate Educator Certification through Pro- Vision’s Academy June 30, 2023, and became a Certified Distance Education Instructor through the International Distance Education Certification Center on July 11, 2023. As an instructor with GREC School #6915, Real Estate Academy of America, and GREC School #5813, Pro-Visions Academy, she has taught the Real Estate Technology and Marketing Secrets CE Course #62636 and Mastering Customer Service for Real Estate Agents CE Course #76341. Chetaun is the President and CEO of Vision 20/20 REALTORS® LLC and Vision 20/20 Consulting & Coaching, LLC. She has experience in writing professional resumes and coaching career minded individuals on how to obtain employment and gain promotion in the workforce. Chetaun has successfully taught small groups of professionals at various corporations via online and in-person webinars regarding professional resume writing and interviewing tips and skills. She obtained her Master of Business Administration in May of 2013, published her first book, “You Got the Job, Now What? A How-to Guide to Landing the Job and Keeping It” in December of 2019, and her first journal, “The Mind of a Real Estate Business Owner Journal” in December 2022. View List of Courses

Chris McCaleb
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Chuck Jonaitis ABR, SRSI have been in the Real Estate industry since 1992 and am approved to teach ABR and SRES designations, along with license law, contracts, safety, and code of ethics. I have been a pre-license instructor, broker instructor and a manager of a real estate firm. I was an investigator with the Georgia Real Estate Commission and bring that experience to the classroom. View List of Courses

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Cory Begeal
404-202-6705  Cory Begeal moved to Georgia from New York. His passion was to help and protect people so he started his professional career with the DeKalb County Police Department. During his six years with the department he received numerous commendation letters. He was picked to train new officers by becoming a field training officer. He was also selected to be on the DeKalb County S.W.A.T team. In July of 2006, he made a career change. He joined the newly established Sandy Springs Police Department. Since joining the new department, he has conducted S.W.A.T training instruction, including compiling training data, writing lesson plans, developing training scenarios, and ensuring national training standards are met for a team of thirty (30) operators from four different Police Departments. In 2010, he formed the Sandy Springs Police Explorer Post 59. Recruiting and mentoring young adults ages 14-20. The program is for young men and women interested in learning about careers in law enforcement. SSPD Post 59 is considered one of the top competitive explorer posts in the southeast. The Law Enforcement Explorers Association of Georgia honored Cory as Explorer Advisor of the Year. In 2011, he became a narcotics detective in the Special Investigation Unit. He has worked undercover, dealing with informants as well as conducted surveillance and the arrest and prosecution of narcotic offenders. The Special Investigations Unit (Narcotics) unit received the Chiefs Unit Citation for outstanding work in special investigations during his tenure. View List of Courses

Courtney Holman
Livestream Available  Courtney Holman helps her clients understand the various nuances of real estate, whether buying, selling or investing in a home or property. Getting her start in the financial sector in 2005, she has a unique understanding of how to help her clients fulfill their real estate goals and dreams. Early on, Courtney knew that she wanted to understand the best strategies to help people. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Georgia State University. Her passion for educating others led to her completion of a Master’s in Education with a concentration in Adult Learning from Central Michigan University. A firm believer in continuing education and surrounding oneself with people who are smarter, Courtney followed the direction of her mentor to pursue Real Estate, where she could make a greater impact and difference in the lives of people she was working with. Courtney went on to receive her certification from the National Association of Expert Advisors which allowed her to hone her skill of helping people attain their real estate goals. Knowing that first time homebuyers and sellers can feel overwhelmed with the process, she educates and works with her clients so they can make the best and most informed decisions. Being passionate about sharing knowledge, she also offers resources to aid in navigating through their entire real estate journey. Courtney is co-author of the book "The Ultimate Real Estate Survival Guide" along with Ron LeGrand and other industry experts alike. She is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and a Certified Home Buying Advisor through NAEA and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. View List of Courses

Curtis York
770-861-5053 ABR, CBR, CTM, GRI, C-CREC, e-PRO, SRS, Curtis York received his Georgia real estate license in 1994 and began selling real estate in 1997. He is currently licensed as a Broker in Georgia & North Carolina. In 2002 he was approved as a Pre-license, Broker and Continuing education instructor. His experience in real estate varies from managing, selling and listing residential real estate to luxury homes, commercial investments, property management, and consultation transactions. In 1998 he received the Coldwell Banker Buckhead Broker “1st Year Agent Achievement Award.” Curtis is a graduate of Rutgers University with a major in both History and Business Administration. He is also a 2003 graduate of the Clark Atlanta School of Business Commercial REAP program. To add to his many accomplishments Curtis is a prior Military Captain (P) in the United States Army, Signal Corps and a Lifetime member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., NAREB Million Club Recipient, and a member of Dekalb Board of REALTORS®. Since 2004 he has taught the Georgia Instructor Workshops, pre-license and continuing education courses for The Georgia Training Center (AREU), Kennesaw State University, The Georgia Institute of Real Estate and throughout the metro Atlanta area. Curtis is the past Chairmen of the public relations committee for the Empire Board of Realtists. He has served as the Managing Broker for Apollo Associates Realty in Stone Mountain, GA and Associate Broker to many other real estate companies. Curtis is a charter member of the 5 Star Elite Toastmaster Club in Covington, GA and he is currently the Broker/Owner of The York Realty Group located in Tucker, GA, Senior Instructor for American Real Estate University and Director of the York Real Estate Institute. He has earned the following designations/certifications: Premier Luxury Marketing Consultant, Notary, MCNE, ABRM, CBR, CTM, CRS, C-CREC, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, SRES, SRS, TCS, MRP. View List of Courses

Danielle Montgomery & Nayna Mistry (co-teach)
706-868-3400 office;  Danielle Bolte is a Planner with the Columbia County Planning Department. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Environmental Planning and Design in 2014, and has been employed with the County since September of 2014. In 2018, she achieved AICP certification with the American Planning Association. Danielle’s previous employment experience included tutoring during her undergraduate work at the University of Alabama Huntsville, as well as teaching test prep classes while at UGA. Nayna Mistry is a Planner with the Columbia County Planning Department. She graduated from The University of Manchester in UK with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture Degree. She has been employed with the County since September 2007 in the Planning Department. Nayna’s previous employment experience includes working at several private Architecture Practices in UK and a local office in Augusta. She has run her own private Architecture practice in UK from 1994-2004 including a variety of residential and commercial projects. View List of Courses

Danny Amberson
334-214-0777  Danny obtained his Georgia real estate salesperson’s license in 1990 and his broker’s license in 1995. He currently works as an active Broker/Co-Owner of RE/MAX Champions Realty in Columbus and Phoenix City Alabama, where he serves the public in Alabama and Georgia. Danny has been a managing broker with RE/MAX since January 2000 where he currently manages five sales associates and draws on his experience as a broker as well as his experiences as a sales associate. This experience allows him to provide examples of practical application of principles taught in the pre-license course. Danny has been active in the REALTOR® organizations. Danny has served as President, Columbus Board of REALTORS®, State Director, Regional Director for Region Six Director(2012-2013) with the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and currently serves as a GRI Dean. His real estate education includes meeting the requirements and receiving the Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI) designation, the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation, and the e-PRO certification – a certification presented by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for demonstrating an expertise in knowledge of real estate marketing with the internet. Prior to beginning his career in Real Estate, Danny served as a Blackhawk instructor pilot in the United States Army before retiring in 1992 He has an Associate’s Degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Aviation Management. View List of Courses

David Del Priore
Livestream Available  David Del Priore’s passion in life is helping others. He uses his passion and dedication to ensure you have the answers to all of your real estate questions. The real estate business is constantly changing and agents must keep up with the industry to be successful. David started his career in real estate as a young an assistant, and over the years worked his way to being an instructor. He took several years off to serve his country as a Military Police Officer after 9/11, and served with Honors for almost ten years before retiring. He also earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Strayer University. He is a proud member of the following organizations and societies: American Legion, East Metro Board of REALTOS®, Georgia Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS®, Georgia Real Estate Education Association, Golden Key International Honor Society, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. View List of Courses

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Debbie Coble
770-722-5664  Debbie Coble is a career law enforcement officer with over 24 years of experience in the Metro Atlanta area. She has worked in a number of capacities during her career, the majority of which have been devoted to personal safety and crime prevention. As a detective, Debbie specialized in working cases involving crimes against women and children. As a school resource officer, she developed and implemented specialized training courses designed to teach students about cyber safety and personal safety. Finally, as a team leader in hostage negotiations, Debbie gained extensive experience diffusing incidents involving hostages, barricaded subjects and suicide threats. For the past 11 years, Debbie has created and overseen the Community Services Programs Division for the Johns Creek Police Department. Designing and implementing programs in Crime Prevention. Debbie’s true passion, however, is engaging women and teen girls through training courses that focus on personal safety and self-empowerment. This training program called READY – Women and Teen Safety & Self- Defense has taught to hundreds of women and teens. Debbie’s many courses include Cyber Safety, radKIDS, Active Shooter. Debbie holds certifications as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Instructor, FBI-LEEDA/Life Lock Identity Theft Instructor, PTSD Responding to Retuning Veterans Instructor, Emergency Medical Instructor, radKIDS Instructor, Georgia POST (Police Officer Standards and Training Council) Instructor, Crisis/Hostage negotiator, and CART (Child Abduction Response Team) CEPTED (Crime Preventions Through Environmental Design) and many more. View List of Courses

Deborah Prange
Livestream Available  Deborah Prange, CRB has coached and managed over 2000 agents in her career and guided those agents through countless successful real estate transactions. Deborah’s experience in brokerage management, sales, international relocation, single-family, multi-unit, and high-rise property management gives her broad perspective into real estate and helps her bring a very diverse and broad range of experience to the classroom. Deborah holds a Georgia Real Estate Instructors license, is the current President-Elect for the Cobb Association of REALTORS®, PIE Instructor, GIRE Instructor, serves on the GAR Education Committee, Current Chair of Leadership Development Cobb Association of REALTORS®, 2018 REALTOR® Of The Year for Cobb Association of REALTORS®, Past Chair of RPAC Cobb Association of REALTORS®, Past Chair and Vice President of Finance, Membership, Professional Development and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Who’s Who in Real Estate,” “Top 50 Brokers in Atlanta,” “Top 100 Brokers in Atlanta.” Deborah served six years as a Director of the Atlanta REALTORS®. Deborah has spent her career closing real estate transactions, coaching, teaching and supporting successful real estate agents throughout the Atlanta area. Real Estate is her passion, and her goal is to always create an exceptional learning experience in every classroom and to empower, inspire, and ignite passion in those she educates, trains and coaches. View List of Courses

Debra Betolatti
Livestream Available MCNE, CHBS (RENI Certifications)Debra Betola􀆫, a seasoned real estate broker and instructor licensed since 1994, stands out not only for her experience but also for her mo􀆟va􀆟on and support for others. As a former actor, she brings crea􀆟ve flair to her work. Fluent in Spanish from her upbringing in La􀆟n America, she adeptly engages diverse clients. Her background and unwavering commitment to empowerment posi􀆟on her as a respected real estate authority and an inspiring influence on peers and students. View List of Courses

Debra Forrest
470-418-2343  Debra Forrest is a Georgia Certified General Real Property Appraiser and REALTOR®. She is a Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® and the Founder and Principal Analyst of Forrest Consulting & Associates, Inc, a commercial real estate brokerage and analysis firm. Ms. Forrest has an extensive background in analyzing commercial properties and has spent over 20 years in real estate appraisals and valuations. She has completed assignments for financial institutions, government agencies, attorneys, and investors. In addition, Ms. Forrest has served as a Hearing Officer for Fulton County, Georgia Board of Equalization from 2012 to 2021. She presides over commercial property tax appeal cases having decided Fair Market Values for properties in excess of $250 million. Many of the decisions routinely include some of Metro Atlanta’s most prestigious “Trophy” high-rise offices, Class “A” luxury multi-family developments, and national brand hotels. Ms. Forrest graduated from the University of Mississippi with her Bachelors of Business Administration in Real Estate and always endeavor to provide services with integrity, prudence, and commitment. View List of Courses

Demetria Hines  Senior Instructor, York Real Estate Institute Dynamic, energetic, knowledgeable and ready to help you reach your goals. Demetria Hines, your favorite Real Estate BFF, has over 12 years experience consulting in the professional real estate industry. She is a graduate of Alabama State University where, not only did she pledge Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. but also obtained her B.S. in Elementary Education graduating with honors. Shortly thereafter, Demetria obtained her Master of Arts degree in Instruction in only 12 months from Central Michigan University. From there Demetria combined her years of education and youthful passion to serve as a dedicated school teacher for the greater Metropolitan Atlanta area for more than 4 years. Currently, Demetria is an Associate Broker at PalmerHouse Properties, a part-time instructor for York Real Estate Institute and a freelance social media manager; establishing clear and trusted communication with all my clients and potential clients. I am your one stop shop when it comes to small business solutions, social media marketing and real estate. While having left the classroom many years ago, her passion for education and instruction have never left her; whether it is providing high quality service and home buyer education or stellar instruction with continuing education for licensed real estate agents. View List of Courses

Donna Cade
Livestream Available  Donna Cade is an accomplished real estate professional with extensive experience as an Associate Broker, Instructor, Coach, and Mentor. She is actively involved in the Dekalb Association of REALTORS, holding positions such as State Director and Committee Chair. With a strong commitment to excellence, Donna has achieved RPAC Crystal R Major Investor status and holds numerous designations and certifications, including GRI, SRS, ABR, MRP, PMN, and AHWD. She has also earned recognition as a C2EX Ambassador and participates as a mentor in the NAR Spire Program. Donna's passion for sharing knowledge led her to serve as a full-time coach/instructor at BHGRE Metro Brokers and Senior Instructor for York Real Estate Institute. Her dedication and integrity prioritize her clients' interests, while her precision and expertise have earned her the reputation of "The Go-To Realtor with the Precise Touch!" Donna's commitment to the real estate industry is inspiring, and she hopes to continue making a lasting impact. View List of Courses

Dr. Cynthia Davis
Livestream Available  Cynthia is a personable business professional, diplomatic and tactful in connecting with people. She is flexible, versatile, poised, competent and able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Cynthia maintains a high energy level and is a self-motivated individual with the ability to organize and see finished products in their incubation stage. She has a varied and long background in education which crosses multiple platforms. In the classroom, her presentation and delivery skills are quite engaging and involved. Her real estate career began in 1982 and has included being an agent, current owner- broker of ALERT Properties and owner- Director of ALERT Real Estate School. She served as the 2016 President for her local real estate board, East Metro Board of REALTORS. In addition, she served on the Professional Standard Committee and currently serves on the Professional Development Committee with the Georgia Association of REALTORS (GAR). View List of Courses

Dr. Danette O'Neal

Livestream Available  Dr. Danette O’Neal, LEED educator, HGTV alumna, entrepreneur, and trainer is the Broker/Owner of Danette O’Neal Realtors (DOR) with offices in the Greater New Orleans and Atlanta Metro areas. DOR specializes in residential and commercial sales, leasing and property management. With more than 25 years in real estate, she regularly lends her expertise to nonprofit organizations expanding their missions, as well as to her own The Jericho Housing Corp. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and Administration, a Masters in Public Administration both from Walden University, and a M.A. in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a Professor and SME for Strayer, RealtorU, and Argosy Universities in the Schools of Business, Real Estate and Public Administration. Dr. O’Neal is serving on the 2015-16 State and Local Issues, Research and Public Policy Committees for the National Association of Realtors. Her research interests include: water rights, environmental justice gender in the workplace, nonprofit management, and asset retention in socioeconomic vulnerable populations, and the use of income maintenance programs as poverty reduction strategies. View List of Courses

Dwayne Hicks
Livestream Available ePro, ABR, GRIDwayne Hicks became licensed as a Real Estate Sales Associate in the state of Georgia in January 2003. He joined his brother, Scotty Hicks at United Country West Georgia Realty one month later. In June 2010, they merged companies with Mitt Conerly, Sr. of Real Estate West to form Metro West Realty. Dwayne continues to serve as managing broker and is the owner of the firm. He has served as the 2008 & 2014 President of the West Metro Board of REALTORS. He was chosen as West Metro Board REALTOR of the YEAR in 2005, 2010 & 2017. He also received the Spirit Award from the Board of REALTORS in 2008. Dwayne earned his ePro designation, ABR designation is a graduate of GRI. He is also licensed in Alabama. Dwayne and his wife, Tina live near Roopville, just south of Carrollton. They are active members of Southern Hills Christian Church, The Church at City Station - Carrollton, Georgia. They have five grown children. Dwayne earned his real estate licensure from Barney Fletcher Real Estate and also obtained his Broker’s license from the same school. Dwayne served as a student pastor for just over 20 years. Dwayne earned a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Johnson Bible College as well as a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Georgia. He taught as adjunct professor in Youth Ministry at Point University (formerly Atlanta Christian College) for over 18 years. He has a passion for teaching and helping others grow and learn. He loves camping, boating and hanging out with his family. He also enjoys singing and playing songs on his guitar that honor God. View List of Courses

Edith (Edie) F. Haney
770-841-2725  was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1993 after graduating from the State University of West Georgia and Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (JD, cum laude, 1993). Edie was a member of the Mercer Law Review and Honor Court Chief Justice. She was a recipient of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing and American Jurisprudence Awards in Commercial Transactions, Business Associations and Professional Responsibility. Since joining Tisinger, Vance, P.C. in 1993, Edie has developed her practice in Taxation, Estate Planning/Administration and Probate. In addition, she has gained expertise in general business law including contract negotiation and preparation, business entity selection and formation and business planning for Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Partnerships. She also practices in the area of Real Estate Transactions, including residential and commercial closings, zoning and land use planning and related issues. She is a member of Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA), the Carrollton Bar, the Coweta Circuit Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Real Property and Fiduciary Law sections of the Georgia State Bar. View List of Courses

Everett Goethe
9122721550 GRI, DDP, SPAMy experience in the selling, managing and investing in real estate spans a period of over 30 years. My father before me was an entrepreneur who invested in real estate, both residential and commercial. I grew up collecting rents, helping maintain property, and writing contracts. I bring a lot of real world experience to the teaching arena. In 2003 I earned my agents license and in 2005 I earned my Broker license. I currently own American Realty & Property Management Co. in Savannah, Ga. Designations earned: Broker; GRI; DPP (Distressed property professional): SPA (short sale professional) and hold an instructor license issue by the Georgia Real Estate Commission in 2004. Prior to becoming licensed, I traveled the Southeast USA establishing new distributors for a national sales company. My responsibilities included setting up new distributors and conducting training seminars where I taught salespeople how to market products. My formal education includes a BBA from Armstrong State University as well completion of the Xerox School of sales and the Proctor and Gamble Sales School. I am involved in my church as a member of the board of deacons and an active Sunday School teacher for over20 years. View List of Courses

Frank Mears
706-394-5600 ABR, ABRM, CRB, CSP, GRI, SFR, SRSFrank Mears ABR, ABRM, CRB, CSP, GRI, SFR, SRS Frank Mears entered the real estate profession as a sales associate in 1977, obtained his brokers license in 1984 and has sold real estate in Georgia, South Carolina, and California as well as managing offices in Georgia and California. A recognized speaker on agency, negotiations and sales skills, Frank delivers over 200 presentations a year and has trained thousands of sales associates from coast to coast. Frank is a nationally accredited instructor for the National Association of REALTORS® and is certified to teach NAR designation and certification courses nationally. Frank also serves on the Georgia Real Estate Commissions Education Advisory Council and was an instructor for the commissions instructor development workshop. Frank also served as a GRI Governor and was named “2002 Instructor of the Year” by the Georgia Association of REALTORS®. In 2005 Frank was inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Buyers Agency Councils “Hall of Fame” for his contributions to buyer representation on a state and national level. In 2007 Frank was named "Educator of the Year" and in 2018 given the Robert Jones “Distinguished Career Award” by the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. Frank earned the "Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the International Federation of Professional Speakers (IFPS). View List of Courses

Fred Bumpass
Livestream Available Certified Public Accountant Fred Bumpass has a real passion to help his clients keep more of what they earn, stop unnecessary wealth transfers and thereby build their personal wealth to sustain both their business and personal lives. Fred received his B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and became a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Planner and personal financial coach. In addition to starting and building two CPA businesses, Fred has also been a financial and operational controller for an architectural/engineering firm. Fred is an international speaker, having taught financial principles to tens of thousands in the United States, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Peru and Venezuela, while on full-time staff with Crown Financia Ministries for 10 years. During the Crown years Fred also founded Crown University, created and delivered 4 different 5-day courses to a growing national field staff of 130. Since 2012 he has focused on working with real estate agents and has led many training sessions in brokers’ offices and for the GA Association of Realtors. Fred is married to Marie (the proverbial high school sweetheart), has two sons and beautiful daughters-in-law, and currently five awesome grandchildren. View List of Courses

G. William James
478-227-7679  G. William James, one of the industry's most respected and influential training professionals for business development, productivity, and mobile technology. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, William has dedicated his career to helping individuals and businesses succeed by sharing his expertise and insights through training and coaching programs. Throughout his career, William has developed a reputation for presenting great ideas and processes that positively impact people's lives and businesses. His extensive knowledge and experience in real estate continuing education, coupled with his passion for teaching, make him an exceptional instructor, able to inspire and motivate his students to achieve their goals. William's training programs are designed to help real estate professionals improve their productivity, maximize their potential, and keep up with the latest technologies and trends in the industry. His focus on business development and mobile technology ensures that his students have the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today's fast-paced, competitive real estate market. View List of Courses

Garry Adams  is a licensed REALTOR® and a Certified Operator in Household Pest Control and Wood Destroying Organisms. With over 12 years in the pest control business, he currently serves as Director of REALTOR® Services for Northwest Exterminators. He is also a Certified Instructor with the Georgia Real Estate Commission and Director of Northwest Exterminating School. He resides in Marietta, Georgia. View List of Courses

Genie McGee
Livestream Available  I have over 21 years of experience in the Reverse Mortgage industry. I began my career in the industry in 2002 with Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation and have since held reverse mortgage sales positions with several leading lenders. I currently serve my clients as a Senior Vice-Present at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. I only offer reverse mortgages for both refinance and purchase. I love sharing my knowledge of how housing wealth can be strategically incorporated into a sustainable retirement plan and put to work to help retirement to be fun. I’m happy to speak with anyone interested in planning for a better retirement, aged 62 or older, their family or trusted advisors. I also am an ATD Credentialed Master Trainer. I have enjoyed delivering training to clients, real estate agents, lenders, builders, financial planners and other business partners about the reverse mortgage industry. I share about the appropriate use of housing wealth and various products and their uses. I have trained a variety of professionals in both a virtual environment and face to face. I enjoy sharing my industry knowledge and providing sales training on a variety of topics around serving the growing Baby Boomer population. I have lived in Atlanta, Georgia for the past 35 years. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, exercising, creating art, writing Children's books and traveling overseas for service and mission opportunities. My husband, Jimmy and I are the parents of three sons. For me, the best part of my work as a Retirement Mortgage Specialist is being in a position to impact someone's life in retirement. I’m quick to point out, "My goal is to help retirees have better and more sustainable retirement. What I do truly makes a difference!” My LinkedIn Profile: My Facebook: Genie loves sharing her knowledge of how housing wealth can be strategically incorporated into a sustainable retirement plan and put to work to help retirement to be fun. She’s happy to speak with anyone close to age 62 or older or their family or trusted advisors. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communication and a minor in Textiles from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Genie also is an ATD Credentialed Master Trainer and has enjoyed delivering training to real estate agents, lenders, builders, financial planners and other business partners about the reverse mortgage industry, appropriate use of housing wealth, various products and uses. She has trained a variety of professionals in both a virtual environment and face to face. She enjoys sharing her industry knowledge and providing sales training on a variety of topics around serving the growing Baby Boomer population. Genie has lived in Atlanta, Georgia for the past 34 years. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, exercising, creating art, writing Children's books and traveling overseas for service and mission opportunities. She and her husband, Jimmy, are the parents of three sons. For Genie, the best part of her job as a Reverse Mortgage Planner is being in a position to impact someone's life. She is quick to point out, "What I do truly makes a difference. I love that!" My website: My LinkedIn Profile: My Facebook: View List of Courses

Gina Wilson
404-403-4663  Gina Wilson has a passion for educating others, especially about the mortgage process. She has counseled and educated hundreds of home buyers over the years. Gina is a graduate from the University of Central Texas with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In 1990, Gina began her career as a Loan Officer in Dallas, Texas while working for major corporations. Over the years, she has hosted numerous seminars and workshops on how to qualify for homeownership for buyers, Civil and Non-Profits organizations and more. She has been awarded as a Competent Communicator by Toast Masters. From 2000 to 2013, she was a licensed REALTOR® and in 2005 she obtained her Associate Brokers license. Gina is currently the Founder and Executive Director of Mortgage Steps. She resides in Atlanta and is currently a HUD Certified Counselor and Consultant where she educates others on how to best qualify for homeownership in today’s market. In her spare time, Gina reads and volunteers through her sorority and church, for organizations such as Must Ministries. View List of Courses

Gregory McCord
404-784-2392  Gregory is an Atlanta native earning his Georgia Real Estate License 1999, Broker License 2003, and Instructor License 2019. Gregory is the Broker/Owner of Lamar Real Estate Group LLC. He was top producing Associate Broker with RE/MAX for 12 years, a top producing salesperson with Coldwell Banker Buckhead Brokers for 3 years, and an approved REO/Bank Owned (foreclosure) listing agent for Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Fannie Mae and 2008 Life Recipient of DeKalb Association of REALTORS® Pinnacle Award. Gregory owned and operated several successful tax businesses in DeKalb County, GA for 15 years and sold to H&R Block. After the premature death of his daughter Courtney E. McCord, an educator on July 4, 2015, Gregory wanted to honor his daughter. His wisdom attained in real estate, along with the knowledge gained throughout his years as a professional business owner, has allowed him to continue her legacy as an instructor. Learning is easy when it’s taught by people who love what they do, Real Estate is Gregory's profession, and he loves it. Gregory looks forward to classrooms with students he can impact with his wisdom, knowledge, and help them enhance their real estate careers. Gregory is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA), Georgia REALTORS (GAR), and an instructor for the GAR Partners in Education Program. He believes in connecting with nature and promoting sustainable life choices. One of his favorite quotes is “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” William Arthur Ward. View List of Courses

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J. Glenn Brown  is a real estate attorney in Athens, Georgia having maintained an active residential real estate closing practice since 1979. Glenn graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a BBA in Real Estate and Urban Development. While attending the University, Glenn obtained his real estate license at 19 years of age and worked in the property management department of Smith, Boley, Brown, Inc. He is an affiliate member of the Athens Area Association of REALTORS®. He is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. In addition to practicing law in the area of real estate, he is an approved mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and maintains an active private mediation practice. View List of Courses

Jamie Platt Lyons
Livestream Available  Jamie Platt Lyons is a partner at the law firm of Lazega & Johanson, LLC with a passion for teaching. She is a veteran community association attorney with a sense of humor and energy rarely matched in the legal field! Jamie regularly teaches and publishes about timely topics in the community association industry and has received many awards for her classes and her commitment to the community association field. Jamie is a past President and Board member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association and has obtained her Gold Certification in teaching from the national Real Estate Educator’s Association. Jamie is a past Board Member of the Community Associations Institute of Georgia and has served as Chair of numerous committees since becoming involved in CAI in 1993. She is honored to be one of the few Georgia attorneys admitted to the industry’s prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers. View List of Courses

Jan Britt
Livestream Available  Jan Britt has been helping her clients stage their homes for over 20 years. She loves working with her staging client’s. Jan is able to help her client’s stage their home to sell it quickly and do it on a budget. She is an Award-Winning Staging Educator. Jan is also Interior Designer, Published Author, Window Treatment Specialist, Professional Stager, Educator, Senior Relocation Design Expert. Jan works in Marietta and the surrounding Atlanta area. She has appeared multiple times on HGTV. She has been awarded “Adult Teacher of the Year” for the State of Georgia. Jan is honored to star in her own Television show “The Decorate with Jan Show”, on channel 519. Jan Britt Interiors has been featured multiple times in magazine and newspaper articles. She has enjoyed being a guest on a variety of radio shows. Jan writes and teaches multiple courses for Kennesaw State University, CCPE. Some of these courses are staging and interior decorating. Jan Britt has been a Staging specialist for many years. She developed and wrote a course on staging, which she teaches all around the State of Georgia to Real Estate agent's and investors for continuing education credit. Jan is a speaker for real estate agencies, women’s groups and church groups. View List of Courses

Jana Paterson
678-986-7225  Jana Paterson is a Georgia-licensed attorney who lives in Decatur, Georgia. Graduating from Georgia State University College of Law in 2008, Ms. Paterson has spent her career focused on real estate and tax, finding special interest in the intersection of the two. Ms. Paterson has worked in many facets of the real-estate industry, from many years of residential real estate closings to managing evictions for a large, national client. She currently works in a tax controversy practice where she finds great satisfaction in helping clients manage the overwhelming stress of taxation issues. When not working, Ms. Paterson enjoys gardening, hiking, and reading. She is active in animal welfare; she often opens her home to foster pets, and helps run a small non-profit organization that provides funding for spay and neuter surgeries for community cats. Ms. Paterson enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially on a warm afternoon on a shady patio. View List of Courses

Jimmy W. Mercer
404-804-1637  Jimmy W. Mercer, M.S. President and founder of JWM & Associates, LLC, specializes in consulting and training in the areas of Personal and Physical Threats, Workplace Violence, Self Defense, Workplace Separations and many other security related topics. Jimmy served as a Senior Manager, Corporate Security for a Fortune 500 corporation in charge of Investigations and Training and is a former career Law Enforcement practitioner who served with distinction for a period exceeding thirty-one (31) years. The last nine (9) years of his command he served as Chief of Police in the greater Atlanta area. Jimmy holds a Masters of Science Degree in Sociology with emphasis in Criminology and a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico Virginia and the DEA National Training Institute, Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Gavin De Becker Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy and has studied under Park Dietz, Robert K. Ressler and many other notable behavioral experts. He is a former Police Instructor for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and an adjunct professor at South Georgia College & Waycross College. Jimmy has served in numerous Professional Designations such as: International Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He has testified as an expert witness and has extensive media experience having appeared on CNN, 20-20, ABC News with Peter Jennings, Today Show, with Jack Ford, Fox Network with Paula Zahn, Fox Report with Sheppard Smith, NBC, MSNBC with Paula Brown, CNBC with Brian Williams and Soledad O’Brian. View List of Courses

Joe Kennedy
404-307-3726 ASR, ABR, C-CREC, CBRis a former Regional Vice President for the National Real Estate Educators Association and a former President of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. He is a distinguished member of the 1998 Million Dollar Club with the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. Joe is a former commercial and residential appraiser. He is an active real estate broker/member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. He was named Educator of the Year in 1997 by the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. He is now senior instructor for the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association and teaches Instructor Training Workshops for new instructors. View List of Courses

John Mangham
Livestream Available  JOHN MANGHAM, CPA, is the Southeast Regional Manager of Starker Services, Inc., which is the oldest and largest independent qualified intermediary company with offices nationwide. John has supported exchange clients and has facilitated 1031 transactions since 1987. Through in-house presentations, workshops, and courses, John and Starker Services support real estate professionals in their efforts to increase business. Together, they have completed thousands of successful exchanges in all 50 states. View List of Courses

John O'Neill
912-844-4272  prior to joining the ranks of the REALTOR® community, had a distinguished career in broadcasting, having served as television news anchorman, weather forecaster, News Director for Savannah’s NBC television affiliate, and as host of numerous radio shows from the 1960s through the mid-1980s. John serves on the Board of Directors of GAR, is chair of the Course & Instructor Development committee, teaches through GAR’s Partners in Education Program, and has chaired the Education Committee for the Savannah Board of REALTORS® where he is also a director. He and his wife, Judy, owned Tybee Island Realty for more than 16 years. John has sold everything from advertising to used cars. View List of Courses

Johnell Woody
770-331-0016  Johnell Woody is a real estate broker, licensed instructor, coach, trainer, volunteer and pretty good cook. Johnell is passionate about real estate, devoting decades to the industry, all the while promoting the importance of life-long learning. Originally licensed as a real estate professional by the California Department of Real Estate in 1972, there are few areas of the industry that Johnell has not experienced. Her career has provided many unique opportunities that have tempered her insight and approaches to educating prospective real estate agents, as well as "upping the game" of already productive real estate professionals. Johnell is an associate broker with Crye-Leike Realtors, Woodstock, GA and the education director for WESTWOOD School of Real Estate Studies, Inc, Tri-State Academy, Inc, instructor and nation-wide tutor, and subject matter expert to the real estate industry. Johnell holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Cerritos College, CA in business law, real estate emphasis, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kennesaw State University, GA in Integrative Studies with emphasis on psychology, communication and theatre and a Master of Arts Degree in Integrated Global Communication. Johnell also awarded KSU Leadership Program Certificate. Johnell has served on or chaired too many realtor association committees in the past to list. Currently she is a member of GAR Professional Development Committee, Director on the GREEA Board, and Co-Chair of the REEA Education Committee. Johnell is under contract to author a textbook on real estate finance for a California community college. To Johnell real estate is not a job. It is a rewarding opportunity to serve her community, help clients and customers with perhaps their most important investment – home ownership, and to share years of experience to help new agents achieve their concept of success, to include the added bonus of financial freedom. Irony is not lost on Johnell who, as the scientific sort, was emphatic there were two careers she would NEVER pursue – sales and teaching – now she does both! View List of Courses

Joi Bostic
678-428-6107 ABRJoi is a real estate instructor and author of STAND OUT! Put the Real You in Real Estate. Instead of reviewing her résumé, her words when she won the 2019 Partners in Education Instructor of the Year award sum up the essence of Joi. She simply said, “Thank you. I do what I love and I love what I do. And thank you for giving me the opportunity to do that.” View List of Courses

Joy James
770-861-4235  has been in the Financial industry for over 12 years. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1991 with a BBA degree in Marketing. She started her banking career with nBank as a Banking Center Manager, then transitioned into the mortgage industry in 2001. She has been with Guaranty Mortgage Services since 2003 as a Mortgage Loan Originator. Joy was a recipient of the Mortgage Banker’s Association of Georgia Gold Award for Outstanding Production in 2006 and 2007. She also achieved her sales volume goals from her local branch in Buford, GA and was recognized for this achievement in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Joy is involved in many professional organizations; she has been a member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Sales & Marketing Council of the HBA since 2004. She is currently an affiliate member of the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors, Pickens County Board of Realtors, and the Hall County Board of Realtors. She is a 2005 graduate of the Leadership of Forsyth which is a leadership and community focused program. Joy is also involved in several networking groups, including the Cumming Chapter of WOAMTEC, a women’s networking group that selects leaders from the community as well. Joy has recently been certified for both her State and Federal mortgage licenses. View List of Courses

Juanita McDowell
Livestream Available  Juanita McDowell is the President of InMotion Consulting, a training firm that delivers over 200 workshops and seminars to agents, entrepreneurs, and corporate employees across the nation every year. She is a REBAC Certified e-PRO Instructor, a Train-the-Trainer Instructor, and a member of the GRI Faculty in multiple states. In 2010, 2011, and 2016 the Georgia REALTORS® chose her as their “Partner in Education Instructor of the Year.” In 2013 she was named “Instructor of the Year” by the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. In addition to REALTOR® associations, other businesses that have hired Juanita include AT&T, LG and the CDC. Juanita is a YouTube Partner with over 2 million views on her videos. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and she volunteers as a Technology Partner for Habitat for Humanity. View List of Courses

Judge D. Parker
Livestream Available  Judge earned his Georgia Real Estate license in 1998 Broker license in 2001 and Instructors License in 2010. While actively selling real estate, Judge achieved annual sales high enough to place him in the Multi – Million Dollar Club. Judge has handled real estate transactions in numerous areas, including first-time buyers, investment properties, foreclosures, residential resale, luxury homes, commercial resale, and commercial property management. He is an approved Georgia Association of REALTORS Partners in Education Instructor and has served as 2015 President of Metro South Association of REALTORS. Also, served as 2017 GAR Forms Committee Chairmen and was named 2018 & 2022 State of Georgia Instructor of the Year by the Georgia Association of REALTORS. Additionally, he was awarded a grant from the Research and Recovery Fund from the Georgia Real Estate Commission to teach Broker Responsibilities and Managing a Georgia Real Estate Trust Account to Brokers and Agents licensed in Georgia. Judge has spent countless hours training/instructing thousands of real estate professionals locally and around the State. View List of Courses

Karen Loftus
Livestream Available GRI, SRSKaren was born and in raised in NJ, graduated with a degree in secondary education from Mansfield University, and prior to moving to Georgia, was a Probation Officer in an inner city with a caseload of 85 adult males in the projects. More than 30 years ago she moved south and began her real estate career acquiring her Brokers license, Phoenix Award, and Certified Residential Appraiser license along the way. Karen has served on numerous committees for both NAMAR and GAR including as NAMAR President and as a GRI Dean. She has taught pre-license sales and brokers classes, continuing education, cram courses, and appraisal pre-license classes. In addition, she is the most recent author of the textbook: Real Estate Dynamics – A Practical Approach to Licensing. Karen has been honored as the recipient of the Instructor of the Year Award by both GAR and the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. View List of Courses

Katherine Basden
4043998155 ABRtransitioned from a successful career in marketing and advertising sales to real estate with an entrepreneurial spirit and an underlining desire to help others. As a sales associate, she cultivated her selling techniques by focusing on communication, accountability and education. She has developed and administered home buying workshops and sales motivational seminars. As a broker, she has used these skills as the foundation for building her own company. View List of Courses

Kathy Gyselinck  is the Vice President and Director of Sales with Southeast Mortgage of Georgia, Inc., a regional Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and FHA/VA lender. Kathy has been in the retail banking and mortgage banking industry since 1984. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, she began her retail banking and mortgage-banking career. View List of Courses

Ken Malcom
770-833-7251 BSKEN MALCOM, MS, is more than a 30-year veteran of police work and the founder of Personal Security Consultants. He graduated from Troy University with a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Clayton Regional Police Academy. Ken was awarded the 2003 National D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year. Ken Malcom is also an adjunct professor for Georgia State University. Ken teaches safety and drug prevention courses statewide including continuing education and convention courses for GAR. He was selected as the 2006, 2007, and 2016 Instructor of the Year by the GAR Partners in Education program. View List of Courses

Kevin Anderson  was a Regional Training and Sales Manager for LJ Technical Systems, an education company for 9 years prior to entering the mortgage industry. He travels the entire country training teachers and administrators on how to implement new curriculum and materials into the classrooms. Kevin started in the mortgage industry with a small broker shop before going to work at First Horizon Home Loans and then moving to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He is currently Branch Manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Kevin is responsible for developing new relationships with corporations, builders and other affinity partners. In addition, he trains all staff on new products, internal company policies and federal requirements. View List of Courses

Kim Yarrington
Livestream Available GRIKim Presley Yarrington has been a Gainesville resident since 1974 after her family relocated from Dallas, Texas to be closer to family. Kim holds both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master’s in Education, both from the University of North Georgia. After a 12-year career in education, Kim followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a licensed REALTOR® in 2005. She earned her GRI, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, designation in 2013 and earned her Broker’s license in 2015. Kim and her mother, Judy, have a mother-daughter real estate team, “The Presley Team.” Kim is active in her local board of REALTORS® and has served the Hall County Board of REALTORS® since 2008 as local and state director, secretary, vice-president, president-elect, and as president. Kim most recently served with her mother as co-chair of the RPAC committee (REALTOR® Political Action Committee). Kim was also named REALTOR® of the Year for the Hall County Board of REALTORS® in 2014 and received the Hall County Board of REALTORS® Education Achievement Award for real estate instruction in 2018. Kim has been actively teaching real estate classes for over 10 years. She teaches pre-license, post-license, continuing education and non-continuing education courses. Some of the topics include working with buyers and sellers, negotiation, agent etiquette, company systems, lead generation, marketing, goal setting, and hands on workshops on buyer and listing presentations. Kim is a Georgia Real Estate Commission-licensed Real Estate Instructor and teaches Georgia pre-license courses in preparation for the Georgia state licensing exam. Kim and her husband, Neil, live in Flowery Branch with their daughter, Charlotte, one dog and a cat. Kim is an avid boater and loves spending time on Lake Lanier with her family. Kim and her family also enjoy traveling. View List of Courses

Kristy Serkedakis
Livestream Available  KRISTY SERKEDAKIS obtained her real estate license in 1973 and has been involved in all phases of real estate -- listing, selling, recruiting, managing, relocation, training and coaching. She has been a prelicense, postlicense and continuing education instructor for over 35 years. Kristy co-owned Century 21 Across Atlanta, a multi-office company in north Atlanta, for more than 30 years. In 2009, her company merged with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, a 25-office company covering Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Kristy is on the Metro Brokers’ corporate staff and serves as the VP of Career Development. She is active in the Cobb Association of REALTORS®, served as its President for two consecutive terms and was the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. The Georgia Real Estate Educators Association honored Kristy as their 2012 “Instructor of the Year”. Kristy graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Banking and Finance. She is an avid college football fan and rarely misses seeing the UGA Bulldogs play! View List of Courses

Levi Brooks
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Lieutenant Philip John Bradford  is a veteran of the Covington Police Department with over 20 years of service. He has served as Jailer, Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, Narcotics Investigator, VIPER unit Commander and, currently, is the Covington Newton County Special Investigations Unit Commander. Lt. Bradford has been awarded the Webber Seavey Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in 2002. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is an instructor of Defensive Tactics, ASP Baton, O.C. Pepper Spray, and Taser. View List of Courses

Linda Olson
Livestream Available  Linda Olson, REALTOR®, GREEN obtained her real estate license in 2005 and is an active agent in Florida and Georgia specializing in land and commercial. Linda is a course provider, author and instructor in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. She is on the Florida REALTORS® faculty, teaches classes through the Georgia Association of REALTORS® Partner’s in Education program, is a Tennessee Real Estate Commission-approved instructor and provider and is an instructor for NAR’s 2-day Green Designation: People, Property, Planet, Prosperity and the ABR elective course: New Home Construction and Buyer Representation. Linda has been writing and teaching CE courses since 2010. These courses are centered on Environmental Concerns, Green/Energy Efficiency, Commercial Real Estate, Development, Construction, Contracts, Networking, and Negotiating. Linda brings a unique perspective to the real estate field as she has a MS degree in Ecology and 20+ years of experience as an environmental consultant. Linda uses this expertise to assist Owners and Buyers regarding the intricacies of developing/optimizing/selling and buying environmentally-challenged property. Linda also specializes in all aspects of commercial real estate. In addition, for more than 10 years Linda was actively involved with the local Home Builders and Contractors Association allowing her to gain important contacts and knowledge on “green” building techniques and improving a home’s energy efficiency. She has been awarded NAR’s Green Designation. Linda uses these skills to effectively market and sell Green/Energy Efficient homes and to work with buyers to find homes that match their “Green” needs. Please welcome Linda! View List of Courses

Lisa Oden
Livestream Available  Lisa began her career in real estate in 2007, during a very challenging market, during which time learning opportunities were abundant, as traditional transactions were rare. Today’s market brings new and even tougher challenges for licensees, REALTORs and consumers. Education isn’t an option, it’s vital. What you don’t know CAN hurt you, your Broker, and your client. Lisa became a licensed instructor in 2014 and currently teaches pre-license and Continuing Education around the State. Lisa served as the 2021 NAMAR (Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORs) President, the 2020 Forms Committee Chair and has remained active on the committee since 2017 to now. Lisa was an NAR Director for 2020 and 2021, served for two years on the NAR Conventional Finance and Housing Policy Committee. She is the 2022 GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) President-Elect a GAR Director, a Contributing Member to the GAR State and Local Committee and a Member of the GAR Finance Committee. Lisa was the 2017 NAMAR REALTOR of the Year and the 2018 GREEA Rising Star View List of Courses

Liz Bennett
Livestream Available  Liz Bennett is the owner of Perfect Fit Interiors. She began her career as a real estate closing agent, then moved to the financial side of real estate. As Director of Operations for Citizens Home Mortgage in Atlanta, she trained new loan processors while developing and running training classes for employees on new procedures and loan programs. In 2004 she turned a lifelong decorating avocation into a full-time business as she began working with Resource Design and Build. After becoming a professional certified stager, she opened her own business, Perfect Fit Interiors. Competing against 500 entries at the 2007 national conference of the Society of Decorating Professionals, Bennett’s before-and-after entries earned her two national awards: 1st place for Staging and 2nd place for Home Accessorizing. View List of Courses

Mark Pagomenakis
678-886-7699  Mark Pagomenakis is an experienced mortgage professional with almost two decades of experience in a variety of finance roles. Mark began his career in banking and finance in 2001 as a retail bank associate for Atlantic States Bank (now First Citizens Bank); within six months he had been promoted to Branch Manager of a small branch, and within 18 months was promoted to Branch Manager of the largest branch in the company, eventually being promoted to the Business Banking division. During his time at Atlantic States Bank, Mark became proficient in originating consumer loans, home mortgages/equity lines of credit and commercial real estate financing. In 2006 Mark founded First Covenant Financial specializing in origination, processing and funding of commercial and residential mortgages; during this time Mark became gained much experience analyzing business and personal tax returns, financial statements, and finding financing solutions in an ever-increasingly difficult economic environment. In 2010 Mark joined First Georgia Banking Company as a residential loan originator and was regularly acknowledged as the highest-producing mortgage originator in the company. In 2011 Mark was hired by Cole Taylor Bank as a Branch Manager to establish the first mortgage office in Georgia for this company; in 2013 Cole Taylor Bank was acquired by MB Financial Bank. During his tenure, Mark’s branch was regularly recognized as a “Top 10” performer, originating over 1,100 loans during that time. In October 2017, Mark and his team transitioned to Goldwater Bank and he currently manages two branches in the metro-Atlanta area, in Carrollton and Tucker. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in History, and a Master’s degree in Accounting & Finance. View List of Courses

Mark Teytel
Livestream Available  In 1989, at the age of 22, Mark Teytel arrived in the United States (his dream country) as a refugee from the Soviet Union seeking to live freely and with integrity. Mark has served over 25 years as a successful real estate broker. His education, knowledge and tireless work ethic allowed him to become a leader in the Atlanta real estate industry. Many of you may remember seeing dozens of billboards with Mark’s motto: “MARKit UP, MARKit DOWN, MARKit SOLD.” While Mark was completing transactions in any market and serving the community with all their real estate needs, he also was training and advancing many new real estate agents. His valuable resources, wisdom, and insights help them to become successful professionals. Mark's knowledge extends to appraisals and evaluations, selling and leasing, the handling of the distress sale transaction, and the implementation of mortgage lending innovations just to name few. Mark’s extensive experience also includes dealing with corporate REO and relocation sellers, first-time buyers, unique market niches makes him an expert in the ups and downs of real estate industry. Mark is a recipient of several industry awards: Double Phoenix Award, Million Dollar Club Award, and many more. Mark was the 2012 #1 bestselling residential real estate agent in NAMAR. In 2010, Mark became a licensed Georgia Mortgage Originator, in 2017, he co-founded TapMoney Mortgage Brokers, and in 2020 TapMoney Institute. Mark’s passion is to help his fellow real estate professionals to achieve their best performance and compensation possible in the industry. Mark is eager to share his extensive knowledge with peers and clients so they can reach their maximum potential. View List of Courses

Marsha Thompson
678-525-7770  Marsha was born and educated in Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. After several years as a Contract Negotiator with the Department of Defense, she worked as a Marketing Representative with IBM Corp. After 10 years in her best position to date as a Stay at Home Mom, Marsha became a licensed REALTOR®. She loves teaching, though, so she combines being a REALTOR® with her other career as an Instructor for In-Motion Consulting. View List of Courses

Maura Neill
404-919-5565    View List of Courses

Michelle Pettway
678-615-3236 ABR Michelle Pettway is a licensed REALTOR®, Associate Broker and Team Leader of her Team Office, Michelle Pettway and Associates, PalmerHouse Properties. Prior to getting her license Michelle worked as a Property Manager, managing two apartment complexes in Doraville, GA with over 500 units and as a Rehab Supervisor for an apartment complex in Stone Mountain, GA. In 2001, she earned her Real Estate License from GAMLS. Michelle worked for Keller Williams for 12 years and in 2008 began teaching Short Sales to agents. In 2010, she became a Certified Market Center Trainer for Keller Williams University after completing the Train The Trainer Program. In 2012, Michelle earned her Instructor's License from The Georgia Real Estate Commission and began teaching Salesperson Pre Commission and began teaching Salesperson Pre License, Post License and CE courses. Also, in 2012, she opened a real estate school, Real Estate Systems Training Institute, where she currently Instructs Salesperson Pre License, Broker Pre License and CE Courses. Her school offers Online Pre License Courses in 17 states and she writes many of her Continuing Education Curriculums. Michelle is a member of the DeKalb Association of REALTORS® where she has served on the Board of Directors and as President for the DeKalb Network of the Women's Council of REALTORS®. In 2014, she received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the DeKalb Chapter of WCR. To stay sharp she often takes classes from other instructors, attends semi-annual school meetings, travels to Real Estate Conventions throughout the US and is a member of Georgia Real Estate Educators Association. View List of Courses

Mike Nelson
678-825-0412 GRI, RMP, MPMMike Nelson was originally licensed as a real estate salesperson in 1977. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1981 with a BBA in Real Estate and became licensed as a real estate broker that summer. Mike has received the GRI designation from NAR. He is also and a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) from which he has received the Residential Management Professional (RMP) and Master Property Manager (MPM) designations. Mike is an instructor for NARPM and the Georgia Association of Realtors. He speaks and teaches classes around the country for various NARPM chapters and Realtor organizations on the topics of property management and real estate investing. The Georgia Real Estate Commission, our state’s regulatory agency, selected Mike to serve on their Education Advisory Committee to represent the needs and concerns of the property management industry before the Commission. Mike is the managing broker of Excalibur Homes, LLC which is one of a handful of companies across the country to receive the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) designation from NARPM. Excalibur represents over 2400 rental homes in the Metro Atlanta area. View List of Courses

Nakia Brooks
Livestream Available  Nakia is the Region 2 Regional Director of Georgia REALTORS® and a member of the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS® (NAMAR). Throughout his two decades of experience in real estate, he has actively contributed to the real estate community. Nakia has served on every committee at NAMAR, taking on pivotal roles such as Treasurer and President-Elect. In 2023, he had the distinct honor of serving as the President of NAMAR. In addition to this, he has had the privilege of receiving prestigious accolades, including I-85 North Board of REALTORS® Volunteer of the Year, NAMAR REALTOR® of the Year in 2021, and Georgia REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year in 2022. Nakia’s service as a Georgia REALTOR® State Director for over a decade underscores his commitment to shaping the future of real estate in the state. Since 2018, Nakia’s been actively involved in various Georgia REALTORS® committees, and he’s a proud graduate of the Georgia REALTORS® Leadership Academy, class of 2019. Sharing knowledge and empowering others is a fundamental part of his mission. Since 2010, Nakia has served as a real estate instructor, impacting the lives of thousands of students across the state and even nationally. He believes that education is the cornerstone of success in real estate and is proud to have played a role in nurturing the next generation of real estate professionals. His passion for real estate extends beyond state lines. Having served as a National Association of REALTOR® (NAR) National Director for the years 2022, 2023, and 2024, representing the interests of the industry on a national scale. Nakia is a proud investor in the REALTOR® Party (RPAC), and invests at the Golden “R” level, and is a member of NAR’s President’s Circle. He also is the National 2023 C2EX Ambassador of the Year. In every aspect of his real estate journey, from transactions and leadership roles to education and community service, he brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication, and unwavering commitment to his clients and colleagues. View List of Courses

Nick Propps
Livestream Available CNE, CDPE, e-PRO, MRP, CNE, LMC, GDECNick Propps is President of Statesboro Properties and Southern Properties Real Estate Team LLC based out of Statesboro Georgia. He has a passion for helping others and has been a speaker and has been teaching business and in-house real estate classes for more than 20 years. He began his career in real estate at the age of 16 while working as a Property Manager and in-house leasing agent in the Washington DC area where he obtained his real estate license in 1994. He has sold and leased residential and commercial properties of all types over the past 25 years and has represented small and large organizations including Government Agencies, developers and Fortune 500 Companies. Nick was appointed to serve on the City of Statesboro Planning Commission and on the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority where he helped the City of Statesboro revitalize the downtown area and was named a Downtown Visionary for his successful repositioning of numerous downtown properties. He has served on GAR’s Grievance Committee hearing REALTOR® cases and served on the Statesboro Board of Realtors Political Action Committee. He has also presented his local board’s Orientation Class to new agents. He is a graduate of the Georgia Department of Economic Development Class of 2012 and Leadership Bulloch Class of 2011. The Statesboro Herald named Nick as one of Statesboro’s Top 20 under 40 and also selected him to receive the highly regarded Deen Day Smith Service To Mankind Award as a result of his dedication to community service. He is a 1998 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a BBA Degree in Finance and Real Estate. He has also previously served the community as a Police Officer. His certifications and designations include: (CNE) Certified Negotiation Expert, (CDPE) Certified Distressed Property Expert, e-PRO, (MRP) Military Relocation Professional, (CNE) Certified Negotiation Expert, (LMC) Loss Mitigation Certification, (GDEC) Georgia Department of Economic Development – Graduate. View List of Courses

Patricia Johnson
770-789-7678 ABR, AIS, CRB, DREI, GRI, SRESis a licensed Broker and instructor and holds Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, IL and Master’s degree from Georgia State University. Her academic skills, plus over 30 years working in the trenches with successful agents and brokers provide engaging learning experiences for real estate professionals. Pat consults with and teaches for Real Estate Commissions, state and local REALTOR® associations, publishers, proprietary schools and brokerage firms. She has served on REALTOR® state and local committees, as a GRI Governor, on the GREC Education Advisory Committee and on the Board of the Georgia Real Estate Educators’ Association, which honored her with their 2007 Distinguished Career Award. View List of Courses

Philip Ball
954-292-5592  Philip Ball has completed approximately 5 years as the Training Specialist for the City of Miramar Florida Police Department where he taught Officers almost everything from Tactical Firearms to Ethics. He has also had the privilege of teaching Active Killer Response in the local schools as part of the Broward County Active Killer Task Force. Philip is a Certified Police Officer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia and Florida. He has served as a County Deputy, County Police Officer and a City Police Officer for over twenty years. He is a certified Firearms Instructor in Florida, Georgia and with the FBI and a Taser Instructor, Active Shooter Response Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Crisis Intervention Instructor, Incident Command 300 & 400 Level Instructor, Glock Advanced Armorer, Colt M16 & AR15 Armorer, Mossberg Armorer, and a Safariland Less Lethal Munitions Instructor. Philip has held the positions of Training Director, Training Officer, State Certification Manager, Citizen’s Academy Director, SWAT Corporal, DARE Officer, Gang Intelligence Officer, School Resource Officer, Emergency Management Coordinator. In January of 2016, Philip published the “Active Shooter Survival Manual” which selling world-wide and available on He is currently in the second year of a national tour in which he teaches officers, government employees, and corporations Active Shooter/Killer Prevention, Response and Survival Techniques. View List of Courses

Philip Bradford (Contact Ken Malcom)
770-833-7251    View List of Courses

Rich Hart
(404) 597-3139
Livestream Available ABR, GRI, CIPS, e-PRO, QSCRich Hart: Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate Broker, Wealth & People Consultant, Speaker, ABR, GRI, SRS, CIPS, CRB, MRP, AHWD, CIIIS, SRES, RLI, SFR, C-RETS, RENE, GREEN & International NAR/ REBAC Training Consultant Rich is a prominent Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate Broker and Finance/ Wealth Consultant. Specializes in entrepreneurial and corporate business structuring as a “FOCUS Strategy Planning Developer” with Corporate offices in Georgia and New York. Prior to his speaking career, he spent over 35 years as a business executive and entrepreneurial professional in International Corporate America developing and intergrading operating practices for national and international business corporations. His organizational expertise as a Re-Structuring Business Specialist has prominently influenced various business fields of Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Finance, Technology & Real Estate. He is most recognized as a Corporate Business Development Educator & FOCUS Consultant for numerous profit and non-profit entities across the country. Rich is an accomplished International Real Estate Broker, Wealth & Finance Consultant, Speaker, and Instructor for the National Association of REALTORS®, REBAC (Real Estate Buyers Accredited Council), REBI (Real Estate Business Institute) and was inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame in 2016, as well as received the “2019 Distinguished Educator Award” for REBI (Real Estate Business Institute). As a Human Behavioral Resource Consultant, he provides best hiring avenues and people solutions for today's most diverse business environments. As a “Health of Wealth” Finance Consultant, he provides numerous avenues of restoring wealth initiatives to the growing generations. As an accomplished Body Builder, National Certified Fitness and Nutrition Consultant, he brings the “Health of Wealth” to the forefront of the wide world of Personal & Business Development, International Real Estate and Financial Solution Services. More about Rich … As a “Focus Dynamics Consultant”, he engages audiences on a unique journey thatexposes the inner core of belief, that engages individual potential and attaining personal achievement. Exposing the real definition of F.O.C.U.S. (First Opportunity to Create Unlimited Success) when dealingwith the principals of Accountability, Relationships, Adversity, Leadership and Performance… the true driver’s behind today’s ability to FOCUS… What you truly believe is what you will truly achieve! In today’s competitive and diverse environments… “If you don’t own it, you can’t have it …” Rich Hart Highly energized with all the Story, Content, Humor and Entertainment your next program needs. Each program is hand crafted and personalized to your particular goal in mind. Let’s discuss your next event and how we can Initiate, Motivate and Inspire your group to the next level of productivity and profitability to exceed your company’s goals and expectation. It’s the simple moments we treasure that create a journey for a lifetime… Rich Hart View List of Courses

Rich Levin
Livestream Available  Rich Levin, Founder and CEO of his own real estate school and one of the nation’s premier real estate speakers and authors. His field career includes time as a top producing real estate agent, a manager of a company of 700 agents, and owner of a #1 company in his area from 1989 to 1996. Since 1996, Rich has trained agents to become top performers. His agents strengthen every skill necessary for consistent high production and a satisfying personal life. Over 70% of Rich’s clients exceed all previous sales production records, regardless of market conditions, with consistent growth thereafter. Rich’s coaching program is one of two offered through Realtor® University’s School of Professional Development & Continuing Education of the National Association of Realtors®. He has been a featured presenter at NAR, many state conferences and is a member of the Broker Agent Speaker Bureau. View List of Courses

Richard Thomas Guerra
770-235-6872  has been a licensed real estate broker and builder since 1977 and a mortgage broker since 1995. He has owned and operated real estate and residential building companies and was a loan originator for Flagstar Bank. Employed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1972 thru 1987, he held various positions, including Certified HUD/FHA Appraiser, Supervisory Realty Specialist (where he supervised the Detroit HUD Area office Property Disposition program), HUD Block Grant Specialist, and was a member of the Urban Development Action Grant Team. In 1987 Richard became the City of Pontiac Michigan Community Development Director where he supervised all phases of the City of Pontiac Planning, Engineering, Building and Safety, Housing and HUD/FHA Block Grant Divisions. Richard is currently with HUD as a Single Family Program Specialist in the Atlanta Homeownership Center. View List of Courses

Robert Kozlowski
912-441-2835 AHWD, e-PRO, C2EXRobert has been teaching real estate classes for many years. He served on the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association Board of Directors as President in 2022, and was recognized in 2017 as the "Rising Star in Real Estate Education" for his performance as a Real Estate Educator and in 2019 received the “Educator of the Year” award. He specializes in Salesperson and Broker pre-license. He is also an instructor in demand throughout southeast GA on topics such as GAR Contracts, License Law, Home Owners Associations and Ethics. He is known for his energetic, humorous, and fun class atmosphere and welcomes participation from his students. He has written a host of CEU courses for the real estate community. Robert has served as Chair of the GAR State Brokers Council, Chair of the GAR Audit Committee, member of the GAR Technology Committee, member of the GAR Forms Committee (since 2012), member of GAR State and Local, member of GAR Legal Action Committee and serves on the NAR Research Committee. He has served as the President of the Golden Isles Association of Realtors, and the President for the Golden Isles MLS. He is also a member of the Georgia Real Estate Commission Education Advisory Committee. View List of Courses

Russ Morgan
678-414-2420    View List of Courses

Ruth Demeter
706-936-9974 BARuth Demeter is a Distinguished Toastmaster and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). In Canada she taught communication skills to individuals and groups for over 15 years. Her background includes retail management, record-setting sales work, professional fund-raising, and volunteer management. Her company, Ruthink! Creative Communications provides training for verbal and written communication. As a Master Practitioner of NLP, she is able to help others maximize their potential in any area of their life, professional or personal. View List of Courses

Sam Noel  Since 2000, Sam Noel has been the Business Development Coordinator with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). He assists in managing the marketing and program development for the Georgia Dream Homeownership Program. Sam plans and directs implementation of the business development activities that inform lenders, real estate professionals, builders, community leaders, local government, and others about DCA’s homeownership programs. He is responsible for Metro Atlanta, Macon and Columbus areas. Prior to DCA, Sam was a Sales Branch Manager for First Union (now Wachovia). Sam has over 13 years of experience in housing and banking industries. Sam is a graduate of Temple University with a bachelor degree in Marketing and Management. View List of Courses

Serena Henry
Livestream Available  SERENA HENRY has over 12 years of experience in the real estate industry. She is the managing broker for Atlanta Communities–InTown. Before that, she was an Associate Broker, who continuously produced top results. Beyond the closing table, Ms. Henry was, and continues to be, deeply immersed in the legislative aspect of real estate. She is an active of member of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) and Georgia REALTORS® (GAR). The ARA® presented her with the Five Star Circle of Excellence Award in 2010 and the Captain of Industry Award in 2015. Ms. Henry became President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®-Atlanta in 2011. Women's Council of REALTORS® is a nearly 80-year-old national organization that empowers women to become leaders in the real estate community.) WCR®-Atlanta's membership doubled during her term. In recognition of her many accomplishments, the Chapter received the 2011 WCR®-State of Georgia Membership Retention Award and the 2011 National Women's Council of REALTORS® Gold Award, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual Chapter for its leadership and governance. Ms. Henry has served as GAR's Alternate Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman John Lewis; has been a member of the Professional Development Committee which serves the State of Georgia; is a Real Estate Instructor; and has served as a Director of the Georgia Real Estate Educator's Association. Government involvement is not new to her. While she was Chief of Staff for Atlanta City Council, Post 1 At-Large, she worked diligently to support all Council member constituent initiatives. View List of Courses

Shari Broome
Livestream Available  Shari Robertson Broome grew up in the world of real estate watching her Mother navigate buyers and sellers as they achieve the American dream of home ownership. Shari originally chose the appraisal field to begin carving her own path in the real estate industry. She was a Real Property Appraiser from 1994 to 2012. Her portfolio of professional experience for over 25 years includes working with the largest appraisal firm in the Savannah area, owning and operating her own appraisal company for over a decade, working with Real Estate attorneys and acting in the role of an executive assistant for one of the busiest Real Estate Firms in the area. Currently, she is a licensed REALTOR®. Shari was named Affiliate of the Year by the Savannah Area REALTORS® in 2005 as a result of her dedicated work with the RPAC Committee. The Mortgage Bankers Association of Savannah awarded her Affiliate of the Year in 2010 and she served that same year as that board’s secretary. In 2019, Shari was awarded the Savannah Multi-List Corporation, President’s Award. She currently serves as a Director of the Board for the Savannah Multi-List Corporation. View List of Courses

Sharon D. Miller
Livestream Available  Sharon Miller is from Gainesville, Florida (Home of the Gators) and she’s a graduate of St. Leo University. She has been a REALTOR® since 1998. Sharon was a full-time soldier in the US Army retiring as an E-7 Sergeant First Class, where she was a logistician/supply SGT while on active duty. Sharon was past Chairman of Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Committee, By Laws, Rules and Regulations Committee, Education Committee, Global Alliance, C/E Training, and the Savannah Board of REALTORS® Institute. Sharon was also the 2009 President of the Savannah Multi-List Corporation. Sharon is currently an agent with ERA Southeast Coastal Real Estate. Sharon instructs a Pre-License Course, Brokers Pre-License, 25-hour Post-License and Continuing Education courses. Sharon received the “Rising Star” Award from the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association in 2007. She is a continuing member of the Distinguished Sales Society and has two children. In addition, Sharon’s designations and certifications include ABR, RLI, and At Home with Diversity. Sharon wants you to be educated in your business because no real estate commission is worth losing your license or going to jail for. View List of Courses

Sheila Waldron  is currently employed as a Business Development Coordinator with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Sheila is responsible for South Georgia and Coastal Georgia from Savannah to Kingsland. Prior to DCA, Sheila was a mortgage loan originator for 19 years. For the last 9 years, she focused primarily on first-time homebuyers needing down payment assistance and credit counseling. She worked 7 of the 9 years with Consumer Credit Counseling providing homebuyer education on a monthly basis. View List of Courses

Staci Juhan  was licensed in 1994. While continuing her education at the University of Georgia, she worked as a licensed assistant and new homes agent. She completed her bachelor’s of business administration degree majoring in real estate in 1998. After graduation, Staci went to work at SunTrust as a mortgage originator until 2000. Then, she became a buyer’s agent and a builder’s specialist – achieving top-producing agent, and has also trained new agents. She is licensed to teach Georgia’s salesperson pre-license course. View List of Courses

Stephanie Nielsen BRM, ABRM, CCDS, CSP, CRS E-CERTIFIEDis a full-time REALTOR® practicing in Cherokee County. She has been active in three different markets within Georgia and offers a twist to the basic techniques generally known. Throughout her successful career, Stephanie has earned many professional designations. She is active in her local association, serving as President in 2005, and is also active in GAR. View List of Courses

Steve Burge
770-530-4252    View List of Courses

Tammy Tapman
Livestream Available  Tamara Tapman is Vice President and VA/Military Liaison for SWBC Mortgage. As a former Branch Manager and Mortgage Lender Liaison for the Texas Veterans Land Board, for more than two decades, Tamara has been a devoted military advocate, helping veterans take advantage of their benefits and obtain low interest loans. She is a certified Texas Real Estate Commission Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) instructor. Before her employment with the Texas Veterans Land Board, Tamara was Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer and Compliance Officer for two financial institutions. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and a graduate degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin. Tamara serves on the board of the Brooks Development Authority at Brooks City-Base. She is a member of the Association of the U.S. Army, Women’s Council of REALTORS®, San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals. View List of Courses

Terri Straka-Scordas  is the Vice President of Southeast Mortgage (SEM) of Georgia, Inc., a regional Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and FHA/VA lender. Terri has been with Southeast Mortgage for the past 7 years, and since spring 2006, she has assisted with the management of their branch in Duluth, GA. Loan originating has always been Terri’s main focus; however she gained extensive mortgage knowledge by working directly with SEM’s Operations team for approximately 18 months in 2005-2006 to gain a complete understanding of processing and underwriting mortgages. View List of Courses

Tina Vliet
770-365-1171  Following a corporate career in hospitality for over two decades, Tina earned her Georgia real estate salesperson license in 2006, her Georgia Broker license in 2009, and her Georgia Instructor license in 2017. While holding real estate leadership positions for nearly 15 years, with large and small brokerage firms, she has reviewed 10,000s of contract documents for State and corporate compliance, as well as risk management, conflict resolution and agent guidance; and she has taught 1000s of agents and brokers across the State on a variety of topics. Currently licensed as a Broker in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina, Tina is the Managing Broker of an independent firm selling in those States, while also managing her own real estate firm and her own real estate school. She serves the industry by Coaching new Brokers through startup and initial growth phases, and is active through the REALTOR® Association at the local and State levels. Tina garnered her local Association’s REALTOR of the Year Award and President’s Award in 2016, and regularly attends real estate conferences, meetings and webinars to pursue additional knowledge. She is passionate about sharing what she has learned, is a wealth of knowledge, and can engage her audiences through any topic. View List of Courses

Tom Gillett
Livestream Available  TOM GILLETT, REALTOR® Emeritus, has been a mainstay in real estate and appraisal training and education for over twenty years. Having worked as a salesperson, broker, and appraiser for over 40 years in 5 decades, Tom has harnessed that experience and now focuses his efforts in education. Tom is President of The Tom Gillette Company, Inc, and oversees its subsidiaries, the Institute of Real Estate Training and Gillette Real Estate Education. Currently, Tom makes over 200 presentations per year in varied real estate subjects and has authored for companies such as Applied Measurement Professionals, The Psychology Corporation, Thomson-Computaught, Cengage Publishing, Thomson South-Western, the Georgia Real Estate Commission, and pens ongoing articles for REALTOR® Online Magazine. Tom has authored the real estate career manual “Breakaway To Success” and with Charles Jacobus, co-authored the textbook “Georgia Real Estate: An Introduction To The Profession.” His commitment to education has been recognized by the Georgia Association of REALTORS® as he has three times (2003, 2012, and 2013) been the recipient of the Georgia Instructor of the Year award. Additionally, Tom was honored to receive the Distinguished Career award from the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association and named Captain of Industry by his local Board of REALTORS®. View List of Courses

Tyler Reynolds
256-337-1280  Tyler has been a home inspector in the Atlanta area for several years, first working for a volume home inspection company and receiving multiple certificates and training achievements along the way, he is currently a Certified Master Inspector, an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector and a graduate of AHIT’s training program. He currently runs his own inspection company for residential and investment clients. View List of Courses

Velore Brown
Livestream Available ABR, AHWD, C2EX, CIPS, ePRO, GRI, MRP, PSA, PMN, RENE, RSPS MCNE, CNE, CMOE, GSI (REEA Gold Standard Instructor) and CDEI (Certified Distance Education Instructor)Velore Brown has been actively involved in the real estate industry for more than 30 years as an agent, associate broker, managing broker, real property appraiser, Michigan Property Tax Assessor, and educator. She currently owns a real estate brokerage firm in Savannah, Georgia. Velore holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois and has 15-plus real estate related licenses, designations, and certifications. She has served as Scholarship Chair, Education Chair, President-Elect, and President of Women’s Council of REALTORS® Savannah, Treasurer of Woman’s Council of REALTORS® Georgia. From 2018 through 2021 Velore was a member of Georgia Association of REALTORS® Professional Development and Forms committees. She currently serves as a director for Savannah Area REALTORS®, Georgia Association of REALTORS® Leadership Advisory Group, and Housing Opportunity and Diversity Committee. Additionally, Velore holds the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) Gold Standard Instructor (GSI) certification and is a candidate for the REEA Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) designation. She has also earned the Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI®). Her teaching experience includes being a Certified National Instructor with The Real Estate Negotiation Institute, an instructor with Real Estate Career and Development Center in Savannah, GA since 2017, Georgia pre-license instructor with Colibri Group, and owner/director/instructor for Atlantic Real Estate Institute, LLC. View List of Courses

Vickie Rogers
Livestream Available  Vickie S. Rogers, a lifelong learner who loves to share what she knows, earned the prestigious REEA Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) designation in 2024. She was awarded the national Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) 2023 Educator of the Year and the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA) 2022 Educator of the Year. She is a 1992 Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute. She has been a licensed broker/owner in Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia. Her passion is teaching and helping others become successful in the real estate industry. With over 30+ years of real estate experience and 25+ years of teaching Vickie’s classes are interactive and engaging. Come to learn and leave to excel! Currently Vickie is a DREI, REALTOR®, GRI, broker/owner, Licensed Pre-license Instructor, GAR-PIE instructor, Georgia Instructor Training Instructor, Post-License Instructor, CE Instructor, Content Creator for Broker only CE courses and Instructor CE courses, Author, Editor, and tutor. She serves on the GREEA board, Professional Standards for GAR, and the Awards Committee for REEA. Previously she served on the REEA Education committee and taught designation courses for NAR as well as teaching for the both the Mississippi and Florida Association of REALTORS® GRI programs. Education is necessary, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Her favorite topics are Fair Housing, Code of Ethics and License Law. Why? Because they all teach compliance. Courses taught: NAR’s Code of Ethics: Pathways to Professionalism 2-day Cram Course 75-hour GA Salesperson Pre-license course Following courses were written by Vickie: Connect to Collect 25 Post-license Course License Law: How to Keep Your Scales Balanced (3 hr. CE) PLEASE Stop Doing That (3 hr. CE) A professional etiquette course. No Discrimination Allowed! A Look at Federal Fair Housing (3 hr. CE) The Art of Brokerage (18 hour CE course for brokers only) Code of Ethics in Fair Housing (3 hr. CE) License Law: Is That Fair (3 hr. CE) Code of Ethics: Representing the Buyer (3 hr. CE) Code of Ethics: Representing the Seller (3 hr. CE) Fair Housing: A Raw & Honest Look at How We Treat Others (3 hr. CE) Understanding the Golden Rule: A Look at NAR’s Code of Ethics (3 hr. CE) How Going Green Makes $ense (3 hr CE) UnFair Trade Practices Every Agent Needs to Know (3 hr CE) Going Green: How it Makes $ense! was her first course to develop and teach, then she attended the inaugural class for instructors for NAR’s GREEN designation course. She has worked with Dearborn Education to proof online real estate courses for other states. Vickie moved to Georgia in 2007 and began teaching for the Georgia Association of REALTORS®. She has written several courses for real estate schools in Georgia as well as written and taught courses for other REALTOR® boards. Code of Ethics, License Law, and Federal Fair Housing are her favorite subjects. They all weave the same story, compliance! Compliance is an integral part for staying in business. Your license gives you the right to sell anything and everything in the great State of Georgia, but doing one thing well makes the difference in average and exceptional! Vickie’s interactive courses use real case studies for you to learn from. Education is necessary, but it doesn’t have to be boring! View List of Courses