Associate Broker and Licensed Instructor
I am a transplant from England, where I graduated in 1974 with a BA in French before serving as a Commissioned Officer in the British Army for a total of 10 years.
Next I worked in Customer Service, Key Account Management and then Large Enterprise Software Sales before making the move into Real Estate, selling properties in both UK and France before moving to the USA in 2002.
I obtained my Real Estate License in Florida then moved to the North West in 2010 where I worked with a company in Sandpoint, ID before opening and running my own real estate brokerage. I have provided real estate services in Florida, Washington and Idaho, sold a Castle, a Float Home and almost every other type of property in-between including commercial property.
I recently accepted an offer I could not refuse and returned to my real estate roots in Florida where I am both Branch Manager at the Real Living Palm West Home Realty office in Ormond Beach and Chief Instructor at The Learning Center School of Real Estate.
While operating in the North West I used on-line courses extensively to further my real estate career. The regulations are very different from state to state and access to a school can be tough - in Idaho I had to drive 65 miles each way, daily, to attend the compulsory class room courses for my Broker pre-license courses. I was thrilled when I could complete the same courses on-line for the FL pre-license broker courses that I needed to pass in order to sit the exam for my FL Broker License - no Reciprocity for those states!!
I have taken many on-line courses and attended many classroom sessions. I have been an instructor in a military environment and have made many formal and informal presentations to audiences ranging from 5 to 500 attendees. As a Designated Broker I developed and ran my own agent training courses. I am now working on the courses that will be offered in 2020 as classroom courses, as well as those that we offer through our affiliation with Real Estate Express and McCissock.