OUR SPEAKING TEAM
Our Speaking Team
Who better to help you RECRUIT, TRAIN & MOTIVATE your staff of salespeople than a RealNet Learning Course Trainer! Our trainers are not only skilled in identifying, motivating, and getting your agents ready to work with Buyers, but they have tremendous talent and experience with the energy and enthusiasm to help your agents realize all their goals. These highly effective speakers have a treasure chest of topics designed to help your sales associates become their personal best. From closing skills to hiring a personal assistant to the very latest in utilizing today's technology, we have just what you are looking for. Want to design something to meet your specific event needs? We are eager to take on the challenge. Give us a call today or e-mail us to book one of these incredible platform speakers.
If you are trying to get your agents to their production level, or you are looking for fresh, innovative ways to arm your sales associates with the very best tools in the industry either through Sweathogs, one of our many seminars, training programs or wish for us to customize something to meet your specific training needs, look no further than a RealNet learning Course Trainer.
RECRUIT, TRAIN & MOTIVATE
An author, REALTOR, and much sought after national speaker, Roger Turcotte has been selected as Educator of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS. He is a past president of the Concord, NH Board of REALTORS, and has been named as that organization's REALTOR of the Year.
Roger is the co-author of the very popular ten-course Leadership Training Series. He also has co-authored Buyer Representation in Real Estate, published by Dearborn Real Estate Education, which is in its second printing.
Roger's ability to tailor his presentations to the needs of his audiences has earned him the respect and appreciation of agency owners and REALTOR associations throughout the United States and Canada. His presentation skills have received the acclaim of the Real Estate Educators Association, which has awarded him the coveted designation of Distinguished Real Estate Instructor.
Roger has appeared at numerous national and state conventions across the country. His ability to present real estate seminars in a way that is both enjoyable and profitable has earned him the reputation of being a consummate professional in the field of real estate education.
Layne Kulwin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the training arena. He started his real estate career as a salesperson in Southern California in 1976, becoming an independent Broker in 1979. After several years of successful selling in a very tough, high interest rate market, he ventured into the training field, where he served as national trainer for a major international real estate firm.
As a professional trainer, Layne has taught throughout the United States. His repertoire of subjects includes agent sales skills training, pre-licensing preparation courses, and management development programs. With nearly thirty years of real estate know-how and engaging others as a real estate trainer, Layne has helped literally thousands of real estate agents learn the secrets of a successful real estate career.
Layne is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a Masters Degree from WTU in Washington, DC. He resides in San Jose, California.
Marie Spodek brings following credential and experience to the training arena.
Marie Spodek Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) - 1988Real Estate Educator's Association NAR National Conference Presenter - 1997, 98Senior Instructor, CBR - 1998SC Broker (1986-97), IA Assoc. Broker (1997+)BA cum laude, Augustana College - 1965Fullbright Fellow, India - 1965/66 As a professional trainer, Marie has taught throughout the United States. Her work focuses with State and local Associations and her main clients include the Charleston Trident Area Assn. of Realtors®, the State Association of Realtors ® in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Marie is the ultimate high energy educator and astute author, that's what people say ... along with the best phrase:
"I didn't nod off even once in your class."
With many years of real estate know-how and engaging others as a real estate trainer, Marie has helped literally thousands of real estate agents learn the secrets of a successful real estate career.
Roseann holds a BA in Secondary Education, the ABR/M, CBR, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, ITI, RECS, RSPS, and SRES designations and has served on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Association of REALTORS®, the New York State Association of REALTORS®, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, the New Windsor-Cornwall Rotary Club, and is a Past President of the New York State CRB Chapter. She is the 2007 Education Management Co-Chair at NYSAR, VP of the NYS GRI Chapter, on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Educator's Association and serves on various committees at OCAR, NYSAR, Habitat for Humanity, and the Museum of the Hudson Highlands. Her local Orange County Association of REALTORS® awarded her "REALTOR® OF THE YEAR" in 2005 for her continued contributions to her industry and community.
With over 30 years in real estate sales, training, management and consulting, Roseann personally has trained and coached thousands of real estate agents, managers and brokers who are lifted by her passion, humor, high energy and dedication to the industry. A New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker, a National REBAC trainer, and a 'Master Instructor' at the NY State Association of REALTORS®, she devotes full-time efforts to independent training, coaching and consulting nationwide as Roseann Farrow Seminars.
Her varied real estate related jobs and experiences have broadened her knowledge and scope and continue to help her think 'out of the box'. Over the years she was a corporate trainer/consultant for 4 separate real estate brands (Better Homes & Gardens, Cendant, RE/MAX Benchmark, Prudential Rand), she was the Northeast Regional Director for the marketing giant, Merrill Corp., and she managed E&O insurance & home warranty sales throughout NY and New England for Home Security of America. In this latter capacity Roseann procured a NY State P&C Insurance Broker License. Her programs reflect these varied experiences and are designed to enhance productivity, quality and profit while including risk reduction tips that add value. Attendees at the December 2006 Triple Play Convention evaluated Roseann in the top 10 of all presenters. Not limited to sales agent training, her 2006 broker/manager programs also were highly regarded- from the "Manager's Leadership Series" at WCBR to the "Recruiting and Retaining in a Changing Market" workshop at the Maui Association of REALTORS®. She relates well to all - agents, managers and brokers.
Originally from Long Island, Roseann raised her family in the Mid-Hudson Valley's Cornwall-On-Hudson and now resides at nearby Orange Lake, 60 miles north of Manhattan. Her greatest accomplishment is her family, and her greatest strength is her sense of humor.
Jim has been in the real estate business for over 29 years. He started as a salesman, and later served as branch manager, corporate recruiter, and corporate trainer.
Jim Pugliese  James V. Pugliese has over 40 years of experience in the fields of training, public speaking, sales, and management. He was a guest lecturer at Siena College, University at Albany, HVCC, Empire State College and the College of St. Rose. He is on the faculty of the American Institute of Banking and the NYS Ass'n of REALTORS. Jim served on the Executive Board of the Hudson-Mohawk chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) and was a 20-year member of the National Speakers Association. In 1999, Jim was listed in "Who's Who in the Speaking Profession". He has conducted over 2000 seminars throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and presented programs at many state and national conventions. He is a nationally recognized authority on visibility, marketing, communication skills, sales training, real estate and customer service. He has had numerous articles published in national trade journals. Jim has built an excellent reputation as an international trainer, speaker, seminar presenter, and workshop leader.
Anita Hill, ASR, CRB, CBR, CAI, ITI, QSC, founder and CEO of Anita Hill Training & Seminars, brings over 27 years of expertise as both a trainer and licensed real estate professional to the courses, seminars and programs offered through AHT&S.
She has been a guest speaker throughout New England including several MAR conventions and educational conferences and the 2006 NHAR convention.
Anita has served as an advisor and chairperson for the continuing Education Development and Review Committee of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons as well as a member of the Real Estate Education Association.
She is the consulting editor for the "Modern Real Estate Practice and Law" 6th edition, the author for the soon to be released 7th edition by Dearborn Publishing and a writer of the Real Estate Exam Preparation for Massachusetts.
As the former director of professional development for GMAC, she developed training programs for new and experienced agents and managers.
She has worked as a consultant and educator for many New England companies, and is a certified trainer for new agent training, CBR, ASR, Agency and continuing education classes.
Anita has received the 2006 Educator of the Year for the Cape and Islands
She has received the 2007 Educator of the Year for the Northeast Association of Realtor.
David Compton is Vice President and Director of Education for Practical Resources , a motivational/marketing company catering to the real estate professional. He also served as the training director of one of the largest real estate brokerage companies in the nation and was a regional/national trainer and speaker for the largest market share real estate brand in the world. In addition to being an experienced CBR Instructor with RealNet Learning Service bring life and excitement to the three day program, David is a Senior G.R.I. instructor in both Arizona and California.
20 years as a real estate trainer/speaker
Has trained over 15,000 new real estate agents
Director of Education for one of the largest brokerages in the nation
Regional Trainer/Speaker for largest real estate corporation
Senior G.R.I., A.B.R., and C.B.R. Instructor
Has developed over 200 real estate courses
Authored 100’s of articles
Management consultant for HUD
His wit and experience serves him well as a real estate columnist and consultant for THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC newspaper, the largest daily newspaper in the southwest, handling training and speaking engagements.
David has written and developed over 200 courses for the real estate industry coving: basic sales training, recruiting & interviewing, agency law, contract law, fair housing, and negotiating. He has also authored numerous articles for magazines, newsletters, and on-line publications. David has been a featured break out speaker at numerous national and state conventions. He is currently serving as a professional development consultant for an ad agency in creating a fusion between marketing and training with companies.
David has been regarded as a knowledgeable, entertaining, and fast-paced instructor whose students never have a dull moment in his programs. It is said that he has the ability to make the most arcane subject exciting and stimulating. His dynamic style has made him one of the best in his field.
Sam Zweifel, Director of Programs
Sam Zweifel is the Director of programs for The CBR - Certified Buyer Representative Brand. If you would like to have a program scheduled in your area, please contact Mr Zweifel and he can arrange a trainer and set a program in motion.
Sam Zweifel, joined RealNet Learning Services in 1995 as National Sales Manager. He has managed the CBR Designation since 2002 through RealNet Learning Services. Under his leadership the CBR organization had trained over 25,000 agents across the United States. Mr. Zweifel holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. He lives in Carbondale. CO.
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