Instructors

  • Thomas Cronkright II

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    Thomas Cronkright II

    Co-Founder & CEO, CertifID

    Co-Owner & CEO, Sun Title
     

    Tom is the co-founder and CEO of CertifID, a real-time and guaranteed identity and document verification system to prevent wire fraud in the title, lending and real estate industries.  He and his business partner, Lawrence Duthler, created the solution in response to a fraud incident they experienced in 2015 and the accelerating instances of fraud in real estate transactions.

     

    Thomas W. Cronkright II is also the co-founder and CEO of Sun Title.  Over the past twelve years, Sun Title has grown into one of the largest commercial and residential title agencies in Michigan and has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 company the last four consecutive years, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, and 50 Businesses to Watch in Michigan.  Tom is a licensed attorney, and frequent speaker on identity, cyber fraud, real estate and financial topics and an award winning business leader.

     

    Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Tom was an attorney in the business and corporate practice groups of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP and Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C.  Tom received his B.A. degree in finance from Western Michigan University and his law degree from Wayne State University.

  • Scott Abernathy

    Scott Abernathy

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    Scott Abernathy

    Scott Abernathy, GRI, RMP, has two decades of property management experience. He is past president the Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). Scott holds the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) and Residential Management Professional (RMP) designations. Scott manages more than 200 properties throughout Rutherford County.

    COURSE: Property Management: Basic Policies and Procedures

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    Bruce Aydt

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    Bruce Aydt

    Bruce H. Aydt, DSA, ABR, CRB, GRN, SRS, is a REALTOR®, attorney and educator from St. Louis, Missouri.  As a second generation REALTOR®, Bruce grew up in the real estate business and has worked in virtually every aspect of real estate companies. Bruce has been in management, as well as in-house legal counsel to companies for over 30 years.

    Bruce has been involved in REALTOR® Association work throughout his career.  He has served in leadership roles as president of both the Missouri Association of REALTORS® and the St. Louis Association of REALTORS®. Bruce has been part of the National Association’s Enlarged Leadership Team three times, has chaired the NAR Professional Standards Committee, Legal Action Committee and State Leadership Forum and received the National Association’s Distinguished Service Award.  He is a nationally recognized educator on real estate issues and is one of the three co-trainers for the NAR Mediation Training Seminar. Bruce is also the regular columnist on ethics issues for REALTOR® Magazine.  He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Lisa and has two grown children.


    Courses:
    Officers and Directors Training
    Ethics Dilemmas and Practices

  • Susan Barnette

    Susan Barnette

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    Susan Barnette

    Susan Barnette, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, SRES, SFR, ITI, is a past Realtor of the Year for her local association and was honored as the 2010 Tennessee Association of Realtors Educator of the Year. She has served as a member of TAR’s Forms Committee and is a past president of the Tennessee GRI Chapter.

    Courses:
    TAR Forms 102
    Pricing Strategies Advisor

  • Brian Copeland

    Brian Copeland

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    Brian Copeland

    Brian Copeland, CRS, is the Chief of Broker Services at his firm, 2017 President of Tennessee REALTORS® and was the 2011 Realtor of the Year for the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. He also serves as Vice President on the board of directors for Greater Nashville REALTORS. He has served in numerous committee roles at all levels of the association and regularly teaches and speaks at real estate events around the country. In 2014, he was named one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in America.

    Courses:
    Orientation
    Code of Ethics

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    Barbara Crane

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    Barbara Crane

    Barbara Crane, CCIM, has been a CCIM instructor since 2005 and is involved with the development and instruction of the Commercial Real Estate Negotiations (CREN) and other courses. In 2010 she was recognized as the Robert L. Ward Instructor of the Year. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Birmingham-Southern College. She studied international business while earning a Master of Arts degree in Public and Private Management from Birmingham-Southern.  

    Courses:  
    CI 101: Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
    Commercial Real Estate Negotiations
    CI 103: User Decision Analysis.

  • Chandra Hall

    Chandra Hall

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    Chandra Hall

    Chandra became a licensed REALTOR® in 1997 and earned the prestigious title of Distinguished Real Estate Instructor in 2008. As the managing broker/owner of Colorado Mesa Realty LLC, Chandra has been successful in several aspects of real estate from residential resale to building new homes. In fact, she was recognized as the designer and creative consultant on three award-winning Parade Homes.

    From coast to coast, Chandra is a highly sought-after speaker at real estate conferences. A high-energy, vibrant speaker, she has a stellar reputation for engaging and inspiring audiences while ensuring they take away step-by-step systems and doable action plans to achieve their personal and professional vision of success.

    An identical twin, Chandra believes in the power of individual differences. This belief drives her to help others recognize their unlimited potential and unique purpose in life to succeed, personally and professionally.

    Courses:
    CRS 127: Building, Valuing and Selling Your Business
    CRS 210: Building Exceptional Customer Service

  • Chris Garrett

    Chris Garrett

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    Chris Garrett

    Chris Garrett began his career in real estate in 2005. He served as 2014-2015 Division 2 Vice President for the Tennessee Association of Realtors. He is the 2017 Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors president. Chris served 4 years as a Reserve Deputy with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and brought his depth of knowledge about keeping safe as a subject matter expert for the National Association of Realtors Safety Course which he now teaches. He has a passion for teaching and coaching real estate agents.

    Course:
    Real Estate Safety Matters

  • Kristy Hairston

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    Kristy Hairston

    Kristy is an accomplished real estate professional with a passioin for empowering others to excel. Kristy's personal experience in delivering excellent service sand growing her real estate business from just six transactions in her first year to over 250 in less than six years have inspired and equipped real estate agents with scalable solutions that work in any environment from one-on-one's to small group coaching to classroom settings. She is a Greater Nashville REALTORS® Gold Award of Excellence winners, the 2014 Top Listing Agent with Village, a VOLT Curriculum writer and presenter and popular instructor of several courses.

    Courses:
    TREC Core Course

  • John Mangham

    John Mangham

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    John Mangham

    John Mangham is the Southeast Regional Manager of Starker Services Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent qualified intermediary company. As a CPA, real estate broker, active investor, and having been involved in 1031 exchanges since the 1980s, John is uniquely qualified on the topic of Tax Deferred Exchanges. Known for taking complex topics and presenting them in an easy to understand style, John has taught thousands of Realtors®, CPAs, attorneys and bankers the benefits of 1031 Exchanges. John is a past winner of both the Instructor of the Year from the Georgia Associatioin of REALTORS® and Educator of the Year from the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association.  

    Courses:
    Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate Closings
    Avoiding Real Estate Lawsuits
    Residential Real Estate Closings

     

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    Robert Morris

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    Robert Morris

    Robert Morris, ABR, ABRM, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, LTG, PMN, ITI, teaches all aspects of how to apply technology toward increasing the bottom line for agents. Currently, he is a broker in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he actively lists and sells real estate. Robert is a Certified CRS Instructor and teaches numerous NAR designation courses around the country.

    Courses:
    e-PRO Technology Certification
    Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
    New Home Construction and Buyer Representation
    TREC CORE 17/18
    Orientation
    Code of Ethics
    Critical Tech Solutions
    Fair Housing
    Seniors Real Estate Specialist

  • Bill Moss

    Bill Moss

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    Bill Moss

    Moss is a senior instructor for CI Intro, CI 101, CI 104 and CCR. He is also a former 103 instructor. In 2006, Moss was recognized by his peers as CI 104 Instructor of the Year. In 2007, he received the prestigious Robert L. Ward Instructor of the Year award. In 2008 The Alabama CCIM Chapter honored Moss with a Named Endowment Scholarship established in his name. Now fully funded, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the Real Estate Program at Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama." Moss has taught courses in Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Taipei, and Warsaw.

  • Monica Neubauer

    Monica Neubauer

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    Monica Neubauer

    Monica Neubauer is an active REALTOR® who combines her love of the real estate industry with her passion for education. Since 2002 Monica has been busy selling in the Nashville market. She is the podcast host for the NAR's Center for Realtor Development Podcast. Her achievements over the years have led to her receiving the 2015 REALTOR® of the Year award from the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® and the 2014 SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) Outstanding Service Award by NAR. She loves education and holds the following designations: ABR, SRES, GRI, CRS, SRS, EPro, AHWD. As an avid learner, she is always learning new things, and applies them to her teaching and business. She is a national instructor and teaches at both state and local Realtor® associations around the country.

    Courses: Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS)
    CRS 120: Converting Leads to Closings

  • Bobbie Noreen

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    Bobbie Noreen

    Bobbie Noreen, ABRM, CRS, GRI, LTG, PMN, is a managing broker with more than four decades in the real estate business. A recent member of the Tennessee Association of Realtors Forms Committee, Bobbie has also served as President of the Tennessee Women’s Council of Realtors where she was honored as member of the year.

    Course:
    TREC Core 17/18

  • John Rochford

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    John Rochford

    John has been performing closing and title services since 1993. He is a licensed title insurance agent, lawyer and mediator. He is also a licensed real estate broker. He served as the chair of the Real Estate Law Committee of the Nashville Bar Association from 2008 and 2013. He is also a proud graduate of Vanderbilt University. 

    Courses:
    Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate Closings
    Avoiding Real Estate Lawsuits
     

  • Tim Raybon

    Tim Raybon

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    Tim Raybon

    Tim Raybon, ABR, CRS, teaches real estate wealth building and home rehabbing courses. A member of his company’s multi-million dollar sales club, he was named his company’s Rookie of the Year when he launched his sales career.

    Course:
    Residential Rehab

  • Debbie Reeves

    Debbie Reeves

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    Debbie Reeves

    Debbie Reeves is Director of Business Development for the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. She works through Tennessee Realtor Associations to keep agents informed about THDA’s first time homebuyer programs. She provides information about THDA guidelines and the exceptions to the guidelines, so that agents can determine if an additional avenue is available to help buyers.

    Course:
    Great Choice Mortgage Programs

  • Todd Sholar

    Todd Sholar

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    Todd Sholar

    Todd Sholar, JD, graduated with honors from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) in 1993. He has focused most of his practice in the area of Real Estate Law and Real Estate Brokerage Law. He is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Certified Mediator concentrating on real estate.

    Courses:
    2017 TAR Purchase Agreement
    FlipFlop
    Short Sales & Foreclosures in Today’s Market

  • Bill Schlueter

    Bill Schlueter

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    Bill Schlueter

    Bill Schlueter, GRI, ITI, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, a member of GNAR, past chair of the GNAR Education Committee and a respected real estate broker and instructor.

    Courses:
    Orientation
    TREC Core 17/18
    Code of Ethics
    Accelerated Broker Exam Review

  • Waddell Wright, CCIM, CPM, CRS

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    Waddell Wright, CCIM, CPM, CRS

     

    Waddell Wright has expertise in land acquisition, analysis, entitlement, development, construction, leasing and exit strategies for commercial, residential and mixed use properties. He has been a licensed real estate professional for 20 years, a licensed broker in both Tennessee and Florida. 

    Waddell holds the designation of a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a Certified Property Manager (CPM), and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) among others. He is president of the Nashville IREM Chapter (Institute of Real Estate Management) and sits nationally on the IREM Governing Council. Waddell has worked and maintained relationships with government entities, developers, retail tenants and investors and has worked with lenders, asset management and insurance companies while managing, renovating and selling their commercial distressed properties. He has also provided to lenders over 1,000 asset valuations on real estate properties. 

    Course: Commercial TREC Core Course