The RealTown Cadre Represents the Very Best of Professionals
and Educators in the Real Estate Industry
For over twenty years, RealTown has provided professionals access to top-notch education and resources for learning in the real estate industry.
Below you will find the members of the RealTown Cadre. Each member of The Cadre provides free content and resources for members of the real estate profession. We invite you to explore and learn with each of The Cadre members below.
Adorna currently owns and runs 3 real estate related business and has had a personal team for over 25 years. Her team has an extensive client base and continues to receive repeat referral business from past clients, family, friends and business contacts.
As the President of Dynamic Directions, Inc., an educational and sales training consulting firm that has a extensive faculty of consultants and trainers. Adorna trains Realtors® all over North America in Buyer and Seller Representation, Strategic and Business Planning and Association Leadership Training. She has authored numerous designation and certification courses for the CRB – Certified Real Estate Brokerage Managers, CRETS- Certified Real Estate Teams Certification, the SRS – Seller Representative Specialist and the RENE – Real Estate Negotiation Expert, programs that have elevated the skills and career opportunities for real estate professionals.
In 1997 she completed her term as the State President for the CT Realtors, was the 2001 Region 1 VP, an NAR Liaison in 2002, 2003, and 2007, RPAC Trustee in 2004, the 2005 NAR VP & Liaison to Committees, NAR’s Chief Political Fundraiser in 2006, a member of the RPAC Hall of Fame, the REBAC Hall of Fame, the 2016 President of the REBI – Real Estate Business Institute (formerly CRB) and is the 79th recipient of NAR’s Distinguished Service Award.
Adorna has a BA Degree in Philosophy and has been awarded five Who’s Who awards beginning with “Who’s Who of American Women”, “Finance and Industry”, “Emerging Leaders”, “Who’s Who in the East” and “Who’s Who in America.
Based on her business background and extensive experience, Adorna is considered to be a strong voice and committed participant for business boards wanting a real estate, business or adult career and professional development perspective.
“The Ultimate Power is Connecting People with People”
Terri Murphy understands the relationship part of real estate.
As a top producing real estate agent in the Chicago area for over 24 years, Terri listed and sold over 100 homes a year without a team and when interest rates soared to just under 28%.
Her experience during this financial economic crisis helped Terri to create strategic partnerships, strategies and systems to get more prospects into home ownership. Terri continues to coach and consult work with realtors and mortgage professionals to develop initiatives that leverage the strategic services designed to provide the best real estate experiences for customers and clients.
Terri has produced over 5 online learning academies including her latest for the real estate industry and is the published author of 5 books on real estate sales success and leadership. Terri is a TedTalk Speaker, Master Coach with Workman Success Systems and the founder of SmartWomen/SmarterChoices.
She is a syndicated author with RISMedia and has been featured on ABC, NBC and CNBC News as a sales industry expert. She is a regularly scheduled guest on ABC Network’s Live@9 for Women in Business and co-hosts KWAMtheVoice.com Talk Radio every Wednesday “Women’s Wisdom Wednesdays”.
Websites: TerriMurphy.com and MurphyOnRealEstate.com
For more information visit: www.TerriMurphy.com or call 901-767-0000
By Denise Lones CSP, M.I.R.M., CDEI - The founding partner of The Lones Group, Denise Lones, brings over two decades of experience in the real estate industry. With expertise in strategic marketing, business analysis, branding, new home project planning, product development, and agent/broker training. Denise is nationally recognized as the source for all things “real estate”. With a passion for improvement, Denise has helped thousands of real estate agents, brokers, and managers build their business to unprecedented levels of success, while helping them maintain balance and quality of life.
ROSSI, Globally Recognized ‘Edutainer’, does with his Future Paced, Speed Learning, Tech Supported ‘No PowerPoint – No Handout Classes in the ROUND.’ A published author, he’s spoken in every US State, Belize, Singapore, Prague, and the Netherlands and demand for his appearances grows. Recently quoted regarding his success, “I’m never satisfied with what is… I continually update everything at the speed of information because change is the only thing in life that’s constant.” What’s in it for YOU? He is! People don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it. And YOU are his WHY. Others say, “He’s an imaginative humorist, investigative optimist, and peripheral visionary.” He says, “We are all genius unrecognized by self.”
Owner and presenter of The Chandler Group. She specializes in commercial real estate consulting and training services, and also offers workshops for non-real-estate groups.
Joeann is known for her enthusiasm and boundless energy. As an international coach and speaker, she ignites enthusiasm and passion in the people she touches so that they can live a life they love. "Life is Too Short To Perfect Your Weaknesses" is a driving philosophy she shares hoping her clients will take the easy route to leverage their unique strengths into a flow of effortless success. Joeann's coaching practice is filled with inspiring people who want more than just the ordinary and who want to play a BIG game. In her seminars and workshops, she opens the door to working less and making more by showing her audiences how to tap into the brilliance and resources they already possess.
John Hamilton is a confirmed 'negotiating junkie' from a small country town in Western Pennsylvania. His negotiating experiences include real estate, commercial construction, private consulting and public service. John has conducted negotiating workshops in 49 of the 50 states and 4 Canadian provinces. His book “KEEP Negotiating” is a desk reference for good negotiators everywhere. The hallmark of John's programs is that they are rich in practical content and presented with a touch of energy and humor.
Melanie J. McLane, REALTOR, Broker of Record, Jackson Real Estate, RB067421; For real estate inquiries, call 570-398-1201, or the cell phone number at the end of this signature. Certified PA Residential Appraiser, and PA Certified Broker Appraiser. Real Estate Educator, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, REBAC Hall of Fame 2008, RSPS of the Year 2012, ABR, CRS, CRB, EPRO, GRI, GREEN, RAA, RSPS, PSA, SRES, SRS, CDEI Certified Distance Educator. West Branch Valley Association of REALTORS, REALTOR of the Year 1994 AND 2017, Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS REALTOR of the year, 2018. For all things, real estate, including education, email me at Melanie at TheMelanieGroup.com or call me at 570-660-9671.
As a technology pioneer, author, physician, and social entrepreneur, my goal is to bring real estate and technology experts together to solve society's toughest problems. We can do what's right by our community and our bottom lines. I'm particularly focused on senior and disabled housing.
I'm the author of Real Estate at a Crossroads: The Insider's Guide for Agents, Brokers, and Execs, the #1 new book in real estate sales on Amazon! I answer critical questions like:
-Will we still need real estate agents in 5 years?
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-How can brokerages compete with iBuyers?
-How to weave philanthropy into your real estate brokerage
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I'm the founder and CEO of Dignified Housing, Inc. Our goal is to help seniors and the disabled find dedicated real estate pros, age in place specialists, and tiny houses designed for those with disabilities. We are currently active in Portland, Fresno, and Silicon Valley. Visit us at www.difnifiedhousing.org
I’m the host of The Real Estate Flash, a free news and opinion flash briefing available on Alexa devices. Click here to enable the Flash on your Alexa:
Available to speak at real estate and technology meetings. The world of residential real estate is changing, I'll help you learn the technology so you can succeed.
Christine M. Todd, RCE, CAE has been a Realtor Association Executive for the past 35 years. She started her career at the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and retired as CEO of the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS with 26 years of exemplary service. In the recent ASAE publication, “Transformational Governance…How Boards Achieve Extraordinary Change” Ms. Todd and NVAR were referenced as the “Gold Standard” in Realtor Association management and diverse governance. She has served on countless NAR committees including the NAR Board of Directors, NAR Executive Committee and Chair of the Association Executives Committee. In 1997 she became the youngest recipient of the prestigious “NAR William R. Magel Award of Excellence in Association Management”. An accomplished speaker and association consultant Ms. Todd has written and presented dozens of courses on all aspects of association management. Her topics include strategic planning, governance reform and leadership development for members and staff throughout Eastern Europe, Peru and the United States. The leadership of the National Association of Realtors has called upon Ms. Todd to serve on the Board of Directors for SentriLock, Corp., the Realtors Federal Credit Union and the International Real Property Foundation. She also has extensive experience in MLS governance having served on the Board of Directors of the MRIS, Metropolitan Real Estate Information Services Inc., one of the largest MLS’s in the country.
Recognized as a leader in California Real Estate Continuing Education for License Renewals and Notary Commissions. Provides courses for thousands of Californians to qualify for Sales & Broker Licenses with internet and Open-Book Testing. Furnishes outstanding preparation materials to allow students to pass the State exams on their first attempt. Duane Gomer Education has presented hundreds of LIVE NMLS Renewal Courses, the 20-Hour LIVE NMLS Pre-License Courses, and 8-Hour LIVE NMLS Federal Exam Prep Courses all over California (NMLS is the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System). Procedures are State-of-the-Art with Internet Testing, Automatic Grading and Certificate Printing, Website, etc. Presents live classes on how to make more money in less time in Real Estate.”
Robert Caston is the Content Manager for Home Junction, a real estate technology, that provides real estate market data and a marketing automation program for brokers and agents. He earned a degree in journalism from Rowan University and has several years of experience covering real estate and the mortgage industry. Home Junction is a national supplier for local brokers and agents:
- Real Estate Data APIs
- Property Data
- School Data and Attendance Zones
- Geographic Boundaries (Municipal and Schools)
- Neighborhood Demographics
- Home Valuation Widgets
- WordPress Real Estate Themes
- WordPress Real Estate Plugins
- Custom Websites
Regina P. Brown is an Associate Professor of Real Estate in Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University and Real Estate Instructor at Brightwood College (Kaplan). She is also the owner and lead consultant of MBA Broker Consultants and the broker/owner of California Coast & Country Homes. She authored several real estate books, including “Buy Your First Home” and “Learn the Lingo of Houses”. Regina is honored to serve as the 2018 Treasurer for National Association of Real Estate Brokers San Diego Chapter. She served as the 2017 President of Women’s Council of Realtors® San Diego, and 2014 Education Committee Chair of San Diego Association of Realtors®.
Regina earned her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Azusa Pacific University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University. She is an e-Pro Realtor®, GREEN Certified, and earned the prestigious GRI designation. She recently received her ASBC certification as a small business certified consultant. As an admin for the popular Lab Coat Agents group on Facebook, she moderates a group of 87,000 real estate agents and a brokerage group with 2,800 members.
Regina’s passion is helping entrepreneurs, brokerage firm owners, and small business owners succeed with her maxim “A rising tide lifts all boats.” That driving force motivates her to contribute, share, and help her real estate colleagues elevate the standard of professionalism in our industry.
Johnny Mo started in the dot com as a network engineer during the big boom. Always wanting to try real estate he entered the industry 2002. Seeing many voids and using his tech skills he quickly went up the ranks and became a top producer for the state and region.
Reaching multiple award levels year after year and finally the Hall of Fame from ReMax in just a few years he became a leader in the area. From there he went to the local KW market center and quickly fell in love with training and mentoring agents. Always looking for deficiencies he saw a revolving door of agents so he started some out of the box trainings.
These trainings focused on the micro level of your business and focused on the understanding that tracking daily activities over time, the macro is accomplished by default. During this time he developed the More GCI Agent Management Portal. This SaaS helped agents to business plan, goal track and grow their business.
After helping that market center he went on a journey to grow More GCI. That journey has led him across the country to speak and train at large, medium and small venues. His purpose in this journey is too reduce the attrition rate of agents and help them be the best they can in all verticals of life.
He also developed the Agent Success Kit which breaks success down through an 8 week course. Agents who follow the principles of the training and the UPAD Principles of Success build successful careers in real estate.
Bruce H. Aydt, DSA, ABR, CRB, GRN, SRS
Bruce Aydt 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 the know-how and experience to bring meaning and life to classes that usually are the "tough" subjects. Bruce speaks and writes on solid, business and legal topics that are the foundation of all good real estate and association practice - topics like risk management, agency, Code of Ethics, arbitration, procuring cause, contracts, agency, leadership and successful meetings. Bruce doesn't teach "fluff" - participants come away with solid, practical information that can literally save thousands of dollars in daily practice. His talent as an instructor keeps these topics lively and of interest to his participants.
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 has also been a regular columnist on ethics issues for REALTOR® Magazine. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Lisa, has two grown children and two fabulous grandchildren.
Len Elder, J.D., B.A., DREI
“Len Elder is a powerful, passionate and persuasive speaker, and his ability to ignite any audience into action is remarkable. He did his homework and was well versed on what the rules were in Oklahoma. The presentation was diverse and encompassed many techniques to hold the audience’s interest but most of all he connected with the audience on an emotional level. The participants were very impressed and the feedback was extremely positive overall. I personally would recommend him to anyone wanting a brilliant and inspiring presentation.”
Director of Education, Oklahoma Real Estate Commission
Len believes that educational classes and events should leave students excited, energized, inspired and knowledgeable. Combining his background in law, finance, real estate and education Len is the Senior Instructor and Director of Curriculum for Superior School of Real Estate in North Carolina.
Len Elder, DREI, JD, is the Senior Instructor at Superior School of Real Estate in North Carolina. He was a nationally recognized intercollegiate debate award winner and was the Speech Forensics Debate Coach for Capital University. He is the youngest recipient ever of the John J. Getgey Memorial Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement in the practice of law. As an attorney, Len was undefeated in court of appeals proceedings and in arbitration hearings. The National Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) has recognized Len as a Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI). He has been published as the author of law journal articles, cover stories for the National Real Estate Educators Association Journal and his books titled, “Ovation – How to Present Like a Pro” “UnRandom Thoughts” and “A Treasonous Season” are published on Amazon.com.
He has been a past board member of the National Real Estate Educators Association, the Past President of the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association and an elected member of the national Distinguished Real Estate Instructors Leadership Council. A regular presenter and keynote speaker across the country Len currently teaches and presents courses nearly 2,000 hours per year.
Len is also the recipient of the Larry Outlaw Award for Excellence in Education, The NC Instructor of the Year Award, REEA’s Classroom Program of the Year Award, the Mark Barker Lift Me Up Award and numerous other recognitions in the field of education in the real estate industry
Dick Betts is a National Speaker who brings four decades of business experience to his classes, seminars, consulting and other needs. For the past 19 years, he has traveled North America presenting to all types of businesses. His down-to-earth style of speaking and understanding the subject material he covers has led Dick to be one of the industry’s top speakers. He practices what he teaches in his own business life which includes coordinating his busy schedule and client management. Dick’s topics include Mobile Technology (he’s known as the guru of Smartphones); Web Presence/Marketing, and Business Management which includes Time and Customer Relationship Management. He understands the Facebook Generation and how to market on the web to reach the intended audience.
Being involved in management most of his career, business building and presentations are very special to Dick. He’s often called upon to deliver Keynote addresses and provide hours of specialized training. In the past Dick has presented “Outreach” programs for colleges and universities geared to entrepreneurs and small businesses of all types. Several companies have contracted Dick’s services over his career to assist with adoption of products, technology and customer success. The Real Estate industry is particularly attracted to Dick’s style of teaching so he is in steady demand by numerous National, State and Local Boards and Associations of REALTORS® throughout the United States and Canada.Dick calls Central Florida home and enjoys writing and sharing articles and blog on his website www.DickBetts.com and also on his Facebook page Dick Betts Blogs.