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Amy Trumbull

Amy Trumbull is an Associate Broker with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. and has been active in residential brokerage, throughout Northern and Central Virginia, since 1999.

As a certified Real Estate instructor, Amy teaches Continuing Ed and Post -Licensing classes including Agency, Ethics, Risk Management and Escrow Requirements. Amy currently serves on the Professional Development Committee for the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors. Appointed by her office in 2015, Amy also represents her colleagues on Long & Foster’s Central Virginia/Richmond Advisory Committee.  Early in her career, Amy taught Pre-licensing classes and enjoyed mentoring new agents. Amy believes that real estate classroom instruction is a dynamic and rewarding environment for Realtors to enhance their knowledge and professionalism.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 504, RI 505

Ann Palmateer

Licensed since 1976, Ann has been practicing real estate and teaching real estate related topics for 40 years. She has taught everything from Board Indoctrination courses to Brokerage, Code of Ethics, Continuing Education, REALTORS® Institute Program and is the longest standing member of the Road Show.

Although Ann has taught many topics, her specialty is Professional Standards and the Code of Ethics. Ann has been a sales associate, a managing broker, Military Relocation Director and is Associate Broker and in sales with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty in Chesapeake, VA. As a Broker in North Carolina, she is the Broker in Charge of their North Carolina agents. She has a B.S. degree in Education and has attained the CRB, CRS, GRI & MRP designations. She is a past president of the Hampton Roads Association of REALTORS® 1993 and was the 2002 President of the Virginia Association of Realtors®.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

Barbara Straughan

Barbara Straughan, Principal Broker Virginia and Texas, began her real estate career in the early 90’s.

In 2003 she was featured in ‘D’ Magazine as one of Dallas’ top listing agents with a total of 157 sides. A consistent million dollar producer she attributes her real estate success to her commitment to real estate ‘higher learning’ and demonstrates that zeal in the classroom. Barbara began her real estate teaching career at Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas.  In 2006 Brookhaven named her Instructor of the Year for Corporate and Continuing Education.  That same year she was invited to teach GRI for the Texas REALTORS®University and is still on the TAR roster.

 Barbara’s high energy, interactive teaching style engages her students from the moment the class begins to the final ‘bell’.  In addition to GRI, she teaches a variety of NAR certification and designation courses.

 Available to teach: RI 501; RI 503; RI 504; RI 505; RI507

Dan Daniels

A Licensed VREB instructor, Dan has instructed a variety of training and adult education courses for over 30 years, from automotive and home repair classes to innovative software instruction. In addition to serving as consulting co-editor for Dearborn’s Virginia Real Estate Practice and Law, Seventh and Eight Editions, Dan has written and reviewed real estate courses for NVAR and other vendors. He has also been a contributor to NVAR’s RE+View magazine and authored the Buyer’s and Sellers Bill of Rights, now distributed and sold regionally in five languages. He was named the George Rink Outstanding Real Estate Educator by VAR in 2014.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 503, RI 504, RI 505, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

Donna Austin

Donna Austin, an experienced Virginia Real Estate Broker since 1985, presently operates her own company specializing in sales and consulting. She has managed two referral companies, sold residential and commercial properties, and was a licensed broker in twelve states while employed by a national firm. Donna trains throughout the Commonwealth in advanced designation courses including the Accredited Buyer Representative Course, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Seller Representative Specialist and Graduate REALTOR® Institute for the National Association and the Virginia Association of REALTORS®.  She has taught Broker Law and Continuing Education as a well as Pre and Post Licensing Courses throughout the Commonwealth. She is the past recipient of VAR’s Educator of the Year Award and the Ethics Leadership Award.  

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 504, RI 505, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

Doug Wolfe

It’s been a pleasure to work with buyers and sellers over the last 20 years as well as managing agents. I have also enjoyed teaching a variety of classes for local REALTOR® associations throughout the past 8 years. GRI was one of my first designations and I know it’s still the one that helps my business the most.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 503, RI 504, RI 505, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

Florence Daniels

Florence Daniels, GRI and Associate Broker of Governmental Employees Realty Associates has been in the real estate business for over 28 years.  She served as Consulting Co-Editor for Virginia Real Estate: Practice & Law, Eighth Edition. As a past member of the Virginia Real Estate Board for 8 years, Florence participated in the regulation of 70,000+ licensees in Virginia. Florence is currently a member of the Metropolitan Regional Multiple Listing System (MRIS) compliance committee. Florence is a licensed instructor, regularly teaching the various educational disciplines coincident to the maintenance of an active real estate license in the Commonwealth. She also serves as a mediator for NVAR as well as a member of the VREB Advisory Council. She is the recipient of the 2011 VAR Outstanding Educator of the Year Award and the 2013 Code of Ethics Leadership Award.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 504, RI 505, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

Jeff Wu

Jeff is passionate about life.  His professional mission is to "Impact and Improve the lives of people through Real Estate, Positive Power and Energy!"  Besides interacting on a day to day basis with Sellers and Buyers, Jeff also believes in the importance of continuing his education.  Jeff is a Virginia Real Estate Broker, and holds many designations, along with also being licensed to sell real estate in Maryland and Washington, DC.  He finds it essential to continue learning and improving, especially with others. He has taught in multiple states throughout the country and enjoys helping fellow Realtors improve their lives and their businesses. 

Jeff has also been a speaker for CRS on multiple platforms (Sell-a-bration, Buyer Legends, and a Webinar). A lifetime Top Producer with the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Jeff knows the value of education. In fact, the GRI designation was something he pursued early in his career (even if it meant driving long distances to other associations to complete the designation requirements).

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 503, RI 504, RI 505, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

Kevin McGrath

Education is everything in real estate, and it should excite enough so that no one starts looking for a window to jump from. Following the merger of my Re/MAX Bravo franchise with Long & Foster Real Estate in 2013, I was looking for a new challenge, and education seemed like a good place to start. In the spring of 2012 I had begun teaching a few classes at FAAR (Fredericksburg Association of Realtors®) and finding that I had very little fruits and vegetables thrown at me over the 2 hour period, I decided to dig in and make contributing to education a priority. I regularly teach CE & PL at FAAR, and as they keep asking me back, I assume they can’t get anyone else, or that I must be doing ok; either way, it’s rewarding to see agents get excited about their business.

Available to teach at FAAR only: RI 501, RI 502, RI 503, RI 504, RI 505, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

LeRoy Houser

After completing his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, LeRoy was a high school vocational education teacher and a football coach for several years, and it was during that time that he received his master’s degree in education from VCU in Richmond, Virginia. He began his real estate career in 1972, and since that time he has owned his own company, has been a top salesman, has conducted seminars for hundreds of organizations, and has taught literally thousands of REALTORS throughout the United States and several foreign countries.

Training and business was not something that he came into accidentally, but instead it is a career that he has pursued since childhood. Real estate selling and training have been his professional life. LeRoy is a senior instructor with the Council of Residential Specialist (CRS), and a GRI instructor in several states.

Available to teach: RI 503, RI 504, RI 505

Michael Guthrie

Michael Guthrie is the CEO and Managing Broker of Roy Wheeler Realty in Charlottesville, VA. He joined the company in November of 2005 after being a Realtor in Northern Virginia since 1983.  Since taking over Roy Wheeler, the company has expanded from 1 to 6 offices and now has more than 135 Realtors running their businesses under the Roy Wheeler corporate structure.  Michael was named Charlottesville’s Realtor of the year in 2009, the Charlottesville Chamber’s Small Business person of the year in 2010, and was the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors Code of Ethics Award recipient in 2014.  Michael currently serves on the Virginia Association of Realtors Board of Directors as well as hosting his weekly radio show, Real Estate Matters on WINA every Saturday morning. He has taught DPOR approved courses in Charlottesville and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 503, RI 504, RI 505

Micki Lyons

Micki Lyons first received her real estate license in 1987 in Houston TX and became licensed in the state of Virginia in 1992 and earned her Broker’s license in 2000 and her GRI designation in 2004. Micki is a lifetime member of the NVAR Top Producer Club and is a past committee member of the NVAR Pro Forms committee and presently sits on the NVAR Education committee and Grievance committee.

 Micki presently instructs for Century 21 New Millennium University and also writes curriculum for their CE and PLE classes.. She teaches over 30 classes a year for the New Millennium School to include Principles of Real Estate, Finance, Fair Housing, Agency, Contracts, Escrow, Risk Management and Ethics. Micki has also held managing broker positions at several Northern Virginia area Real Estate Firms.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 506, RI 507

Nancy Pav

Nancy, an associate Broker, has been a licensed REALTOR for over 20 years.  In addition to being a consistent top producer, Nancy has been a Pre-License Education Instructor since 2007.  Teaching GRI classes is a natural extension to her real estate career.  Nancy has a B.A. in English from Fordham University, has attained the GRI and e-Pro designations and holds a seat on her local association's Board of Directors.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 504, RI 505.

Rich Hart

Rich is a prominent Business Entrepreneur, Business Dynamics Coach, International Real Estate and Wealth Consultant. 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 been directly related in the fields such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Finance, and Technology. Rich is an accomplished International Real Estate Broker, Consultant, Speaker, and Instructor for the National Association of REALTORS®, REBAC (Real Estate Buyers Accredited Council), and REBI (Real Estate Business Institute).

Available to teach: RI 503, RI 504, RI 505

Tim Vohar

Tim Vohar is currently the Director of Education and Training for Berkshire Hathaway Towne Realty, which serves all of South Eastern Virginia with over 400 agents. Tim has been licensed since 1999 in Virginia and 2004 in North Carolina. He also earned his Associate Brokers License in Virginia in 2004. He is a 1995 Graduate of Old Dominion University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Secondary Education. He has developed and written over 85 approved Continuing Education/Post Licensing and Broker Management courses in Virginia as well as over 25 Technology courses. He has served on various committees and groups with the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association (HRRA) and Virginia Association of REALTORS®, including VAR’s Professional Development Group. He has been teaching and training agents since 2002, teaching for Real Estate Information Network (REIN), Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association (HRRA), Eastern Shore Realtors Association and Richmond Association of REALTORS® (RAR). 

Tim’s continued active involvement in resale sales along with his previous Top Producer years, give him the practical real estate experience to share his knowledge and experience with the agents he teaches and trains. His enthusiasm and charisma for real estate is abundantly evident in his classes. His classroom environment provides real world experience causing agents to come back repeatedly. 

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 503, RI 504, RI 505, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

Tracy Comstock

As principal broker/owner of SilverLine Realty & Investment LLC, Tracy is engaged and well connected throughout DC metro area.  She participates in all real estate activities including residential, commercial, and international transactions. Tracy has been delivering value to our local Realtor members providing pre-licensing, post-licensing and continuing education for many years. She also brings unique insight and perspective while on NVAR board and promoting Realtors’ values beyond the local region.

Tracy’s experience and proven history of success will be of great value to the GRI community.  Her valuable insight will continue to help Realtors acquire accurate information and the necessary support for success in today’s challenging market place.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 503, RI 504, RI 505, RI 506, RI 507, RI 508

Win Singleton

Licensed in 1975, Win earned his real estate broker’s license the following year. In addition to listing and selling properties, he has also served as a sales manager or assistant manager for several real estate firms. Win served as vice president of NVAR in 1995 and 1998, treasurer in 1996 and 1997, and as a member of the Board of Directors from 1990 to 1994 and again in 1999 and 2000. He also chaired numerous committees including Grievance, Standard Forms, Bylaws, Regional Sales Contract Task Force and Program and Entertainment. A recipient of the NVAR Code of Ethics Award and an inductee into the NVAR Hall Of Fame, Win also has been a member of NVAR’s Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club and Top Producer Club. As a Virginia Continuing Education instructor, he teaches classes at several REALTOR associations in Agency Law, Contracts, Fair Housing, Legal Updates and Code of Ethics. Win is also a certified instructor teaching RPR for the National Association of REALTORS since 2012. In 2015, Win became a REALTOR Emeritus with over 40 years membership in NAR.

Available to teach: RI 501, RI 502, RI 504, RI 505, RI 507