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Experienced Instructors Our classes are taught by our highly experienced Instructors that have a variety of specialties in Real Estate. Our instructors give the crucial inside knowledge that allow our students to be successful in the real estate industry.

Sam Martin

Sam Martin MA, BSc, IFA, REALTOR™, CDEI, MOT is the owner of, Inc. Sam is one of 500+ Certified Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) instructors worldwide. He holds Illinois Certified Residential Real Estate Appraisal and Real Estate Broker licenses. Sam has been teaching appraisal and real estate classes since 1988. He has taught for a variety of institutions, most recently: Harper College, The Chicago Association of Realtors, and the University of Phoenix. MOT, IFA, CDEI

Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy is a practicing attorney since 1978 and has been teaching real estate classes since 1990. Having taught all levels of real estate licensing classes, he is best known for his continuing work in pre-licensing and continuing education classes. He was involved in the editing of the fifth and sixth editions of Modern Real Estate Practice and the first version of the Illinois Broker Management Manual.

Leo Schwartz

Leo Schwartz is President of Schwartz & Brannin Real Estate and has been a Real Estate Licensee since 1996 and a Real Estate Instructor since 2006. He is a Real Estate content expert for Hondros Publishing. He also has extensive experience in residential brokerage and over 20 years of experience in training and managing sales staff. His background includes fundraising and marketing for the Performing Arts, as well as managing multi-million dollar capital campaigns.

Vic Valenti

Vic Valenti has been teaching for over 20 years. While working in the foreclosure market, Vick was appointed receivership of a 30 unit building. Vick, along with his team of agents, purchased and renovated the units to very marketable condo conversion. Today, Vick teaches prelicensing and continuing education. Vick’s enthusiasm for teaching will always be a priority in his life. First and foremost he hopes is to pass along his enthusiasm and love for the real estate profession to the students he teaches.

Frank Williams

Frank J. Williams, CAR Past-President, licensed instructor, real estate broker, and appraiser, has had many accomplishments throughout the years. As a real estate broker since 1969, he has served on a myriad of committees for both the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and other associations. In 1991, Williams was selected by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® to hold the first Distinguished Member Award for Community Service; the following year, he was named the Chicago Association of REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year. In addition to receiving prestigious awards, Williams was appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley to serve on the Affordable Housing Task Force and the Real Estate Services Advisory Council and recently has been awarded 2011 Realtor Community Service Award by Chicago Association of REALTORS. ABRM, CRB, CRS, GRI

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