More About the Author
Like the Greatful Dead song says, "What a long, strange trip it's been". I am a fifth generation Californian who had a magical life in the golden era of California, from 1949 to 1996. In 1996, I left California for an even better life in Raleigh, NC. My family is the center of my life, as my wife, Judy, and I have been married over four decades, with two children and four (soon to be five) grandchildren. I write because I enjoy sharing stories and ideas with the reader. So, if you read my books you will remember the ideas because you will relate to the stories so you can implement the lessons you have learned. Here is a short version of my Experience, Education and Professional Activities.
I have been a Real Estate Broker since 1979, now I am a North Carolina Real Estate Broker affiliated with RE/MAX United since March 2006. I was formerly with Prudential Carolinas Realty from May 1996. I was the first Bi-Coastal Realtor when I lead Realtor teams in Raleigh, NC and RE/MAX Palos Verdes in California from 2003 to 2007. I founded and lead Burrell Realty from 1979 to 1996. I am a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and a Legend at Prudential Real Estate. I have all sorts of real estate designations: Short Sale Negotiating Specialist, CRS, CyberStar, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, e-Pro, Certified Distress Property Expert (CDPE)
REO Broker: I have been selling REO properties for Banks and Asset Managers since 1993. I represents a wide range of clients including Fannie Mae, US Bank, Citi Mortgage, Deutsche Bank, Aurora, PMH Financial, Old Republic. I am a member www.REOBroker.com
Real Estate Developer and Contractor: I was a Vice President of Burrell, Ltd., a Construction and Land Development Corporation, from 1975-1991. In that capacity, I subdivided major parcels of land, custom built fine homes, and obtained zoning approvals from governmental agencies in the Los Angeles area.
Trial lawyer: I was a member of Young, Henrie & McCarthy and the Law Offices of John McCarthy from 1973 to 1975. During that time, I represented cities, developers, citizen groups and environmental organizations in trials and appeals involving real estate. I have been a California Attorney since 1973.
1970-1973 U.C.L.A. School of Law Los Angeles, CA
Juris Doctor (J.D.). GPA in the top ten percent of the class.
1966-1970 Pomona College Claremont, CA
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) A- grade point average. First four year Letterman in Waterpolo.
Author & Speaker
I teach the Comprehensive Short Sale Seminar a Continuing Education course approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. I was a law school Teacher at La Verne College of Law in La Verne, California where I taught real estate law.
I am the author of Create A Great Deal, The Art of Real Estate Negotiating and Create A Short Sale, Your Guide Through the Short Sale Maze. Both books received the Quality Tested Seal of Approval from the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) of the National Association of Realtors.
I have been a speaker at National Conferences of Realtors in Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, Savannah, Phoenix, & L. A.
I married my elementary school sweetheart over 41 years ago. I am the father of two highly successful children and the grandfather of four, soon to be five.
For more information, visit my Websites at www.REOmax.info, www.CreateAShortSale.com and www.TeamForYOUrDreams.com