Instructors

Tutors

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers

President of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., Tutor

Ann is a recognized leader in the Atlanta commercial real estate market. During her 30+ year career, Ann has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales, for local and national clients in the Atlanta market. Ann has represented institutional owners and developers in the leasing and marketing of trophy office buildings in the Buckhead, Central Perimeter, and Northwest submarkets. Ann is a longtime member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association and a longtime Georgia Real Estate Commission approved instructor. In addition, she has received numerous awards and recognition including: CREW Development Deal of the Year Award; Ackerman & Company’s Landlord Representation Award; The CREW Atlanta Shining Light Award; Co-Chair of Progressive Redevelopment, Inc.; NAIOP Million Dollar Club; and ACBR Million Dollar Club.

ann@cyphersinc.com
404-402-1111
Joy Fitzpatrick

Joy Fitzpatrick

Tutor

Joy has more than thirty years of experience in the Title Insurance industry. As a real estate closing agent in Albuquerque, NM, she conducted both residential and commercial closings, specializing in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Joy has been a licensed real estate broker since 1988, first in New Mexico and currently in Georgia. Her experience as a real estate educator began in 1992 as an instructor of salesperson and broker pre-licensing classes. She also teaches continuing education classes, many of which she authored. Joy is a native of New Mexico, and moved to Georgia in 1999 to be near family in Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

joyfitz@comcast.net
404-273-2277
Yvonne Thomas

Yvonne Thomas

Tutor

Yvonne Thomas has been active in the Atlanta Real Estate industry since 1996. Early on in her real estate career, Yvonne was fortunate to translate her passion into a career, where for 15 years she was fully immersed in the education of real estate professionals, coaching them to a successful career, and helping them navigate the ever-changing environment and tools of the trade.

In 2005 Yvonne decided to take the leap into teaching pre-license as a certified instructor. She has taught the Broker Course as well as Pre-License and Post-License for several Atlanta Schools. She has written CE approved classes on topics such as Social Media Applications, Negotiating Strategies, Short Sales, Business Building, and much more. Yvonne was instrumental in the development execution of an award-winning coaching program, as well as mentoring instructors to facilitate these programs.

The ability to identify every student’s challenges and translating those into winning opportunities is what has nurtured Yvonne’s passion for teaching. Yvonne’s favorite quote: “In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity”

ytbrooks@gmail.com
770-666-1961

Instructors

Martin Barnes

Martin Barnes

Instructor, Tutor

Mr. Barnes has over 35 years of broad-based experience in valuation, analysis, acquisition, repositioning, and disposition of distressed real estate across all asset classes. His experience includes 10 years as Director of Real Estate at Ocwen Financial and General Financial Services, two of the leading distressed loan purchasers at the time. Mr. Barnes has served at Vice President of Development at Health-E- Community Enterprises, a developer/builder of sustainable, energy-efficient residential communities in Georgia and Virginia, and as Owner and President of Location Realty SE, Inc. a Georgia real estate brokerage firm specializing in the representation of commercial and residential real estate investors.

Classes Taught

  • Sales Pre-License
  • Sales CRAM Course
  • Broker Pre-License
  • Broker CRAM Course
  • Post-License (Commercial)
  • Continuing Education

barnesmartin@me.com
678-410-2946
Joi Bostic

Joi Bostic

Instructor

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her thought she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, Joi resisted a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars, and designed hundreds of courses and workshops in various topic areas.

Joi has earned a reputation in real estate training as a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. She has designed courses on many aspects of real estate, including the Fairy Tale of Housing, which presents fair housing from an historical perspective. Joi’s instruction goal is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material. Recently, Joi earned the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification, was recognized as the 2019 Partners in Education Instructor of the Year through the Georgia Association of REALTORS® and is the author of Stand Out! Putting the Real You in Real Estate. To learn more, visit www.JoiBostic.com.

Classes Taught

  • Sales Pre-License
  • Sales CRAM Course
  • Post-License
  • Community Association Management
  • Pre-License
  • Broker Pre-License
  • Broker CRAM Course
  • Continuing Education
Tripp Anderson

Tripp Anderson

Instructor

Tripp Anderson, ABR, BBA, CBR, CTM, DREI, GRI, MBA, RCC, got his salesperson license in 1980, his broker license in 1986, and his instructor approval in 1989. He holds a BA in real estate and an MBA in management. Primarily as a broker, he has experience in approximately 2000 transactions and in his training capacity has taught over 10,000 students in salesperson and broker pre-license, post-license, and continuing education classes.

Classes Taught

  • Sales Pre-License
  • Sales CRAM Course
  • Post-License
  • Broker Pre-License
  • Broker CRAM Course
  • Continuing Education
Lisa Oden

Lisa Oden

Instructor

Lisa began her career in real estate in 2007 during one of the most challenging markets, which provided tremendous opportunity to experience situations far beyond a typical transaction. She has seen some of the best and worst situations such a market brings to the surface, which has fueled her passion to teach. She is currently an active member of the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS® (NAMAR), a NAMAR Million Dollar Club Active Life member, and was the 2017 NAMAR REALTOR® of the Year. At the State level, Lisa is Vice-Chair of the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) Forms committee. She was awarded the Rising Star award for 2018 by GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association). Lisa very much enjoys learning about new technology and how it can benefit the industry. She has taught for RPR (REALTOR® Property Resource), as well as written and delivered training for REData Center. Lisa currently teaches Salesperson Prelicense.

Classes Taught

  • Sales Pre-License
  • Continuing Education
Mike Weathers

Mike Weathers

Instructor

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Classes Taught

  • Sales Pre-License
  • Sales CRAM Course
  • Post-License
  • Broker Pre-License
  • Broker CRAM Course
  • Continuing Education

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