Instructors

William Adams

William has been a top producer in Real estate since 1996. He has experience with New Home Sales, Foreclosures, HUD Properties, Short Sales and Previously Owned Homes. A firm believer in being armed with knowledge, William strives to educate his students, so that they will be able make informed decisions throughout their entire real estate career. William is a member of Dekalb Board of REALTORS, Georgia Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS and Georgia Real Estate Educators Association.

My philosophy is three-fold: (Foster Learning, Learning Never Ends and Passion). 1. My job, as an instructor, is to create an atmosphere that fosters learning. 2. One of the most important concepts I hope to impart to my students is that learning is a process that never ends. 3. You must have passion for guiding students through the learning process, in addition to the materials presented.

David Blanton

With a background in stand-up comedy and improvisational theater, David brings a teaching style that is fun, engaging and effective.

David Blanton, an Associate Broker and an Approved Real Estate Instructor, has extensive experience with over 20 years in the Real Estate Industry. Before transitioning to real estate sales in 2011, David was a Certified Real Property appraiser with over 14 years of experience.

Since getting his salespersons license, David has helped over 200 families fill their real estate needs since getting his salesperson licensed in 2011. David has been a regular member on his brokerage’s Associate Leadership Council as well as consistently being in the top 10 out of over 200 agents in his office. David is a practicing agent with 2018 production of around six million and a 10 million dollar production target for 2019.

David also has experience originating loans, flipping real estate, property management, mentoring, training, and running a brokerage.

Through it all, David has maintained the heart of a teacher and is always looking to help those around him succeed at levels they never dreamed possible.

Gregory McCord

Gregory is an Atlanta native earning his Georgia Real Estate License 1999, Broker License 2003, and Instructor License 2019. Gregory is the Broker/Owner of Lamar Real Estate Group LLC. He was top producing Associate Broker with RE/MAX for 12 years, a top producing salesperson with Coldwell Banker Buckhead Brokers for 3 years, and an approved REO/Bank Owned (foreclosure) listing agent for Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Fannie Mae and 2008 Life Recipient of DeKalb Association of REALTORS® Pinnacle Award. Gregory owned and operated several successful tax businesses in DeKalb County, GA for 15 years and sold to H&R Block.

After the premature death of his daughter Courtney E. McCord, an educator on July 4, 2015, Gregory wanted to honor his daughter. His wisdom attained in real estate, along with the knowledge gained throughout his years as a professional business owner, has allowed him to continue her legacy as an instructor. Learning is easy when it’s taught by people who love what they do, Real Estate is Gregory’s profession, and he loves it.

Gregory looks forward to classrooms with students he can impact with his wisdom, knowledge, and help them enhance their real estate careers. Gregory is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA), Georgia REALTORS (GAR), and an instructor for the GAR Partners in Education Program. He believes in connecting with nature and promoting sustainable life choices. One of his favorite quotes is “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” William Arthur Ward.

Diane Wise

Diane Wise began her real estate career in New Jersey in 1976 and relocated to Florida in 1987. She has been a Certified Paralegal for 30 plus years and specialized in both residential and commercial the Real Estate throughout her tenure. Her breadth of experience ranges from the acquisition of land for the development of commercial properties to the creation of subdivisions and PUD’s. Over the years, she’s worked in various capacities in the industry to include: Regional R.E. Paralegal, Office Manager, Coordinator/Paralegal in Land Acquisition, Firm Administrator and Project Manager where she was responsible for the abstraction of over 3,700 commercial leases.

While functioning in these roles she became well versed in conducting closings (for 20+ years in FL), as well as drafting legal transaction and loan documents, including but not limited to: contracts, easements, mortgages, declarations (DCCRs), agreements, leases etc.; and reviewing surveys, plats, title, condo documents, commercial and residential leases, etc.

Upon relocating to Georgia in 2007, Diane fulfilled the dual role of working as a Regional R.E. Paralegal and Qualified Broker for KB Home. She worked as the Contract Compliance Broker for Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners from 2014 through Oct. 2017 and since 2014 she has written and taught GREC approved classes and Pre-License Real Estate and Cram Classes for Pre-License Real Estate through Atlanta Partner Real Estate School.

Georgia Nations

I was licensed to sell Real Estate in 2002. My background is in accounting and banking. I also taught Computer Lab at a local Christian School.

I love learning so I jumped right into Real Estate and joined our local Board of Realtors & served on the board & many committees. I was part of 5 ladies from different real estate companies who chartered “The Women’s Council of Realtors, Coweta County” I served as Treasure, Vice President and President. Their goal is to promote strong business leaders in the industry and in the broader community.

I am also a Certified Relocation Specialist.

I have been with Keller Williams Realty since 2006 and served as a mentor to new agents for 7 years, 4 years on the Agent Leadership Council & I teach CE classes though our Productivity Coach as well as classes that are not CE.

Can you tell I love to learn and I love to teach!

 

 

Letrissa Frieson

 

Letrissa is A Native Georgian that comes with twenty plus years of Real Estate experience! She has a
passion for sharing and giving back to the community in order to make a difference. She is known for her
outstanding customer service, 24/7 availability, proven marketing techniques, cutting edge technology,
personal touches and skilled negotiators with her client’s best interests at heart. She strongly believes that it
is not only her duty to represent her clients to the best of her ability, but also to educate them throughout
every step of the process. Putting the client in the driver’s seat by educating them through the entire
process allows the clients to make the best decisions possible! While possessing the ability to facilitate a
wide range of one’s real estate needs, she specializes in- Small Business Consulting, New & Seasoned
Entrepreneurs, Long Term Care Housing for Aging Parents & Children, Estate & Probate, Land, Commercial,
New Construction, Relocation Specialist, Resale Homes, Military & Public Service Personnel, Federal Agents
& Local Law Enforcement, Short-Sales and the Rendering of New and Seasoned Investors!

She has obtained several achievements during her tenure as a Realtor. Letrissa has been recognized as
one of Metro Atlanta, Henry County and Fayette County’s Elite Realtors! She’s the Real Estate Princess!
Letrissa remains being a Stellar Professional in her field! She has been the #1 Individual Agent of
300+Realtors, Recurring Top 50 Agents for Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners, AGENT OF THE YEAR For
2018! Letrissa is a Phoenix Multi Million Dollar Producer with the Fayette County Board of Realtors where
she currently serves as Local Director, Co-Chair of Governmental Affairs and Education Committee. She
has remained in the top 20% of Realtors in the Atlanta market which for fifteen consecutive years has
allotted her the esteemed position on the ALC (Agent Leadership Council) with Keller Williams Realty
International! She is the First and Only African American Woman to Serve on Keller Williams Realty
International’s IALC-The International Agent Leadership Council for Keller Williams Realty Southeast Region!
This esteemed position allows her to be the voice and voting member for the Agent Body of over 60 market
centers and over 13,000 agents!

Although busy receiving her recognitions Letrissa’s best reward comes from looking back to pull up others.
Teaching all that she knows is the way that she receives her biggest reward.
She is a Licensed and Certified Georgia Real Estate Instructor. She is the lead instructor for Atlanta Partners
Real Estate School- Peachtree City

 

Tom Byrd

Tom Byrd is a two-time graduate of The University of Tennessee’s Haslam School of Business, earning a B.S. and a M.B.A. Tom worked over twenty years in the global supply chain industry, ten of which he held the role of General Manager. During this time, Tom both created and led many employee training sessions. Tom retired from corporate life to join his wife, Tonya, in real estate in 2019. Tom is a member of the Agent Leadership Committee in his broker’s office and teaches classes for his brokerage often.  

 

 

 

Nedra Hayes

Nedra is a multi-million dollar producing Associate Broker, she is known as being a trusted realtor. Nedra’s super power is helping others grow. Nedra is the CEO and Team Lead of Nedra Sells and Associates Real Estate Team where she coaches and mentor other agents to reach their full potential as a top producing real estate agents. With two locations, her team is based out of the Keller Williams Athens office and the Keller Williams Stockbridge office.  Nedra is also a licensed real estate instructor and enjoys teaching new agents about the industry of real estate as well as helping them obtain their real estate license. Nedra is a credit restoration coach, her passion for educating others on the importance of credit has help many buyers become home owners over the years. Recently Nedra became a real estate investor. To finish it all she last but not least a wife and a mother. With years of experience in real estate, Nedra has had a very successful run in her real estate career. 

 

 

 

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