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Approved Real Estate Academy Team

The team spirit is alive and well at Approved Real Estate Academy. A well integrated sales and communication structure allows the entire team at Keller Williams Realty to work hand-in-hand to provide both the student and agents with service that cannot be matched by any school in California. From learning how to buy and sell new and pre-owned homes to leasing and other commercial property services Keller Williams Realty has combined its many resources with a personalized touch, giving each and every student the care and attention they deserve. The Approved Real Estate Academy “difference” is everywhere in this fast growing school.

  • It is in the optimistic spirit, strong work ethic and active community and charity involvement of our Realtor’s and staff.
  • It is found in the corporate leadership that provides an unmatched level of quality and commitment to excellence throughout the entire organization.
  • Most importantly, it is found in the everlasting friendships and relationships that our team builds with each and every client, agent or student truly making them all a part of the Keller Williams Realty family.

Keller Williams Realty Team

While other companies are downsizing and even closing offices, Keller Williams Realty is expanding in California. While other agents are struggling in this economy, Keller Williams Realty agents are thriving. Why? Because innovative technology is changing the game for Keller William Realty agents.

Can innovative technology, systems and tools guarantee success in real estate? YES! Approved Real Estate Academy is so sure that they offer the ONLY guarantee in the industry:

Director – OwnerPhone: 714-875-0979
I am a positive, self motivated person, and I love my job! Ignore all the bad news you hear, it isn’t true. Right now is the best time to take advantage of the real estate market. I look forward to helping you sell your home or buy the home of your dreams, and becoming your trusted source for

Throughout our lifetime, Purchasing, selling and building homes are some of the biggest decisions we have to make and they deserve the highest level of expertise, professionalism, and knowledge of the Real Estate / housing market.

As a professional Realtor® licensed for over 10 years in California USA, I am dedicated to serving you with the highest professionalism and integrity, keeping you informed and up to date during the entire transaction, if it is Purchasing your dream home, your investment property, your future residence or if it is Selling your current house to move on to your next home. My promise to you is the most trustworthy relationship and highest level of service from A – Z, because I love what I do! To me, working with clients and helping them buy or sell homes is a dream job. I live and work in Irvine, CA. My career as a REALTOR® rewards me with the excitement that I have never found in any other career. I am excited to represent you in buying or selling any home in the Southern California area that will fill your needs or better fit your dreams…

Dynamic Systems and Business Professional

xxxxxis “Moving Today’s Real Estate!” Taking a no-pressure, honest and straight forward approach throughout his 34 years in Hawaii real estate has earned him an accomplished, trustworthy reputation. Making both home buying and selling a pleasurable experience for his clients. Hard work

Jim Forde
Approved Real Estate Academy

Jim’s specialty is Business Development and Approved Real Estate Academy. Jim believes that to have a great real estate company you have to have great agents.

For over 30 years he has been one of the leaders in Southern California Real Estate. He is notably proficient in utilization of the internet advertising and highly effective marketing plans in order to sell his …

“I was born in Orange County and have lived here for the majority of my life. Because of that, I have a wealth of knowledge of all of the different and unique areas of Southern California. I realize that buying, selling or leasing a home is one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life and I have the
Tom Potter
Property Manager
Phone: 314-920-0781
Tom Potter has helped build the Property Management division of the Hermann London Group to new heights. His commitment to property owners and tenants alike has been quickly noticed and with over 20 properties under management in the last several months, this sector of the company continues to ..

I am a hardworking, self-motivated and result oriented realtor. I have thorough knowledge of the entire real estate market in the St. Louis metropolitan area. I specialize in first-time home buyers, move-up buyers, new construction and making your relocation moves go smoothly. I take special pride
is a knowledgeable and efficient Real Estate Broker/Salesperson with over 15 years in experience in the real estate industry. Under Lauren’s Real Estate umbrella she is a dynamic Broker/Salesperson and Property Manager with a broad range of experience with both property sales …

I have worked the full time job, going to the office every day, working for someone else. I dutifully saved for retirement with my company’s 401(k) plan. I did everything I was supposed to do to prepare for …

Kelly Militzer
Real Estate Agent
Phone: 314-308-0356
Kelly Militzer’s clients take their real estate goals from dreams to reality. Whether purchasing, selling, or leasing a home, Kelly strives to make every part of the process a successful and positive experience.

Beth Sprunt
Real Estate Agent
Phone: 314-494-5122
“I was born in St. Louis and have lived here for the majority of my life. Because of that, I have a wealth of knowledge of all of the different and unique areas of St. Louis. I realize that buying, selling or leasing a home is one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life and I have the
name”>Dan Kimm
Phone2: (314) 802-0797 ext:705
Service Areas and SpecialtiesI have lived in the St. Louis area for over 30 years, including the St. Charles area for 20 years. Retiring from the insurance industry helped me launch into my Real Estate career with a great business and marketing background.Professional Experience I am recognized for my hands on, detailed approach to management and as a results driven manager with goal oriented strengths and a vast knowledge of commercial property management, operations, finance, leasing, tenant relations, tenant improvements, construction management, major renovations, and contract negotiations. I have successfully managed (4.M SF+) of retail, office, and Industrial properties in Southern California to drive growth, reduce costs, improve market positioning and strengthen bottom-line financial performance.

I have built my career on a reputation for honesty and integrity and high standards of excellence, and I will add value to your properties through my extensive experience in all facets of property management. I will utilize my talents and out of the box thinking to develop creative ideas that will add significant value to properties. “Kurt has played a major role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of our properties”. Donald D. Grummer, President – Saffell & McAdam, Inc. (aka Jamboree Properties).

I am comfortable and effective in a senior leadership or business development role of turn-around/distressed business situations. “Kurt has been a conscientious employee and has demonstrated a consistent and special interest in each one of the assets that he has managed,” Frederick J. Stemmler, COO – Hopkins Real Estate Group.

I successfully launched a consultancy career specializing in retail, industrial and office property management, delivering solutions and services that have produced significant bottom-line impact; such companies include: Birtcher Properties, CB Richard Ellis, Shea Properties and Coreland.

I received my Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Irvine, CA. I have also received my CPM certification in Property Management from the Institute of Real Estate Management and holds a California Real Estate License.

Specialties: Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Professional, Property Management, Buying/Selling Foreclosures, Interested in Starting my own Commercial or Residential Real Estate Management Business.


Residential and Commercial Real Estate Agent


October 2012 – Present (5 months)Irvine, California

Commercial Property Manager

Self Employed Independent Consultant

March 1999 – November 2012 (13 years 9 months)

Self Employed

From February 2004 to Present Co-founded Investment company; buying and selling investment properties in Southern California’s Inland Empire. For the past 3 years I have taken time to address life priorities while at the same time focusing on my property management career development.

Independent Consultant

From February1999 to Present  Developed successful consultancy specializing in retail centers, industrial parks, and office building property management. Scope of responsibilities include: Restore Tenant relations, operations, vendor relations, construction supervision, Completion of delayed maintenance repairs, preparing annual operating and capital expenditure budgets, monthly reports (ie., cash flow statements, variance reports, occupancy forecast, leasing and delinquency activity).

Highlighted Achievements:

Personally acquired, refurbished and sold 14 homes throughout tenure.

Generated sales revenue of $100,000 in the first year.

Director of Property Management

Pacific Retail Trust

January 1997 – December 1998 (2 years)

Managed 9 Retail Shopping centers.

Responsible for property management of 1.5 million square feet of Commercial/Retail properties across Orange and Los Angeles Counties.


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4040 Barranca Pkwy., Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: 714-875-0979


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Tustin, CA 92781