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With the current unemployment rate sitting at 6.3% for the United States, Keller Williams is not only holding strong, but massively increasing their number of associates in 2014. Already the largest real estate franchise by agent count in North America, the company added 15,000 associates last year, bringing its overall associate count above 95,000. This record-breaking growth of 20% for 2013 is a prime example of how Keller Williams is consistently moving upwards.

On May 7th, 2014, Keller Williams announced that they have shattered another record by taking their worldwide associate count to 100,575. The perks of working for Keller Williams are unending. The company shared more than $78 million with associates through its Profit Share program in 2013. Since the program’s birth in 1996, the company has distributed $475 million in profits with associates. It is on pace to double that cumulative Profit Share to more than $1 billion over the next five years.

In their first quarter of 2014, Keller Williams has already increased by 2.8 percent, a nice start if they plan on beating their associate growth rate of 18 percent for 2013. Last year, Keller Williams experienced almost 4 times more growth than RE/MAX and 5.5 times more growth than Century 21 and Coldwell Banker. According to Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis, “Our leadership team and our entire associate base are fired up right now. Our continued growth over the last few years proves that our models, systems and people are unmatched in the industry. Our leaders are proving that if you believe in a goal and work relentlessly toward it – you can make it happen!”

If Keller William’s current growth trajectory continues on this path, it is only a matter of time until they surpass all other companies and becomes the largest real estate company in not only North America, but in the entire world.

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Meet: Jim Forde, Realtor Alert For California

REALTOR ALERT FOR CALIFORNIA
Jim Forde, REALTOR ALERT FOR CALIFORNIA

Realtor Alert For California, Jim Forde

As a Cal­i­for­nia licensed Real­tor® for over 30 years, Jim Forde built his career on a solid foundation of integrity, market knowledge and the highest stan­dard of excel­lence. Spend just a few moments with Jim Forde of  Approved Real Estate Acad­emy and it becomes clear Jim Forde loves all aspects of real estate and it’s why he is Jim Forde, Realtor Alert For California.

  • Experienced
  • Knowledgeable
  • Talented

Jim Forde spe­cial­izes in:

  • Busi­ness Devel­op­ment
  • Real Estate Market Training
  • Social Media Training, Development and Implementation
  • Personal Branding

Jim Forde, Realtor Alert For California

Jim Forde believes Real Estate students need a sys­tem that pro­vides Real Time Real Estate License Requirements to help stu­dents pass the California Real Estate License Exam. At Approved Real Estate Acad­emy Jim Forde offers a unique pro­gram to help stu­dents pass the Cal­i­for­nia Real Estate License Exam, which includes online courses or text­book based courses with the ben­e­fit of “Live Per­sonal Instruc­tor” sup­port.

The “Jim Forde Keller Williams” cus­tom approach pro­vide both the stu­dent and agent with ser­vices 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.

Want More Leads?

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel totally con­fi­dent that the leads you have worked hard to get are good, have poten­tial and aren’t a waste of time? With Keller Williams Realty Irvine you can! What you need is a sys­tem that takes in the leads you get, and man­ages them for you with­out you hav­ing to work them into dead ends. Contact Us Now! For full details.

APPROVED REAL ESTATE ACADEMY
4010 Bar­ranca Pkwy., Ste, 100
Irvine, CA 92604

Mail­ing Address

APPROVED REAL ESTATE ACADEMY
PO Box 4163
Tustin, CA 92781–4163

Phone: 714–875-0079
FAX: 714–849-5473
Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

Jim Forde, Realtor Alert For California

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KELLER WILLIAMS

Imagine being in a job that you love, where integrity, teamwork, and helping others is foremost. Think of a place where everyone wants the best for you personally and professionally.

This wonderful place really exists! This is where I work, at Keller Williams Realty. Honestly, the only way to know what I am writing about is to experience it! Please call me and I’d be happy to give you a tour and have you attend any of our training classes. I think that the best way to experience who we are, is to come to our Sales meeting, Tuesdays.

You can also call Jim Forde at 714-875-0979 for more information about Keller Williams Realty.

For new agents we have a wonderful school called Approved Real Estate Academy.   Jim Forde is the Director and makes getting your license fun.    You can also visit their web site:  www.ApprovedRealEstateAcdemy.com

 

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Orange County, CA Real Estate Education Company is not just surviving in this market, they are growing. What is their secret? No surprises, just some fundamental business management 101.

ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com sells , including licensing and continuing education for real estate agents in Southern California. First, they had the foresight to remain debt free and sock away a sizable chuck of earnings for just such an opportunity. In the midst of this economy, most companies are not finding much opportunity. ” Opportunity indeed!”, says Jim Forde, the company’s Director. “We are using this downturn in the real estate market to significantly re-invest in the breadth and depth of our online real estate library.”

“Secondly, we have also had to get more creative about how to find our customers”, says Forde, is entering into creative partnerships with real estate brokers and Colleges. “It’s a win-win says Jim Forde, Director of Approved Real Estate Academy. They gain new agents and students while we expand our customer base”. Forde adds that no potential customer is off their radar. “Our students have included the likes of 80 year old Fletcher “Woody” Woodruff, Service men stationed in Iraq, sailors aboard US aircraft carriers, and probably your neighbor down the street. Challenging times call for creative minds”, insists Forde.

ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com has also re-designed their web site and made numerous other technology and process improvements to make things even easier for students.

As Forde says, “We hear everybody moaning about the market. At ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com, we are investing in our future and any company, large or small, that intends to thrive in the years to come, better be thinking the same way. Frankly, we are excited about the turnaround. When? We don’t know. But when it does, we will be ready for lift off.”

About Approved Real Estate Academy:

Approved Real Estate Academy
is located in Irvine, California, It is one of the best Real Estate Schools in Orange County, California. Approved Real Estate Academy is one of the only providers of online real estate education in Orange County that been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep since with live sales teaching.

For more information about Approved Real Estate Academy, go to www.ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com.
Contact:

Jim Forde
Director
Approved Real Estate Academy
4010 Barranca Pkwy., Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92604

 

Phone: 714-875-0979
Email:Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

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With the unemployment rate reaching shocking new levels and the urgency for career solutions that don’t require years to ramp up, many are taking a second look at a career in real estate. Sound crazy? Actually it makes perfect sense.

Companies that provide online real estate education note the following reasons for this career rotation into real estate:

  • A Fast Start – it requires only about 10 weeks of education
  • A Low Cost – Tuition is generally less than $500
  • A Great High-Paying Job – You should be able to get a job where you can earn $50,000 in the first year if you work at it

Jim Forde, the Director of the ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com a real estate education company, ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com notes, “There is no career path that allows you to train so rapidly, and start the income rolling in so quickly, as that of a real estate professional. In California, you can take your entire training curriculum online.”

When compared with other careers one can attain online, such as medical biller, paralegal, secretary, or any of the 2-4 year degreed professions, none can offer such short training or immediate payback. Most of these non real estate alternatives range from 1-4 years of education and cost between 3 – 10 times the cost of becoming a real estate agent. Mr. Forde the director of Approved Real Estate Academy, known o the internet as www.ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com, has posted a comparison of the top ten careers one can get attain online compared with becoming a real estate agent. That comparison, seen here, provides compelling evidence to support his assertions.

What is as convincing as Mr. Forde’s data is that he is hands on working with the agents every day. Mr. Forde asks, “What are these future real estate agents saying? They are saying that a new career in real estate makes perfect sense.”

About Approved Real Estate Academy:

Approved Real Estate Academy is located in Irvine, California, It is one of the best Real Estate Schools in Orange County, California. Approved Real Estate Academy is one of the only providers of online real estate education in Orange County that been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep since with live sales teaching.

For more information about Approved Real Estate Academy, go to www.ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com.

Contact:

Jim Forde, Director
Approved Real Estate Academy
4010 Barranca Pkwy., Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone 714-875-0979

Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

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Have you ever heard people say they were too far along in years to start a new career? Have you also heard that computers are hard to learn if you haven’t grown up with them?

Here is a story that blows those stereotypes out of the water. Earlier this year, 80 year young Fletcher Woodruff also known as Woody of Midway City, decided to start a new career in real estate. Woody loves people. He loves to manage his own time and he loves to be physically and mentally active, “What better career than a Real Estate agent?”, said Woody.

And since much of the research that agents do is on computers, Woody realized she “needed to learn a bit more about computers”. What better way, thought Woody, than to do his real estate agent licensing training on the internet? Woody found a company in Irvine, CA called Approved Real Estate Academy. “I have no background in computers”, said Woody, “and really didn’t know much more than how to turn the computer on. But it didn’t matter; the staff at ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com walked me through everything I needed to know to complete my training. And I never had to leave my house. If I needed help, I would just call them. They became my friends and supporters. In fact, when I passed my state licensing exam, they called me and asked if I would like to be an Keller Williams Realty Agent.”

Woody is now a licensed real estate agent at Keller Williams Realty in Irvine, CA. At last check, he was on his way to a closing – impressive for the 81 year old rookie! More and more seniors are getting into second careers to earn a little extra money or just to stay active.

ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com recognized this and has courses specifically designed for those wishing to serve the senior market. They have also redesigned their website so that even a customer with no computer experience can easily complete their online real estate training.

For those who think they are too old to start something new, don’t admit that in front of Woody or you will hear his story, loud and proud.

About Approved Real Estate Academy:

Approved Real Estate Academy is located in Irvine, California, It is one of the best Real Estate Schools in Orange County, California. Approved Real Estate Academy is one of the only providers of online real estate education in Orange County that been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep since with live sales teaching.

For more information about Approved Real Estate Academy, go to www.ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com.

Contact:

Jim Forde, Director
Approved Real Estate Academy
4010 Barranca Pkwy., Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone 714-875-0979

Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

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Enrollments up 68 Percent at Approved Real Estate Academy

Enrollments at Approved Real Estate Academy, known online as ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com, are up 68% since the beginning of the year, forecasting many’s opinion that real estate is the place to be in 2009.

A few factors seem to be contributing to this movement toward securing a career as a real estate agent. Firstly, since 2006, most states have seen the ranks of realtors decline by at least 50%. With fewer agents pursing the collective commission pool, there may be greater profit potential than ever before. Secondly, no industry offers as fast or as low a cost of entry, with as great a profit potential, as real estate.

Says Jim Forde, Director of Approved Real Estate Academy, “We have never seen uch a rush toward online education as we are seeing now.” Forde adds, “Online real estate course registrations in March of this year reached their highest level in company history. People are sensing the real estate market has bottomed – and we appear to be poised for a turnaround.”

About Approved Real Estate Academy:

Approved Real Estate Academy is located in Tustin, California, It is one of the best Real Estate Schools in Orange County, California. Approved Real Estate Academy is one of the only providers of online real estate education in Orange County that been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep since with live sales teaching.

For more information about Approved Real Estate Academy, go to www.ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com.

Contact:

Jim Forde, Director
Approved Real Estate Academy
2323 N. Tustin Ave., Suite J
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone 714-875-0979

Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

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Approved Real Estate Academy, known online as ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com, reports an increasing number of high school grads are inquiring about a career in real estate as an alternative to the traditional college career path.

Inquiries to Approved Real Estate Academy‘ online school increasingly relate to questions of age and eligibility requirements in regards to securing a real estate license. Their school rosters indicate young post-high schoolers are re-evaluating the traditional career path of college and seeking an alternative that is more expedient, less costly, and affords a faster way to make money.


ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com also reports that brokers with whom they affiliate are seeking younger agents to connect with their younger buyer demographic. Jim Forde, Director of Approved Real Estate Academy, notes, “Local brokers say they’re reaching out to younger recruits.” He went on to say “Younger workers like to work in a team, like to have mentorship and support and have other options for career development. The Gen X and Gen Y consumers are a hot topic in real estate right now.”

Representative of a younger agent at Keller Williams Realty, has indicated that he uses different tools to communicate with the younger buyers; tools that some younger sellers like himself are aware of such as social networking, twitter, and texting. According to Forde, “Buyers in their 20s, I automatically assume that they want to text-message with me, that they want to instant message, that they want to use technology. People who are older, I give them the option.”

Says Jim Forde, the Director of Approved Real Estate Academy, “If this trend continues, we should expect to see a much younger, much hipper, much more technologically enabled real estate agent.

About Approved Real Estate Academy:

Approved Real Estate Academy is located in Tustin, California, It is one of the best Real Estate Schools in Orange County, California. Approved Real Estate Academy is one of the only providers of online real estate education in Orange County that been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep since with live sales teaching.

About Approved Real Estate Academy:

Approved Real Estate Academy is located in Tustin, California, It is one of the best Real Estate Schools in Orange County, California. Approved Real Estate Academy is one of the only providers of online real estate education in Orange County that been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep since with live sales teaching.

For more information about Approved Real Estate Academy, go to www.ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com.

Contact:

Jim Forde, Director
Approved Real Estate Academy
4010 Barranca Pkwy., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone 714-875-0979

Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

 

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In the midst of one of the worst financial crises our nation has seen since the Great Depression, a national provider of state-approved online real estate licensing courses is making a huge investment in its future and encouraging those who are considering a career in real estate to do the same.

For the last few months, Approved Real Estate Academy (known on the internet as ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com has been telling prospective students that “now is the time to get your real estate license in preparation for the next big upswing in real estate”. Company executives acknowledge the economy is struggling but when it turns around, some very smart, forward thinking people stand to make a lot of money. ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com is strongly encouraging people to put themselves in a position to benefit from the start of the next real estate upswing by getting licensed now.

ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com who has been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep in Southern California. They were among the first real estate schools in the Southern California to make the jump from classroom to online education.

Jim Forde, the company’s director tells us, “About a year and a half ago we sensed this downward trend was approaching. Like most others we didn’t realize that it would go this deep or that it would last this long. Many experts tell us that the true bottom may not come until late Spring 20109. But those same experts also tell us that the next boom will begin at the same time and that it will be big.”

The Approved Real Estate Academy has taken a proactive approach during the months of this downward trend and has made significant investment in the expansion of the company.

They have also just completed a massive re-design of their website and education delivery system. The new site is easier to use, more visually appealing and filled with helpful information for those investigating a career in real estate in California.

They have also produced 2 videos encouraging those considering a career in real estate to get licensed now. These videos are being widely distributed on the internet and can be found on YouTube.com among others.

This has all come at a high price at a time when enrollments in real estate school have seen a steep decline and revenues for real estate schools are down. But this is the point, often the time to prepare for the next upswing is exactly when things are at their worst. It may seem risky, and it may be a little risky, but as they say “no risk, no reward”. Those who take a little risk are almost certain to see big rewards very soon.

ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com isn’t just talking the talk, they are walking the walk. When they say that “now is the time to make the investment in a new career” they are putting their money where their mouth is.

About Approved Real Estate Academy:

Approved Real Estate Academy is located in Tustin, California, It is one of the best Real Estate Schools in Orange County, California. Approved Real Estate Academy is one of the only providers of online real estate education in Orange County that been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep since with live sales teaching.

For more information about Approved Real Estate Academy, go to www.ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com.

Contact:

Jim Forde, Director
Approved Real Estate Academy
4010 Barranca Pkwy., Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone 714-875-0979

Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

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Approved Real Estate Academy, known online as ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com, reports an increasing number of its customers are coming from Twitter and Facebook.

The advent of Social Media has opened whole new avenues for online companies to connect with its customers.

Jim Forde, one of the Directors of Approved Real Estate Academy indicates that more marketing time is being spent on Social Media. All of our management now collaborate regularly to develop marketing initiatives to reach Twitter and Facebook users.

The company has also developed new internal procedures around Social Media to more efficiently administer to those using these new forms of online communication. ‘Twitter Specials’ and ‘Tweet Decks’ are replacing mailers and the post office. A creative example is how they now deploy automated monitoring tools to seek out communications involving ‘real estate’ and ‘online careers’. When these communication threads are discovered, ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com offers the services of its online real estate school. Currently only a small portion of their business comes through Social Media avenues, but they see it as a growing area that is screaming to be served. Approved Real Estate Academy also notes an interesting phenomenon occurring in the blogosphere where people are using their blogs to share feedback about their consumer experience. Lisa Medina, a recent Approved Real Estate Academy graduate in California, used her blog to describe her experience with the company.

The advent of Social Media has necessitated other changes to his company, Jim Forde adds, “We have integrated new processes and new language around Social Media. What shocks us is why some of our competitors aren’t embracing this”.

As a measure of the growing importance of Social Media for online companies, Jim Forde notes “In the early days of Keller Williams Realty, it was all about the telephone. Today, our Career Specialists report that over 25% of all conversations are done digitally, through online chat and e-mail.”

Online companies are being forced to look at how they market. Those companies that embrace and adopt Social Media are far more likely to succeed than those who continue to do things as they always have.

About Approved Real Estate Academy:

Approved Real Estate Academy is located in Tustin, California, It is one of the best Real Estate Schools in Orange County, California. Approved Real Estate Academy is one of the only providers of online real estate education in Orange County that been offering online real estate license courses and real estate exam prep since with live sales teaching.

For more information about Approved Real Estate Academy, go to www.ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com.

Contact:

Jim Forde, Director
Approved Real Estate Academy
2323 N. Tustin Ave., Suite J
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone 714-875-0979

Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

Email: Jim@ApprovedRealEstateAcademy.com

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