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Welcome, Geoffrey!

We are so excited to announce Geoffrey Scheirbaum as a new CHATT instructor! Geoffrey is the Market Center Tech Trainer for the Danville Market Center.

Geoffrey is a native to the Tri-Valley area. Growing up in San Ramon, he attended San Ramon Valley High, Diablo Valley College and Cal State Eastbay, majoring in Business. Licensed CA Realtor since 2007, he has a track record of successful sales and happy clients. Geoffrey is an expert in Real Estate Technology, bringing agents innovative real estate applications.

Welcome, Geoffrey!

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Xavier, from our sister company FES, is now a guest CHATT instructor!

We are so excited to add Xavier to our robust tech training team with CHATT. He comes to us with an extensive knowledge of KW Technology and an exciting teaching style. He has supported hundreds of agents in either getting launched into production or enhancing their existing business via the KW Technology systems and tools.  He is currently the Agent Services Coordinator and a Technology Ambassador for the Market Center in Clearwater, Florida.  Xavier combines his passion for technology and his love for helping people to deliver content in a way that everyone gets it… a true WIN-WIN!

Welcome, Xavier!

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Say “Hi!” to our new guest instructor, Chris Hurley!

A Mega Agent team leader in Houston, Expansion partner in the Carolinas and coach to hundreds of successful brokers Chris’ dynamic front of the room presence delivers impactful fun content to your Market Center.  Recognized by his peers as a go to resource and passionate coach to his clients Chris will bring to life the KWU material in a fun a down to earth style that everyone can enjoy.  Chris was honored to be recognized by Gary Keller as a contributor for the Best Seller Shift during the masterminds that serve as its’ basis.

When training shifted from in-person to digital, Chris got to work creating amazing digitally themed classes that still allow for an interactive learning environment. We are thrilled to be in business with you, Chris!

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Welcome to the CHATT Team, Kelly Cote!

We are thrilled to announce one of our newest trainers, Kelly Cote!

Kelly Cote, a second-generation real estate professional, has been with Keller Williams since 2009 providing support and services to real estate agents within her Market Center as an MCA and assisting other Market Center Leadership as an MCAngel / Data System Analyst. Named her region’s Growth Initiative Support Winner for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017, and recipient of the MCA Excellence Award in 2018, Kelly is excited about the direction of Keller Williams and its focus on growing agents’ businesses through the technology tools and business systems and models provided by Keller Williams. As a KWU Approved Trainer, Kelly brings her excitement and passion into the KW classroom with a focus on productivity, profitability, and KW technology. In 2020 Kelly became the MC Labs Manager at Keller Williams Realty International and continues to work with our leaders and associates to further improve their businesses and lives.

Kelly is teaching ProfitAbility: Agent Financials THIS WEEK! Friday, February 5th from 12:30-3:30 pm. If your Market Center is in the CHATT Program, register here for the class.

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Welcome, John Morris!

John Morris Announcement.jpgWe are thrilled to add yet another talented instructor to our already distinguished CHATT Faculty.  Please welcome our newest tech instructor, John Morris!  John has also recently achieved his KWU Approved Faculty Status with Keller Williams University! Congratulations on both fronts John!


A little about John:

John Morris entered the real estate industry in 2003 after a successful career as a high school teacher and head football coach. He quickly became a top producer as a sales agent in both the state of California and Washington state.

With exceptional leadership skills and background in education, John moved into leadership roles as he has a passion for education and helping agents unlock their potential. During his career, John has been a Sales Agent, an REO agent, CDPE Certified Short Sale Agent, Technology Coordinator, Technology Ambassador, Director of Training and Technology, Productivity Coach, Trainer, and a Sales Manager. With his wide range of experience, John is a sought after speaker as he can cover several topics in real estate from multiple perspectives and markets.

Joining Keller Williams three years ago, the primary reason was due to the cutting edge technology that KW has been developing. John saw the direction that the industry was heading in and wanted to affiliate with the company that was leading the innovation. In addition, the opportunity to continue his path as a trainer with the number one training company in the world and a company that has unparalleled culture made the decision to join KW an easy one.

Currently, John is a Broker Associate with the Keller Williams office in Tracy, CA and serves as the Technology Ambassador for the Stockton, Lodi, and Tracy offices. In addition, he is a CHATT Instructor, Technology Consultant to several market centers, Trainer, and is on the KW NorCal/Hawaii Regional Technology Leadership Council.

If you would like John to visit your Market Center, contact us today to get him on your calendar!

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Congratulations, Zach Younger!

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Please join us in giving a HUGE shout out and congratulations to Zach Younger! While at Family Reunion, he auditioned to achieve Master Faculty status.  Upon hearing the news that he was being welcomed into the elite group of Master Faculty, Zach said this:

I am incredibly humbled and honored to have received Master Faculty status with Keller Williams University. KWU Master Faculty has been a goal of mine for nearly 6 years at Keller Williams Realty, it has been a rewarding and challenging road.

Congratulations, Zach!

New Courses

New Class Spotlight!

We are thrilled to announce that Scott Ostrode is now teaching Win-Win Negotiations! 

“I am very excited to be rolling out this class because it is so timely in our present market. It covers topics that benefit both listing and buyer’s agent and will speak to both new agents and seasoned vets.”  -Scott Ostrode

This course is an amazing addition to the CHATT program, and one that we know will benefit our Market Centers immensely.  Great job, Scott!

Associates negotiate every day with sellers, buyers, co-op agents, vendors … the list goes on.  Discover the underlying principles of win-win negotiations that get deals done. Prepare with goals and strategies and know when to say no. Learn the tactics used in negotiating, when to use them, and how to counter when used on you. See how personalities of all parties play a key role in finding a compromise and reaching win-win outcomes.

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Carl Medford Achieves Approval as KWU Trainer

It is with great honor to announce that another CHATT instructor, Carl Medford has achieved KWU Approved Trainer status.
KWU Approved status this is one of the highest levels that a Keller Williams Trainer can obtain.

There are less than 150 KW University Approved Trainers among over 170,000 KW associates worldwide. Now that’s an accomplishment!

Carl got his start in real estate in 2001 and hasn’t looked back since.  As a practicing Real Estate Professional and leader of The Medford Real Estate Team, Carl is ranked among the San Francisco East Bay elite. His commitment to professional service and results “better than the rest” has led him to develop state-of-the-art tools guaranteeing the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction.

CEO of The Medford Real Estate Team, Inc, Carl ranks with the top few Realtors® in the Bay Area. He’s contributed to Trulia’s Pro Blog, been quoted in the Washington Post, LA Times, San Francisco’s SFGate, CRS’s Residential Specialist Magazine and, most recently, interviewed on KPIX 5, see the interview here. He writes a weekly real estate column featured in two East Bay newspapers, is a featured author with and is a sought-after speaker at real estate events and MLSs. A licensed General Contractor, he co-owns The Next Stage, a professional staging company and Atresco LLC, an investment company specializing in residential income properties.

Carl is driven by his big why, “I want to be able use my God-given talents and skills to enhance the lives of others and, in the process, generate a significant income that enables me to live out my passions and dreams and give generously to those who require a fresh start in life.”


Congratulations Carl!

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Congratulations, Zach Younger!

Zach Younger-Photo-16-08-17It’s always great to start the week with exciting news.  We are pleased to announce that another CHATT instructor, Zach Younger, has achieved KWU Approved Trainer status!  In addition to being the Director of Marketing and Technology for the Folsom Market Center, Zach is also a gifted instructor whose classes agents love to attend.  They all benefit from his extensive knowledge of cutting-edge KW technology, keen organization and gift of gab.  But we’re not the only ones who are excited about this news.  Zach says, “It is an honor to obtain my approval as a trainer for Keller Williams University. This is a tremendous growth experience and I am proud to be standing on the shoulders of giants.”  Next time you see Zach Younger in your Market Center, be sure to congratulate him on a job well done.