Great Experience at IFREC- Thank you!
Hello Mr. Fryer,
My name is MaryStuart Day and I am a Broker Associate at Fannie Hillman + Associates in Winter Park. I have had the pleasure of hearing you speak, in the last 18 years of my Real Estate career, at ORRA. I hope this email finds you well.
I wanted to share my positive experience and education with your company. When I have popped in or called on the phone, the ladies up front are extremely helpful. They went out of their way to make sure my new license number was correct on all the important websites, when it was not. They made special calls and provided great guidance on how to handle it. It worked!
More importantly, I have been extremely lucky to have one of the best instructors teach me over the past year from Ifrec. Tricia Houseman is one amazing educator. I was honored to have her for my Broker’s Licensing Class (2 weeks long) last year and more recently for my 30-hour continuing education, Office Management. Tricia taught your course content with honest enthusiasm and passion. You can tell she truly loves teaching, not just in what she says, but it shows in how she teaches. I was taken back when she said how honored SHE was to spend her weekend with US. Now, that is something I have never heard a teacher say to their students….especially after teaching a previous class that week and over a weekend.
The best part of Tricia’s teaching was how she shared her real-life experiences of being a Broker in today’s market. This allowed us to correlate the textbook content to real life experiences, like how she created her business plan, ran her office, and the changes she made through different experiences. These current and real examples were priceless.
Tricia’s background and expertise in the different areas of Real Estate truly make her invaluable as a teacher. She made sure each student’s line of real estate work (residential, business broker, land development, franchise versus a 1 Broker shop…) were all included with teaching the content. I must add that the other students/Brokers were very vocal in singing her praises at lunch and on breaks about the knowledge they were getting from Tricia.
I work very hard, and I am blessed for being a successful Realtor for the past 18+ years, with selling over 20+ million a year. I love what I do because I love helping good and kind people…I wish money motivated me. However, in reflecting on this past weekend, it was refreshing to have a teacher that is motivated and so passionate about teaching. It is obvious that Tricia truly loves teaching and it shows!
Thank you for the great experience and I look forward to having more at IFREC. I will be there again this weekend for my last 30-hour Broker CE class. I will miss having Tricia this weekend, but I look forward to having her again in the future at IFREC. You are lucky to have her apart of your organization.