CES is Proud to Welcome Steve Tufts to our Team of Instructors!!

Steve Tufts PortraitSteve is an experienced businessman having achieved success at a high level in both corporate life and as an entrepreneur. He served in executive positions for several large insurance companies prior to venturing out on his own in 1998. As an entrepreneur, he has acquired or started over 15 businesses including several in the real estate industry. His corporate experience as well as his entrepreneurial ventures have demonstrated his expertise in mergers, acquisitions and turnarounds. Steve has a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
Steve joined Keller Williams in 2003. He was the Co-founder and Manager of Tufts Realty Associates located in the Atlanta-Sugarloaf office. This Team closed over $200 million in their first 6 years. They grew to be #1 in the state of Georgia for KW and were cited repeatedly by Atlanta Magazine as one of the Top Realtors in the Atlanta area.

Steve is the OP of several KW offices in Northeast Florida, including the Jacksonville Beach MC that eventually grew to become the #1 office in the Northeast Florida Board of Realtors during the real estate crash of 2007. He was previously affiliated with KW’s Express Realty Services in Springfield, Virginia, one of the Top 3 Teams in all of KWRI in 2009 and 2010. He also served 2 years as the North Florida Management Representative to the International ALC.

Steve has taught in over 30 market centers in the Southeast Region, the North Florida Region and the North Carolina Region. He is most known for his expertise with the Shift and MREA models, lead generation/conversion, marketing strategy, leadership and general business practices.

Welcome to AUGUST!!!

August is off to a GREAT start with 9 classes offered just within this past week!   But don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to attend a class this week, the rest of the month is just as jam packed!

Don’t miss Holly’s MREA 24 Topics in Charleston Mt. Pleasant, Rowena Patton’s Mega Listings class in Durham or Joseph Klosik’s Lead Generate Like a Millionaire in Fort Mill, all on the 13th!  Wow!!  And that’s just one day next week!  Some of the other offerings around the Carolinas this month includes Six Personal Perspectives, Agent Financials, Shift 24 Topics, Market Center Financials, Lead Generate 36:12:3, just to name a few.  Check out the calendar so that you can plan ahead and attend some of these wonderful classes.

Thanks again to our learning based participating Market Centers and our incredible instructors for making CES the success it is today.  I am truly honored to be in business with all of you.  See you on the 21st in Concord!!!!  Once again lunch is served.


CES is proud to welcome Rowena Patton to our team of Instructors!!

Rowena brings ten years of management consultancy background to running Patton Property Group. She lists homes for PPG, and looks after Residential, Commercial, and land listings across a wide geographic base around the mountains. Patton was awarded #1 position for the Carolinas region for first year of business and #3 worldwide in the same category for KWRI.

Now she leads the #1 team in WNC, and Patton Property Group is in the top 100 for KWRI.

She has over 20 years’ experience in buying and selling real estate in the UK and in the US in Washington DC, San Diego CA, Miami FL and Asheville NC.

She is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). Rowena has many years of business experience forming marketing and public relations companies in the UK and an international consulting firm that worked with boards of major corporations in the US, UK and Switzerland, primarily in the area of spinning off start-up entrepreneurial companies.

Rowena lives in Black Mountain and is an owner at the Black Mountain Keller Williams Office, has a team in KW Charleston, SC, is an investor in the Naples FL office; as well as working from the Asheville, N.C. Market Center.

Join us in welcoming Rowena to our team!


CES is excited to welcome Melissa Wells to our team!!!

Melissa Wells is joining CES to assist in the exciting growth and increasing administrative needs of the company.   Beginning April 1, Melissa will be your new “go to” person for the manuals, class scheduling, and general questions regarding your classes. Liz will still be involved in the expansion efforts of CES and will be working with Melissa to keep our back office running as smoothly as possible for all of you.

Melissa is KW all the way.  She joined Keller Williams as a licensed realtor in 2005, moved into the front desk position for the KW Brevard office in 2006, became BIC six months later, and then served as MCA for the Brevard MC from 2007-2010.  With Brevard now a Business Center, she has continued to serve as BIC and office manager for the 20+ agents currently working there.  I can’t tell you how fortunate we are to have someone so familiar with the KWU curriculum and website for training purposes.  She will also be able to contact you directly on a regular basis to insure you have what you need for a GREAT class and remind you of things we need to keep the program running, (ie. your course selections, your sign in sheets).  So get ready for Melissa to become your “newest best friend” and I am confident that the impact from CES will be even greater for our Market Centers in the coming months.

Melissa is married with two children, Johnathon age 16 and Jordan age 11. She enjoys scuba diving, rock climbing, and loves her two lab mix puppies.  Whew, I have a feeling CES will be a piece of cake for this talented, busy woman.

Once again, Liz and I are very grateful to have her on the team and I know you will all welcome her warmly as she begins her regular communication with you on April 1.  Of course remember that Liz and I are still there to help you although we are confident that before long you will be turning to Melissa VERY soon as we know that what she is doing for us is truly her GIFT ZONE.

We are looking forward to 2013 being our BEST yet!!!!


Teaching in the Dark?!?!

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Posted by J Michael Manley, MEGA AGENT MASTERMIND GROUP – KW
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Bill Middleton is teaching Seller Mastery by candle light. The power is out at the office today. — with Bill Middleton Jr. at Keller Williams Realty.
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