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?!?!

FACEBOOK POST FROM A CES class in Greenville Upstate

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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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Carolinas Educational Services had a banner first year!!!  1877 KW agents and 182 guests attended the 152 classes that took place in our 19 participating Market Centers during 2012.  Winning an extra day of training in 2013 is Ken Brandon, Jacksonville, NC Market Center for bringing the most guests–52 total.  Way to go Ken!!!  Also, Terry Padalino won an extra day for having the highest number of attendees at 208. In addition he had 25 guests. Great job Terry!!!  Special recognition as well to Mt. Pleasant MC with 190 KW attendees/25 guests, Cary MC with 192 attendees/13 guests, and New Bern MC with 23 guests.

CES will be continuing to make an impact in 2013 with 28 Market Centers participating in the program.  Already in January we have had 25 classes. We are looking forward to CES playing an active part in growing the productivity and profitability of our Market Centers as well as changing the lives of the students.  A special Thank You to our fantastic faculty; Bill Middleton, J. Michael Manley, James Shaw, Jenny Linich, Jim Krautkremer, Joseph Klosik, Kent Temple, Mark Brenneman, Mike Zullo, Pamela Temple, Sherrie Puffer, Suzanne Ludwig, and Tammi Juengst. Carmen Hunter has joined the team to assist the market centers in promoting the classes directly to the agents, and offer other support to the program as it grows. And a special thanks to my right arm, Liz Rourke, for helping to make CES everything it is today!!!

Thanks again to Mike Tavener, Regional OP, and Janet Faulk, Regional Dir. for having the vision and giving us the chance to make it happen.

I look forward to seeing you all in Dallas at our Family Reunion!!!!


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