Real Estate Training Institute Instructors – Premier Real Estate School
Real Estate Training Institute has the best qualified Mississippi Real Estate Instructors.
The qualifications that our Mississippi Real Estate School demands from the instructors are tough. 🍏
Every class leader is required to obtain the GOLD STANDARD INSTRUCTOR (GSI) designation from the National Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) before they are scheduled to teach.
During their tenure at the Real Estate Training Institute, our professionals are required to take the advanced real estate leadership course called, Distinguished Real Estate Instructor (DREI) Designation course. The DREI Recognition is the highest honor bestowed upon a Real Estate Professional Classroom Leader. There are less than 80 such instructors in the United States and Canada. The DREI is held by mostly attorneys, Real Estate Commissioners and Real Estate School Owners.
The courses at Real Estate Training institute are constantly updated with current changes. Course techniques include contemporary adult learning styles. Andragogy is the school’s style of education.
Classes incorporate the “Flipped Classroom” technique.
RETI instructors are proud members of the Real Estate Educators Association.
James (Jim) Clauson, CDEI, DREI Candidate, REALTOR®
Broker, School Administrator
RET. First Sergeant Jim Clauson (E8)
Jim has had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army. He served this country for 20 years which included two tours in Vietnam. He retired at the age of 38 in 1986.
He received his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. He is also a former high school teacher at the Army Navy Academy in San Diego.
He met his wife Leslie in California where she was a Broker. They formed a successful business combining Jim’s construction background and Leslie’s experience. (Coastal Income Properties, Inc.) They specialized in Residential Income Properties, 1031 tax deferred exchanges and income property flips. They have actively continued to hold a portfolio of properties.
In 2006 Jim and Leslie moved to Mississippi with the desire to retire. Instead, they became brokers in Mississippi and purchased the Real Estate Training Institute (RETI), in Biloxi.
Jim Clauson is a Mississippi, Louisiana, New York Broker and Instructor at RETI, the CEO/Broker for Clauson Realty and a Consultant at Leslie’s company, Coastal Services.
Jim is a member of NAR, MAR and GCAR . He holds a certification as a BPO Specialist. His past affiliations include California CAR, Pacific West Association PWAR and California Apartment Association.
Hollye Burks Granier, REEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CDEI, DREI Candidate, Mississippi Assiciation of REALTORS®
Senior Leader – REALTOR®
Hollye Granier, REALTOR, MRP, ABR, CDEI
Broker at CENTURY 21 Bob Leigh & Associates
Proud Active Member of:
Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council
Real Estate Educators Association Board of Directors
Mississippi Real Estate Commission
Member of the Hernando Chamber of Commerce & The Southaven Chamber of Commerce
Instructor for Real Estate Training Institute
*Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, Continuing Ed
NAR Certification & Designation Classes
Recipient Award for 2016 NWMAR Leadership Course
Recipient of the Horizon Award
Certified Relocation Specialist with Affinity and Cartus
Sponsor Organizer for 2016 NWMAR – 5K Lymphoma Run in North MS
Active Local Community Soccer Coach for 4k-5k
Award Recipient for the Million+ Dollar Producer Club
Real Estate Training Institute, MS – Broker/Owner
Going Coastal Realty – Consultant
EXCEL Yourself® – MBTI Certified Practitioner
Coastal Services, CA and MS – Broker / Owner (Property Management)
Clauson Realty, Mississippi – Consultant / Owner
Coastal Income Properties, Inc., Long Beach, CA – CEO
Author / Publisher: (Leslie Clauson’s Books)
Mississippi Real Estate Exam
Passing the Mississippi Real Estate License Law Exam
MREC Forms and the Laws That Made Them Happen
Real Estate Training Institute – The Missing Workbook
Answers to the Real Estate Exam
Mississippi Real Estate License Law Exam – State Specific Workbook
Tennessee Real Estate Workbook
The Real Estate Exam – The Missing Workbook
MREC License Law and Administrative Rules and Regulations (MREC’s content)
REEA / Real Estate Educators Association
DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor)
National Association NAR
California Association CAR
Pacific West Association PWAR
California Apartment Association
National Association of Real Estate Brokers
Broker at World Properties
National Association of Broker Price Opinion Professionals
Keri Manley moved to the Gulf Coast four years ago from beautiful Lexington, KY. She and her husband, Doug, have had a lifelong dream to live near the beach and finally made the decision to come to the Gulf Coast after vacationing in the area for the past several years.
Keri has her Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation and has spent the last 23 years working in the non-profit world. From running the largest 4-H Residential Camp in Kentucky to helping match children and teens with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and most recently, managing over 300 active volunteers at a Therapeutic Riding Center for individuals with special physical, social, emotional and cognitive challenges, experiencing the healing power of the horse. Keri truly understands how important building a relationship with clients is in helping them achieve their life dreams.
During the past four years, Keri has become a licensed Real Estate Agent and has helped to make the dream of homeownership a reality for just over 30 individuals and families here on the Gulf Coast. Education is a huge factor for Keri and she has several certifications; ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), MRP (Military Relocation Professional), RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert), Certified Home Marketing Expert and EXCEL Yourself certification.
Having gone through a life-changing move herself, both selling a home in Kentucky and looking for a home in the Gulf Coast area, she wants to ensure that your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Whether you are just starting out, raising a family or ready to slow down and unwind, let Keri show you the beauty of the Gulf Coast and all that it has to offer. With her attention to detail, listening to what the CLIENT’s needs and wants are is what makes her the perfect person to help you make your dreams of Coastal Living a reality.
HOME is how YOU define it!
Jennifer’s journey with the Real Estate Training Institute began when the school was just an “idea” at a dining room table. She was a participant in the opening of the first classroom and was acknowledged in the school’s very first book. She was also the first instructor registered at the school.Life’s twist and turns have caused the comings and goings with Jenifer and the school.Over the years, Jennifer’s duties have included, accountant, secretary, painter, marketer, janitor, organizer of everybody, emergency fill-in, communication translator, loyal friend and of course, instructor extraordinaire.We are thrilled to welcome back Broker Jennifer Butler as the primary instructor at our Hattiesburg campus.
Tina Perkins, CDEI, DREI Candidate
Senior Instructor / MBTI® Certified Practitioner
Tina M. Perkins
Broker / CEO at Going Coastal Realty. After spending 20+ years in the hospitality management field, I obtained my Real Estate Salesperson license through The Real Estate Training Institute in 2005. I absolutely love the real estate business. I get a tremendous sense of accomplishment helping others achieve their goals of home ownership.In 2013 I received my broker’s license and opened up my own brokerage, Capstone Realty. It was one of the happiest times in my life. Shortly after, I started teaching with The Real Estate Training Institute and found that my passion in life is teaching and sharing with others the knowledge that I have gained through my Real Estate experiences.Early 2016 I joined Keller Williams in the capacity of CEO/Career Development where I could leverage my joy of teaching. I would not be where I am today without the quality of education I received from The Real Estate Training Institute. The doors of RETI are the doors to an amazing career for those who choose to walk through them.In 2018, I opened a Gulf Coast Mississippi brokerage called Going Coastal Realty.
Jesse Palacios, MRP
Real Estate Training Instructor – Military Education
Our mission is to provide our adult learners with the highest quality instruction in classroom and online real estate courses to prepare them for a successful professional career in the real estate industry.