National Education Classes

There will be 2 NARPM® National Education Classes that will be offered at the 2019 Southern States Conference. These are perfect for anyone trying to get more education in the property management business, as well as for anyone working toward their RMP® or MPM® designations.

These require a separate registration through NARPM® National.

Both classes will be held at the JW Marriott on July 17th, 2019 from 9am-4pm

*Real Estate CE credit available for Tennessee and Georgia licensees*

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Robert Locke, MPM® RMP®

Office Operations: Policy & Procedures

Every brokerage needs a policy and procedure manual to standardize their office operation, especially as they grow and add staff. This course covers the Process from start to finish and includes an overview of trust accounting policy and procedure as an example for the manual.

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Robert graduated from Michigan State University in 1969 with a degree in Business and Marketing. Robert got his real estate license in 1973 and has practiced real estate sales, investing and property management ever since. He and his wife Betty have bought over 150 houses for their own account and have located over 500 houses for their investor clients.

Robert started managing rentals for others in 1980 out of his basement as Crown Management Corporation and over 9,000 tenants have rented from Crown since then. Crown had acquired 14 other management companies in the past 10 years and Robert brokers the sale of management companies between others. Crown’s clients included accidental landlords, private investors, Real Estate Investment Trusts, banks, government agencies, builders, lenders and other brokers. Crown was managing 1000 single family rentals in 2015 when Realogy, a fortune 500 company (and the largest real estate company in the world), bought the company.

Robert is past president and board member of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. He received the Residential Management Professional (RMP) designation in 1998, his Master Property Manager (MPM) designation in 1999, and Crown received the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) designation in 2000.

Robert is a frequent speaker at local, national and international real estate conventions. He has been hired by attorneys needing expert witness in magistrates, state and federal courts on property management disputes and is a trainer in the real estate investing community. Robert is a certified instructor for the National Association of Residential Property Managers and a member of the Partners in Education for the Georgia Association of Realtors. Crown Investor Institute is an accredited school with the Georgia Real Estate Commission and their courses focus on issues of leasing, property management and real estate investing.

Kit Garren, MPM® RMP®

Maintenance: Beyond the Basics

Maintenance and how you handle it will either make or break your business. This course covers the vital everyday maintenance components of a successful property management company.

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Kit has been an active professional in property management services since founding IPM in 1986. Today, IPM owns and operates two wholly owned management subsidiaries:® specializes in single-family homes and is a CRMC company. IPM Association Services operates homeowners associations. Current management portfolio includes high end residential rentals and some of the nation’s most prestigious community associations.

Kit is a past president of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, and is one of the individuals nationwide to have earned the designation of Master Property Manager (MPM®). Kit also holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management.

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