Pioneering real estate broker, Charles Barnes, is a second-generation powerhouse in the field. His successful career took root in 1971, paving the way for offering real estate education classes in 1978. By the late 1990s, Barnes' innovative spirit led to the introduction of online real estate classes, playing a role in revolutionizing the way education was delivered in the industry. His expertise garnered recognition at the highest level, leading to his service as an Oklahoma Real Estate Commissioner from July 1, 2004, to July 1, 2014. Charles Barnes represents an amalgamation of tradition, innovation, and dedication, marking his enduring influence in real estate education.
Charles "Mack" Barnes
Mack Barnes is a third-generation real estate licensee who started his illustrious career in 2003. As the director of the renowned Barnes Real Estate School, he proudly fosters the next generation of industry leaders through continuing education classes. Mr. Barnes' commitment to real estate education is only part of his story. Honoring a familial legacy, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Charles Barnes, having the privilege of serving as a Commissioner of the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission from July 1, 2018, to May 22, 2023, paralleling his father's ten-year tenure. His passion, knowledge, and experience make him a leading figure in the real estate education sector, consistently inspiring others through his expertise.
With over two decades of expertise in the real estate field, Carolyn Jarvis is a licensed real estate broker associate. Her extensive knowledge and experience make her a trusted authority in the industry.
Embarking on his educational journey as a home inspector in 2004, our distinguished instructor's trajectory took an awe-inspiring turn when he selflessly donned the mantle of service in the Iraq war as part of the Kansas Guard. Upon his return to Oklahoma City in 2007, he enthusiastically resumed his vocation as a home inspector, bringing to the table an unparalleled wealth of expertise accumulated from conducting over 5,000 meticulous inspections. The fusion of his unique war-time experiences and steadfast commitment has transformed him into an invaluable luminary in the home inspection sphere, assuring utmost quality and professionalism in every class he leads. Not just a seasoned home inspector, Cord is also a revered Master Inspector who proudly holds a HAAG Engineering Certification in both Residential and Commercial roofing. As a testament to his diverse skills, he is Fortified roof system certified and has impressively executed over 500 commercial inspections, exemplifying his extensive expertise in the field.
Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC) approved to teach the Broker-in-Charge Course, the Broker Course, the Post-Licensing Course, the Pre-Licensing Course, and select Continuing Education Courses. Licensed Broker #150972. Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) Diploma. Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS). Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Arizona. Master of Public Administration (MPA) and All but Dissertation (ABD) Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Retired). Life Member: the Disabled American Veterans (DAV); the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); the American Legion; the Air Force Association (AFA); the National Society of Collegiate Scholars; the National Honor Society of Public Administrators (Pi Alpha Alpha). Adjunct Professor, Rose State College. Oklahoma Department of Education Certified Teacher.
Dr. Robert Gray (1927-2002)
Dr. Robert Gray (1927-2002) was a revered figure in real estate, revered as an influential author, and recognized for his exceptional stewardship as the retired Director of Education at the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. His profound legacy continues to shape the real estate landscape through his lasting contributions and educational leadership.
Graham Beavers (1923-2006)
Graham Beavers (1923-2006) was a stalwart in the real estate industry, impressively serving as a broker for two decades. His profound understanding of the market intricacies was exemplary, and his dedication to the industry was nothing short of commendable. Beyond his brokerage years, Beavers extended his expertise to the realm of education, dedicating twenty-four years to nurturing the minds of eager learners. His pedagogical journey was marked by the invaluable real-world insights he brought into the classroom, strengthening the foundation of future real estate professionals and leaving a lasting imprint on the industry. His legacy in both sectors continues to inspire.
Marion Brooks (1927-2010)
Marion Brooks (1927-2010) was a titan in the realm of real estate and appraisal, with a remarkable career spanning over four decades. He served as the esteemed Oklahoma Real Estate Commissioner, embodying unmatched expertise and dedication to the industry. With an adept hand in appraisal, he skillfully navigated property valuations, enhancing accuracy and fairness in transactions. Moreover, he showcased an extensive background in property management, underlining his comprehensive grasp of the real estate domain. Marion's legacy, marked by substantial contributions to the sector, continues to inspire, underscoring his enduring commitment to the progress of the Oklahoma real estate industry.
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