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Bill Whisnant

A-REP, C-CREC, CTG, e-Pro Bill is Cofounder, President and Owner of TREES, Inc.  He has a BS Engineering & Masters of Business Administration, MBA, from Auburn University. He has ove...

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Ed Mathews

CRB, GRI Ed graduated from the University of Georgia Finance & History.  He was licensed in 1974 and has been a TREES instructor since 1997; Office Manager and Trainer of various real estate...

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Bruce E Lynn

Joined TREES as an Instructor in 2007Lives in Franklin with his wife and sonOriginally from Lenoir City in East TennesseeBS Education, University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTennessee Real Estate Broker Se...

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Ben Brychta

Ben  was first licensed in Wyoming in 1982, owned C-21 franchise and successfully operated a real estate company until 1989 when he moved to Chattanooga.  Ben began teaching part time for TR...

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Randall Fly

Randall Fly, CRS After completing high school in Nashville, Tennessee, Randall attended the University of Tennessee Martin. His university studies were interrupted in 1971 when he was called to serve...

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Karen Hoff

Karen E. Hoff, GRI, CRS, e-Pro, Broker, has been an agent for over 38 years in the Nashville Area.  She brings the wealth of years in the business to teaching real estate principles.  Karen ...

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Lecia (Lucy) Foster

Lucy has been with TREES for 35 years and is the Administrative Director/Office Manager. She is in charge of registrations and class coordination with TREES instructors.She is also in charge of gettin...

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Ellis Gardner

Ellis Gardner is a dual graduate from TREES (TN Real Estate Education Systems) achieving his Affiliate license in 2000 and his Broker’s license in 2006. Education is central to Ellis’ ca...

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Wendy Dickerson

My name is Wendy Buck Dickerson and I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My Real Estate career began in the early 1990's when I was managing an apartment complex that was foreclosed on and the bank asked...

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Jeff Lapin

CPM,DREl Jeff graduated from Pepperdine University with an MBA. He earned the prestigious Distinguished Real Estate Instructor designation in 2023. He was first licensed in 1984 (in California) and i...

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David Powell

David is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1985. In 1993 he became a realtor and an appraiser. Moving to Tennessee in 2005 he upgraded to Certified Re...

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Bob Leedy

In the past, Bob had taught TREES real estate classes and now is the senior instructor for TREES home inspection division, American Academy of Home Inspection, AAOHI. Bob is a licensed Tennessee home ...

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