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Jack P Best, RECS

PO Box 1803
Lady Lake, Florida, 32158
USA
772.349.8328

e-mail: jbestmls@hotmail.com

Qualifications Summary

Financial
CEO, CFO General Manager and Broker for all Office Operations and Finances
Bookkeeping and Accounting using Quicken, Quick-Books, Champion, Escrow Management.
General Manager and Broker for all Office Operations.
Budget Determination, Profit and Loss Reports, and Oversee Membership Billing
General Bookkeeping and Accounting using Quicken, QuickBooks Pro, Champion
and Real Estate and Title Escrow Management software.
Computer Applcations and Software
Skilled Knowledge of Microsoft Office '97/2000,2003, Windows 2000NT/ME/XP-SP3
/ Vista, Internet Explorer 7.0/8.0 and Adobe Acrobat MLS Applications:
Maestro; REXplorer ;( Fidelity MLS); Workstation IV; MLXchange; (Market Linx)
Facilitator of data mapping and implementation of system application and conversion
Usage of Association back-office Database such as MMSI and Rapattoni Magic
Troubleshoot Various Software Applications and provide Issue Resolutions.
People Management Skills
Prepared and instructed Quality Customer Service and Technical Support
Recruited, Trained and Retained Real Estate Licensees to Large Firm Environment
Practice advanced Management Philosophy and Delegation Discipline
Group Mentor for Real Estate Workshop on Locating, Contracts and Mortgages
REALTOR® Dispute Resolution System Mediator (ADR) for National Association
Marketing
Design full color Home Flyers and Brochures from software
Researched and produced Solds & Active Market Share Analysis
Negotiated favorable Vendor contracts for Brokerage and Associations
Write and Distribute internal and external Newsletters
Organization
Prepared Strategic Planning, Goals and Objectives for Business Success
Wrote overall Office Procedure and System Manuals
Established Office Locations, Leasing, Furnishing and Utilities
Setup, Scheduled and Moderated Meetings and Training Programs
Write and Distribute internal and external Association Newsletters


Work Experience

Chief Executive Officer, Western Arizona Realtor Data Exchange, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
April, 2007 – April, 2008
Implemented and enhanced the new InnoVia MLS Software conversion for a County
Regional MLS, three REALTOR Association Shareholders and 1,700 users
Performed Fee collections, Bookkeeping, Generating almost $500,000 in 90 days.
Leased and Improved a 1,200 Sq Ft. Corporate Office and Training Center
Director of MLS Platform Technologies and Training, Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
February, 2002 - April, 2007
Designated Manager for REXplorer,WyldFyre and MLXchange Platforms.
Manager of Call Center Telephone Support for 17,000 Members on MLS Access.
Review Manuals, Training Programs and Vendor Contracts for MLS Platforms.
Participate as Member of NAR Committees and National MLS Users Group.
Vice President-Manager, EXIT Realty Associates, EXIT Realty Group, Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida
May, 2000 - February, 2002
Designated REALTOR Broker for overall Company Operations
Training and Recruiting to the EXIT Sponsorship Program
Provided Technical support to Sales People and Staff
Responsible for daily Management and Contract Activities
Senior Consultant, Innovative Management Services, Lake Mary, Florida
January, 1997 - December, 1999
Group Mentor for Real Estate Workshop on Locating, Contracts and Mortgages
Provide Technical Training of Real Estate Software on various Platforms
Arrange definitive Appraisals and Evaluations from a Call Center
Instruct on Internet Marketing, Web Site construction and Metatag Keywords
Technology Broker, Keller Williams Realty, Boca Raton, Florida
1995 - January, 1997
Trainer of real estate related Computer Software Programs
Responsible for Tech Support and PC troubleshooting for office and agents
Wrote and instructed for Contact Manager and Database applications
Developed Marketing techniques using CMA, Buyer, Flyer and MLS Records
General Sales Manager, RE/MAX Realty Group offices, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida
1990 - 1994
Responsible for operation, marketing and training for 40 Associates
Designed Ads and negotiated advertising contracts
Recruited to the 100% commission concept
Developed and published dominant market-share graphs


Education

Florida Real Estate Commission - Salesman and Brokers License #0582912

Computer Master advanced Course on Microsoft Office 2000/Windows95/98/2000

Sixteen Hour practical application on 1031 Exchanges and Tax implications

REALTORS National Marketing Institute - CRB, CRS, DRS Designations 1982-1994

Boston University, Boston MA - ASD Liberal Arts

Wakefield High School - Wakefield, MA


Certifications

Licensed Real Estate Broker – State of Florida

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager - CRB

Certified Residential Specialist - CRS

Real Estate Cyberspace Society - RECS

Designated Arbitrator & Negotiator, NAR Dispute Resoluton System

Florida Association of REALTORS Honor Society 1992-1995


Activities

National Association of REALTORS, Board of Directors 1994-1996

MLS Policy Committee, Risk Management and Others (NAR) 1994-Present

REALTORS National Marketing Institute, MC Board of Directors 1988-1992

Florida Association of REALTORS , Strategic Planning Committee, and Others 1993-1995

Vice President, Cape Cod & Islands Board of REALTORS - 1990