Licensed since l971, Marcie has worked in all facets of the real estate profession: broker-owner, developer, and educator.
An active member of the REALTOR family, Marcie believes in giving back to the industry that gave her so much. Through NAR her concentration has been in the Political Affairs, License Law, Professional Standards and risk management committees. Today her training efforts concentrate on the same topics. Marcie’s quick wit and ability to convey difficult material in an understandable fashion is an asset to her audiences. Marcie has worked closely with REALTOR organizations and Real Estate Commissions alike to draft legislation that can be understood not only by the consumer, but also by the licensee. “Energetic, enthusiastic about her topic, precise in her delivery, captivating, and AWESOME” are some of the adjectives from student critiques to describe her presentations.
Marcie’s commitment to real estate education is evidenced by her own designations.
But she doesn’t get the designations and move on. Marcie is an active official family member of the Council of Residential Specialist (CRS) and Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB). She is a Charter CRS (yes she’s very old); served in the capacity of President for 2 state CRS Chapters and was awarded the CRS of the Year from both of those Chapters. She was one of the first Regional VP for the CRS and has served on almost every committee for the CRS. Currently Marcie is the vice-chairman of the Professional Development Committee of the CRB. She has served on the Board of Directors of both of those organizations.
When NAR purchased the ABR designation, Marcie was already one of the national trainers and went on to train the trainers for REBAC and became a national trainer for REBAC. Marcie is a course writer who was responsible for many of the rewrites of the ABR and RLI coursework. Today she writes customized courses for her clients and has written elective courses for both the CRB and CRS. Her articles in the various real estate periodicals are not only fun, but also thought provoking, as are her webinars and blog posts.
Marcie defines her role as an “educator” as “being the person who can change the behavior of the student and can influence them to want to achieve the level of competency that is expected of a true real estate professional.” Raising the level of Professionalism is Marcie’s key objective for the participants and the providers!
“The mediocre teacher tells; the good teacher explains; the superior teacher demonstrates; the great teacher inspires.”
- William Arthur Ward