NVAR Instructors

 
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Meet our Instructors

The NVAR Realtor® School provides expertise and professional development to Take You Further.
Larry Anderson

Larry Anderson

Licensed as a Virginia Real Estate Salesperson in 1976, Larry currently serves as the director of education for Fairfax Realty in Annandale, Virginia. In 1982, he obtained his broker’s license and began his career in real estate management and agent training. Larry has been active in NVAR for more than 30 years, serving on the Board of Directors and on many committees, including chair of the Commercial Forum. He has also served on committees at VAR. A real estate educator for over 25 years, Larry teaches more than 15 courses for NVAR and VAR. He has received many association awards, but two he truly values are the NVAR Code of Ethics Award and the VAR George Rink Educator of the Year Award. In 2008, he received a B.S. from Old Dominion University in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Work and Professional Studies and a minor in Marketing.
 
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Keith Barrett

An Attorney and Entrepreneur, Keith founded Vesta Settlements in 2011 and has overseen its growth from one employee in a temporary office space to a team of over 20 across three offices. Keith established and oversees the “big picture” for Vesta and ensures execution across operations and business development. Vesta has been included in the Washington Business Journal’s List of Top Title Companies 7 years in a row. Keith is also the Managing Member of the law firm Keith D. Barrett, PLLC.

After transitioning from the private practice of law where he concentrated on litigation, Keith entered the real estate title and settlement business in early 2005. He quickly built a reputation as a trusted resource, educator and advisor to the real estate community on real estate transactions and related matters. Keith has conducted in excess of 5,000 real estate settlements, while also teaching a wide range of seminars and classes across Northern Virginia, including at NVAR, DAAR, individual brokerages, lending offices, sales meetings, tradeshows and retreats. Keith has also shared his real estate and business knowledge on podcasts, radio and for the Virginia Land Title Association.

Keith is a licensed attorney in Virginia, New York, Connecticut and D.C., a licensed title agent, and a Virginia Real Estate Board approved instructor. He also serves on the NVAR Standard Forms Committee (including as Past Chairman), the NVAR Attorney Roundtable Committee, is a member of the Virginia Bar Association Real Estate Section and serves on the Virginia Bar Association Real Estate Council.

Tracy Comstock

Tracy Comstock   

As principal broker/owner of SilverLine Realty & Investment LLC, Tracy is engaged and well connected throughout the DC metro area. She participates in all real estate activities including residential, commercial, and international transactions. Tracy has been delivering value to our local members providing pre-licensing, post-licensing, and continuing education as well as GRI classes while also promoting NVAR values beyond the DC metropolitan region. Tracy’s experience and proven track record of success is an asset helping members gain valuable information and the necessary support in today’s challenging market place.
 
Reggie Copeland

Reggie Copeland

Reggie Copeland has served in a number of positions, giving back to the industry that he loves. He has especially enjoyed his time of service on the BOD and both the Grievance/ Professional Standards committee. Reggie is fully committed to the value that service on committees provides through NVAR, wholeheartedly believing he’s helping to impact realtors productively. Reggie remains committed to serving his fellow Realtor® colleagues through teaching, committees, board opportunities and being available as a direct resource to those who seek out his guidance. He looks forward to future growth opportunities with NVAR, and embracing creative ways to continue to improve upon a dynamic and ever-changing business.
 
Frank Dillow

Frank Dillow

Frank Dillow is an Associate Broker and Vice President in Long & Foster ‘s Commercial Division. Since embarking on his real estate career seven years ago, Frank has been an active member of NVAR, becoming chair of the Commercial Council two years ago, and the author of the Commercial Real Estate features which have appeared in NVAR’s Re+View magazine since then. Frank’s work at NVAR has focused on improving communications and business relationships between NVAR’s commercial and residential Realtors®.  Frank has also provided leadership for various arts and education organizations.
Doug Enger

Doug Enger

Doug Enger is a native of Washington, D.C. and has been active in residential real estate finance for over 20 years. Doug is currently a sales manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for Northern Virginia and is actively involved in finance and sales training on a national level for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Doug has also written “Residential Financing Handbook” for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. It has been also been adopted by NVAR as a training manual for all the Real Estate Finance Training courses. Doug still actively originates purchase mortgages for his clients to keep current on all new trends and creative financing alternatives. 
 
Jerry Friedlander

Jerome P. Friedlander, II

A partner in the law firm of Friedlander, Friedlander & Earman PC, Jerome’s law practice of more than 44 years focuses on wills, trusts, estate planning, real estate law, entity formation and disputes, as well as the litigation arising from those areas. He is a member of the VA and D.C. bars and a past president of the McLean Bar Association and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Jerome has been a substitute judge in the General District courts since 1985. He is the author of law books in landlord tenant law, real estate law (Broker’s Guide to Virginia’s Real Estate Law), and limited liability companies and has also written articles and conducted seminars. He has been an NVAR instructor for about 20 years. Jerome received his B.S. from Georgetown University and LLB from the University of Virginia.
 

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Tara Furges Houston

Tara Furges Houston is the Founder and Vice-President of Houston Consulting Group & Associates, LLC, a consulting practice providing branding, marketing, and business development training and consultation to small businesses and independent contractors so they can leverage new business opportunities. She is a real estate professional with eXp Realty, where she is the former State Broker for the District of Columbia (DC) and Maryland (MD); as well as the former State Compliance Broker for Virginia (VA). Now, she works, alongside her husband Michael, leading the Legacy Builders Global agent partner group of eXp Realty with a gross sales volume of over $100MM a year! Tara and Michael are trainers, mentors, and coaches for their personal agent group as well as agents and brokers across the country. Their mission is to help agents and brokers build better businesses to live better lives.  
Vimal Kapoor

Vimal Kapoor CIEC, CIE

President and chief inspector at The Building Inspector of America, Vimal has more than 35 years of engineering, architecture, and home inspection experience. An expert in residential construction, he specializes in performing indoor air quality evaluations for clients with ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ and ‘Building Related Illness.’ Vimal is a continuing education instructor at GCAAR, NVAR and PGCAR. He is a past president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors, and has testified as an expert witness about residential construction and mold contamination in buildings. As a building performance analyst, he has also advised clients about building green and improving energy efficiency.
 
Tom Lynch

Tom Lynch

Licensed since 1969, and a principal broker since 1975, Tom is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He began teaching real estate in 1972. Tom is currently certified in four states as an instructor for continuing education, and he also teaches the GRI Designation program for the Duchess County Association of Realtors®. When not teaching, managing agents or consulting, Tom is an expert witness in trial court for the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland and federal venues.
 
Diane Quigley

Diane Quigley

Certified Residential Appraiser Diane is the owner of Quigley Appraisal Service, and has been appraising residential properties in Virginia and Maryland for more than 25 years. She has taught real estate principles and real estate appraisal for NVAR since 1995. Diane also holds a broker’s license in Florida, and is the broker/owner of Quigley Realty Services, LLC. She is currently the chairperson for the Virginia Appraisal Board, and has been involved in many professional appraisal organizations over the past 25 years.
 
James Semeyn

James M. Semeyn

A private mortgage banker with Wells Fargo Mortgage Banking, James offers over 30 years mortgage origination experience. In addition to his origination experience, James has also served as an industry speaker and trainer. Throughout his tenure in the mortgage banking industry, he has trained thousands of mortgage loan officers, underwriters, and real estate professionals on best practices for qualifying homebuyers utilizing both manual and automated underwriting technologies. James has received certifications from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for training Desktop Originator®, Desktop Underwriter®, Loan Prospector® and FHA’s TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard®. James has been a loan originator and licensed Realtor® since 1986, and for 28 years has provided financing courses for the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors® and the Graduate, Realtor® Institute. He has also provided training for the Maryland Association of Realtors® and the District of Columbia Real Estate Commission. James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
 

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