Real Estate Trainer
Jim has been in the real estate business for over 19 years. He started as a salesman, and later served as branch manager, corporate recruiter, and corporate trainer. He was formerly Vice President and Director of Training for the 25th largest Coldwell Banker Affiliate in North America based in Albany, NY.
Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS. He is 2000 Chairman of NAR's Education Committee. He was 1995 President of the 2000-member Greater Capital Association of REALTORS in Albany, NY. In 1990, the Albany County Board of REALTORS honored Jim as their "REALTOR- of-the-Year".
Jim is a Senior GRI (Graduate, REALTORS Institute) course instructor for state associations in New York, Massachusetts, and Nevada. He has his own training company "JIM PUGLIESE SEMINARS" and he conducts over 120 seminars and workshops annually across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Jim is a 10-year member of the National Speakers Association. Jim recently presented real estate seminars on a multi-city tour of New Zealand and Australia. He has also been featured on two real estate satellite networks. Jim has conducted seminars at 8 annual conventions of the National Association of REALTORS. In November of 1993, at the NAR annual convention in Miami, Florida,...
Jim was honored as the Number One Speaker at the convention based on evaluations submitted by seminar attendees. He was ranked one of the Top 3 speakers at the 1996, 1997,and 1998 NAR conventions as over 1500 people attended each of his education sessions. In 1999 in Orlando, Jim achieved a 3.89 rating out of 4.0 making him again one of the top NAR speakers.