About Gary Keller
After working with small business people across North America to build one of the world’s largest real estate companies, Keller Williams co-founder Gary Keller is helping even more people find success through his Millionaire Real Estate book series, including national best sellersThe Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, and SHIFT. Unsurprising to those who know him, his greatest achievement is the life he’s built with wife Mary and their son John.
About Jay Papasan
What do you get when you cross a lifelong dedication to writing and editing with a sudden passion for real estate? Jay Papasan, who after a successful publishing career in New York, co-authored the Millionaire Real Estate series with Gary Keller, collaborated on the best seller FLIP, and serves as Keller Williams VP of publishing. Today, he enjoys life in Austin, Texas, with wife Wendy and their children Gus and Veronica.
Rick Villani bought, fixed up and sold his first investment property almost 20 years ago, and hasn’t stopped since. He’s turned his passion for rebuilding houses into a thriving business with the launch of HomeFixers Corp. in 2001, a firm assisting real estate investors in assessing, renovating and selling houses for profit. Best-seller, FLIP, is based on his and Clay Davis’ expertise as a consultant on more than a thousand rehab projects.
With over two decades of commercial real estate experience, Buddy Norman is a proven leader. Before joining Keller Williams as the founding member of KW Commercial, he was a top producer and an expert in building new commercial brokerage teams across the United States. It was only natural that he wrote a tactical guide for achieving success in any commercial landscape, SHIFT Commercial.
Linda McKissack – Realtor, entrepreneur, author, public speaker – began her real estate career in the ’80s. Despite a rocky start, Linda has built a successful team which includes her husband Jim, selling more than $40 million in volume. The HOLD co-author has also made a career of helping others by sharing her successes in order for them to increase their revenue and grow their businesses.
Launching a longstanding career in real estate investing was not what Jim McKissack, HOLD co-author, had in mind when he and Linda, his wife and investment partner, bought their first investment property in 1991. The first investment was far from successful, but taught them many lessons, which they used to make the property cash flow. Today, Jim and Linda head a real estate enterprise that encompasses 79 single-family homes, 6 commercial buildings, 2 multifamily structures, 6 vacation rental cabins and 5 real estate franchises spanning three states, all with an annual cash flow of more than $1 million.
It’s no wonder REALTOR Magazine featured Ben Kinney in the publication’s “30 Under 30.” After finding success in technology marketing, he runs one of the most productive real estate teams in North America, Home4Investment. A true thought leader, he realizes the future of real estate is technology and shares his proven strategies through coaching and his eBook, Soci@l: Attract Friends, Followers, and Connections to Your Business.
A passion for helping people realize their greatest potential has led Dave Jenks to inspire thousands of top real estate agents, as well as entrepreneurs from many other walks of life. A consultant and trainer with more than 30 years of experience in real estate, he taught for the Dale Carnegie Institute and Keller Williams University, where he co-authored several books in The Millionaire Real Estate series with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.
Jennice Doty, co-author of HOLD, has been in the real estate industry since 1979. Together with investment partner Steve Chader, Jennice has built a successful career, providing management services for more than 1,000 residential homes and 35 commercial properties. Jennice resides in Arizona with her husband, Billy, of 32 years and their three children: Casey, Kirbi and Lane.
Steve Chader is no stranger to Gary Keller’s Millionaire series. Before co-authoring HOLD, Steve contributed to both The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and The Millionaire Real Estate Investor. He has been investing in real estate since the ’70s with his father and grandfather as his first partners. Since then, Steve’s partnered with Jennice Doty to build a thriving real estate investment business with both residential and commercial income properties.