My purpose is to help you become a better real estate professional.

My Methodology...

My way of helping you learn is to involve you in the topic, then ask questions that require you to think through the situation and arrive at the answer.

Involving you in the process eliminates the boredom of the typical lecture teaching style. It also stimulates your curiosity and helps develop your critical thinking skills.

During decades of training thousands of people, I've observed that people better understand an issue and retain the information they develop through their own thought processes than people who merely sit and listen to a lecture.

Ken Jones

My Personal Bio

The Strangeloves

I was born and raised in a working-class section of Staten Island, the 5th borough of New York City. I grew up with a love of music and a fascination with buildings and numbers in my DNA.

After being a studio singer and musician in my teens, then having a successful career as the lead singer for the 1960s rock band, The Strangeloves, I was broke, remarried, and was about to become a father.

Being desperate to make more money, in July 1971, I passed the New Jersey Real Estate Salesman's License exam and became an agent for a local company.

I was "a natural"  and created 8 sale transactions in as many weeks. But, without warning, the company closed after the owner drained the company bank accounts and left town... and I never got paid a penny of my commissions.

Because there was no such thing as professional real estate sales training in those days, I took it upon myself to learn everything I could about different types of real estate and the real estate business itself. I also create a real estate investment strategy to become more financially secure.

I opened my real estate agency (Kenneth J. Jones Associates) in January 1978.

The company grew exponentially, and I won several awards for Best Classified Advertising in New Jersey from the New Jersey Press Association.

Because I needed the help of experienced real estate agents for my growing real estate brokerage business, and because there still weren't any professional real estate agent training sources in existence, I developed my Fast-Track agent training program. This course has transformed into my, Ultimate Basic Training course.

When mortgage interest rates shot up to 19% in 1981, I started to concentrate more on my real estate appraisal services.

Ken Jones

Best Classified Advertising Award - April 1979

I became a New Jersey Certified Instructor for real estate sales and broker licensing in 1982, earned Certified Tax Assessors certification from the New Jersey Division of Taxation, and two Accredited Senior Appraiser designations from the American Society of Appraisers in Real Property in 1990 and Machinery and Technical Specialties, Mines & Quarries in 1991.

In January 1992, I responded to the demand for real estate appraiser education by founding the Institute of Real Estate Technologies (now Ken Jones Real Estate Training), creating accredited courses and seminars I presented throughout the eastern United States.

Since then, I've developed and instructed a variety of real estate sales, appraisal, and business training courses and seminars. And because of the explosion of online training, I now provide many of my courses online.

Contact me if you'd like more information about my real estate expereince.

My Career Highlights

  • Licensed real estate salesman in New Jersey (1971).
  • Licensed real estate broker in New Jersey (1977), New York (1982), and Arizona (2001).
  • Listed, sold, leased and appraised thousands of residential, commercial and industrial properties, as well as having designed, constructed, and renovated many others. (1971 to Present)
  • Million Dollar Salesman Awards - National Association of REALTORS®, New Jersey Association of REALTORS®, Middlesex County Association of REALTORS®
  • Provided appraisal, investment analyses, and various consulting services to clients throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. (1979 - Present)
  • Qualified Expert Witness - Provided Expert Testimony before various Federal and State Courts and Local Boards (1979 - Present)
  • Certified Tax Assessor (CTA) certification from the New Jersey Division of Taxation. (1986)
  • Founded Liberty Assessment Consultants and reduced the property taxes of thousands of properties throughout New Jersey and the eastern US. (1988-1993)
  • Appointed Acting Senior Review Appraiser (GS-14) for the Resolution Trust Corp. (RTC) during the Savings and Loan crisis. (1991)
  • Founded Buyer's Trust Brokerage - The first exclusive buyer's brokerage firm in New Jersey. (1993)
  • Appointed Condemnation Commissioner and Expert to the Court by the Superior Court of New Jersey. (1992 - 2008)
  • Auctioneer of Multi-Million Dollar Homes for the Federal Trade Commission. (2010)
  • Earned 2 Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designations from the American Society of Appraisers - 1 in Real Property (1990), the other in Machinery & Technical Specialties: Mines & Quarries (1991).
  • State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license in New Jersey and several other states. (1992-Present)
  • Founded the Institute of Real Estate Technologies, having written and instructed accredited real estate courses and seminars throughout the US. (1992-Present)
  • Residential and Commercial Mortgage Underwriting and Portfolio Analysis for major Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) firms, including Chase Commercial Mortgage, CitiCorp Securities, Deutsche Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. (1997 - 1999)
  • Earned an IFAS Senior Real Estate Appraiser designation from the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. (2010)
  • Written and published several real estate articles and books. (1991 - Present)

For more information...

Contact me if you'd like more information about my credentials or to learn how I can help you advance your career. There's no obligation of any kind.