I have more than 30 years experience as an accomplished real estate broker, trainer, author, college instructor, and real estate industry automation analyst and consultant. I am California native and graduate of the University of Southern California. After graduation from USC, I became a real estate broker and earned my GRI, a nationally recognized professional real estate designation, from the Graduate REALTORS® Institute of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR). I have taught classes on computer usage at the college level and served as a technical trainer for the Real Estate Television Network.
As a member of the East Orange County Board of REALTORS®, California Association of REALTORS® (CAR), and NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR), I pioneered the use of sales automation strategies in real estate practice. I have served on the Computer Committees of the Realty Investment Association of California and CAR and am also the webmaster for several top producing real estate agent teams and organizations.
Upon joining the real estate profession in 1978, I enjoyed a highly successful career in sales and management of residential and income-producing properties. From 1985 to 1987, I also served as Computer Editor for California Real Estate magazine, the official trade publication of CAR. I continue to author articles on the practical use of computers in real estate practice.
In 1985, I started exploring the Internet and ways to expand communication paths using computers. I started his own online Bulletin Board system and served as a consultant on other bulletin board systems. When the World Wide Web was introduced, I authored and began teaching Web Design and E-mail classes, including at the college level. In 2004, I began working with WordPress as a blogging platform and have developed Websites and strategies to increase business productivity using WordPress as a Website platform of choice. I am an active WordPress developer, consultant, trainer and coach.
I currently serve as a coach to many businesses and top income-producing sales professionals (including many in the real estate and mortgage teams) across the United States, acting as an “offsite mentor.” I am the founder of The Burrell Group in Anaheim, California, which conducts both in-person seminars and online Webinars and training classes on the use of computers and technology for sales and business automation. I started AskMarkBurrell.com to provide answers and relieve frustrations of clients and students relating to their technology.
I’m a big college sports fan and love attending sporting events at my alma mater, the University of Southern California, with family and friends. Nothing better than a tailgate party on Saturdays in the Fall! Go Trojans!
According to the testimonials and feedback I have received from my training and speaking engagements my sense of humor, dynamic presentation style, and business marketing expertise have been enjoyed and appreciated by sales and business professionals nationwide.