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My experience as a Realtor since 1979 gives you the wisdom and tools you need when buying or selling real estate. While I am a full time Realtor, I am licensed as an Attorney in California since 1973, so you get additional protection from my legal education. The NC Real Estate Commission has approved me to teach other Realtors, so I have more understanding of real estate sales. The two books I have written have been well received, even selling internationally, so you get a published author working for you.  Being a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and a Legend according to Prudential Real Estate indicate I am a leading Realtor.  My strongest trait is my care and understanding for families, which came from being married the girl I held hands with in grade school since 1969.  We have two children and six grandchildren.    

Experience

Real Estate Broker: Since 1979, licensed in North Carolina and California.  North Carolina Real Estate Broker affiliated with RE/MAX United since March 2006, formerly with Prudential Carolinas Realty from May 1996. First Bi-Coastal Realtor leading Realtor teams in Raleigh, NC and RE/MAX Palos Verdes in California from 2003 to 2007.  Founded & lead Burrell Realty from 1979 to 1996.

REO Broker:   Selling REO properties for Banks and Asset Managers since 1993.  Provides a full range of service from “cash for keys” to post closing services.  Represents Fannie Mae, VA,  US Bank, Citi Mortgage, PNC Bank, Stewart (PMH), USRES,  Goodman Dean to name a few.  Member REOMAC and  www.REOBroker.com

Short Sales: Selling Short Sales since 1993 during in the previous California downturn. Closed short sales with first, second & third mortgages, one judgment and unpaid taxes. Consultant to listing Realtors or Co-Listed short sales in many states throughout America. For more information www.CreateAShortSale.com

Real Estate Developer and Contractor:  Vice President of Burrell, Ltd., a Construction and Land Development Corporation, from 1975-1991.  Subdivided major parcels of land, custom built fine homes, and obtained zoning approvals from governmental agencies in the Los Angeles area.

Trial lawyer:  Young, Henrie & McCarthy and the Law Offices of John McCarthy from 1973 to 1975.  Represented cities, developers, citizen groups and environmental organizations in trials and appeals involving real estate.  A California Attorney since 1973.

Master Carpenter: Journeyman carpenters’ union card at age 9. Worked as a carpenter
to pay his way through Law School.

Family

Married to Judy Burrell, his elementary school sweetheart, since 1969. Two children, Laurie
Hughes and Jeff Burrell, and five grandchildren. 

Hobbies are Windsurfing, Skiing, Flying Single Engine Airplanes and Golden Retrievers (see Jake at www.RealEstateRetriever.com)

Professional 

 Speaker at Conventions and Conferences of Realtors including RE/MAX International National Conventions,  Prudential Real Estate Summit, REOMAC Annual Educational Summit, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, CyberStar Summit, Real Estate Masters Guild and REOCON Summit

Author of two books,  Create A Great Deal, The Art of Real Estate Negotiating and Create A Short Sale, Your Guide Through the Short Sale Maze  favorably reviewed by the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) of the National Association of Realtors.

Teacher of Comprehensive Short Sale Seminar, Continuing Education Course approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. The Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors selected Tim Burrell to teach their Short Sale class.  Law School Teacher at La Verne College of Law in La Verne, California.

Education
1970-1973  U.C.L.A. School of Law Los Angeles, CA
Juris Doctor (J.D.).    GPA in the top ten percent of the class.

1966-1970  Pomona College  Claremont, CA
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)    A- grade point average.
The school’s first four year Letterman in Waterpolo.

Certifications and Recognitions 

  • RE/MAX Hall of Fame
  • Prudential Real Estate Legend
  • REALTOR® certification
  • GRI® Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
  • e-Pro
  • Member CyberStars
  • Member Institute of Luxury Home Marketing
  • Certified Negotiating Expert (CNE)
  • Certified Distress Property Expert (CDPE) 

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.