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Younes is a real estate broker based out of Central Florida with over fifteen years of local experience. Elkhander is a state-licensed broker and instructor and began his career in sales and marketing for developers of luxury resorts. After a successful career in this industry, Younes realized he wanted to work in a division of sales and service that had a more personal touch and made the transition to residential and commercial real estate in 2004. Younes has closed nearly 1600 transactions and secured a quarter billion in residential and commercial sales, including the sale of two mansions to an actual princess— so he knows how to treat every client with the same respect as one would treat royalty! Previously, he leads the top team in the State of Florida with GMAC Real Estate and is passionate about mentoring the new generation of real estate professionals, giving them the tools they need to catapult into success. Under his leadership, the GMAC team earned recognition from multiple organizations, including the Florida Homebuyer Magazine, the Orlando City Magazine, the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, and many others, and currently holds a Five Star Zillow rating. Younes is a dedicated real estate agent and broker who finds his joy in training up young professionals to excel in the real estate industry. In his free time, Younes enjoys traveling the world: he is a graduate of the World Tourism Organization sponsored International Institute of Tourism in Tangier and loves finding and sharing the discovery of new destinations. Younes also enjoys photography and fitness.
Bill grew up in the laid back lifestyle of Key West, FL, He began his professional life in the hospitality industry working his way to management. It was there that he learned the importance of providing quality customer service, and anticipating the needs of the guests to ensure a memorable experience. As he transitioned into real estate he was able to combine his passion for helping people with the customer service and management skills he had developed. As a Metro Brokers real estate professional, he works hard at providing the type of service and expertise buyers and sellers deserve, while maintaining a reputation that is well thought of by all of his customers and clients. With over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, he has experienced the ebb and flow of almost every type of market and have managed hundreds of successful residential real estate transactions. From first time home buyers to experienced investors and everyone in between, He has the knowledge and experience to successfully manage your transaction too.
"I attended the 63 hour pre-licensing course at this location. The class was a manageable size and I was welcomed immediately. I had taken the same course at another location the year prior, but it did not compare. At Metro Academy, I was able to comprehend the content, and everything was so well presented it left very few questions. There were clear instructions from start to finish about everything from how to obtain your license and what the next steps were. Younes is the broker and taught the class himself. You can tell he is very passionate about real estate and extremely knowledgable from his years of experience. I left the class confident I could pass the state exam, and on the first attempt I passed and I am now licensed! I owe my successful start to Metro Academy and the staff!"
Metro Academy of Real Estate is a top notch program and really helped me get my career started in the right direction. The class size and one on one instruction from Younes helped me pass the license exam on the first try. The class content and his dedication to helping students was a knowledgeable experience. I would highly recommend this academy to anyone looking to further their career in real estate.
1. Finish Your Pre-License Course at our real estate school (Florida Mutual Recognition States: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Oklahoma).
For Sales Associate License
To be eligible for a sales associate license, the state of Florida requires the following:
· You have to be at least 18 years of age
· You must have a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED)
· You must have a social security number
· You do not need to be a Florida resident
· You must receive approval of your state application
· You need to complete and pass a state approved 63 hour sales associate pre license course & course final exam
· You need to pass the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate State Exam
2. Apply For A Florida Real Estate License
3. Get Fingerprinted
4. Complete Your Course and Pass Your Pre-License Course Final Exam
5. Schedule and Pass the State Exam
Register with Pearson VUE by calling (888) 204-6289, or visit: http://www.pearsonvue.com/fl/realestate/