Provider Name: Gulf South Real Estate Institute, Inc.
Address: 1180 E. Mcneese Street, Suite C Lake Charles, LA 70607
Phone Number: (337) 310-1664
Website: http://www.gsrei.com

Course Summary

Broker And Agent Responsibilities - 2011 Mandatory Topic

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Format: Classroom
Hours: 4.00
Price: Varies

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Agency Approval

Agency Approval Course Number Expiration
Louisiana Real Estate Commission 0048 12/31/2018

Instructors

R Patrick Diamond

R. Patrick “Pat” Diamond

ABR, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI

At an age when most people are just getting into the real estate business, Pat Diamond is enjoying the blessings of a 47 year career in the business. As a broker for all but the first six months of his career he has seen almost every aspect of the business. He has been a sales agent, a sales manager, and a company owner at age 28. He has run a company where he was the only practitioner and one with over 20 agents. He has been an independent and he is now the member of a national franchise. He is the former owner of a real estate brokerage firm, the owner of a state certified real estate school and the owner of an appraisal firm.

Pat earned the GRI designation in 1973 and credits that experience with his life-long quest for new knowledge about the real estate business. His willingness to give back to the industry which has given him his livelihood was fostered by his mentor, Gilbert Williams. Gilbert was President of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors when Pat got into the business. Gilbert treated Pat and everyone else as an equal. In 2005 Pat served as president of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors for the third time in his career. The only other Realtor to have served three times as president was Gilbert Williams who served four times. Pat also served as President of the Louisiana Realtors in 2001. He is a state certified instructor in all areas of real estate and is a state certified residential appraiser. He also holds the ABR, CRS, e-PRO and CDPE professional designations.

Pat has spoken before State Realtor Conventions, has taught Continuing Education classes for the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and as a hobby was a football play-by-play announcer on radio for 18 years.

His wife of 47 years, Barbara, has been associated with him in business for 39 years, first as a non-selling broker taking care of the financial side of the business and since 1987 as the team leader of the Diamond Difference Real Estate Team, a top producing real estate team.

Pat was recently awarded Realtor® Emeritus status by the National Association of Realtors.

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