Nicole Ocean, Lead Instructor and Founder
As a national speaker, certified real estate instructor, BPO trainer and coach, Nicole has been teaching real estate professionals all over the United States for the last 5 years. Nicole has helped thousands of BPO and REO Agents build and automate their businesses to levels previously never achieved. As a speaker, Nicole is accustomed to speaking in both small settings from one-hour virtual training sessions to day long classes of hundreds of people within a group setting.
As Co-Founder of BPO Automation Group, Nicole is a career BPO professional and state-certified real estate instructor. The BPO Automation Group has used her firsthand industry knowledge and personal experience to incorporate industry best-practices into all of the company's products.
Nicole has been in the 'BPO trenches' herself as an independent BPO Agent as well as a team leader. She knows the true value of having efficient systems, proven tools and processed set up. When you learn from a live class or from our virtual coaching material that the BPO University has to offer, you benefit directly from our first-hand background knowledge and direct industry experience. Nicole wouldn't want it any other way!
Take confidence from the fact that Nicole has worked for over 35+ BPO, REO and Asset management companies in the past 5 years and performed over 1,000 BPO orders to date.
If you want to work with someone with a proven track record, whether you are new to the BPO and REO business or a seasoned pro, Nicole is someone who's passion for the business shows in all she does.
Steve Lorimer, Elite Senior Instructor
The BPO University is excited and honored to have added Steve Lorimer to our team of Elite Instructors on June 3rd, 2010.
After Steve received his Master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1972, he began his career by working in the social work and educational industries. He has taught numerous classes at the undergraduate level, as an Adjunct Professor at the graduate school level, and in the private sector. Retreats, workshops and formal classroom settings where courses in inter-personal skills have been instructed by Steve, starting in the mid 70's. In 1976, he got his real estate license and has been active as owner/broker of his own firm for over 12 years. During his real estate career, Steve has been involved with residential, multi-family, and commercial sales, as well as property management, syndication of real estate partnerships and land development.
Steve and his wife, Cheryl have been active real estate investors with ownership of over 25 residential properties. He has also been involved over the years in the home construction industry and personally built 19 custom and spec homes. In 1984 Steve went to work for a Mortgage Banking firm as a loan officer, then was hired in 1986 as the General Manager of one of the first mortgage brokerage firms in the State of Washington. Late in 1987 Steve opened his own mortgage firm and within a short time had three branch offices running in N.W. Washington.
Today, Steve is still managing both his real estate firm, Pacific Realty Group, Inc. and his mortgage brokerage company, Pacific Mortgage Lenders, Inc., as owner/ designated broker of each firm. He continues his activities both listing and selling real estate and providing home loans. In late 2009 Steve was hired as Sales Manager of the BPO Automation Group and spends a part of each day talking with real estate agents, brokers and appraisers across the nation about using BPO automation and auto-accept software to increase the quantity of BPO orders and how to significantly decrease the processing time of each order. Over the years, Steve has conducted numerous financing classes for real estate agents and brings his wealth of personal experience and knowledge to the classroom.
Want to Become an Elite Instructor for the BPO University?
We are looking for qualified instructors for both live accredited and non-accredited webinar classes. We are also looking for people interested in being a special guest speaker for our 'BPO Inner Circle' virtual coaching platform.
What is the BPO University?
BPO University is a private state approved and fully-accredited school that was founded by Nicole Ocean. Nicole is a certified real estate instructor (Washington state).
BPO University is the very first accredited real estate school (that specializes strictly on BPO training and education) to offer clock-hour approved courses on broker price opinions. All accredited courses are caught only by certified instructors that have years of first-hand experience in the broker price opinion and real estate owned property fields.
When a real estate professional signs up for our live accredited class they can take advantage of learning more about broker price opinion's while obtaining CE credit / clock-hours, that they can apply towards their continuing education requirements. .
BPO University also offers a non-accredited live class in various states across the nation. We hope to be coming to Florida and California soon. Lastly, a distance learning version of the 'Broker Price Opinion Basics 101' course will also be available in the near future.
BPO University puts real estate professionals in the driver's seat by making it easy to let them choose when and where they want to take a class and see how they will gain a competitive edge within the BPO and REO business by taking courses through the BPO University.
Lastly, a virtual coaching program is in the works as well and will be available very soon.
BPO University's Vision:
The main driving force behind BPO University is to bridge the gap between current non-accredited courses, designations and certifications that are available for people wanting to educate themselves on the Broker Price Opinion business. (We are the first real estate school dedicated strictly to BPO training and education to offer accredited courses on BPO's.....anywhere!)
BPO University's Mission:
BPO University's mission is to go above and beyond any other company or organization that offers simi liar training and education on everything related to broker price opinions.