Edward M. McFerran, Instructor

Edward M. McFerran is an attorney whose professional practice focuses on real estate, business and tax matters. Mr. McFerran is the Mcferran of the McFerran Family of Companies. Each company is an entity of itself with Mr. McFerran at the helm of each.

Mr. McFerran is President of Attorney’s Title of Washington, Inc. which provides a full range of title and escrow services in Pierce, Thurston, and South King Counties of the State of Washington. With the creation of The Complex Escrow Group a very specialized escrow service is being provided for the Real Estate community, involving both commercial and non­-transactional transactions.

Mr. McFerran is President and Managing Shareholder of Tax Deferred Exchange Services, Inc., a national Qualified Intermediary company headquartered in the State of Washington. In that capacity, Mr. McFerran’s professional practice is focused on tax planning for clients throughout the United States in the tax deferred exchange arena advising taxpayers, exchangers, accountants, trustees, Qualified Intermediaries, and escrow agents. In addition, Mr. McFerran has served as Qualified Intermediary in literally thousands of transactions throughout the United States.

Mr. McFerran is a frequent speaker on tax and law matters sponsored by bar associations, Washington Association of REALTORS, Tacoma-Pierce County Board of REALTORS, accounting groups, and various other private industry groups. Mr. McFerran is a graduate of Seattle University Alber’s School of Business. He received his law degree with honors from the University Of Puget Sound School Of Law.

Mr. McFerran is the Administrator of McFerran University providing quality education for all of the Real Estate community. Mr. McFerran is a licensed Real Estate Instructor in the State of Washington and teaches classes on a regular basis.

Anne Hartman, Instructor

Anne Hartman, licensed in 1988, brings 25 years of real estate experience to the classroom.  During that time, she was also involved in several court cases as an expert witness which has given her a unique perspective on behaviors and practices that land agents in trouble.  Her past experience includes holding office as President of SW Council for the Seattle King County Association of REALTORS, President of South King County Women’s Council of REALTORS, Vice President of Business Practices, Washington REALTORS, State Director, Washington REALTORS and involvement in many committees at the local associations and state association.  She has participated in the Dept of Licensing Real Estate Commission meetings since 1989 and sits on their sub-committees.  Anne earned her Managing Brokers license in 1994 and was a reviewing broker for 3 years with Keller Williams in Federal Way.  Anne first started teaching clock hour classes in 1992.

Rick Hogan, Instructor

Rick Hogan is a former professor (professor emeritus) of business, management and marketing and Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, conference speaker and workshop facilitator. Throughout his career Rick received countless commendations for instructional excellence. Since 2014, Rick presented nearly 200 social media marketing workshops hosted by Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and similar sponsors for small businesses and non-profits in the Northwest.

Rick’s experience in outside sales and sales management is extensive. It includes sales with New York Life Insurance Company, sales management with Metropolitan Life Insurance, ownership of an independent insurance agency, corporate director of marketing and related positions.

In addition, Rick holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management Development degree and a post-graduate Certificate in Training & Development. He teaches employee and management candidate recruiting and selection best practices that lead to better hiring decisions.

Rick is expert in the application of the DISC behavior style assessment and uses DISC to help salespeople understand how to most effectively interact with sellers, buyers and co-workers.

Over 40,000 participants have attended Rick’s classes, workshops and conference presentations.