Brian A. Norvell
Austin T. Trupp
Hans F. Trupp
Kim A Bragg
Scott & Tiffany Eames
Brian A. Norvell, AREO, SFR National Coach
Brian Alden Norvell was born and raised in Texas. He came from a huge family of 9 and the only one to graduate from college. Humbled by his childhood, his work ethic is unmatched and his willingness to help others is very rare in a world all about me, me, me! He has four beautiful daughters Hannah, Eva, Claire and Macie they drive him to work even harder. His degree is a B.B.A. from University of North Texas in Real Estate.
He was an AM(asset manager) for Countrywide Home Loans–the biggest lender in the world at that time. He had all of New York and New jersey as part of his portfolio. He was responsible for selling 40-55 REO assets(listings) a month. He is a highly regarded Texas real estate broker and national coach. D magazine named Brian the Best Agent in Dallas for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and counting.
Brian is also a Freddie mac Certified AREO Broker that also holds the prestigious SFR certification making him a short sale and foreclosure resource specialist. Brian lives and breathes by the words and advice of his grandmother who taught him that “if he helps others get what they want in life, he will eventually get what he wants in life!”
Austin T. Trupp
Broker Operations – Homes and Land Sales – Residential Development – Investment
Austin grew up in Gainesville, GA and Fernandina Beach, FL. He played football at Georgia Southern and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Finance with a focus on Real Estate in 1993. He has been a real estate broker and investor for over 25 years in GA, SC, FL and CO. He worked in property management and sales with Trupp Hodnett through 1998. He then started a property management company in CO which he sold in 2003. In 2004, he founded Trupp Real Estate Group that currently operates in multiple states, and is based in Evans, GA.
Since 1993, Austin has been a managing partner or member in dozens of companies and LLC’s that have owned and operated everything from hotels and apartments to office buildings to raw land and large- scale residential developments. He has been involved in well over 3,500 transactions as a broker, investor, developer and lender. But more than anything, like Brian and the rest of the coaches on this team, he loves to help people break through to achieve their own successes in real estate and in life.
Personally, He is married to his wife of 17 years and has three smart, active, handsome teenage boys that are already learning the real estate business.
Hans F. Trupp, CCIM
Condominiums – Commercial – Association Management – Investment
Hans grew up in Brooklyn New York, attended Clemson University on a swimming scholarship and graduated with a degree in industrial management. Upon graduation he entered the U.S. Navy and spent eight years as a naval aviator during the Vietnam war flying over 200 combat missions in an F4B Phantom jet off the aircraft carriers the USS Ranger and the USS Constellation. He was awarded a Distinguish Flying Cross, 12 Air Medals, 2 Navy Commendation medals, 2 Navy Achievement medals and the South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
After leaving the Navy Hans purchased a small property and casualty insurance agency on Saint Simons Island in 1970 and after 19 years of phenomenal growth along with his partner Fred McGinty, Trupp McGinty was purchased by a publicly traded insurance agency, HRH. (HRH NYSE). In 1973 Hans entered the real estate business, earned his CCIM designation and syndicated over 2600 apartments units, office buildings and development land. In 1998, he took Trupp Hodnett Enterprises and The Management Company public in an IPO on the NYSE (RZT). Hans has been involved in well over 100 companies, partnerships and LLCs over the past 40 years.
Investment – Home and Land Sales – Marketing – Public Figure
John Adams is widely known for his leadership in the Georgia real estate industry, his advocacy for reform in housing policy, and his support for advanced training and education for real estate professionals. He has often been called “Atlanta’s most trusted voice in real estate.”
As a sophomore at Emory University, John was assigned a class project to study the feasibility of a run-down apartment complex in a rough part of metro Atlanta. He located a worn-out 38-unit property, bought it for a thousand dollars down, and received an A for the semester. John has never looked back. Today, John owns and manages close to forty residential units on his own account, including houses, apartments, condos, beach properties (three at last count), and one commercial building he purchased accidentally.
His weekend investment seminars at Emory University in Atlanta have attracted overflow crowds for years, and his Internet podcast program on the EXCELLENCE IN MONEY Network on Saturdays is listened to by thousands of listeners nationwide every week. His Sunday column in the BUSINESS section of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the product of years of helping home buyers and sellers, and listening to their concerns. He is a regular contributor to CNN and Fox5 WAGA in Atlanta.
John sees the current economy as a great time to buy a house because interest rates are still historically low, inventory is satisfactory, and home prices are reasonable. In short, it’s a great time to buy a house!
As John says: “For most Americans, owning a home is still the best investment they will ever make.”
Kim A Bragg
Broker Operations – Home and Land Sales – Property and Association Management
Kim began her Real Estate career in 1994 after working as an interior designer immediately following her graduation from the University of Georgia. Working as a designer with building boom of the late 80’s lead her to seek a career in Real Estate. Obtaining her license in 1994 and her broker’s license in 1998. In 2004 she decided to start her own brokerage firm managing a few rental properties and assisting buyer’s and seller’s.
Today her firm has grown to managing more than 100 single family properties. managing Community Associations, and is a direct broker for Fannie Mae resales as well as working with other REO companies–LRES, Hudson Homes, and Regions Bank.
Kim was honored as the 2016 REALTOR of the Year for the Greater Augusta Association of REALTORS and recieved the Giving Your Best Award by News Channel 6 for her involvement in the Augusta Community.
She has recently been elected to serve a President of the Greater Augusta Association of REALTORS in 2020.
Mortgages – Lead Generation – Internet Marketing Marketing 101 to the Hispanic Community
Ivan Acosta is originally from Mexico where he got his Civil Engineering Degree. He came to the United States in 1989 and worked in the computer industry. In 1995, Ivan got involved with real estate in the Mortgage Industry and has been working with realtors ever since. Ivan lives in Colorado Springs and has over 25 years of experience helping families to realize their dream of owning a home. He is fully bilingual and 40% of his clients are part of the Hispanic community.
His passion is to help people to take action towards their goals and dreams and to stay focused with everyday activities to continue to move towards their goals. He has been coached by one of the top National coaching companies in the nation to help you market yourself and generate leads and referrals. He was one of the first loan officers in the country to be able to generate leads for his realtor partners. He enjoys sharing this knowledge with Real Estate agents to help them increase their business, build their teams and constantly grow their production. Giving to others has always been very rewarding and one of his greatest joys.
Scott and Tiffany Eames
Home and Land Sales – Psychology of Sales – Marketing
Broker Operations – Home and Land Sales – Team Building – Investment
Originally from southern Connecticut, he moved to the Dallas-Fort Metroplex in 1999 with his then fiancé. He received his degree in Culinary Arts and then while working in the restaurant business, he received his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Entrepreneurship from University of North Texas.
After graduation, John worked as a personal banker at Wells Fargo where he broke all types of records at his branch in region before being requested to join the mortgage team.
John worked briefly on the mortgage side until realizing his passion was real estate. Beginning 2002, he bought investment homes , started a property management company and obtained his real estate license. His forte was primarily representing investors. This was at the time REO was a large sector in real estate and John went ahead and opened a firm with Waller Group as the broker of record to handle REO homes all over the state of Texas.
After years of working as the head of Waller Group Frisco, John decided it was time to look at a more traditional Real Estate firm. He partnered with Sarah Jones to form Jones-Papadopoulos and Company.
He welcomes a call with any real estate questions or guidance and loves to help buyers and sellers for all residential properties.
John has been honored to receive Texas Monthly’s Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for 2016-2019.
John is a top producing agent (Top 1% in DFW) and he is featured in magazines such as Real Producers and the highly coveted D Magazine.
John has also been named one of D Magazine’s Top Producers for 2017-2019.
In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, two daughters, and lovable Yorkie Brandy at their home in Frisco, TX.
Internet Technology – Internet Marketing
Aaron is a Texas native with years of experience in the Real Estate industry with an extensive background in Technology Consulting and Design. He has held a Texas Real Estate license since 2006 where he started in real estate as an REO agent. From Jan 2007 through May 2010, he ran a successful real estate office in Dallas where he managed as many as 50 REO listings a month, as well as a team of in house agents.
For the past 20+ years, Aaron has worked in the technology field, leading teams and managing large programs across many industries. His ability to understand both the technology and business requirements make him and his team uniquely capable at designing systems and processes to set his clients above their peers.
He lives in the Dallas, TX area with his wife and 3 children.