Florida Educational Services

Michael Burke Bio

Back in 2009, I discovered Gary Keller’s Millionaire Real Estate Agent (MREA) book, which I’d had in my closet for at least a year and never opened. At that time, I was producing about $8M at my previous brokerage and was given the opportunity to mentor other agents.  I had no idea what I was going to share with them.

I dusted off the book, started to read and was amazed by what I found… a playbook—a plan delineating specifically what should be done every day in my business. Also, I noticed that the book had strategies and a plan no matter where I was with my business. From then on I used the MREA book with all the agents I mentored. Unfortunately, back then I was at a stage in my business where I could not break through to the next level. 

Also, during this time, I was being actively recruited by Keller Williams.  They were speaking a language, which I then understood from the MREA book. Then I had the opportunity to go to Mega Camp in 2009, prior to joining KW. From the moment I walked on to the conference floor, I knew I had to be part of this great company. From the top down, KW had one plan, one vision, and shared all their systems and tools with whomever would listen and want to implement them.  I wanted these systems and tools!!!

In December of 2009 I joined Keller Williams and was still trying to conduct business my old way.  As a result of my participation in BOLD in 2010 my business doubled. Then, a light bulb went off. I realized I needed to quit trying to reinvent the wheel and just work the systems, tools, and plans provided. I knew I could not reach my goals alone and needed to ask for help from the people who have been there before me. 

At the end of BOLD in 2010 I joined MAPS Coaching and have been with them since. Once again, KW has all the systems, tools, and people in place. Recently I completed my 9th BOLD session and continue to grow my Team and work on expansion through leads, listings and leverage. Success is simple, NOT EASY (BOLD LAW)—just follow a system.

I was honored to be on stage with Gary Keller at Mega Camp (Sept 2012) and have a goal to get there again!

Classes Taught

Jeff Borham Bio

Jeff Borham grew up in the Palm Harbor area and started his real estate career in 2005.  Since then, he has built one of the fastest growing real estate teams at Keller Williams in the Tampa Bay region.  He has worked in all aspects of the business, from new construction and condo conversion to representing buyers, sellers, and investors, in both the residential and commercial market. A family man, Jeff is devoted to his amazing wife Somer and their son Ryder.  An athlete dating back to high school, Jeff enjoys challenging himself daily at CrossFit and all of the outdoor adventures that Tampa Bay has to offer. Having been trained and mentored under world class coaches (and currently does), Jeff has begun taking others under his wing to help them achieve their goals.  He epitomizes energy and knowledge and has an unyielding passion for expansion and creating a legacy into which he can one day bring his son.

Classes taught:

  1. MREA: Business Planning
  2. MREA: The 24 Topics
  3. SHIFT
  4. Win with Sellers


Jeff was awesome & knowledgeable.  I learned a lot from his class.” – Attendee, Coral Gables, MREA: The 24 Topics

Chris Bessette Bio

Chris Bessette, owner of the Pinnacle Homes Group has been in Real Estate since 2007.  Since 2014 the Group has closed 110+ units for over $33M in volume every year. In 2017 they closed 220 units for just over $57M in volume and $1,575,000 in GCI.  2019 was a transition year as Chris separated from a business partner and got very focused on profit and learned a lot of lessons. 

Chris is passionate about the MREA models (specifically Lead Generation & the 6 Personal Perspectives) and will share how implementing these into his business has assisted his team with their current success and how implementing them into your business will create MASSIVE growth! 

Originally from Omaha, NE Chris relocated to Orlando in 2001 after graduating from University of Nebraska-Lincoln by way of the Disney College Program.  He quickly met his wife Emily, and together they have two boys, Alexander, & Lucas.  Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with family & friends, traveling, and playing golf.

Classes Taught