Brett Allen is a certified National Association of Realtors (NAR) ePRO Instructor and the Washington Association of Realtors Technology Educator. He is a Realtor with eXp Realty & actively invests in real estate. While Brett can teach e-PRO nationwide, he primarily focuses on teaching this designation to Realtors in the Northwest region including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Montana and Nevada.
Speaking & Training
In addition to teaching e-PRO and technology and online marketing CE courses, Brett offers hands-on workshops and provides corporate training. Brett enjoys meeting with people to demystify technology and help those who are excited to learn! Brett offers honorariums for non-real estate industries.
With a BA from Brigham Young University in English and Linguistics & Computers in the Humanities (i.e. Instructional Technology), Brett worked as a technical communicator for the semiconductor manufacturing giant, Brooks Automation in their AutoSimulations Division (now a part of Applied Materials). There he created online Help systems for software and authored many technical documents including a dozen+ technical manuals, white papers, API User guides, release notes and technical training. During this time, Brett also began providing Web consulting for Realtors in his extra time.
In 2001, Brett added real estate investing to his plate. By 2004, Brett’s entrepreneurial spirit overcame his desire for a W-2 lifestyle. He kicked his cube and corporate America to the curb to focus on investing and consulting.
As it turned out, others were interested in his perspective, stories and guidance, so Brett combined his love for technical communication and real estate and created eComprehend. If you need a guide to help you navigate the sea of social media and emerging technology, Brett is your guy.
Brett lives in Port Ludlow, WA a quiet exurban bay-side community west of Seattle. He enjoys splashing in, above & under the Puget Sound waters. Brett is also a family man and therefore, a failing golfer.
Brett has fully embraced the Social Web and enjoys connecting with the many fascinating people that happen to be meandering planet earth. Observing and sharing in such minutia glues our communities together. Feel free to “friend up” with Brett on Facebook or interact with him on Twitter.
Here’s a few of the nice things that people have recently said about Brett Allen:
“Brett has a communication style unlike I have ever experienced or seen. He is quick witted, has a great sense of humor and is a wonderful listener, which is vital in today’s wired world. He doesn’t just know social media in and out, he knows how to use it to grow his business and help others to achieve greatness and profitability online as well.”
Starr Hall, Author/Social Media Strategist/Keynote Speaker
Starr Hall Inc. San Luis Obispo, CA
“I’ve known Brett for many years now. We have consulted on many business transactions, mostly real estate. I’ve found his advice to be both credible and sound. Brett has been dealing in real estate for many years now in both sales, purchasing and teaching. If there’s something in the real estate world that interests you or you would like to know more about, Brett probably has the information you need. Most of all, Brett’s integrity is unquestioned. He has a stellar reputation for honesty and in good business dealings amongst all his associates. One can rest assured of exemplary follow-through when doing business with Brett Allen. I endorse him wholeheartedly.
Scott Broderson, Real Estate Investor
Hound Dog Properties, Port Ludlow, WA
“I hired Brett Allen to give seminars to my clients and was so glad I did. I benefited just as much! He helped us think in new ways and see with 20/20 vision. Brett has an amazing way of bringing the obscure into focus. He has a gift with words and uses analogies and metaphors to teach effectively. He also provides amazing collateral that can be referred to over and over again. Brett’s entrepreneurial talent teaches others how to be more successful in ways they have never considered.”
Jeremy Anderson, Mortgage Broker and Real Estate Investor
Investment Lending, Inc., Arlington, WA
“I’d prefer to buck the social media trend and wait for something less intimidating, but seriously, what choice do I have? Radio is going private! People are DVRing through commercials and the only demographic reading newspapers is too old to buy anything. Brett Allen convinced me of two things: #1, you’ve got to get online and #2, it’s not that hard. After what Brett taught me, I get the feeling I’m ahead of a big wave.”
Justin Griffin, Partner
Capital Lending Group, Las Vegas, NV
“Brett Allen is the real deal! He does what he says and he says what he does. From the trenches, he has gained the ability to send messages across multiple social media channels with effectiveness, clarity and a sense of excitement. Brett stands apart as a cutting-edge leader in this market.
Richard Van Komen, Owner
Profit Recovery Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT