MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

TARA FURGES HOUSTON

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Tara serves as the Founder and CEO of HCG Real Estate School and Houston Consulting Group & Associates, LLC.  She also co-founded the Legacy Builders Global agent group with eXp Realty, one of the largest in eXp Realty worldwide by agent count.  Being a career educator, Tara is passionate about helping people launch and build the real estate careers of their dreams by providing excellence in real estate education, expert mentorship, professional development training, and career building guidance.

 

Tara enjoys spending quality time with her husband and business partner, Michael Houston, and their four sons.  She actively invests her time and energy to empower and improve her community by serving in her local church and various professional organizations. Tara is a “Legacy Builder”.

 

Experience and Credentials: 

 

  • Real Estate Pre-licensing Instructor, VA (Principles and Broker Pre-licensing)

  • Real Estate CE Instructor, VA, MD, DC

  • Broker Associate and Certified Mentor, eXp Realty VA, MD, DC

  • Featured in Top Agent Magazine Virginia

  • 2019 President, Women's Council of REALTORS®, NOVA Metro  

  • 2020 - 2021 Board Member, DC/Mid-Atlantic Council, International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) 

  • National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) At Home with Diversity® Instructor

  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS)

  • Certified International Property Specialist® (CIPS) Designation

  • Prince William Association of Realtors® (PWAR) Top Producer Awardee

  • Pricing Strategy Advisor® (PSA) Certification   

  • Multi-year eXp Capper Awardee

  • Member, National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

  • Member, Prince William Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce 

  • Master of Teaching (M.T.), Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Administration & Supervision Certification, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • ABD (Ph.D), Educational Leadership, Virginia Polytechnic & State University

  • 2009- 2016, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts, DeVry University, DC Metro

  • 2014-2016, Faculty Chair, College of Liberal Arts, DeVry University, DC Metro

MICHAEL HOUSTON

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Michael serves as the President and Co-Founder of HCG Real Estate  School and Houston Consulting Group & Associates, LLC.  He also co-founded the Legacy Builders Global agent group with eXp Realty, one of the largest in eXp Realty worldwide by agent count.  Michael is passionate about helping real estate agents and brokers build better businesses to live better lives, and ultimately build legacies by providing them expert mentorship, professional development training, and career building guidance.

 

Michael enjoys spending quality time with his wife and business partner, Tara Furges Houston, and their four sons.  He actively invests his time and energy to empower and improve his community by serving in his local church and Chamber of Commerce organizations. Michael is a “Legacy Builder”.

 

Experience and Credentials: 

 

  • Real Estate Professional Development Instructor

  • Licensed Realtor® since 2007 serving VA and MD

  • Featured in Top Agent Magazine Virginia

  • Prince William Association of Realtors® (PWAR) Top Producer Awardee

  • Real Estate Negotiation Expert® (RENE) Certification 

  • Pricing Strategy Advisor® (PSA) Certification   

  • Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) Designation  

  • Certified Mentor with eXp Realty

  • Multi-year eXp Capper Awardee

  • Served on the first eXp Realty Agent Advisory Council to the Board of Directors (2017-2019)

  • Member, National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

  • Board Member, Prince William Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Northern Virginial Black Chamber of Commerce 

  • M.B.A., Marketing/MIS, George Mason University

  • B.B.A., Business Management, James Madison University

AUBREY KENNEY

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Aubrey founded AKRE Consulting Group in 2018 and currently serves as the President. Initially licensed in 2016, Aubrey has consistently shown the knowledge and integrity to service his clients throughout Virginia and Maryland. Previously an Instructor with Moseley Real Estate School, Aubrey’s heart is in servicing his clients and giving sound instruction to those future agents.

 

Aubrey Kenney is a Virginia native, born and raised in Prince William County and later relocated to Fairfax and Stafford Counties with his two daughters. Aubrey and his daughters are often giving back to the community through service and collaboration with others to make a difference in his community and enrich the lives of others.

 

Experience and Credentials:

  • Broker Associate, eXp Realty

  • Agent Leadership Council (2018)

  • ExpressOffers Certification

  • REO Certification

  • Member, Northern VA Association of Realtors®

  • Certified Mentor, eXp Realty