“This business is continually evolving. We are constantly evaluating new ways to provide the best client experience, services at the lowest possible cost, and quickest turn times. We are also always looking to partner with others who can assist us in providing maximum value to our clients. New agents are the lifeblood of any brokerage and making sure they get the training and understanding of this unique segment of our industry is crucial to their success and ours. I look forward to seeing many agents use Five Star Academy as a resource.”
– Steve Pagano, Pagano Properties


Brandon Jordan has been working in the sales industry for over half of his life. He currently works for ERA American Real Estate of Northwest Florida helping people buy and sell real estate. ERA American professionals are committed to going beyond the basic responsibilities of a broker or sales associate.

Jordan specializes in real estate sales, REO disposition, short sales, and traditional sales on the Emerald Coast of Florida. He has been selling real estate for over 10 years, averaging one or more closing per week, and has closed multiple million-dollar deals in the commercial and industrial sectors. As an expert marketer of real estate listings, Jordan negotiates successfully to his clients’ advantage.

Jordan has won numerous awards, including the International President’s Premiere, the Real Trends Best Real Estate Agent Award, the International President’s Elite, top office Listing Agent of the Month, top office Listing Agent of the Year, and top Sales Associate for all four quarters in multiple years for units both sold and listed. He is supported by a team of top buyer and relocation specialists who help him list and sell homes, condos, and townhomes in and around Northwest Florida.

Jordan is a proud member of the LGBT Professionals in FORCE Committee and was just selected as the spokesman for Help Me Buy My New Home, a next-gen voice activated real estate search company. “I could not be more excited to join Help Me Buy My New Home, LLC as the spokesman. By infusing the innovative forward-thinking spirit and technology of Help Me Buy My New Home into marketing luxury properties with my years of experience in real estate, I feel I can bring what’s needed to the AI real estate discussion,” said Jordan.

Wendy Martin is an experienced REO professional licensed in Oregon and Washington. She began her real estate career after spending 12 years doing radio, television, and voiceover work in New York and in Philadelphia, where she was raised.

Martin is proud to have worked with Windermere for the past 14 years. Windermere Stellar merged with Realty Trust Group to become Windermere Realty Trust on November 1, 2017. Wendy and her team offer 14 years’ experience in property disposition in northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington.

“We have one of the country’s largest homeless populations. Portland is a destination spot, so we real estate agents have to be mindful,” Martin said. “Squatters are a growing problem, and I urge every agent to take care and call for back up, you can never be too careful.”

Windermere has raised over 33 million dollars for the Windermere Foundation since 1989, and the foundation partnered with the Seattle Seahawks in 2017 to help tackle homelessness. “Windermere Realty Trust is a proud supporter of diversity in the workplace and is dedicated to helping support low-income and homeless families in our local communities,” Martin said.

Martin is a certified foreclosure specialist, certified short sale specialist, certified foreclosure alternatives consultant, and NABPOP certified BPO agent. She is also an accredited short sale negotiations teacher and a Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent Award recipient for 2018.

This year, Martin attended the Five Star Conference in Dallas where she met some incredible people in the industry and cultivated new contacts across the country. She can recommend excellent REO agents from her extensive network in each state. Martin also joined the Women Professionals in FORCE Committee and contributed content to the Five Star Academy Certification curriculum this year.