Our approach is engaging and question based, allowing students to ask questions based on experiences in the industry or scenarios where they weren’t certain of the answer. Our instructors are certified and experienced, a total of 64 plus years of knowledge to draw from. Using real life scenarios and stories, we can bring the state required material to life demonstrating the real world application of the subject matter.
Robert H. Guida is Principal and Instructor of Greenwood Real Estate School and the Principal in the Attorney at the Law offices of Joseph A. Torra. Robert is admitted to the Massachusetts bar and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.He received a J.D. degree in 1994 from Massachusetts School of Law, and a B.A. degree in 1989 from Merrimack College.He is also a certified instructor for Continuing Education classes.
Prior to forming Greenwood Real Estate School, Robert founded Guida Law Associates, P.C., Robert was a founding partner of Guida, Spino & Associates, LLP and Guida & Perry, P.C..Robert was also the principal of Robert H. Guida Law Offices, P.C. in Peabody and a partner in Cohen, Sherwood, Muller & Guida, P.C. in Beverly and Foxborough, concentrating his practice in the areas of Real Estate Law, Conveyancing, Bank closings, Buyer and Seller Representations, Condo Conversions and Landlord/Tenant Law, as well asBusiness Law.Prior to the practice of law, Robert owned a real estate title examination company and was a real estate title examiner for over ten years.
Robert is a two year former Affiliate Chairperson for the Affiliate Committee at the Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors (EMAR), a teacher for the Eastern Middlesex Realtors Association continuing education program, and a frequent presenter for continuing education classes for real estate schools in the Greater Boston area as well as for Greenwood.
In 2014, Robert began Greenwood Real Estate School in response to the demand for more classes locally and tailored to the unique needs of specific offices and their agents.He formed a Recruit and Retain program for Broker/Owners who wanted to supplement the benefits of working for their office.This successful program has helped Broker/Owners bring in new agents while offering existing agents a convenient and enjoyable way of receiving their required continuing education hours.
Robert is very involved in his community through coaching hockey and lacrosse as well as directing the youth Intramural lacrosse program.He also serves on local boards that require his real estate expertise such as the Parking Garage Planning Committee.He resides in Wakefield wife his wife Colleen and their four boys.
Robert has over 20 years of conveyancing law experience, and has worked in the real estate field since 1987.
Scott D. Gordon is a licensed real estate instructor & Broker with over 25 years experience in the real estate industry.
From 1995-2000, he also served as a Property Specialist & Client Services Manager for Relocation Resources International. In these roles, he successfully administered a fully outsourced relocation program for corporate clients and was responsible for the acquisition & disposition of over $3 Billion dollars of corporate owned inventory. Some if his clients consisted of: Mercedes Benz, Capital One, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Johnson & Johnson & Biogen.
Since 2008, Scott has been teaching real estate classes to Salespersons and Brokers as well as pre-licensees. During this time, over 2,500 students have completed his Pre-licensing or continuing education classes. Many have gone on to become successful Realtors.
Scott holds various professional designations. The “GRI” (Graduate of Realtor Institute), “CRP” (Certified Relocation Professional), “CBR” (Certified Buyer Representative), “LMC” (Loss Mitigation Consultant), “SRES” (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) and “AHWD” (At Home With Diversity).
Scott lives and breathes real estate everyday. If he’s not in the classroom teaching others the knowledge they need to pass the licensing exams, he’s out in the field selling real estate. His teachings extend well beyond the classroom and are not typical of real estate training courses; as Scott shows students how to survive in the field. He doesn’t hold back, he shares real life experiences, secrets of the trade and makes learning – fun.
When Scott was 18, he achieved his 1st. degree black belt in American Freestyle Karate. Today, he shares his knowledge through a unique program he developed. The Realtor Safety program not only teaches agents how to stay safe on the job but also involves them in learning hands on self-defense techniques. He has taught this program to fellow Realtors throughout the state of Massachusetts, for over a decade.
Scott is the author of: “SALE PENDING, A Sixteen Step Guide to Buying Real Estate.” His book has been featured on various radio shows and is widely used by his peers, even those associated with other companies. A true testament of the respect Scott has earned from his peers.
When not working, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife & two kids, traveling, sailing, dining out and competitive Skeet shooting at the club.
Ellen Abram Yuko
“I LOVE Real Estate”! Ellen Yurko joins the team at Greenwood Real Estate School as an Instructor. She is a Broker, Certified Real Estate Instructor with over 24 years experience as a full time agent in the industry. First employed by a small firm in 1995 where “learning the ropes” started from day one and has continued to be her focus, and lead to teaching pre-licensing and new agent classes.
Ellen has completed the GRI, SRES, CRES, Buyer Agency designations along the way and sits in on as many classes as possible to keep up to date. She has served in many capacities in the industry from volunteering in the local communities, at the Board of Realtors, Agent Leadership Council and mentoring new agents.
Ellen understands what it takes to be a great agent and form a successful career and passes on what she has learned in her classes. In the classroom she’s focused on the students and encourages them to participate to gain the knowledge in setting up for their successful real estate career.
Ellen’s background is in Sales and Management where she held many positions with her first career at Jordan Marsh Company, on all sides of the business from in store management to the position of retail buyer for woman’s clothing. Second career, and the most important one, was raising her two children. Real Estate became a perfect fit in balancing family with a solid career.
Her children are now grown, so free time is all about quality time with them, travel whenever possible, outdoor activities of bike riding, kayaking, hiking, sailing and her love for cooking and creative arts.