About Us

The Premier School of Real Estate was founded in 2006 by owner Howard R Jones Jr to provide high quality real estate education to South Carolina licensees.  Originally named VHA Seminars, our school has grown from a single instructor and a handful of classes to become the largest resident owned provider of real estate education in the state.

 

We currently provide new licensee training in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill, Mt. Pleasant and Greenville, SC.  Additionally, we offer over 150 continuing education classes in multiple cities throughout the state, plus numerous private “in-house” classes for firms who wish to distinguish their brand and to associate their firm’s image with high standards of agent educational support.  Our classes address subjects on basic principles of SC License Law, Brokerage Operations, Client and Customer Responsibilities, Risk Management, Ethical Issues, Real Estate Best Practices, and Credit and Tax related subjects. 

 

We aspire to offer the most relevant and current real estate information available and to be the premier provider of education to licensees and investors in the state of South Carolina.

Howard Jones

Owner/Instructor

SC Real Estate Broker #50257

NC Real Estate Broker #208035

VA CPA #6198

 

BIO: Myrtle Beach Native who grew up in Briarcliff Acres

BEST JOB EVER: Life Guard for Ladd's Beach Service (at current Ferris Wheel location)

INITIALLY FLUNKED OUT: Of USC due to the negative Influence of my Myrtle Beach buddies and the Allman Brothers band

HISTORICAL FAMILY FACT:  Aunts from both father and mother's families taught at Mullins High School for over 30 years

AUTHOR: "HOW TO MAKE MONEY ON YOUR VACATION RENTAL HOME"

 

EXPERIENCE:

Real Estate Brokerage and Investor

Manager of Short Term Vacation Rentals

Arthur Andersen Senior Manager

NC/SC Service Leader Business Process Risk Consulting

Internal Audit Director American Tobacco Company

Internal Auditor Reynold Metals

Public Accountant Wilkinson & Lester

 

EDUCATION:

MBA Virginia Commonwealth University

BA Accounting: Virginia Commonwealth University

Shortlived Undergraduate: University of South Carolina

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