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Washington real estate distance education pioneer – est. 1998

This is our story. Established as a Washington school in 1998, Washington’s Best was the first certified real estate eLearning provider in Washington and the third ARELLO provider in the United States. Two consecutive surveys compiled by the Washington Center for Real Estate Research reported that Washington’s Best had more course completions than any Washington real estate CE provider.

Beyond Washington, the school was known as  AMERICAS BEST and grew over ten years to serve licensees in 34 states. AMERICAS BEST course catalog was purchased by a national education provider in 2009. Ownership of Washington’s Best remained with founder, Susan Davis, who has created new Washington courses for distance and classroom.

Our experienced and talented team continued to stay on the cutting edge of the online education industry by providing consulting and subject matter expert assistance to former national competitors.

Susan Davis, Certified Distance Education Instructor

Susan Davis, Certified Distance Education Instructor

Founder /Administrator / Instructor/ Content Creator

Forty-five (45) consecutive years in the real estate industry. First real estate license -1971; first instructor certification – 1987. Certified instructor in more than 40 states.  More than a half million licensees in 50 states have completed multiple courses that I have created. Friends call me the Diva of Distance Education. Please view my resume if you are interested in my Real estate background and experience as educator.

Linda Yost Baker

Linda Yost Baker

Co-Administrator / Copy Editor

Linda comes from a strong administrative background. She was the first employee of Washington’s Best, way back in 2000. Strong friendships are forged with the ‘remember when’ stories that come from long association.  Linda is the ‘good right hand’ of the company and nothing goes out the door without her eagle eye and approval. She is the Grammar Queen.

Ann Gilliam

Ann Gilliam

Writer / Editor / Assessment Creator

Ann holds a M.A. in English Education and was a Doctoral student in English Education, Composition emphasis. She has been a popular English professor and also worked with the EPA as a technical editor. We are fortunate that she decided to work with us beginning in 2004 and has continued to be a force of quality for the courses and assessments.

Daniel Kerber

Daniel Kerber

E-marketing Consultant

Dan has been with Washington’s Best, Americas Best, and RSoftware since 2003. A bazillion post cards later we look back on the old ways of marketing and are excited with the new approaches and techniques available to us.  So happy that Dan is still part of our team and helping to guide Washington’s Best into the next phase of eLearning.

Our Mission

The Washington’s Best Team is here to provide our students with the foundation for success. We offer quality education and you bring your enthusiasm and work ethic. Together we will build a network of exceptional professionals.

Susan is a remarkable entrepreneur and a true leader in distance education: She was thinking outside the box before anyone else really knew there was a box at all. She’s smart, energetic, and ruthless in her focus on success for herself, her profession, and her students. It was a pleasure to cooperate (and compete) with her.

Evan Butterfield
Director of Products & Services
IEEE Computer Society

Susan is a dedicated professional to her business. She shows care and concern about her students understanding and appreciates those who come to learn and put forth a genuine effort. Susan is an all around expert in her field and I would recommend her services.

Craig Larabee
Professor Emeritus
JMSK Corp

Susan is a top flight distance real estate education professional. Her specialty in real estate law in many different states is very valuable to the real estate industry.

Cath Mich
Transitions Consultant/Coach
Heart and Soul Works