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Ed Kettley Jr. -  Director and Real Estate Instructor

Ed Kettley Jr. is the director of Fox Valley Academy of Real Estate. Ed is also a managing real estate broker for Kettley Realtors.  Ed began his career in real estate in 1996 after attending college at Utah State University.  Ed began teaching real estate courses with Chicago Association of Realtors School in the fall of 2007.  He has also taught classes with Tri County Board of Realtors, Fox Valley Association of Realtors, as well as Your House Academy of Real Estate.  Ed is also a member of many area Real Estate boards, holding various positions.  Ed brings a wealth of knowledge from "real life" transactions to apply to classroom discussions.  You will enjoy learning in his comfortable and relaxed classroom atmosphere. When Ed isn't teaching class, you will find him helping clients purchase or sell their home or mentoring agents with Kettley Realtors.  He also enjoys spending time with his wife and children. 


*All of our courses are approved and licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

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Hands On Interaction a​nd 1 on 1 Help

We want you to succeed! Our curriculum covers everything you need in order to pass the State exam! We offer a small classroom environment and our instructor tailors each class to his student's individual needs!  We are also able to offer one on one help if needed and because our instructor is also a managing Real Estate broker, he is able to draw upon real experiences and correlate them to the curriculum.

Affordable Clas​ses Meet any Budget!

Beginning a new career is an investment into your future.  We offer a comprehensive education and an excellent start to your real estate career, with prices that are typically lower than other area real estate schools. Our class for Real Estate Pre Licence Class is offered for $525.00 and always includes materials! 

Flexible Learning for Today's Demands!

While the interactive classes are mandatory, the first 10 classes are optional. Of course it is strongly recommended to attend as many as possible. The instructor applies the material to real-life situations to help students understand the course. Our classes are designed to make you succeed! 

Experience because it Matters!

Our instructor, Ed Kettley Jr. has been teaching pre-license students since 2007.  But prior to that he was mentoring new and experienced agents within Kettley Realtors. It was a natural next step to become a licensed instructor for real estate courses.  He is an expert in his field, with over 20 years of experience! Plus Kettley Realtors has proudly been serving clients since 1982. 

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I really enjoyed taking my real estate class with Ed Kettley Jr. His knowledge and experience helped prepare me to take and pass my state and national exam.

Chris Tuttle -Fall Class, 2018


Ed Kettley Jr. and Fox Valley Academy of Real Estate helped me every step of the way. He helped make the material easy to understand. I passed the state exam on my first try!

Myranda Johnson-Fall Class, 2018