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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 fall of 2007. And 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, helping a client purchase or sell a home, or mentoring agents with Kettley Realtors, you will find him enjoying 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 and 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 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 give you real life experience in the field. 

Affordable Classes Meet any Budget!

Beginning a new career is an investment into your future.  We offer a great 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 all materials! 

Flexible Learning for Today's Demands!

While the interactive classes are mandatory, the first 10 classes are optional. It is strongly recommended that you attend as many as possible, as the instructor really helps apply the material to real-life situations to help with the students understanding of the material. Our classes are designed to help you succeed! 

Experience because it Matters!

Our instructor, Ed Kettley Jr. has been teaching pre-license students since 2007. He is an expert in his field, with over 20 years of experience!

What Our Students Are Saying

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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