Chuck Bonamer

Chuck Bonamer ( or 941-497-3030) is the president of TRANS-EQUITY, Inc., Realtors®. His brokerage firm renders litigation support and lecture services to the brokerage and law industries. He was awarded the Top Instructor Award for At Home With Diversity® by the National Association of Realtors™. He has repeatedly taught the course for NAR, including the Annual Convention in San Francisco and conducts more of them than any other instructor in the United States.

Chuck is a former managing broker for Merrill Lynch Realty and author of a real estate management series used throughout the United States. He also authored the Louisiana mandatory brokerage management course required by every Louisiana broker. His real estate brokerage management policy manual is used by many Florida real estate brokerages.

Chuck’s courses are consistently the top rated presentations at state conventions from Alaska to Puerto Rico, including the Florida Association of Realtors Annual Conventions in Orlando. He writes and lectures in Florida, Washington, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, South Carolina, Nevada, Wisconsin, New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Idaho and Alaska. He is also a Certified National Association of Realtors™ One America facilitator, sponsor and instructor for Train-the-Trainer sessions. He has written courses for the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and Louisiana Association of Realtors™ and GRI courses for many states, including Florida.

Chuck, past-president of the Florida Real Estate Educators Association, chaired the Professional Standards Committee, Grievance Committee and the Professional Development Committee of the Venice Area Board of Realtors™. He serves as Mediator and Chair of the Professional Standards Committee at his board. He trains many of the Grievance and Professional Standards Committees throughout Florida. Chuck is also a member of the Venice (FL) Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors™.

An Honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Chuck was Realtor® of the Year of the Venice Board. He holds the ITI, GRI and CRB designations. Active with the Florida Association of Realtors®, he also served as Chairman of the FAR Technology Committee and the Business and Technology Forum, and interboard-arbitration hearings.

He is ITI (Instructor Training Institute) Certified by NAR for both course writing and presentation skills. His articles appear in Communique, Real Estate Today, Issues and Trends, Real Estate Business, Florida REALTOR® and other publications.