Chuck Bonamer

Florida REALTORS® Instructor of the Year for 2019

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 Instructor of the Year Award for At Home With Diversity® by the National Association of REALTORS® for 2003 and 2016 and Florida REALTORS® Instructor of the Year for 2019. He served as Chair of the Florida REALTORS® Faculty and Program Development Subcommittee. He is the permit holder for the Florida REALTORS® School of Real Estate.

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 REALTORS® Annual Conventions in Orlando. He writes and lectures through out the country. 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 Development Committee of the Venice Area Board of REALTORS®. He serves as Board Mediator and Chairs the Grievance Committee at the Venice board. He trains many of the Grievance and Professional Standards Committees throughout Florida. Chuck is certified to teach the coveted Florida REALTORS® instructor training program LCIW. He was awarded Emeritus status by NAR in 2013.

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 conducted interboard-arbitration hearings.

He is an LCIW (Learning Centered Instructor Workshop) trainer and 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.