Tim Burrell


1970-1973 U.C.L.A. School of Law Los Angeles, CA
Juris Doctor (J.D.). GPA in the top ten percent of the class.
1966-1970 Pomona College Claremont, CA
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) A- grade point average.
The school’s first four years Letterman in Waterpolo.



Real Estate Broker:

Since 1979, licensed in North Carolina and California. North Carolina Real Estate Broker affiliated with RE/MAX United since March 2006, formerly with Prudential Carolinas Realty from May 1996. First Bi-Coastal Realtor leading Realtor teams in Raleigh, NC and RE/MAX Palos Verdes in California from 2003 to 2007. Founded & lead Burrell Realty from 1979 to 1996. Member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. A Legend at Prudential Real Estate.

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Author & Speaker

Author & Teacher of Comprehensive Short Sale Seminar, Continuing Education Course approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. The Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors selected Tim Burrell to teach their Short Sale class. Law School Teacher at La Verne College of Law in La Verne, California.

Author of two books, Create A Great Deal, The Art of Real Estate Negotiating and Create A Short Sale, Your Guide Through the Short Sale Maze favorably reviewed by the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) of the National Association of Realtors.

Contributing author to Inman News. A Subject Matter Expert for Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) on negotiating.

Speaker at Conventions and Conferences of Realtors including RE/MAX national convention 2013 & 2014, Prudential Real Estate Summit, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, CyberStar Summit, Real Estate Masters Guild and REOCON Summit.

REO Broker:

Selling REO properties for Banks and Asset Managers since 1993. Provides a full range of service from “cash for keys” to post-closing services. Represents Fannie Mae, VA, US Bank, Citi Mortgage, PNC Bank, Stewart (PMH), USRES, Goodman Dean to name a few. Member REOMAC, www.REOBroker.com; certified in Equator and Res.net.

Short Sales:

Selling Short Sales since 1993 during in the previous California downturn. Closed short sales for first, second & third mortgages, one judgment, and unpaid taxes. Consultant to listing Realtors or Co-Listed short sales in many states throughout America. For more information www.CreateAShortSale.com

Real Estate Developer and Contractor:

Vice President of Burrell, Ltd., a Construction and Land Development Corporation, from 1975-1991. Subdivided major parcels of land, custom built fine homes and obtained zoning approvals from governmental agencies in the Los Angeles area.

Trial lawyer:

Young, Henrie & McCarthy and the Law Offices of John McCarthy from 1973 to 1975. Represented cities, developers, citizen groups and environmental organizations in trials and appeals involving real estate. A California Attorney since 1973.


Short Sale Negotiating Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), CyberStar, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, e-Pro, Certified Negotiating Expert (CNE), Certified Distress Property Expert (CDPE)


Married to Judy Burrell, his elementary school sweetheart, since 1969. Two children, Laurie
Hughes and Jeff Burrell, and six grandchildren.


Windsurfing, Skiing, Flying Single Engine Airplanes and Golden Retrievers