Resources Real Estate Announces Appointment of Director of Training


1479764241RUMSON, NJ - Resources Real Estate, the full-service luxury real estate brokerage firm, announced the appointment of Linda Gillespie as Director of Training.  

In this newly created role, Gillespie’s responsibilities will be the implementation and management of the training program for the Resources agents, including training systems development, scheduling of speakers and trainers, and content creation.  The program will be comprised of both on-site and on-line training sessions with the sales team.

Gillespie has more than 15 years of real estate experience. She has earned numerous industry accolades, including the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Award Silver 2003-2008, 2013 and also Bronze in 2010 & 2011, ranking her among the top real estate professionals in New Jersey.1479764366

Linda was previously an associate at Resources Real Estate for close to three years and left for a position as Director of Agent Business Development and Training at Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty where she mentored and trained company-wide agents for two years.  Linda now returns to Resources as Director of Training but will also resume her work as associate broker specializing in Monmouth County.  

“My continued thirst to grow individually has brought me back home to Resources Real Estate,” said Gillespie. “I am thrilled to once again have the opportunity to represent clients and help them navigate the ever changing market. Working directly with sellers and buyers will keep me relevant and effective as a company trainer and I am excited to support other agents with their work thus affecting the company as a whole.  Furthermore, as a State of New Jersey certified real estate instructor, I will be able to offer ‘in-house’ NJREC Continuing Education classes with a customized curriculum.”

“The fact that Linda chose to come back to Resources speaks volumes and makes us extremely proud,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker.  “Linda is an incredible broker associate and a seasoned professional – we are ecstatic to have her share her knowledge with the Resources team.”

“Agent training is a core value of our company and new associate training as well as career development for more experienced agents has contributed to our growth over the last few years,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker.  “Having Linda Gillespie as Director of Training will streamline our training program and ensure our team is proficient and motivated. Linda’s success in the role will translate to our continued success.”

About Resources Real Estate

Resources Real Estate is a Monmouth County, NJ full-service independent residential brokerage firm, with four offices and a team of more than 75 sales and support personnel. Resources Real Estate was opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack has been with the company since 2002, and joined Diakon as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate locations are:

112 River Rd. in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Rd. in Monmouth Beach, NJ, 4A W. Front St. in Red Bank, NJ, and 65 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

For more information, call (732) 212-0440 or visit