Danny Been, Principal Instructor
Danny has poured his life into the real estate business for almost two decades. In addition to serving as the lead instructor and curriculum developer for ARES, Danny is also the Principal Broker for Danali Real Estate, Inc.
As a student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and later at the University of Arkansas, Danny sought to learn everything he had an opportunity to learn. That thirst for knowledge has carried into his real estate career, driving him to ensure he has the most current and accurate information at his disposal to pass on to his students. Experience as retail store manager and as a small business owner give Danny an abundance of real-life examples which make learning come alive in his classes.
Danny maintains a keen awareness and up-to-date knowledge in real estate law and ethics and impresses on his students the importance of practicing real estate according to the highest standards. As a practicing broker, Danny has the opportunity to experience and understand the real estate industry on a daily basis..
When he can pull himself away from business, Danny enjoys spending time in the garden or relaxing with family, including his eight grandchildren. He is an avid fly fisherman and loves exploring the natural beauty of Arkansas.
- Bachelor of Science, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 1976
- Post-Graduate Studies, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville , 1977
- Arkansas Real Estate Licensee and REALTOR®, 1994
- NAR Accredited Buyer’s Agent Representative Designation, 1998
- NAR Certified Mediator, 2005
- Arkansas Real Estate Licensed Broker, 2007
- State of Arkansas Certified and Licensed Real Estate Instructor, 2007
- 23 Years experience as a professional REALTOR® in Central Arkansas
- 8 Years as small business owner in building supply & outdoor power equip.
- 22 Years professional experience in industrial contract negotiation
- 30 Years proven professional marketing and business management
- 7 Years experience professional real estate expert witness
- National Association of REALTORS®, Member, 1994
- Little Rock REALTOR® Association Director, 2004
- Arkansas REALTOR® Association, 2005 Chair, Professional Standards
- Arkansas REALTOR® Association, 2006 Chair, Risk Reduction Committee
- Arkansas Real Estate Foundation Director 2005-2008
- Cooperative Arkansas REALTOR® Multiple Listing Service Director 2005-2010
- Arkansas Real Estate Commission Broker Education Task Force 2009-2010
- ARELLO Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) 2015-present
- Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) Member 2016-present
11220 Rodney Parham Rd. Ste. 6 – Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 223-2737 Office – (501) 690-7448 Mobile – (501) 223-2742 Fax