About Ed Bailey Realty

Real estate agency, Ed Bailey Realty, serves the mountain communities of Oakhurst, Coarsegold, Mariposa, Bass Lake, North Fork, Wowana, Ahwahnee, Wishon, Fish Camp, Raymond and Yosemite in Central California.

What can Ed Bailey Realty do for your real estate needs?

Ed and his wife Shirley

Ed and his wife Shirley

Few Real Estate Practitioners anywhere have the depth and breadth of education and experience that Ed brings to the profession.  Ed started his Real Estate Experience in 1976 when he became a Real Property Right-of-Way Agent with Sierra Telephone.  For the next 24 years he purchased land and leases; procured easements and rights-of-way; and obtained permits from various government agencies at national, state, county, and district levels.  He portioned land, wrote legal descriptions, drafted documents, and coordinated activities with Land Surveyors, Title/Escrow Officers, Developers, Builders, Contractors, Public Officials, Appraisers, Attorneys, Engineers, Agents, Brokers, and other land services professionals. In 2005 Ed completed 6 additional college and college level courses and upgraded from a “Salesperson” license to a “Broker” license, by passing California’s longer and more challenging broker’s exam.  He served as Education Committee Chairman for the Yosemite Gateway Association of REALTORS® for 2006 and 2007; and Director for 2010-2011. He is once again a director for 2013-2014: and is President-Elect for 2015 leading to becoming President in 2016. Ed holds the Prestigious Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) professional designation.  He serves as a SCORE volunteer Small Business Consultant.  He is a part time Real Estate teacher for State Center Community College District. In May, 2011 Ed went Independent, forming the Ed Bailey Realty agency, and in September, 2012 his wife Shirley became a licensed REALTOR®, and joined the team. Ed graduated from Antelope Valley College with a major in Business Administration. He also holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of San Francisco.  In former lives, Ed has been an Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Teacher, a Retail Store Manager, a Radio Announcer/Engineer, a Retail Business Owner, and an Advertising Account Executive. He has lived in our beautiful mountains since 1972 and, having spent 24 years as a Right-of-Way Agent/Outside Plant Engineer with Sierra Telephone, knows the area extremely well.

Education

A. A., Business Administration, Antelope Valley College B. S., Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco M. S., Organization Development, University of San Francisco

 Experience

  1. Ballroom Dance Teacher and Dance Director, Arthur Murray, 5 years
  2. Retail Management, 9 years
  3. Radio Advertising Sales and Station Engineering, 2 years
  4. Telephone Company Right-of-Way Engineer, 24 years
  5. Corporate Training Coordinator, 5 years

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