Clay Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas, but actually grew up in Burbank (Heeeere's Johnny!), California. He attended Valley Junior College majoring in Physical Anthropology. It soon became apparent that it would be too hard making a successful career digging up bones and Clay decided to do something else.
In 1978, Clay studied for, passed the Real Estate Salesperson exam and received his real estate license whereafter he worked in the San Fernando Valley offices of Paul, White and Carnahan.
Clay worked in the real estate field for two years before the lights of Hollywood got in his eyes. He began work at MGM studios on a construction gang and soon worked on movie and television productions behind the camera as a Grip. During his career in the movie industry, Clay bought, managed or sold twenty investment properties in California and Texas. He used his education and experience in real estate to develop his own real estate portfolio.
In 1989 Clay moved to Long Beach where he ultimately re-established his career in real estate in 2001. Clay's personal investment in the market, combined with his continuing education has made him a valuable tool in today's real estate industry.
In Addition to being a member of the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, Clay recently earned the GRI (Graduate, Realty Institute) designation for completing coursework covering 96 hours in 14 areas of real estate.
Understanding the importance of continuing education in the real estate industry, Clay organizes free seminars for all interested area Realtors. Seminar topics have ranged from legal issues to improved sales skills to being Internet savvy. He is now in the process of studying for his Brokers license and should sit for his licensing exam in September or October of this year.