Steven Blackwood is the principal broker of the Blackwood Team. Along with his wife Cindi Blackwood, also a broker, the partners own and manage one of Arkansas' largest and most successful independent real estate companies. Together with an experienced professional staff and award-winning sales agents, the Blackwood Team consistently receives national recognition for the results they achieve for their clients.

Nationally recognized as an expert in real estate and mortgage finance, Steven Blackwood is known as a "Problem Solver" and is referred to by clients and colleagues as the "Solution Specialist." Cindi Blackwood, owner of, is well known for the utmost level of personal service she provides to clients, as well as being one of the premiere deal makers in the entire state.

Using a cutting edge marketing system that consists of online, traditional, and social media, the Blackwood Team is certain to sell your property faster and for more money with their consumer-friendly and incredibly successful strategies for connecting buyers and sellers!

Robin Rapert  - Quick  began her career in 1990 as an on-site manager for a Section 8/236 community.
Through the years, she has held a number of positions from on-site manager to Section 8/236 supervisor, Tax Credit Compliance Office, Area Manager, District Manager and Regional Director in three (3) states, Arkansas, Tennessee and Illinois.
Robin has managed all property types from multi-family HUD Section 8/236, conventional/market rate and Tax Credit communities to single family homes as well as retail shopping centers and condominiums.
Robin opened her own real estate/property management firm in Jonesboro Arkansas in March 2017 in partnership with her brother, Jerry Rapert.
Robin is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.  She recently served as 2016 Chapter President for Arkansas Chapter 64.   Since 2013 she has served on a national level as a member of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee. Robin has also served as Association Executive, treasurer and secretary for IREM Arkansas Chapter 64.
Robin has held a Real Estate license in the state of Arkansas since 2001 and currently serves as Principal Broker for her firm.
Robin holds several industry specific designations such as:
CPM® (Certified Property Manager)
ARM® (Accredited Residential Manager)
C5P (Certified Credit Compliance Professional)
HCCP (Housing Credit Certified Professional)
AHM (Assisted Housing Manager)
AR Real Estate License

So what's the difference in NEA Professional Schools and the others?

Our Professionals

Do some research.  Contact the others and find out for yourself what they have to offer.  Then contact us and let us tell you about our qualifications.  The people you will learn from are experts in their fields and have a long list of credentials behind their names.  They are not new to the real estate industry or to real estate instruction.  In fact, they are brokerage owners, property managers, principal brokers, and top salesmen in the state.  Who better to learn from and to help you not only pass your real estate test, but to guide you as you begin a career in the real estate field.  

Our Products 

We don't just cram the information down your throat and then let you go. As you prepare to test, NEA Real Estate School helps you by providing you in depth in class or online training, and also sends you home with one of a kind on line test building study tools, that have been developed in house by our experts.  We also allow you to use our quiet classrooms or offices for a quiet place to study anytime you need.  Bring your laptop, our use one of ours, get away from the noise of your office or home, and come study.  We will also be there to answer any questions you may have.

Don't forget, we offer ON LINE courses for those who are not able to come to class.  This product may force you to learn at your own pace, but it does not mean you are all alone.  We are available by phone, email, text, or face to face appointment to help you understand concepts, answer your questions, and more.   And now, you do not have to miss the in class interaction.  While you complete the courses online, you are ENCOURAGED to join an in class course, FREE of CHARGE on days that you are available.  That's double the opportunity to comprehend the material being presented.

Our Goal

Simply put, our focus is YOU.  We are dedicated to providing you the most knowledgeable and expert education that we can.  We pride ourselves on being experts in OUR fields, and know when it is time to call in other experts to help you learn.  While your goal may be to pass the test, and to pass the test the FIRST time, our goal is to thoroughly instruct you on the concepts and knowledge you need in order to serve your clients knowledgeably, professionally, and ethically. After all, testing is just the start of a life long career.

​Our Experts make the Difference

Come See for Yourself

Felicia Long Cobb is the owner, and Principal Instructor of NEA Real Estate School. She has have held an active Arkansas Real Estate License for more than 15 years.

She has been teaching and training in real estate education for more than ten years.

Felicia is the former 7 year edcation chair for the Jonesboro Board of Realtors, and has taught in cities all over the state including, Batesville, Fayetteville, West Memphis, Jonesboro, Paragould, Searcy, and others.

As a real estate educator, she strives to provide the courses required by the Arkansas Real Estate Commission that aid in earning a real estate license and the post licensing and continuing education to keep that license active.

Our commercial property expert is Ryan George, a co - owner of Coldwell Banker VCI in Jonesboro, AR and  the force behind Coldwell Banker Commercial in Jonesboro. Ryan has held an AR real estate licence for 18 years and earned a B.S. in Finance from Arkansas State University.

Ryan has spent his career gaining valuable expert knowledge by brokering deals with companies such as Dollar General Stores, Tractor Supply, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Stores, Shoe Carnival, Citi Trends, Rent One, Aaron's, Ocean Dental, Pizza Hut, JC Penney, AT&T, Sports Clips, Cato, Outback, and more. He is currently involved in the  redevelopment of the Harrison, AR Hobby Lobby and the re-development of a 176,000 sq ft retail center.

Ryan continues to be an industry leader by keeping up to date with the ever evolving commercial market  by  brokering deals with some of the biggest names in the commercial real estate industry.  Ryan's expertise isn't limited to AR, he is also licensed in the states of TN, MO, and shortly MS.