Merri Thompson

Merri Thompson, Instructor

Arkansas Real Estate School Instructors - Merri Thompson


“I love being an instructor and helping people learn about this very interesting field of work.  I like the fact that it keeps me well informed of the new laws, as well as being able to discuss trends with a wide variety of people in the industry.”



Prior to licensing in Real Estate:

  • 5 years mortgage lending experience
  • Loan processing
  • Loan servicing
  • Secondary marketing
  • 18 years manufacturing management experience
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Sales/Technical Services Manager
  • Corporate level sales management
  • Corporate level production management
  • ISO 9000 Certification of facilities
  • Analytical Troubleshooting Methods
  • 4 years community development experience
  • Director of Member Services, Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce
  • Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County


Owner & Principal Broker, Southern Homes Realty, Sheridan

  • Arkansas Real Estate Licensee and REALTOR®, 2004
  • Arkansas Real Estate Licensed Executive Broker, 2007
  • Arkansas Real Estate Licensed Principal Broker, 2014
  • State of Arkansas Certified and Licensed Real Estate Instructor, 2014



  • National Association of REALTORS® member since 2004
  • Benton/Bryant REALTOR® Association member since 2004
  • Cooperative Arkansas REALTOR® Multiple Listing Service Director 2004-2010