In 1995, Alaska attorney and real estate broker Kirk Wickersham created a complete, integrated home-selling technology called FSBO System. Since then we’ve helped thousands of clients sell their home on their own and save the entire 6% agent commission. Every year, through good markets and bad, our average client has outperformed the average local agent listing in terms of days on market and chance of success. In 2016 our average client made an extra $14,000 compared to paying a six percent agent commission. See our Client Statistics.
Our Spectacular Team
Kirk Wickersham, Founder – Kirk is a lawyer and real estate broker with over 45 years’ experience. He graduated from the University of Alaska and Yale Law School, and he has a master’s degree from the University of Colorado. He’s a former Chair of the Alaska Real Estate Commission. He’s a former Regent of the University of Alaska and is a member of the Investment Committee of the University Foundation. He’s also a former member of the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association. Kirk is a member of Commonwealth North, Rotary and many other civic and professional organizations. He created the FSBO system and founded the Company in 1995.
Jonathan Butzke, Director and Producer – Jonathan is a real estate professional with over 25 years’ investment experience. In addition to being both a partner, and President of FSBO System, he owns 2 companies in the media industry, Talking Circle Media and Alaska Film Crew. He also owns various real estate residential investment properties around the United States. Jonathan was the owner of the Miss Alaska USA Pageant for the Miss Universe organization. He attended both University of Alaska, and Alaska Pacific University. Jonathan is a member of Alaska Film Group, Visit Anchorage and many other civic and professional organizations. He’s a sitting board member of the ANMG, and AMIPA. Jonathan leads the IT and development team that creates the FSBO system client training software, and client media materials since 1995.
Tate Rogers, Director of Alaska Operations – Tate is a seasoned and experienced real estate professional. He obtained his first real estate license in 1997. A highly self motivated individual who thrives in challenging and changing environments. He has experienced first hand the expansion and technological change in the real estate market. With his vast experience in the real estate and the mortgage industry Tate has the knowledge needed to help his clients successfully sell their homes on their own.
Katherine Vaught, Counselor – Katherine has five years’ experience in customer service. She also has two years’ experience both in the real estate industry and tax services. She has unique work history working with the general public in the Alaska tourism industry as a trail guide. She is the administrative assistant at FSBO System since 2014, and has gained useful “frontline” skills that help better serve the needs of FSBO System clients.
Katie Payton, Business Manager – Katie Payton is the FSBO System Company’s Business Manager. She also owns KP’s Professional Business Services, an accounting and business management company. She has 10 years of business management and accounting experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, as well as a minor in Health Care Management from Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, where she participated in NCAA sports. She is currently working towards my MBA as well as studying for the CPA exam. Her motto is, “I work hard so you succeed.”
Courtney Garcia, Counselor – Courtney has lived in Alaska for over 15 years and is a graduate of Dimond High School. She became a licensed property manager in 2016 and she came to FSBO System in early 2017. Previously, she worked in human resources and administration. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, shopping and gardening.