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Aaron Bosshardt

Aaron is president of Bosshardt Property Management, LLC, and the COO of Bosshardt Realty Services. Aaron is a dynamic strategic leader who turns business strategies into maximum profits for clients, customers and employees. His strengths are in customer satisfaction, client retention and profitability.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Adam Preuss

MAI, GAA

After earning a bachelor's degree in Real Estate and a master's degree in Real Estate Valuation from UF, Adam has spent the past 20 years as a residential and commercial real estate appraiser. Adam is FHA & VA approved, a qualified state and federal court expert witness and a VAB Special Magistrate for the Florida Department of Revenue.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Amy Chorew

e-PRO

Amy has spent the last 14 years helping Realtors use technology to grow their businesses and their profits. A 30-year industry veteran, she currently serves as a vice president with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. She wrote four books for NAR about social media marketing and co-authored NAR's e-Pro certification curriculum. She is founder and former CEO of The Tech Byte, a technology-consulting firm for real estate businesses. Amy stays active as the vice chair of platform development for NAR's Leadership Team, the Women's Council of Realtors and the E-learning Guild.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Amy Hibberd

TRC, RSPS

Amy has been a Realtor in Florida for nearly 30 years. She received her broker's license in 1986 in Key West, Florida. After six years of intense training in everything that can go wrong (and right!) in real estate on a small island, she relocated to Englewood, Florida, where business is much more orderly (tame.)

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Mar 03, 2015


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Anand Patel

Anand is president of Pangea Realty Group in Tampa, Florida, and at one point he was a member of seven Realtor associations across three states. He brings unique insights into what dynamics are needed between association staff and the membership to have a successful YPN network. Anand is past chair of Tampa YPN, serves on Florida Realtors YPN steering committee, and is a national blogger for REALTOR Magazine's YPN Lounge.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Brandi Gabbard

As a broker associate with Smith & Associates in St. Petersburg, Florida, Brandi is a team leader with the Brandi Christine Team specializing in residential real estate. She currently serves as chairman for the Pinellas Realtor Board of Directors and serves as vice chair of Florida Realtors YPN. In 2010 she was the founding chair for the Pinellas Chapter of YPN, one of the most dynamic chapters in the country.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Bruce Gardner

ABR, CRS, GRI

Bruce is a national speaker who is an expert in business strategies for agents and creator of the Seven Styles Success System. Agents come away with new ideas that can be implemented immediately. He is the 2013 WCR Entrepreneur of the Year recipient, 2008 AAR Realtor of the Year, member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and author of "Seven Styles."

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Mar 03, 2015


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Chad Hyams

IMSD, e-PRO, SRS

Chad makes his mark in the real estate industry by delivering business training in a "no fluff, let's just cut to the chase" kind of way. Chad was a top-tier real estate agent until 2010 when he helped launch the Internet Marketing Specialist designation. Chad is now the growth and productivity director for the Southeast region of Keller Williams Realty.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Cheryl Lambert

SFR

Cheryl is the 2014 District 7 vice president of Florida Realtors. She served as 2013 president of the Realtor Association of Citrus County and chair of its strategic planning committee, and she chaired the technology and membership committees. She also is a graduate of the Florida Realtors Leadership Academy. In the community, Cheryl has served on the Citrus County Planning and Development Roundtable team, the Affordable Housing Coalition and the Inverness Old Town Association.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Christopher Stafford

CPA

Christopher has 33 years of experience as a real estate broker and CPA in the San Francisco area, where he concentrates on start-up plans for emerging businesses. He has distilled his core elements for a successful real estate business into a system that helps agents work smarter, obtain consistently phenomenal results and achieve a better work-life balance.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Cindi Rogers

SFR, ABR

Cindi has been in the real estate industry for 20 years and practiced in six states. She moved her career to Florida's Siesta Key less than two years ago. The combination of new-to-Florida coupled with years of experience makes Cindi the perfect moderator for the New Realtor Forum. She's also a new agent - but not really.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Clay Ketcham

GAA, MAI, SRA, CCIM

Clay has earned the recognition of his peers and industry leaders as an expert in the profession. With more than 30 years experience as a real estate appraiser, Clay is the current Chair of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB) for a second term and is often called upon to be an expert witness.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Craig Marquette

Craig has been a licensed certified building contractor for 40 years and a home inspector for 20 years. His family-owned company in Sarasota, Marquette Inspections, has inspected more than 30,000 homes since 1991. Craig's eye for detail and his willingness to share his insights make him a friend to the industry.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Craig Reger

GRI

Craig has been selling real estate in Portland, Oregon, for more than 17 years and consistently recognized as a Top Producer. Craig is an international speaker, trainer and coach. He shares his winning techniques and best practices in real estate with thousands of agents.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Dan Elzer

Dan is a 25-year industry veteran who knows what it takes to sell real estate. He's a former broker-owner of a highly successful company in Florida and now a nationally acclaimed trainer. Dan has taught thousands of high-performing salespeople to use proven, smart sales techniques to grow their business. He transforms the essentials like business planning, prospecting, strong communications and closing techniques into rock-solid foundations for success.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Dana R. Ward

MBA

Dana owns Real Estate Closing Solutions and helps Realtors leverage new developments, so both can "reap the benefits of change." He's a 28-year veteran of the title business and a frequent industry speaker. He was Education Chair for the Central Florida Mortgage Bankers Association in 2014 and the Orlando Women's Council of Realtors in 2011.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Darryl Davis

Darryl is a highly rated speaker at NAR conventions and the best-selling author of "How To Become a Power Agent in Real Estate." And unless someone can argue the point, he is the only real estate speaker to be given the opportunity to audition for the television series "Last Comic Standing."

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Mar 03, 2015


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David Knox

CRS

David is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, specializing in solutions-based strategies for selling real estate. He has built a solid reputation as a top sales trainer and has presented more than 3,000 seminars during the past 25 years. David is president of David Knox Productions, Inc. based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Mar 03, 2015


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David Lockhart

David is owner/Realtor at Lockhart & Associates St. Pete Beach, Florida. His team is No. 2 out of 5,500 agents in sales for south Pinellas County as well as in the top 1% of all real estate teams nationwide, as mentioned in the "Wall Street Journal" in 2012. They are the top short sales team in Pinellas County.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Denise Oyler

Denise designed a three-month, comprehensive training program for newly licensed agents in her work as the Training Broker for RoseBay International in Sarasota. As an educator and Realtor, Denise understands the concerns and issues newly licensed agents encounter in the early stage of their career. She feels business success is inevitable if an agent simply starts out right.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Diana Galavis

Diana has been instrumental in starting the YPN Network at the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors and is District 1 contact for the Young Professionals Network Advisory Committee. She was named 2013 Northeast Florida Association of Realtors "Newcomer of the Year" and Women's Council of Realtors Jacksonville Chapter "Entrepreneur of the Year."

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Mar 03, 2015


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Doug Devitre

Doug helps small businesses improve their bottom lines by integrating innovative technologies in the online space. He has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year at the University of Missouri, Business Leader of the Year for the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce; and he was inducted into NAR's REBAC Hall of Fame. His upcoming book, "Screen to Screen Selling," helps global-minded real estate professionals increase sales and profits remotely.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Drayton Saunders

Drayton is president of Michael Saunders & Co. in Sarasota. The company's 24 offices along Florida's Gulf Coast provide real estate services in residential sales, mortgage, title, commercial sales and leasing, relocation, property management, new homes, and condominiums. His community involvements include boards of directors for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill Industries. Drayton is also a member of Leadership Florida.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Grant Simon

Grant is a 30-year real estate licensee and three-time recipient of Orlando Regional Realtor Association's (ORRA) Educator of the Year award. Grant is past president of the Central Florida Mortgage Bankers Association.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Harry Heist

Harry is an attorney who has trained thousands of Florida property managers since 1989, and he has written hundreds of articles on property management related legal issues.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Hear It Direct Consumer Panel

Hear It Direct panels have been popping up across the country to rave reviews from brokers and associates. The conversations are honest, and you'll hear exactly what they liked and didn't like about their real estate experiences. The message is clear: The relationship between customer and agent is at the heart of the real estate experience. Learn how to cultivate that relationship.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Howard Klahr

As the managing director of EASTHILL Valuation and Consulting, Coral Springs, Florida, Howard has been involved in real estate valuation and consulting since 1986, working nationally and globally. His background includes valuation/analysis, acquisition/disposition, loan origination/underwriting and real estate brokerage/leasing of residential, commercial and investment properties.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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James Mario Gonzalez

GRI, MRP

Mario is broker/owner at Navy to Navy Homes in Jacksonville, Florida. He is a retired and decorated 24-year Navy veteran, and was both a helicopter pilot and electronics technician. Giving back to the community is an important value at the brokerage, and Mario is proud to partner with Homes for Heroes in Jacksonville.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Jerelyn Cobb

ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, ePro, GRI, GREEN, SFR, SRES, PMN

Jerelyn "Jeri" Cobb's real estate career spans nearly 30 years. She is past president of the Naples on the Gulf Chapter of WCR and the WCR Florida State Chapter. She also chaired NAR's Education Committee in 2003. Jeri has her instructor license and teaches classes all over Florida. She's currently the director of career development at John R. Wood Properties in Naples.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Jo Ann Koontz, Esq.

CPA

Jo Ann's relaxed delivery style and explanations make the legal side of real estate easy to understand. Jo Ann is an attorney and CPA practicing in the areas of real estate, business organizational law and taxation. She has been a principal attorney in her Sarasota practice since 2006.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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John Sorenson

John has been in the mortgage industry for more than 15 years. His experience as a loan officer and in positions of management has allowed him to simplify the loan process and educate Realtors how to effectively proceed with their customers.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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K.C. Conway

MAI, CRE

K.C. offers more than 25 years of experience as an appraiser, underwriter, lender, credit officer and noted economist. He served five years with the Federal Reserve Bank and is currently a frequent speaker to national industry groups. He is also the chief economist for Colliers International.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Karlton Utter

Karlton is the director of Learning Technologies and Solutions for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. He's a licensed New Jersey real estate broker and Realtor and has worked in office management, sales, marketing, public relations, communications, training, business development and recruiting. Karlton uses his enthusiasm and real world experience to create an engaging and interactive learning environment. His underlying message is to build relationships through enhanced client experiences and increase production - while also having some fun.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Keith Wood

Keith is director of property management for ERA American Realty. He is the chairman of ECAR's property management committee, has taught numerous property management and Chapter 83 classes, and was awarded the Property Management Achievement Award by ECAR for 2013. Keith is currently NARPM's legislative and political research subcommittee chairman.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Kim Knapp

RMM, SFR, CRS

Kim is Realtor/owner at Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty and founder of Team Knapp in Northeast Florida. For the past decade, Kim has been a top producer, selling more than $250 million in real estate. She's currently combining that experience with comprehensive business tools designed to teach agents at all levels through her Real Dynamic Agents programs.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Liz Landry

Liz is a Realtor with Keller Williams and a business coach at MAPS Coaching in Jacksonville, Florida. Her areas of expertise are team building and sharing social media strategies that help agents sell homes in a shorter amount of time for more money.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Liz Murray

Liz grew up as a child of cocaine-addicted parents. Her mother died when she 15. She became homeless, but not uninspired. She earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard that would turn her bleak circumstances into a bright future. Her story is an inspiration to us all.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Lorne Wallace

Lorne is CEO and founder of Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies. He is a chartered accountant with more than 45 years of experience in the real estate industry and has specialized in real estate brokerage accounting since 1989. Lorne's experience and knowledge have distinguished him as a thought-leader in the industry.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Lynn Doty

GRS, GRI

Lynn has been a full time Realtor since 1986. She is currently a team leader and coach with Keller Williams Realty in Punta Gorda, Florida, and Cape Town, South Africa. She also serves as her local chapter president for Women's Council of Realtors.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Marianne Cusato

Marianne is a designer, author and popular speaker on housing trends. She is well-known for her work on the Katrina Cottages and partners with leading experts to design new economy homes. She's also a blogger for the Huffington Post.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Mark Olesh

CDPE, CIAS

Mark is the regional director for Keller Williams Realty in South Florida. He works with the leaders in 26 offices from Melbourne to Miami. Mar also spent 15 years in local television and wa an Emmy-nominated TV news and sports anchor.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Melissa Riley

Melissa is the director of digital marketing and social media for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in New England. She blends eight years of social media brand experience with 30 years in real estate. She is a sought-after and dynamic presenter known for her energetic style and humor.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Michael E. "Mickey" Godat

Mickey began his title career in 1992 as in-house counsel for a large title agency in St. Louis, Missouri, and began underwriting in Florida in 2000. Mickey has held various underwriting positions during his 18-year career, including Assistant State Counsel, Florida State Agency Underwriting and Major Transactions Counsel.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Mohammad "Hamid" Hakimi

GRI, TRC

Hamid is a full-time broker/associate at Coldwell Banker Thomas J. White Realty in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. He's a former licensed appraiser and holds bachelors' degrees in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Natascha Tello

CLHMA, CDPE, CIAS, AREO

Natascha oversees the Pembroke Pines Keller Williams Realty Partners, SW, office with her partner, Christopher Tello. She heads the brokerage of more than 250 agents who serve clients in Broward and Miami Dade counties. Her areas of experience include an in-depth knowledge of market conditions, statistics and home buying trends. She served as chairman of the Miami Association of Realtors in 2013 and received the association's Realtor of the Year Award.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Nick Jackson

Nick is a broker with EXIT Realty The Global Group in West Palm Beach, Florida, and has worked in the real estate industry for more than 20 years. Nick's scope of work as an architect includes city planning and residential construction. His banking background includes appraising residential and commercial properties. As a broker, he specializes in selling luxury homes and new construction. His keys to success are hard work, networking and working with an efficient team.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Nishad Khan, Esq.

Nishad is a Central Florida-based real estate attorney who focuses on real estate and business transactions, including business formations, debt and equity investments, and corporate negotiations and agreements. He obtained his law degree from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Pat Reass

MRA

Pat began her real estate career in 1983, listing and selling real estate. She started appraising in 1985. She is currently president of the Appraisal Group in Winter Haven and covers Polk, Highland and portions of Western Osceola counties in Central Florida. She is a state permitted appraisal instructor and is active in Florida Realtors as a member of the Industry and Data Analysis Advisory Board.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Patti Ketcham

GRI, CRS, e-Pro, FMS, MRP, AHWD, SRES

Patti has served as an expert witness and worked closely on the rewrite of both the Florida Broker and Florida Instructor exams. Patti has successfully completed the CCIM core courses, is a CCIM candidate and is nearing completion of her Portfolio of Qualifying Experience for this prestigious designation. She is the owner of Ketcham Realty Group, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Peter Crowley

JD, MBA

Peter is broker/owner of RE/MAX Alliance Group, the No. 1 RE/MAX office in Florida. Peter oversees management of eight offices in the Sarasota area. He is a former director of My Florida Regional MLS and the 2014 president of the Sarasota Association of Realtors. Peter holds JD/MBA degrees from the University of Florida.

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Mar 03, 2015


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Randall West

SFR

Randall is broker/owner of Coldwell Banker West Realty in Kissimmee, Florida . The brokerage specializes in residential and vacation home sales in the Disney area, with a full service in-house REO Department.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Rei Mesa

CRB, CRS

Rei is president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, with more than 40 locations and 1,500 real estate sales professionals servicing 17 counties throughout Florida. He is a National Association of Realtors director, and he also served as a director for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Richard Fryer

ABR, DREI, GREEN, RSPS, SFR, SRES

Richard "Dick" Fryer is a widely recognized guest speaker and member of the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC). Dick is president of IFREC Real Estate Schools, and he's instructed thousands of students over 30 years. He frequently appears as an expert witness on real estate topics, including law changes, Florida Statutes and FREC rules and regulations. He currently serves on the Boards at NAR, Orlando Regional Realtors Association and the National Advisory Council of the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Sandra Adomatis

SRA, LEED Green Associate

Sandra is a national speaker whose expertise on the valuation of green building is sought by industry, legal and media experts. She is a real estate appraiser, instructor, author and course developer. She also is an Appraisal Institute consultant with General Electric and Advanced Energy. Sandra authored "Residential Green Valuation Tools," published by the Appraisal Institute.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Simon Bailey

Simon's life aspiration to be brilliant in all that he does comes from a deep well of life experiences, years of research, education and positive thinking. Simon holds a master's degree from Faith Christian University and is an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key International Honor Society.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Stephanie White

ABR, CRB, CRS, RCE

Stephanie has worked in real estate since 1995. On that career path, she's been a sales associate, broker-owner and manager, instructor and education director. She is currently the association executive/CEO at Bay County Association of Realtors. She draws from those backgrounds when teaching courses and mentoring others.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Steve Koffman

CDPE

Steve is a broker/associate at Century 21 Sunbelt Realty in Florida. Since 2002, his team has sold and closed more than $725 million in residential real estate in the Cape Coral/Fort Myers market. In addition to selling real estate, Steve hires and trains team members and enjoys watching his colleagues grow as successful professional real estate agents.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Steve Murray

Steve's 35 years of experience in the residential brokerage industry put him in the spotlight as an expert on trends in the housing and residential brokerage industries. He has assisted national, regional and local real estate companies in strategic and business planning. He's also the editor of REAL Trends and has served in that role since the company's founding in 1987.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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Terry Yonker

CIPS, MBA

Terry is an efficiency expert in the real estate industry and focuses on creating business models that maximize profit for agents and consumers. He has a business degree from Villanova and an MBA from Ohio State. Terry currently works as the managing broker at Satya Realty in Punta Gorda and speaks Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish.

Sessions Date Time
Mar 03, 2015


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