Jamie has represented real estate professionals, including Realtors, brokers, title agents and appraisers, in litigation in state and federal court and before the DBPR for over 20 years. She has served as panel counsel for several national insurers and currently sits on the committee that writes the FAR/BAR contract forms.
As a partner at 1000watt, Brian provides consulting services to real estate companies, media organizations and startups that want to define real estate's future. Previously, he was CEO of VREO, Inc., which created e-signature and document management software for tablet PCs. Before that, he was president of Inman News and is currently on Inman's board.
Leigh's enthusiasm shows on her face and in her work ethic. Her commitment is contagious; and her team has been recognized as one of the nation's Top 200 real estate teams by Real Trends. Leigh's team also is ranked in the RE/MAX Top 100 teams worldwide. Her industry passions include working with NAR, CRS, and RPAC to improve the lives of Realtors and protect property rights for all.
Steve is a Realtor Emeritus and partner or owner of several large real etate brokerage offices and owner of a substantial real estate investment portfolio. As a GRI faculty member for 28 years, he's touched the lives of tens of thousands of Realtors mixing humor, heart and fact to leave students with an unforgettable learning experience. After almost 5 decades of power boat racing, Steve retired as an 11 time national champion, with over 500 race wins, 17 world speed records and induction into the Hall of Champions. He currently serves as the Commissioner of Unlimited hydroplane Racing.
Jean is a third-generation native Floridian. Instructing courses to help Realtors grow their knowledge is how she gives back to her industry. She has been a licensed broker in Florida for more than 30 years and is an approved Code of Ethics instructor. She has served on the Board of Directors for GTAR, Florida Realtors and is a Life Director for Tampa Bay Builders Association and is currently on the Professional Standards and Professional Development committees for Florida Realtors.
As a consultant and trainer, Dan has helped management teams and sales professionals succeed for more than 20 years. His no-nonsense, energetic approach transforms essential business techniques, such as powerful presentation and closing skills, into competitive advantages for agents and brokers. His methodology for mastering these skills ensures you of a rock solid foundation for building a successful career.
Matt founded the Xplode Conference series and is currently on tour with his band of tech savvy experts who share technology, lead conversion and digital marketing insights. Matt owns Diamond Dwelling brokerage in Atlanta. He has also founded 1000dwellings.org, a nonprofit corporation that is bringing low-income families out of poverty and into permanent homes.
Sasha is a residential Realtor in Charlottesville, VA, and vice president of Montague, Miller & Co., Realtors, a 100+ agent company. She runs a five-person real estate team, The Sasha Farmer Team, and was recently selected by Realtor magazine as one of the Top 30 Realtors Under 30 and was recognized on the list of 2015 Inman Top 101 Real Estate Influencers in the nation.
Bruce has 35 years of sales experience and 24 years in real estate. His creative and practical solutions to complex challenges will help you build effective skills to assist clients with the seller's market dynamic. He is also a lead generation expert, an author and a popular speaker at real estate events.
Ric is Broker/Owner of Exit Realty First Choice in Palm Coast. He teaches licensing courses at the Giumenta School of Real Estate. In the association realm, Ric was the 2014 Florida Realtors District 1 Vice President and is currently chairman of the Professional Standards Forum. He was honored as the Flagler County Association of Realtors, Realtor of the Year in 2005. In 2008, Florida Realtors named Ric Instructor of the Year.
Frank is a second generation Realtor, real estate broker and appraiser. He has been involved in the appraisal business since 1977 and is a member of the NAR Appraisal Section. Frank served eight years as a member of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. He has authored a series of valuation themed continuing education courses for Florida real estate and appraiser licensees.
Denny is a real estate broker and successful entrepreneur based in Southwest Florida, whose breadth of experience in residential real estate has made him a go-to expert for local and national media reporting on market trends. As a featured speaker at events such as Market Watch and CRS Sell-a-bration, Denny explains how he collects hard data and combines it with customer expectations to accurately analyze the real estate market. Always entertaining, humorous and engaging, Denny is a John Maxwell Certified Trainer and the host of the TV segment 'Real Estate Matters,' which airs on WINK-TV.
A third-generation entrepreneur, Jorge opened Real Estate Sales Force in 2005. The real estate firm has grown to over 300 agents and currently has four offices in Coral Gables, Miami Lakes, Hialeah and Boca Raton. He has been awarded the Platinum 'Broker of the Year' award several years by the Builders Association of South Florida. He also holds a seat on the YPN Board and is the group's 2016 President-Elect.
Rich is a prominent business dynamics coach, international real estate broker and finance/ wealth consultant. He specializes in entrepreneurial and corporate business structuring as a 'FOCUS Strategist and Business Planning Developer.'
Harry is an attorney who has trained Florida property managers since 1989. He writes articles on property management legal issues, and he represents property managers in legal matters. He has filed more than 100,000 evictions and prepared thousands of leases. He has written and co-written many of the changes to the Landlord/Tenant Act in the past 25 years. EVICT.COM is the largest source of Florida-specific legal information for property managers.
Howard is a 30-year real estate businessman who has worked in 40 states as well as internationally. His areas of expertise include valuation/analysis, acquisition/disposition, loan origination/underwriting/due diligence and real estate brokerage/leasing of residential, commercial and investment properties.
Bill literally "wrote the book" about technology and social media for Realtors as the lead author of the rewrite of e-Pro, the technology certification of NAR. He also was the creator of NAR's Tech Edge, which has received national acclaim. Bill has been named three times as one of Inman's Most Influential in Real Estate, as well as being listed in Swanepoel's Top 200.
Tom can talk numbers and make audience members laugh - especially when it comes to investments and taxes. His programs for residential and investment real estate have entertained and enlightened more than 2,500 audiences.He's a former Major League Baseball player whose striking combination of humor and real world examples make powerful subjects spring to life.
Debbie's expertise is in helping you to create 'custom' experiences that set you apart with your customers. With her background deeply routed in customer service, she has expanded what she learned at the Ritz-Carlton Learning Institute and offers straightforward ideas and strategies that encourage people to see beyond ordinary to extraordinary.
Army Ranger Lt. Col. (today retired Col.) Danny R. McKnight is known to many from the movie 'Blackhawk Down' as the hard-bitten convoy commander whose inspirational leadership kept his men alive during the near-disastrous Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993. He retired from military service in 2002 after serving 28 years in a highly decorated career as a U.S. Army Ranger. His experience represents a lifetime of dedication to the defense of America.
Gonzalo is a broker associate with Watson Realty and has been in the real estate business for 11 years, specializing in residential sales and leases. He enjoys sharing his experiences to demonstrate how following the Realtor Code of Ethics can build a stronger relationship with customers, making your business grow through referrals.
Carlos is a partner at Florida Premier Realty based in Palm Beach County. He's a 10-year real estate veteran and shares business technology insights as a tech trainer and speaker at statewide and national events, including NAR's Tech Edge. He continues to build a solid business foundation within the real estate community, including his work with YPN and taking the lead as organizer for REBarCamp Orlando in 2015 and 2016.
Robert is an international speaker, trainer and consultant who holds 11 professional designations/certifications. He's a senior instructor for the Council of Residential Specialist (CRS) and is also a course facilitator/instructor for REBAC and WCR. He is founder and president Robert Morris Seminars, Inc.
Melissa brings real-world knowledge of how social media affects our industry. She's an experienced, successful real estate agent who was named Listing and Selling Agent of the Year as well as Rookie of the Year in her first year in business. She combines her degree in Advertising and her real estate experience with her passion for social media. The result: Real world, effective social media training for real estate professionals.
Roman is an attorney with Broad and Cassel Attorneys at Law. He is a member of the firm's Affordable Housing and Tax Credit, Real Estate, Taxation and Public Finance, and Capital Projects Practice groups. He has actively closed more than $1 billion in commercial real estate financing transactions.
Pat formed Kathman Realty, Inc., (d.b.a. Appraisal Group) in 1986 with a primary focus on residential property appraisals. She is past president of the East Polk County Association of Realtors and 1996 district vice president for Florida Realtors. She also served as the 2011 chairman of the Florida Realtor Appraisal Council.
Cindi is a 20-year real estate veteran who has bought and sold real estate in six states and knows the ins and outs of business transactions . She moved to Siesta Key two years ago, and she's currently working with Coldwell Banker.
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CCIM, CRE, GRI
Cynthia is a well-respected industry veteran, starting her career in 1975. Currently, she provides acquisitions and disposition services to private and institutional clients as well as works with special servicers and lenders of distressed properties. She is Past CCIM International President in 2002, Past President for Florida Realtors in 2009 and a senior faculty CCIM instructor.
Chris is a 'USA Today' bestselling author and the co-founder of Curaytor, a social media, digital marketing and sales coaching company that helps businesses grow faster. In less than three years, he used the blueprint in his book, 'The Conversion Code,' to grow Curaytor to more than $5 million in annual, recurring revenue. His work has been featured in Forbes, Inc. and by many other publications.
David is CEO of Real Strategic Inc. and founder of Local Marketing Genius, a software and training center. His work in software development has led him to create seamless tools that help local marketers autopilot their businesses. David has created groundbreaking innovations in lead generation and client fulfillment in local SEO and reputation marketing.
After purchasing a DJI quadcopter in 2013, Tim passed the FAA Sport Pilot Ground School exam and completed FDLE Instructor Certification training. He brings real-life experience and top-notch training expertise to the classroom for Realtors interested in usinng drones in their businesses. He is the author of "Droner's Guide, From Beginning to Professional," and "UAS Operations: Study Guide for Remote Pilot Certification."
Craig leads a real estate team of 13 phenomenal people called Team Dynamo and is a partner in the local Keller Williams office which has offices in Gainesville, Ocala and the Villages with over 160 real estate professionals. Craig also serves in leadership positions at the state and national level. In 2015, Craig's real estate team was ranked as one of the top 20 real estate teams across the whole state for Keller Williams.
As the director of sales at IDX LLC, Bryson oversee sales strategies, and manage sales teams for two of the industry's leading tech companies, IDX Broker and Agent Evolution. He travels nationwide, educating real estate professionals on better online business practices, and how to leverage modern technologies to grow their businesses.
Linda, known also as 'The Image Energizer,' is an international keynote speaker, executive coach and corporate trainer. Linda has produced more than 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. As host of the Executive Edge podcast, Linda assists CEOs, entrepreneurs and executives in communicating their image.
Florida Realtors’ mission is to support the American dream of homeownership and build strong communities, as well as to advance the state’s real estate industry by shaping public policy on real property issues. It strives to encourage, promote and teach consistent standards for ethical practice and professionalism; and to build on the efforts of local boards/associations to provide the information and tools members need to succeed in business.