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Mark Allen

RCE, CRS, CIPS

Mark has spent more than 10 years each as a successful Realtor in the brokerage business, as the chief executive of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors and as the chief executive of 10K Research, a national real estate technology company. Mark is a recognized expert on applying technology to the business of real estate.

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"Move, Inc. - Realtor.com Benefits" Aug 21, 2015 9:00 AM
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Leigh Brown

ABR, CRS, CIPS

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.

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"Reboot Your Listing Presentation" Aug 22, 2015 8:45 AM
"Find Needles in Haystacks: How to Convert Leads" Aug 22, 2015 10:30 AM
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Kaz Cisowski

E-PRO, FMS, MRP, SFR

In addition to selling real estate, Kaz is a leader in MLS and real estate technology for more than 30 years. He specializes in various real estate technology tools, such as Form Simplicity. He is also an instructor for Florida Realtors and a RPR contract trainer for NAR.

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"Form Simplicity" Aug 22, 2015 1:30 PM
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Steven David

CRB, CRS, GRI, LCAM

Steve is a Realtor Emeritus and partner or owner of several real estate brokerage firms. As a GRI faculty member for 27 years, he's touched thousands of Realtors with his mix of humor and business savvy. After almost five decades of powerboat racing, he retired as an 11-time national champion and has been inducted into the Hall of Champions.

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"Success Through Effective Communication" Aug 20, 2015 4:15 PM
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Doug Devitre

CSP

Organizations bring in Doug when they want to improve performance in sales, productivity and marketing using the latest technology. He is a past Entrepreneur of the Year of the University of Missouri-Columbia and has been inducted into NAR's Business Specialties Hall of Fame. His latest book, 'Screen to Screen Selling,' helps professionals use web conference technologies that allow customers to do business remotely.

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"Use Metrics To Train, Coach & Inspire Agents To Meet Their Goals" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
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Paul Dizmang

CRS, GRI

Paul is a 27-year veteran Realtor who works in property management and investment real estate. His specialty is creating efficient business plans to manage home properties while building a solid investor base. His high-energy presentation style has kept audiences engaged and enlightened for more than 18 years.

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"Sticky Situations: 8 Skills to Profitable Property Management" Aug 22, 2015 8:45 AM
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Jim Dorman

CPA, PFS, IBCFP

Jim is a senior wealth advisor and president of Dorman Financial Management, P.A. After working as a CPA for 17 years, Jim expanded his practice to include financial planning services. Jim is a certified public accountant, with a personal financial specialist designation, and a certified financial planner. He maintains Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses and variable, life, and disability licenses in Florida.

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"Wealth Management & Financial Planning for Realtors" Aug 20, 2015 4:15 PM
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Dan Elzer

As a consultant and trainer, Dan has helped management teams and sales professionals succeed for more than 20 years. His no-nonsense, energetic approach helps agents and brokers maximize the efficiencies of essential business tools, such as strong communication skills, powerful presentation and closing techniques. His methodology for mastering these skills ensures you of a rock solid foundation for building a successful career.

Sessions Date Time
"Master Your Winning Technique With Sellers" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
"Master Your Winning Technique With Buyers" Aug 20, 2015 1:45 PM
"Leadership in Action - Creating & Managing Profitability" Aug 21, 2015 11:15 AM
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Pam Ermen

CRS, GRI

Pam obtained her real estate license at 18. Her intense career focus, combined with award-winning sales production, opened doors to management at 24. Since then, she has spent nearly 25 years coaching agents and teams to their highest levels of productivity. She authored two training series about real estate business planning and team dynamics.

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"Economy of Selling - Buyer/Seller Presentations" Aug 21, 2015 9:00 AM
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Ken Granger

Ken is a branding expert who helps agents establish and expand their brands. His practical, no-nonsense training approach cuts through the confusing world of branding and gets straight to solutions that work. He has presented to agents around the country, and in each session he shares his intense passion for helping agents succeed.

Sessions Date Time
"20 Branding Mistakes That Cost You More Than Money" Aug 22, 2015 10:30 AM
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Frank Gregoire

RAA

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.

Sessions Date Time
"Everything You Need To Know About Working With Appraisers (And Then Some)" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
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Harry Heist

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. EVICT.COM is the largest source of Florida-specific legal information for property managers.

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"The Property Management Agreement" Aug 21, 2015 8:30 AM
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Jason Jakus

CRS, GRI, CRB,

With more than 12 years of experience in real estate consulting, valuation, investing, and marketing, Jason is recognized as an expert in the arts of negotiating, marketing, branding, technology and valuation practices. As a real estate broker, he specializes in marketing and selling luxury, golf and waterfront homes.

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"Distinctive Open House Strategies That Lead to Sales!" Aug 20, 2015 1:45 PM
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Clay Ketcham

MAI, SRA, CCIM

An expert in commercial real estate, Clay specializes in the analysis, valuation and brokerage of complex commercial properties. He is a well-respected expert witness, instructor for The Appraisal Institute, a certified USPAP instructor and was an adjunct professor at FSU. Clay also serves as current vice chair of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board.

Sessions Date Time
"Everything You Need To Know About Working With Appraisers (And Then Some)" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
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Howard Klahr

Howard started his real estate career in 1986 and has worked in more than 40 states and abroad. His business strengths include valuation and analysis; acquisition and disposition; loan origination and underwriting; and real estate brokerage and leasing for all types of residential, commercial and investment properties.

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"Everything You Need To Know About Working With Appraisers (And Then Some)" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
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Bill Lublin

CRB, CRS, GRI, E-PRO

Bill's real estate acumen and expertise in technology were tapped when he was asked to be the lead author to rewrite NAR's e-PRO designation. He also created NAR's Tech Edge event, which has received national acclaim. Bill has been named three times as one of Inman's Most Influential in Real Estate. Additionally, he has chaired committees and workgroups for NAR, and spoken for NAR, AEI, ARELLO, Inman and other national institutions.

Sessions Date Time
"Protecting MLS Data and Surviving the Syndication Wars" Aug 22, 2015 8:45 AM
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Tom Lundstedt

CCIM

Tom is a recognized expert in investment real estate and taxation. He's a former Major League Baseball player with the Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins. Tom has a unique ability to present complex information in an easy-to-understand and enlightening way. His sessions are capped with enthusiasm and humor.

Sessions Date Time
"Capture Your Share of the Real Estate Investor Market" Aug 22, 2015 8:45 AM
"Double Your Income: Work With Investors" Aug 22, 2015 10:30 AM
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Juanita McDowell

E-PRO

Juanita has designed more than 100 courses for agents to improve productivity and save money. She demonstrates how to use these tech tools so you can be comfortable with the technology and maximize the functionality. She's also an e-Pro and GRI instructor. In 2013 she was voted 'Instructor of the Year' by Georgia real estate educators.

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"Gadgets, Gizmos, Apps for Real Estate & More" Aug 21, 2015 10:30 AM
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Brandon Montemayor

As an expert in relationship and database building, along with a focus on team growth for ROI, Brandon offers an easy-to-implement system that can be created and return positive results immediately. Brandon grew his business from $4.9 million to more than $44 million in two years with techniques focused on technology and world-class customer service.

Sessions Date Time
"What It Takes To Build an Expansion Team" Aug 20, 2015 3:00 PM
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Jamie Moses

Jamie has represented Realtors, brokers, title agents and appraisers in litigation cases on both the state and federal levels for 20 years. She has served as panel counsel for national insurers and currently sits on the committee that writes the FAR/BAR contract forms.

Sessions Date Time
"E&O Insurance - Can't Work With It, Can't Work Without It" Aug 20, 2015 1:45 PM
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Melissa Murphy

Melissa is senior vice president and general counsel at Attorneys' Title Fund Services. She serves on the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and was Chair of the Section in 2005-2006. She taught real property law and business courses at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she was in private practice for 30 years.

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"Viewing CFPB Changes Through the Eyes of Lenders, Title Insurers and Closing Attorneys" Aug 22, 2015 10:30 AM
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Jan O'Brien

GRI, CDPE, IMSD

As a real estate broker and coach for more than 22 years, Jan specializes in showing agents and teams how to implement effective and profitable business systems. Jan is currently vice president of Business Coaching for Realty ONE Group, the fifth-largest independent brokerage in the nation.

Sessions Date Time
"3 Steps to a Powerful Real Estate Business Plan" Aug 20, 2015 1:45 PM
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Denise Oyler

GRI, SRES

Denise is the training broker for RoseBay International in Sarasota and vice-chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Sarasota/Manatee area Association. As an educator and Realtor, Denise understands the concerns and issues agents encounter throughout their careers. She feels business success is inevitable if agents simply start out right and follow that path.

Sessions Date Time
"4-Step Listing Process" Aug 21, 2015 9:15 AM
"How to Communicate Effectively With Buyers & Sellers" Aug 21, 2015 9:45 AM
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Jason Pantana

In his role with Coldwell Banker, Jason helps real estate professionals master emerging trends in technology, branding and entrepreneurship. He has been a featured speaker for numerous real estate conferences, including NAR's REThink initiative'an interactive and strategic workshop about the future of the real estate industry.

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"The Power of Identity: What You Believe About Your Business, Is Your Business!" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
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Adam Preuss

MAI

Adam holds a bachelor's degree in real estate, a master's degree in real estate valuation and has worked for 20 years as a residential and commercial real estate appraiser. Adam is FHA and VA approved, a qualified state and federal court expert witness, and a VAB Special Magistrate for the Florida Department of Revenue.

Sessions Date Time
"Everything You Need To Know About Working With Appraisers (And Then Some)" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
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Pat Reass

MRA

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.

Sessions Date Time
"Everything You Need To Know About Working With Appraisers (And Then Some)" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
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PENNY Reed

Penny is vice president of Strategy and Financial Reform at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and a certified mortgage banker. Her current role focuses on the impacts of financial reform on industry partners. Penny is an Army veteran and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern New Hampshire with a degree in computer information systems.

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"Viewing CFPB Changes Through the Eyes of Lenders, Title Insurers and Closing Attorneys" Aug 22, 2015 10:30 AM
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Cindi Rogers

ABR, SFR

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.

Sessions Date Time
"4-Step Listing Process" Aug 21, 2015 9:15 AM
"How to Communicate Effectively With Buyers & Sellers" Aug 21, 2015 9:45 AM
"Finance 101" Aug 21, 2015 10:30 AM
"Ins & Outs of Financing Condos" Aug 21, 2015 11:00 AM
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Brandy Saldivar

Brandy's career in the real estate industry, spanning over 10 years, includes successes in strategic partnerships, start-up financing and event planning for Hear it Direct panels and real estate coach Tom Ferry. In her role working with Hear it Direct live consumer groups, her goal is to bridge the gap between what consumers really want and what real estate professionals think they want so that both buyers and sellers are served at the highest level.

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"Hear it Direct: Multigenerational Panel of Sellers" Aug 21, 2015 2:45 PM
"Hear it Direct: Multigenerational Panel of Buyers" Aug 21, 2015 4:00 PM
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Chris Scott

Chris is president at The Paperless Agent and manages the marketing programs at GoodLife Realty in Austin, Texas. He has managed marketing programs for Brian Buffini, Bank of America and led teams that landed on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing businesses.

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"Save Time & Money: Meet the Paperless Agent" Aug 21, 2015 1:45 PM
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Grant Simon

Grant has shared 30 years of real estate and mortgage banking experience with students all across the country and has taught courses in banking and mortgage practices, among other topics. He has been a member of the Florida Realtors faculty for 20 years. He's currently working in the mortgage banking business.

Sessions Date Time
"Dodd Frank Act: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and You" Aug 22, 2015 1:30 PM
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John Sorenson

John is a seasoned and well-respected mortgage banker with more than 20 years in the financial industry. He holds degrees in education and business, which complement his style to excel in both customer service and communication. As a businessman, he takes pride in being a trusted adviser and strategic partner in all services and transactions.

Sessions Date Time
"Finance 101" Aug 21, 2015 10:30 AM
"Ins & Outs of Financing Condos" Aug 21, 2015 11:00 AM
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Frances Thorsen

Frances is a leading social media and blog coach. She became a Realtor in 1985 and was an early adopter of real estate technology. She was one of the first real estate bloggers to receive national attention early in 2005, with interviews in Investors' Business Daily, BusinessWeek Online, Inman News, REALTOR Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She was founding editor of RealTown.com and worked as community manager of Trulia.com. She is co-author of 'Real Estate Social Media Policies and Procedures Manual.'

Sessions Date Time
"How To Avoid a Social Media Risk Management Nightmare" Aug 20, 2015 4:15 PM
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Andy Tolbert

CDPE, SFR

Andy won't be wearing camo, but she is prepared to defend herself in just about any situation. She's also a Realtor who has found herself in unsafe situations. She packs humor and first-hand knowledge into her safety and self-defense programs. Along with being a Florida Realtors faculty member, she's also a certified NRA firearms instructor.

Sessions Date Time
"Be Careful Out There: Realtor Safety & Security" Aug 20, 2015 1:45 PM
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Linda Yates

Linda ' The Image Energizer ' is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker, executive coach and corporate trainer. She has produced more than 250 educational seminars and motivated thousands of industry professionals to uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. She hosts 'The Executive Edge' podcast and specializes in assisting CEOs, entrepreneurs and executives.

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"Energize Your Professional Image in the Marketplace" Aug 20, 2015 9:45 AM
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Terry Yonker

CIPS MBA

With a business degree from Villanova and an MBA from Ohio State, Terry has been on the leading edge of creating efficiencies in the real estate industry for agents as well as consumers. Terry is managing broker at Satya Realty in Punta Gorda and speaks Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish.

Sessions Date Time
"Cut Costs, Maximize Your Return With Virtual Assistants" Aug 20, 2015 4:15 PM
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Julie Youngblood

Julie began her real estate career at 19 and hasn't looked back! By the age of 20 she was running one of the most successful teams in southern Nevada, which was closing 350-400 transactions each year. Julie has been awarded "Who's Who 40 Under 40 2012" by the local YPN chapter. In 2010, she opened Youngblood Coaching & Consulting.

Sessions Date Time
"Increase Your Production, Master the Language of Real Estate" Aug 20, 2015 4:15 PM
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