Jessica Brustad is an improv comedian and laughter yoga leader. In other words, she teaches people how to laugh. She's also a former sales manager and cast member of The National Comedy Theatre. Learn her improv techniques to manage any challenge or change. Come for a laugh, leave with an aha discovery!
|Education Session: "Be a 'First Avenger' - Improv Techniques to Manage Technology Changes in Real Estate" featuring Jessica Brustad||Aug 21, 2019||11:00 AM|
Sean Carpenter is a 20-year industry veteran, working as an agent, education director and speaker. Inman News recognized Sean in the Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate, and he was named three times in the Swanepoel Report as one of the Top 20 most influential people in social media for the real estate industry.
Juana Carstarphen Watkins
Juana Carstarphen Watkins is Vice President of Law and Policy and General Counsel at Florida Realtors. She served as chief attorney and deputy director of the Division of Real Estate for 16 years before being appointed director by Gov. Rick Scott. One of her career highlights has been an appointment on the Federal Advisory Committee of The Appraisal Subcommittee of the U.S. Congress.
Meredith Caruso is Associate General Counsel at Florida Realtors. She started with Florida Realtors overseeing the Real Estate Recovery Fund after the BP oil spill. She oversees all forms production and writes articles for the 'Florida Realtors Legal Newsletter' and 'Florida Realtor' magazine. Meredith is a graduate of Rhodes College and Stetson University College of Law.
Along with building a successful real estate career, Bryan Casella is a master at building brand awareness using video to actively engage viewers. Bryan is the leader of the Team BC at eXp Realty in Southern California. He has spoken nationally and internationally with a goal to captivate his audience and motivate them to greater success in business.
|Education Session: "The Age of Ultron - Video Marketing and VLOGs" featuring Bryan Casella||Aug 21, 2019||2:45 PM|
John Choate is an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant and former Navy SEAL officer. His seminars focus on teamwork and corporate strategic planning based on principles derived from the Navy SEAL Teams. John graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds MBAs from Columbia University and the London Business School.
|Education Session: "Courage is Immortal - The Navy SEAL Approach to Elite Teamwork" featuring John Choate||Aug 21, 2019||2:45 PM|
Tommy Choi co-founded Weinberg Choi Residential in 2007 with business partner Josh Weinberg. They opened the Keller Williams Market Center in 2017, and the team has sold over 900 properties, with $400 million in sales. Tommy serves as president of the Chicago Association of Realtors and is the first Korean-American president of the association.
|Education Session: "Spidey's Web of Referrals - Stay Out of the Friend Zone" featuring Tommy Choi||Aug 22, 2019||2:15 PM|
Anne Cockayne is the Director of Local Association Services for Florida Realtors. She serves as the primary policy analysis contact for local association leadership, AEs, and members in the areas of Professional Standards, Code of Ethics, MLS Policies and arbitration. She also oversees member and AE programming throughout the year. Anne has worked with Florida Realtors since 1984.
Karen Coffey is an award-winning national real estate coach and author. She's the founder of Making Agents Wealthy, and her company has helped hundreds of women grow a consistent income between $100k and $1 million yearly. As a top-producing agent, she built six real estate teams and now coaches others to propel their businesses.
Steven DavidCRB, CRS, GRI, LCAM
Steven David is a Realtor Emeritus and partner or owner of several large brokerage offices and owner of a substantial real estate investment portfolio. A GRI faculty member for 28 years, he's touched the lives of thousands of Realtors. Steve is a national champion power-boat racer with over 500 wins, 17 world speed records and is a Hall of Champions inductee.
|Education Session: "Core Law - Avoiding the Danger Zone & Save the Galaxy" featuring Steven David||Aug 21, 2019||2:45 PM|
Amber De La Garza
Amber De La Garza is The Productivity Specialist! She is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, host of the Productivity Straight Talk podcast and creator of S.T.O.P.! The Entrepreneur's Success Solution. She helps business professionals find the right solutions to maximize profits, reduce stress and make time for what matters most!
|Education Session: "Real Power - Productivity & Profitability - Why Your Business Needs Both" featuring Amber De La Garza||Aug 21, 2019||11:00 AM|
Cynthia DelucaABR, CIPS, GRI, SRS
Cynthia DeLuca has sold thousands of properties, managed hundreds of Realtors and educated tens of thousands of Realtors. After selling her Florida real estate brokerage, Cynthia's focus is on helping other Realtors reach a higher potential. She's a mentor, coach and author'and ready to share her knowledge.
|Education Session: "Escrow Rules & Regulations - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" featuring Cynthia DeLuca||Aug 21, 2019||2:45 PM|
|Education Session: "Clarifying Service Animals - Have No Fear - Underdog is Here" featuring Cynthia DeLuca||Aug 22, 2019||8:30 AM|
Wendy Forsythe has leveraged her passion for real estate, operations and branding to help build successful real estate networks across North America. She has worked with top franchisors and brokerages to develop their brand and operational strategies. She's a frequent speaker at industry conferences and currently leads the HomeSmart International network with 16,000+ agents.
|Education Session: "Days of Future Past - Brokerage Changes on the Horizon. Will the Office Manager Prevail?" featuring Wendy Forsythe||Aug 21, 2019||11:00 AM|
Burton Kelso is a consultant and chief tech expert at Integral, a computer and digital equipment services company. His goal is to make you feel comfortable and safe with the technology you use at home and in your business. He's serious about making technology work for you, so you can get where you need to go.
|Education Session: "Is Your Spidey Sense Tingling? 7 Steps to Keep Your Business Safe from Data Breaches" featuring Burton Kelso||Aug 21, 2019||9:30 AM|
Darren Kittleson owns two brokerages in Madison, WI, and is a 30-year real estate industry veteran. He has been professionally coaching real estate agents since 2007, specializing in 'Mega Teams' that exceed $1 million annually in gross commission income. He has taught courses throughout the U.S., Canada, South Africa and Dubai.
|Education Session: "You Have the Power - Trust Your Boots - Wealth Building in Real Estate" featuring Darren Kittleson||Aug 21, 2019||9:30 AM|
|Education Session: "Flame On - Run a Real Estate Business for Your Net Profit" featuring Darren Kittleson||Aug 21, 2019||2:45 PM|
David Kurz is a brand all his own; and he has leveraged his unstoppable energy and selling techniques to grow his real estate brokerage to over 200 agents in just over two years with a $1 billion sales goal in his market. He believes in being LOUD about who you are and often advises entrepreneurs: 'Be everywhere all the time.'
|Education Session: "A Superhero Success Story - Building a Brand" featuring David Kurz||Aug 22, 2019||9:45 AM|
Jeff Lobb is founder and CEO of SparkTank Media, a sales, marketing and coaching company. He offers real estate professionals advice on business and tech trends, along with sales and accountability models for success. He has been a top producer, run brokerages and served as a brand executive. He works with state and local associations and industry affiliates.
|Education Session: "Superhero Showdown - What CRM Platform is Right for You?" featuring Jeff Lobb||Aug 22, 2019||9:45 AM|
|Education Session: "Superhero Showdown - From Clark Kent to Superman, Shape Your Brokerage and Become a Super Force in Your Market" featuring Jeff Lobb||Aug 22, 2019||2:15 PM|
Bill LublinCRB, CRS, GRI, E-PRO
Bill Lublin, CEO of Century 21 Advantage Gold, Pennsylvania's largest Century 21 firm, was the lead author of e-Pro, the technology certification of NAR. He's a working Realtor with a love for technology and speaks around the world on technology and real estate. Bill specializes in making complicated things simple and offering real-world solutions.
Janna Magette is a graduate of Davidson College and played basketball while studying religion. She earned a Masters in Sport Management and a Doctorate in Leadership Development from UF. She lives in South Carolina with her partner and son. When not consulting, she serves as adjunct faculty for Florida's and Clemson's sport leadership graduate programs.
|Education Session: "GoFollowLead - Putting the HE and HER in SuperHE(R)o" featuring Janna Magette||Aug 22, 2019||11:00 AM|
Joel Maxson manages the Florida Realtors Legal Hotline and provides legal updates and training to members. He received his law degree from the University of Florida. His first law job was as a judge advocate for the U.S. Marine Corps, and he worked as a transactional real estate attorney for a national firm before finding his home at Florida Realtors.
Collin McDowell has risen to become one of the most consistent award-winning agents for over nine years while serving as council member for Forbes Real Estate Council. He continues to break the status-quo by helping train, coach and educate others, while selling residential property without losing passion and keeping a true heart of service.
|Education Session: "Florida Realtors Talks - 17-Minute Powerful Talks" featuring Karen Coffey, Collin McDowell, Bill Risser, David Kurz||Aug 22, 2019||8:30 AM|
|Education Session: "Your Hidden Power - Exceptional Customer Service" featuring Collin McDowell||Aug 22, 2019||11:00 AM|
Venus Morris Griffin
Since obtaining her license in 2008, Venus has gone from zero to over $100 million in sales volume in the past three years. She excels with all residential properties, and her competitive spirit and standards of perfection are evident. She has ranked #1 in annual sales for the past three years, closing over 375 transactions.
|Education Session: "Holy Hallelujah Batman! From DEBT to NET" featuring Venus Morris-Griffin||Aug 21, 2019||4:00 PM|
Roger Piro is a managing broker for RE/MAX Alliance Group in Sarasota. He was president of the REALTOR Association of Sarasota and Manatee in 2013 and has served on numerous committees at Florida Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Currently, Roger serves on NAR's Professional Standards Committee and the Professional Standards Interpretations and Procedures Advisory Board.
Jessica Rector is a high-performance expert, best-selling author and an authority on turning your inner game into outer success! She's written eight books and shares strategies for high growth, high achievement and high performance in organizations, people, and teams. She's worked with NBCUniversal, Dallas Mavericks, and American Airlines and has been seen on the ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX networks.
|Education Session: "Shazam! Transform Your Power - Tame Your Brain" featuring Jessica Rector||Aug 21, 2019||11:00 AM|
Patty RennaAHWD, CIPS, SFR, TRC
Patty Renna brings 20+ years of expertise in leadership, governance and problem solving when working with real estate firms, and she has chaired many professional standards hearings. She currently serves as professional standards chairperson for the third-largest Realtor association in the country as well as having served in that position for Florida Realtors.
Bill Risser is vice president of digital strategy at Fidelity National Title'Tampa District. He works closely with sales teams, helping them navigate the ever-changing world of technology. His areas of expertise include social media, mobile, web presence and lead generation conversion. He's an REBarCamp aficionado and has been a volunteer organizer at events for 10 years.
Robert Siciliano is a security expert and private investigator as well as a No. 1 best selling Amazon.com author. As CEO of Safr.Me, Robert is serious about empowering people so they can protect themselves and loved ones from violence and crime in their everyday lives, both in their physical and virtual interactions.
|Education Session: "The Dark World - Disaster Recovery Planning" featuring Robert Siciliano||Aug 22, 2019||8:30 AM|
|Education Session: "Guardians of the Galaxy - Realtor Safety; Agent & Client Security" featuring Robert Siciliano||Aug 21, 2019||2:45 PM|
In her role as Florida Realtors Deputy Legal Counsel, Marcia Tabak often addresses issues that Realtors face regarding legal risks, contract creation and interpretation, regulatory issues, and professional standards. She is most interested in helping Realtors stay current on legal issues impacting the real estate industry.
Kevin Tengan helps Realtors grow their businesses with digital marketing, brand strategy, technology innovations and workflow efficiencies. For 26 years, he has been working and consulting for tech and entertainment companies in the U.S., Canada and London. He is an e-PRO instructor and marketing director at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty.
|Education Session: "Infinity War! Voice Assistants & Smart Speakers - The Coming of a Voice First World" featuring Kevin Tengan||Aug 22, 2019||8:30 AM|
Jay Thompson is a former agent, brokerage owner and served as Zillow Group's director of Industry Outreach for over six years before retiring in 2018. His expertise in social media risk management and protecting a brand's reputation provides agents and brokers with important skills in managing today's online demands.
|Education Session: "What's Your Shield? Social Media Risk and Your Online Reputation" featuring Jay Thompson||Aug 21, 2019||9:30 AM|
Marc Weintraub is a senior business attorney and managing partner of the Florida office of Bailey & Glasser LLP, specializing in representing international clients making real estate and other investments in the United States. Marc is an expert at helping to bridge cultural divides, anticipate and satisfy international client needs, and get deals closed.
|Education Session: "International Buyers - Adding Value & Getting the Deal Closed" featuring Marc Weintraub||Aug 21, 2019||4:00 PM|
Peter West operates five brokerage offices in Massachusetts and the Florida Gulf Coast. He has been a Realtor since 1984 and focuses his business on commercial and investment properties, representing clients nationally. Peter is a frequent presenter for NAR's buyer agency programs. In 2007, Peter was inducted into the Buyer Agent Hall of Fame.
|Education Session: "Go Rogue! The Power of Commercial Real Estate" featuring Peter West||Aug 21, 2019||9:30 AM|