ORLANDO, FL – August 3, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The latest gadgets and gizmos, motivating advice from leading real estate trainers and a chance to network with other real estate professionals: That’s what the Florida Association of Realtors’® (FAR) 2009 Convention & Trade Expo has to offer – opportunities to learn new practices, gain fresh approaches and boost business.
This year’s event is set for Aug. 19-23 at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando. FAR’s 93rd annual convention offers real estate professionals the chance to enhance their real estate business through the best technology tools, sales and marketing techniques, business models and other industry-specific information. The event gives participants the chance to glean advice from leading real estate trainers and to network with colleagues. Builders and real estate professionals with expertise in construction and development also are welcome to participate. Realtors from across the state are expected to attend the FAR convention.
Top industry speakers – such as Kim Dickey, Bernice Ross, Sara Lamia, Stephen David, to name a few – will offer insight into current trends in the real estate market, with 45 educational sessions scheduled during the convention. Topics include: getting the most out of the latest computer technology; using social networking as a marketing tool; fundamentals of commercial real estate; health care insurance; working with international clients; and making the most of current real estate industry trends and opportunities.
Other highlights of the event include: the Trade Expo, where nearly 100 real estate vendors demonstrate the latest products and technology; and the Keynote Awards Luncheon, featuring motivational speaker Dan Thurmon, who delivers a high-energy message on “Success in Action.” Then there’s the excitement of the annual Election Night Dance and Celebration.
To register for the FAR convention, call 1-800-669-4327 or register online (login required) at http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/Member/Annual-Conv-Registration09.cfm. Register on or before Aug. 11; after that date, all registration will be handled by FAR at the convention site.
The Realtor® Federal Credit Union is a Bronze Sponsor for FAR’s 2009 Convention & Trade Expo.
The Florida Association of Realtors, the voice for real estate in Florida, provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation for its 115,000 members in 67 local boards/associations.
Contact: Marla Martin, Communications Manager 407/438-1400, ext. 2326 or ext. 2314