Laura Eberle, National Sales Director, and Tom Davidson, Vice President, of the American School of Real Estate Express LLC (RealEstateExpress.com), based in St Louis, Missouri, sponsored and attended Florida Realtors 97th annual Convention & Trade Expo held August 14-18, 2013, at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.
Each year, the Convention & Trade Expo brings Realtors from around the state together to discuss and vote on key issues that shape their profession and state association. In addition to committee meetings, members attend more than 35 educational seminars on effective negotiation, property management, working with global referrals, lead generation, developing a real estate niche and more.
One of this year’s highlights was a general session featuring The Property Brothers-Twins Drew and Jonathan Scoot, stars of such HGTV series as “The Property Brothers,” “Buying and Selling,” and “Brother Against Brother.” The Scott brothers shared inside stories about what happens on their shows and revealed their secrets to success.
Convention-goers also rocked out for “A Night in Chicago” as the band Brass Transit delivered a concert that was the ultimate Chicago experience. Meanwhile juggler, comedian and entertainer Frank Miles used his skills to illustrate hot to overcome personal limits and achieve during the Keynote Awards Luncheon. Real estate professionals acrossFlorida also took advantage of this year’s Trade Expo, featuring more than 150 booths with the latest products, technology and other business tools.
Convention sponsors included: Fifth Third Bank and My Florida Regional MLS at the Heavy Metal Level; Chase, TD Bank and PNC Mortgage, Progressive Rock Level, Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Southern Rock Level; RealEstateExpress.com, Pop Rock Level, Bert Rodgers Schools of Real Estate, People’s Trust Insurance Company and UPC Insurance, Folk Rock Level; Chipotle Mexican Grill, Realtor.com, The Company Corporation, Kahn Swick & Foti and Total Title Solutions.
Florida Realtors, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida and provides programs, services, ongoing education, research, and legislative representation to its 118,000 members in 63 local boards/associations throughout Florida.