I went to REOMAC last week in Hollywood, FL and had a great time. I didn't attend the classes, but I heard good things, and think that attending the classes would be a good thing in the future. I spent most of my time either networking at after hours events, in CREOBA commercial REO training, or in the ocean (which was much-needed and beautiful!).
Kudos to REOMAC for throwing a great event from my perspective and from feedback I've received. There were great speakers and I ended up sitting next to one of them on a yacht - Beatrice (Bea) Davis. She was VERY informative about both REOMAC (as Vice President and Membership Liaison) and asset management (Reporting/Compliance for GMAC rescap). I really respect what she does, her dedication and her words of wisdom which I'll outline for you here:
*Asset Management is going through the same tough economic downsizing as everyone else.
*Leaders are being lost in asset management and it hurts the mentees.
*Show compassion when speaking to an asset manager, don't just fling your business card at them.
*Listen more than talk.
*You have to step up your short sale knowledge because asset managers are being told to either start working on "approved short sales" for their clients or they don't have a job.
NFSTI REOMasters had a VIP Penthouse party to help network industry leaders at Le Meridian off the A1A just north of Miami. It was a beautiful setting with rooftop access, great music, great food, almost a 360 degree view, and a full view of the sunset and the Atlantic ocean. I personally was on the Fidelity cruise during the highlight of the party, but heard nothing but great things. I ended the night with some chill conversation with Steve out of Phoenix, AZ and James Paige out of San Diego.
I'd have to say that one of the highlights of my time at the REOMAC (aside from the great food, playing in the ocean with friends, great commercial courses, and seeing South Beach for the first time) was running into my old managing broker, Shane Ingram, out of Denver, CO. He is a true REO Master and truly seems to enjoy what he does. Keep up the good work Superman.
So.....now I've told you my experience. What was yours?