FIVE STAR EAST COAST EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
I had the good fortune to attend the Five Star Conference in my own backyard, Miami, FL from May 27-30th.
My only expectations going in were to learn some things from both the classes and from networking with collegues from across the country.
The conference blew me away! The courses were taught by professionals in their fields including: Mary Abarca, VP of REO at PMH Financial, Loetta Arrington SVP at Field Asset Services (FAS), Maro McKay, VP and contract manager for multiple non-government REO clients (Asset Manager) at First Preston, the list goes on.
There wer only about 400 agent attendees over the four days, so I had the opportunity to meet and share ideas and information with many incredible people. A few were just getting into the REO market, with the majority being seasoned REO agents in their areas.
The energy level and exchange of ideas was electric and I could not wait to get there each morning and did not want to leave at the end of the day. I went home vibrating with excitement and teeming with new ideas.
Prior to attending the Five Star REO event I had not planned on going to Five Star's Conference in Texas this September, now I cannot wait. I am sure the conference will be wonderful, but I am most excited to get there two days prior to take two more Five Star Courses and have that intimate exchange of ideas and information that is not always easy to get during the frenzy of a conference setting.
The best thing I learned was that First Preston will soon be offering approved short sales and will need a lot more REO agents nationally (Embarrassingly I had not even applied prior!). The best thing I was able to share due to my close work with our city and country government is about the NSP funds and how we can help our community by assisting them in accessing these funds that must be used to acquire REO properties to help stabalize our neighborhoods.
HAPPY HOME SELLING!
Ellen Bithell, CRS (soon to be a five star designee)
RE/MAX EXECUTIVE REALTY
SELLING SOUTH FLORIDA