Local Realtors® Attend Florida’s Largest Real Estate Event of the Year


Florida Realtors® 99th Annual Convention & Trade Expo

Local Realtors® Attend Florida’s Largest Real Estate Event of the Year

John B. Gonzalez, Broker/Owner of Sailfish Realty of Florida and Kathleen Murphy, Realtor® at Sailfish Realty of Florida located in Stuart, attended Florida Realtors® 98th annual Conference & Trade Expo held Aug. 19-23, 2015, at Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla.

Each year, the Conference & Trade Expo brings Realtors® from around the state together to discuss key issues that shape their profession and the state association. Members attend more than 35 education sessions on topics such as new trends in real estate, effective property management and converting leads into business.

One of this year’s highlights was a general session featuring Lou Holtz, an inspirational coach who revitalized the Notre Dame football team to win nine bowl games and a national championship. Conference-goers also enjoyed a “Party on the Moon” dance concert, and were inspired by Walt Disney’s “5 Secrets for Success,” shared by Orlando Magic Senior Vice President Pat Williams in the opening session. Meanwhile, world-class guitarist and personal development expert Mike Rayburn challenged Realtors to access their potential during the Keynote Awards Luncheon. Real estate professionals also visited this year’s Trade Expo, featuring more than 17- exhibitors with the latest products, technology and other business tools.

Sponsors for the 2015 conference were: My Florida Regional MLS; Robert Palmer Companies; All My Sons Moving & Storage; PS Financial Services; iMortgage; NU World Title; Veterans United Home Loans; Sun Trust Mortgage; Farelo Group; Lowen Sign Company; Bert Rodgers Schools of Real Estate, Inc.; Citibank; CRS Data; Herbert H. Landy Insurance; IFREC Real Estate Schools; Osceola County Association of Realtors; PropertyKey.com, Inc.; VHT Studios, Inc.; Fidelity National Home Warranty & Home Inspection (BPG); First American Home Warranty Co.; Florida CCIM Chapter; Florida Health Choices, Inc.; Florida Homes and Lifestyles LLC; Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance; Ontivero Law & Title, PA; Pillar to Post Home Inspectors; Referral Exchange; Resort Vacation Certificates by Endless Vacation Rentals; and Short Sales For America.


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 140,000 members in 58 local boards/associations throughout Florida.

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