Who's going to the FAR Conference in August?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors BK3216615
Who's going to FAR conference in August?

The Florida Association of Realtors is holding its annual convention and trade expo August 19-23 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando.

Money is tight for our family right now (we haven't sold our home in more than a year, rent is high where we're living now, mortgage on house where we're no longer living is going up $800/month starting July 1st) so I can't really afford to go....then again, after looking at the lineup of classes being offered, I'm thinking I can't afford NOT to go.

Here are just a few of the offerings for the week:

Intro to Social Networking....and I quote:  "YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Active Rain are just some of the Web sites you need to be on to stay connected with today’s hi-tech buyers and sellers."

Microsoft Outlook: Starting With the Basics: "Topics include
how to send, receive and organize e-mail messages, maintain address books and stay on track with your appointments using calendar features."

Star in Your Own Webinar: "Learn how to touch prospective clients and customers by starring in your own webinar. "

How to Use Microsoft Excel

Go Global with Listings Unleashed on the Web: 
to a recent study done for the Florida Association of Realtors, 25% of all homes purchased by International buyers in the US were purchased in the State of Florida.  In this session, [learn] strategies on how to tap into the most powerful resources for marketing your listings to the world. "

Earn Money with Auction Action for Your Sellers

How to Use Powerpoint

Building Your Website:
"Learn to plan, organize and run an effective Web site and to develop a marketing plan to drive traffic to your site by using search engines to the max!"

And this is just a sampling of offerings!

So....I'm just curious....how many of you Florida (and non-Florida) ActiveRainers are planning on going to this conference?  I'm thinking we should get an AR party going with our fellow Rainers!  I'd LOVE to meet you guys face to face!

If you're a member of FAR and you register for the full convention by July 14, your cost is $75 (looks like entry to trade expo is another $25)....single/double rooms are available at $139/night.

I'm trying to convince my sweetie into going with me and bringing the kids....even for a couple of days....that way they can play in the pool and goof around Orlando while I'm getting my geek on at the conference.

Here's a link to the website:

So....who's in?
Posted by



Coleen DeGroff, MBA - REALTOR

eXp Realty

Moving to Gainesville FL?  Want to learn about Gainesville life?

Check out Haile Plantation Real Estate for neighborhood videos, free Gainesville FL home search, and info on things to see and do in and around Gainesville Florida.



Ten percent of everything I make is donated to the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation so we can build a full-service, state-of-the-art children's hospital for our kids.


Ten percent to the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation







This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
All Things Florida
Central Florida
Coldwell Banker Platform for Sharing Information
Diary of a Realtor
florida real estate

Spam prevention

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Coleen DeGroff

Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL
Ask me a question

Additional Information