Friday April 27, 2007 marks an important event in the evolutionary process of bringing technology into the, tortoise to change, Real Estate field: “The Business Development & Tech Faire for the Real Estate Professional.” This event is being held at the Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel at 1 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, California. The event runs from 9:30 to 3:30pm; sponsors for this event include the Alameda, East Bay, Berkeley, Contra Costa, Delta, Oakland, & West Contra Costa Associations of Realtors. There are many benefits to attending this event lets start with one basic: it’s F-R-E-E! But what you receive is very valuable.
The most important reason to attend this Fair, besides the new technologies available to the market place, is the excellent panel of experts assembled to speak. This panel includes the following keynote speakers:
*Mark Lesswing: Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for the National Association of Realtors. “Mark is a graduate of Lehigh University (Industrial Engineering) and a 2006 Inman Innovator Award recipient.
*Gee Dunsten: Owner of Legacy Development Corp., “Gee has exclipsed the $200 million mark in residential sales for his career, teaches CRS classes, and is president of Gee Dunsten Seminars, Inc.”
*Tom Hart: Broker-Partner with Empire Realty Association in Danville, California. “Tom is a Certified ‘Master Negotiator’ by the University of San Francisco; an Instructor of Real Estate Principles at UC Berkeley Extension Schools, and past Director of the California Association of Realtors.”
*Kym Hough: Owner operator of Staged to Sell. “Kim has won many industry awards and was featured on ABC News Magazine Show ’20-20′.”
*Gene Gutierrez: Automated Support Director for First American Title Co. “Gene provides technology support and educational courses for all realtors.”
Technology Panel Participants:
*Charlie Krackeler: Moderator, 2004 California Real Estate Education Association President; Director of Training for one of the largest real estate companies in the nation; and contributor-host to a popular television talk show on real estate.
*Mark Flavin: Director of Information Technology for the Bay East Association of Realtors. “Mark brings extensive field experience to the Association from his work in the anti-spyware community.”
*John Pinto: a 33 year veteran in the Santa Clara County residential real estate community. “John has been a broker/owner since 1977, a featured speaker at the annual conventions for the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.”
*Ira Serkes: A Nobel Prize hopeful working on “United Database Field Theory” in Berkeley, California. “Ira one recent year visited Venioce, Rome, Vancouver, Guanajuato, Santa Fe, Seattle, New York cruised to Alaska and closed over $15 million in real estate.
The Tech Faire will also include the following interesting and important features:
A Tradeshow that will feature the newest technologies and services available to the industry. In addtion, classes like Realigning Self for a Changing Market-A New Path for the Road Ahead & Riding the New Marketing Wave-The Art of Pop are being presented.
No need to worry about food as the sponsors plan an extensive banquet to feed the throngs expected.