Heather Rybak and Rachel Dovi of Rybak Realty attended this year’s annual Florida Realtors® Convention & Trade Expo held August 16-17 at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort and conference center in Orlando.
Real estate professionals from around the state came together to discuss real estate, network with like-minded professionals, and attend educational sessions. Heather expanded her knowledge base by attending “Tough Clients, Tough Sells, Tough Negotiations – Strategies to Succeed in Any Situation”, “Inflation? Recession? Deflation? Real Estate Is the Answer”, “Must Know Tax Write-Offs for the Self-Employed”, and “Real Estate Karma – Unethical, Illegal or Just Plain Rude?” Rachel expanded her knowledge by attending “The Art of Badassery – How to Banish Self Doubt and Slay Your Inner Saboteur”, “The Solid Investment and Retirement Strategies Every Realtor Needs”, “Must Know Tax Write-Offs for the Self-Employed”, “Real Estate Karma – Unethical, Illegal or Just Plain Rude?”, and “Optimize Your Transaction Management Workflow with Form Simplicity”. Both Rybak Realty agents earned Continuing Education credits by attending “Core Law – Stay Out of Trouble with FREC”.
The convention featured University of Florida football star Tim Tebow, a two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner, Jacksonville native, first-round NFL draft pick, best-selling author, and football analyst. As a two-time UF graduate, Heather was exceptionally excited to receive firsthand Tebow’s “Mission Possible” message.
This year’s Trade Expo offered nearly 200 booths featuring industry experts and exhibitors showcasing marketing, technology, and business tools. Being surrounded by real estate professionals and those who cater to various facets of the field allowed Heather and Rachel to easily communicate with vendors in a tailored environment.
Florida Realtors’ Governance Meetings also took place that week from August 18-20, and Heather attended many sessions as a District 8 Board of Directors member.
NOTE: Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida and provides programs, services, ongoing education, research, and legislative representation to 238,000 members in 51 local boards/associations throughout Florida. Heather is a member of Tallahassee Board of Realtors®, and both Heather and Rachel are members of Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors®.