So what do you call a 1000 people learning first hand from some of the most respected names in the real estate industry, networking to make all the necessary connections for success in their business, and simply having some fun enjoying the music and a few drinks while doing so?
Its called The 4th annual 2016 BREIA Real Estate Expo! The Broward Real Estate Investors Association, for the 4th year in a row, will be hosting the premier real estate networking and educational event of 2016. As most of you know, we are always trying to outdo ourselves every year. And if that is true for this year, we will have over 1000 homeowners, buyers, sellers, real estate investors, wholesalers, agents, and all other types of real estate professionals walk through the doors of our Expo this coming November 3rd.
One of the main differences this year, speaking of out doing ourselves, is that Home Depot is not only the main sponsor of our event but they are having some of the corporate men and women come to present our new special Home Depot Rebate and Discount programs through our partnership with the National Real Estate Investors Association. The Home Depot corporate team, headed up by Cameron Mickey National PRO Manager, will be hosting several special presentations throughout the day to educate those that attend the event how to take advantage of these amazing discount and rebate programs. They will also be holding demonstrations with some of their top vendors, like Behr Paint, on new product lines and how they also apply to the program through NREIA.
Because we are the only chapters of the National Real Estate Investors Association in Broward and Dade counties, anyone that becomes a member of BREIA automatically receives access to the discount programs. The NREIA has created a very powerful relationship with The Home Depot, and with 155,000 members nationwide, you can imagine the amount of spending and savings every year. We are very appreciative of our relationship with The Home Depot because of National REIA, mostly because we get to give back to our members who support our organization.
Have you ever heard, “but wait….there is more..”? Well here it goes. We have several sponsors this year that are adding so much value to the event, we even expanding the hours of the event so that more people would be able to attend and take advantage of the opportunities. We have free education that will be ongoing throughout the day and will focus on different aspects of real estate investing. Our Diamond sponsors include The Residential Assisted Living Academy that will be presenting investment opportunities for assisted living facilities. They are one of the nation’s leading experts on converting rental properties to assisted living facilities creating impressive income streams. We also have as a Diamond sponsor Lima One Capital. Founder and CEO John Warren, a decorated officer of the Marine Corps, has brought his passion and philosophy for excellence to his company to become one of the leading residential real estate lenders on the east coast. John and his team will be teaching the ins and outs of hard money lending and will be presenting a new product that is offered exclusively through Lima One Capital to rehabbers of residential property.
We are not stopping there, even though that would be enough to satisfy anyone’s $25 entry fee. We have also commissioned about 50 other vendors to participate in this year’s Expo. Our vendors come from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, all the way to West Palm Beach. We will have almost every profession in real estate represented, so just go ahead and think of this as the most spectacular networking opportunity of the year. It is our mission to provide as much diversity as possible, so that whether you are a newbie just building your “team” or a seasoned professional that is looking to expand or improve on some areas, no one at this event will be unsatisfied. Especially because we will have a DJ spinning music in the background for your listening pleasure as well as Chef David Deleon, head chef of the Signature Grand, cooking up some of our favorite Hors d’oeuvres during the event for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget that every year we have multiple giveaways, and with this year being the biggest event yet, there are more giveaways than ever!!
Did I mention that we will also have the Miami Marlins and the Miami Heat participating this year? So, yes as you can see this will be the event of the year in real estate. Paul Owers of the Sun Sentinel thinks so. He included an informative article on the BREIA Expo in his column on Sunday. Paul Owers is one of the most respected journalists in South Florida for real estate, and we appreciate Paul and the Sun Sentinel for taking the time to inform their readers about our upcoming Expo.
So mark your calendars! The date is November 3rd, doors open at 2:30. The BREIA Expo is being held at the Signature Grand, Davie FL. We will see you there….