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NEFBA to co-host annual Realtor Builder Tradeshow

The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), in conjunction with the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, will present the 32nd annual Realtor Builder Tradeshow on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the University of North Florida University Center. The tradeshow will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 800 members of Northeast Florida’s real estate and building community are expected to attend the event, which features a “Survivor Northeast Florida” theme inspired by the hit television series.

“The tradeshow is an outstanding event that brings real estate and building industry professionals together for education and networking,” said Michael Bourré, 2011 president of NEFBA and president of Bourré Construction Group. “I encourage everyone to attend. Events like this provide information on the latest trends and are a great way to build relationships within the industry, which is the key to success in the current market.”

The tradeshow will feature more than 60 exhibit booths on display and four educational sessions. The schedule for the educational classes offered during the tradeshow includes:

• 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. – “Turning a distressed home into a dream home with renovation loans.”

• 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. – “How to sell a distressed REO or short sale with customized financing.”

• 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. – “All you wanted to know about Nocatee and how CDDs really work.”

• 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. – “New and alternative ways to help your buyers afford a home with a smaller down payment.”

In addition to the focus on information and education, the event will offer fun activities including a booth contest, a literature contest and short Survivor-type games. Guests will also enjoy light fare and a DJ will provide entertainment.

Booths, sponsorships and tickets are available. Tickets are $10 per person through Oct. 5, when the price will increase to $20 per person. Booths are $600 and sponsorships range from $800 to $3,500. Contact Corey Fountain at cfountain@nefba.com or 904-721-0298 for more information. Online registration is available at www.tinyurl.com/rbtradeshow1020.

Sponsors of the Realtor Builder Tradeshow include Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, PrimeLending, Nocatee, Fidelity Bank Mortgage Services, ICI Homes, Bank of America Home Loans and the NEFBA Sales and Marketing Council (SMC).

For more information about NEFBA or the SMC, contact Jamie Atkins at (904) 725-4355 or at jatkins@nefba.com.


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