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Who’s Speaking at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum at NAR?

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RISMEDIA, October 26, 2010—What would a “Power Broker” panel be without some big-name “Power Brokers.” At RISMedia’s 15th Annual Power Broker Forum—Information Share = Market Share—to be held next month during the NAR Conference and Expo, top brokers will dissect the topic, “Information Share = Market Share.”

Following, a closer look at just some of the brokers offering their insights and sharing their strategies during the forum:

Georgianna Findlay Finn, along with her husband, Lawrence, founded Coach Realtors in 1971 with one sales associate and has grown it to a dominant firm in the local market area. Today, the company is listed among the top 250 real estate companies in the United States with over 600 sales associates and 100 employees. As co-owner of Coach Realtors, Finn manages all aspects of the multimillion-dollar real estate firm. Over the past 15 years, she has successfully negotiated the purchase of seven real estate firms, including the 2002 purchase of Long Island’s oldest real estate firm Hubbell & Klapper, Inc. She is the author of several real estate sales training programs, New York Times and other national publication articles, and management training programs. Finn has been a guest speaker, panelist, and moderator at many real estate meetings, including the annual national conventions of The National Association of Realtors, Christie’s Great Estates and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Coach Realtors is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates.

Todd Hetherington is the chief executive officer of NM Management, Inc., the parent company of all of NM’s real estate service companies, including CENTURY 21 New Millennium, 1st County Mortgage Services, Bay County Title and Escrow, Proactive Property Management, and NM Insurance. Hetherington began his real estate career in 1988 as an agent and earned the NVAR Life Member, Top Producer and NVAR Life Member, Million Dollar Sales Club awards and has owned his own real estate company since 1991. In 1998, he merged his company with another local CENTURY 21 broker forming CENTURY 21 New Millennium.

Peter F. Hunt is chairman and CEO of Hunt Real Estate Corporation. Under his leadership, Hunt Real Estate Corporation’s sales volume has risen to over $1.5 Billion. Since 1984, Hunt has founded Devere Mortgage Corporation, a licensed mortgage banking firm, Hunt-Vanner Agency, a general insurance agency, Realty Express, a fee-for-service real estate brokerage (operating in New York and Florida), The Realty Club, a membership organization supplying homeownership services, Fisher Homes, a fine homes builder, and Hunt Technology Solutions, Inc. (with his son, Charles and Joel Beasley). The Corporation joined the ERA system in March, 2002, now operating 31 residential sales offices as Hunt Real Estate ERA in Buffalo/Niagara, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Saratoga and Phoenix, and three commercial offices in New York State.

Seth Kaplan is the managing director and president of Mobile Real Estate. In his position, he manages all the day-to-day operations of the company. He launched Mobile Real Estate with John Lim, CEO of Mobile Card Cast, in April 2008. Prior to Mobile Real Estate, Kaplan worked as a financial specialist for Wachovia and in financial services with the Guardian and National Financial Network at their Wall Street headquarters.

During the 90-minute session, panelists will:

• Educate attendees about the importance of actionable real estate content, which they, in turn, can strategically insert into their individual offline, online and social media practices

• Identify how to create relevant relationships with consumers

• Identify how use the “third screen”—the mobile Web—to better communicate and educate consumers

Here are the details on the event:

What: RISMedia’s 15th Annual Power Broker Forum
Topic: Information Share = Market Share
Date: Friday, November 5
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Location: Morial Convention Center
Room: 208

Facilitators:
John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia
Allan Dalton, CMO, RISMedia

Panelists:
Georgianna Finn, Broker/Owner, Coach Realtors
Todd Hetherington, CEO, Century 21 New Millennium
Peter F. Hunt, Chairman & CEO, Hunt Real Estate
Seth Kaplan, President, Mobile Real Estate ID
Ed Krafchow, Chairman, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate
Rei L. Mesa, President & CEO, Prudential Florida Realty
Bill Plattos, General Manager & EVP, First Team Real Estate
Greg Rand, CEO, OwnAmerica.com
Dick Schlott, Chairman & CEO, Gloria Nilson Real Living, Realtors and RLS Realtors

All NAR day-conference and full-conference attendees are highly encouraged to attend this event. Seats will fill quickly.

Look for more stories, including speaker biographies, in the coming days and weeks.

For more information, please visit www.rismedia.com/events/power-broker-forum-annual.

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