Want to Learn About Bedbugs or Renters Insurance or Sprinkler Systems – Without Having to Sit Through a Formal Class?

Come talk to our exhibitors for FREE!

The Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conference is tomorrow – Friday, November 8 – at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Lewiston.

Along with the conference, which offers CEUs for real estate agents and land use engineers, as well as workshops for landlords, will be a small vendor fair with some very cool exhibitors.

To get into the conference  – which includes a hot buffet lunch with keynote speaker speaker Jim Bennett, sponsored by Bathfitter, and a presentation by our Designated Non-Profit, John F Murphy Homes, Inc – there’s an $89 fee.

However, we’ve just decided to open the mini vendor fair up to the public – for free – because we want to give our exhibitors the opportunity to talk to as many interested people as we can bring in for them.

So come on over to the Ramada between 9:30-12:00, or 1:15-3:30, and pick the brains of these great businesses. We’ll also give you a copy of the Conference Program to take home with you.  (And of course, if you decide you want to take the workshops, we’ll gladly accommodate you, for that $89 fee – or even a pro-rated portion.)

Bathfitters Logo Our Keynote Speaker Sponsor.  Jeff will be glad to talk to you about your bathroom renovations.

JFM Homes  John F Murphy Homes, Inc is our Designated Non Profit.  They offer comprehensive supports for people with intellectual disabilities.  Leslie would love to tell you about them.

A_H_Logo_Resized A & H Properties’ owner Teague is prepared to tell you about the kinds of things you should inspect for when buying a foreclosed home.

AHI Logo Dan, the owner of Accurate Home Inspections, is also teaching a class for real estate agents (and other interested people) on the HUD 203k loan program… which allows for construction costs to be wrapped in as part of your mortgage.  There are rules, but it’s very do-able.

Advance Fire Protection Services Want to learn more about sprinkler systems, wet or dry?  Dean is ready to tell you what you need to know!

BuggyLogo12  Bedbugs… gaack!!   Dale deals with bedbugs in every manner possible; and there are several ways to do it.  Come pick his brain!

healthy androLead paint is a major issue in Maine buildings and remediation can be very expensive.  However, Dana is ready to offer some less expensive solutions to the problem.

liberty-mutual-insurance-logo-287x73  George can come up with a great price for your insurance needs if you bundle them all together… I know, he gave me a very competitive bid.  Ask him for information!

Maine Housing Search Want another resource for advertising your rentals or finding a quality apartment?  Ask Scott from Maine Housing Search dot org.

Mardens Years ago I bought carpeting from Marden’s for a conference room that was going to see a lot of traffic… man did that rug last!  Talk to Ken; he’ll give you good advice on inexpensive but quality flooring.

MastrogiacomoHow often do you get to pick a lawyer’s brain for free?  Well, you won’t be able to here, either, but Attorney Matthew will be offering a workshop for anyone who signs up for the conference… at $89 for the entire day, including picking his brain, you’ll spend less money than you ordinarily would for half an hour of most attorney’s time.

Michals Insurance LogoMedical marijuana…. marijuana for personal use (in Portland, anyway).  Dangerous dog breeds.  Insurance companies are struggling with these issues and the answers aren’t easy.  Matt will fill you in.

OTS Logo - Rentals & Inspections - Square In the morning, John will be busy teaching his “So You Want to Be a Landlord” class, but after that, he’ll be available to talk about property management, engineering issues, or even two of his passions: fostering dogs through local rescues, and playing keyboards.

Perfect BasketCeleste makes the most beautiful housewarming and other gift baskets in town.  No time to shop? She’ll take care of it for you.

SafeAirBruce teaches our 8 CEU courses for real estate agents and engineers – and keeps people entertained while he’s doing them.  If you’re just stopping by, you may not be able to meet him as he’ll be off in class, but one of his guys will be on hand to answer questions about radon, weatherization, lead paint and asbestos.

US Mortgage  Bob wants to get the word out about Reverse Mortgages as a vehicle for buying 2-4 unit properties as well as single family homes.  Let him tell you about it!

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203Ks as a Team Sport – HUD/FHA 203K Loans (2 CEUs for Real Estate Agents)

Join us at the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conference on November 8, and earn 8 CEUs approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for real estate agents.

Two of those CEUs can be earned by taking this class designed by Dan Link of Accurate Home Inspections and 203K Consulting Services to make you more valuable to your real estate clients.

The narrative below was taken directly from Dan’s website.

203k Consulting

203k Consulting, HUD FHA Certified 203K Consulting, accredited classes for realtors, mortgage companies and real estate professionals in Portland ME, Southern Maine.

A 203k Loan is one of the most exciting and misunderstood loan products available.  The popularity of this product has exploded around the country but the 203k is not being utilized to its potential in Maine.

I am Dan Link, a certified 203k Consultant certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (HUD)  I teach classes to realtors around Maine on the subject of 203k loans.  It is really a simple concept but most realtors are afraid or feel it is too difficult.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Many Realtors will not hesitate to help their clients to finance a home using a traditional FHA loan.  HUD calls that a 203b type loan.  A 203k loan (also an FHA type loan) is virtually no different than a 203b loan except that it has a construction component.  That means you have to get a quote from a contractor to do the work and submit it to the lender.  Otherwise they are the same.  The extra paperwork associated with the loan is mostly associated with the contractor and his bid.  If a buyer qualifies for a traditional FHA mortgage, then they will have no problems qualifying for a 203k loan.

The real secret to making 203k loans work is to make sure you have the right players on the team.  A good 203k team has a lender experienced in 203k loans, a realtor who understands the process, a contractor who is chosen by the borrower and approved by the lender and a good 203k consultant.  With a team like that, the entire process is smooth and fast.

If you have questions about 203k loans or 203k Consultants, feel free to contact me and I will answer any and all of your questions.

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The Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference offers 4 conference tracks: one each for REALTORs®, landlords, housing professionals, and land use engineers.  John F Murphy Homes, Inc is the designated non profit, and Jim Bennett, former Administrator for the City of Lewiston will be the lunchtime keynoter.  BathFitter is the Keynote Sponsor for this conference.

For more information, contact Linda Snyder at 207 740 2247, or by email at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com, or visit the Topics in Real Estate, Housing and Land Use blog at https://realestatehousingandlanduse.wordpress.com.

Registration for the conference can be done on-line at http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com.

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For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising at any of our conferences, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

To present a seminar, workshop or activity at any of our conferences, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com.

For the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference, October 31-November 01:

To Register to Attend:    http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://bangorhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com

For the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference:

To Register to Attend:    http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://androhousingconferencesponsors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://androhousingconferenceprogram.eventbrite.com

Other Sources of Information:

To Follow Our Blog:  Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Blog

To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Join our Group on Facebook:   Topics in Real Estate, Housing & Land Use.

To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebook:  On the Spot Property Management

To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook: What a Great Event!

To Find Linda on LinkedIn:  Linda Snyder

To Find John on LinkedIn:  John Snyder

To Visit Our Website:  ReGroup! Business Solutions and What a Great Event!

Meet the Businesses that Help to Make Our Conferences Possible!

Bangor Oct 2013 Logos        Andro Nov 2013 Logos

Despite the technology glitches of the past few weeks that prevented thousands of emails from being delivered, both the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference and the Greater Andro conference are still ON!  And
you can still get 8 CEUs on either Thursday, Oct 31 in Bangor or Friday, Nov 8 in Lewiston.  (Your registration fee also includes coffee breaks and lunch.)

However, you shouldn’t wait much longer to sign up.  Our space at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor is limited in size, and we won’t be able to handle a lot of unexpected last minute registrations… so hurry and sign up now – by Tuesday, Oct 29 at midnight at the latest! http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com, or call John at 207 713 0674, or me at 207 740 2247.

There’s a little more time to sign up for the Andro conference, but time is running out for that one as well… it’s less than two weeks away!  You can register online at http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com – or of course, you can call John at 207 713 0674 or me at 207 740 2247.

Excitement! On Thursday morning, I was visiting my aunt and uncle in Bangor when I got a call from Clay Gordon, of the Bangor area Channel 7 ABC/Fox network, who wants to interview me sometime next week for his morning show. Cool!  Let’s hope he still has a spot open, since it took me nearly a day and a half to wade through my emails to respond to his written follow up – I’ve offered to be available on Tuesday morning.  (If you’re up thataway, tune in to see how smaht I sound – cross my fingers!)

We have a number of exhibitors who are ready to tell you about their products and services. Check them out, drop your business card in the bucket and maybe you’ll win a door prize!

A & H Properties:ahpropertyservices.com (Teague Adams) – Andro conference only

Accurate Home Inspections: www.maineahi.com (Dan Link)
Advanced Fire Protection: www.afpsme.com (Dean Campbell)
Allen Freeman McDonnell Insurance: www.insurancemadeeasy.com (Dale Bartlett) – Bangor conference only
Bathfitter: www.bathfitter.com (Michelle Moore) – Bangor conference only
Greater Bangor Apartment Owners and Managers Association: www.gbaoma.com (Sandra Blackmer) – Bangor conference only
Healthy Androscoggin: www.healthyandroscoggin.org  (Dana Leeper) – Andro conference only
Keith Trembley Home Solutions: www.keithtrembley.com (Keith Trembley) – Bangor conference only
Lewiston Auburn Landlords Association (Donald Poisson) – Andro Conference only
Maine State Housing Authority: www.mainehousingsearch.org (Joe Locke in Bangor, and Paula Paladino in Andro) and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, www.mainehousing.org (staff TBA) 
Mardens: www.mardens.com (Ken Clark, with representatives from Shaw Carpentry & MetroFlor Engage )
Michals Insurancewww.michalsinsurance.com (Nick Lotfey) – Andro conference only
The Perfect Basket: www.perfectbasketofmaine.com (Celeste Yakawonis) – Andro conference only
Safe Air, New England: www.safeair-ne.com [under construction] (Bruce Hackett)
TP Environmental Consulting & Contracting: www.gotbadair.com (Terry Pierson Curtis) – Bangor conference only
US Mortgage: www.info.usmortgage.com/auburn (Bob Klar)
BANGOR:
OHI is the Designated Non-Profit for the Bangor conference – it would be wonderful if you could bring a donation of dry and/or canned goods for their food pantry.  As you know, they are a great organization providing critical services for some of our most vulnerable citizens. Please visit their exhibit and learn more about them!  www.ohimaine.org
At lunch time there will be a self-defense demonstration by Maine Traditional Karate (www.mainetraditionalkarate.com) since having the knowledge to stay safe is important in today’s world.  And we’re hoping to have chair massages available for you, as well!

ANDROSCOGGIN:

In Lewiston, John F Murphy Homes, Inc is the Designated Non-Profit… a great organization that has provided excellent services to people with intellectual disabilities for more than 3 decades.   www.jfmhomes.org 
The lunchtime Keynoter is Jim Bennett, the City Manager for Presque Isle, and former City Administrator for Lewiston… it should be a great discussion!  We’re also hoping for free chair massages for all at this conference, too!

Do you like to write about real estate, housing or land use issues?  Check Out Our Bloghttps://realestatehousingandlanduse.wordpress.com, and if you’d like to be a guest writer, please do give us a yell!  We also have an eletter, a group page on LinkedIn (the Maine Real Estate Investors Group), and pages on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media.
So, there’s lots going on – we hope you’ll join us!
Linda
P.S.  Next spring we’ve scheduled a two day conference at Seasons Conference Center in Portland on May 01-02… we have a great keynote speaker (attorney Paul Mills), and some fun events on the horizon!

Linda M. Snyder, M.S.
207 740 2247
Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference
Oct 31-Nov 01, 2013 | Cross Insurance Center
Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference
Nov 08, 2013 | Ramada Inn & Conference Center
Greater Portland Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference
May 01-02, 2014 |  Seasons Conference Center
Greater Portland Pet Expo – The Business of Animals
June 05-06, 2014 | Seasons Conference Center
Hitch your wagon to a star.  R W Emerson

 

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For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising at any of our conferences, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

To present a seminar, workshop or activity at any of our conferences, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com.

For the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference, October 31-November 01:

To Register to Attend:    http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://bangorhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com

For the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference:

To Register to Attend:    http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://androhousingconferencesponsors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://androhousingconferenceprogram.eventbrite.com

Other Sources of Information:

To Follow Our Blog:  Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Blog

To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Join our Group on Facebook:   Topics in Real Estate, Housing & Land Use.

To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebook:  On the Spot Property Management

To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook: What a Great Event!

To Find Linda on LinkedIn:  Linda Snyder

To Find John on LinkedIn:  John Snyder

To Visit Our Website:  ReGroup! Business Solutions and What a Great Event!

Why Should a Real Estate Agent Attend the Maine Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conferences?

I Love Real Estate

If you’re in real estate, you know that the myriad of laws governing your business change so frequently it can be hard to stay on top of them all.

And even with all the possible ways of marketing your business – traditional (such as newspaper ads, radio, television, press releases and so forth), social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, Postlets, Trulia, Zillow), and other tools (QR codes, various apps downloaded to your smartphone) – there’s nothing that beats getting out and meeting the people who are also interested in real estate.

Our conferences are designed to meet the educational needs of Maine real estate agents, as well as help to connect you with others in your business who can be good contacts and referral sources… which we hope will help you gain new clients such as the current landlords and potential real estate investors who attend our events.  That’s why we’re developing our conferences to have concurrent tracks for REALTORs, landlords, professionals in the housing business, and land use engineers, as well as opportunities for exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers to meet with you.

We also believe there’s no such thing as too much education.  My master’s degree is in the administration of adult education programs and I’m a major believer in life-long learning.  Even as young as high school age, I was seriously curious about everything around me, and am sort of a nut for learning as much as possible about every possible topic.  In fact, I graduated high school with 29 and a half credits, even though our school (Telstar Regional High School) only required 16 credits at the time!

In real estate, the rules and regulations change so frequently, and the consequences are so severe for an agent who misinforms a client (whether by omission or by lack of knowledge), that agents MUST stay on top of all the latest information.  So although agents only need 10.5 continuing education units per year to maintain their licenses, it really benefits everyone if agents stay on top of all the the changes, updates, and nuances of the various laws… and to do that by taking classes with the professionals who have the most recent information.

We don’t see our conferences as “instead of” the educational classes put on by the local REALTOR boards, but rather as an addition to… more of the kind of good stuff that will help make you the most successful agent you can be.

We want to be a part of your success in your dream job!

Follow That Dream

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For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising at any of our conferences, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

To present a seminar, workshop or activity at any of our conferences, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com.

For the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference, October 31-November 01:

To Register to Attend:    http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://bangorhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com

For the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference:

To Register to Attend:    http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://androhousingconferencesponsors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://androhousingconferenceprogram.eventbrite.com

Other Sources of Information:

To Follow Our Blog:  Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Blog

To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Join our Group on Facebook:   Topics in Real Estate, Housing & Land Use.

To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebook:  On the Spot Property Management

To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook: What a Great Event!

To Find Linda on LinkedIn:  Linda Snyder

To Find John on LinkedIn:  John Snyder

To Visit Our Website:  ReGroup! Business Solutions and What a Great Event!

The Business of Landlording: Bedbugs, City Vouchers, Ask the Lawyer, and More!

The Business of Landlording: Issues Facing New & Experienced Landlords” will be the theme of the Landlords Track at the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conference on November 8 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Lewiston.

Planned workshops are:

8:00-11:00.  So You Want to Be a Landlord, presented by John Snyder, A.S., President, On the Spot Property Rentals & Building Inspections.

Topics include: Pitfalls & landmines both before & after a tenant signs a lease. Elements of a Good Lease.  Protecting yourself & your tenants. Rules & Regulations Landlords Must Be Aware Of.  Lead paint, CO, Sect 8, GA, non-discrimination/civil rights, evictions, bedbugs & other code issues. Getting the Best from Your Management Company.

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11:00-12:00. How to Think Like a Bedbug, presented by Dale Carlson, President of HeatOnWheels.com and MaineBedbugsandPestControl.com.

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1:15-2:15. Building a Vibrant Membership Organization, a panel discussion with Chip Morrison, President, Andro Chamber of Commerce, Jonathan Labonte, Executive Director of the Androscoggin Land Trust, and Larry Marcoux, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Androscoggin

androscoggin-chamber-logo Androscoggin Land Trust United Way

2:15-3:15. General Assistance & City Voucher Programs, a joint presentation by Dot Meagher, Director of Health & Social Services, City of Auburn and Sue Charron, Director Social Services, City of Lewiston.

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3:15-4:15. Simple Steps to Save Money & Avoid Lead Abatement presented by Dana Leeper, Healthy Androscoggin.

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4:15-5:15, Landlord – Tenant Relations: A Legal Perspective (Ask the Lawyer) presented by Matthew Mastrogiacomo, The Mastrogiacomo Law Office.

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The Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference offers 4 conference tracks: one each for REALTORs®, landlords, housing professionals, and land use engineers.  John F Murphy Homes, Inc is the designated non profit, and Jim Bennett, former Administrator for the City of Lewiston will be the lunchtime keynoter.

For more information, contact Linda Snyder at 207 740 2247, or by email at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com, or visit the Topics in Real Estate, Housing and Land Use blog at https://realestatehousingandlanduse.wordpress.com.

Registration for the conference can be done on-line at http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com.

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For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising at any of our conferences, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

To present a seminar, workshop or activity at any of our conferences, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com.

For the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference, October 31-November 01:

To Register to Attend:    http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://bangorhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com

For the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference:

To Register to Attend:    http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://androhousingconferencesponsors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://androhousingconferenceprogram.eventbrite.com

Other Sources of Information:

To Follow Our Blog:  Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Blog

To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Join our Group on Facebook:   Topics in Real Estate, Housing & Land Use.

To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebook:  On the Spot Property Management

To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook: What a Great Event!

To Find Linda on LinkedIn:  Linda Snyder

To Find John on LinkedIn:  John Snyder

To Visit Our Website:  ReGroup! Business Solutions and What a Great Event!

SafeAir: Environmental Awareness Training, by Bruce Hackett

Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference
November 08, 2013
Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston

SafeAir

Bruce Hackett, President of Safe Air – New England will teach an 8 hour course on Environmental Awareness for REALTORs® and other interested real estate professionals at the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conference on November 8 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Lewiston.

The course consists of four modules, each of which offers 2 CEUs approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission to meet Maine real estate agent continuing education requirements, for a total of 8 CEUs for the day.

8:00-10:00, Asbestos. Health effects, locations where one can expect to find it, materials known or suspected of having asbestos, proper removal techniques and regulatory requirements.

10:00-12:00, Indoor Air Quality. Typical culprits affecting IAQ, efect of moisture, IAQ background, regulatory issues (lack of), inspection methods & tools used, typical areas in the home where mold is found.

1:15-3:15, Lead Paint. History of lead & its uses, health effects and where commonly found. When lead becomes a hazard, work practices for safe removal, regulatory overview.

3:15-5:15, Weatherization. What is weatherization & why it’s important; moisture & its effect on buildings; attic venting; the #1 issue in Maine; preventive measures

The Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference offers 4 conference tracks: one each for REALTORs®, landlords, housing professionals, and land use engineers.  John F Murphy Homes, Inc is the designated non profit, and Jim Bennett, former Administrator for the City of Lewiston will be the lunchtime keynoter.

For more information, contact Linda Snyder at 207 740 2247.  Registration can be done on-line at http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com.

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For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising at any of our conferences, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com .

To present a seminar, workshop or activity at any of our conferences, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com.

For the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference:

To Register to Attend:    http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://androhousingconferencesponsors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://androhousingconferenceprogram.eventbrite.com

Other Sources of Information:

To Follow Our Blog:  Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Blog

To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Join our Group on Facebook:   Topics in Real Estate, Housing & Land Use.

To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebook:  On the Spot Property Management

To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook: What a Great Event!

To Find Linda on LinkedIn:  Linda Snyder

To Find John on LinkedIn:  John Snyder

To Visit Our Website:  ReGroup! Business Solutions and What a Great Event!

John F Murphy Homes is Andro Conference’s Designated Non-Profit

JFM Homes
Meet Our Designated Non-Profit!
The John F Murphy Homes, Inc, which for 35 years has offered life-enriching activities to people with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder, has been awarded Designated Non-Profit status at the November 8 Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conference, to be held at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center. 

John F Murphy Homes (JFM) will receive a free exhibit space at the conference giving staff and organization members the opportunity to meet with area real estate, housing and other professionals, and sell tickets to future events that help support the agency’s services.   JFM will also precede the keynote speaker during the lunchtime program, giving attendees an overview of the agency’s proud history of service in our community. 

JFM operates 54 local residential facilities, several day programs and the Margaret Murphy Children’s Centers. 

FMI: jfmhomes.org.

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Workshops & Events at the Conference Include:
Seminars & Workshops:

REALTORs® Track:  8:00-12:00 & 1:15-5:15 | 8 CEUs approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission . Topic: Environmental Awareness – Asbestos, Indoor Air Quality, Lead & Weatherization. (See also Professionals Track: HUD/FHA 203K Loans – 2 Real Estate CEUs.)

The Business of Landlording:   So You Want to Be a Landlord | How to Think Like a Bedbug | Building a Vibrant Membership Organization | GA & Voucher Programs | Simple Steps to Save Money & Avoid Lead Abatement | Landlord – Tenant Relations, A Legal Perspective

Professionals Track:   Entrepreneurship-Building Your Business | Reverse Mortgages |      Inspections to Make Before Buying a Foreclosed Property | Legislative Advocacy | Insurance Issues in the Housing Industry | MSHA Homeless Initiative – and – Section 8 Housing

Engineers/Land Use Track:  Conservation Subdivisions | The Mechanics of Sprinkler       Systems | Handling Home Heating Tank Spills | 203Ks as a Team Sport: HUD 203 Loans | The Basics of Electricity

Lunchtime Keynote Speaker:

We are thrilled to announce that the Keynote Speaker is James (Jim) Bennett, City Manager of Presque Isle, and former Administrator for the City of Lewiston.

Jim is well-known & respected for his extensive contributions to the governing of communities throughout Maine, and has a special talent in the area of downtown revitalization. His thoughts on real estate, housing and land use are certain to be thought-provoking.

ALSO:  

Door Prizes, Networking, Exhibitors….. Continental Breakfast, Afternoon Cookie Break…. and more!

Andro Housing Conference Poster - Updated - 13 Oct 2013

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For info on sponsorships or exhibiting, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com

To present a seminar, workshop or activity, call John at 207 713 0674 or email  JSnyder@regroupbiz.com

For your social media marketing and information in the Show Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com

To Register to Attend:  http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com

To Exhibit or Sponsor: http://androhousingconferencesponsors.eventbrite.com

To Advertise in the Conference Program: http://androhousingconferenceprogram.eventbrite.com

To Follow Our Blog: https://realestatehousingandlanduse.wordpress.com

To Join Our Group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/maine-real-estate-investors-group

Columbus Day Weekend Specials – Bangor & Andro Conferences

Bangor Landlords Poster - Updated - Oct 2013Andro Housing Show - Updated - November 2013
If you’ve delayed buying your tickets to either the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference with Trade Show (Oct 31-Nov 01) or the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference (Nov 08), this weekend is the time to buy!For just 48 hours, from 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 12 to 12:00 noon on Monday, October 14, all tickets, exhibit spaces, sponsorships and conference program ads are at least 16% off… that’s one heck of a savings!  And there are other specials, too.Here’s the scoop on tickets….

Deal #1.  One day conference tickets to either the Bangor or the Androscoggin conference are presently $89 (and a few days before the events will increase because of the logistics of working with our venues, ordering food and so forth).

For 48 hours, we’ll knock 16% off those 1-day tickets, bringing the price down to $74.76, saving you $14.24 per person.  We’ll do the same for all of the other conference tickets, too… so in Bangor, two days that would ordinarily be $139.00 will be $116.76… saving you $22.24!

Deal #2.  If your office buys tickets for 4 people, one additional person will get to attend for free!  That’s a 20% savings – or $17.80 in savings per person!  (That means that if 5 people from the same office were to attend the entire Bangor conference, it’s a total savings of $189.00 – or $37.80 saved per person .. not too shabby.)

Deal #3If you’ve already bought your ticket, and can sign up another person to attend, we’ll refund you 20% off your ticket price… and will do that for every single person you sign up.  (So sign up 5 people, and get in for free!)

Bangor Housing Conference Thursday WorkshopsBangor Real Estate Conference Friday WorkshopsAndro Landlords - Workshop Grid - as of 08 October 2013
Now, for sponsorships, exhibit spaces and conference program ads…The deal is pretty similar (except the Androscoggin show is sold out of exhibit spaces).Deal A.  If you sign up for exhibit space in Bangor, or a sponsorship or ad in the conference program for either conference, we’ll give you 25% off the regular rate cost (that’s even better than the Early Bird Rate, which ended a few weeks back).  In Bangor, the savings on a $399.00 exhibit booth will be $100.. so the cost to you is only $299.00!

Deal B.  If you sign up another person to buy an ad, exhibit space or sponsorship at the same time as you’re buying your own ad, exhibit space or sponsorship, we’ll give them 25% off the cost, and give you 33% off! (Now that’s sweet.)

Deal C. If you’ve already bought your exhibit space, sponsorship or ad, and can sign up another, equivalently-priced (or more expensive) space, sponsorship or ad, we’ll give them 25% off their cost and we’ll refund you 33% of whatever you’ve already paid.  (You must already be paid in full.)

Remember, these deals are for 48 hours only, and will not be available on the Eventbrite website; you’ll have to call me directly with a credit card (or arrange to hand-deliver a check or cash over the weekend).

What are you waiting for?   Call me this weekend!  (And if you happen to get this before the “sale” starts, I’ll gladly honor it.)

Linda

P.S.  Don’t forget, both conferences offer 8 CEUs approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for real estate agents!

P.P.S.S. 

For 48 hours only, tickets and exhibit spaces/sponsorships/conference program ads will be reduced in price.

The reduced prices will NOT be posted on Eventbrite; to take advantage of them, you must contact Linda directly. (See blog for info.)

In the future, we’ll only be giving this sort of special deal to people who are signed up for our Real Estate, Housing & Land Use eletter or who follow our blog. This weekend, we’re opening the special up to others, hoping to encourage people to sign up for the blog or eletter…  you’ll be able to take advantage of great savings!

FMI: 

 

Linda M. Snyder, M.S.
207 740 2247
Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference and Expo
Oct 31-Nov 01, 2013 | Cross Insurance Center Ballroom
Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference
Nov 08, 2013 | Ramada Inn & Conference Center
Greater Portland Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference & Trade Show
May 01-02, 2014 |  Seasons Conference Center
Greater Portland Pet Expo – The Business of Animals
June 05-06, 2014 | Seasons Conference Center
Hitch your wagon to a star.  R W Emerson

Seminars and Workshops at the Greater Andro Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conference

Here’s a copy of the most recent updated version of our Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference Schedule.  You can view it on this blog, or click on the link to get a PDF version you can download to your computer.

Andro Landlords – Schedule of Events and Ticket Order Form – Nov 2013

Andro Housing Show - Updated - November 2013

Andro Conference Attendee Ticket Order Form Andro Landlords - Workshop Grid - as of 04 October 2013

For a reason unknown to me, some of these links don’t work as links, meaning you’ll have to copy and paste to follow them.  I’ll keep trying to get them to work correctly.

For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com .

To present a seminar, workshop or activity, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com

Other Sources of Information: 

To Register to Attend:  http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com
To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com
To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://bangorhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com
To Follow Our Blog: https://realestatehousingandlanduse.wordpress.com
To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/groups/maine-real-estate-investors-group
To Join our Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AndroRealEstateLandlordExpo/ (For all of our real estate conferences, not just Androscoggin.)
To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mainerealestateinvestorsgroup
To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/onthespotrentals
To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/whatagreatevent
To Find Linda on LInkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindamsnyder
To Find John on LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnksnyder

To Visit Our Website:  http://www.regroupbiz.com

Blogs and Others, Not Related to Real Estate:

Animals & Pets

To Follow Our Maine Dog Blog:  http://themainedogblog.wordpress.com
To Follow Our Maine Pet Expos Blog:  https://mainepetexpos.wordpress.com
To Follow The Maine Pet Expos on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos
To Follow the Animal Activist & Resource Fund on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aarf.animalactivistresourcefund.

Business & Government

To Follow ReGroup! Business Solutions on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/regroupbusinesssolutions
To Follow Government Business Relations on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/governmentbusinessrelations

Romance & Relationships

To Follow Soul-Mate Marriages on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/soulmatemarriage
To Follow Our Soul-Mate Marriages Blog: http://soulmatemarriage.wordpress.com

Two Thought-Provoking Keynotes – And Good Fun, Too

Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference and Trade Show

Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference and Trade Show

“Never follow the crowd in what you do; the crowd has never produced anything of lasting quality, value or beauty.”

— Denis Waitley

Hello!

Two great keynote speakers are scheduled for the upcoming Real Estate, Housing and Land Use conferences – speakers you may not want to miss!

Paul Mills, JD – Attorney, Speaker, Lecturer, Writer – will highlight the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference with his discussion of “Squatters Rights, Rights of Way, the North Pond Hermit & Other Perspectives of How Fascinating and Entangled the Law and Human Interest Can Be”.  Paul is a well-known personality in the legal and public policy fields and will put his own unique spin on this fascinating topic.

You can hear Paul on October 31st at the Conference’s Opening Reception which will be held at the Cross Insurance Conference Center in Bangor.

On November 8th, James (Jim) Bennett, City Manager of Presque Isle and and former Administrator for the City of Lewiston will offer his thoughts on real estate, housing and land use. Jim is well-known & respected for his extensive contributions to the governing of communities throughout Maine, and has a special talent in the area of downtown revitalization. Jim’s comments are certain to be thought-provoking.Jim will offer the lunchtime keynote at the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference, to be held at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Lewiston.We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conferences!Linda Snyder

Oh…. a P.S.

Some links regarding our upcoming Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Shows… Hope to see you there!

The Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference and Trade Show will be at the Cross Insurance Conference Center Ballroom in Bangor on October 31 & November 1st.

Exhibitor info here: http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com.

Attendee info here: http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com .

The Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference will be at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Lewiston on November 8th.

Attendee info here: http://androhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com 

Exhibitor info here: http://androhousingshowsponsors.eventbrite.com
And info on advertising in the Show Program can be found here:  http://androhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com 


Linda M. Snyder, M.S.
207 740 2247

Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference and Expo
Oct 31-Nov 01, 2013 | Cross Insurance Center Ballroom
Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference
Nov 08, 2013 | Ramada Inn & Conference Center
Greater Portland Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference & Trade Show
May 01-02, 2014 |  Seasons Conference Center
Greater Portland Pet Expo – The Business of Animals
June 05-06, 2014 | Seasons Conference Center
Hitch your wagon to a star.  R W Emerson
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