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!

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.

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.


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

Andro Housing Conference Poster - Updated - 13 Oct 2013


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

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RFP – Designated Non-Profit for Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference

What a Great Event! and On the Spot Rental Management are again teaming up to present a housing-related conference; our next Androscoggin County event will be held on Friday, November 8th from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 490 Pleasant Street in Lewiston (ME).

As always with our real estate-related shows, we invite interested housing, food and/or clothing organizations to apply for our “Designated Non-Profit Status” at the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Conference.

Being the Designated Non-Profit offers the following:

  • a free exhibit booth in the Grand Ballroom, where coffee breaks, lunch will be held along with the key note speaker
  • the Designated Non-Profit organization’s name & logo on all promotional materials, including most tickets
  • press releases specific to the Designated Non-Profit
  • a 3 minute introduction by the Designated Non-Profit from the podium before the lunchtime keynote speaker.

Also, we will encourage donations from all attendees at the door of the show (donations request will be advertised in advance). The winning organization need only tell us what types of donations will best be of benefit.

Your completed one-page proposal must reach What a Great Event! no later than 07/05/2013.  The proposal can be faxed to us at 207 / 784.3950, emailed to LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or sent via snail mail to PO Box 282, Auburn ME 04212.0282.

Organizations with applicable missions that have previously applied for Designated Non-Profit Status are encouraged to re-apply.

Here’s the link… and good luck!

Greater Andro Housing Conference – Designated Non Profit Status Form

Linda Snyder, President
What a Great Event!

John Snyder, President
On the Spot Rentals

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