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!

Greater Bangor Real Estate and Housing Conference!

Bangor Real Estate Housing and Land Use Flyer - 2013 - Updated - 10 29


Click on the picture for the list of workshops available at the Greater Bangor Real Estate and Housing Conference, Oct 31 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor!

Bucksport, Maine on a Perfect Fall Day

Bucksport Bridge

Most of the time I’m stuck behind the desk in my home office, which means my view is pretty limited and of course, doesn’t vary much.

Some days, I’m lucky enough to be able to work from our 1200 square foot back deck.  It’s on two levels, and built into a wooded hill with a 45 degree pitch, a babbling brook down below, and a frog pond off to one side.  Those days are the best.

But yesterday was one of those that’s hard to beat.

Because of a major technology glitch in which emails on our upcoming conferences were disappearing into black holes (not spam or junk folders… just literally gone), I decided I had to get out and hand-deliver conference flyers to real estate agencies and other businesses in the greater Bangor area.

I couldn’t have picked a better day for a road trip.  It was an absolutely glorious fall day in Maine.

First stop, Belfast – a quaint and fun little town where I once had the best bowl of oatmeal of my life.  Unfortunately, that cafe is long gone, but the Belfast Co-op is still going strong… and I couldn’t resist a giant oatmeal-walnut-chocolate chip cookie as an early lunch.

From Belfast, I headed to Ellsworth via Bucksport… and had to pull over at a “scenic viewpoint” to take the pictures posted here.  I had forgotten how beautiful Bucksport is, and the bridge is absolutely stunning.  And fun to drive across!

Bucksport - On the Bridge

Ellsworth has grown.  A lot.  The wonderfully historic downtown with a concentration on boutique and artsy type shops anc cafes is much as as I remember it, but has also become a gateway to a huge concentration of malls, box stores and massive development.   Some of the locals I spoke with shook their heads when I mentioned the area has changed in the 30 years since I’d last been there.  Yes, it’s progress.  Is it good or bad?   It all depends on your perspective, of course.

Then off to Bangor… another lovely drive.  Years ago (1977 and 78), I lived in Bangor, but it’s also changed considerably.  It amazes me how much highway there is for the small population, but given the huge land area covered, that highway is pretty necessary….  and even though I’ve been there quite a few times in the past year or so, I can still get a little lost.  Luckily, yesterday went like a charm, and I was able to touch base with about 15 or so real estate agencies.

So, even though technology glitches can be a nightmare, sometimes it means one just has to get out from behind one’s desk and be reminded of the real world.

My only regret?  I didn’t take more photos.

Bucksport  Bucksport 2


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!

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.)


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


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!



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

Greater Bangor Real Estate Conference Schedule

Here’s a copy of the most recent version of our Greater Bangor Real Estate Conference Schedule.  You can view it on here (below), or click on the link to get a PDF version you can download to your computer.

Bangor Landlords – Schedule of Events and Ticket Order Form – Oct 201

3Greater Bangor Real Estate Conference Cover Bangor Real Estate Conference Friday Workshops

Bangor Housing Conference Thursday Workshops Bangor Real Estate Conference Order Form

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 Facebookhttps://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 LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/johnksnyder

To Visit Our Websitehttp://www.regroupbiz.com

Blogs and Others, Not Related to Real Estate:

Animals & Pets

To Follow Our Maine Dog Bloghttp://themainedogblog.wordpress.com

To Follow Our Maine Pet Expos Bloghttps://mainepetexpos.wordpress.com

To Follow The Maine Pet Expos on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos

To Follow the Animal Activist & Resource Fund on Facebookhttps://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 Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/governmentbusinessrelations

Romance & Relationships

To Follow Soul-Mate Marriages on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/soulmatemarriage

To Follow Our Soul-Mate Marriages Blog: http://soulmatemarriage.wordpress.com

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