AREAA/NAHREP Real Estate and Marketing Conference (AREAA/NAHREP Confere)

Venue: Palazzo Resort, Hotel and Casino

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 25, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 27, 2009
Registration Date: Oct 20, 2009
Early Registration Date: Sep 16, 2009
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Saturday October 24, 2009
All Day
AREAA/NAHREP Las Vegas Chapters Golf Tournament Details will be forthcoming

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Ceritified Distressed Propert Expert® Designation Course -
The Distressed Property Institute has announced that it will present the Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation course immediately prior to the AREAA/NAHREP Real Estate and Marketing Conference as an added benefit to our conference attendees. The course is limited to 250 attendees, and you must register for the conference in order to receive the discounted rate.

10:00AM - 8:00PM
Registration and Hospitality Desk -

Sunday October 25, 2009
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Certified Distressed Property Expert® Designation Course -

1:00PM - 3:00PM
AREAA Board Meeting -

3:00PM - 5:00PM
AREAA Chapter Leaders Forum -

3:00PM - 5:00PM
NAHREP Chapter Leaders Forum -

5:00PM - 6:00PM
Networking Event -

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Recpetion- Tao Nightclub -

Monday October 26, 2009
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Coffee Service -

8:00AM - 7:30PM
Registration and Hospitality Desk -

9:00AM - 10:00AM
Opening General Session -

10:00AM - 10:15AM
Break -

10:15AM - 12:00PM
Town Hall- Top Servicer Roundtable to discuss Sustainable Homeownership -
The servicing side of the mortgage industry has been under unprecedented stress created by the wave of historic foreclosure figures. This session features some of the top servicers in the industry as well as heads of servicing operations for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Attendees will learn about foreclosure prevention efforts being implemented to help consumers and communities that have been hurt by current market conditions.

12:15AM - 1:45PM
Expo Grand Opening and All-Attendee Buffet Lunch -

1:45PM - 3:15PM
Town Hall- Economic Outlook and Forecast -
Hear from three of our industry's top real estate economists as they discuss the current state of the real estate and financial markets and the possibilities for the beginning of economic recovery.

3:15PM- 3:30PM
Break -

3:30PM - 5:00PM
Asset Manager Round Table -
Distressed Assets represent approximately half of all real estate transactions today. Given that nearly 50 percent of all foreclosures are taking place in multicultural communities, it is critical that members of AREAA and NAHREP understand how we can best position ourselves for this business. Hear from some of the most successful REO asset management firms about what is happening in today's market and prospects for the distressed asset business.

Tuesday October 27, 2009
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Coffee Service in Expo -

8:00AM - 4:00PM
Registration and Hospitality Desk -

9:00AM - 10:15AM
Expanding Your REO Business (This session is for experienced practitioners with existing REO accounts) -
Top REO brokers will discuss the challenges of working with REOs in the current market, and share ideas on how to enhance your performance and skills while improving your business model.

9:00AM - 10:15AM
Serving Diverse Cultures -
Hispanic and Asian Americans are among the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population, yet there is a significant gap in the homeownership rate between these communities and the rest of the population. In this session, you will learn how to best serve clients from cultural heritages other than your own, with tips for transcending language barriers and avoiding legal problems as you develop your business plan.

9:00AM - 10:15AM
Tapping Short Sale Opportunites -
Short sales are among the most common solutions offered by banks to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Learn how the short sale process differs from traditional sales transactions and the circumstances in which short sales may be the homeowner’s best solution.

10:15AM - 10:45AM
Break -

10:45AM - 12:00PM
Credit and Financing Issues -Prospective homebuyers want to take advantage of low interest rates and government programs targeted to first-time buyers, but financing has become difficult in today's lending environment. Panelists representing FHA, convention financing lenders, and non-profits will discuss some of the financing options available now, particularly those that are relevant to minority and immigrant homebuyers.

10:45AM - 12:00PM
Getting Into the REO Business (This session is for practitioners who want to break into the REO market and who are new to REOs) -Today, REO and short sale listings are dominating real estate sales. Learn from REO experts and asset managers how to break into this market on both the listing and buyer sides of the sale, but even more importantly how to keep the business.

10:45AM - 12:00PM
"The Next Big Thing in Real Estate"

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Luncheon -

1:30PM - 2:45PM
Appraisals and BPOs -
With the significant portion of real estate transactions driven by distressed sales, housing prices are being negatively impacted by today's market, and appraisals and BPOs are under more scrutiny than ever. With so much happening on the valuation side of the business, it is critical to stay on top of current developments and learn about some of the latest home valuation tools that are being deployed.

1:30PM - 2:45PM
Foreclosure Prevention Community Events -
Homeowners facing foreclosure across the nation are desperately in need of education and community resources to help them save their homes. This session's panelists have organized and participated in dozens of foreclosure prevention events and will tell you how you can bring this vital assistance to homeowners in your own community.

1:30PM - 2:45PM
Making Homes Affordable -
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are offering loan modification and refinancing programs to help homeowners whose mortgages are owned by the two agencies. Learn how these programs can help homeowners who have made their mortgage payments on time but can't refinance due to a drop in property values, or who struggle to make payments due to increasing interest rates and lower household income.

2:45PM - 3:15PM
Break- Prize Drawings in Expo -

3:15PM - 4:30PM
Community Stabilization -
This panel brings together representatives of localities and lenders to discuss how to turn REOs into affordable opportunities through the National Community Stabilization Fund. They also will discuss ways that AREAA and NAHREP can participate in these efforts with local agencies.

3:15PM - 4:30PM
Doing Business with FDIC -
Hear from the head of FDIC's procurement office regarding what it takes to do business with FDIC. Whether you are the appraisal, title, escrow, or real estate side of the business, FDIC is working to broaden its network of service providers to manage the growing number of bank closures.

3:15PM - 4:30PM
Networking and Referrals -
Networking skills are vital to practitioners who want to build their business through referrals. Learn how you can use social media and online resources to expand your business contacts and brand your marketing efforts.

6:30PM - 7:30PM
Gala Reception (Ticketed) -

7:30PM - 10:00PM
Gala Dinner (Ticketed) -


3255 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas
United States

Additional Information

Member price (through Sept 16) $249 Non-member price (through Sept 16) $399 Member price (after Sept 16) $299 Non-member price (after Sept 16) $499 Membership dues vary by location, visit or for details.