Education & Events Calendar
REALTORS® who learn more, earn more!
Welcome to the professional development, events, and networking opportunities calendar of Pinellas REALTOR® Organization and Central Pasco REALTOR® Organization. We offer hundreds of classes every year from our award-winning program. Visit our class/event Terms & Conditions page.
iCE iBuyers - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly! (2CE)
Thursday, October 5, 2023 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) (EDT)
This course is being offered through the Florida Realtors iCE program. (Interactive Continuing Education)
iBuyers (Instant Buyers) are a relatively recent phenomenon that is attracting a huge amount of attention from Venture Capitalists, Consumers and the Real Estate Industry. This business model offers quick sales at narrow margins and is intent on gaining a share of the 100 billion dollars earned annually by real estate professionals. As iBuyer companies garner headlines and news articles, there is, as always, a lot of confusion about who they are and how they operate. It is imperative that real estate agents be abl e to clarify that place in the industry for consumers who have concerns or questions.
Objectives: After taking this class students will be able to: Understand the current state of the real estate industry and the impact of venture capitalist in the space.
- Understand the concepts of FinTech and PropTech
- Understand the concept of iBuyers
- Identify the differences between iBuyers and traditional investment guaranteed sale programs
- Review and understand the current crop of iBuyers
- Review the surprises of iBuying
- Review and understand “iBuyer Adjacent” models
- Define the benefits and weaknesses of iBuyer programs for consumers
- Techniques for agents to use in markets with iBuyers
- Identify business opportunities generated by iBuying platforms
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of iBuyer programs and the consumer
Instructor: Bill Lublin
More than just a calendar
The classes and events listed above represent the efforts of not just a hard-working education department, but an entire association staff, several committees, and volunteer leaders – all of whom are dedicated to building, delivering, and communicating a selection of classes taught by reputable instructors and esteemed special guests. Affordability is always on our minds, which is why we’ve created programs designed to lower costs whenever possible.
Whether your goal is continuing education, gaining designations and certifications, networking, or strengthening your specialty, you’ll find a multitude of options available and friendly guidance along the way. We strongly believe learning never stops, so we aim to serve REALTORS® no matter where they are on their professional journey, from the newly-licensed agent to the seasoned professional. Please visit our PRO/CPRO Education page to learn how we stand out from the crowd.
Education and events policies and terms
All attendees of classes and events (whether in-person, on-location, off-location, or via internet streaming) must agree to our policies and terms, which cover, and are not limited to: refunds, cancellations, no-shows, class misuse, video/photography, waivers, and special accommodation requests. This applies to all classes and events whether or not they are listed on this page’s calendar.