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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.

Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification Course (8 CE)

Monday, September 9, 2024 9:00 AM - Tuesday, September 10, 2024 5:00 PM (EDT)

Description

The Power Negotiator's Playbook, is recognized as an elective for ABR and SRS, and awards two CRB credits.

The Power Negotiator's Playbook:

An interactive experience to help negotiators elevate their game! We'll examine all types of negotiation formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win. A full spectrum of tips, tools, techniques and advantages will be provided so that negotiators can provide effective results for their client. You will soon realize that the "win-win" objective is merely a perception. Power comes from leveraging your options and alternatives so that the client has the best possible choices to consider and knows what the downside could be for each choice presented. You'll learn:

  • How to be open to options
  • How to effectively work with tradeoffs
  • Know how to compromise without giving essential components away
  • Reach a resolution that your client can find acceptable
  • When and how to negotiate
  • Craft a plan/strategy for any negotiation
  • Recognize patterns and tactics being utilized
  • Adjust your communication style to achieve optimum results with any party in the transaction
  • Successfully apply the principles of persuasion to any negotiation situation
  • Effectively negotiate face-to-face, on the phone or through e-mail and other media 

Advanced Field Negotiations:
Real estate professionals encounter all sorts of people, personalities, situations, behind the scenes issues, adverse and competing objectives of the parties. We’ll review some of the tips and tools professionals need to master so you can deal with the above to effectively advocate for your clients. You'll learn:

  • What the negotiator wants
  • Understanding what the negotiator needs
  • Communication options for negotiations
  • The main power play strategies
  • Tactics

Instructor

Gonzalo Mejia is originally from Lima, Peru where he studied Industrial Engineering, specializing in Finance and Accounting. Mejia moved to the United States in 2001 and started his real estate career in 2004 as a Sales Associate in Pensacola, FL. He obtained his Broker License in 2006. After moving to Jacksonville, FL in 2009 he joined Watson Realty Corp. He is the broker/manager of their San Marco office. Mejia also obtained his Real Estate Instructor License in 2013. He holds the following designations ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI, TRC, AHWD, among others. He was bestowed the honor of being named the Florida Realtors® 2018 Educator of the Year.

During his real estate career Gonzalo, has successfully completed transactions with customers from several Latin American countries, Europe and Asia. He enjoys real estate and sharing his experiences with fellow Realtors. He also believes that having fun makes the process more enjoyable for everybody.

Gonzalo has 20 years of experience as an instructor. Topics he has taught include real estate, math and physics, Spanish as a second language, technology and fitness. He has been a guest speaker at different REALTOR® events to present about cultural diversity. Mejia also volunteers at the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors teaching Ethics, Fair Housing and Anti-trust at the monthly new member
orientation.

Florida licensees will earn 8 hours of Specialty CE Credit upon successful course completion. All REALTOR® attendees will receive credit towards NAR's RENE® Certification.

**This class is being offered in the hybrid format. Upon registering you will have the option to select whether you would like to attend in person or live-stream via Zoom. 

IN PERSON @ Pinellas REALTOR® Organization and Central Pasco REALTOR® Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

OR LIVE STREAM via Zoom

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Monday, September 9, 2024 9:00 AM - Tuesday, September 10, 2024 5:00 PM (EDT)
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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.