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Starting a Real Estate Company – 1 day CRB Course

Opening a real estate office has many moving parts – more than is possible to cover in a one-day course. This course provides a foundational blueprint of all the elements involved in opening, managing, and growing a real estate company.

  • Key factors to consider when opening a real estate office.
  • SWOT exercise to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in yourself and local marketplaces.
  • Economic aspects and analysis of opening a real estate office.
  • Independent vs opening a franchise.
  • Legal structure of real estate brokerages.
  • Resources and references for following the guidelines established for real estate brokerages in your state.
  • Setting measurable goals and develop a mission and vision statement.
  • Types and styles of real estate brokerages operating in today’s environment.
  • Best practices for recruiting new and experienced agents and how to onboard.
  • Risk management benefits of policies and procedures and having an Office Policy Manual.
  • Lead generation, SEO, and social media presence.
  • Communication strategy for your office and team.
  • Characteristics of successful managers and leaders.
  • Key financial terms, financial reports and how to conduct a breakeven analysis.
  • Compensation planning options for sales associates and staff.
  • Other business components that keep brokers up at night.


CE Credits: 8 hours

REGISTRATION: $150.00 Non-members, $100.00 Florida REBI Chapter members


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REBI Election of Officers for 2023

The Florida Chapter of the Real Estate Business Institute is proud to announce it’s slate of recommended candidates for 2023.  Voting will take place in person at the REBI General Membership Meeting at 2:30 Est. August 26th at the Florida Realtor Convention.  These candidates bring great professionalism and experience to our leadership!  We look forward to seeing as many members as can make it for the REBI General Membership Meeting.

The officer slate for 2023 is:
Maria Dudley – President
Kara Wisely – Vice President
Jason Marquis – Treasurer
Trisha Roy – Secretary
Rob Brooks – Past President 

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Winner of TV from Florida REBI Chapter

Sonia Rosado was the lucky winner of the 32″ TV at the Chapter booth raffle during the Florida Realtors Convention. Sonia is with Anchor Homes Realty in West Palm Beach and is a new member of the Florida REBI Chapter. Congratulations to Sonia and welcome to all the new Florida REBI Chapter members!

Rory Dubin (Florida REBI Chapter President) with Raffle winner Sonia Rosado.

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2021 Mid Winter Meetings

The Florida REBI Chapter 2021 Leadership team was installed by Honora Giumenta on January 25, 2021 at the Orlando Regional Realtors Association headquarters. Many members attended by ZOOM.

L-R, President, Rory Dubin; Past-President, Vicki Santana; Treasurer, Sally Suslak; Secretary, Rusty Melle; Vice-President, Rob Brooks (below)
President, Rory Dubin presents Past President Award to Vicky Santana
The 2021 Leadership Meeting took place following the Installation of Officers.
Rory Dubin and Rusty Melle at the 2021 Leadership meeting.