Conferences and Education with J. P. King

J. P. King has been members of the National Auctioneers Association for several decades now. Being the nation’s oldest real estate auction firm, we’ve learned a lot from this organization over the years, and now are looking for ways to give back to it in the same way it’s given to us. Of course, there’s the fact that one of our principals, Christie King, is the current president of the NAA, but we also attend a few classes each year where members at J. P. King often present or sit on panels.

Today and tomorrow, I’ll be attending the NAA’s Real Estate Auction Summit, where I’ll sit on a panel titled “From RFP to Closing the Deal on Complex Sales.” I’ll be speaking mostly to how our firm has dealt with complex properties consisting of conservation easements, sensitive Public Relation Issues, resolving lender issues and more.

Then, in March, I’ll head to Denver to speak with the National Association of Realtors – Realtors Land Institute Conference. I love the opportunities the RLI brings as it allows me to speak to brokers and gives us all the opportunities to learn from one another and how we can work together. This year, I’ll be speaking on “Today’s Marketplace and Auction Realities.”

We spent some time in education in January, too. Scott, another J. P. King principal, presented on a panel on note and property auctions at the Information Management Network conference last week in Florida, where special asset, special services, REO and credit specialists and executives met to discuss the latest CRE workout issues.

We also spent a few days together within our own company last month. The majority of J. P. King’s employees met for two days to discuss what is to come in 2012 and what types of trends we’ve noticed and information we’ve learned all across the country. It was a great opportunity to spend time with those that we don’t see as often and learn from each other’s experiences.

The best part to me, though, of each of these meetings is that we get to spend time with professionals in three different fields, but each field is impacted by the other. While Scott spoke with the banking industry, where we’ve seen a great increase in real estate auctions, I’m working with fellow auctioneers and fellow brokers. We’re three different industries often working toward a common goal: to sell real estate for the best possible price.


~ by Craig King on February 7, 2012.

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