Schedule of Events

Agenda details are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates and speaker additions.

All listed times are in the Pacific time zone (PT).


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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Add this certification training to your REO Connect Registration Package!
FORCE Members | $1,000
Non-FORCE Members | $1,500

Our REO Certification will provide the highest education that real estate agents can learn from an experienced agent and instructor. The content will cover three important markets for agents to know and opportunities for success: Short Sales, Sheriff Sales, and REO listings. By learning the lifecycle of a foreclosure, you prepare yourself not just for additional opportunities but to understand the REO process from start to finish.  

Tuesday, May 16 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all conference registrants. Limited seating. RSVP required.
Select class during registration or modifying registration to purchase and RSVP. 


REO Certification Course - Day 1

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Classes offered on Wednesday, May 17 are included in the Conference + Class Pass Registration Package. 

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
REO Certification Course - Day 2
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
FORCE Members & Invited Guests Only
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 18, 2023

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
General Session

Start your day off with networking over a delicious breakfast, followed by an insightful keynote address on the importance of adaptability featuring AG Real Estate's Owner, Andrew Oliverson. Whether you're looking to take your career to the next level, start a new business, or simply grow and evolve, the ability to adapt and pivot is key to success. Andrew will explore tools and strategies needed to navigate change and pivot successfully, both personally and professionally, followed by a discussion on the importance of challenging yourself and reaching beyond your current capabilities with Steve Pagano, Chair of the Events Committee.

Breakfast will be served from 7:15 - 8:00 AM
Opening remarks begin at 8:00 AM

Andrew Oliverson
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakout Session - Advanced

Brand visibility with simplicity. Marketing yourself, your team, and your services is vital. But digital marketing improvements and trends change more than the seasons, so how do you keep up? Come learn from our panel of marketing experts as they share the simplest and most important steps you can take to make sure your name rises above the competition.

Gina Gallutia Yvette Hallman
Breakout Session - General

Q+A Panel with the FORCE Advisory Council.
Bring your questions and issues to a panel with decades of combined experience. See if you can stump these experts while experiencing the best professional coaching in the business.

Jim Hastings Steven Pagano Laura Dietz Sarah Richards Rida Sharaf Jennifer Kuhn
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakout Session - Advanced

Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone: 85% of workers say they feel the pressure of rising workloads. Find out how to effectively communicate boundaries before you overextend yourself into a corner. Discover strategies to push back both professionally and diplomatically. Overcome mental obstacles that keep you from saying no to projects and commitments. Don’t impede your own success; find out how to achieve your goals while keeping your reputation and relationships strong. 

Jeff Russell Kelly Jones Robert Weichelt Rafael Dagnesses
Breakout Session - General

Working with BPO platforms requires knowledge and flexibility to understand comp requirements, exception, adjustments, and other important factors. Join us as speakers from several platforms review best practices for their systems that will allow you to be most effective as an agent.

Kimberly L McClinton Rida Sharaf Caslyn Huck
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This exciting panel is a discussion on forward-thinking trends and opportunities in the REO business. Our expert panelists will share insights on the latest trends and innovative strategies for identifying finding and listing REO properties, navigating the challenges and risks involved, and capitalizing on new opportunities in this dynamic sector.

With a focus on emerging technologies, evolving buyer preferences, and changing market dynamics, this discussion will provide a unique perspective on the REO market and how to succeed in today's ever-changing landscape.

Whether you're a seasoned agent or new to the industry, this discussion will provide valuable insights and actionable tips on staying ahead of the curve and thriving in an REO market ripe with new opportunities.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
General Session

FORCE Chairman Jim Hastings, alongside industry experts, will shed light on the changes happening in the REO world, how they will impact us, and how best to prepare for them. Understand the impact Search Engine Optimization has and how to thrive in a market that no longer sells itself.

Jim Hastings Rande Johnsen Mark Hostetler Sharon Bartlett Yvette Hallman
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakout Session - General

Jim and Rande are back again to make sure you stay informed and ahead of the market. They’ll discuss changes driven by the Federal Reserve and credit usage indications. Get a better understanding of the Case Shiller Index and its application to your market. Then dive into the details of an REO cycle start and the impact of upside-down and Limited-Equity loans.

Jim Hastings Rande Johnsen
Breakout Session - Advanced

Taking charge of work/life balance is a lifelong endeavor, so learn how to tackle it piece by piece. Understand what it means to be risk-optimistic rather than risk-averse, because just because no one else does it, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Strategically growing your business is difficult, so make sure you cultivate it to meet your needs.

Steven Pagano Eric Delgado Tyler Amaya Laura Dietz
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Breakout Session - Advanced

With the recent shifts in real estate, many have been faced with attempting to bear the downturns or leaving the industry. We will discuss the myriad of options to pivot and still enjoy the rewards of real estate without leaving the industry behind. Don’t leave your hard-earned skills and expertise behind, because they are transferable. 

Kimberly L McClinton Chanan Dozier Eduardo Blanco Makeda Smith
Breakout Session - General

You never know what you’ll encounter in the field; that’s why it’s important to be prepared for everything. Know what tools to bring and what behaviors will best keep you safe. Our experts will make sure you’re never surprised, no matter the task.  

Steven Pagano Laura Dietz Tyler Amaya
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Close out the conference by joining us for happy hour!