Real estate conference coming to Sandestin

Special to The Log

Skill-A-Thon: Real Estate & Entrepreneurship Conference is coming to the Emerald Coast from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach.

Thirteen of the nation’s leading real estate investors and coaches will be showcased in a two-day, powerhouse conference. These coaches will share their experiences and insights on their careers — from their biggest successes to failures. Some of the feature speakers include:

Chris Rood, 37-year-old father of five, is a real estate investor, developer, and wholesaling coach.

Tim Bratz, a 33-year-old investor, has acquired more than $88 million in apartments without using a penny of his own money.

Jamie Wooley, a Dallas, Texas, investor, took a $5,000 loan and turned it into a full whole-tailing, flipping business with a team of 11 people. Jamie created “Iron Heels Mastermind” for women in the business.

Ray Abboud, with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, has flipped and wholesaled several thousand properties. Additionally, he owns his own social media company.

Gene Guarino, president of Residential Assisted Living Academy in Phoenix, Azizona, has more than 30 years of experience in real estate investing and business. He has trained other entrepreneurs and investors in the business for 25 years.

Speakers range in expertise across the real estate industry including residential, assisted living, flipping, commercial, development, wholesaling and more. Attendees will not only be able to learn from the stories and techniques of these unique entrepreneurs, but they will also have access to personal networking at this event. To ensure an intimate learning and networking experience, only 300 seats are available.

To read the full bios of all speakers or for more information about the conference, visit

General admission tickets are $499 per person and include access to all sessions; VIP tickets are $999 and include premium seating for all sessions, lunch and private event with speakers; Super VIP includes premium seating for all sessions, lunch and private event with speakers.

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