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Default Industry Leaders Book ‘Foreclosure Tails’ Debuts at No. 1 Best Seller on Amazon for Real Estate Sales and Selling, Urban & Regional Economics,  and Econometrics

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Default Industry Leaders Book ‘Foreclosure Tails’ Debuts at No. 1 Best Seller on Amazon for Real Estate Sales and Selling, Urban & Regional Economics,  and Econometrics

Default Industry Leaders published their first edutainment book about foreclosures and the Real Estate Owned (REO) industry and earned the ranking of No. 1 Best Seller and No. 1 Hot New Release upon its debut in multiple categories.

Default Industry Leaders “Foreclosure Tails — A Day in the Life of a REO Broker” was No. 1  Best Seller and No. 1 Hot New Release in several categories including Real Estate  Sales and Selling, Economics Development, and Growth, Economics Urban and Regional, and Econometrics. 

Default Industry Leaders Authors in order of chapters include Kristen Conti, Lana Cook Detro, Alyson Silverman, Kimberly Brunson, Tammy Seymour, Jennifer Patnode, Louis Fontaine, and  Brandy Nelson. 

“As a group of practicing REO Brokers, we had a shared vision to collaborate on the creation of this book, “ said co-author Kristen Conti, Broker-Owner of  Peacock Premier Properties, Englewood, Florida and Co-Chairwoman of Default Industry Leaders.

“ We wanted to educate and entertain simultaneously by demystifying the many questions people have about the buying and selling of REO properties.”

“Our target audience is very diverse. First, we wanted to give potential buyers, including end-users and investors some perspective on the process,”  Conti said. 

“Second, would be our asset managers and clients whom we are privileged to serve. We know they have so many choices when selecting the right agents to manage their portfolios. We, as members of Default Industry Leaders, take great pride in the quality and experience of our members,” she said. 

The purpose of the group is to support other REO brokers, to open the doors to newer agents who may wish to break into the default segment of the market but have been denied access, and to market Default Industry Leaders effectively to potential clients and the buying public. 

“Lastly, we also want to be viewed as people who have the whole package and the personalities that work best to serve this unique part of the real estate market. We want to educate in an entertaining way without ever disparaging a property or a client,” added Conti. 

“Our desire is to be cooperative and helpful to all the other Realtors out there who bring us their buyers and may need some guidance with the sales process,” said Lana Detro, Broker-Owner of Ala Carte Realty in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Co-Chairwoman of Default Industry Leaders.

Conti and Detro are joined by co-authors  Alyson Silverman, Kimberly Brunson, Tammy Seymour, Jennifer Patnode, Louis Fontaine, and  Brandy Nelson.  

“Foreclosure Tails: A Day in the Life of a REO Broker”  is designed to be both educational and entertaining with real stories and adventures from each of the authors.  

The entertainment chapters include: “Hurry Up and Wait” by Kristen Conti; “Hoarding, Haunting, and Dead Man Walking”  by Lana Cook Detro; “Nine Cops Guns Drawn, 8 Chickens A-Laying, 2 Evictions and a Partridge in a Pear Tree”  by Alyson Silverman; “How to Win Friends and Influence Foreclosured Home Buyers in Today’s Marketplace” by Kimberly Brunson; “Tails of the Wild” by Tammy Seymour and Jennifer Patnode; “Someone Has to Clean Up the Mess” by Louis Fontaine, and “Challenge Accepted” by Brandy Nelson.  

The educational chapters include market updates for each location represented by the authors, client testimonials, and a glossary of default industry real estate terms.  

About Kristen Conti 

Kristen Conti has been a Realtor since 1993 and works side by side with her husband Dave who joined their business in 1995.  She received her broker’s license in 1995 and the two opened their first independent brokerage.  Her career has been dedicated to serving her customers and clients with a servant leadership style.  Relational real estate has always been a cornerstone of her business. She currently owns and operates Peacock Premier Properties where she and her team serve Charlotte and Sarasota Counties as well as Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande in Lee County, all of which are on the Southwest Coast of Florida.  

About Lana Cook Detro 

Lana Cook Detro is the Principal Broker for Ala Carte Realty and specializes in REO bank foreclosures. Lana started her real estate career in Austin Texas. Originally from Indiana, Lana returned to Indiana with her family in the early 90s.  

About Alyson Silverman 

Over the course of her real estate career, Alyson Silverman, Keller Williams Calabasas Estates,  has consistently been awarded for her sales production. She credits her success to her focus on continuous improvement, negotiating skills, and commitment to providing her buyers and sellers with the information and tools they need to make sound decisions. 

About Kimberly Brunson 

Kimberly Brunson, principal broker/owner of Hunter Real Estate acquired her Kentucky Real Estate Sales Associate License in 1998, her Kentucky Brokers license in 2001, and her Florida Brokers license in 2018. From the founding of Hunter Real Estate in 2001, Kimberly focused her attention on the effective marketing, listing, and disposition of foreclosed residential properties in the central Kentucky area. 

About Jennifer Patnode and Tammy Seymour 

Jennifer Patnode and Tammy Seymour have more than 36 years of selling real estate and 28 of those years selling Bank Owned Properties, doing BPOs, working with Investors, and buying and selling Upscale Homes at Desert Dream Realty. 

About Louis Fontaine 

Louis Fontaine is a Real Estate Broker-Owner of Millenia Real Estate. With 28 years of Real Estate, Mortgage, and Title experience specializing in REO, Short Sales, and Probate Sales. He has successfully closed more than 2000 real estate transactions. He has represented most major banks, lending institutions, land banks, and outsourcers, including Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae assisting them with their defaulted real estate asset disposition. 

About Brandy Nelson 

Brandy Nelson is a Broker Associate with Windermere Homes & Estates and Windermere Commercial. As a consistent Top Producer, Brandys business consists of residential real estate, bank-owned properties, commercial sales, and commercial leases. She has successfully sold more than 2000 transactions since being licensed in 2005.  

About Default Industry Leaders

Default Industry Leaders is a non-profit organization. Any proceeds from this book will be donated to charitable causes.

Features and benefits of DIL for Professionals: 

  • Nationwide networking with the most experienced REO/Default Realtors at all conferences, gatherings, and events. 
  • Several proprietary (in-house) networking events give you a chance to interact with REO vendors and decision-makers.
  • Exposure to our Agent Directory (which can also help your online SEO presence.)
  • Interaction with REO/Default leaders on our website and Facebook Group.
  • Our website and Facebook page will give you the ability to stay on top of all breaking news related to REO/Default.
  • Help contribute to our many charitable causes to feed the hungry, help womens shelters, donate to disaster-stricken areas, and take care of our soldiers. 

Learn more about Default Industry Leaders.

“We are looking to expand our Realtor network and would love to have interested agents apply for membership, ” said Conti. 

For questions concerning Default Industry Leaders,  contact Kristen Conti at 941-286-8486. 

 

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Astra Lumos Is Coming To Grand Designs Live To Discuss Luxury Lighting Design And Installation Needs

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Published on September 28, 2022

Astra Lumos is coming to Grand Designs Live.

(Cotswolds) UK-based luxury lighting design and installations company Astra Lumos announces its presence in the award-winning home event, Grand Designs Live, at the end of this September. James Fielding, Director and the head of sales from the company, is going to be available in the event for every kind of discussion related to lighting design and lighting installation for all interior and exterior spaces.

Astra Lumos is a luxury lighting design and lighting installation company based in the UK which provides an integrated solution for all electrical necessities for its clients. They provide both lighting control systems and normally switched themes with custom wiring accessories, tailored to the client’s specific requirements, and have been in the business since 2014. They have worked on many projects of indoor and outdoor lighting such as garden lighting, landscape lighting, lighting for country estates and listed buildings, whilst specialising in luxury space designs. They majorly work with celebrities and other high net worth individuals in the UK as well as globally, looking for creative space decorations with electrical accessories, audio-visuals, and other innovative technologies. 

Grand Designs Live is a large event organised in London and Birmingham every year for consumers interested in home construction, remodelling, and enhancement in order to  supply all the knowledge and inspiration for finishing their visions for their homes. The event gives attendees access to a wide range of eco-friendly solutions, the latest technology, and innovative products, along with access to more than 500 businesses in the self-build, home remodelling, interior design, and gardening industries. There is an Ask an Expert arena in the event devised for customers to schedule one-on-one consultations with experts in architecture, construction, finance, interior and exterior design, and other fields. Guests are also provided with passes to events like the UK Construction Week and Green Living Live which are attended by major projects, home builders, architects, and local officials and people can interact and collaborate with them with their own ideas as well.

Individuals interested in the above-mentioned sectors and/or looking to create innovative designs for their homes are invited to book an appointment with James Fielding from Astra Lumos to meet and discuss all plans, ideas, and queries at the Grand Designs Live event.

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Personal Trainer Wins Award For Helping Public Speakers Share Their Message With The World

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Published on September 28, 2022

Personal trainer and business consultant Martin Sharp has won a prestigious award for helping others brush up their public speaking skills. 

The 46-year-old from York helps busy and overweight entrepreneurs, consultants and business owners improve their lifestyle so they feel happier and more confident. Alongside this, Martin is also an award-winning public speaker and trains others so they can improve their presentation skills and share their important messages with the world. 

His efforts have now been recognised by the Professional Speakers Academy (PSA), which gave him the Members Choice Award at its annual gala in London. The award is voted for by members and is given to the person they think has been the most supportive of others over the last 12 months. 

Martin said: “When my name was announced by the founder of PSA and world-renowned speaker trainer Andy Harrington, I was shocked. I didn’t expect to win. 

“I feel happy that I’ve helped so many amazing business owners and consultants improve their presentation skills along with their health and lifestyle. I’m incredibly honoured to have been voted for my members and I’m looking forward to continuing to help more amazing speakers get their positive and powerful messages of hope, help and higher achievement in the years ahead.” 

The Professional Speakers Academy (PSA) annual awards were held on Sunday, September 25 and aim to recognise the achievements of entrepreneurs and coaches who have embraced public speaking and used it to make sales and achieve business success. The ceremony, at Under The Bridge, a stylish venue at Chelsea Football Club, was attended by around 180 people and more than 50 awards were given out. 

It was the first time in three years that the awards ceremony had been held as an in-person event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Martin began his career in IT and worked as an enterprise architect business consultant for more than 20 years helping major corporations with large scale changes. But his high-flying executive lifestyle saw him pile on the pounds and at 44, he decided to make a major life change and become a personal trainer and online health and fitness coach. 

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Performance Coach Wins Two Prestigious Awards For His Sales Success

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Published on September 28, 2022

A peak performance coach and public speaker has won two awards for his sales success at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Moses Nalocca, who works with entrepreneurs, business leaders and sports stars to help them achieve their goals and become more successful, was given the accolades at the Professional Speakers Academy’s annual awards on Sunday, September 25. He received the sales person of the year award plus a special 7-figure award in recognition of his achievement of making over £1,000,000 in the training industry.

The 38-year-old said: “I’m so proud for this acknowledgment from the Professional Speakers Academy. It such an honour to be recognised by other experts.

“The 7 figure award is important, not for the money generated in the industry but for the level of impact my work may have done in people’s lives. At the end of the day, it is not about me, it’s about the people I serve.”

Moses, who originally comes from Italy and now lives in London, first came to the UK in 2016 with just 15 euros in his pocket, having to work in a minimum wage job to make ends meet. But used his excellent communication skills and positive mindset to forge a successful career for himself as a public speaker and coach.

One of his recent success stories was the Bulgarian athlete Ivet Goranova, who he coached to gold medal success in the Tokyo Olympics last summer. Moses worked with her on a daily basis in the run up to the tournament to get her thinking like a champion and she won Bulgaria’s first gold medal in 13 years.

The Professional Speakers Academy (PSA) annual awards aims to recognise the achievements of entrepreneurs and coaches who have embraced public speaking and used it to make sales and achieve business success. The ceremony, at Under The Bridge, a stylish venue at Chelsea Football Club, was attended by around 180 people and more than 50 awards were given out.

It was the first time in three years that the awards ceremony had been held as an in-person event due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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