With the addition of Chris’ financial expertise and Steve’s real estate market insights, Breakthrough attendees will leave educated and inspired.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 12, 2012
Alex Charfen, CEO of the Charfen Institute, announced today that the company’s lineup of speakers for its July 15-18, 2012, Breakthrough Conference in Las Vegas will include Chris Bird, founder of Chris Bird Seminars, and Steve Harney, founder and president of Keeping Current Matters.
This year, the Charfen Institute’s Breakthrough Conference presents an unprecedented networking and production-boosting opportunity for real estate agents. For the first time ever, it will bring together STAR POWER® Stars, Certified Distressed Property Experts® (CDPE), Certified Investor Agent Specialists® (CIAS), and other real estate professionals, all of whom are among the top-producing agents in the industry and on the front lines of the housing market recovery.
“We’re thrilled to have Chris Bird and Steve Harney as keynote presenters at this year’s Breakthrough Conference,” said Charfen. “With the addition of Chris’ financial expertise and Steve’s real estate market insights, Breakthrough attendees will leave educated and inspired.”
Chris Bird has been in the financial business for over 30 years. He began conducting courses after leaving the IRS and starting his own company, Chris Bird Seminars, Inc. Bird conducts 125 seminars per year on accounting, financial planning, wealth building, residential rental property ownership, and tax strategies for the real estate and financial industries nationwide. He has presented his widely acclaimed courses multiple times at National Association of REALTORS® conventions and recently presented at the MOMENTUM 2011 Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Residential real estate expert Steve Harney specializes in market trends and leadership training. He has been in the industry for over 25 years, starting out as an agent and then moving on to develop his own 500-agent real estate firm. Harney now helps producers achieve their true potential and authors a monthly informational presentation for top professionals titled “Keeping Current Matters.”
For more information about the Charfen Institute’s Breakthrough Conference and the complete lineup of more than 45 speakers, visit CharfenBreakthrough.com
About the Charfen Institute
The Charfen Institute educates and trains real estate professionals and small business owners to find opportunities in chaos – either by providing solutions to the foreclosure crisis or empowering entrepreneurs with strategies to embrace their companies’ full potential. The company produces more than 300 educational events each year through various divisions, including: the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) Designation, the Certified Investor Agent Specialist® (CIAS), LEAD Experience™, and its annual Breakthrough Conference. The CDPE Designation is the fastest growing independent designation in real estate industry history, with more than 40,000 agents trained since 2008. In 2011, the Charfen Institute ranked No. 21 on the Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.
About Chris Bird Seminars
Chris Bird has been in the financial business for over 30 years. He started his career with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration. He also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP). Chris was a Senior IRS agent for 16 years. He began conducting courses after leaving the IRS and started his own company, Chris Bird Seminars, Inc. Chris went on to conduct over 125 seminars a year on accounting, financial planning, wealth building, residential rental property ownership, and tax strategies for the real estate and financial industries nationwide. He has presented his widely acclaimed courses multiple times at NAR conventions and most recently presented at Howard Brinton’s StarPower™ Conference in Orlando, FL. Chris was an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois in tax law for 20 years. He is a Senior CRS Instructor and a Senior Faculty Instructor for the Realtors Land Institute. Chris has a unique way of making a tough subject (taxes and investments) entertaining and enlightening at the same time.
About Steve Harney, Inc.
Steve Harney is a residential real estate expert who specializes in negotiation and sales training. He has been in the industry for over 20 years, first as an agent and then developing his own 500-agent real estate firm. Most recently, Steve launched a training firm aimed at helping producers achieve their true potential. He authors a monthly informational slide presentation for top professionals titled, "Keeping Current Matters,” and travels the country as a sought-after public speaker and trainer. Contact Steve at 631-787-6200 or visit KeepingCurrentMatters.com.