Wow ... it is hard to believe that we are getting ready for NAMB/WEST once again, set for Saturday-Monday, Dec. 3-5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Time really flies when you get busy, and it goes to say that these last four months have been very busy for my mortgage company and I am sure you have been too! So take a few minutes and make your reservations, airline flights and register for this outstanding conference.
We are having some excellent speakers on hand at the event, and please make sure that you complete the registration form for the presentation of USA Cares by Beverly Frase. For those of you who do not know, this presentation will get you qualified as a Certified Military Housing Specialist, a designation that means when a veteran is looking for a VA loan, this should help you put them as ease as to your qualifications of understanding their situation. I received my certification two weeks ago, and I have already spoken with two new purchasers. This certification will enable you to market yourself to Realtors and it will help get you loans.
I would also like to take a moment and highlight one of our Ruby Industry Partners, Sprint. They became an industry partner last year at NAMB/WEST and we would really like to thank them. Sprint offers a great program for NAMB members at a savings 20 percent off for your mobile service. For more information, you can visit the NAMB Web site, click on the Sprint LOGO, and it will help you compare the cost. I have personally saved $70 per month from my previous carrier, and I now have unlimited texting and calling to other mobile phones. Alex Mohammed, our NAMB Sprint representative, has really offered NAMB members a great opportunity to save money, and in this day and time, we can all appreciate that. Get in contact with Alex at (801) 301-1096 or e-mail [email protected]
He will get you on the road to saving money each month. Alex will also have a booth at NAMB/WEST and Sprint is again one of the sponsors of the event.
One of the other great options for NAMB/WEST is that once you pay the registration fee, it includes attendance at the Opening Reception, breaks and lunches, entrance into the Exhibit Hall and all of the trimmings that go with this great event. If you need education, eight hours of education will be offered with your registration. We have set aside some general sessions so it is not all education. We have secured some outstanding speakers who will give you information that you need to help you in your offices. So don’t wait. Register now.
We will also be having a very important Delegate Council Meeting at NAMB/WEST. As we only have two large conferences per year, the Delegate Council needs to meet to handle business for the association. This year, the meeting will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 and the Board Meeting will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m.
And as a final note, all fully registered attendees will have a chance to win the Grand Prize of a trip to Hawaii. When you arrive, you will receive the Passport that may just get you there. So do not delay, Now is the time to go to NAMBWEST.COM to register and get your hotel reservations completed at the same time. We have negotiated new rates this year that have significantly reduced the cost to attend.
I look forward to seeing you all in Las Vegas.
Donald J. Frommeyer, CRMS, is president-elect of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers. He may be reached by e-mail at [email protected]