I stumbled upon the REIA Winter Cruise Conference website. It is February 6-13, 2011 from Houston on the Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas.
Ports of call: Galveston, Cozumel, Mexico, Roatan, Honduras, and Belize City.
The cost is $995 if booked before Sept. 30. That sounds pretty doable to me. Also sounds like a lot of fun, having never been on a cruise. Plus it would be an educational tax deduction.
Have any of you ever participated? Are you going?
It would be fun to see the faces that I have been corresponding with for the last two+ years! I would hope Propertymanager Mike could come so there could be great Liberal vs Conservative bashing and arguments over some beer!
Hope this isn’t taken as a plug for the cruise, but I would be excited to take a Winter break.
I’m kinda like Mark…way too much going on plus I’d have to go by myself and leave all the kids. Sounds interesting, but I wonder how much of it will be a sales pitch or how much actual information is put out based on your price for the cruise.
Would definitely like to meet some of the people on here sometime though.
The REIA people faxed me a list of last year’s educational topics, since they didn’t have this year’s set yet, so here’s a selection from that list:
Dealing with the rapidly changing market
Asset Protection Strategies
Economic Overview of the RE Industry
Nevada Corporation Strategies
Hype-free Internet RE Marketing
Ultimate Business Program
Owner and Creative Financing
Building Business Credit
Foreclosure and Sheriff’s Sales
There were quite a few more. Looks very tasty, I’ll enjoy choosing from the next cruise’s menu of courses.
The REIA person wrote that “We are looking for outside of the box subjects that are new ideas to investing.”
My credit-card receipt for the cruise in already filed in 2010 tax receipts envelope. Hope some of you can come. Propertymanager? I’ll buy you a beer.