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REALTYUSA HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL STATEWIDE CONVENTION

10/4/2005

"Williamsville, New York - RealtyUSA held their 4th Annual RealtyUSA Rally at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York on September 26 and 27, 2005, bringing together over 415 agents and staff from across Upstate New York and Naples, Florida.

David Lereah, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors (NAR) addressed Rally attendees on the topic of his new book Are You Missing the Real Estate Boom? Lereah is recognized as a leading expert in the real estate and financial services industries and his career has included tenures with private industry, government, and academia. Dr. Lereah serves as NAR's spokesman on economic forecasts, interest rates, home sales, mortgage rates, as well as other economic and policy issues and trends affecting the housing markets and real estate industry in the U.S. and abroad. He also directs the Association's Research Division, the Regulatory and Industry Relations Division and Strategic Planning activities for the Association.

He has also served as an expert witness, testifying on economic and financial services issues before the U.S. Congress. He is a prolific speaker, giving presentations and seminars on economic, real estate and investment issues throughout the U.S. and other countries. Dr. Lereah's economic and real estate market commentary is regularly quoted in major news media including the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, Business Week, USA Today, CNN Business News, CNBC, CBS Evening News and C-SPAN.

RealtyUSA also welcomed Michael Staver a Corporate Speaker and Coach for The Staver Group as the Opening Speaker at the event. Staver maintains a speaking and consulting calendar of over 120 engagements per year, which include keynote speeches to Fortune 500 companies (AT&T, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Price Waterhouse), to coaching the nation's up and coming executives. With a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Michael's commitment to his clients is evident in the content and delivery of his message. His message is centered on the fundamental belief that ""each person and every organization has the potential to achieve any result to which they are committed.""

The Rally also featured a State of the Company address by Merle L. Whitehead, President/CEO, Marketing exhibit and retail center, book signing with Lereah, networking and receptions. The connections and referrals made by our team members from across New York State and Florida is incredible, noted Whitehead. ""It is why RealtyUSA helped over 20,000 families buy or sell a home in 2004.""

RealtyUSA is the #1 real estate company in New York State, approaching 50 offices and over 1,700 agents. RealtyUSA has grown to #8 in the U.S. and is owned and operated by Whitehead.
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