Annual Convention & Trade Show

August 15 - 18, 2018

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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August 15, 2018

7:30am - 2:00pm: FAMP Golf Tournament - Disney Palm's Golf Course (Registration closed - Full)

8:00am - 5:00pm: (Asia 2) Day One of FAMP Boot Camp ( Cost: Members - $169 / Non-members - $299) Cost includes both days

Our two-day intensive training program agenda includes...


2:00pm - 6:00pm: Exhibitor Registration and Setup

5:00pm - 5:30pm: (Asia 3) Annual Meeting of the FAMP Membership

Voting members may pick up credentials starting at 4:00pm ET.

August 16, 2018

8:00am - 5:30pm: (Asia 2 and Asia 3) 8-Hour NMLS-Approved Continuing Education

8:00am - 5:00pm: (Asia 1) Day Two of FAMP Boot Camp (Cost: $169 - Member / $299 - Non-member) Cost includes both days


8:00am - 12:00pm: Exhibitor Registration and Setup

12:00pm - 1:30pm: (Southern V) Luncheon featuring the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (Cost: $65 for Members / $75 for Non-members)

2:00pm - 7:00pm: (Atlantic B/C) Trade Show  Floor Open

5:00pm - 6:00pm: (Atlantic B/C) "It's 5 o'clock Somewhere" Happy Hour with Class Appraisal

August 17, 2018

8:30am - 10:00am: (Southern V) Keynote Speaker Breakfast featuring John Ratzenberger (Cost: $65 for Members / $75 for Non-members)

During more than three decades of movie making and theatre, John Ratzenberger has enjoyed success as a screenwriter, director, producer and multi Emmy-nominated actor.  He is also an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist.

John is better known to a younger generation for his Pixar roles. He is the only actor to voice a character in every Pixar film including: the charming and witty Hamm the piggy bank in Toy Story 1 (1995), 2 (1999) and 3 (2010); P.T. Flea, the excitable circus ringmaster in Bug's Life (1998); the lovable snow monster Yeti in Monsters, Inc.(2002); the ever-changing school of Moonfish in Finding Nemo (2003); the philosophical character Underminer in Pixar’s Incredibles (2004); a Mac-truck in Cars (2006), Mustafa, the head waiter in Ratatouille (2007); as John, a human in WALL-E (2008), the construction worker in Up! (2009); Mac-truck again Cars 2 (2011); Gordon the guard in Brave (2012); Yeti again in Monsters University (2013),   Harland in Planes (2013), Fritz in Inside Out (2015); Earl in The Good Dinosaur (2015); Bill the Crab in Finding Dory (2016) and again as Mack the Truck in Cars 3 (2017). Pixar artists always find a way to include John's recognizable eyebrows and mustache. Pixar’s Chief Creator Officer John Lasseter calls John his “good luck charm."

10:00am - 5:00pm: (Atlantic B/C) Trade Show Floor Open

10:00am - 10:50am: (Asia 2) 5 ways to excel and sell in a saturated market presented by Calyx Software
“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” The promise or more accurately stated, the buzz words often used by companies to convince you to do business with them. But, in today’s commoditized market it can be difficult to sell value over price. So, how do you convince a prospect that all mortgage companies aren’t alike? The first step is to offer unique services they can only get from you. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity as we discuss 5 ways to excel and sell in a saturated market.

10:30am - 11:20am: (Asia 1)  The Tale Of Wholesale Lending presented by Freedom Mortgage Corp.

Join Allen Middleman, Senior Vice President of Freedom Mortgage Corp., as he discusses the issues and challenges facing the Mortgage Broker today.

10:30am - 11:20am: (Asia 3) Carrington's Flexible Advantage NON QM loans to Boost your Pipeline

Description: Get the real scoop on how Non QM loan products can make a real difference in increasing your pipeline by Carrington Mortgage Services, the experts when it comes to working the toughest loans.  We’ll explain some of the identifying factors for those who fit the Non QM mold, how to work with them and what type of loan options are available in the marketplace for them, even for those who are self-employed. You’ll also learn how to use these Non QM loans for borrowers who don’t fit into traditional loan scenarios. Presented by Amy Marsh, Business Development Manager for Carrington Mortgage Services Wholesale Lending.

11:00am - 11:50am: (Asia 2) The Coming Revolution In Business To Consumer Communications. How To Communicate & Execute Business Critical Functions With Your Clients Via Text.

Your business likely faces increasing challenges with reaching out to clients and getting them to comply
with your requirements such as signing documents, making payments or showing up for appointments.
Unfortunately, in today’s noisy world with so much information being thrown at people, they all end up
with ‘information overload’.

Emails are mostly ignored, phones not answered and voicemails not returned.  The one channel most people pay attention to and use to communicate with friends and family is text.

ClientConnect is a revolutionary new software that allows your company to cut through the noise and:

In this seminar, you will learn how your business can get a significant advantage over your competition using ClientConnect. We will demonstrate, in real time, how these features work and you will immediately see the benefits to your business. ClientConnect suite of services begins at just $25 per month and pound for pound is probably the biggest value in business productivity today!
Attendees will also be offered a 1 month free trial for the full suite of services. 

11:30am - 12:20pm: (Asia 1) A Federal Government Affairs Update presented by Roy DeLoach, NAMB Lobbyist sponsored by Quicken Loans

Don't miss this informative session presented by Roy DeLoach, NAMB's Lobbyist, who will provide those in attendance with a DC insider's view of what's happening in Washington, DC.  Learn more about important bills of interest and how changes in DC may affect the mortgage industry.

11:30am - 12:20pm: (Asia 3) Finance of America: Florida’s Lending Partner

Finance of America is Florida’s source for a variety of lending products and a preferred partner for mortgage professionals across the country. From mortgage products to purchase, refi and renovate and reverse mortgage products to help senior clients downsize, upsize or right-size to financing for rental property investors and builders, Finance of America is a one-stop financing shop for all your clients’ needs. Join Finance of America to learn more about our products and how we can help grow your business.

12:00pm - 12:50pm: (Asia 2) Breaking The Credit Barrier To Qualify More Loan Applicants sponsored by Crediteaze

Crediteaze has a unique, Loan Officer centric program, called Boomerang. 

When you refer a credit turn down to us under the Boomerang Program, we quickly analyze the credit report and if any of the following ‘blocking items’ are preventing your approval, we get to work to remove them from all three bureaus:

Late Payments
Medical Collections

We get to work on removing them with a goal of returning your previously turned down client within 120 days. 

Boomerang also automatically sends you updates via text as soon as monthly updates credit reports are received keeping you in the loop in real time!

12:30pm - 1:20pm: (Asia 3) Taking more market share in 2018 sponsored by United Wholesale Mortgage

In an industry where everyone offers the same products and good pricing is a dime a dozen, it is innovative technology and committed partnerships that shape your ability to grow business. Allen Beydoun, Executive Vice President of Sales at United Wholesale Mortgage, discusses UWM’s commitment to giving business back to the broker, as well as the features and technology it has in place to help you capture additional market share. Learn how the combination of game-changing technology and unrivaled client service access will get your borrowers to the closing table faster than other lenders – and how your business will pick up because of it.

1:00pm - 1:50pm: (Asia 2) Renovation Lending – Take advantage of this growth opportunity…

Renovation loans are easier than you think. A conforming loan with a construction rider. Home Point Renovation Lending provides you with an end-to end solution, choices to fit your borrowers needs and a simple post-closing process. Renovation refinances can be the ultimate cash-out alternative. Limited inventory and rising rents are both frustrating market conditions for first time home buyers, allowing borrowers to customize and personalize any house with one simple first mortgage is an incredible solution. If you’ve hesitated to recommend renovation loans in the past, it’s time to reconsider.

1:20pm - 2:00pm: (Asia 1) Reception with Congressman Bill Posey

This is a casual meet and greet opportunity to discuss important issues facing the Mortgage Broker Industry. (To Benefit The Friends of Bill Posey Committee—FL—District 8) Click here for more information...

1:30pm - 2:20pm: (Asia 3) Introduction to Farm, Ranch, and Rural Home Loans Sponsored by Ag-America

You have heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but have you heard of Farmer Mac?  Join Ag America for an introduction to Farm and Ranch loans that can give you a competitive edge.  Whether the property has income producing crops or livestock or simply a home in the county, Ag America has a program to fit. In addition to large acreage farm and ranch properties, Ag America offers a non-USDA rural home/hobby farm program to help you serve more borrower.

2:00pm - 2:50pm: (Asia 2) How to Succeed with Social Media presented by John G. Stevens, CRMS, NAMB President

Learn how to get the most from social media and succeed in business from John G. Stevens, NAMB President.  John shows those in attendance how to maximize the tools available on the worldwide web and grow your business by creating a social media strategy.

2:30pm - 3:20pm: (Asia 3) 
Are you missing out on loans because you shy away from condos? presented by Plaza Home Mortgage

Did you know you can get condos FHA-Approved in Florida at no cost to you or your borrower?  Let Mark Boleky of Plaza Home Mortgage show you the way to grow your business in the condo market with updates, tips, and training.  Learn about:

Mark will keep you laughing and learning in this fun and informative presentation – you don’t want to miss it!

3:00pm - 3:50pm (Asia 1) A Federal Government Affairs Update presented by Roy DeLoach, NAMB Lobbyist sponsored by PennyMac

Don't miss this informative session presented by Roy DeLoach, NAMB's Lobbyist, who will provide those in attendance with a DC insider's view of what's happening in Washington, DC.  Learn more about important bills of interest and how changes in DC may affect the mortgage industry.

3:00pm - 3:50pm: (Asia 2) Boost Your Business with Fix-and-Flip Loans and Private Lending sponsored by RCN Capital

With home flipping in the U.S. at a 10-year high, there has never been a better time to expand your product offerings. Private lending offers lucrative options for fix & flip deals and other real estate investing scenarios that don’t fit traditional guidelines. In this session, Erica LaCentra, Director of Marketing at RCN Capital, will teach you how to: 

• Identify profitable solutions for some of your most commonly overlooked leads
• Leverage fix & flip loans and other private lending products to make more money now
• Best present yourself and your borrower to a private lender 

Interested in tapping into a wealth of new business? Don’t miss this break-out session.

3:30pm - 4:30pm: (Asia 3) An Introduction to Reverse Mortgages for Originators: Prepare Your Business for the Future by Getting Into Reverse

Accessing home equity has become increasingly important in today’s world, where traditional sources of retirement income are not always sufficient, as people continue to live longer and spend more time in retirement. Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs)—commonly known as reverse mortgages—are quickly becoming a necessary building block for retirement funding. If you’re not yet offering reverse mortgages as part of your product mix, you’re missing out on an important and rapidly growing market: Customers age 62 and older. Every day, over 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65. Find out how today’s redesigned reverse mortgage products can help close more loans with this new generation of retirees—with attractive home purchase loans, mortgage refinancing, and HELOC alternative options designed specifically to meet their needs. You’ll learn more about reverse mortgage products, and how our turnkey origination platforms make it easy to enter the reverse mortgage business and increase revenue.

4:00pm - 4:50pm: (Asia 2) The Construction Financing Market for Small to Medium Sized Home Builders

Discussion by the CEO of the largest non-bank source of construction funds for small-medium sized homebuilders in the country about programs available (terms, underwriting, approval process/timing, etc), and their importance to your success.


4:45pm: (Atlantic B/C) Prize Giveaways on Trade Show Floor!

5:00pm - 7:00pm: (Atlantic B/C) Exhibitor Teardown

6:00pm - 10:00pm: (Southern IV-V) End of Event Parrothead Party featuring Curbstone, Florida's top Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band! (Cost is $99) 

Includes dinner, two drink tickets and a fun-filled night of dancing featuring Curbstone, the Jimmy Buffet Tribute and beach music band!

August 18, 2018

8:00am - 5:00pm: (Asia 4) 8-Hour NMLS-Approved Continuing Education


Take advantage of these discounted pre-arrival tickets for Walt Disney World attractions and save 10% on Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer).  Tickets include one (1) complimentary admission to an additional Disney Experience at any one (1) of the following (additional details are listed on the web site):