Real Estate Pros Band Together

TAMPA -

Many real estate professionals who sowed fertile ground in the recent boom years are now reaping the fallout of the downturn in the housing industry.

So some of them are banding together with a mission of self-help. They met this week at the Greater Tampa Bay Realtors Association office, to get tips on how to survive the economic downturn. Their goal is to get 300 people back to work.

The next meeting of 'Real Estate Lives' is 10 a.m. Feb. 2, at the Greater Tampa Area Association of Realtors auditorium on Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.

For more information, click on the Real Estate Lives web site here.



Here's some local job seeker support groups:

Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Professional Networking Group 9215 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 103, Tampa, Fl. 33612 Mondays, 9-11 AM

In Between Jobs (ministry of Keystone Community Church) 16307 North Florida Ave, Tampa, Fl. 33612 Tuesdays, 9-11:30 AM

SPC Tweeners, St. Paul's Catholic Church (Family Center Building) 12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Fl. 33618 Thursdays, 8:30 am - 11:00 AM

Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2012 Bell Shoals Drive, Brandon, Fl. 33511 Wednesdays, 8:00 - 10:00 AM (Fellowship Hall) & 6:45 - 8:45 PM (Chapel)

Grace Family Church 5101 Van Dyke Rd. Lutz, Fl. 33558 Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. (Education Bldg. Rm. 1)

Transitioning Professionals 2948 Rocky Point Drive West, Suite 100, Tampa, Fl. 33607 Thursdays, 8:45 - 11:15 AM

Realestatelives.org (real estate & related professionals: construction, landscaping, mortgage lending, financial, etc.) Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, Inc. 2918 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33609 Meet every two weeks, next meeting February 2, 2009 at 10 a.m.

ProNetPolk, Highland Park Church of the Nazarene, Family Ministries Bldg, 4730 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, Fl. Meets 3rd Monday of each Month, 6:00 - 8:30 PM (light dinner provided) Please email Steve Egedio (
segidio1956@verizon.net) prior to the meeting to let him know you're coming so he can plan food accordingly.

WorkNet Pinellas- www.worknetpinellas.org Pinellas Professional Network Location changes;' check website Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon

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