AFIRElogoThe 3rd annual AFIRE (Awesome Females in Real Estate) is being held from March 25th – 27th in historic Savannah, Georgia.

This is absoiutely my favorite conference of the year. It is the only conference I have ever attended that combines personal growth with incredible real estate networking opportunities.Conference attendees are primarily female executives from real estate brokerages, technology vendors, associations and MLSs.  It is a terrific collection of hard-working, intelligent, successful women who come together to share ideas about how to open the potential for more success in business and personal situations.

For those of you that feel like you need some support and nurturing during this tough time, AFIRE is for you.  It is a time to let your hair down with peers and help each other solve problems and challenges. It is also a time to learn new skills and gain broader perspectives about the industry that you can apply when you get back to the office.

If you can possibly find the time, energy and funding to attend I would highly recommend you make room in your schedule for it.  You will not regret it!

Here’s some of the particulars:

There are a superb lineup of speakers for this year’s meeting. The theme is “Navigating from Chaos to Opportunity.” Marilyn Naylor will give the opening keynote on “The Elephant in the Room–Fear.” She has lead fear and anger workshops for years and will have concrete suggestions on how to move past the obstacles that stop are stopping many of us right now.

John King, who has an incredible model for leadership and is the co-author of Tribal Leadership, will round out the speakers on the first day, followed by the opening reception and slumber party (women only.) Terri Murphy will provide the opening keynote on the second day. Terri has an inspiring story about reinventing her life after a major car accident that almost killed her.

In addition to the keynotes, we’ll have panels on technology trends, going green, protecting yourself (both on and offline) and some wonderful surprises as well.

On Thursday afternnoon, we’ll head out for a tour of three antebellum homes. After the tour, you’ll have time for shopping and then on to Paula Deen’s for dinner. We’ll wrap up on Friday between 12 and 1:00.

Due to the economy,  the early bird special at $695.00 rather than the $895 is being extended.  If you would like to register you can go to

If you have any questions about the conference, feel free to contact me or you can contact Bernice Ross, leader of the event at


Hope to see you there!

Marilyn Wilson