In mid November Realtors from all over the world gathered at the National Association of Realtors Conference and Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., where their focus was on shaping the future of the industry.

Dorothy B. "Dot" Rhone, broker/owner of Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty Inc. of Bloomsburg and District 5 Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors was excited to be one of more than 20,000 industry executives, Realtors, exhibitors and guess in attendance.

Available during the conference were hundreds of information sessions and professional development workshops to gain education and insights into residential and commercial real estate markets, home buying and selling trends, economic forecasts and public policy and regulatory concerns.

More than 100 outstanding educational sessions and leadership development opportunities were provided by some of the most recognized and respected speakers in the country on many real estate issues where Rhone gained additional insights to help represent her clients. She was also involved in educational sessions and meetings provided by the Council of Residential Specialists at the conference.

Rhone had the opportunity to explore the newest technology and innovations available in the industry from more than 400 exhibitors during the trade expo and an unlimited amount of camaraderie and network building experiences. In addition, programs included an exceptional keynote address with Col. Colin L. Powell, a Train Concert where attendees enjoyed an evening of music and the Realtors Night Out in Universal Studios.

An added highlight for Rhone was being an invited guest for the second time at a private party with HGTV stars The Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott.

Rhone has been a Realtor since 1985 and has earned ten professional designations and certifications, including ABR )Accredited Buyer Representative), GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CRB (Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist), e-PRO (Internet Professional), MRP (Military Relocation Professional), SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource), PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) and OA (At Home with Diversity).

Rhone is a Bloomsburg native and the daughter of Alice and Charles Beitz and the late Charles Bauman. She resided in Millertown with her husband, Rick.


 

Dorothy B. "DOT" Rhone, broker/owner of Century 21 Covered Bridges Inc. of Bloomsburg, had an opportunity to see what she would look like on the cover of a real estate magazine while attending the National Association of Realtors Conference and Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.