Marki Lemons Speaker Package


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Marki Lemons the Queen of Foreclosure Speakers Package. Marki Lemons:
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Marki Lemons Speaker Package

  1. 1. EXPERT SOURCE SHEET MARKI LEMONS Marki Lemons Unlimited PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE Foreclosures • Short Sales • Real Estate Finance • Reverse Mortgages • Broker Licensing • Women & Minorities in Real Estate • Marketing • Management INDUSTRY ISSUES • The state of the foreclosure market in Chicago, IL and in the U.S.  • High‐end foreclosures and their relevance in the housing industry  • How an increase in foreclosures impacts the overall real estate market   • How foreclosures affect property owners  • Factors that lead to a short sale  • Best practices for marketing foreclosed properties  • Advice for consumers regarding the pros and cons of foreclosure   • What owners should consider when choosing to refinance, sell or foreclose  • Mortgage theory and ownership  DESIGNATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS • ABR Accredited Buyers Representative • ABRM Accredited Buyers Representative Manager • ADPR Accredited Distressed Property Representative • CNE Certified Negotiation Expert • CDEI Certified Distance Education Instructor • CRS Certified Residential Specialist • CRB Certified Residential Broker • CRMS Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist • QSC Quality Service Certified • SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist • MBA Masters in Business Administration • BIOGRAPHY With nearly a decade of experience working in real estate, Marki Lemons has established herself as a leading expert in the residential real estate industry. In a market experiencing near record numbers of short sales and foreclosures, Marki has used her dynamic,
  2. 2. professional attitude and vast experience to become known as Chicago’s “Queen of Foreclosures.” By consistently offering sound industry analysis and professional guidance, Marki’s expertise is regularly featured in The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Agent Magazine, Chicago Realtor Magazine, and has also been included on CBS News Chicago and HGTV. Not only is Marki an exceptional agent, but she is also a dedicated educator. Marki began her career in education in 1993 and currently works as a speaker, trainer and instructor, teaching real estate pre-licensing courses, real estate finance, reverse mortgages, broker licensing, special interest classes/seminars and continuing education courses in marketing and management for both Chicago City Colleges and The University of Phoenix. In addition, Marki is certified to teach courses for REBAC, ABR and The Women’s Council of Realtors. Beyond her work in education and with Rubloff, Marki serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Association of Realtors®, is a trustee for the Chicago Association of Realtors® Education Foundation, Vice-Chairperson of the Education Work Group, Board of Directors member for the Dearborn Real Estate Board and member of the Education Work Group for the Illinois Association of Realtors®. In 2004, Marki received The Bronze Residential Sales Award for selling over 60 units while obtaining her ABR and ABRM designations. Marki resides in Bronzeville with her husband Stephen and their two sons Skyler and Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Chicago State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Xavier University. Marki D. Lemons Client List 1. Chicago Association of REALTORS® 2. Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® 3. North Barrington Association of REALTORS® 4. REALTORS® Association of Northwest Chicago 5. Indiana Association of REALTORS® 6. Cedar Rapids Association of REALTORS® 7. Chicago City Colleges 8. American Invsco 9. Keller Williams Realty 10. Rubloff Residential Properties
  3. 3. A/V Requirement LCD Projector Projection Screen (in front of room) Power Strip with Surge Protection Extension Cord Small Table (Minimum 4 Feet) AV Cart Speaking Fee Range $2,500-$3,750
  4. 4. Marki D. Lemons ABR, ABRM, ADPR, CDEI, CNE, CRB, CRS, green, QSC, SRES, & MBA  980 North Michigan Ave. #900, Chicago, IL 60611 Telephone: 888-205-4615; E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________________ TEACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®/ REALTORS® REAL ESTATE SCHOOL, IAR, MORE, RANWC, & Marki Lemons Unlimited-Chicago, IL National Real Estate Trainer, Certified Distance Education Instructor (March 2006-Present) Committed, passionate, resourceful instructor who gets results. Can easily adopt teaching methods to any educational setting or situation: has the ability to connect with diverse audiences comprised of multicultural, multilevel learners. • Actively teaches: Short Sale, Foreclosure, Business, Management, Marketing, Reverse Mortgages, Real Estate Finance, Electronic Real Estate Transactions, Diversity and the Real Estate Professional, Pre-Licensing Courses, and All Broker Courses. • Instrumental in the long term strategic plans of the Realtors Real Estate School through active and hands on participation with the Strategic Planning Committee. Developed new working mission, enhanced existing education and training programs, and developed Career Night Program. • Planned and implemented CAREF donation to fund free CE classes for 14,000 REALTORS®. • Wrote, developed, and designed short sale course and designation (CDPR) Certified Distress Property Representative. CDPR® is currently approved for continuing education in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. • Consistently receive high student evaluation marks (4.5+ on 5.0 scale). Chicago City Colleges-Harold Washington College-Chicago, IL Continuing Education Instructor, Adjunct Instructor of Business and Entrepreneurship (September 2006-Present) Teach Short Sale: The Result of Foreclosure, Real Estate Finance, Illinois 45 Hour Pre-License Course, Applied Principle 2000, Broker Management, and Foreclosure Courses. • Design Course Description, learning objective, course syllabus, and exam for classes administered through the CE department. • Presented foreclosure options to 500 attendees at Money Smart Week. KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY- Chicago, IL Certified Residential Broker, Regional Certified Instructor (October 2006-March 2008) Oversaw development and implementation of pre licensing, broker, continuing education, and special interest classes for 163 real estate agents. Mentor and coach a core of 15 agents on time blocking, business planning, buyer representation, listing strategies, and marketing. • Office top agent recruiter 2006-2007. • Create new monthly special interest classes and seminars, i.e. Tax Liens, Buying HUD Properties, and Improving your Credit Score in 45 Days • Member of the Associate Leadership Council. The Associate Leadership Council is responsible for driving production, protecting profits and protecting the culture of the office. Resume of Marki D. Lemons  Page 1 
  5. 5. Resume of Marki D. Lemons 2 • Developed and taught monthly foreclosure seminar to help the office address the surge in foreclosures. NORTHWESTERN BUSINESS COLLEGE- Hickory Hills, IL Hospitality/Marketing Instructor (1996-1997) Implemented positive classroom management strategies. Evaluated and graded student’s progress, assignments, reports, and examinations. Responsible for curriculum development. Advised students regarding course content. • Taught over 250 students attending Hospitality Management and Introduction to Marketing courses. • Designed and developed source material and reference guides. • Organized career week and recruited community leaders as guest speakers. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Rubloff-Chicago, IL Certified Residential Broker (March 2008-Present) National Authority on the subject of short sales and foreclosures. Real estate social networking expert who actively participates in blogging, vlogging, podcast, conducting online seminars, and social networking sites. • Quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Pioneer Press, and WBIG. • Interviewed on ABC-Chicago, and CBS-Chicago. HOMES2SELL, INC-Chicago, IL Founder, Certified Residential Broker (April 2002-October 2006) Initiated plan to develop a Discount Real Estate Brokerage Corporation that would focus on capturing 10% of its immediate market share. Initiated marketing campaign that consisted of launching a web site, benches, billboards, print media and collateral materials. • 2006 Elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is the third largest Real Estate Board in the United States. • 2004 received Bronze Level award from Chicago Association of REALTORS® for closing over 50 units. • Developed monthly sales plan: set goals; identified account maintenance needed, targeted special problems requiring attention, set up schedule of appointments. • Train agents and brokers, emphasizing buyer representation, strategic business planning, and marketing. FIRST PRIORITY MORTGAGE COMPANY-Chicago, IL Sales Manager, Licensed Illinois Loan Originator (July 1999-July 2006) Direct 12 loan officers in developing territory from ground up and expanding sales from zero to $20 million. Conceived and developed direct mail campaign that targeted 2000 upscale renters with the ability to purchase up to $400 million in real estate. • Make presentation at Home Buyers Seminar, business meetings; host bowling tournament/dinners for clients. • Commended by management and customers for ability to build trust and confidence, resulting in repeat business and increased sales. • Created school teachers purchase program that targeted 800 schools and 32,000 educators through flyers and poster distribution.
  6. 6. Resume of Marki D. Lemons 3 LEM’S BAR-B-QUE RESTAURANT- Chicago, IL Vice President / Marketing Manager (1991-1999) Directed operation in selling $2 million annually in Bar-B-Que products. Responsible for all aspects of business development, marketing, quality assurance, new product development, and staff development. Independently produced business plan and advertising samples. • Created lunch menu and added three new products, which increased revenue by $175,000 in 1998. • Designed multi-media advertising via radio, newspaper, billboard, and sponsorship, which increased sales by 31%. • Negotiated multi-year sales and service contracts through the Chicago Park District and the Office of Special Events. Produced average daily sales of $15,000 at the Chicago Blues, Gospel, and Jazz Fest. • Wrote and issued press releases for National Bar-B-Que Month which led to feature articles in N’DIGO, Travel & Leisure, Chicago Sun-Times, and The Citizen. • Developed ad copy for institutional, commercial, and retail packaging of sauce and seasoning products. Presentations Certified Specialist of Short Sales, presented to 210 REALTORS® at the Indiana Association of REALTORS® Winter Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana, 2009. Mastering Social Networking in 30 Minutes per Day, presented to 40 Rubloff REALTORS®, Chicago, IL 2009. What My Son Told Me to Do, presented to 250 Toastmasters Members at the Fall District Conference, Aurora, Illinois, 2008. The Spirit of an Entrepreneur, presented to 100 Chicago Public Schools Culinary Students, Chicago, Illinois, 2008. The Business of Short Sales and Foreclosures, presented to 100 REALTORS® at the Cedar Rapids Annual Meeting, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2008. Today’s Real Estate Market, presented to 50 Investors at the Annual Invest with Passion Brunch, Chicago, IL 2007. Your Code of Professionalism, presented to 100 REALTORS® at the International Forum, Chicago, IL, 2007. Plan Your Business, presented to 30 Keller Williams Agents, Chicago, IL, 2006. Professional Publications Lemons, M. (2008). Time isn’t of the Essence in the World of Foreclosures and Short Sales. Chicago REALTORS® Magazine. Lemons, M. (2008). Who or What Can We Blame? Chicago REALTORS® Magazine. Lemons, M. (2008). Locating Comparable Properties for Appraisals Becomes Hard Due to Increasing Multifamily Foreclosures. Multi-Housing News.
  7. 7. Resume of Marki D. Lemons 4 EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, DESIGNATIONS, & LICENSES Master of Business Administration, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL-1996 Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL-1993 Women’s Self-Employment Project, Entrepreneurial Training Program-1999 Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker-2002 Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist (CRMS)-2002 Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)-2004 Accredited Buyer’s Representative Manager (ABRM)-2004 Illinois Licensed Loan Originator-2005 Illinois Licensed Real Estate Instructor-2006 Certified Residential Broker (CRB)-2006 Illinois Licensed Continuing Education Instructor-2006 Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)-2006 Certified Illinois Broker Management Instructor-2007 Indiana Licensed Real Estate Broker-2007 Indiana Approved Continuing Education Instructor-2007 Keller Williams Realty Certified Regional Instructor-2007 Quality Service Certified (QSC)-2008 Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)-2008 Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI)-2008 Certified Distress Property Representative (CDPR)-2008 GREEN-2009 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Chicago Association of REALTORS®- Treasurer CAREF, Board of Directors 2006-2008, Chairperson Education Work Group, and Co-Chairperson Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Working Group Illinois Association of REALTORS®- Chairperson-Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Working Group, Education Working Group Dearborn Real Estate Board-Board of Directors National Association of REALTORS®-Member Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators-Member The Real Estate Educators Association-Member MJM Speakers Circle-VP Public Relations, Competent Communicator, Humorous Speech Winner: Club, Area, Division, and District.