The latest convention was full of educating classes and informational training–but best of all was that this year the convention was held in beautiful Seattle, Washington and we had NO rain!! So happy to have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from our organization who are commensurate professionals in their field, to have seen great Seattle sites, and to learn more about the industry–came back to the office energized and ready share what I’ve learned with everyone in the office! I was able to squeeze out for a moment to see the spectacular views from the Space Needle and enjoy a fabulous dinner in Pike’s Place with a colleague based in Santa Rosa from our local NARPM Chapter! Also attended a fabulous networking cruise on the bay…that was fun! The condition of the sales and rental markets were at the front of everyone’s mind and we shared the economic forecast with speaker Jim Hebert. All in all, Hebert suggested the rental market picking up (especially for apartments and smaller homes) as well as the National forecast looking up in 2011. Good news!! Fun fact….NARPM members manage over $20 billion in residential rental properties nationwide (WOW)! –CristyPhoto of Christy Olivarez-Subeldia