SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Hundreds of personal investors, real estate and finance professionals, business owners, venture capitalists, technology investors, community leaders, plus residential and commercial realty enthusiasts will unite at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose (2050 Gateway Place) for the Silicon Valley Real Estate Finance & Tech Expo 2015, the largest real estate exposition in Northern California.

The event is attracting top national speakers and educators in diverse subjects and topics. Some of the industry-renowned professionals who will be appearing include: Dave Lindahl, Patrick James, Mark Thomas, Mike D’Arrigo, Sensei Gilliland, Tom Wilson, Mark Hanf, Lori Greymont, Garrett Sutton, Jason Kennedy, Manolis Sfinarolakis, as well as many other successful real estate leaders.

Guests will have the choice of attending multiple educational sessions and networking with dozens of companies, from both the local area as well as out of state. Some interesting topics to be discussed include:

  • Cash Flow Buy & Holds
  • Fix ‘n’ Flips SFRs and Multifamilies
  • Wholesaling Properties
  • Land Banking and Crowd Funding
  • Private Lending Options Here
  • Credit Repair to Maximize Your Score
  • Insurance Options for Your Property, Health & Life
  • Last-Minute Taxation Planning
  • IRA information, and so much more
  • PLUS, Visit with Local Real Estate Clubs

A large hotel section has been reserved for this all-day expo (please request the San Simeon ballroom). The Silicon Valley Real Estate & Tech Expo is complimentary to the public. Normally events of this caliber, with such big-name industry leaders, charge attendees hundreds of dollars to enter. Instead, Realty411 Magazine, the event producer and host, has decided to extend complimentary admission so that guests can instead donate to charity.

In lieu of an admission charge, Realty411 is requesting that donations be made to their expo charity of choice: NARF, Nike Animal Rescue Foundation. They will be present at the expo to accept donations of food, toys, treats, bedding or to answer questions about monetary donations.

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“I consider myself very fortunate to be able to host expos and to have the ability to publish magazines that can enlighten thousands of people around the world about the power of real estate,” says Linda Pliagas, publisher and founder. “We make a big impact even though we have a small staff and annual budget. I’m really thankful to be here, so I want to try and give back by combining our events with local charities.”

For the Silicon Valley Real Estate Finance & Tech Expo 2015 the chosen event charity is NARF, Nike Animal Rescue Foundation ( Realty411’s goal is to raise awareness and direct donations for the non-profit organization. Some of the items being requested by NARF include: dog and cat food (wet/dry), pet toys, grooming supplies, cat and dog beds, and treats.

The Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1985 in San Jose, California. NARF is dedicated to protecting dogs and cats. They strive to eliminate animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and public education. Volunteers rescue and shelter cats and dogs in need. They provide medical care and locate quality, permanent homes for these animals. NARF is a NO KILL shelter.

The Silicon Valley Real Estate Finance & Tech Expo will also uncover the latest trends in technology for real estate investors and real estate professionals alike. Some of the topics covered, include:

* Learn How to Evaluate Property with the Latest Software.

* Discover streamlined transaction management for real estate agents.

* Enjoy viewing REI Wealth Monthly, our fully-interactive digital developed for Apple enthusiasts by an investor from San Diego, California.

* Learn Tips and Strategies on TOP Real Estate Niches

* Guests Receive Realty411’s latest Magazines with Valuable Tips!!!


Pliagas, who has held a real estate license for 13 years, also has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach. She and her husband, Nik, have been landlords for over twenty years in California and have owned rentals in five other states.

In addition to their interests in media and real estate, they are proprietors of the oldest watch and clock restoration and sales shop in Santa Barbara County, located in the world-famous Danish town of Solvang, which is the fourth most popular tourist attraction in the state. Their clients include international clock collectors, antique stores, jewelry shops, celebrities, business owners and politicians. Their shop specializes in repairing the most complicated antique and rare clocks in existence, as well as in high-end watchmaking.

“In my opinion, real estate truly offers the best way for ordinary Americans to build long-term wealth for generations to come,” Pliagas says. “Our goal with the Silicon Valley Real Estate Finance & Tech Expo is to foster an environment of collaboration and networking. We focus on bringing in the best industry leaders possible and we are committed to helping the communities we serve by helping out local charities as well.”

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Creative Success Alliance, US Tax Relief, Patch of Land, Bakersfield Investment Club, Sutton Law Group, Wilson Investment Properties, Black Belt Investors, Pinnacle Investment Properties, Reesio, Pacific Private Money, Zinc Financial, NARF, San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Investors Association, JC Bayview Investments LLC, Growth Equity Group, Summit Assets Group, SJ REI, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Lady Landlords of America, The Funding Warehouse, Diversified Investment Clubs, Total Solutions Alliance, and Equity Trust Company

* Expo Totes Courtesy of Realty Mogul *