Millennials, people from their late 30s to early 20s, are expected to make 45 percent of home purchases in the U.S. this year. That influx is changing the way people buy and sell homes, and creating new challenges for real estate agents. iBuying, anyone?

This event takes place before the library officially opens, so please enter on Elm Street.

Doors open at 7:15 a.m. Program starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 9:00 a.m.

Thank you to Coffee By Design, who will serve a complimentary selection of roasts and teas to attendees.

On the panel

Host: Press Herald Business Editor Carol Coultas has been practicing journalism in Maine since the mid-‘80s and focusing on business journalism since 2003. She’s been the business editor at the Press Herald, overseeing an award-winning staff, since 2014.

Dava Davin, Broker and Principal, Portside Real Estate Group

Dava Davin founded Portside Real Estate Group in 2012. Portside has four locations and annual sales of $310,000,000. Portside donates over $40,000 a year to Maine non-profits through hosted fundraiser events. Davin leads a sales team which sold about 100 properties in 2018, ranking them in the top five of all residential agents and teams in the state of Maine. She currently serves on the board of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland and is an active member of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors, MEREDA and is a past board member of the Maine Association of Realtors and Falmouth/Cumberland Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Ianno, Senior Executive VP of Retail Production, Residential Mortgage Services

Mike has over 30 years of experience in mortgage banking. He joined Residential Mortgage Services in 2002 when the company had one office and ten employees. First as a producing Sales Manager and now as Senior Executive VP of Retail Production, Mike leads the Retail Sales efforts for RMS. He has been instrumental in the company’s impressive growth with over 90 branches from Maine to South Carolina.

Michael Sosnowski, Owner + Broker, Maine Home Connection

Michael, and his wife Laura, have lived in Maine since 2000.  They have operated Maine Home Connection for the last five years, and were previously with RE/MAX and Keller Williams. After working for several large manufacturing companies, Michael became a sales and marketing Vice President with Sappi Fine Paper Company, which led him to relocate to Portland. Sales and marketing have always been important aspects of his career. Michael has a undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Once in real estate, Laura and Michael always aspired to own their own brokerage, focusing on advanced forms of marketing, video production and technology – all aimed at delivering a unique client experience.  Not being part of any national franchise allow the Maine Home Connection to be flexible to market conditions and quick at adopting new technologies.

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