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Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile: Bernice Ross

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Bernice Ross -- author, real estate coach and CEO of RealEstateCoach.com -- was inspired to enter real estate after meeting a "Million Dollar Club" Realtor who was in her bare feet. She hasn't looked back since that day in 1978 and has spent many years building her coaching business and writing books and columns. Ross's latest adventure includes developing a real estate game that aims to assess negotiation skills. Ross will speak at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, July 23-25, 2008. She answered a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2008? The market hit its peak in 2005. Historically, real estate cycles tend to be approximately 10 years. If this market follows the patterns from the past, we should see a flattening over the next 12 to 24 months and then a return to price appreciation. The huge number of Gen Ys and foreign investors will drive the next major wave of home purchases. What advice do you have...