Talking Points: The REALTORS® Conference & Expo will be held in Sunny Southern California November 11-14. Anaheim, California is just south of Los Angeles, and home to Disneyland® This year’s theme is SEIZE THE DAY. Indeed, this year’s Conference & Expo will help REALTORS ® make the most of the current market and gain a competitive edge over the competition.
Talking Points:All real estate is local,so why attend a national conference? Here’s why: The best education sessions from top national speakers on issues that matter to all real estate professionals Plus the largest expo in the industry with more than 400 exhibitors A chance to meet and network with 18,000 colleagues from all over the world Take time for yourself – motivating events, inspirational speakers, and exciting entertainment
Talking Points:This year we’ll tackle a number of hot topics, including these sessions everyone’s sure to benefit from: The importance of well-developed face-to-face relationships in all aspects of the transaction Which tech tools/issues are better for you to focus on so you can effectively conduct business transactions and communicate with all parties in a transaction Ideas for utilizing conference opportunities to make connections for future referral business And, we’ll also have sessions that will appeal to each attendee segment, including:Residential brokers and managers: Learn what’s working in recruiting, motivating, retaining and educating today’s agents; how to manage a highly productive multi-generational firm/office; and compliance with the ever-changing federal, state, local laws and rulesResidential agents: Learn about mortgage liquidity, power marketing, closing the deal in today’s market, consumer credit issues, effective use of specific tech tools, and success strategies of active agents in different market segmentsCommercial: Learn about the general health of the sector and niche segments that are attracting interest, such as co-working spaces, sustainability features of properties, and financing/investing opportunitiesMarket segments: Content is being developed for attendees who specialize in property management, appraisal, auction, land, and other real estate areas of specialization. Visit www.REALTOR.org/Conference to search for sessions by date, topic, and audience, and start planning your schedule today.
Talking Points: At the all-member General Session, you’ll hear NAR’s President Ron Phipps give his industry address. Then our keynote speaker, Michael Eisner, will give his insights on what it takes to run a growing and innovative company from his experience – taking ABC prime time from third place to first; Paramount Pictures from last to number one in box office and profitability; and then taking over Disney to make it the multi-media powerhouse it is today.
Talking Points:Included in the conference registration is the Entrepreneurial Excellence Sessions, showcasing top entrepreneurs as they share their life lessons and unique perspectives on dedication, opportunity,and perseverance. William Taylor, co-founder of FAST Company magazine, author of best-selling books on business strategy, and lecturer on entrepreneurial excellence, discusses his expertise on the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. Jack Canfield, Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul ®series and The Success Principles®, has helped individuals maximize their personal potential and achieve their dream goals. Canfield will help you develop a clear plan of action to create the results you desire.
Talking Points: Full conference attendees will be able to attend education sessions on site and then download nearly 100 more programs at home for continued learning throughout the year. It’s a $380 value, which means you’ll get double the value for a full conference registration, and it’s a great way to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Just make sure to register for a full conference pass, which costs $350 if purchased before August 15, $380 afterAugust 15.
Talking Points:Shop the largest trade show floor in real estate for ideas to jazz up your business, improve your productivity, and help you make more money. 2010attendees ranked the expo as the most valuable part of the conference. The expo provides a great way to stay on top of innovations that will help you make more money and provide excellent client services. See the full lineup of exhibitors at www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Talking Points: 18,000 real estate professionals are expected to attend the Conference & Expo from all over the world Connect and network to expand your referral potential with a diverse group of top-performing real estate professionals And because you are meeting with successful brokers and agents from all over the country and the world versus competitors in your local market, you’ll be amazed at what you learn by sharing ideas and secrets to success with other attendees.
Talking Points:The conference offers many evening activities for connecting with colleagues and having some fun! This year’s Celebrity Concert stars the legendary Diana Ross – a very special night with a music icon. Back by popular demand, vote for your favorite REALTOR® contestant in the REALTORS® Got Talent competition, taking place just before Diana Ross. To audition for the show, visit www.REALTOR.org/Conference and submit your audition video by August 31.
Talking Points:You won’t want to miss the “Black Tie & Boots” Inaugural Celebration where Moe Veissi and the 2012 Leadership Team will be installed. The night will be a celebration of the Great West…so get out your cowboy boots, hats and best jeans for a night of dancing and fun!Mix and mingle with young real estate pros from across the country at the sixthannual Young Professionals Networking event on Friday.And on Saturday, join colleagues from around the world for the International Night Out. The CIPS Awards Ceremony will be followed by a reception, dinner, and dancing to live music to cap off this lively black-tie evening.
Talking Points:New this year are morning activities for your health and fitness including –Thursday’s REALTORS® 5K Run/Walk, and on Friday and Saturday, exercise by dancing at our very own Zumba® Party.
Talking Points:You will also have the opportunity to give back to the community in Anaheim and help deserving families in Orange County achieve the American Dream of home ownership by volunteering for this day of building and camaraderie. Sign up starts August 1.
Talking Points:We’ve got reasonable hotel options, starting at just $89 per/night. Bring your family! There are tons of attractions in Anaheim – and if you register them for a full conference guest pass, they will receive four Fun Bucks that can be used toward the purchase of tours around the area.The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk restaurants are now serving some of the finest food in the Anaheim Resort district. Restaurants that are now open include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., McCormick & Schmick's Grille, and more.
Many more speakers, events and activities will be announced throughout the year. Visit www.REALTOR.org/Conference to:RegisterMake hotel reservationsLearn more about program and activitiesConference Web site: www.REALTOR.org/ConferenceJoin the networking with your peers on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages!
Why Attend? Education Networking Motivation Fun www.REALTOR.org/Conference
The importance of face-to-face Residential brokers and managers relationships Residential agents Commercial Tech tools that will help you Market segments conduct business more effectively Using conferences to make connections for future referral business www.REALTOR.org/Conference
General Session Michael EisnerFormer Chairman & CEO of The Walt Disney Company Ron Phipps2011 NAR President Sponsored by www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Entrepreneurial Excellence Sessions William TaylorCo-founder of FAST Companymagazine and author of Practically Radical Jack Canfield Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles® www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Double Your Value in 2011 Thanks to sponsor Bank of America, full conference registrants can download a complete set of education session audio recordings for FREE after the conference! www.REALTOR.org/Conference
400 Exhibitors Industry-leading products and services Expo Pavilions www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Networking Opportunities 18,000 attendees, including: Brokers Property Managers International Agents Resort and Second HomeProperty Specialists IT Professionals Commercial Practitioners Buyer’s Agents Sales Office Managers Sales Agents www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Entertainment Celebrity Concert featuring the legendary Diana Ross REALTORS® Got Talent www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Special Events Young Professionals Networking Event International Night Out Inaugural Celebration Moe Veissi, 2012 NAR President www.REALTOR.org/Conference
REALTORS® 5K Run & Zumba®! Zumba® REALTORS® 5K Run www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Build Day Wednesday, November 9 www.REALTOR.org/Conference
Reasons You’ll Love Anaheim, CA Affordable – hotels start at just $89 per/night Fun – Disneyland® Park, Disney California Adventure,™ Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios Hollywood Delicious dining – including restaurants at The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk www.REALTOR.org/Conference
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