Wednesday, Aug. 6

Morn​ing

Hotel arrivals and check-ins

2:00 p.m. — 2.15 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

Steve Brown, 2014 National Association of REALTORS® President
Dale A. Stinton, CEO, National Association of REALTORS®

2:15 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.

Session 1 – Industry Overview

Topic: A look at the industry from a fellow broker

Speaker: Jon Coile, President & CEO Champion Realty, Inc

3:00 p.m — 3:45 p.m.

Session 2 — A Congressional Perspective on Real Estate Issues

Topic: A congressional perspective on real estate issues

Speaker: Johnny Isakson, U.S. Senator

Break

4:00 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Introduction: Pamela Monroe, Business Specialties Liaison, NAR

Topics:

  • Risk Management
  • Marketing
  • Short Sales/Distressed Property/Auctions
  • Agent Retention & Recruitment 
  • Local & Sate Public Policy

4:55 p.m. — 5:40 p.m.

Session 3 – Legal Concerns

Topic: Focus on preserving the independent contractor status vs employee, risk management, data security, and issues related to auctions required for short sale properties

Speaker: Ralph W.  Holmen, J.D., Associate General Counsel of the National Association of REALTORS®

5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Day Wrap-up & Discussion of Results of Breakout Sessions

Steve Brown, 2014 National Association of REALTORS® President
Dale A. Stinton, CEO, National Association of REALTORS®

6:00 p.m. — 6:45 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Enjoy a cocktail and network with your colleagues

(Sponsored by Georgia REALTORS® and South Carolina REALTORS®)

6:45 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

Dinner With Celebrity Speaker

Opening Remarks: Steve Berkowitz, President & CEO MOVE, Inc.

Topic: Leadership qualities needed to succeed in business

Speaker: David Eisenhower, Historian and grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower

(Sponsored by realtor.com®)

Thursday, Aug. 7

7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

(Sponsored by NAR and REALTOR® University)

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.

Session 4 – Branding Presentation

Topic: Move fast, think big: Building a brand leader

Speaker: Susan Packard, Co-Founder of HGTV

Closing Remarks: Adrian Arriaga, Global Real Estate Liaison, NAR

Break

9:15 a.m — 10:15 a.m.

Session 5 – RISMedia's Power Broker Roundtable

Introduction: Darryl MacPherson, Executive Vice President RISMedia

How to stay relevant

Topics include:

  • Communicating with consumers with the correct message in the correct medium
  • Smart growth strategies for brokers
  • Making the right hiring choices and providing the right training to make them successful
  • How to make the right technology decisions

Speakers:

Terry Hankner, President of Comey & Shepherd (Cincinnati, OH)
Kevin Levent, President of Better Homes & Gardens Metro Brokers (Ga.)
Jack O’Connor, Broker-owner and founder of The Denver 100 (Colo.)
Jenny Pruitt, CEO and founder of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s (Ga.)

Moderator: Steve Brown, 2014 NAR President

Break

10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Session 6 – Research, Stats, and Policy… Oh My

Topic: Economic trends, GSE, and FHA reform.

Speakers:

Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist
Helen Devlin, Senior Legislative Representative

11:35 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Steve Brown, 2014 National Association of REALTORS® President
Dale A. Stinton, CEO, National Association of REALTORS®

12:00 p.m. 

Departure


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