2019 REALTOR® Broker Summit Program

Austin, TX, April 2-3, 2019

Day 1 — Tuesday, April 2

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration & Check-In
Pick up event materials and visit resource tables.

11:30 am —1:00 pm
Buffet Lunch

1:00 pm — 5:30 pm
Business Sessions

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Opening Keynote Presentation: Create Winning Habits, Winning Routines and a Winning Mindset

  • Jesse Itzler, Former rapper, co-founder of Marquis Jet and Zico coconut water, NY Times Bestselling Author of “Living with a SEAL,” and an owner of the Atlanta Hawks

2:00 pm — 2:35 pm
Leverage Your Association to Reduce Your Liability


  • Katie Johnson, General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer, NAR
  • Lori Levy, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs, Texas Association of REALTORS®

2:35 pm — 3:10 pm
Strategic Planning for Growing a Brokerage


  • Jim Imhoff, Chairman, First Weber


  • Imran Poladi, Vice President, NextHome, Inc.
  • Jonathan Kauffmann, Strategy Director, Nest Realty
  • Garry Creath, Founder, Paperless Agent

3:10 pm – 3:25 pm

3:25 pm – 4:15 pm
Fighting Wire Fraud & Cyber Crime

  • Presenter: Special Agent Duncan Edwards

4:15 pm – 4:50 pm
Trends in Real Estate Brokerages


  • Suzanne Zinn Mueller, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Move, Inc. (operator of realtor.com®)


  • Jack Miller, President and CTO, T3 Sixty
  • Craig Cheatham, President/CEO, The Realty Alliance
  • Marci Sepulveda, Managing Partner, Agent Publishing

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm
Ask the Experts

  • Q&A from the Audience

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Networking Reception

  • Enjoy live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and networking on the 2nd Floor of the ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

Day 2 — Wednesday, April 3

7:30 am — 8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet

12:05 pm — 1:05 pm

8:00 am — 2:30 pm
Business Sessions

2019 Broker Summit Speaker Jennifer Golbeck

8:30 am — 8:55 am
Day 2 Keynote Presentation: Datashock: Artificial Intelligence, Connectedness, and Readying for the Big Data Future

  • Jennifer Golbeck, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab, and a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park

8:55 am — 9:25 am
Three Biggest Political Victories and Three Biggest Threats to the Real Estate Market


  • Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Mark Lehman, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Texas REALTORS®

9:25 am – 9:45 am
Culture and Connecting the Dots: Make Your Brand Have a Lasting Impact

  • Presenter: Rebecca Thomson, Principal, Thomson Real Estate Group

9:45 am — 10:05 am
Housing Market Outlook

  • Presenter: Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Research, National Association of REALTORS®

10:05 am — 10:20 am

10:20 am – 10:55 am
Leadership Live 2019

  • 2019 Leadership Team

10:55 am – 11:25 am
10 Strategies for Increasing Your Brokerage's Professionalism


  • Hagan Stone, PARKS Realty, Chair Commitment to Excellence Committee


  • Pete Kopf, Principal Broker/Owner, Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors
  • Jo Jenkins, Broker, RE/MAX Concepts
  • Kim Dawson, Broker, Coldwell Banker Advantage

11:25 am – 11:45 am
Future of Real Estate Trends

  • Presenter: Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of REALTORS®

11:45 am – 12:05 pm
Hire the Right Agents

  • Presenter: Jess Biller, President, Paramount Consulting

12:05 pm – 1:05 pm

1:05 pm - 1:40 pm
Choosing the Systems That Matter: What Technology Do You and Your Agents Need?


  • Jeff Turner, Entrepreneur in Residence, Second Century Ventures


  • Barbara Betts, Broker/Owner, The Betts Realty Group
  • Erica Ramus, Broker/Owner, RAMUS Realty Group
  • Philip B.W. Becker, Broker/Owner, Becker Properties

1:40 pm – 2:30 pm
Ask the Experts

  • Q&A from the Audience