Schedule: 2015 Charlotte REALTOR® Broker Summit


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Day 1 — Sept. 24

1 pm – 2 pm: Check-in and Networking

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Industry Overview From the Broker Perspective – Leigh Brown, CEO, Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive Realty
    • A general look at the industry from a broker perspective
Leigh Brown Leigh Brown, CEO, Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive Realty
  • Panel: How the Industry Is Changing – Bradley Allen, Broker-in-Charge, The Art of Real Estate; Kit Hale, Principal Broker and Owner, MKB, REALTORS®; Stephanie Walker, Stephanie Walker & Associates; and moderated by Bill Brown, 2015 First Vice President, NAR and Founder of Investment Real Estate
    • Discuss new developments in the real estate industry and how they are affecting business

Networking Break: snacks and beverages provided — sponsored by REALTOR® University


  • Legal & Risk Management Issues – Ralph Holmen, Vice President, Associate General Counsel,  Legal Affairs, NAR  
    Ralph Ralph Holmen, Vice President, Associate General Counsel,  Legal Affairs, NAR
  • Safety: Crisis and Response – Adrian Manzaneres, Broker Associate, Blue Picket Realty and law enforcement official; Doyle Yates, Executive Vice President, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney Faucette; and moderated by Chris Polychron, 2015 President, NAR and Executive Broker at 1st Choice Realty
    • Coping with, and responding to a safety crisis in your office
  • State Legislative Perspective – Mayor Dan Clodfelter, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Top priorities affecting real estate from a legislative perspective
Mayor Clodfelter Mayor Dan Clodfelter, Charlotte, North Carolina

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking Reception – Sponsored by North Carolina Association of REALTORS®


6:30 pm – 8 pm: Plated Dinner and Guest Speaker Anthony Bourke

AB Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions in countries all over the world. Following his impressive military career, Bourke brings his tactical knowledge and vast business experience to the forefront of the management training world as CEO & Founder of Mach 2 Consulting, travelling the globe sharing his message of peak performance.

Sponsored by the .realtor™ Top-Level Domain


Day 2 — Sept. 25

7:30 am – 8 am: Breakfast and Networking

  • Panel: RISMedia Power Broker Roundtable: How to Engage Key Consumer Groups — Sue Dolquist, Chief Operating Officer, Wilkinson ERA Real Estate; Harold Crye, Founder and President, Crye-Leike® Real  Estate Services, Eddie Speas, Executive Vice President, Coldwell Banker Advantage; Gary Scott, President of General Brokerage, Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc.; and moderated by Jim Imhoff, Chairman & CEO, First Weber Group, Large Residential Firms Liaison, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Authenticity and Trust in Complex Transactions: Lessons From a Parallel Industry  Maria Ferrante-Schepis - Managing Principal of Insurance and Financial Services, Maddock Douglas, Inc.
    • Lessons learned from parallel issues impacting a similar industry and how they relate to Real Estate
Maria Schepis With 25+ years as an executive in the insurance industry, Maria is focused on innovation, recognizing that consumer perceptions of trust in a complex industry impacts relevance driving the need for change. Her experience can help drive creative thinking in parallel industries involving financial transactions. She is a consultant, speaker, and co-author of the book Flirting with the Uninterested; Innovating in a ‘Sold Not Bought’ Category.

Networking Break: snacks and beverages provided – Sponsored by Realtors Property Resource®


  • Economic Update – Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist & Sr. Vice President of Research, NAR
    • Current inventory trends and predictions
  • Lawrence Yun Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®.
  • Panel: Online Lead Generation  Michele Giordano, Chief Marketing Officer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties; Rob Lyszczarz, Owner, RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Denise Jasinski, Branch Manager, Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc.; and moderated by Luke Glass, Executive Vice President of Industry Platforms,®
  • Technology – A look ahead
  • Closing Remarks

11:30 am – Program Concludes

**In order to present timely topics discussed by the widest variety of topic experts, the program content is subject to change. Check back regularly to review additions and changes to the program.