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Several hundred REALTORS® are expected to gather at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2013, for the 25th anniversary of Sell-a-bration®, the annual educational conference presented by the Council of Residential Specialists, the organization has announced.

Since its inception 25 years ago, Sell-a-bration® has helped thousands of REALTORS® of all levels of experience learn about the latest trends in technology, marketing strategies and productivity tools to help their business.

Attendees at this year’s event will walk away with fresh ideas, new contacts and referral partners, and a renewed commitment to their business.

“It’s year number 25. It’s going to truly be the most celebratory Sell-a-bration® of all time,” says Brian Copeland, CRS, with Village Real Estate Services in Nashville, Tenn., who worked with the Council to develop the program and will emcee the event.

Sell-a-bration® 2013 kicks off Jan. 31 with a series of interactive, topic-driven and solution-focused workshops. Scheduled workshops include: App-i-tizers! Fun, Functional Friendly Apps for Agents Craving Productive Technology; Growing Your Business No Matter the Market; How to Take Over Your Local Market by Using Video and the Web, Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies; Tech Lead Generation and Conversion; Cloud Computing and Google Apps; iPad and Your Listing Presentation; Customer Before Company: Revolutionize Your Business the Nordstrom Way; Running Your Business Like a Business; Short Sales: Negotiating Secrets Revealed; and Boosting Your Business With Pinterest, the Fastest-Growing Social Media in History.

Keynote sessions will be presented by renowned experts in technology, marketing and real estate sales that are sure to motivate and inspire attendees, including Brian Copeland, Denny Grimes, Ashton Gustafson, James Nellis, Ron Phipps and Matt Phipps. Educational sessions on Feb. 1 – 2 will cover some of today’s hottest topics including: Negotiating Skills for Generation Y to Baby Boomers; Build a Real Estate Tribe; Mastering the Art of Prospecting; Top Legal Issues Facing Real Estate Agents; and TEAM TIME – Building a Team Takes a Plan.

New this year are MegaPanels featuring top-producing CRS agents who will share their insights and experiences about working in real estate. After each MegaPanel, attendees will have an opportunity to meet in smaller groups to discus key issues affecting their business.

“This year, we’re adding conversation and implementation workshops, and the main-stage program has been completely transformed to optimize your time with the best and brightest at Sell-a-bration®. You’ll hear from 10 or more people on the main stage in the morning sessions and then be able to get almost one-on-one with them afterwards to dig deeper into your personal needs in your business,” Copeland says.

The conference program includes a welcome reception on Jan. 31 and luncheon on Feb. 1. Luncheons on Thursday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 2 will require tickets purchased separately. The pre-conference event, Buyers Legends on Jan. 30, will require a separate registration fee.

For details and registration information, visit