One of the most important real estate events of the year for brokers is approaching fast: the 2016 REALTORÂ® Broker Summit, June 9 – 10 in Denver, Colo. First established by the National Association of REALTORSÂ® (NAR) in 2013, these events have offered business-building insights and advantages to attendees.
â€śThe REALTORÂ® Broker Summit is designed to help brokers hone the specific management and entrepreneurial skills they need to make their businesses thrive,â€ť says National Association of REALTORSÂ® President Tom Salomone. â€śWe are excited to provide attendees with inspiration from keynote speakers, new insights into the brokerage industry from presenters, and incredible networking opportunities.â€ť
NAR recognizes brokers wear many hats, and are challenged to tackle everything from retention to growth strategies, competition to changes in legislation, and much more. With an overarching focus on management, the REALTORÂ® Broker Summit delivers on multiple levels:
-New insights into the brokerage industry from peer leaders and related specialists
-Incredible networking opportunities with fellow brokers and NAR leadership
-Inspiration from keynote speakers that sends attendees home further motivated for success
Attendees gain perspectives and insights about critical business strategies and tools for successfully running their brokerages, in sessions that include culture, recruiting, advocacy and technology.
Program highlights include:
Motivational speaker Mary Lou Retton, the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics, will discuss how sacrifice, hard work and perseverance are all necessary ingredients for success.
RISMediaâ€™s Power Broker Roundtable will feature top brokers from across the nation discussing their strategies for recruiting and retention, as well as advice for building culture, led by RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston.
A presentation from your peers, highlighting the impact of advocacy at the federal, state and local level.
Discussion of key economic trends from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.
Update on independent contractor classification and how it impacts brokerages of all sizes from NAR General Counsel Katherine Johnson.
Thought-provoking panel on how the Internet is shaping consumer expectations, game-changing technologies and offices of the future.
The REALTORÂ® Broker Summit will be held at the Denver Marriott City Center in downtown Denver. Registration is open for $179 and will be capped at 600 attendees, so register now. For additional information, visit REALTOR.org/brokersummit.
Other Resources for Brokers
In addition to the REALTORÂ® Broker Summit, NAR offers many other business-building resources specially designed for brokers, including:
Emailed Newslettersâ€”Among the many free monthly e-newsletters offered by NAR is REALTORÂ® Magazineâ€™s monthly business tips newsletter. NAR members who are listed as the â€śDesignated REALTORÂ®â€ť in the National REALTORSÂ® Database System (NRDS) receive a special version featuring broker-focused content. Call NARâ€™s Information Central at 1-800-874-6500 to see if you are the Designated REALTORÂ®.
Broker Audience Page at REALTOR.orgâ€”Find the latest news, resources and information of interest to brokers at REALTOR.org/brokers.
Broker Involvement Programâ€”While youâ€™re exploring various NAR resources for brokers, be sure to join other broker/owners in rallying agents on critical legislative issues affecting the real estate industry and presenting a united REALTORÂ® voice to members of Congress. To join the Broker Involvement Program, go to RealtorActionCenter.com and select the â€śFor REALTORSÂ®â€ť tab.
2016 REALTORÂ® Broker Summit
Where: Denver Marriott City Center â€˘ When: June 9 – 10
Registration ($179): REALTOR.org/brokersummit