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See more event highlights at this year’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

This Friday, President Donald J. Trump will address the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., to discuss the housing industry.

Trump will address attendees on Friday, May 17, from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Marriott Ballroom, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, D.C.

“The National Association of REALTORS® is honored to welcome President Donald J. Trump to our annual Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington,” said NAR President John Smaby, a second-generation REALTOR® and broker at Edina Realty in Edina, Minn. “As thousands of REALTORS® descend on Capitol Hill to highlight our support of the housing industry, private property rights and policies that ensure the American Dream is accessible to everyone in this country, we know there are countless opportunities for collaboration between NAR and the Trump administration. While we hear how we can work together to secure these priorities and promote real estate in America, REALTORS® also look forward to showing the President ‘Who We R’ and what we care about as REALTORS®.”

Throughout the week, REALTORS® will attend educational sessions, participate in forums and discuss key legislative and regulatory issues with Members of Congress, regulatory agency officials and top industry leaders.

Here are some other highlights of this year’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo:

Risk Management Issues Committee: Legal Hot Topics

The Risk Management Issues Committee will hold an educational session covering a range of topics, from protecting your brokerage against cyber attacks to remote online notarization platforms to an update on an antitrust lawsuit brought by the FTC against a state regulatory commission.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Omni Shoreham, Empire Ballroom, Lower Level

Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun will discuss recent developments in the U.S. economy and their impact on the housing market. He will review housing trends, as well as his expectations for the second half of 2019.

Dr. Johannes Stroebel, associate professor of finance at New York University, will speak on his research related to social networks, namely Facebook, and their impact on housing prices, as well as practical applications this can have for REALTORS® and their business.

Danielle Hale, chief economist at® and formerly of NAR Research, will update the audience briefly at the end of the session on the latest® housing data trends.

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park, Marriott Ballroom, Lobby Level

RISMedia’s Power Broker & Newsmakers Forum: Are You Ready for the Next Wave? Mastering Market, Tech and Competitive Challenges

From the market to the competition, the real estate business is in flux. Again. Is your brokerage equipped to survive the changes–or better yet, take advantage of them and come out stronger than ever? RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker & Real Estate Newsmakers Forum assembles a panel of innovative, successful brokers who will candidly share how they’re redirecting their firms to win in today’s unpredictable and demanding environment.

The Forum will be led by moderators John Featherston, CEO, founder and publisher of RISMedia; and Diane M. Ramirez, CEO and chairman of Halstead; and feature Todd Hetherington, CEO of CENTURY 21 New Millennium; Mike Huff, broker/owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties; Michael Saunders, CEO and founder of Michael Saunders & Company; and J. Lennox Scott, CEO and chairman of John L. Scott Real Estate, as panelists. 

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Virginia Suite – Lobby Level

For more information about RISMedia’s Power Broker & Newsmakers Forum, click here.

For the full schedule of NAR’s events, click here.