July 2014 | National Association of REALTORS®
The 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo is an important real estate event, designed to help professionals advance their business and generate sales. Access 100 education sessions, 400 exhibitors, dozens of networking events and more at the event, taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 7-10.
Education Sessions—100 education sessions, covering a variety of topics will be provided at the conference. Other Pre-Conference Courses, taking place Nov. 5-6, provide opportunities to work on specialized designations such as the Senior Real Estate Specialist certification.
REALTORS® Expo— the largest trade show floor in real estate features 400 exhibitors with products and services to help real estate pros manage and grow their businesses. Tech tools, real estate software, marketing services, mobile devices and applications, mortgage and financial services, home protection and warranties, mortgage and financial services, office products and “green” innovations are just a few of the products and services to be on display.
Networking Events—opportunities to meet other REALTORS® from all over the world will be plentiful through both scheduled and informal networking events. One of the most important results from meeting other brokers stems from referrals, such as when one of their clients is selling a house and moving to your area. Staying in touch with these professionals can lead to strong business opportunities in the future.
Attractions and Entertainment—one of the best things about the REALTORS® Conference & Expo is that it provides ample opportunities for attendees to relax and enjoy the local culture of a historic city such as New Orleans. NAR organizes tours for conference attendees, including: swamp tours, cooking classes, plantation tours and more. NAR-organized tours can be added to any registration.
In addition, there will be several social events available exclusively for attendees, including a performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist—Jennifer Hudson! Just before the concert will be the fifth annual REALTORS® Got Talent show, featuring real estate pros from all over the country performing and giving you, the audience, a vote on who the winner will be. Enter REALTORS® Got Talent by August 29 here.
Registration and Accommodations—it is not too early to begin making your plans to attend this fantastic event. Register for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo by choosing from a variety of registration options. A variety of hotels are available for attendees to select during their conference registration. Travel discounts are also available just for REALTORS® at www.REALTOR.org/Conference.
Reprinted from NAR The Member’s Edge Blog, July 2014, with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Copyright July 2014. All rights reserved.