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Can you feel it? REALTORS® are back in full swing, and it’s time to get
jazzed about the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans.
Not only is this event the BIGGEST industry celebration of the year,
it’s also the BEST thing you can do to boost your real estate business.
From the one-of-a-kind educational experience to non-stop networking
opportunities, New Orleans is the place to be this November.
Plus, you’ll be rubbing elbows with some of the most successful
real estate pros in the business. Conference attendees in 2013 had
a median annual income of $92,696—which is more than double
that of the average NAR member. So can you really afford to
miss this event?
Friday, November 7–
Monday, November 10
No matter your experience level, business specialty or niche market,
the REALTORS® Conference & Expo is the place to go for real estate
education. The conference provides the largest selection of content-driven
sessions, presented by nationally recognized speakers and industry
experts, all in one location.
This year’s sessions will address pressing real estate issues like:
• Multiple offers: Perspectives from the agent, buyer and seller.
• Brokerage growth best practices: What today’s successful
owners/managers are doing to retain and build market share and
provide agent support.
• New technologies: Which technologies to implement, keep and
discard—from apps to software to hardware to wearable items—
as well as how to determine whether the next new thing will be an
asset to your business.
• Market niches: What lifestyle choices are impacting niche
developments around the world? Who is buying? Who is selling?
• Consumer expectations: What sustainable features do buyers
look for in a property, as well as the surrounding community?
• Global marketplace: Who is responsible for conducting real estate
transactions across borders?
• Legal issues: How to prepare for the unexpected—from both the
owner and agent perspective.
• Team dynamics: The definition of a successful team and how it
takes a team to complete every transaction.
• Leadership skills: Does your perspective of leadership meet the
expectations of those around you both professionally and personally?
www.REALTOR.org/Conference throughout the summer to
view the expanding lineup of sessions and speakers.
Statistics derived from 2012 NAR Member Profile and 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo attendee survey.
Candy Chang uses art to explore the relationship
between public spaces and the people who live
there. Drawing from her own experiences, Chang’s
project started when she stenciled the words
“Before I die I want to_____” onto a chalkboard
wall on an abandoned house. The idea grew
from there, and the interactive installation has
been installed 400+ times all over the world.
Her projects speak to how we use public spaces,
what matters in life and the way we organize our
communities. This revitalization of public space has been collected in
her book, Before I Die, and she continues the conversation in the
Morial Convention Center with interactive walls and conference-
related fill-in-the-blanks for you to experiment with.
Sara Critchfield is a founding staff member and
Editorial Director of Upworthy, the fastest growing
media company of all time. Her innovative approach to
marketing utilizes big data and emotional resonance
to find “the human algorithm” for directing decisions
and helping ideas go viral. Her approach to social
media optimization and contrarian theories has
earned her recognition across a spectrum of business,
government and media groups. Critchfield’s message
will resonate with content creators and marketers
looking to reinvigorate digital media.
Chef John Besh is the chef/owner of 10 restaurants
in New Orleans and a native son dedicated to the
culinary riches of southern Louisiana. Besh is an
entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, TV host and has
won all the major food awards, including the coveted
James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast and
Food & Wine’s Best New Chef. He hosts two national
public television cooking shows, Chef John Besh’s
Family Table and Chef John Besh’s New Orleans,
based on his award-winning books.
9:00am -10:00am: Chef Besh puts on his entrepreneurial experience
hat and shares what makes him successful in this lively session.
10:30am -11:15am: Chef Besh moves to the expo floor and puts on
his chef hat to demonstrate a few of his favorite dishes—samples
may be available!
11:15am: Chef Besh puts on his author hat and signs copies of
Entrepreneurial Excellence Sessions
Saturday, November 8
Sunday, November 9
Monday, November 10