Whether you want to network with fellow professionals, are trying to get your continuing education credits taken care of or simply want to learn more about your industry, conferences are an excellent tool. Here are five of the best real estate conferences to add to your calendar in 2019.
Inman Connect brings together over 4,000 top-producing agents, brokers, CEOs, MLS and association leaders, entrepreneurs, techies and marketers to network and explore the newest technology. It is a great opportunity to make connections and perhaps make a deal or two.
The National Association of REALTORS® bills the event as where “NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association.” It includes special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show.
A list of exhibitors is available now and a legislative meetings schedule will be available January 14. Admission is free for NAR members, but REALTORS® must register to attend – registration opens February 13 for the May 13-18 expo in Washington DC.
RECon is billed as the “largest global gathering of retail real estate professionals.” It features networking with top-level industry players, sessions with industry thought leaders, a chance to connect with peers from leasing, marketing, retail, management, research, construction and design as well as investors, brokers, developers and many others, and the Innovation Exchange, with technology highlights that are transforming the industry.
RECon is May 19-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration is open now.
Also in Las Vegas, the Sell-a-bration is hosted by Residential Real Estate Council and is the largest annual gathering of global Council of Residential Specialists real estate professionals in the world. The event promises to bring together top-producing REALTORS® for “unparalleled networking opportunities, business-building strategies, and the chance to hear insights from the top-producing agents and industry leaders.”
It will feature 30+ breakout sessions in six tracks: Business Strategy/Planning, Digital Marketing, Teams, Niche Markets, Leads and Specialized Sessions, and will include keynote speakers. Steve Sims, founder of an exclusive personal concierge service and an expert marketer in the luxury industry, and Crystal Washington, social media marketing strategist and CEO of CWM Enterprises will be the master of ceremonies.
Happening February 18-22 in Las Vegas, this conference promises best return on investment for brokers, sales associates, sales managers, business development, marketing and technology professionals. The week “brings together the world’s preeminent real estate authorities to engage, innovate and lead the industry forward.” It will feature five key programming tracks, more than 190 speakers, over 75 sessions and more than 2,500 attendees. Featured speakers will include Amy Purdy, David Rowan, Nataly Kogan, Erin Meyer and Derrek Kayongo.
To register, visit the Conference Week website and select the programming track you wish to attend.