2017’s Can’t Miss Real Estate Conferences & Gatherings
From Inman Connect to the NAR Conference & Expo, there are countless great real estate conferences that occur throughout the year. In addition to providing valuable workshops and marketing strategies, these events allow agents to network with lenders, techies, brokers and other industry peers. While many of the top conferences have yet to set a 2017 date, the following annual events offer some big benefits, wherever they end up falling on the calendar.
National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo
Arguably the largest annual real estate event, NAR Annual includes thousands of the organization’s members from all across the United States. Hear from some of the industry’s top names; learn which brands and tech are disrupting the sector; network with peers; and improve your sales and marketing practices. This three-day event also includes recreational activities, charitable endeavors and plenty of sponsored parties. Date: the 2016 event took place in November; the 2017 date is TBD.
National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
In addition to its annual real estate industry conference, NAR also hosts a mid-year event in the U.S. Capitol. Geared more toward brokerages, agencies and associations, this inclusive event allows attendees to keep abreast of pressing legal issues impacting the real estate sector. Date: May 2017
Inman Connect San Francisco
Now in its third decade, this annual Inman Connect real estate network event is one of the top get-togethers in the industry. Discover great opportunities to mix and mingle with agents, lenders, techies, brokers and other like-minded industry peers. Keynote speakers include a wide array of business minds. The event also includes several exhibitions focused on modern solutions for industry challenges. Date: January 2017 in New York City
Keller Williams Mega Camp
Hosted by the largest real estate franchise in America, this renowned conferences aims to help the brand’s agents succeed through leadership camps that teach at-large agents how to leverage the latest technologies and agency-runners how to better operate their firms. Date: Summer 2017
Coldwell Banker Generation Blue
Regarded as much more than a conference, this annual gathering includes a vast collection of agents from the company’s 3,000 worldwide offices. It includes unique workshop, festivities and networking opportunities. It also concludes with a substantial closing night party. Date: Fall 2017
Other Notable Real Estate Events
- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Fusion, Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas
- The Counselors of Real Estate Annual Convention in Washington, DC
- Commercial Real Estate Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona
- IREM Fall Leadership Conference in San Diego, California
- CREW Network Convention & Marketplace in New York, New York
- RESA Home Staging Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada
- RECon 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Inman Connect New York in New York, New York
- RE/MAX R4 Convention, location TBD
- Century 21 Global Conference, Mar. 6-9, 2017 in Las Vegas
- Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Revolution, Mar. 12-14, 2017 in Phoenix
Should I Attend a Conference?
Industry conferences provide unique opportunities for real estate professionals to learn about important marketing trends. They also allow agents to connect with key people that can make their jobs a lot easier. If you’ve never attended an event, consider tapping this invaluable resource.
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