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FEB 2019

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22 February 2019 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE You may feel similarly about industry events. Your days are already jam- packed, and it's challenging to carve out time to step away for a new one- or two-day commitment. Afterward, however, you feel ener - gized by all the fresh ideas you heard and the new people you met. "Why did I hesitate?" you ask yourself. You may also wonder, "What other meet - ings are coming up that will deliver similar results?" Let me suggest two excellent options. 1. BROKER SUMMIT The first annual REALTOR® Broker Summit was hosted by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in 2013. This premier event offers two incredible days of learning, exclusive insights and networking opportuni - ties with other brokers from across the U.S. The famous Austin City Limit's soundstage will be home to this year's meeting on April 2 - 3, 2019. As Texas' capital city and "live music capital of the world," Austin is sure to add another exciting dimension to the summit. For brokers, this is one of the year's most highly anticipated events, and space fills up fast. Since registration opened mid-January, I encourage you to visit www.nar.real - tor/events/realtor-broker-summit as quickly as possible. 2. TECH EDGE Given the pace of new develop- ments, it can be extremely challeng- ing to know which technology tools are optimal for real estate profes - sionals and how to achieve the best results in your brokerage. Fortunately, NAR offers a one-day event for brokers and agents called Tech Edge, a fast-paced program packed with tips from high-energy speakers on a wide variety of tech trends, including online branding, lead generation, data security, life - saver apps, and much more. Past attendees have impressive things to say about Tech Edge: "Excellent information in a user- friendly format." "Hearing what's working for other brokers and agents is a great time- saver." "A home run!" 2019 Tech Edge programs have been scheduled in eight cities: Columbus, Ohio - March 14 San Jose, Calif. - May 21 Richmond, Va. - June 6 Nashville, Tenn. - June 11 Austin, Texas - July 23 Southfield, Mich. - August 27 Wichita, Kan. - September 17 Columbia, S.C. - October 17 No two events are the same. Visit nartechedge.com for complete details. Never Stop Learning Knowledge is power no matter how you acquire it. For brokers, howev - er, these events are two of my top recommendations. Tech Edge is also open to your agents and employees, so consider encouraging them to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to fire up their thinking on the latest tech - nology tips. RE Marc D. Gould is senior vice president of Member De- velopment for NAR, overseeing a wide range of profes- sional development programs for REALTORS®, including the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC). REBAC is the world's largest association of real estate profes- sionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer. With more than 30,000 active members, REBAC awards the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation to REALTORS® who have completed the special- ized education and documented experience in working with consumers purchasing a home. To learn more, visit REBAC.net. {REBAC Report} Mark Your Calendar! Two Can't-Miss Events for Brokers by Marc D. Gould I 'm a runner. Even though I know I'll feel great after a few miles and I'll accrue substantial long-term benefits, it's occasionally an uphill battle to get out the door.

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