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MAY 2016

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112 May 2016 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE {re: Real Estate} "The REALTOR® Broker Summit is designed to help bro- kers hone the specifc management and entrepreneur- ial skills they need to make their businesses thrive," says National Association of REALTORS® President Tom Salomone, broker/owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Fla. "We are excited to provide attendees with inspiration from keynote speakers, new insights into the brokerage industry from presenters, and incredible networking opportunities." NAR recognizes brokers wear many hats, and are challenged to tackle everything from retention to growth strategies, competition to changes in legisla- tion, and much more. With an overarching focus on management, the REALTOR® Broker Summit delivers on multiple levels: 8 New insights into the brokerage industry from peer leaders and related specialists 8 Incredible networking opportunities with fellow brokers and NAR leadership 8 Inspiration from keynote speakers that sends at- tendees home further motivated for success Attendees gain perspectives and insights about criti- cal business strategies and tools for successfully run- ning their brokerages, in sessions that include culture, recruiting, advocacy and technology. Program highlights include: Motivational speaker Mary Lou Retton, the frst Ameri- can woman to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnas- tics, will discuss how sacrifce, hard work and perse- verance are all necessary ingredients for success. RISMedia's Power Broker Roundtable will feature top brokers from across the nation discussing their strategies for recruiting and retention, as well as advice for building culture, led by RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston. A presentation from your peers, highlighting the impact of advocacy at the federal, state and local level. Discussion of key economic trends from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. Update on independent contractor classifcation and how it impacts brokerages of all sizes from NAR General Counsel Katherine Johnson. Thought-provoking panel on how the Internet is shaping consumer expectations, game-changing technologies and offces of the future. The REALTOR® Broker Summit will be held at the Denver Marriott City Center in downtown Denver. Reg- istration is open for $179 and will be capped at 600 attendees, so register now. For additional information, visit REALTOR.org/brokersummit. Other Resources for Brokers In addition to the REALTOR® Broker Summit, NAR of- fers many other business-building resources specially designed for brokers, including: Idea Exchange Council for Brokers —Share ideas and learn from other brokers at this popular think tank open to all brokers. The next Idea Exchange Council will be held on Tuesday, May 10, in conjunction with the 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. Emailed Newsletters —Among the many free monthly e-newsletters offered by NAR is REALTOR® Magazine's monthly business tips newsletter. NAR members who are listed as the "Designated REALTOR®" in the National REALTORS® Database System (NRDS) receive a special version featuring broker-focused content. Call NAR's Information Central at 1-800-874-6500 to see if you are the Designated REALTOR®. Broker Audience Page at REALTOR.org —Find the latest news, resources and information of interest to brokers at REALTOR.org/brokers. Broker Involvement Program —While you're exploring various NAR resources for brokers, be sure to join other broker/owners in rallying agents on critical legislative is- sues affecting the real estate industry and presenting a united REALTOR® voice to members of Congress. To join the Broker Involvement Program, go to RealtorAction- Center.com and select the "For REALTORS®" tab. RE O ne of the most important real estate events of the year for brokers is approaching fast: the 2016 REALTOR® Broker Summit, June 9 - 10 in Denver, Colo. First established by the Nation- al Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in 2013, these events have offered business-building insights and advantages to attendees. See You at the 2016 REALTOR ® Broker Summit! 2016 REALTOR® Broker Summit Where: Denver Marriott City Center • When: June 9 - 10 Registration ($179): REALTOR.org/brokersummit

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