Break the rules, Change the game.  X  September 17-19, 2017  X  The Omni Grove Park Inn  X  Asheville, NC

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  • Sammon Pre-Function

    NC REALTORS® PAC Silent Auction

    Invest in your business and your industry at the 2017 NC REALTORS® PAC Auction!

    Online Silent Auction: NC REALTORS® PAC will be having an online silent auction Sunday, September 9 through Monday, September 18. The silent auction will close at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18. Items will be available for viewing September 17-18 in Asheville with pick up on Tuesday, September 19.

    Live Auction: And, don’t miss the live auction on Sunday, September 17 at 9:30 p.m. following the opening evening reception. The fabulous, Lisa York, will be our auctioneer and we hope to see you there for some amazing items. In addition, at the end of the auction, we will have a drawing where we will give away a 2018 CE at Sea package to one lucky member! Official Drawing Rules

    All proceeds will benefit the North Carolina REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NC REALTORS® PAC).

    To get started, simply register and create an account, then browse through the wide selection of exciting auction items by clicking View All Items.

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Volunteer Information Desk
    Grand Ballroom Pre-Function
  • 8:00am- 11:00am
    Exhibitor Registration/Set-up/Move In
    Grand Ballroom
  • 8:30am - 9:30am
    NC CRS Board of Directors Meeting
    Eisenhower FG
  • 8:30am – 9:30am
    Appraisal Section Committee Meeting
    Rhododendron KL
  • 8th Floor Atrium Area

    Homes4NC Photo Fundraiser and Vacation Raffle

    Donate $10 and get an updated headshot or family photo. Studio 16 will match every $10 you give.

    Set your appointment.

  • 9:00am-5:00pm
    Relaxation Lounge
    Grand Ballroom Atrium
  • 9:00am-7:00pm
    Conference Registration Open
    Vanderbilt Registration Desk
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
    BIC Engagement Promotion
    Vanderbilt Foyer
  • 9:30am– 10:30am
    Legislative Committee Meeting
    Heritage C
  • 10:00am – 11:00am
    NC CRS General Membership Meeting
    Roosevelt KL
  • 10:00am – 11:00am
    Information Management Advisory Group Meeting
    Eisenhower FG
  • 10:00am – 11:00am
    Professional Standards Committee Meeting
    Wilson OP
  • 10:30am – 11:30am
    Heritage C

    Legislative Forum

    Immediately following the Legislative Committee meeting

    We will be joined by fellow NC REALTORS® and members of the NC House of Representatives, Rep. Kyle Hall of Stokes County and Rep. Brian Turner of Buncombe County, for a discussion of the state’s Underground Storage Tank program and how recent legislative action will impact it.

    We have also invited a representative from the NC Department of Environmental Quality and will be announcing them soon.

    Please make plans to join us for this important discussion on one of NC REALTORS®’ key legislative and regulatory priorities.

  • Heritage AB

    General Membership Meeting

    NC REALTORS® General Membership Meeting will include: announcement of election results and The NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy graduation. Featured speaker: John Smaby, 2017 First Vice President National Association of REALTORS®.

  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Door Prize Room Open
    Coolidge E
  • 1:00pm –2:30pm
    NC REALTORS® PAC Meeting
    Wilson OP
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Expo Grand Opening Tailgate Party
    Grand Ballroom
  • Outside entrance Vanderbilt

    Tour a Tiny House by Tiny House Expedition

    Located outside entrance from Vanderbilt

    Speaker

    Tour a Tiny House by Tiny House Expedition

    Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons
    Tiny House Expedition

    Read Bio »

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
    Homes4NC Board of Directors Meeting
    Rhodondendron KL
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    BIC Engagement Promotion
    Vanderbilt Foyer
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    RCA Membership Meeting
    Roosevelt KL
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    NC YPN Meeting
    Meeting
    Hoover HJ
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Risk Management Advisory Meeting
    Rhododendron MN
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Service Corporation Meeting
    Wilson OP
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    Property Management Division Meeting
    Taft MN
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Diversity Committee Meeting
    Eisenhower F
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm
    Treasurer’s Forum
    Hoover J
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    First Time Conference Attendees Gathering
    Networking/Social
    Elaine's Piano Bar
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    NC Property Management Division Reception
    Vanderbilt Terrace
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm
    Multiple locations
    Multiple locations

    Regional Caucus Meetings

    • Region #1        Eisenhower F
    •  Region #2       Eisenhower G
    • Region #3        Wilson O
    • Region #4        Hoover J
    • Region #5        Roosevelt K
    • Region #6        Roosevelt L
    • Region #7        Taft M
    • Region #8        Taft N
    • Region #9        Wilson P
    • Region #10      Hoover H
  • Heritage Ballroom

    Opening Session, REALTOR® of the Year Presentation and Keynote Address “Off Balance On Purpose” by Dan Thurmon

    Sponsored by: RoundPoint Mortgage

    Dan Thurmon, Keynote Speaker, Author and Peak Performance Coach

    How do you succeed in today’s challenging, changing business climate? How do you sustain the commitment to grow personally and professionally?

    Transitions of all kinds can be demanding and difficult. But these moments are also gigantic opportunities to redesign your approach to life and business. As we expand our global reach, this session will give you the encouragement and tools to take action!

    In this energizing and “must see” session, Dan Thurmon, author of Off Balance On Purpose, will show you how to take charge of your circumstances, stretch your abilities, and create your blueprint for professional success! Afterward, you will be equipped to:

    • Own Your Reality
    • Seek Your Purpose
    • Lean Forward
    • Leverage Your Resources
    • Follow Through

    In signature fashion, Thurmon punctuates his message with dynamic demonstrations, incorporating acrobatics, breathtaking stunts, and audience interaction to create a one-of-a-kind experience your audience will never forget.

    Speaker

    Opening Session, REALTOR® of the Year Presentation and Keynote Address “Off Balance On Purpose” by Dan Thurmon

    Dan Thurmon
    Keynote Speaker & Peak Performance Coach

    Read Bio »

  • Skyline and Mountain View Terrace

    Opening Evening Reception

    Featuring Greenliners Band

    Posted by The Greenliners on Friday, July 7, 2017

  • Skyline Room

    NC REALTORS® PAC Live Auction

    Invest in your business and your industry at the 2017 NC REALTORS® PAC Auction!

    Live Auction: NC REALTORS® PAC will be having a live auction on Sunday, September 17 at 9:30 p.m. following the opening evening reception. The fabulous, Lisa York, will be our auctioneer and we hope to see you there for some amazing items. In addition, at the end of the auction, we will have a drawing where we will give away a 2018 CE at Sea package to one lucky member! Official Drawing Rules

    Online Silent Auction: While you’re waiting for this event, bid on items in our online silent auction Sunday, September 9 through Monday, September 18. The silent auction will close at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18. Items will be available for viewing September 17-18 in Asheville with pick up on Tuesday, September 19.

    All proceeds will benefit the North Carolina REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NC REALTORS® PAC).

    To get started, simply register and create an account, then browse through the wide selection of exciting auction items by clicking View All Items.

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  • Meet in Great Hall

    Complimentary Guided Neighborhood Walk

    Gather in the Great Hall between 6:45am – 7:00am, will depart promptly at 7:00am.

  • 8:00am – 9:00am
    Economic Development Committee Meeting
    Meeting
    Roosevelt K
  • 8:00am - 10:00am
    Complimentary Coffee Service
    Heritage Pre-Function Area
  • 8:00am – 2:30pm
    Door Prize Room Open
    Coolidge E
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Relaxation Lounge
    Meal/Break
    Grand Ballroom Atrium
  • 8:00am-5:00pm
    Conference Registration Open
    Vanderbilt Registration Desk
  • Outside Entrance Vanderbilt

    Tour a Tiny House by Tiny House Expedition

    Located outside entrance from Vanderbilt

    Speaker

    Tour a Tiny House by Tiny House Expedition

    Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons
    Tiny House Expedition

    Read Bio »

  • Sammons Pre-Function

    NC REALTORS® PAC Silent Auction

    Invest in your business and your industry at the 2017 NC REALTORS® PAC Auction!

    Online Silent Auction: NC REALTORS® PAC will be having an online silent auction Sunday, September 9 through Monday, September 18. The silent auction will close at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18. Items will be available for viewing September 17-18 in Asheville with pick up on Tuesday, September 19.

    All proceeds will benefit the North Carolina REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NC REALTORS® PAC).

    To get started, simply register and create an account, then browse through the wide selection of exciting auction items by clicking View All Items.

  • 8th Floor Atrium Area

    Homes4NC Photo Fundraiser and Vacation Raffle

    Donate $10 and get an updated headshot or family photo. Studio 16 will match every $10 you give.

    Set your appointment.

  • Wilson

    Property Management Division CE Course

    “Habitability Essentials” with Debbie Henry

    The course is an overview of Habitability Standards in North Carolina.

    Topics covered include imminently dangerous conditions, basic housing components, mold and carbon monoxide. Students will gain an understanding of what repairs Brokers are obligated to make.

     

    This course is complimentary for NC PMD members but preregistration is required. Check your email inbox for registration information. Registration deadline: September 10

    Join PMD here.

  • Heritage Ballroom A

    YouTube & Video Marketing – Technology

    Presented by Juanita McDowell

    Lights! Camera! Action!

    Are you using YouTube to improve your online visibility and sell more homes like most top producers? This highly entertaining and informative program will show you how to use videos to generate leads and gain customer loyalty.  More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month.  It’s time to reinvent yourself – in front of the camera.

    Speaker

    YouTube & Video Marketing – Technology

    Juanita McDowell
    President of InMotion Consulting

    Read Bio »

  • Heritage Ballroom B

    Making More Money – Being a Safer Real Estate Agent & Protecting the Consumer – Legacy

    Presented by Tracey Hawkins

    Veteran agents will get the edge during listing appointments, contacting/converting FSBOs and working with buyers. Learn how to add safe work practices into your business relationships.  Agents will get up-to-date techniques on how to safely screen and show clients, using online resources and technology. They will also learn how to safely host open houses. Learn the differences regarding showing distressed and retail residential properties. Safely use photos for self-marketing and marketing your listings.

    This class also has a strong consumer focus. Agents will be able to properly advise and protect sellers, FSBOs and buyers during the real estate process to gain loyal clients.

    Combat online real estate consumer scams and safely manage your social media presence and your personal information floating around cyberspace. Get an update on the new technology designed to keep you safe while working.

    Speaker

    Making More Money – Being a Safer Real Estate Agent & Protecting the Consumer – Legacy

    Tracey Hawkins
    Owner of Safety and Security Source

    Read Bio »

  • Heritage Ballroom C

    The Back of the Bulletin – General

    Presented by Fred Moreno and Rob Patchett

    Fred Moreno, Deputy Legal Counsel and Rob Patchett, Associate Legal Counsel II from the NC Real Estate Commission will discuss the following in their “Back of the Bulletin” presentation :

    • The Complaint process
    • How investigations are handled
    • What Brokers should do when they receive a Complaint
    • The different levels of sanctions and what they mean
    • The majority of issues that we see that cause the most complaints

    Speaker

    The Back of the Bulletin – General

    Rob Patchett & Fred Moreno
    North Carolina Real Estate Commission

    Read Bio »

  • Laurel FHGJ

    Making Your Presentation Memorable – Rookie REALTOR®

    Presenter: Anthony Huey

    Whether you realize it or not, your communication skills are constantly being judged by others, often subconsciously. How you communicate in everything from casual conversations to formal presentations can be the difference between success and failure. Don’t miss what is often your only opportunity to connect and leave a lasting impression.

    These highly interactive, hands-on sessions teach effective ways to communicate your message to a wide variety of audiences you deal with every day, including customers, prospects, internal staff, boards of directors, management, community partners, the news media, elected officials, investors, and many others.
    Attendees will leave the session with:

    • Jaw-dropping techniques to reduce nervousness
    • A revolutionary new approach to creating effective presentations
    • Proven techniques to leave a positive, memorable impression on an audience
    • Advice on how to speak from PowerPoint…the correct way
    • Four specific response techniques to answer any question from the audience
    • A training plan to reduce those pesky “ummms” and “ahhhhs”
    • Tips on how to more effectively use hand and facial gestures to engage the audience
    • Guidelines on formatting a speech script or speaker’s notes
    • New and more effective ways to present as a team
    • And much, much more!

    Speaker

    Making Your Presentation Memorable – Rookie REALTOR®

    Anthony Huey
    President of Reputation Management Associates

    Read Bio »

  • 9:00am – 11:00am
    Property Rights Fund Meeting
    Eisenhower Room
  • 10:00am – 10:30am
    Networking Break
    Meal/Break
    Heritage Pre-Function
  • Heritage Ballroom A

    Everything Google – Using Google in Your Real Estate Business – Technology

    Presented by Mark Saunders

    Do you use Gmail, Youtube, Google Maps, or Google Drive in your real estate business? In this hands-on class, NC REALTOR® Mark Saunders shows you the main Google tools available, as well as some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of them in your real estate business.

    Some of the topics covered include:

    • Gmail: The top add-ons you should be using and how to use canned responses in your
    • Google Forms: How to streamline your real estate systems using Google Forms. (If you have an admin you need to know this trick!)
    • Youtube: Small tricks to edit and maximize views of your videos.
    • Google Photos: How to instantly upload any picture you take with your cell phone to your Google account.
    • Android: Mark’s top tips tricks and apps.
    • Google Takeout: How to backup and archive all the data that Google has.
    • Google Docs: How to store all your real estate documents in the cloud.

    Speaker

    Everything Google – Using Google in Your Real Estate Business – Technology

    Mark Saunders
    Founder/CEO of Saunders Realty, LLC

    Read Bio »

  • Heritage Ballroom B

    More Than Houses – Legacy

    Defining Realtor value to the consumer can be tricky-how do you differentiate yourself in a world where it seems *everyone* has a license? Come for business ideas that will help you define your personal brand by being the ultimate Realtor who is multi-faceted and a true community advocate.

    Speaker

    More Than  Houses – Legacy

    Leigh Brown
    Leigh Brown and Associates

    Read Bio »

  • Heritage Ballroom C

    Leading Ahead of the Curve – General

    Presented by Robert Tucker

    Based on Robert Tucker’s bestselling book, Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, this session provides an example-filled, fascinating, and practical model for leaders who want to avoid disruption, and profit from today’s rapid changes. This power-packed presentation is based on Tucker’s customization research into the megatrends impacting your organization and industry, and the program is both inspiring and empowering for one and all.

    Speaker

    Leading Ahead of the Curve – General

    Robert Tucker
    President of The Innovation Resource

    Read Bio »

  • Laurel FHGJ

    Tighten Up Your Data, Your Privacy, Your Clients, Your Life – Rookie REALTOR®

    Presented by Juanita McDowell

    REALTORS® use many technologies in their daily business—computers, mobile devices, the Internet, cloud based tools, social media, messaging/communication platforms, and more. If used without the proper safeguards in place they are putting their business in a vulnerable position. In the current world of malware, viruses, and social engineering (all of which are growing at an alarming rate), it’s imperative that REALTORS® obtain information on the best solutions available that will ensure they decrease the likelihood of any hacks or data security issues that can take their business out of commission for a long stretch of time. Participants will learn what actions are needed to protect the data security and privacy of themselves and their clients.

    Speaker

    Tighten Up Your Data, Your Privacy, Your Clients, Your Life – Rookie REALTOR®

    Juanita McDowell
    President of InMotion Consulting

    Read Bio »

  • Hoover

    Perception is Truth – AE Education

    Presented by Anthony Huey

    The old adage ‘what people perceive, is what they believe’ has never been truer than in today’s superficial society. Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly being judged by others, often subconsciously. How you communicate in everything from casual conversations to formal business meetings can be the difference between success and failure. Don’t miss what is often your only opportunity to connect and leave a lasting impression.

    This highly interactive, hands-on session teaches effective ways to leave a positive perception on a wide variety of audiences you deal with every day, including customers, prospects, internal staff, boards of directors, management, community partners, the news media, elected officials, investors, and many others.
    Attendees will leave the session with:

    • Proven techniques to leave a positive, memorable impression.
    • How to craft messages that are concise, meaningful and memorable.
    • Tips on how to more effectively use body language
    • Keys to effectively engaging someone in conversation.
    • A training plan to reduce those pesky “ummms” and “ahhhhs”
    • Four specific response techniques to answer any question from anyone.
    • Tools on how to gain “think time” when you most need it and more

    Speaker

    Perception is Truth – AE Education

    Anthony Huey
    President of Reputation Management Associates

    Read Bio »

  • 11:30am – 5:00pm
    Expo Open with Hourly Exhibitor Cash Drawings
    Grand Ballroom
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Expo Lunch
    Meal/Break
    Grand Ballroom
  • Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Seminar Session – BB&T Mortgage

    Get on the Fast Track

    Presenter: Ellie Fogle

  • Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Seminar Session – RPR

    The Best in the Business – Making the Most of Your RPR® Reports

    Presenter: Lee Nieman

  • Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Seminar Session – XL Insurance

    Presenters: Liz Ives & Will Martin

    What your insurance adjuster and lawyer would like you to know.

  • Grand Ballroom Foyer

    Seminar Session – Tiny House Expedition

    The Tiny House Movement, Revolutionizing the American Dream

    Meet Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons, filmmaker duo and an ordinary couple embarking on an extraordinary expedition across the nation in their DIY tiny house on wheels.

    Speaker

    Seminar Session – Tiny House Expedition

    Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons
    Tiny House Expedition

    Read Bio »

  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    NC REALTORS® Past Presidents Council Meeting
    Meeting
    Roosevelt KL
  • Heritage Ballroom A

    zipForm® & DocuSign – Technology Track

    Presented by Mark Saunders

    The combination of zipForm® Plus and DocuSign is a very powerful system for real estate agents. Knowing just a few tips and tricks with these programs will allow you to manage transactions more efficiently and help you go paperless.  Have you noticed some of the new features in zipForm® Plus as well as DocuSign?  In this class, NC REALTOR® Mark Saunders shows you how to get the most out of both of them.

    Topics covered:

    • New NAR Realtor Property Resource integration
    • A review of the new collaboration tool in zipForm® Plus. Finally, an easy way to get the NC Property Disclosure Statement filled out and signed electronically
    • How to connect your zipForm® and DocuSign account together to streamline your forms process.
    • Overview of the new DocuSign lay out and how to get the most out of it
    • How to easily correct and edit forms in DocuSign
    • How to link DocuSign with your Gmail account
    • How to streamline all your signatures from one screen

    Sponsored by: Dotloop

    Speaker

    zipForm® & DocuSign – Technology Track

    Mark Saunders
    Founder/CEO of Saunders Realty, LLC

    Read Bio »

  • Heritage Ballroom C

    Bridging the GAP – General Track

    Presented by Leigh Brown

    Our society and profession are facing many challenges.  However, it’s more than just figuring out generational differences!  We’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities that face us when dealing with differences in geographical locations, ages, and personality types.  You’ll walk away with tools to make you a better leader in your association and in your community.

    Speaker

    Bridging the GAP – General Track

    Leigh Brown
    Leigh Brown and Associates

    Read Bio »

  • Heritage Ballroom B

    Trend-Driven Innovation: An Interactive Session – Legacy Track

    Presented by Robert Tucker

    This interactive legacy track session will focus on the mega-trends impacting or potentially impacting our industry, and the steps to take to lead change, rather than allow ourselves to be blindsided by developments we failed to foresee.

    Speaker

    Trend-Driven Innovation: An Interactive Session – Legacy Track

    Robert Tucker
    President of The Innovation Resource

    Read Bio »

  • Laurel FGHJ

    Real Estate Safety 101 & How to Make Real Estate Safety Profitable – Rookie REALTOR® Track

    Presented by Tracey Hawkins

    New and newer agents will learn the basics of real estate safe work practices from A-Z. Agents will learn how to safely screen and show clients, safely host open houses and how to safely use photos for self-marketing and marketing your listings. Learn social media safety and how to use your smartphone as a weapon. Research and protect your online reputation. Learn about cyber scams and safety resources. Utilize the latest technology to keep you safe while working..

    This class also has a strong consumer focus. Agents will be able to advise and protect sellers, FSBOs and buyers during the real estate process. Learn how this will create loyal and profitable relationships.

    Sponsored by: Century 21

    Speaker

    Real Estate Safety 101 & How to Make Real Estate Safety Profitable – Rookie REALTOR® Track

    Tracey Hawkins
    Owner of Safety and Security Source

    Read Bio »

  • 1:45pm – 3:00pm
    AE Committee Meeting
    Meeting
    Taft
  • Wilson

    Property Management Education

    with Ginny Upchurch with the Department of Revenue

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Federal Political Coordinators Meeting
    Eisenhower
  • Grand Ballroom

    Expo Grand Prize Drawing with desserts

    Drawing to be held at 4:30pm.

    Must be present to win.

  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    Property Management Education
    Education
    Wilson
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    NC REALTORS®Economic Development Toolkit Presentation
    Laurel
  • Heritage Ballroom

    Inaugural Installation for NC REALTORS® President

    Ticketed Event – Separate registration required. No walk-ins accepted. Registration deadline is September 7. More information.

    Register now!

  • Skyline and Mountain View Terrace

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    Club X Featuring SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE

    Conference Event – Badges Required

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Pre-registration for the Conference is closed. Onsite registration will be available.