4 Must Do’s at REALTORS® Conference & Expo


This is my 10th year in the business and my 9th #NARannual. I am finally getting it down to a science.

Over the years, I have learned what is flexible on my schedule and what is a must do! If you’ve never been to the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, put these on your must do list for this year and next:

  1. Inaugural Gala – I doubt you’ve ever been to a swanky celebration this large. The food, the show, the environment is truly Black tie! It’s good for the soul to get dressed up and have a night out to start the week off right!
  2. The Expo – With over 400 venders this year it’s a must see. Utilize the map in the app and star all the booths you want to visit. Better yet if your schedule is free go to the Grand Opening from 3 pm to 6 pm on Friday and walk the floor with a cocktail!!
  3. YPN Reception – Hanging out with my fellow YPN’rs from across the country I one thing I never miss both at MidYear and the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. It’s always great to check in and see what I’ve missed from my friends that didn’t make its way to being shared on social media.
  4. General Session – This is where you get a year in review and get inspired for the year ahead. If you want to know the scoop with NAR this is where you’ll hear it and being inspired by our peers is the icing on the cake.

So what do you do in between these big events? I recommend using the Event Planner at realtor.org® and either sorting by date or by topic and adding checked events to your Event Planner. You can then email, print, or better yet- view on the mobile app that can be downloaded from iTunes or the Google Play store. Just do a search for “NAR Annual” and you will find it right away. As you create your schedule on your desktop or laptop it is synced to the mobile app!

Sean is a REALTOR® at RE/MAX Boone Realty and is the Vice Chair of Advocacy for the Missouri REALTORS®.

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