Conference & Expo Archive

7 Gadgets You Should Try

Does the technology you use maximize your time? There are new apps and gadgets being released all the time, but it can be hard to tell whether the ones you’re considering for your business are worth it. Juanita McDowell,...
November 7, 2014

In New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, a Future Peeks Through the Past

A tale of two cities plays out in New Orleans, separated by only three miles but appearing to be worlds apart. The French Quarter is awash in the neon lights of peep-show bars, alive with the shouts of overly...
November 6, 2014

Getting Into Full Swing in New Orleans

Hope you’ve got your Mardi Gras masks and some beads because the party is starting in New Orleans for this year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo! We’re expecting about 17,000 attendees to flood the Morial Convention Center in the Big...
November 4, 2014

VIDEO: Going the Distance for Habitat

Kicking off the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, members of NAR helped build 28 homes with Habitat For Humanity of Greater San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 6. “These homes are a huge asset development for families,” said Phillip Kilbridge,...
November 14, 2013

What We Learned at the REALTORS® Conference: To Love and Support Each Other

Sitting around a table at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, the four women seem more like they’re at a sidewalk café trading war stories about life, love, and happiness than at a business conference. The first...
November 11, 2013

At Gay Wedding in San Francisco, a Flood of Support from the REALTOR® Community

It’s what happens between sessions at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo that makes the experience of NAR’s biggest annual event for many attendees. New friendships budding, business connections made, memories added to the bank. And one practitioner at the...
November 9, 2013

Is That a Drone in Your Bag?

In the not so distant future, drone technology may be part of your real estate toolkit. Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired magazine and author of “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution” (Crown Business, 2012), who presented at the REALTORS®...
November 8, 2013

At REBarCamp, Chaos is Constructive

Organized by volunteers, Real Estate Bar Camp is a completely unstructured day of sessions led by anyone who steps up — on any topic. Here’s how it works: REBarCamp attendees volunteer to lead a session on whatever topic is...
November 7, 2013

Stressed? Give a Grin

Smile. It’s a simple but powerful gesture. Smiling says something about your character. It puts people at ease, increases attractiveness, and it’s contagious. “Some of us need to have more peace in our lives. People want to be around...
November 14, 2012

Established Households Dominate Market

With prices attractive and interest rates still historically low, it’s not just a tagline that now is a great time to buy, especially for younger households. But NAR’s recently released 2012 Home Buyer and Home Seller Survey shows that...