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Tuesday, August 4


Broker Connect

Tuesday August 4, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom A


Round Table Networking
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Sherry Chris

President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Sherry Chris was appointed president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC in October of 2007.  Her appointment followed Realogy’s announcement that it had entered into a 50-year agreement with Meredith Corporation, with a renewal option for another 50 years, to license... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 9:05am - 9:30am
Hilton Imperial Ballroom A


What Changes Might We See in Broker Business Models

The world is changing: Consumers are smarter, portals are more powerful, and there is a younger generation of buyers, agents and brokers entering the field. Should you tweak your business model or stick to your strategy?

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Ashley Bowers

Chief Operating Officer, HomeSmart International
Ashley is Chief Operating Officer at HomeSmart. Her passion for diagnostics and leadership interaction in order to build engagement and alignment throughout organizations is what drives her to succeed. With over 17 years of experience in the talent management and organizational growth... Read More →
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Jay Macklin

Owner/Broker, RE/MAX Platinum Living
Jay Macklin is the Co-founder and designated Broker of RE/MAX Platinum Living based in Scottsdale, with offices in the DC Ranch community of North Scottsdale Arizona, Scottsdale Waterfront, Cave Creek and the Business District area known as Biltmore. He has spent more than 25 years... Read More →
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Eric Post

Managing Broker, Better Homes and Gardens Realty Partners
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Jude Rasmus

Head of Real Estate, Virgent Realty
Jude is the Head of Real Estate for Virgent Realty. As a licensed broker for the last 25 years, Jude has been responsible for acquisition and disposition of over 20,000 residential assets and $2 billion in sales in the Atlanta MSA and the Southeast. She has been recognized as a... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Hilton Imperial Ballroom A


How Boutique Firms are Changing the Way Real Estate is Done
Authenticity, highly local, niche markets, originality...these are the words many boutique firms use to describe their values. Learn how these firms think and act, and how they spell success.

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Stephanie Lanier

Co-Founder and Broker-in-Charge, The Lanier Property Group
Stephanie is Co-Founder and Broker-in-Charge of The Lanier Property Group, a boutique residential real estate firm. Stephanie is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist and a top producing agent. She has led her company to double in size in two short years. She is the winner of th... Read More →
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Courtney Poulos

Broker/Owner, Acme Real Estate
Hailing from the East Coast, Courtney and received a degree in Journalism/Public Relations from Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park. She spent 9 years working in arts and entertainment public relations prior to entering real estate, which... Read More →
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Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo

VP/Principal, Terra Firma Global Partners
Heidi Rickerd Rizzo has 37 years experience in real estate, specializing in residential, multi-family investment, property management and exchanges. Her passion and commitment to the industry are now reflected in the recent development of her own real estate brokerage, Terra Firma... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Hilton Imperial Ballroom A


Best Practices in the Digital Age

Relationships online, expert ratings, credible marketing and smoother transactions. How should we think about best practices in this new world?

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Noelle Bortfeld

Chief Marketing Officer, Windermere Real Estate
Noelle is responsible for all consumer marketing activities on behalf of Windermere. She oversees branding, advertising, interactive and direct marketing, social media, public relations and event marketing. Her experience includes brand marketing for a Fortune 500 company as well... Read More →
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Chris Lim

Founder and CEO, Climb Real Estate Group
Chris Lim is the founder and CEO of Climb Real Estate Group, a leading San Francisco-based real estate firm. Climb offers a comprehensive array of brokerage and marketing services for residential buyers, sellers and developers. Under Chris’s leadership, Climb has become the fastest-growing... Read More →
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Jerimiah Taylor

Team Leader, Keller Williams Realty
Jerimiah Taylor is a Team Leader, recruiter and trainer for 400 real estate agents, assistants and staff members at Keller Williams Realty in San Diego, a franchise owned by the CEO of Keller Williams Realty Inernational, Chris Heller. Since Jerimiah began his role as Team Leader... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Hilton Imperial Ballroom A


Which Broker Innovations Attract the Best Talent?
Recruitment is the Holy Grail for most brokers. What are some of the new ways brokers are finding the best and the brightest?

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Mark Bennett

Designated State Broker - California, Redfin
Mark Bennett is the designated State Broker in California at Redfin. Mark has been with Redfin for nearly seven years. Mark joined Redfin as the Market Manager for Southern CA and has also served as the Market Manager for Los Angeles, the District Manager for a section of California... Read More →
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Charles Moore

President and CEO, McGuire Real Estate
Born, raised, and educated in the Bay Area, Charles (Charlie) Moore followed in the footsteps of both his grandfather, Walter E. McGuire, and his mother, Florian McGuire Moore. Shortly after receiving a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from St. Mary’s College, he began... Read More →
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Glenn Sanford

CEO and Chairman of the Board, eXp Realty International Corp.
Glenn Sanford is the founder and CEO of eXp Realty, “The Agent-owned Cloud Brokerage™”.  After being involved with a number of internet start-ups in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, including a stint at AOL, Glenn started a highly successful real estate career in 2002. In 2006... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Hilton Imperial Ballroom A


How to Operate Your Brokerage for Maximum Profitability
It all comes down to money. What are the must-do things to keep your company in the black?

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John Aaroe

Founder and Owner, John Aaroe Group
The John Aaroe name has been synonymous with a commitment to professionalism for decades. From his early days with the elite Jon Douglas Company to his first record-breaking firm, Aaroe & Associates, his leadership role with Prudential California Realty and his dynamic vision for... Read More →
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Myron Kiriu

CEO/Owner/Realtor, Better Homes And Garden Real Estate Advantage Realty
Myron Kiriu has over 25 years of experience as a top producing real estate agent in Hawaii with over $1 billion in total sales volume. He was also voted “Hawaii’s Best Realtor” for 2015, 2014 and 2013 by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers, Hawaii’s most read newspaper. Myron... Read More →
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James Nunemacher

Principal, Vanguard Properties
James began selling real estate in 1986 and quickly became a top San Francisco Sales Producer. That same year he founded Vanguard Properties. Under his leadership and standards of excellence, it has grown to be one of the most innovative boutique real estate firms in California.He... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton Imperial Ballroom A