Galveston rolls out the red carpet for Texas REALTORS® from across the state at the 2010 Texas REALTORS® Convention and Trade Expo September 13-15 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. This is an opportunity to network with other REALTORS®, share new ideas and learn about the latest technology. With more than 40 hours of MCE, there are sure to be classes to help you grow your business. There will be education sessions on customer relationships, risk reduction, time management, gadgets and tools to make you more efficient, tax strategies to keep more money in your pocket and much more. The opening session speaker is Rick Rigsby, who wowed the audience at the 2009 TAR leadership conference and returns to share more of his wisdom and humor. Don’t miss out on his inspirational message, “The Essence of Greatness.”
Governance meetings will be held September 10-12, prior to the convention events. REALTORS® are encouraged to attend a regional caucus or sit in on one of the forums about the latest legal and regulatory issues affecting the real estate profession.
Special events include:
Monday, Sept. 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
You won’t want to miss this chance to see old friends, make new ones, and network while enjoying some great snacks and entertainment. Event open to all convention registrants.
Sponsors: Galveston Association of REALTORS® & Texas Association of REALTORS®
Coffee and Conversation – Networking and Welcome to First-timers
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:30-9 a.m.
Tuesday is a full day of great education sessions but, before you head to class, stop in and have a cup of coffee with Texas Association of Realtors® leaders and welcome first-time attendees. Here’s another chance to meet a new contact and to expand that ever-important referral network. Don’t miss out.
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m
Almost everyone in real estate has heard of Pat Zaby. He has taught nationally for over 30 years and has spoken at the NAR convention for many years. He has been a featured speaker for state conventions and national franchises. If you’ve heard him speak, you know he knows the business. Don’t miss this lunch. Pat will share some marketing tips and give an overview of his afternoon session. Ticketed event.
Island Sunset Gathering
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 6:30–9 p.m
All convention attendees are invited to experience the Island sunset and fabulous vistas while networking and enjoying hors d‘oeuvres from one of Galveston’s best vantage points – the Viewfinder Room atop the Moody Gardens Hotel. Transportation provided.
Sponsor: Texas Lone Star CRS Chapter
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 12:30–1:45 p.m
You have made new contacts and learned at lot – now you’re ready to head home to get more listings, close more transactions and improve your bottom line. But don’t leave before lunch. If you haven’t heard Jim McIngvale (Mattress Mack) speak you’re in for a treat. Jim will share his thoughts on bringing a bright, sunny future into the present.
For more information and to register, go to the TAR website, www.texasrealtors.org.