The real estate industry is going through a number of significant “shifts” today that will change the way our industry operates in the future. These shifts are the result of natural pressures building up. The pressure occurs slowly over time but when it reaches a critical point change has to happen and we believe we are seeing this today on a number of fronts in our industry today. Mike Audet, founding partner of WAV Group, will talk about key shifts that are occurring in our industry that will shape our businesses dramatically in the coming years as well as key threats and opportunities we face looking forward.
Mike’s talk will look at changes in the Broker/Agent relationship and how this is causing a shift in real estate technology and what Brokers need to deliver to be competitive. Mike will also discuss the consumer’s role in real estate today and their changing role in the buy/sell relationship. Technology has changed the rules for consumers and REALTORS® and brokers and agents need to understand what this means for their business. Finally, Mike will talk about the world of syndication, 3rd party portals and other risks we face in our industry as well as opportunities we have to make the role of the REALTOR® stronger than ever in the real estate transaction.
Fellow Brokers share their expertise and look for you to share yours too on topics such as paperless transations, short sales, foreclosures, ipads and syndicating listings.
Blogging has remained one of the best forms of communication with your clients and the public. They are conversational, informative and quickly become a great resource for agents, sellers, and buyers. Learn how to be found by clients and search engines by tailoring a blog with the key elements that will continue to bring new and returning traffic. Blogs can enhance your website and establish your expertise. You will leave this session understanding what a blog is, why you need to blog, and how you can get started right away. Kim has been blogging for over five years now and has generated business directly from her blog.
Learn about pending legislation and current law affecting the real estate industry. Rob and Brad will focus on the benefits that have come from legislation for real estate consumer and how to communicate those benefits to your agents and clients.
Enjoy lunch, hear from Shannon Morgan about an exciting new community driven collaborative REALTOR® outreach program launching this week in Westland, share and discuss best practices with fellow brokers and enjoy a legislative summary from MAR’s Vice President of Public Policy and Legal Affairs, Rob Campau.
Chicken Monterey, field greens, english cucumbers, tear drop tomatoes, shredded carrots, poppy seed vinaigrettte. Seared chicken breast, repe avocado, salsa fresca, monterey jack cheese, roassed garlic mashed potatoes, dijon cream sauce. Lemon torte with rasberry coulis and creame fraiche.
Learn from a panel of appraisal experts on the importance for brokers to understand of the key components of a “gold standard” appraisal and steps to take to ensure best practices are discussed and policies developed for agents navigating the appraisal process.
Communication has changed and Social Media has become a very large part of the way people communicate with one another. It is important to be present and active on Social Networks and Kim will share how to manage the time spent online networking to return the most value. Social Media Marketing done correctly can generate income from the relationships that are established. Understand the risks and importance of establishing a social media policy. Kim is active on many social networks and has sold homes for clients that found her on various social networking platforms.
Greg will share the latest there is to know about Independent Contractors Status, Property Management and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, Buyer’s Agent’s Liability for Safety of Buyer Client, Listing Broker’s Administrative Fees, Successive Listing Agreements and more. Don't forget to download the white paper for all the information from McClelland & Anderson.