2015 Keynote Speakers and Guest Speakers

 

Sept 14 HeadshotRossi – Everyone talks about change but no one changes the talk.
ROSSI DOES –  and has from his blistering start of 10 listings in his
first two weeks and 86 closings in his  first 12 months in real estate,
to his Future Paced presentations from every US State to  Belize,
Singapore to Prague and Amsterdam. Never satisfied with the
status quo, he  constantly updates his presentations at the speed
of information to masterfully reframe  the real estate industry of
the evolving consumer’s needs, trending market demands, and  fresh technology
resources.   Now he’s spinning real estate education into the future with
‘Class in the Round’! Because  ‘the Edutainer’ knows that people don’t buy
what you do, they buy WHY you do it. And YOU  are his WHY.
Others say, “He’s an imaginative humorist, investigative optimist, and peripheral visionary.”
He says, “We are all genius unrecognized by self.”Check out this YouTube video of Rossi’s “Authentic Self” presentation.Rossi will be teaching Wednesday, September 30th from 9:30 am – 12:30pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Rossi is sponsored by Fidelity Title Agency of Alaska, LLC and Mat-Su Title Agency, LLC.

Maura Neill - photo (2)Maura Neill – Maura Neill, ABR, CRS, CDPE, e-PRO, MRP, MA, REALTOR® is a second-generation REALTOR® who combines her love for the industry with her passion for education. Before getting into the real estate business in 2001, Maura previously taught at The Florida State University, University of Phoenix, and Gwinnett County Public Schools (in the Metro Atlanta area). She is an active agent with RE/MAX Around Atlanta, leading her team and representing buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis, and considers education – both clients and other real estate agents – an important part of her role as a REALTOR®.Maura is a social media and technology devotee and an active real estate speaker and instructor on subjects such as real estate technology, building your business via social media, customer service and client retention. She has spoken for various conferences, such as RETSO, Inman Agent Reboot, Inman Connect, Council of Residential Specialists’ Sell-A-Bration, Women’s Council of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®, for state and local associations in Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin, as well as the Guam Association of REALTORS®, RE/MAX, ERA, and Crye-Leike. Maura is active with the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. An active voice for the real estate industry, Maura was chosen to be a facilitator for NAR’s “REthink the Future” project in 2012-13. In addition, she’s a NAR-approved e-PRO® instructor and is the lead instructor and subject matter expert for NAR’s newest certification, the Military Relocation Professional (MRP).

Maura is also the Founder and Host of Atlanta: 365 Days, 365 Things To Do, a hyper-local online travel resource and magazine for newcomers and natives, for which she had a spot on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, and the founder of Trick or Treat for the Troops, which is now in its eighth year and sends dozens of care packages to U.S. Servicemen and -women who are deployed and away from their families during the holiday season. A lover of all things Atlanta, Maura lives in Johns Creek, Georgia, with her husband Ben, their Beagles Charlie, Jarvis, and Maddy, and one cat who wishes to remain anonymous.

Maura will be teaching Friday, October 2nd from 9:00am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Her presentation is sponsored by Stewart Title of the Kenai Peninsula and Kachemak Bay Title Agency.

maude morseMaude Morse – Maude will be teaching a brand new course designed specifically for the 2015 AAR Convention.  Maude’s class is entitled “Mortgage Loans and Beyond: The New Frontier.”  This class is designated for 2 ECE credits.

Maude will be teaching on Thursday, October 1st, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  Her presentation is sponsored by First National Bank Alaska.

ABatesAnita Bates – Anita will be teaching “Landlord Tenant Act: Basics for all Licensees” on Saturday morning, October 3rd, from 8 am – 10 am.  This class is designated for 2 DCE credit hours.
PeggyAnn2PeggyAnn McConnochie – PeggyAnn is teaching “Current Alaska Real Estate Legal & Ethical Issues” on Saturday, October 3rd, from 10 am – 12:00 pm.  This class is designated for 2 DCE credit hours.
cheryl costa FATCOCheryl Costa – Cheryl is with First American Title and they have a special class approved for this convention entitled “Consumer Protection: TRID.”  Cheryl’s class is on Saturday, October 3rd, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  This class is designated form 2 DCE credit hours.
suellen appellofSuellen Appellof – Suellen’s class is entitled “Contracts & Real Estate License Law” and will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  This class is designed for 2 DCE credit hours.

 

2017 NAR Committee Recommendations

Are you or someone you know interested in serving on an NAR committee in 2017?   

The online Committee Recommendation Form on REALTOR.org will be accepting recommendations beginning on March 7th!  (Instruction documents will be available on March 1st.)  Please read the following important information regarding the Committee Recommendation Process:

Re-appointment to Committees & Continuing Terms

Committee members are NOT automatically considered for reappointmentA member currently serving on a committee, whose term expires in 2016 MUST submit a recommendation via the Online Committee Recommendation Form if he/she would like to be considered for service in 2017. 

Members who have a continuing term that expires in 2017 or 2018 do not need to submit a recommendation to remain on the committee; they will remain until the term expires.

Process for 2017 Committee Recommendation Process

The deadline for submitting committee recommendations is May 23, 2016.  All recommendations must be submitted via the online form.

Using the form, you can recommend yourself or another suitable candidate.   When submitting a recommendation you are required to include relevant comments that highlight the candidate’s skills and qualifications for the position.  All comments are confidential.

We encourage you to seek recommendations from colleagues with whom you have worked closely, in particular members of state and national leadership.

Follow these steps to access the Committee Recommendation Home Page:

1. Log-on to REALTOR.org
2. Click the “About NAR” tab at the top of the page
3. Click “Governance” in the right hand side of the page
4. Click “Committees” in the right hand side of the page
5. Click “Committee Selection Process” in the right hand side of the page
6. Click “Enter and view your committee recommendations” in the center of the page

The link below may also be used to access the recommendation form directly on REALTOR.org. http://gms.realtor.org/comrecords.nsf/comselMbrhome?readform

Things to Consider when Submitting Recommendations

Please review the committee structure, which lists each committee’s purpose statement, composition (how many members), length of term, and specific qualifications for consideration to see what committee you would best serve.  Please note that if appointed to a committee you will be expected to attend all of its meetings and serve the full length of the term.  Furthermore, please note that forums are open to all members; so recommendations need not be submitted for forums unless you are seeking the position of chair or vice chair.

The committee structure* can be found by clicking “View Committee Information” on the committee recommendation homepage (link provided above).

*Note: The content is from the current (2016) committee structure.  The 2017 committee structure will be approved at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in May, 2016.

Expertise Profiles

NAR’s Expertise Profile Database was designed to provide all levels of the REALTOR® family (including the Local, State and National Associations) with key information about you and your professional experience. The information that you will provide in this profile will be used as a resource in a variety of ways, including identification of members with certain expertise to serve on committees, working groups, presidential advisory groups; also, to respond to surveys about association issues, products, services etc.  

Individuals interested in serving on NAR’s committees are encouraged to create and/or update their expertise profiles.  However, they are not required. Please note:  Completing an expertise profile is NOT the same as submitting a recommendation for yourself!  If you wish to serve on a committee you still must submit a recommendation via the online Committee Recommendation Form on REALTOR.org.

To access the Expertise Profile page*:
Click “Enter Your Expertise Profile” on the committee recommendations homepage (http://gms.realtor.org/comrecords.nsf/comselMbrhome?readform)

Turn to REALTOR.org for the Latest Information

Use of electronic mail and the NAR Governance page on REALTOR.org serves as the vehicle for promoting and publicizing information related to the Committee Recommendation/Selection process.  Therefore it is imperative that you adjust your email spam filter settings so that you receive important emails from NAR.

NAR Governance Home Page*:

http://www.realtor.org/user/login?destination=/governance

Committees Home Page*:

http://www.realtor.org/governance/committees

*Members need to have a REALTOR.org login and password to access these pages.  Contact Information Central at (800) 874-6500; InfoCentral@realtors.org for login and password assistance.

Contact Information

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