All REALTOR® Members of GAAR and SWMLS are invited to join us for the Annual Meeting, Lunch Program, plus free CE classes on Wednesday, December 5, 2018!
2018 GAAR/SWMLS Annual Meeting
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE
The event is a FREE member benefit and members are strongly encouraged to attend. To attend both AM and PM sessions, you will need to register separately. Register by using the link below each session.
GAAR/SWMLS Annual Meeting & Lunch (AM Session)
8:00 am - 8:30 am: Networking, Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am: Welcome, Year in Review and State of the Association
9:00 am - 10:15 am: GAAR Business Meeting/Directors Installation
SWMLS Business Meeting/Directors Installation
10:30 am - 11:20 am: Keynote, NAR Economic Update by Dr. Paul C. Bishop, NAR Vice President for Research
11:30 am - 12:45 pm: Lunch/Annual Giving Program
GAAR/SWMLS Annual Meeting (PM Session)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: "2020 Connected Consumer" (4CE) Training
National Speaker Jerry Rossi will present this class on how information technology has led to the biggest change in consumer behavior in history. With the Millenial consumer surpassing the buying power of the Baby Boomer, Rossi will cover what the Real Estate professional must do to work with today's younger client to meet this new challenge.
Don’t miss this highly engaging and fun workshop. Rossi, a sought-after "edutainer" will not only educate you on how technology has changed the industry but will keep you laughing as you meet the challenges of connecting with a new generation of home buyers.
Topics covered in this class:
- The Evolved Consumer
- Power of the Information Vault
- The Independent Buyer
- Influence of the Millennial Buyer
- The iGen Rebel
This class is free to GAAR REALTOR® Members and will be held at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North immediately following the lunch.
About Our Speakers
Paul C. Bishop, PhD, CBE
Bishop is the Vice President for Research at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The Research group publishes several comprehensive member and consumer surveys each year, conducts policy-oriented analysis to support association advocacy initiatives and tracks market activity with the publication of existing home sales data each month.
Prior to joining NAR in 2001, Dr. Bishop was a Senior Financial Economist at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Between 1991 and 1996, Dr. Bishop was a Senior Economist at the WEFA Group in the Regional Consulting and Forecasting Group where he managed the state and metropolitan area forecasting service and worked with clients on numerous consulting projects.
Rossi has been a REALTOR® for 47 years and has taught real estate in the US, Singapore, Prague, Belize, and the Netherlands. He works in North Raleigh with his wife of 40 years and they love helping buyers and sellers in Raleigh, NC where he has owned and managed real estate brokerages. Rossi is a published writer as well as a television host and writer. He has also been a presenter at REALTOR® conventions in 41 states.