Real estate conferences are a great way to learn more, network, and build your reputation. At a real estate conference, you get to interface one-on-one with experts in your field. You get to listen to the best of the best.
From commercial real estate to real estate investing, you can find out what you need to know from other real estate professionals.
But with so many real estate conferences available, how do you know which to prioritize? Here are some of the biggest real estate conferences in the industry.
1. Inman Connect (January 24-26th, 2023 – NYC, New York)
Held last in Las Vegas, Inman Connect is a 3-day conference covering the residential real estate market. This summit includes many incredible speakers and professionals who can give Realtors tips on growing their careers, influence, and books.
The agenda includes speakers, educational sessions, lead generation, and brokerage building. Professional investors and brokers cover everything at the summit, such as listing regular single-family and multifamily homes.
The Inman Connect conference is generally held at the beginning of the year and kicks off the other yearly sessions. It’s a great way to get started with your conferences and start building your networking opportunities.
2. EXPCON (October 2023, Las Vegas, NV)
EXPCON is eXp Realty’s annual in-person meetup event. Since eXp Realty is a virtual brokerage, EXPCON allows eXp agents to meet their friends and colleagues in person.
While EXPCON is primarily meant for eXp agents, brokers, and staff, any real estate professional interested in potentially joining eXp is welcome to attend. The event is open to agents in eXp’s global locations, including Canada, the U.K., Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, and more.
EXPCON typically lasts for a few days and hosts a variety of activities, including training and breakout sessions, special events, keynote speakers, a gala awards dinner, and plenty of networking opportunities.
This year EXPCON will return to being held in person and will take place at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will occur from November 9th to November 11th, and celebrity and TV host Mario Lopez will be the emcee for the gala awards dinner.
For those who can’t attend the event in person, portions of it will be live-streamed and available for viewing on eXp World, the company’s main virtual platform.
3. Keller Williams Family Reunion (February 18-21st, 2023 – Anaheim, CA)
As a real estate agent, you won’t want to miss the Keller Williams Family Reunion! It is the largest annual gathering of Keller Williams associates worldwide, and it provides a unique opportunity to learn, network, and grow your business.
At Keller Williams Family Reunion, you can expect to attend various educational sessions and workshops led by industry experts and top-performing agents. These sessions cover various topics, from marketing and lead generation to technology and business planning. You’ll come away with new skills, ideas, and strategies to implement immediately in your business.
In addition to the educational sessions, Keller Williams Family Reunion offers plenty of networking opportunities. You’ll have the chance to meet and connect with other real estate agents worldwide and with Keller Williams leaders and executives. You can swap stories, share advice, and make valuable connections to help you grow your business and career.
But Keller Williams Family Reunion isn’t all work and no play! The event includes fun and social events, such as a gala dinner and a dance party. These events allow you to unwind and connect with your fellow agents in a more relaxed setting.
Overall, Keller Williams Family Reunion is a must-attend event for any real estate agent serious about growing their business and career. With its combination of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and fun social events, it’s an experience that you won’t soon forget. So mark your calendars and start planning your trip – we’ll see you there!
4. RE/MAX R4 (Feb. 27 – Mar. 1st, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV)
The R4 RE/MAX event takes place over four days. This year’s event took place in Las Vegas. Over 6,000 agents attend the RE/MAX R4 conference every year. Sponsored by RE/MAX, the events included have their finger on the pulse of the industry.
A real estate agent can learn about networking, gaining referrals, taking professional training courses, and participating in awards ceremonies at this event. There are events ranging from ice cream socials to charitable auctions. There’s even live entertainment.
Because this conference is so robust, and there’s so much to experience, it’s a can’t-miss for many real estate professionals. Not only is it a time to network, but it’s also a time for people to unwind and connect professionally and personally.
Many brokerages send their real estate professionals to this event to learn more.
5. Tom Ferry’s Success Summit (August 22nd-24th, 2023 – Dallas, TX)
The Success Summit is considered an ultimate training event that helps industry leaders grow their businesses. This convention offers retail real estate professionals more information about the current industry and marketing.
Topics discussed include inventory availability, growing wealth, marketing, and secrets to success. Professionals can take notes from a keynote speaker, look into educational opportunities, and learn more about current industry trends.
The Success Summit is one of the year’s most important real estate events. You can look at past conferences to get a feel for what they can offer. This is a particularly valuable conference for those trying to move into becoming a broker or trying to develop their own portfolio of investments.
6. RealWorld (August 6-8th, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV)
At RealWorld, industry professionals can get a team package discount, participate in a laser-focused breakout session, and take a look at some of the next-generation real estate technology available.
The RealWorld agenda is primarily property management and real estate finance. RealWorld is perfect for Realtors and investors who want to own and manage residential real estate (apartments, condos, and townhomes).
Most real estate conferences concentrate primarily on listing and buyer agents and investors. That makes this conference more valuable for those interested in the real estate and investment industry.
7. CRE.Converge (October 18 – 20th, 2023 – Seattle, WA)
This is NAIOP’s annual conference on commercial real estate. Commercial real estate professionals can network and interface with the brightest minds.
For a CRE professional, this is an excellent chance to network and learn more about the industry. This is one of the most popular commercial real estate conferences.
The commercial real estate industry can be a particularly tough nut to crack. But mentorship with industry leaders can help. For those who want to learn more about the commercial industry, CCIM appears at trade shows with more information.
8. NAR NXT, The REALTOR Experience (November 14 – 16th, 2023 – Anaheim, CA)
The NAR NXT – The Realtor Experience conference is an annual event held by the National Association of Realtors, designed to provide a comprehensive learning and networking experience for real estate professionals. This conference aims to help real estate agents stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technology and to provide them with practical knowledge and skills to help grow their businesses.
At the NAR NXT – The Realtor Experience conference, attendees can expect to participate in educational sessions and forums led by industry experts, covering various topics, including technology, marketing, and lead generation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with over 15,000 other real estate professionals worldwide and to visit over 400 industry-leading exhibitors.
The conference also features keynote speakers like Jay Shetty and Venus Williams, who share their insights and experience with attendees. In addition, the conference includes unique features like offsite field experiences and facilitated networking, which enhances the attendee experience.
The 2023 conference will be held in Anaheim, California, with the Welcome Event at Angels Stadium, where attendees can enjoy live music, visit the dugouts and batting cages, and more. NAR NXT – The Realtor Experience is a can’t-miss event for real estate professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve and grow their businesses.
FAQs on Real Estate Conferences
What’s the best expo for real estate professionals?
At a minimum, most real estate professionals will attend the REALTORS Conference & Expo. It’s the biggest real estate industry and will have the most opportunities.
How do you become an attendee at a real estate conference?
A very exclusive conference or summit may require that you register and pay for your registration early. There may be limited attendance at a given real estate conference or summit, so deciding what you want early on is important.
Where are most real estate conferences held?
Most conferences don’t take place in the exact same location every year. Las Vegas is one of the most popular locations for conferences, but it’s not the only one. Apart from Las Vegas, many conferences occur across the west and east coast.
How can you identify the right real estate conference for you?
Every real estate conference has different focuses. First, you want to take a look at the location. You probably don’t want to go to New York if you’re in Washington. If you’re a residential investor, you probably don’t want to attend a CRE-focused event. Look at the agenda from prior years to determine whether it might be the right option.
How do you network at real estate conferences?
Bring lots of cards! Everyone at a real estate conference is already there for networking. Do your research. If there are specific firms or brokerages, you want to interact with, know where they are and make a list. It’s all about getting your name out there.
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