Make a Splash! The 2017 Realty Round Up Preview

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How great would it be to attend a trade show that provided real estate professionals with worthwhile networking opportunities, professional development training from top industry instructors, free giveaways, and the chance to win a Mercedes? You can find that and more at Realty Round Up!

At this year's event, you can expect inspiring and educational sessions to give you tools you need for success, and the most fun you've had at a REALTOR®-related event.

Just how big and exciting is Realty Round Up? Realty Round Up, ABoR's biggest event of the year, and the largest real estate-oriented trade show in Central Texas, brings together more than 2,000 power-players of the Austin-area real estate community, and we expect even more to attend this year!

Don't be a fish out of water and make a splash with us on Wednesday, October 18 at the Palmer Events Center!


  • REALTOR® Members - FREE entry if registered before October 6, $10 after October 6.
  • Affiliate Members - $40
  • Non-Members - $60

Event Schedule

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. ABoR Annual Meeting and Economic Update w/ Keynote Speaker, Lawrence Yun
11:00 a.m.
Realty Round Up Trade Show Grand Opening
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Education Classes and Workshops
3:45 p.m.
Grand Prize Drawing (VIP Lounge in Exhibit Hall)
4:00 p.m. Realty Round Up Trade Show Floor Closed


11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
  • Home Inspection 101
    Instructor: Nick Moomaw
    Close more business and have less stress by gaining a better understanding of the inspection process and its function in the real estate transaction. Join us for Home Inspection 101 and: learn how to build a strong relationship with your inspectors, understand TREC SOP’s inspection requirements, learn what to expect from the inspection and how to set correct expectations, and review a portion of a sample inspection report and identify any obstacles.
    TREC# 26890, Provider number #0127, 1 CE hour, ABoR
  • Tired of Paying Too Much For Health Insurance?
    Instructor: Mark Darrough, US Health Advisors
    Learn how our organization has leveraged the collective purchasing power of tens of thousands of members to provide a health insurance program specifically designed for the self-employed at much lower rates. Let us show you how we can help with our private PPO plans available through our small business coalition.
  • List.Show.Sell.Repeat.CSS Training Session
    Instructor: Anne Lowe
    CSS has simplified the showing appointment process by providing the online productivity tools of and the CSS Mobile App. You will be able to access your showing activity from a mobile interface developed to streamline your workflow as you manage your daily sales opportunities. You can change showing instructions on the fly, edit your listings, collect feedback, and so much more with your CSS Account. Learn how CSS keeps you seamlessly connected to what matters.
  • TransactionDesk: An Authentic Authentisign Experience
    Instructor: Keith Hensley
    Are you paying for an e-signature tool? You shouldn’t have to! Join us for an overview of the free e-signature tool, Authentisign, which is included as part of your ABoR MLS subscription. Attendees will learn each step of the Authentisign process, including how to submit counteroffers, how to set up all signing participants, and the different signing scenarios to ensure you’re ready for anything. We recommend a basic understanding of the TransactionDesk system to ensure you get the most out of this free session.
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Social Media: Lead Generation and Branding
    Instructor: Kenny Young
    This three-hour workshop will help you build a social media presence, learn how to generate leads online, create branding intended for social media platforms, and stay engaged with your sphere of influence using the most appropriate social media channels.
    TREC# 32003 | Provider #0127, 3 CE hours, ABoR
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Solve Your Buyers’ Biggest Problem with Down Payment Connect
    Instructor: Sean Moss
    Partnering with Down Payment Resource, Down Payment Connect offers ABoR members their own personal landing page and down payment assistance program search. This lead-gen tool is free to members! Show your clients and prospects you can help them find information about available down payment programs. Attend this workshop to learn how other agents are using Down Payment Connect on websites, blogs, email signatures, social media, and ad campaigns.
  • A Deeper Look on Zonability
    Instructor: Roxanne Ford, Austin Title and Leigh Budlong, Zonability
    Zonability is a powerful system connecting multiple regulatory layers of land-use and zoning details at the parcel level. With Zonability reports, real estate professionals can unlock data and analytics to identify a property’s untapped potential. Attend this workshop and learn how to get these free reports.
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Home Loan for Veterans
    Instructor: Chad Bowman
    This course is designed to provide REALTORS® with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program as well as the Texas Veterans Housing Assistance Program—the two most commonly used home loan programs for Texas military veterans. Buyer’s agents will be better prepared to assist military buyers and listing agents in understanding the implications of receiving VA offers on their listings.
    TREC# 32157 | Provider #0127, 2 CE hours, ABoR
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Homesnap Pro 101 & Secrets to Effective Facebook Advertising
    Instructor: Homesnap Trainer
    Join us as we cover the basics of using the agent side of the Homesnap app. Basics include: searching, sharing listings, messaging, the Homesnap News Feed, understanding agent profiles, setting the Safety Timer, creating a Rapid CMA, and inviting your sphere into Homesnap. In addition, you will learn how to utilize Homesnap Facebook and Instagram ads to market yourself on social media. Homesnap offers fully automated functionality to help you create, publish, target, and optimize your very own Facebook advertising program.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Get Glad with ECAD
    Instructor: Austin Energy
    Learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure ordinance and the role ECAD plays in a real estate transaction for homes at least 10 years old in the Austin area.
  • What You Need To Know To Double Your Condo Business
    Instructor: Michael Garza, Guaranteed Rate
    In 2016, Guaranteed Rate closed over 14,000 condos and funded over $23 Billion in home loans while maintaining a 95% customer satisfaction rating. Come learn how to increase your condo business with the leader in condo financing. Topics will include Warrantable vs Non-Warrantable condo’s, New vs Existing projects, Jumbo condo financing, Condo renovation financing, FHA/VA condominiums, and much more.

Booths and Advertising Opportunities Available

Hosting a booth at Realty Round Up is a great way to meet real estate professionals and market your business to over 2,000 attendees! There are very few booths and advertising spots available, so get yours today before they're sold out! Members receive a discount on all booth prices, which start at $650.

Need to brush up on your exhibitor skills? Whether it's your first time exhibiting at Realty Round Up or you're looking for new tips and tricks, attend our Realty Round Up Exhibitor Training Class on Monday, September 25 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the ABoR HQ! ABoR member, Jenny Turney will facilitate and show you how to increase your return on investment at Realty Round Up! Register today, as spots are limited!

Visit the Realty Round Up website for more details.


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