ABoR is proud to announce our 2019 Speaker Series, where we connect you with industry leaders, disruptors, and changemakers on the core issues impacting your business.
Speaker Series events are exclusive to ABoR members. Coffee and light snacks are provided. And several of our Speaker Series come with CE credit!
2019 ABoR Speaker Series Schedule
July 31: Central Texas Economic Forecast
Our annual forecast with Dr. Jim Gaines, Chief Economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, is back. Austin’s population is expected to exceed one million residents next year, according to the City of Austin. Learn what that means for Central Texas, and what we can anticipate for the rest of the year during this popular event on July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Registration opening soon!
June 25: Constructing a Green, Global Future
Don't miss this special evening, happy hour edition of our Speaker Series! To kick off Global Week, ABoR Global is dedicating an evening to going green on June 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sustainability advocates Craig Foley of Rethink39 and Douglas Gilliland of Taurus of Texas will dig into innovative green building programs that are making sustainability the standard and impact the planning, design, and construction of new environments here and around the globe. The evening will end with cocktails.
May 29: Luxury Listing Specialist
Breaking into the luxury market is one thing, but successfully dominating it is another. Learn cutting-edge techniques that will help you sell high-end homes for more money on May 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Michael LaFido, a top-producing REALTOR® and Founder & CEO of Luxury Listing Specialist, will share proven principles, strategies, and systems that can help you stand out above the competition in this space.
TREC #35282 I Provider #9980 I 3 CE hours
March 27: Slash Your Taxes by $2,500 or More
Discover simple, legal tax-reduction strategies that most self-employed or solo-business owners miss out on but can save you thousands. On March 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., you'll learn audit-proof, tax-saving tips such as deducting maximum entertainment expenses, using a medical reimbursement plan, maximizing automobile and home deductions, and learning how to make the most of your new 20 percent 199A tax deduction.
February 13: Thriving in a Sea of Change
You know you bring a lot to the party, but do your clients know what you do, how you do it, and why it should matter to them? On February 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Four-time REALTOR® of the Year Evan Fuchs and Holly Mayberry will walk you through a step-by-step process to discover your unique value as an advisor, how to own it, and how to use it to guide your business into the future.
TREC #35900 | Provider #0127 | 3 CE hours
January 30: High Power Negotiating
Don't leave this all-important sales skill on the table. Understand, master, and implement the principles of influential persuasion, leadership, and negotiation on January 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Longtime NAR speaker Ed Hatch will help you navigate confrontation in business and in our personal relationships, as well as learn how to win the cooperation of others in any environment.