Sessions

New Flood Zone Certification Reports

Plaza Room - 2nd Floor - 9:10-9:20
Moderator: Jim Speer - MLSLI
Panelists: Christina Shaw, Thomas Whalen, Allstate Insurance Company,

This new MLS product provides a flood zone certification for each listed property located in a zip code which any portion of is within an A, AE or V flood zone.  Along with the report will be a flood insurance quote based upon the zone of the property.

A copy of the report will be emailed to the agent and broker as well as automatically uploaded to Stratus as an attachment.

Meet NAR’s REach® Accelerators & Newcomers

Plaza Room - 2nd Floor - 9:20-9:30
Moderator: Jim Speer - MLSLI
Panelists: Miguel Berger, Voiceter, Joel Shears, Remine, Cynthia Adams, Pearl Home Certification, Scott Barrett, Centriq Technology, Steve Bentz, Immoviewer,

NAR’s mission of its REach® program aims to move new organizations rapidly forward beyond their initial successes through education, mentorship, and market exposure to one of the largest industries in the world.  Meet three of those vendors from 2017, Pearl Certification, Centriq Homes and Immoviewer plus innovative new tech companies on the scene whose products MLSLI is making available to you as new member benefits – Voiceter and Remine.

Keynote Session: 3X Your Sales By Making the Right Choices

Plaza Room - 2nd Floor - 9:30 - 10:30
Speaker: Jeff Lobb - SparkTank Media

Real estate is not rocket science… But it is a BUSINESS. Every day in this business, you wake up unemployed. At the same time LIFE gets in the way and can wreak havoc on your business. The daily activities and the choices we make will separate the top producers from the average agent and will determine the success of our efforts. Every agent needs to have a clear plan of execution. Jeff Lobb will identify the pain points in both Real Estate and Life with an understanding and results of our choices and decisions. He breaks down the activities, systems, marketing and technology of top producers, that generate opportunity, creates momentum and will help you plan to Multiply SALES by 3X.. This session is a game changer and will not only grow your business, but can change your life. Growth happens when you have a plan, and you get serious about the daily activities and execution. It’s your business and your choices… Choose wisely.

Matterport – Have You Seen the Latest?

Emerald Room - 1st Floor - 9:30 - 10:15
Speaker: Mark Tepper - Matterport

Matterport has introduced a wave of new features that will blow your clients away. Not only are these meant to help you win more listings but even decrease time on market. We’ll show you how successful agents have implemented Matterport to win listings, impress their sellers and get homes sold faster.

Writing Contracts & Creating Listings in Stratus Using Instanet Anywhere

Veranda Room - 2nd Floor Opposite Exhibit Hall
Speaker: Joe Kazzoun - Instanet Solutions

Learn how to use the power of TransactionDesk and Authentisign to save time and make things easier for you and your clients. . Fill out forms and get documents signed wherever you are. All you need is an internet connection. Learn how easy it really is to finally go paperless.

Did you know you can use Instanet to create a listing in Stratus? We’ll show you how to do that, store all your files in the cloud and much more.

This session is repeated:       9:30 – 10:15             11 – 11:45            12:40 – 1:20            2:15 – 3

Your Safety is Non-Negotiable – The Beverly Carter Story

Plaza Room - 2nd Floor - 11-11:45
Speaker: Carl Carter - The Beverly Carter Foundation

Don’t miss this powerful presentation by Carl Carter, son of Beverly Carter, on Realtor® safety that only someone with his background and experience could deliver.  His story and presentation is an impactful combination of harrowing details involving his mother’s story and practical industry anecdotes and takeaways.  Carl’s mission is to take his mother’s experience and use it as inspiration to make positive changes in agents’ lives and business.

  • Lessons Learned from the Beverly Carter Story
  • Efficient Processes = Safer Practices & Time Better Spent
  • Examining Personal Marketing for Mixed Messages
  • Establishing Safety Partnerships & Accountability

Cybersecurity & The Real Estate Professional: Arm Your Business Against Cybercrime

Emerald Room - 1st Floor - 11-11:45
Speaker: Jessica Edgerton - National Association of Realtors

The real estate industry is squarely in the sites of cybercriminals.  Failing to implement the appropriate protective measures exposes businesses to ruined transactions, governmental fines, lawsuits, and devastating reputational damage.  In this session NAR Associate Counsel, Jessica Edgerton, will provide you with the informational tools and tips you need to arm your real estate practice against cybercrime.

How to Win Against Real Estate Listing Portals?

Terrace Room - 1st Floor - 11-11:45
Speaker: Greg Robertson - W&R Studios (Cloud CMA)

Your clients are flocking to sites like Zillow, Trulia and Redfin.  How do you compete?  Discover how to leverage each site’s weakness to your advantage with the Cloud Agent Suite of products.

How To Win The Listings You Want With Your MLSLI Global Marketing Tools

Hampton Garden - 1st Floor - 11-11:45
Speaker: Janet Choynowski - Immobel / Real-Buzz

Sellers are asking about your plans to attract international buyers?  Impress them with answers that put you ahead of the competition!  Demonstrate global exposure that really works.  How to use your free MLSLI Immobel and Real-Buzz tools to bring in more commission dollars. 

Explode Your Business by Better Serving the Needs of Home Buyers and Sellers

Plaza Room - 2nd Floor - 11:45- 12:30
Speaker: Marilyn Wilson - RE Technology/WAV Group

Are you looking for that edge that’s going to take your business to a whole new level of greatness?  Competing effectively takes paying close attention the information, analysis, responsiveness and education that consumers need to feel comfortable to list their home, become a homeowner for the first time, or trade up to their next purchase.   Listen and learn from research conducted with Long Island consumers about the best ways to blow the doors off your business by providing just what consumers are looking for today.

Zillow Group: Working With Today’s Home Sellers and Shoppers

Emerald Room - 2nd Floor - 11:45-12:30
Speaker: Curt Beardsley - Zillow Group

More than 166 million consumers leverage the power of Zillow, Trulia and other Zillow Group brands every month — and we’ve conducted the industry’s most complete study of these internet-age consumers.  Do you know the best ways to connect with these buyers and sellers?  Learn how you can make Zillow and Trulia work for you, and how we can help you reach and engage with today’s sellers and shoppers.  This session will provide actionable information on the most effective ways to utilize the Zillow Group sites and connect with the audiences they attract.

The R in Your CRM – It’s All About Relationships

Terrace Room - 1st Floor - 11:45-12:30
Speaker: Linda Davis - Re/Max, Ledyard, CT

Most agents never go beyond using their CRM as a database or online address book but a CRM should be more about relationships than data. Explore your choices and then discover how to use a CRM to enhance your business.

 

Are Foreclosures Dead?

Hampton Garden - 1st Floor - 11:45-12:30
Speaker: Erik Wind - GeoData Plus, LLC

In this product demo, Erik Wind, President of GeoData Plus explores local market data to help answer the question – is the foreclosure market worth pursuing?  He’ll also demonstrate how to use GeoData to target foreclosures and to help you get your next listing.

Interactive Buyer And Seller Presentations: 3D Tours & Floorplans

Plaza Room - 2nd Floor - 12:40-1:25
Speaker: Steve Bintz - immoviewer, Inc.

Liven up your buyer and seller appointments with interactive, immersive components.  Learn how to transform your value proposition with easy to use, fast, and affordable DIY technology that 70% of consumers say they expect to be available during the transaction.  Once you’ve won the client, generate leads, show property remotely and easily share content via social media or websites.  Brokers can instantly scale attractive tools across all agents as a brand standard to boost productivity and retention.

Experience the creation of a tour from start to finish in this LIVE product demo!

 

Give Buyers What They Want & Agents What They Need! Experience Collaborate!

Emerald Room - 1st Floor - 12:40-1:25
Speaker: Laureen Zarba - LIBOR / MLSLI

Collab is the client portal that enables you to track client activity, keep in constant communication, automatically text listings and share private documents with them.  It is a state of the art program that offers everything you and your client will need to guide them through the buying process.

Getting Home Safe is a Free Member Benefit

Terrace Room - 1st Floor - 12:40-1:25
Speaker: Susan Young - Real Safe Agent

In this session hear about LIBOR’s new member benefit, Real Safe Agent.  It’s not a personal safety app, it’s a crime prevention system that empowers the entire real estate community to cooperate and collaborate to keep each member safe while still allowing each member to work the way he or she is most comfortable.

Social Media Marketing Made Easy with RPR

Hampton Garden Room - 1st Floor - 12:40-1:25
Speaker: Veronica McManus - Realtors Property Resource, LLC

In this session we’ll show you how to create and build a solid online presence.

  • Share interesting facts about your marketplace using RPR Neighborhood Reports
  • Promote your brand as the local market expert by sharing RPR Market Activity Reports
  • Market listings using RPR Property Reports and Flyers

And we’ll arm you with a variety of social media tips & tricks to help you make the most of your social media campaign!

99 Problems But Sales Ain’t One

Plaza Room - 2nd Floor - 1:30-2:15
Moderator: Jeff Lobb - SparkTank Media
Panelists: Mike Ardolino Realty Connect USA, Thomas McCarthy Thomas J. McCarthy Real Estate, Inc., Melissa Gomez, ERA/Top Service Realty Inc., Laura Copersino Douglas Elliman Real Estate,

Jeff Lobb will be talking to a top producer panel to break down what it takes to do the volume and production they are doing. He will dive into systems, marketing, unique teams or team structures, their biggest mistakes and their claims to fame.  You won’t want to miss this session where Jeff will dig deep to get actionable takeaways from the panel.

The Power to Build Community

Emerald Room - 1st Floor - 1:30-2:15
Speaker: Linda Davis - Re/Max, Ledyard, CT

Mark Zuckerberg just changed the company mission and it’s all about building community.  As a result Facebook Groups will be getting new tools and enhancements.  You might not change the world with your Facebook Group but you can grow your network by bringing people together.  This session will show you how.

Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

Terrace Room - 1st Floor - 1:30-2:15
Speaker: Cynthia Adams - Pearl Home Certification

Smart home technology, changing building code, and Millennial purchasing preferences are transforming our market – don’t get caught in the undertow of this coming wave. Learn how to ride it and have a big strategic advantage on your next listing. Plus earn huge love from even the most persnickety buyer. You will discover: features so awesome, you’ll want to install them on your own property, prospecting secrets so effective you’ll have an unfair advantage, and three colossal mistakes that are costing you and your seller money.

 

Solar Overview for Real Estate Professionals

Hampton Garden Room - 1st Floor - 1:30-2:15
Speaker: Christina Mathieson - Clean Energy Options

Don’t miss this powerful and informative overview covering what you need to know about solar.

  • How Solar Works
  • Definition and comparison of residential solar lease, solar power purchase agreement and owned/financed solar
  • Leases and PPAs –  Concerns at End-of-lease or contract term
  • Full financial comparison between Leased Solar, PPA and Owned/Financed residential solar.
  • Analysis of financed residential solar including all credits and rebates.
  • Finance Options for New Homeowners – Why it matters?
  • How to create opportunity with solar know-how

Shockingly Simple (and New!) Strategies to Win Listings Now

Plaza Room - 2nd Floor - 2:15-3
Speaker: Kristi Kennelly - Move, Inc. l realtor.com®

Learn 10 actionable strategies gathered from top agents around the country to help develop and close listing leads right now. Discover free tools you can access immediately, new technologies that help you identify and convert opportunities, and a different approach to communicating your expertise that will help you win over sellers today.

Stratus Collab Messaging

Emerald Room - 1st Floor - 2:15-2:35
Moderator: Kevin Loiacono - MLSLI President - BrookHampton Realty
Panelists: Carlos Grass, Stratus Data Systems,

Stratus Collab provides the ability to communicate from anywhere, in real time, with clients and all MLSLI members without needing phone numbers or email addresses.

Stratus Collab uses the internet to send messages, listings, images, or documents. The service is very similar to text messaging services however, because it uses the internet the cost of using Stratus Collab is significantly less than texting.

Stratus Collab is a cross-platform messaging application with support for iOS, Android, and all standard approved browsers.

Voice-Powered Real Estate Search Is Here

Terrace Room - 1st Floor - 2:15-2:35
Speaker: Miguel Berger - Voiceter Pro

In this session Voiceter Pro co-founder, Miguel Berger, introduces Real Estate and Real Estate Search, the voice-powered real estate search tools that enable consumers to ask Alexa, Cortana and Google Home to search your MLSLI listings.  Find out how you can get more qualified leads and boost your consumer reach by leveraging today’s artificial intelligence personal assistants – Alexa, Google Home and Cortana!

Remine Big Data

Emerald - 1st Floor - 2:35 - 3
Speaker: Joel Shears - Remine

In this session, see how Remine is used to analyze big data to provide real estate professionals easy to use visualizations and actionable intelligence.  We’re excited to announce that Remine will be a new member benefit product to all MLSLI Realtors® early in – 2018!

Emerging Technologies for Real Estate & the Real World

Terrace Room - 1st Floor - 2:35-3
Speaker: Mark Tepper - Matterport

Always wanted to be ahead of the curve and know what’s on the horizon in Residential Real Estate? Don’t miss this innovative session and learn how Realtors are taking advantage of Virtual Reality today. We’ll also discuss how Virtual Reality may change the way homes are sold in the future for the better of all in the process, especially Realtors. You’ll walk away with tangible actionable steps to differentiate yourself from your competition.

Latest Apps and Online Tools

Plaza - 2nd Floor - 3:05-3:20
Speaker: Linda Davis - Re/Max, Ledyard, CT

So many to choose from!  This session will investigate the best of the newest apps available.  Will any of them deserve a spot on your home screen? Plus a few new online tools to add to your tool box.

Amazingly Simple Way to Get More Leads (Product Demo)

Emerald Room - 1st Floor - 3:05-3:20
Speaker: Scott Barrett - Centriq Technology, Inc

The key to successful farming is consistency — making sure your face and name are seen regularly so that when homeowners are ready to sell, or someone asks for a referral, they immediately think of you.  In this session, you’ll see how you can use Centriq, a revolutionary new tool that quickly and easily creates a personalized user guide specific to each home, to dramatically increase your exposure with each of the homeowners in your target area and improve your farming output.

Finding Your Online Differentiator

Plaza - 2nd Floor - 3:25 to 4:05
Speaker: Jeff Lobb - SparkTank Media

Stand out and win new business!  You have all heard the numbers that 92% or more of consumers are online.  Knowing that, the question… where are you?

In this session you will learn key strategies to be where the consumer is online.  Learn how to be more visible to them with Google, guild your online reputation and really go outside the box to digitally farm your market.  Other great strategies shared will be unique marketing strategies to find customers and ways to drive them back to your site AFTER they have left.  This is a content-packed session you don’t want to miss!

How to Get Leads from Facebook and Instagram

Emerald Room - 1st Floor - 3:25 to 4:05
Speaker: Dana Lynne Nowick - MLSLI / LIBOR
Panelists: Jonathan Lass, MLSLI/LIBOR,

Let’s face it, what do all of the people you’re cold calling, door knocking, and even doing business with have in common?  They use Facebook and Instagram. Learn how to get leads from the two most popular social media sites in the world.  See how you can target all types of buyers and sellers. Join us in this fun and interactive session and learn some new ways to get leads without overspending your budget. From beginner to advanced – we have something in store for everyone.

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