CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2013 opens next week in Long Beach
LONG BEACH, CALIF. (Oct. 1) – CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2013, the state’s largest real estate trade show, opens next week at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach Calif. Running Oct. 8-10, CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2013 offers three full days of valuable and insightful seminars, various targeted bootcamps, and networking opportunities for California REALTORS®.
Highlights of CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2013 include:
Tuesday, Oct. 8
“Opening Session: Where is the Industry Going?” The future of the real estate industry varies by perspective. Where does the broker fit in and what does that mean at the association level? C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer, joined by top California brokers, will share expert insight into what's next for real estate and what it all means. Panelists include: Michele Williams, broker with Star Real Estate South County in Aliso Viejo, Calif.; Ed Krafchow, chairman of the board of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in Pleasanton, Calif.; and Rich Cosner, president of Prudential California Realty in Orange County, Calif. and the Inland Empire.
Tuesday Lunch: “A Rags to Riches Story with Barbara Corcoran” How do you turn a $1,000 loan into a five-billion dollar business? According to self-made real estate empress Barbara Corcoran, you do it by learning how to fail well. Barbara tells the story of how, armed with a loan from her boyfriend and her own gritty determination, she quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City and turned that company into a multi-billion dollar business. A highly motivational and hugely entertaining success story with the big life lessons Barbara learned along the way.
Exhibit Hall The exhibit hall for CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2013 will open at 2 p.m., Oct. 8, providing attendees with an opportunity to meet with vendors and discover the hottest new trends and products for the real estate industry.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
“Understanding Today’s Consumer: The Impact of Demographic Trends” REALTORS® who grasp the state’s changing consumer makeup will have the upper-hand in understanding how to appeal to emerging clients. Will the American Dream of homeownership undergo a change in perception among the American populace as it grows increasingly diverse? Presented by C.A.R.’s brand new Thought Leadership Program, the session features panelists Dowell Myers, Riva Froymovich, and Susan Brown. C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer will moderate.
Wednesday Lunch: “Big Data's Big Impact” Data is becoming the oil of the information age, a raw material and the foundation of new goods and services. As we collect and crunch more data, the good news is that we can do extraordinary things: fight disease, reduce climate change, and unlock mysteries of science. The bad news is that it can also lead to worries for which we are unprepared. Join this fascinating journey into the world of big data. In the end, it may even just change the way you look at everything.
Thursday, Oct. 10
“Tomorrow’s Housing: The Future of California Real Estate” Will future housing markets and public policy reflect the needs and desires of an increasingly diverse client base? Will the American Dream be redefined in the years to come with respect to homeownership? At the second Thought Leadership panel, panelists Joel Kotkin, Joe Mathews, and Perry Wong, will provide the answers to these questions and more. CEO Joel Singer will moderate.
Thursday Lunch: “2014 Housing Market Forecast with Leslie Appleton-Young” C.A.R. Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young will share valuable information and insight about next year’s California housing market, including projected home sales, median prices, housing affordability, and mortgage rates and availability.
Journalists who would like to attend CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2013, please e-mail Lotus Lou at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 739-8304. For more information on CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2013, visit http://expo.car.org.
Leading the way ...® in real estate news and information for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.