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8:00am Check-In and Badge Pick-Up Opens Registration Area
9:00am Expo Hall Floor Opens Expo Hall
  RPAC Auction Opens  Lobby
  New NVAR App Roundtable
Hosted by the NVAR Technology Advisory Group
Dance Room
9:30am REALTOR® UNITE Welcome Celebration & Annual Meeting Main Hall
10:00am  Opening Keynote Speaker: David Childers, Co-Host of the Tom Ferry Roadmap Tour and CEO of Keeping Current Matters
Main Hall
11:00am Cultural Marketplace goes LIVE on the patio until 3:00pm! (Entertainment, music, fresh food from around the world!) President's Patio
11:00am Breakout Sessions  
  Top Producing Agents Panel Podcast
Speakers: Ryan McLaughlin (NVAR), Keri Shull (eXp Realty), Nikki Lagouros (Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty), & Jason Cheperdak (Samson Properties)
Main Hall
  Tech Safety Double Header: FOREWARN + SentriLock
Speakers: Robert Gazda (FOREWARN) & Andrew Bockelman (SentriLock)
Seminar Room
  Mastering Inclusivity: Open the Doors to a New Client Base 
Presented by The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance (LGBTQ+ Alliance)
Speakers: Peter Parente (Titan Title), Joshua Baumgardner (LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance), Angelica Delboy (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Premier), Michelle Doherty (RLAH Real Estate), & Thai-Hung Nguyen (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Premier)
Forum Room
  Embracing the Present and Future: Lead Generation Strategies for Today's Agent
Speaker: Samantha Tunador (Atlantic Coast Mortgage)
President's Classroom
 11:30am  Food vendors begin serving food at the Cultural Marketplace! President's Patio
12:00pm Political Keynote Speaker: Dr. Larry Sabato Main Hall
1:00pm Breakout Sessions  
  2024 Market Update and Projection
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Sturtevant (Bright MLS)
Main Hall
  Social Media Strategies for Success!
Speakers: Lauren Hammond (Keller Williams Realty), Liz Brown (Mission Realty) & David Massey (Real Broker)
Seminar Room
  Affordable Housing Solutions in Virginia
Presented by The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)
Speakers: Guy Allen (NAREB), Regina Pinkney (Virginia Housing Development Authority), Akeria Brown (Arlington County Government) & Angela Bassette (Prince William County Government)
Forum Room
  NVAR Member Orientation
Speakers: Felicia Brewster-Bradshaw (Compass), Stevie Fisher (NVAR) & Maria Flaks (NVAR)
President's Classroom
2:00pm Breakout Sessions
  Brokers Unite: Lead. Change. Grow.
Speakers: Chris Boris (Pearson Smith Realty), Rachel Carter (Coldwell Banker Realty), Kymber Lovett-Menkiti (Keller Williams Capital Properties), Joel Mack (AXIS Real Estate) & Rob Carney (TTR Sotheby's International Realty)
Main Hall
  Discovering Commercial Real Estate
Presented by the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM)
Speakers: Shirley Johnson-Boyd (Samson Properties), Jerry Dawson (Greenwood Commercial Real Estate Group), Deniz Senyurt (Coldwell Banker), Mariana Koegel (Coldwell Banker)
President's Classroom
  NVAR App Roundtable 
Presented by NVAR Technology Advisory Group
Seminar Room
  Blueprint for Success: Building a Thriving Business
Presented by National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP)
Speakers: Sara Rodriguez (Titan Title) & Bic Nguyen DeCaro (eXp Realty) 
Forum Room
 2:30pm  Food Service at the Cultural Marketplace concludes. President's Patio
3:00pm Cultural Marketplace Concludes President's Patio
3:00pm Closing Keynote Speaker: Taniya Nayak Main Hall
4:00pm REALTOR® UNITE Happy Hour in Expo Hall and Lobby Expo Hall and Lobby
5:00pm RPAC Auction Closes Lobby
  Expo Hall Floor Closes Expo Hall
5:30pm REALTOR® UNITE Happy Hour Concludes
  REALTOR® UNITE Concludes   

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11:00 am| Top Producing Panel Podcast
Moderator: Ryan T. McLaughlin 
Speakers: Keri Shull, Nikki Lagouros and Jason Cheperdak 

Gain insights from top-producing agents as they share their inspiring journeys to success, revealing the key factors that propelled them to the top and their strategies for leading their teams to excellence. Unlock invaluable pro tips for thriving in today's real estate market from these accomplished industry experts. 

1:00 pm| 2024 Market Update and Projection  
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Sturtevant  
Hear from economic industry experts regarding a comprehensive market update and projection of what real estate will look like in 2024 in the Northern Virginia area. 

2:00 pm| Discovering Commercial Real Estate with CCIM 
Moderator: Shirley Boyd-Johnson, CCIM  
Speakers: Jerry Dawson, CCIM, Deniz Senyurt, CCIM, and Mariana Koegel  
Discover the strategies, trends, and best practices that drive success in the dynamic world of commercial real estate. Whether you're an aspiring investor, a seasoned real estate professional, or simply curious about the industry, this session will provide you with invaluable knowledge to navigate the complexities of commercial real estate, both on a local and global scale. 

Hosted by CCIM Commercial Certified Investment Member 



11:00am| Embracing the Present and Future: Lead Generation Strategies for Today's Agent
Speaker: Samantha Tunador 
Explore modern lead generation and how to make the most of just 15 highly productive minutes each day, without the need for phone calls or lead payments that will propel your real estate business to new heights. 

1:00pm| NVAR Member Orientation  
Instructors: Felicia Brewster-Bradshaw, Maria Flaks & Stevie Fisher  
Now is the perfect opportunity to maximize your value with NVAR by getting to know all of the resources your association has to offer!  Join us for a condensed NVAR member orientation that will take you through a day in the life of a Realtor® and deep dive into our Shop Realtor® program! Whether you've been in the business for 3 weeks or 30 years, this is a session you won't want to miss! For our newer agents, this will count as fulfillment of New Member Orientation.  
2:00pm| Brokers Unite: Lead. Change. Grow. 
Moderator: Rob Carney 
Speakers: Chris Boris, Rachel Carter, Kymber Lovett-Menkiti &, Joel Mack 
Are you a supervising broker or someone interested in starting your own brokerage? This session is tailored just for you! Join us to gain essential insights on fortifying your office operations, educating your agents on demonstrating value to clients, and expanding your brokerage while optimizing profitability. 


11:00 am| Tech Safety Panel Double Header: FOREWARN + SentriLock
Speakers: Robert Gazda and Andrew Bockleman
NVAR places a high priority on the safety of its members. Explore essential security features and tools integrated into your everyday technology. Equip yourself with the knowledge to steer clear of potential hazards and harness the power of technology to your advantage. 
1:00pm| Social Media Strategies for Success
Speakers: Lauren Hammond, Liz Brown, and David Massey 
Social media has revolutionized the way we connect with people daily and offers immense potential for your real estate business. Join our expert panel to discover the art of crafting engaging content that sparks meaningful conversations, enabling you to transform likes and comments into successful closings! 
2:00pm| New NVAR Mobile App Roundtable
Moderators: Technology Advisory Group
Join this open roundtable discussion and help shape NVAR's future mobile app. Members from all background and experiences are encouraged to contribute and lend their voice towards the success of this new app.



11:00am| Mastering Inclusivity: Open the Doors to a New Client Base 
Moderator: Peter Parente 
Speakers: Joshua Baumgardner, Angelica Delboy, Michelle Doherty, & Thai-Hung Nguyen 

Mastering Inclusivity can take your real estate business to the next level. You’ll learn how in this panel discussion! Hear how some of the top industry professionals incorporate inclusivity into their own real estate practice. We’ll talk marketing strategies, daily work routines, and what it means to champion diversity and inclusion in real estate. This is a timely discussion as you begin 2024 business planning and might be looking for new lead source funnels in the coming year! 


Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance 

1:00pm| Affordable Housing in Virginia 
Moderator: Guy Allen 
Speakers: Regina Pinkney, Akeria Brown & Angela Bassette 

Finding viable solutions to ensure accessible and sustainable communities has become a pressing issue. This session will explore the challenges faced by low and middle-income residents in securing affordable housing options. Join Virginia Housing Alliance, Arlington County, and Prince William County representatives as they delve into the multifaceted approaches being taken to make housing affordable for all. 


Hosted by The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

2:00pm| Blueprint for Success: Building a Thriving Business
Speakers: Sara Rodriguez & Bic Nguyen DeCaro 

Join us for an informative session that will guide you through the essential steps to create and sustain a successful business. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or an established business owner, this event will provide invaluable insights, strategies, and practical tips from successful entrepreneurs. Learn how to navigate challenges, harness opportunities, and build a business that not only survives but thrives in today’s competitive landscape.


Hosted by The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) 


Questions about REALTOR® UNITE? Contact us at or 703-207-3200.

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Join Us on 10.10.2023

All day at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Annandale Campus on Tuesday, October 10!
REALTOR® UNITE is FREE to all Real Estate Professionals.

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