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*Schedule may be subject to changes
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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
  NVAR App Roundtable
Hosted by NVAR's 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 Panel Podcast
    Presented by: Ryan McLaughlin, Keri Shull, Nikki Lagouros, Jason Cheperdak
Main Hall
     Tech Safety Double Header: FOREWARN + SentriLock
    Presented by Robert Gazda and Andrew Bockleman
Seminar Room
     Mastering Inclusivity
   Presented by The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance
(LGBTQ+ Alliance)
Forum Room
     Embracing the Present and Future: Lead Generation Strategies for Today's Agent
   Presented by Samantha Tunador
President's Classroom
12:00pm Political Keynote Speaker Dr. Larry Sabato  Main Hall
1:00pm Breakout Sessions  
     2024 Market Update and Projection
   Presented by Dr. Lisa Sturtevant
Main Hall
     Social Media Tips for Success!
   Presented by Lauren Hammond, Liz Brown,  David Massey
Seminar Room
     Affordable Housing Solutions in VA
   Presented by The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)
Forum Room
    New Member Orientation
   Presented by Stevie Fisher & Maria Flaks
President's Classroom
2:00pm Breakout Sessions
     NVAR App Roundtable 
    Hosted by NVAR's Technology Advisory Group
Seminar Room
    Brokers Unite: Lead. Change. Grow.
  Presented by Chris Boris, Rachel Carter, Kymber Menkiti, Joel Mack 
   Moderated by Rob Carney
 Main Hall
     Building a Blueprint for Strategic Investing
   Presented by National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP)
Forum Room
  CCIM: Discovering Commercial Real Estate
Presented by Jerry Dawson, Deniz Senyurt, Mariana Koegel
President's Classroom
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

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11:00am 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. 

1:00pm 2024 Market Update and Projection 
Speakers: 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.

2:00pm Discovering Commercial Real Estate presented by CCIM
Moderator: Shirley Boyd-Johnson 
Speakers: Jerry Dawson, Deniz Senyurt 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 Mastering Inclusivity: Open the Doors to a New Client Base presented by LGBTQ+ Alliance

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 Solutions in Virginia presented by NAREB
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 us as we delve into the multifaceted approaches being taken to make housing affordable for all.

2:00pm Real Estate Master Class: The Art of Building A Successful Business presented by NAHREP
Speakers: Sara Rodriguez & Bic Nguyen DeCaro 

This illuminating session with industry experts and seasoned Realtors® will share insight, strategies, and proven techniques for achieving real estate success. Whether you're a novice looking to take your first steps or an experienced investor aiming to elevate your game, this session will provide you with actionable steps to create a robust real estate business.


11:00am 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 Tips for Success!
Speakers: Lauren Hammond and Liz Brown 

Social Media has taken the world by storm and can be a huge asset to your business. Come and join this panel to learn more about how to create content that will drive conversation so you can convert likes and comments into closings!

2:00pm NVAR App Roundtable

Hosted by: NVAR's Technology Advisory Group

AI can help you in your real estate business by maximizing SEO, increasing traffic to your website, generating more leads and more. This presentation will be helpful for everyone; whether you've used AI before or not. Bring a laptop, phone or tablet so you can follow along!


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: 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 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. 

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

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