2016 TAR Convention — The Great Blue
THANKS to all who attended the convention! For post-event updates, please check the Yapp app.
NOTE: All CE rosters from Charleston have been submitted to TREC and are available at verify.tn.gov. Per policy, you have until Oct. 27 to report any discrepancies. Please check to be sure your hours have been credited. If you see any issues, contact Sarah Selman at email@example.com or 615-440-5036.
September 14, 15, 16, 2016
One of two annual TAR major meetings, the Fall Convention features affordable continuing education opportunities with dynamic, nationally known speakers (8-12 hours CE); inspiring and entertaining keynotes; business meetings, awards and installation celebration; and opportunities to connect with peers from throughout Tennessee.
This year’s Convention site is the charming, Atlantic-port city of Charleston, S.C.
Educational opportunities will be offered simultaneous to business meetings. If attending business meetings ONLY, there is no charge but registration is still required.
**UPDATE: Attire for the ticketed Main Event (Friday) will be Black Tie Optional.**
|Location||TAR Staff Contact|
Dress for the convention is Casual.
Wednesday, September 14
There will be On-Site Registration Wed. from 7:30am to 7:00pm and Thurs/Fri from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Space is limited; please register early! To receive the “Early Bird” rate, you must register by Mon., July 25, 11:59 p.m. Thereafter, advance registration will continue until Thurs., Sept. 1, 11:59 p.m. ONLY ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER Sept. 1, 11:59 p.m.
|**HOTEL UPDATE**||**CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO CURRENT BOOKING STATUS AND OPTIONS**|
|Dates:||September 14 – 17, 2016
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29403
Or call (800) 228-9290
$169.00 (Single or Double)
|Parking:||Complimentary Self Parking for hotel guests & $10 for Valet Parking|
|Deposit:||First night’s room and tax|
|Payment:||All major credit cards accepted|
Cut-Off Date For Room Reservations
Monday, August 22, 2016
(unless room block is filled before cut-off date—and it might well be!)
|For the Charleston Marriott|
|Check-in Time:||4:00pm EDT|
|Check-out Time:||11:00am EDT|
|Cancellation Policy:||Before 6pm EDT on day of arrival or deposit is forfeited.|
— Charleston Marriott Status
As of April 1, TAR’s blocks at the Charleston Marriott are sold out until someone cancels. At this time the hotel has non-block rooms for $229 to $259 but no guarantee how long they will be available. These rooms must be booked by calling 800-228-9290 or online through www.
— Overflow Hotels with Special TAR Rates
We have secured blocks with special TAR rates at the following hotels. **Rates good for arrival Tues., Sept. 13, through departure Sun., Sept. 18, except as noted in item 1**
1) Holiday Inn Express
250 Spring Street
To make a reservation: 866-515-4277 (group code TAR)
$129 (9/13-9/15), $199 (Fri. 9/16)
walking distance to Marriott
2) Courtyard Charleston Waterfront
35 Lockwood Drive
To make a reservation: 888-724-9647 (group code TAR)
$179 single standard, $189 Waterview standard
comp shuttle 8am to 10pm, 2 mile radius, first come first serve
3) Residence Inn
90 Ripley Point Drive
To make a reservation: 800-331-3131 (group code TN Assn of Realtors)
2 miles / no shuttle to Marriott
4) Springhill Suites
90 Ripley Pont Drive
To make a reservation: 888-287-9400 (group code TN Assn of REALTORS®)
2 miles / no shuttle to Marriott
comp evening shuttle to historic downtown only
— Additional Hotels with No TAR Block or Special Rates
Here are other suggested area hotels, but with no special TAR rates or blocks:
Belmond Charleston Place (formerly Charleston Place)
205 Meeting Place
Embassy Suites Historic District
337 Meeting Place
Hampton Inn Historic District
345 Meeting Place
Hyatt Place – Charleston/Historic District
560 King St
Speakers and Education
|Wednesday, September 14|
A native Tennessean, Henry’s credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians. He served two years as host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos and had guest roles on various network sitcoms. Henry’s one-hour Comedy Central special, “What’s That Clickin’ Noise?” currently airs, and he can also be heard on Sirrus, XM and Blue Collar Radio. Henry is a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry. His film credits include McHale’s Navy with Tom Arnold and David Allen Greer; Say It Isn’t So with Heather Graham and Sally Field; and Material Girls with Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston, produced by Madonna. Henry was the keynote entertainer for the 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner attended during the GW Bush Administration. HE has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood and many others. Henry’s clean comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and tour with Michael W. Smith in the same month. In 2012, he served as host, co-writer and co-producer of “The Henry Cho Show” on Great American Country (GAC).
Get actual dialogues, systems, and strategies to power up your negotiating skill sets. You’ll discover the true consumer mindset about negotiating, the questions you first need to ask to deliver results, and how to keep emotions and objections from derailing the process. “NLP” will focus on communication agility skills that balance the insight and understanding necessary to move any negotiation forward. Consumers expect you to represent their best interests—but clients-for-life expect professional advocates!
|Thursday, September 15|
Jonathan Smoke (NAR)
Jonathan Smoke is Chief Economist and leads the efforts of realtor.com to develop and translate real estate data and trends into accurate and relevant consumer and industry insights. He represents realtor.com at industry events and in the media and collaborates with the economists and research analysts at the National Association of REALTORS® to enable clear comprehension of market conditions and key trends impacting housing.
|Friday, September 16|
Speaker: John Wilson
John Wilson is an athlete; an ambassador; a championship-winning professional soccer player formerly of the MLS Washington and the Charleston Battery; and an advocate for the importance of fun, play, and passion in work and life.
Spiritually Yours is renowned for their singing of the music of the low country. SY consists of six beautiful women who range from the highest of sopranos to the lowest in baritone. Together the group has sung Gospel, Country, R&B, Beach and Spirituals for over eight years and performed in various special events. This multi-talented group is versatile in all forms of music and also performs as members of the Charleston Gospel Choir & Spiritual Ensemble, and Lowcountry Voices. As members of these additional organizations they have sung everything from Mozart to Kirk Franklin. The group performs locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. They have performed in Prague, Italy, France, England, Austria, Germany and Africa. Known not just for their singing, members of SY have appeared on television, documentaries, stage plays and stage productions. In addition, some are directors and musicians in their respective church choirs. Together this group boasts 100+ years of experience singing not only for the joy of the Lord but for the joy, entertainment and appreciation of others.
Sasha Farmer is a residential REALTOR® in Charlottesville, VA and the Vice President of Montague, Miller & Company, REALTORS®, a 100+-agent firm that services Central Virginia. She runs a 5-person real estate team, The Sasha Farmer Team. She was recently selected by REALTOR® magazine as one of the Top 30 REALTORS® Under 30 and was recognized on the list of 2015 Inman Top 101 Real Estate Influencers in the nation. Sasha speaks and teaches internationally as a CRS Annual Sell-A-Bration Speaker, is a CRS webinar instructor, and coaches agents at state and local association conferences nationwide. In her local business, Sasha was the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Sales Associate of the Year (2012) and Rookie of the Year (2008).
A successful residential real estate broker in New York City for the past 30 years, Patrick is a sought-after expert by the media and has been a featured speaker at real estate and sales-coaching seminars worldwide. Having sold over a billion dollars of real estate and more than 1,000 homes, Patrick’s team consistently ranks in The Wall Street Journal’s Top 250 Teams in the nation. He has excelled to great heights in his field, thanks to his exceptional market knowledge, proven track record as an effective negotiator and deal closer, and his strong relationships with clients and peers alike. Patrick holds numerous professional awards, including Keller Williams’ Pinnacle Award, the Star Award given by top real estate educator Star Power, and a place on the Wall Street Journal Top 250 Real Estate Agents list. Patrick is the founder of Real Estate Pilgrims, an educational and networking group of top-producing agents across North America. He is known for his work as a life coach as well, conducting seminars throughout the world on discovering one’s essence and purpose in life. Patrick received his Certified Professional Coach accreditation at the Academy for Coach Training. He completed undergraduate studies at Missouri State University and holds an MBA from New York University specializing in Marketing and International Business.
Malcolm Young (moderator), Kristy Hairston, Patrick Lilly, Sasha Farmer, Valerie Hunter-Kelly, Dave Friedman
TAR is profoundly grateful for the generous support of our sponsors who are helping to make the 2016 Fall Convention possible! (Click the name of each sponsor below to learn more about them.)
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation
Courthouse Retrieval System (CRS Data)
Greater Chattanooga Association of REALTORS® (GCAR)
Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® (KAAR)
Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR)
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA)
Tennessee Real Estate Education Foundation (TREEF)
Wagon Wheel Title & Escrow, LLC
Brian Copeland – Nashville And Beyond Real Estate Team
Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS®
Home Warranty of America (HWA)
Northeast Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (NETAR)
W&R Studios (Cloud CMA)
Williamson County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR)