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700 Cool Springs Blvd Franklin, TN 37067
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Contact Sarah Selman
615-440-5036 or 877-321-1477

Early Bird Registration (through March 11)
Members $99
Institute Affiliates $125
Non-Members $250

Registration (March 12 through 21)
Members $175
Institute Affiliates $200
Non-Members $250

Business Meetings Registration $0
If you are ONLY attending business meetings (Committee, Chapter, Directors Meeting), there is no registration fee but you must still register online.

*Important* To log in and Register, use:
Username: Your NRDS Email Address (e.g. “moc.h1490228135timsn1490228135hoj@n1490228135hoj1490228135”)
Password: Your Last Name (case sensitive, e.g. “Smith”)

Spring Conference is a great opportunity for affordable education, networking, and learning more about the services provided on a local, state and national level to our REALTOR® members.

One of our two annual major meetings, Spring Conference features affordable CE taught by nationally known speakers, along with business meetings (Committees and Chapters) culminating in the Board of Directors meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend. CE is offered simultaneous to the business meetings. If attending business meetings ONLY, there is no fee. However, we still ask that you register for the conference by selecting the appropriate registrant type.

Professional Development

This year’s Spring Conference will feature more education choices! There will be 20 hours of CE (pending TREC approval) to choose from.


There will be NO On-Site Registration and space is limited, so register early. To receive the Early Bird rate, you must register ON OR BEFORE March 11, 11:59 p.m. Advance registration will continue  March 12 until March 21, 11:59 p.m. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER March 21, 11:59 p.m. If you plan to attend ONLY business meetings, there is NO CHARGE.

All cancellations will incur a $25 cancellation fee; you must cancel up to 72 hours prior to arrival or payment is forfeited. Registrations are non- transferable.


All hotel reservations are made DIRECTLY with Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Click here to book hotel reservations online. Mention “TAR” to get the group rate. Booking deadline is March 6, unless the room block has filled. Reservations received after March 6 OR after our block has been filled will be accepted on a rate- and space-available basis. Individual cancellations must be 24 hours in advance.
All confirmation letters will be sent via EMAIL. If you do not receive a confirmation within 7 days of registration, CALL or EMAIL staff contact Sarah Selman at 615-440-5036 or 877-321-1477, sarah.selman@tarnet.com
Individual cancellations must be 24 hours in advance.


For a downloadable/printable version of the schedule, click HERE.


Marriott Franklin Cool Springs

**The Marriott hotel block is FULL! Please scroll down for more hotel options in the Cool Springs area.**

Dates: March 27 and 28, 2017
Location Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd Franklin, TN 37067

(615) 261-6100

Hotel Reservations:
Hotel Reservation Deadline – March 6, 2017
or (615) 261-6100 If you are reserving by phone, use code “TARS” to receive group rate. Or reserve online by clicking the button to the left.
Special Room Rate: $165.00 (Single or Double). Room tax: 17.25% (currently)
Parking: Self Parking – No Charge
Deposit: First night’s room and tax
Payment Accepted: Major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
Deadline for Block/Special Rate March 6, 2017  **unless our room block is filled before cut-off date**
Check-in Time: 4:00 pm
Check-out Time: Noon
Cancellation Policy: Individual cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.


With the Marriott block full, here are several nearby hotels for your consideration, with approximate rates noted…

Aloft Cool Springs
7109 S Springs Dr., Franklin
(615) 435-8700
$127-$156 (+ amenities) + tax

Embassy Suites Cool Springs
820 Crescent Centre Dr., Franklin
(615) 515-5151
$139 Double, $149 King + tax

Holiday Inn Express Brentwood South–Cool Springs 
8097 Moores Lane, Brentwood
(615) 309-8860
$119 Double, $128 King + tax

Drury Plaza Hotel
1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin
(615) 771-6778
$149 Double + tax


The conference will feature dynamic speakers leading our 20 professional development sessions. View them below by track and course times/days, and click their name for more bio information.

Track 1 — Motivation (White)
Track 2 — Tech & Marketing (Orange)
Track 3 — Business Strategies (Green)
[Gray = non-track session]

Micheal Burt
The “Super Coach”

(Track 1: Motivation)

9 a.m. Monday: “Everybody Needs a Coach”  
10:30 a.m. Monday: “A Person of Interest”


Dan Chandler
Rice Insurance Services

2 p.m. Tuesday: “Tales from the Darkside”

Marc Cunningham
Grace Property Management and Real Estate

(Track 3: Business Strategies)

9 a.m. Monday
“Success is Not an Accident: 10 Habits for Success in Property Management and Beyond”

10:30 a.m. Monday
“Systematizing for Success: Running Your Property Management Business on Autopilot”


Robert Morris
International Real Estate Speaker and Trainer

(Track 1: Motivation)

9 a.m. Tuesday: “Goals Make Good Things Happen”

10:30 a.m. Tuesday: Manage My Time and Control My Life


Karel Murray
Motivational Humorist, Real Estate Business Strategist/Consultant

(Track 3: Business Strategies)

9 a.m. Tuesday: “Straight Talk for the Managing Broker”

10:30 a.m. Tuesday: “Negotiate with Confidence”


Kelly Murray, J.D.
Vanderbilt University Law Professor

(Track 3: Business Strategies)

1:00 p.m. Monday “Get a Clue…Report”


Jason Pantana
Director of Learning Engagement, Village Real Estate

(Track 2: Tech & Marketing)

9 a.m. Tuesday “The Power of Identity”

10:30 a.m. Tuesday “Secondary Response”


Debbie Reeves
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA)

(Track 3: Business Strategies)

4:00 p.m. Monday “What REALTORS® Need to Know at Time of Contract to Get THDA Buyers Across the Finish Line

REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR)

(Track 2: Tech & Marketing)

2:30 p.m. Monday “Getting Started with RPR”

4:00 p.m. Monday 10 Ways to Earn More Business Than Your Competition”


Melynn Sight
President, nSight Marketing

(Track 1: Motivation)

2:30 p.m. Monday “Clairvoyant Communications”

4:00 p.m. Monday “Creating Career Karma”

Pamela Wilson
Marketing & Design Expert, Big Brand System

(Track 1: Motivation)

1:00 p.m. Monday “Big Brand System” 


Beth Ziesenis
“Your Nerdy Best Friend”

(Track 2: Tech & Marketing)

9 a.m. Monday “How Do They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for REALTORS®

10:30 a.m. Monday “A Day in the Life of a Nerdy REALTOR®

[NON-CE] 1:00 p.m. Monday “Stump the Nerd”