2016 Convention Schedule

Note: All events, excluding the Tuacahn show, will be held at the Dixie Center. This event schedule is subject to change without notice. C.E. information will be posted as it becomes available.
 

Thursday, Sept. 8

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Leadership Academy (invitation only)
Location: Sunbrook

2016 Leadership Academy participants will conclude a year’s worth of learning during their final session. 

9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. — Registration/Check-in Desk Open
Location: North Lobby

Welcome to Convention! Pick up your registration materials and get information about the event anytime during these hours. 

1-2:30 p.m. — Grand Assembly
Keynote Speaker: Jessica Buchanan
Location: Ballroom

Kick off Convention with motivational keynote speaker Jessica Buchanan. Jessica was a U.S. aid worker in Somalia who was captured by pirates and rescued by Navy SEALS. She provides an inspirational message about getting through difficult times.

3-7:30 p.m. — Interactive Safety Trainings - Defensive Tactics for REALTORS®
Instructor: Ari Theodore
Location: Entrada

There will be four, 45-minute hands-on safety and self-defense trainings. These trainings are limited to 10 people each. Trainings will be held at 3, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30. Please click here to RSVP beforehand to participate in one of these sessions.

3-4 p.m.— MLS Safety Legal Issues for REALTORS®
Instructor: Brad Bjelke, J.D.
Location: Ballroom

1 hour elective real estate C.E. credit

Learn the dos and don’ts for staying safe and out of trouble when listing properties on the MLS. This class will cover best practices regarding copyright for listing photos, fair housing, advertising, syndication and more. Also, learn what you should be doing to protect your clients when you list their properties.

3-4 p.m.— HUD Criminal Background Checks
Instructor: Paul Smith
Location: Sunbrook
1 hour core real estate C.E. credit

A new rule from HUD may change the way you screen prospective tenants. Avoid fair housing violations and learn what you need to know before you run a criminal background check.

4:30-5:30 p.m.— Improve Your Client Service
Instructor: Nicole Nicolay
Location: Ballroom

There are so many shiny objects and vendors telling REALTORS® how we should run our business and that their tools will create success. But only YOU can create success. And only YOU know what success really looks like. For Nicole, success is being able to work hard (or smart) and play even harder! To accomplish that, Nicole lives, works and plays by five key rules. Those rules helped her close $10 million in transactions her first year in real estate while racing three Ironmans and raising a family.

4:30-6:30 p.m.— New UAR Forms
Instructor: Kreg Wagner
Location: Sunbrook
2 hours core real estate C.E. credit

The UAR has rolled out new forms to help you better navigate common transaction issues. Be better prepared to manage back-up offers, closing costs, personal property transfers, offer withdrawals, leases and more.

7:30 p.m. — Century 21 Everest and Citywide Home Loans REALTOR® Party Night
Location: Garden Room

Come back to the '80s for a totally awesome party! Have a rad time with music, food, drinks and, of course, arcade games. You won't want to miss it!

Friday, Sept. 9

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. — Registration/Check-in Desk Open
Location: North Lobby

7 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4 p.m.— CRS Win-Win Negotiation Techniques
Instructor: Lee Barrett
Location: Entrada AB
8 hours elective real estate C.E. credit

This course provides negotiation strategies that enable you to achieve mutually satisfying results rather than haggling over issues that can derail transactions. Through highly-interactive role playing activities, you will develop and practice scripts that can prepare you to successfully negotiate with all parties in a transaction, including clients, other agents and service providers.

You must pre-register for this class here. Space is limited.

7-10 a.m.— Code of Ethics
Instructor: Peter Christensen, J.D.
Location: Sunbrook
3 hours core real estate C.E. credit

Time is running out to get your Code of Ethics training. If you have not had a qualifying Code of Ethics class since 2013, you must take one before the end of the year to keep your REALTOR® membership. Complete this requirement well ahead of time by taking this class as part of your Convention schedule.

7:30-8:30 a.m.— MLS Bootcamp
Instructor: Kevin Dolan
Location: Ballroom
1 hour elective real estate C.E. credit

Learn all the necessary functions for working in the MLS smoothly and efficiently. Topics include how to use the following features: property search, auto hotsheets and comparative market analysis.

8:30-11:30 a.m. — Association Executives Training
Instructors: Nobu Hata and Vardell Curtis
Location: Entrada C 

 A class specifically designed for staff association executives.

9-10 a.m. — Energy-Efficient and Solar Homes
Instructor: Mitalee Gupta
Location: Ballroom
1 hour elective real estate C.E. credit

Help your energy-conscious clients find the home of their dreams. Learn about the rating systems and components of energy-efficient houses. Plus, get information on incentives and methods for incorporating solar energy into a home. 

10:30-11:30 a.m.— Real Estate Safety
Instructor: Ari Theodore
Location: Ballroom
1 hour elective real estate C.E. credit

Far too many agents find themselves in situations threatening their personal safety. Take charge of your own safety by learning the steps to take before and during a showing. The goal of the course is to help you identify threats long before you are in imminent danger.

10:30-11:30 a.m.— How to Get Paid in Today's Market: New Construction, Commercial and FSBO Transactions
Instructor: Shane Norris
Location: Sunbrook
1 hour core real estate C.E. credit

Get must-know information on commissions so you can get paid regardless of the type of transaction. Learn what steps you need to take in new construction, commercial and FSBO transactions. Plus, learn how to legally and ethically increase an offer of commission when the BAC is inadequate. 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Trade Show Lunch
Location: Exhibit Hall

Join our vendors for lunch and a product showcase. See the latest real-estate-related products and services. Plus, visit all our vendors to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a brand-new MacBook. Keynote speaker Jessica Buchanan will also be available for a book-signing.

1-2 p.m. — MLS Residential Rentals for REALTORS®
Instructor: Kevin Dolan
Location: Ballroom
1 hour elective real estate C.E. credit

Learn how to use the MLS to list and search for rental properties.

1-2 p.m. — Ask an Appraiser
Instructor: Craig Morley
Location: Sunbrook
1 hour elective real estate C.E. credit

What steps can you take to make sure the appraisal is as accurate as possible? Learn what information you can share with an appraiser, how to select comparable sales, how to account for quality issues, and how to appeal an appraisal if you believe there are errors.

2-2:30 p.m. — Extended Trade Show Time
Location: Exhibit Hall

2:30-3:30 p.m. — How to Protect Your Clients and Listings Online
Instructor: Nobu Hata
Location: Ballroom
1 hour elective real estate C.E. credit

The role of an agent during the transaction has changed as technology has taken over more of the process. From social media protection to cyberscams to next generation transaction platforms, learn tips and tricks to protect clients and listings using technology and good old-fashioned conversation. Attendees will hear an overview of the cyberscam and security landscape and what exactly is impacting real estate. Attendees will also learn tips to protecting clients and listings in a sustainable fashion and will learn how to integrate knowledge into consumer-centric messaging and marketing.

2:30-3:30 p.m. — Financing: How to Avoid Delays, Headaches and Hassles
Instructor: Lance Miller, J.D.
Location: Sunbrook
1 hour core real estate C.E. credit

Without realizing it, you may be setting yourself up for failure. Prevent financing problems by properly structuring your transactions and contracts. Avoid as many delays as possible by properly managing issues such as repairs, inducements, deadlines, personal property sales and more. Plus, learn how to interpret the lender’s pre-qualification letter.

4-6 p.m. — Legal Panel
Moderator: Chris Kyler, J.D.
Location: Ballroom
2 hours core real estate C.E. credit

Join top real estate lawyers for a lively discussion on the hottest legal trends and threats related to your business. Make sure you know about the game-changers emerging in real estate today.

8 p.m. — Tuacahn Show: "Peter Pan"
Location: Tuacahn Amphitheater, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, Utah 84738
Discount tickets: $46, $38 for children; call Erika Bryce at (435) 652-3204 to purchase tickets; order number 25474

*Peter Pan tickets are not included in a Full Registration purchase. Tickets must be purchased independently through Tuacahn for an additional fee.