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Kenny Anderson

During his real estate career, Kenny J. Anderson has closed more than $300 million in sales. Part of that success comes from his dedication and principles that he writes about in his book, 'Common Denominators for Success.' His goal is to help you unlock the door to increased productivity, effectiveness and a happier life.

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Alisa Carr

Alisa Carr is a frequent speaker for both legal and industry organizations. She's a partner with Leech Tishman and is a real estate transaction lawyer and an experienced litigator. Alisa represents public accommodations in preventative counseling and defense of ADA Title III architectural barrier, website and auxiliary aid actions.

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Carl Carter

Carl Carter is the son of Realtor Beverly Carter. Beverly's life ended tragically in 2014. She was targeted as a 'rich broker,' kidnapped and then murdered. Since his mother's passing, Carl has earned his real estate license and dedicates his time to spread the message of Realtor safety. He has a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.

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Cindy Chandler

Cindy Chandler consults with commercial agents, property managers and attorneys to address their property's accessibility opportunities and issues such as parking spaces, ramps, restrooms and signage. Her goal is to help clients broaden their customer base and prevent lawsuits. She is a certified ICC Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Cindy is a member of the National Association of Accessibility Consultants.

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Amy Chorew


Amy Chorew is Vice President of Platform Development for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. She is responsible for growing the brand's educational training platform as well as creating and expanding innovative agent tools and technologies offered to the brand's network. Amy has more than 30 years of real estate experience, including sales, marketing and training. Amy is a national speaker and teaches industry professionals about technology strategies to help improve their businesses.

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Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen leads Clareity's security assessment service, helping MLSs, associations, brokerages and real estate software companies implement organizational security programs. Matt was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in 2013 by Inman News. He's also an avid industry tech blogger, and his articles can be found at www.clarity.com/blog.

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Kelly Cutchin

Kelly Cutchin joined Moneycorp in 2006, one of the world's most respected foreign exchange services for corporate and private clients. In 2012, she was promoted to Country Manager for U.S. operations. Her passions are educating professionals about the foreign exchange market and helping Realtors promote their businesses internationally.

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Steven David


Steve is a Realtor Emeritus and partner or owner of several large real etate brokerage offices and owner of a substantial real estate investment portfolio. As a GRI faculty member for 28 years, he's touched the lives of tens of thousands of Realtors mixing humor, heart and fact to give students a memorable learning experience. After almost 5 decades of power boat racing, Steve retired as an 11 time national champion, with over 500 race wins, 17 world speed records and induction into the Hall of Champions.

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Margy Grant


Margaret "Margy" Grant is General Counsel for Florida Realtors. As chief legal counsel, Margy oversees the Law and Policy Department that provides the Florida Realtors forms library and the Legal Hotline, which fields approximately 65,000 calls a year. Margy has been representing Realtors for over 16 years. She is both a CAE and RCE. Margy is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston and is a member of the Bar in California, Massachusetts and Florida.

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Carlos Gutierrez


Carlos Gutierrez graduated with honors from Florida International University in 2002 with a B.A. in International Business and a second B.A. in Management Information Systems. He is an active YPN leader and Realtors PAC committee chairman. As a speaker, he shares his understanding of market metrics with audiences nationwide. He is the 2016 Residential President of the Miami Association of Realtors as well as a contributor to the 'Miami Herald' and other media outlets.

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Nobu Hata

Nobu Hata is an industry veteran since 1996. He's currently NAR's Director of Member Engagement and continues to be a student of marketing, communications trends, social media and technology. Nobu brings insight and context to current brokerage and association issues and consistently delivers value-added information online and at industry events.

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Harry Heist

Attorney Harry Heist has filed 150,000 evictions and prepared as many lease agreements for property managers. He has written and co-written many of the changes to the Landlord/Tenant Act in the past 27 years. His firm's website, EVICT.COM, is the largest source of Florida-specific legal information for property managers. Harry teaches property managers to work smart, be profitable and stay out of legal trouble.

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Anthony Huey

Anthony Huey's career includes tenures as a news reporter, magazine senior editor, crisis management specialist, media relations consultant and executive speech coach. He has delivered nearly 2,000 presentations and has developed a wide range of advertising, public relations and communications initiatives for hundreds of trade associations and companies, including Nike and Procter & Gamble. His goal is to offer actionable tips and techniques that attendees can use immediately.

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Jared James

Jared James is a much-followed person in the real estate social media community because of his no-nonsense advice and motivation strategies, along with his real-world sales tips and videos. His company, Jared James Enterprises, helps thousands of students learn how to create more profitable real estate businesses.

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Kristi Kennelly

Kristi Kennelly, former Broadway performer and sky-high-energy speaker, has been involved in real estate marketing and mortgage technology since 1998. Her focus is effective marketing strategies/tactics, communication and how to best leverage technology to get it all done. Kristi has joined the Realtor.com team as a national speaker after spending nine years leading the marketing department for Interthinx, a First American company and recipient of Mortgage Technology magazine's prestigious 10X and Synergy Awards.

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Katie Lance

Katie Lance owns Katie Lance Consulting and specializes in working with companies to help develop social media and content strategy programs. Her social media coaching program, the #GetSocialSmart Academy, has received accolades from industry peers across the globe who say her business marketing plans are 'on the money.' Katie has consulted for companies such as RE/MAX International, DocuSign, Realtor.com and Mason McDuffie Mortgage. Katie is also a frequent keynote speaker, contributor to 'The Huffington Post' and former chief strategist for 'Inman News.'

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Mark Levine


Dr. Mark Lee Levine has been a real estate tax and business attorney, broker, investor and professor for more than 40 years. He served as the Director of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver for more than two decades. Mark is very active in the legal practice, with focus on real estate, business, tax and related fields.

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Debbie Maier

Debbie Maier's expertise is in helping you to create 'custom' experiences that set you apart with your customers. With her background deeply routed in customer service, she has expanded what she learned at the Ritz-Carlton Learning Institute and offers straightforward ideas and strategies that encourage people to see beyond ordinary to extraordinary.

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Aaron McDaniel

Aaron McDaniel is a real estate investor and entrepreneur with a passion for helping leaders engage millennial customers. He was one of the youngest employees to serve as regional vice president at AT&T, where he was a Top 1% worldwide sales leader. Aaron teaches at UC Berkeley, is the author of 'The Young Professionals Guide to the Working World' and is the founder/CEO of three acquired companies.

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Richard Mendenhall


Richard Mendenhall, a fifth-generation real estate professional, served as the 2001 president of the National Association of Realtors. He guided NAR policies following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and established the Realtors Housing Relief Fund that collected over $8.5 million to help pay for mortgages and rents for 9/11 victims. Service to the industry, service to his community and service to the country (as a Green Beret military advisor in Vietnam) have been a constant in Mendenhall's career and life.

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Joe Meyer


Joe Meyer started selling real estate in the '70s and found lots of success in landing listings. Now, he shares that knowledge and expertise in how to communicate with customers and gain their confidence. It's a winning combination of knowledge, humor and confidence. Joe is a popular speaker in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.

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Karen Otto

Karen Otto is a Florida native and FIU Alumni. After moving to Texas, she started her company ' Home Star Staging in 2006. Karen is a nationally recognized expert in the home staging industry and has appeared on HGTV's 'My First Sale,' on FOX Channel 4 Good Day Dallas, as well as on AOL Online. Her company is listed in the Top 200 Influencers in the Home Design Industry 2017.

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Denise Oyler


Denise Oyler is the training broker for RoseBay International in Sarasota and vice-chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Sarasota/Manatee area Association. As an educator and Realtor, Denise understands the concerns and issues agents encounter throughout their careers. She feels business success is inevitable if agents simply start out right and follow that path.

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Melissa Patton


As an active Realtor, Melissa Patton know how social media affects our industry and her business. She holds a B.A. degree in Advertising and studies the impact of social media on small businesses and the real estate industry. Melissa has trained thousands of Realtors on the power of leveraging social media to generate business and listings.

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Jose Perez

While working at Realogy, Jose Perez set numerous franchise sales records and helped merge or acquire hundreds of real estate brokerages. Jose is currently executive vice president of global sales at Proxio, a company that transforms how the industry markets and sells real estate globally. He engineered an aggressive global sales strategy that helps connect agents and brokers with properties in over 40 countries.

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Peter Pike

Peter J. Pike, Esq., is board certified in real estate law and founder of The Pike Law Firm. Peter worked for The Fund as Legal Education Manager and as Commercial Underwriter. Peter received his B.A. from NYU, and his J.D. from St. John's University. He is a member of both the New York and Florida Bars and teaches real estate at both the pre-licensure and continuing education levels.

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Lorri Reynolds

Lorri Reynolds is a 20-year veteran in residential real estate. Her trademark is her reputation as an instructor whose clear, concise delivery of course materials engages students in an enthusiastic and humorous manner. Her specialty is providing real-life examples to help students learn.

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Greg Roth

Greg Roth is a speaker, trainer and coach who helps clients discover their true message and deliver it with character. He is the former chief speechwriter for NAR, presentation coach for The George Washington University and member of the Association for Talent Development ' DC board. Be ready to experience his unique style, which also includes his background in stand-up comedy and improv.

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Lance Selgo

Lance Selgo created Unique Exposure Photography in 2010 out of a 'passion for photography' to help Realtors build their businesses and brands and to help sellers get the best price for their home. In 2013 he started TipsForRealEstatePhotography.com to reach out and help other real estate photographers and stagers market their businesses to their fullest potential.

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Tami Simms


Tami Simms has as storied career in advertising and as a concierge at a luxury resort. She offers real insights on serving the luxury consumer. Her experience selling luxury real estate ensures that she understands the challenges faced in today's upper-tier market. Tami holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing, CIPS and CRS designations.

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Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a best-selling author and co-founder of Curaytor ' a social media, digital marketing and coaching company that helps businesses grow faster. In less than four years, he used the blueprint in his book, 'The Conversion Code,' to grow Curaytor to over $10 million in annual, recurring revenue. His work has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur and by many other publications. Chris is a highly sought-after speaker and real estate industry influencer.

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Angela Taylor

Dr. Angie Taylor is the President/CEO for Guardian Quest, specializing in training, organizational development and leadership solutions for corporate, government, educational and military clients. In December 2014, she was appointed to the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees, becoming the first African American to serve in that capacity. In January 2016, she was elected Board President.

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Garry Wise

Garry Wise has over 20 years of luxury homes sales experience. Early in his career, he was an award-winning leader in sales and development and cracked the code on running his real estate business entirely paperless using a mobile device. At The Paperless Agent, Garry helps real estate agents at all levels of their careers work with technology and achieve more success.

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Jon Wolske

Jon Wolske is the Culture Evangelist for Zappos Insights, a part of the Zappos Family of companies headquartered in Las Vegas. He shares experiences from his many jobs (including nine years with the Zappos Family) and focuses his presentations on culture and customer experiences and their importance in business today. Jon is a TED Talks alumni and has presented at corporate conferences around the globe.

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