Add this to the list of reasons you’ll want to be at the incomparable Omni Mount Washington Resort on Oct. 17-20, for NHAR’s annual Convention: Mike Staver.
Mike, the author of “Do You Know How To Shut Up?”, is this year’s keynote speaker, and will lead two Monday sessions — on leadership and on creating an exceptional customer experience — with his typical, no-nonsense approach.
Mike is one of many reasons you’ll want to attend this year’s unConventional convention. The most obvious one might be the site itself — the reconfigured and renovated, world class convention center, in the heart of the breathtaking White Mountains.
Need a few more? How about the exceptional educational opportunities, from the practical (NH Core Course, TrueForms and “The Truth About Mold”) to the technological (Video Testimonials, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel) to the somewhat whimsical (“The Delicate Art of Client Vocabulectomy”).
And how about an entertaining night of pomp and circumstance surrounding the REALTOR® of the Year and Installation ceremonies, and old favorite Club Soda, getting the dance feet moving afterward.
It will all be there, as will an evening specifically designed to celebrate our exhibitors in the all-new Garden Corridor and Presidential Foyer, an RPAC event, and plenty of social media for this new era in real estate, including a “Tweet Up” Tuesday evening and Real Estate Bar Camp “unconference” on Wednesday.
A getaway to the Mount Washington is a great idea in itself. Add Mike Staver and everything else that comes with the 2010 NHAR Convention, and you’ve got something greater than great. Everything you need can be found on the NHAR website here.
So sign up now. You can thank yourself later.
New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards Seminar
The New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards seminar presented by Dianna Brouthers on February 10th and 11th was by all accounts a fantastic program! If you were not in attendance this year be sure to put it on your schedule for 2011.
Roger Turcotte, Chair of NHAR’s Legal Committee had this to say about the seminar:
NHAR members often suggest that our association do more to enhance the reputation of REALTORS® in NH. Certainly an advertising campaign is helpful but nothing can take the place of REALTORS® taking matters into their own hands. The over 450 NHAR members who attended the 2010 professional standards seminar gained a significant point of difference over their competitors by acquiring up to date NAR ethics information from a national expert. If you didn’t attend this year’s program make sure to attend the 2011 program – your clients will be glad you did!
Video Highlights of the 2010 Professional Standards Seminar
Below are some video highlights of this years event… see and hear for yourself what fellow REALTORS® who attended the program thought about it.
NHAR President Monika McGillicuddy’s February Message
This month, Monika reports on actions at the February Executive Committee meeting and reminds members of upcoming educational opportunities.
Every month Monika will identify a REALTOR Challenge and this month is Short Sales. Did you know that REALTOR.org has a huge section full of Short Sale information available to you? Check out the following link NAR Short Sale Resource… it is full of articles and webinars all devoted to Short Sales.
Planning is ongoing for the 2010 NHAR Convention, scheduled for Oct. 17-20 at the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in Bretton Woods. We encourage all members to save the dates, as this will be a convention like no other, with a focus on our incredible exhibitors, a revised schedule to include the return of the RPAC ceremony and the combination of REALTOR of the Year and Installation banquet, a Real Estate Bar Camp and a slate of educational opportunities second to none.
The fact that our Convention will be returning to the majestic Mount Washington in the heart of the White Mountains is just one more reason to plan now to take advantage of all that the annual Convention traditonally provides.
This will not be your mother’s convention, but instead the Mother of all NHAR Conventions, with a particular focus on the tools you need today in our ever-changing industry. Indeed, this will be an event that our members cannot afford to miss.
Stay tuned for further details, and save those dates. The 2010 NHAR Convention will be one for the ages.
-By Peter Francese
New Hampshire REALTORS® have every reason to be extremely proud that they not only survived 2009, but in fact sold more homes than in 2008. That was a huge achievement considering the near-record depth of the Great Recession.
During 2009, the bad news just kept coming. New Hampshire’s unemployment rate peaked at 7.2 percent in September – the highest it had been in almost 17 years. There were over 3,400 home foreclosures in 2009, almost as many as the nearly 3,600 in 2008. As if that were not enough, total statewide employment fell by over 15,000 jobs between November 2008 and November 2009.
But that was so last year. What about 2010? Well, the consensus of most economists is that the recovery from this extraordinary recession will get underway this year, although they also predict that the recovery will be slow and that it may take two years for our state to get back to some semblance of normal, whatever that is.