Online and offline, all rules apply!

Social media has changed the way REALTORS® do business, and Marki Lemons Ryhal understands those changes. As a real estate educator who specializes in social media strategies, she has taught over 100,000 students and has earned more than 50 certifications, designations and licenses in social media and real estate.

Ryhal will lead the Core B CE course Real Estate Compliance is Not a Game at the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo, May 10-11 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. Participants may earn 3 hours of Core B CE by completing this course.

Reviewing the real estate laws and regulations that apply to communication, Ryhal will explain how to remain in compliance when the line between personal and professional life is blurred. Attendees will learn how to avoid making communication mistakes that violate the Illinois Real Estate Act.

Catch a sneak peek in the video below, and register for Conference & Expo here.

Seal more deals with better communication

Anthony Huey presents Make Your Message Memorable at Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo May 10-11 in Collinsville

Do you get tongue-tied when talking to clients? Do you wish you could communicate more clearly? Learn how to be a more confident and persuasive speaker by attending Anthony Huey’s session “Making Your Message Memorable – Stand Up, Stand Out and Stand Apart” at the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Collinsville, May 10-11, 2017.

This session is designed to help you secure more deals by becoming a dynamic communicator! Get a sneak peek in the video below. 

Huey is a highly-rated communications consultant, international keynote speaker and trainer. He will provide practical communications tools, tips and techniques that you can use immediately to make your message resonate with clients.

Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo general registration ends May 3. See the full conference schedule on our conference webpage and register here for just $149

Learn to Negotiate Like a Pro

Mark Given will present How to Negotiate Like a Pro – a careful examination of the “what,” how,” and why” of negotiating with clients, peers and competitors, at the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo  See the Sneak Peek video below! 

In this session, you will learn the three P’s of Negotiating, and how to effectively plan and execute negotiations to achieve the best outcomes for your clients. You will also earn 3 hours of Elective CE from this course!

Join us for Mark Given’s presentation and the entire Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo for just $139 when you register by April 14!

Given’s business acumen is in high demand. He has taught successful negotiation techniques to real estate professionals and Inc 500 companies for more than a decade. He leads CRS and NAR courses and speaks at national and international conferences.




Leigh Brown gets real at Conference & Expo

Leigh Brown will lead two sessions at Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo May 10-11 in Collinsville.

Are you ready for some refreshing honesty? Leigh Brown calls it like she sees it and has audiences rolling in the aisles. She dares to tell the truth about some of the craziest (and funniest) aspects of real estate. An international sales and motivational speaker, author, podcast host, and RPAC Hall of Fame member, Brown’s southern charm has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, HGTV, NPR, Twitchy and the Wall Street Journal.

Brown will lead two sessions at the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo, May 10-11 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL. In the first session, she will address ways you can manage external threats with confidence and grace. In the breakout session, she will talk about how to interact authentically on social media.

Her central message is clear – be outrageously authentic and success will follow. This wisdom helped her skyrocket to the top 3% of producers nationwide and build an incredibly successful brokerage firm.

Come and see Leigh Brown at the Illinois REALTORS Conference & Expo and learn how to use your own charisma and charm to connect with customers and sell more! Learn more about Leigh Brown and the Conference & Expo here

Be just as effective outside the office with this advice


Although you may be tempted to save money in some ways, don’t scrimp when it  comes to your smartphone, cloud storage or the anti-virus, malware and security software, said Craig Grant during the 2016 IAR Conference & Expo Wednesday in Collinsville.

Grant made the remarks during his second session of the morning, titled: “Real Estate Mobile Road Warrior.” He told Illinois REALTORS® that finding the right mobile devices, using the appropriate social media and mastering the basic advantages of certain software apps can have a transforming effect on their day-to-day business.

Grant, who is known as the founder of Real Estate Technology Institute, has built a reputation as an effective instructor by presenting complex tech topics in an easy-to-understand manner.

Check all the photos to see how colleagues were part of the breakout session.

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