Real Estate Conferences Agents Should Attend in 2022 and 2023
As an agent, real estate conferences can offer many benefits.
They’re a great way to network, they offer loads of educational opportunities, and they can even help you stay on top of the latest and greatest developments in the industry. (And who doesn’t want an agent on the cutting edge of things?)
Conferences also give you an opportunity to travel, see the country, and potentially make some friends and connections in the process.
Are you looking to take in a few real estate conferences this year? Here are the real estate conferences every agent should have on their radar:
Conferences for networking:
1. Inman Connect Live
Though Inman is known largely for its agent-focused news publication, the company’s annual Inman Connect Live is a close second in notability.
The conference spans three days, offering more than 150 speakers, 4,000 attendees, and endless educational sessions and networking opportunities.
This year, the event will take place in Las Vegas’ Aria Resort & Casino August 3-5, 2022 (so you can have a little non-agent fun, too).
Real Estate conferences for some inspiration:
2. Success Summit
In real estate, it doesn’t get more iconic than Tom Ferry.
Attendees will also get proven scripts for all kinds of professional scenarios.
Conferences for educational opportunities:
3. REALTORS Conference & Expo
Real estate conferences don’t get more well-attended than the National Association of Realtor’s annual Conference & Expo. The 2022 event will take place November 11-14 in Orlando, Florida.
While not much has been revealed about who’s speaking or what sort of sessions will be offered this time around, if last year’s event is any indication, it should be a good one. (2021’s conference had more than 250 exhibitions alone!)
Conferences for the latest on real estate tech:
4. RET Con
Want to learn about the next technology poised to change the industry? RETCON is your place.
The event covers the latest developments in real estate technology, innovation, and data, and scheduled speakers include execs from major brands like JLL, Brookfield, Greystar, Toll Brothers, USAA, Cushman & Wakefield, and more.
The event will take place July 20-21 in New York City, and attendance is application-based only.
Conferences for commercial real estate agents:
5. C5 Summit
If you specialize in commercial real estate (or maybe want to), then the C5 Summit needs to be on your calendar.
The three-day event offers speakers, pitching, networking, and deal-making opportunities, and there are even exhibitors too.
C5 will take place August 15-17 in New York City.
Conferences for luxury real estate agents:
6. Inman Luxury Connect
If you specialize in luxury properties, Inman’s Luxury Connect event is a must-attend.
The event will take place within Inman’s larger Inman Connect Live event in Vegas (August 3-5). Speakers include well-known luxury names like Ryan Serhant (SERHANT) and Mauricio Umansky (The Agency).
There are endless networking activities, interactive workshops, discussions, and more.
Conferences for boosting morale:
7. Brokerage conferences
Attending your own brokerage’s conference is always a smart idea too.
Not only does it give you a chance to catch up on your company’s latest offerings, but you can network, learn about upcoming developments and changes, and maybe even boost team morale while you’re at it.
A few brokerages have already had their events for the year, but here are the major ones that still have conferences remaining:
- One21 (Century21)
- Generation Blue Experience (Coldwell Banker)
- The Greenhouse (Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate)
- eXpCon (eXp Realty)
If you can’t attend yours in person, many brokerages offer livestreaming options. Don’t have time to log in all day? Even attending just a few hours could be rewarding (just pick and choose your sessions carefully).
Conferences For Asian, Hispanic, and LGBTQ agents:
8. AREAA National Convention
If you want to network with other agents of your culture, background, and lifestyle, there are tons of real estate conferences to choose from.
The Asian American Real Estate Association of America, for example, is hosting its annual national convention October 20-22 in San Diego.
9. NAHREP at L’attitude
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals will host its conference at the annual L’attitude Latino business event September 22-25.
10. The Alliance
There’s also The Alliance, an event for LGBTQ+ real estate pros that takes place in Las Vegas from September 28-30.
Carson Kressly will emcee, and there will be breakout sessions, speakers, expo booths, and more.
Plan out your real estate conferences now
Some of these events may feel a bit down the road, but get planning now. Many events require advance registration, and you’ll need to book travel, accommodations, and other services, as well.
You might also consider speaking to your colleagues and broker, as attending as a team could reduce your costs (or maybe even qualify you for discounts).