RISMedia’s 2011 Achieve! Conference

May 24 & 25 – Rye Town Hilton, Rye, New York


RISMedia’s Achieve! Preliminary Event Schedule*

Tuesday, May 24

11:30 noon – 1:00 p.m.

RREIN Member Pre-Meeting Luncheon – By invitation only

Maximizing Your Mortgage Business – Evaluating and Improving Your Asset and It’s Performance

The marketplace is changing. Is your mortgage operation or relationship providing the type of return and stability your organization needs? This private luncheon will discuss and examine the issues and opportunities facing real estate brokerage firms in today’s changing mortgage industry. Gain insight into the mortgage operation of tomorrow and how your operation compares.


John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia

Brien McMahon, Chief Franchise Officer, Radian Guaranty, Inc.

Special Guests:

Jeff Mandel, President & CEO, iQual Corporation

Joe Jackson, Head of Wells Fargo Ventures

1:15 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Opening Session

The State of the Real Estate Industry – Expanding Your Marketshare and Profitability in 2011

The Conference will open on Wednesday, May 24th, with a two-part Opening Session discussing “The State of the Real Estate Industry” and “Opportunities for Expanding Marketshare and Profitability.” Moderated by RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston, the Opening Session will take and in-depth look at where the industry is today, where it’s headed as we move forward, and how adapting the real estate business model can offer new opportunities in this challenging marketplace.

Among the speakers headlining the Opening Session are:

* Ed Krafchow, Chairman of the Board, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

* Joe Clement, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Properties

* Todd Hetherington, CEO, Century 21 New Millennium

* Dick Schlott, Chairman & CEO, Gloria Nilson REALTORS®, Real Living

* L.P. Finn III, COO, Coach REALTORS

* Sherry Chris, President & CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

* Peter Hunt, Chairman & CEO, Hunt Real Estate

* Allan Dalton, President, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s Intl. Realty

Networking Reception immediately following.

Wednesday, May 25


9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia

9:00 AM – 10:15 a.m.

The Art of the Deal – Expanding Your Company In Today’s Marketplace

This session explores how today’s brokerage firms are successfully expanding their business through expansion and other areas of opportunity. This interactive discussion brings together several leading brokerage owners to discuss important strategies they have utilized in such important areas as acquisitions, mergers, and managed organic growth.


Ed Krafchow, Chairman of the Board, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Do you have a “recruitment and retention” plan or a “selection and development” strategy. Learn the difference and why it matters.


Allan Dalton, President, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s Intl. Realty; Special Consultant to RISMedia

1:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.

Key Areas of Opportunity for Your Brokerage Firm

This session will discuss critical areas for expanding revenue in today’s changing marketplace, focusing on:

* Real Estate Investing

* Mobile Technology

* Social Media Marketing


Darryl MacPherson, EVP, RISMedia


Greg Rand, CEO, OwnAmerica

John Lim, President & CEO Mobile Card Cast

Gee Duntsen, President, Gee Dunsten Seminars

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Developing Top-Producing Agents


Darryl Davis, Owner, Darryl Davis Seminars

4:15 PM – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Session


9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RISMedia’s Achieve! for Agents

Be among the first to experience this exciting new format designed specifically for real estate professionals who want to learn the latest innovations and strategies that will help move their business successfully forward into the future. Matt Fagioli, founder of the Real Estate Xplode! Conference series, has worked with RISMedia to develop this fast-paced, information-packed, full-day program, which includes dozens of expert speakers discussing the today’s most cutting-edge topics, including:

* Mobile Marketing & Lead Conversion

* Search, Syndication & Digital Listings

* Social Media Madness

* The Revolution of Video

* Blogging

* Digital Transactions

Speakers include:

* John Lim, Founder & CEO, Mobile Card Cast

* Scott Dixon, President, Real Estate Division, Network Communications

* Stephen Schweickart, Co-founder & CEO, VScreen

* Maya J. Paveza, REALTOR®, Coldwell Banker Preferred

* Eric Stegemann, Broker/owner, River City Real Estate

* Jeff Lobb, International’s Vice President of Technology and Innovation, EXIT Realty Corp.

Networking Reception immediately following.

To register now, CLICK HERE

*Session topics and speakers are subject to change. Please check this site for schedule changes, additional sessions, and speaker updates.

Who Will Attend? Leaders of the real estate community, including Members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network(R) (RREIN), other leading brokerage owners, Top 5 members, top-producing agents, team leaders, economists and a host of related industry visionaries from around the United States.

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