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Jared James is a sought-after speaker and trainer who has earned a reputation as the “why guy” for his understanding of why people do what they do and how to get them to change their behavior. By age 28 he was recognized by REALTOR® Magazine as its “Web Choice Award” Winner, was inducted into the International Hall of Fame of the world’s largest real estate company, and had written a best-selling book. Jared’s ability to connect and engage with his audiences has led to opportunities to keynote events for some of the world’s largest organizations, including NAR, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Berkshire Hathaway and RE/MAX International. He has written articles for nationally syndicated magazines and websites such as Personal Development, REALTOR® and RISMedia. And he was named one of the top 25 most influential people in the real estate industry today. Narrowing Jared’s talents and interests down can be difficult; he started his first profitable business when he was 8 years old, a neighborhood bank and loan. From there he was hooked and hasn’t stopped since.
Author of the 2017 & 2018 C.A.R. WomanUP! white papers, Bernice Ross is a nationally syndicated columnist, author, speaker, and consultant who couples her expertise as a Professor Emeritus of Psychology Master Certified Coach with over 30 years of real estate sales experience. During her tenure as Executive Director of Training for the 4,000-agent Jon Douglas Company, the company had the highest production per agent in the United States. With over 1,000 published articles and four real estate books, Inman News called Bernice “America’s top real estate coach” and also named her to their top 150 list of the most influential people in real estate for 2017. Her company BrokerageUP! provides broker-owners and managers with training and resources they need to recruit, retain, and be more profitable in their brokerages. Her “Office Meeting in a Box,” along with her online new and experienced agent sales training, provide brokers with a complete suite of training to help them grow their agents’ and their brokerage’s profitability. Since 2007, Bernice has hosted the Annual Awesome Females in Real Estate Leadership Conference to help women grow in leadership roles.
Business strategist and educator Travis Everette (DREI) is actively involved at almost every level of real estate. Having founded a thriving brokerage of 120+ agents as well as a highly successful real estate school, his experience and dynamic mentoring skills are the centerpiece of his presentations. Awarded many times over for sales and office growth, named North Carolina Real Estate Educator of the Year, and supported by legions of professionals who seek his guidance, Travis will pack a punch through relatable content, memorable energy and insightful observations on real-life solutions to everyday challenges. Be prepared to laugh, learn, and love your business more as you leave with actionable strategic tools.
Melanie McLane is a practicing appraiser, broker and educator who does what she teaches. A graduate of Kenyon College, she holds several designations. She’s a REBAC Hall of Fame Instructor and lives and works in Central Pennsylvania. In 2018, she was named “REALTOR® Of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®.
As president of Ed Hatch Seminars, Inc. Ed has spoken to over 100 audiences each year since 1990. He has been a featured speaker at the last twenty-eight consecutive NAR Conventions, at ten CRS Sell-a-brations, and has spoken on the topics of negotiating, business and strategic planning, customer service, and leadership … throughout the US, the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Africa, South America, Singapore, Scandinavia, and Malaysia.
For 16 years Dale Carlton has been representing buyers and sellers in Northwest Arkansas. He has personally sold well over $100 million in properties, and constantly ranks as a top agent. Dale spent 8 years with another company where they did over $3 billion in sales while he was Executive Broker and Senior Vice President. He has spent the past 8 years as Broker/Owner of Carlton Realty, Inc., and continues to represent many of the clients he has worked with since he first started in real estate. Dale is well known for taking a straightforward and honest approach. His past clients will tell you that he does not like to talk fluff and is often blunt about the market and what he feels is the best professional decision in any circumstance.
Laura is the founder and owner of Homeland Title LLC in Franklin & Spring Hill, TN, which has handled 19,000+ real estate transactions since 2003. She is the only active title agent in Tennessee recognized as a National Title Professional by the American Land Title Association. Laura has 20+ years of experience as an attorney in areas including divorce, bankruptcy, collections and criminal defense. She serves as the Affiliate on the Board of Directors and an Education Committee member for WCAR, and a member of the Legislative Committee for the Tennessee Land Title Association. She participates as a guest speaker at seminars and workshops for REALTORS® (as a TREC-approved Instructor), attorneys (as a TNCLE-approved instructor), and mortgage bankers concerning real estate, residential lending, contracts and title insurance.