Houston event speakers
Bill Lublin, CRB, CRS, e-PRO®, GRI - Presenter & Emcee, Houston, Miami & Las Vegas
||Bill Lublin has been recognized as a thought leader for his insights regarding social media and its use in business. From his earliest days he began a career of service to both the community and the industry, always embracing the latest tools and technology.
Bill has served as a member of the National Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee and Risk Management Committee.
Bill has been recognized for his insights in the use of Social Media and technology for business. He was named by Inman News as one of “Real Estate’s Most Influential Online” for three years running. He was also listed on, Roost’s “50 RE People to follow on Twitter”, one of 4Realz’s 50 Most Influential Real Estate People on Twitter, Swaenepol’s 100 Most Interesting & Influential in Real Estate and other social media lists.
Bill is currently the CEO of the Social Media Marketing Institute (SMMI), CEO of Century 21 Advantage Gold, Realtor, and self-proclaimed Tech Freak. For more information and a complete bio, visit his website.
Ken Brand, Sales Manager, Author - Presenter, Houston
|Ken’s a human amplifier and author of the modernly-relevant and Number One Selling book Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha - How social savvy real estate agents become trusted, preferred and referred.
As a leader, parent, amateur athlete, real estate sociologist, husband and Transmedia anthropologist (phew, that was long), Ken’s been involved in more than 17,700 real estate transactions since 1978 in San Diego, Austin, Aspen, and The Woodlands TX where Ken is the Sales Manager of Prudential Gary Greene, REALTORS® multi-award winning Research Forest Office in The Woodlands TX.
Chad Cardani - Presenter, Houston
|Owner of Chad Cardani Seminars, Chad Cardani (Broker, REALTOR®, ABR®, GREEN, GRI, SRS, SRES®, TAHS, TRLP) has made a career out of helping agents get from where they are to where they want to be. With over 8 years of real estate experience, Chad brings his knowledge, skills and background to the courses that cover topics ranging from basic real estate principles to advanced marketing and sales techniques.
Chad is a member of the TAR faculty, a REBAC approved instructor, and a Texas Real Estate Commission course facilitator. When he is not working with the outstanding agents in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, Chad enjoys travel, gardening, cooking and working out.
Shannon Register - Presenter, Houston
|Shannon Register is Broker / Owner of Register Real Estate Advisors in Spring, Texas. RREA is a fast-growing and technology heavy real estate firm, founded in late 2010 in the middle of the economic downturn. RREA's blog was named "Best Real Estate Blog in Texas" by the Real Estate Research Center at the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University. Their in-house audio and video production studio produced many radio shows and over 400 real estate videos for RREA agents.
She is also the host of "Houston Real Estate Radio" that broadcasts on am700 KSEV on Sundays in Houston. She is also the Prestige Properties Editor of the US Daily Review, a national political and news website. She holds over 9 real estate designations and certifications and has been featured in national, state, and local real estate magazines for her innovative business model. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Amy Smythe Harris - Presenter, Houston
||Amy Smythe Harris, Broker Associate, GRI, GREEN, e-Pro®, CRS,SFR, TRLP has been in the real estate industry for 17 years. Some people call her a Geek or Nerd or the Gadget Girl. She has served on the Board of Directors for Houston Association of REALTORS in 2009 & 2011 as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Texas Association of REALTORS. She also serves on local advisory groups at HAR and TAR Professional Development committee, Professional Standards and Technology committee. She was her state association technology chair in 2011. She is the Vice-Chair of Member Information Services Forum for 2012 for NAR. Amy also served on her local Women’s Council of REALTORS® Montgomery County as the Technology Chair. She has trained agents for 10 years in the art of in utilizing technology and social media in their business practice to become more efficient in their prospecting.|
Katie Maxwell - Presenter, Houston
|Katie is the managing broker of Intero Real Estate Services in the heart of Houston. She has built an office described as a "Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do". By understanding the importance of hyper local content, social connectivity and agent collaboration, Intero Houston has become one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in the area.|
Dan Stewart - Presenter, Miami
||Dan is co-founder and President of Happy Grasshopper, an online marketing and email company. He is a multiple Inc. 5000 honoree that is passionate about helping salespeople make authentic human connections. Join Dan for this thought provoking look at tapping into the massive opportunity that surrounds you.|
Scott Pierce - Presenter, Houston
|After working in the high technology field in Silicon Valley,
Scott Pierce became a real estate agent and then Director of Online
Marketing for a group of Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates in
Not happy with the results he was achieving for the office and agents using conventional online marketing Scott started implementing strategies and tactics that he learned from his time in Silicon Valley that had worked so well for his clients including Apple Computer, Oracle, Cisco Systems and others.
The results were dramatic and almost immediate. After only partial implementation website traffic was up over 50% and good leads started coming in faster than ever. Within a few months, Listings-to-Leads was born and top brokers and agents quickly leveraged the program for increased SEO and lead generation.
Over the last two years Scott expanded the initial strategies and tactics and the SEO and lead generation is stronger and higher than ever before.
Vanessa Murray - Presenter, Houston
|Vanessa Murray is a partner marketing manager at Market Leader. The company serves more than 100,000 real estate agents, brokers, and franchise users across the U.S. and Canada—offering the most comprehensive marketing and technology solution available to real estate professionals today.
With over 14 years as a marketing professional and business owner in the services industries, Vanessa specializes at developing creative branding campaigns that get results. Her experience spans a variety of industries—including travel, online media, financial, advertising, and technology. In each of these sectors, Vanessa has had a crucial role in building and strengthening the relationships between businesses and consumers.
She will share key best practices to help bridge the gap between real estate technology and the vast number of online buyers and sellers. These strategies are essential for real estate professionals—helping them stand out from the competition, stay top of mind, and win more business from today’s consumers.