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Virtual Event Access
You will receive the details to access the virtual event on December 6, 2021. Please be sure to add the email address where you wish to receive your access information when purchasing your ticket - Orders for multiple tickets need to have a separate email address per ticket. You will be able to access the the event on Dec 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM CDT, as well as the archive recording for up to 30 days after the end of the event.
$ 60.00
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The Premier Virtual LGBTQ+ Real Estate &
Housing Industry Conference

The Agenda

9:00a-10:00am Eastern Time

Expo Hall Open for Browsing


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Conference Opening and Greeting – John Thorpe, 2021 Alliance National President


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“The Value of Owning a Real Estate Franchise”

This panel of industry veteran’s will provide insight to the value of franchising, competitive advantages, collective power of a brand, impact on industry and community and growing your business in a peer-based network of professionals.


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“The Importance of Serving the Underserved Communities” – Tim Wilson, CEO @ Prosperity Mortgage

Tim Wilson, CEO of Prosperity Home Mortgage, has literally taken his firm’s commitment to helping diverse markets to the streets with the opening of their Philadelphia Community Outreach Center. This has given him a unique perspective on how to advance financial literacy and greater opportunities for home ownership for members of the Black, Hispanic/Latino, AAPI and LGBTQ+ communities.


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“Rainmaker Roundtable: Top Agent Masterminds Share All”

Learn from some of the best The Alliance has to offer! Michael Zinicola, Wendy Storch and Herman Chan are three of the top agents in the entire industry and are all included on the inaugural LGBTQ+ Real Estate Top Producers List. Gain insight into how they built their businesses, got to the top and stayed there while adjusting to market conditions and successfully adapted during the pandemic


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“Don’t Disrupt Skill Set and Personalization Be True to Yourself and You Will be Able to Lead Others” – Tami Bonnell, CEO @ EXIT Realty International

No one can disrupt talent, and No one can disrupt somebody with a phenomenal skill set who is diligent and deliberate. But sometimes we can get in the way of preventing our own success. Join Tami Bonnell as she shows you how to position yourself as a talented real estate professional: one who not only has thorough market knowledge, but also can interpret and explain the information in a meaningful way to clients. Now is the perfect time to look at all the things you did right this year and do more of them. Tami’s session will help you:

• Address what you can do to make sure your follow-up and follow-through is just as good.

• Explore what it is you need to learn to be prepared to serve people to the best of your ability.

Together, let’s make you more prepared to succeed in 2021 and beyond.


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NAR Session – Leslie Rouda Smith, 2022 NAR National President


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 The Anatomy of Top Performers” – Gino Blefari, Chairman @ HSA Affiliates & CEO @ Homeservices of America

Learn the Skills and Disciplines It Takes to Successfully Lead Yourself, Your Business and Teams into 2022 from a true industry legend!


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2022 Economic and Market Forecast – Mark Flemming, Chief Economist @ First American 

Join us as Mark Fleming, Chief Economist with First American, provides us with expert insights, research, and market trends in today’s unique housing market. This is your opportunity to hear Mark discuss: 

  • How this recession was different and how the recovery is measuring up
  • Why the housing market has done so well in pandemic
  • What happens next

2:00pm – 2:30pm (Various Breakout Sessions)

Attendees will be able to select a session to attend during this time.  All sessions are available for viewing over the course of 30-days, from Dec 9 – Jan 7.  

  • Big Rocks, Little Rocks: Getting Results with Migdalia Gonzalez, Supervisory Management Analyst @ U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and Co-Founder @ JMN RISE Foundation 
    • Overwhelmed? Not sure how you can possibly complete all of your tasks? Clients, listings, family, personal demands all wanting your 100% attention? How do highly effective performers fit everything in and make it look so easy? Time Management principles are the key to putting your focus on the most important tasks with the highest return. Increase your productivity, reduce stress, manage your calendar and get more out of your days with these simple tips. The goal is to help you optimize your time, prioritize key tasks and structure your week for optimal productivity.
  • How to Break Into and Dominate Selling Higher End Homes in Your Market with Michael LaFido, Founder & CEO @ Luxury Listing Specialist Designation (LUXE)
    • Want more luxury clients? Michael’s techniques will help you tap into the luxury real estate market with ease. Michael will help you understand where to find prospective buyers, sellers, and the insights on how to market these properties appropriately.
  • Strategic Networking: How to Create Valuable Contacts Everywhere You Go! with Grant VanEck, Community, Corporate & Government Relations @ University of Phoenix
    • Presented by the University of Phoenix. Strategic networking is the ability to pro-actively build and maintain relationships within your organization that support your career goals. Whether you’re networking for information, advice, referrals or career opportunities, this session will help you develop a plan to create valuable connections and make the most of your conference experience. In this session you will learn common misconceptions regarding networking, and how to develop a strategic networking plan.
  • Roundtable: Let’s Talk About How Discrimination Impacts LGBTQ Homebuyers hosted by Kimber White, Chair of Mortgage Advisory Council @ The Alliance
    • Fact: It is still legal to discriminate against LGBTQ people in 27 states. This panel will explore how the LGBTQ community along with other minorities experience discrimination in the home buying process. Implied bias occurs and often goes undetected in the home buying transaction from first contact with a real estate agent, to the mortgage application process, to signing closing documents. What needs to change? Hear it directly directly from Lending authorities!
  • WORDup: Your Code Word for 2022 with Kristi Hemmer, Equity Trainer, Author, and Speaker, focusing on gender, economics, and changemaking
    • Description coming…
  • Freddie Mac Resources – What’s New that Benefits Your Clients with Carmen Mercado, Sr. Affordable Lending Business Development Manager @ Freddie Mac
    • Enhance and grow your book of business using Freddie Mac news and insights, updates, resources, and toolkits. Explore these three resources:
      • Building wealth through refinance – Access Freddie Mac’s array of real estate professional toolkits to support your clients who may be looking for ways to save more on their current monthly mortgage payments and build generational wealth through housing.
      • The CreditSmart® suite – Uncover the possibilities for your active and inactive clients with the relaunch of CreditSmart – educational resources designed to empower your clients with the skills and knowledge to assist them through every stage of their financial capability and homeownership journey.
      • Research and insights – Insights into the housing market and information to help clients make informed decisions on solutions to save on monthly mortgage expenses

2:30pm – 3:00pm (Various Breakout Sessions)

Attendees will be able to select a session to attend during this time.  All sessions are available for viewing over the course of 30-days, from Dec 9 – Jan 7.  

  • Ten Tips for Building a Global Business Network with Stephanie Anton, SVP @ Corcoran & Managing Director, Global Service @ Realogy
    • Do you love travel and real estate and have always wanted to connect the two? Now, with global travel beginning to open up again, is the perfect time to focus on building your global network to position yourself for growth. This 30 minute session will arm you with strategic ideas and tangible tips for ways you can immediately begin building your global business
  • How to Boost Your Real Estate Business’s Bottom Line using Facebook Advertising with Matt Gentile, Managing Director @ MyBff Social
    • The MyBFF Social Team is pleased to present, “How to Boost Your Real Estate Business’s Bottom Line using Facebook Advertising”. This 30-minute session will focus on providing current tactics and strategies for optimizing your Facebook and Instagram marketing. Social media marketing paired with dynamic content and a consistent and collaborative approach to advertising produce proven results.
  • From Agent to Super Broker: If I can do it so can you with Mark Pattison, Broker @ PorchLight by eXp
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  • How To Win Listings And Stand Out Against The Rest…What Does Your Digital Brand Look Like? with Kosha Brown, Director of Business Development @ Box Brownie
    • Professional imagery is one of the most important marketing pieces that buyers and sellers look for. Kosha Brown will educate you on easy and cool tools that will make you stand out and leave a lasting impression no matter what type of market we are in.
  • Top Performers’ Secret Weapon Explained with Sara Szabo,  Life and Business Coach
    • The human element of the owner is often underestimated and overlooked in business optimization. The personal barriers on the path to success must be identified and cleared in order for the business to continually level up. In this session you will learn how, why and when top realtors are leveraging life coaching as their secret weapon in the real estate business.
  • To Each Their Home: Confronting LGBTQ+ Housing Bias and Discrimination with Mickey Neuberger, CMO @ Realtor.com
    • To Each Their Home: Confronting LGBTQ+ Housing Bias and Discrimination: Members of the LGBTQ+ community are less likely to own a home than the general population, and many face housing discrimination on a variety of fronts. Realtor.com Chief Marketing Officer Mickey Neuberger will share insights from a recent Realtor.com-LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance survey, including recommendations for how conference participants can best support members of this community and opportunities to collaborate moving forward to confront bias and discrimination in housing and homeownership head-on.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Expo Hall Open for Browsing

Keynotes, Industry Speakers, additional breakout sessions, and more details will be announced throughout the next week.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re using a state-of-the-art virtual event platform and company called MeetingPlay.  This platform may be familiar to some as our friends at the National Association of Realtors and Keller Williams both utilized this for their virtual conferences recently as well.

You will receive the details to access the virtual event on December 6, 2021.

Your personal log-in credentials for the event will be sent to the email address you used to purchase registration, on December 6th.

We’re pleased to be able to offer access to all conference content to folks who register by December 9th, for 30 days from the air date.  You can come back any time and view any of the content within that 30-day window at your leisure. 

Yes! You can purchase tickets for yourself and your team at the same time.

NOTE – Only one access code per email address will be sent, so make sure you have the Name and Email Address available for everyone you would like to purchase a ticket for during registration.  

Thank You To Our Presenting Conference Sponsors

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Organized by your local LGBTQ+ leaders

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