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3 Key Takeaways from NAR’s Annual Conference Tags: Specialty

MAR President-Elect Jerry Moscowitz recently attended the NAR’s annual conference in Orlando. Weren’t able to make it? Read some of Jerry’s key takeaways below!

After four days in Orlando at NAR NXT, I’m back in Minnesota and feeling inspired to dig back in! There is always so much to learn and take away from NAR’s conferences, and I know I’ll be spending several days watching recordings of the sessions I wasn’t able to attend. Besides learning that hurricanes aren’t for me, here are my top 3 key takeaways from this year’s NAR NXT in Orlando:

  1. Committee meetings: Go even if you aren’t on that committee! If you want to get involved with NAR and figure out what passions to spend your time on, attending some meetings is where start. I’d extend the same advice at the local level—MAR committee meetings are open to all members. You won’t be there as a voting member, but you get to hear about what they’re working on and it may end up being something you want to be involved in. These are definitely worth checking out.
  2. Market update: I always enjoy going to Dr. Lawrence Yun and Jessica Lautz’s sessions. They present great information for us to share with other Realtors® and our clients. I learned that Dr. Yun predicts that because inventory continues to be so limited, home prices won’t experience significant decline in 2023 even amidst less competition, and that depending on mortgage rates, could even continue to rise slightly. Staying on top of these predictions and trends is so important and helpful in being able to advise our clients. You can check out more of his thoughts here.
  3. Taking care of ourselves: I attended a session that was specifically about making sure us as Realtors® are spending some time on ourselves and our mental wellness. Jay Shetty spoke to us about how his experience living as a monk taught him to not use the people around him as a measure of success and what happiness should look like. He also shared how this mindset shift can help us lean into what we’re good at and what brings us energy, rather than focusing on our weaknesses. It was a good reminder that by taking care of ourselves and making sure we’re creating the space to reflect rather than making decisions in a negative headspace, we’re only doing ourselves and our clients a favor and putting our best foot forward.

Next year’s conference is November 14-16 in Anaheim, CA—rest up, I hope to see you there!