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REALTOR® Summit 2022: Raising the Bar

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM




Thank you to our Signature Event Sponsors


How is your business helping to create a future where all people can thrive? Join us in Raising the Bar! (5.5 CE Credits) 

Realtors® play a fundamental role in creating communities that are strong, healthy, vibrant places to live—for all people. Challenge yourself to Raise the Bar in your business by embracing practices that will help you in building communities and futures you’re proud of. Join us for our annual REALTOR® Summit, where you’ll learn about energy efficiency and sustainability, fostering diversity and inclusion, transparency and ethical practices, as well as cutting-edge data to help inform your business. We all have a stake in Raising the Bar for the world we want to see. Together, we’ll learn how centering our values in our approach to real estate is good practice, and good business. 

This year’s REALTOR® Summit truly has it all!

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Engaging Speakers
  • Vendor Expo
  • Continuing Education Credits

Complete 5.5 CE credits while networking with other change-makers and listening to speakers who make a difference! With themes around transparency, sustainability, and critical DEI efforts, MAR’s 2022 REALTOR® Summit is an opportunity to Raise the Bar in your business and personal practices for a better future!

This year, our speaker line-up includes trainer and coach Terry Watson; Arbor Otalora-Fadner & Isaac Smith from the Center for Energy and Environment; Ryan Davis, Director of Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion at NAR; and everyone’s favorite MAR research guru David Arbit. With our emcee Beth Ziesenis aka “Your Nerdy Best Friend,” you are guaranteed a day full of laughs too.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, a snack, 5.5 credits of real estate continuing education (pending DOC approval), an expo full of giveaways and drawings, and a swag bag of items you’ll be excited to bring home! Valued at $200, only $79 ($99 for non-members).

*REALTOR® Summit 2022 tickets are non-refundable after April 20, 2022. However, if you are sick or feeling unwell, please stay home. In this event, reach out to MAR directly and we will arrange a refund.


Check-in and Continental Breakfast begin at 8:00 AM.

First Class Session begins at 9:00 AM.

For any other questions, please reach out to Ava Spencer

avas@mplsrealtor.com    952.988.3142

Please click here to learn about MAR’s COVID-19 protocol. We encourage those in high-risk groups (65 or older, unvaccinated, or immunocompromised) to wear a mask or consider not attending in-person classes and events.


We look forward to seeing you soon!


REALTOR® Summit 2022: Raising the Bar Schedule

8:00am Registration, Expo & Continental Breakfast
8:45am Welcome & DOC Rules
9:00am Session: Raising the Disclosure Bar in Today’s Real Estate Industry, Terry Watson (1.5 CE)
10:20am Break/Expo
10:40am Session: Raising the Bar on Home Energy Efficiency, Abor Otalora-Fadner & Isaac Smith (1.5 CE)
12:00pm Break: Lunch/Expo
1:00pm MAR Announcements
1:20pm Session: Raising the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bar for a Successful Business, Ryan Davis (1.5 CE)
2:40pm Break: Snack/Expo
3:00pm Session: Twin Cities Market Update, David Arbit (1.0 CE)
4:00pm Closing Remarks
4:05pm Giveaways & Drawings
4:30pm Event Concludes


REALTOR® Summit 2022: Speakers & Sessions

Meet Your New Nerdy Best Friend… Beth Ziesenis: Author. Speaker. Nerd.


Since her first Motorola RAZR flip phone, Beth has made a verb out of the word “nerd.” She’s here to help you filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for work and home. Although the only real trophy she ever won was for making perfect French fries at McDonald’s in high school, Beth Z has been featured on Best Speaker lists by several organizations that write best speaker lists. She has written a whole shelf of books on apps and has spoken to more than 100 thousand audience members just like you. And if you’re puzzling over why she goes by “Beth Z”… it’s because she only finds about three people a year who can pronounce her last name.”

Terry Watson: Hilarious Motivational Keynote Speaker & Trainer


Raising the Disclosure Bar in Today’s Real Estate Industry

9:00am – 10:30am (1.5 CE)


View Speaker Bio and Session Description

Arbor Otalora-Fadner & Isaac Smith: Representatives of Center for Energy and Environment


Raising the Bar on Home Energy Efficiency

10:40am – 12:10pm (1.5 CE)


View Speaker Bio and Session Description


Ryan Davis: Director, Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion NAR®


Raising the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bar for a Successful Business

1:20pm – 2:50pm (1.5 CE)


View Speaker Bio and Session Description

David Arbit: Director of Research and Economics at MAR


Twin Cities Market Update

3:00pm – 4:00pm (1.0 CE)


View Speaker Bio and Session Description