APEX 2017

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October 4-6, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia

APEX (formerly Top Agent Retreat) is an annual, invite-only event for affiliated Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate sales associates and teams achieving Gold, Platinum or Emerald Elite award status in 2016. This event offers a sophisticated learning experience to celebrate and enhance the business of the network’s top tier of affiliated sales associates based on performance.

 

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time Event
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Learning Sessions (Optional)
Is a Team Right for You - OR - Do You Have the Right Team?
Invest 4 hours with Amy Chorew, VP, Learning, BHGRE, and Kathy Baker, ‎Principal at KB Consulting Solutions, and receive the BHGRE Team certification, network with other like-minded BHGRE sales associates, and walk away with new ideas to grow your team.

To register: Upon registering for the APEX event, there will be a Pre-conference option to click if you would like to take the session. ​

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. APEX Registration in Fairmont Lobby
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation: Scott Stratten
Disruptive and UN-traditional Sales, Marketing, Branding & Relationship Expert
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Combined Owners’ Retreat and APEX Hipster Party at CRAFT Beer Market Entertainment provided by The Be Better Band
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time Event
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
APEX Networking Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

General Session
From CEO to CEO
Sherry Chris, President and CEO, BHGRE
Social Media: The Best Kept Secret in Business
Jason Holloway, Creative Director, NM+U
What You Need to Know vs. Never Worry About in Real Estate
Brad Inman, Founder, Inman News

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
 APEX Networking Break 
10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

General Session
What’s Zappening!?
Karlton Utter, Senior Director, Consulting and Special Projects
Fuel Better, Feel Better!
How Energy Management Drives Productivity and Success
Julie Crow, Founder, Fuel Builders

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Agent Retreat Lunch 
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

General Session
Profit by Design for Savvy Agents
Amy Chorew, VP, Learning, BHGRE
Maeda Palius, President, Palius, O’Kelley & Janzen CPAs

A New Design Vocabulary: The Latest Looks Explained
Max Wilker, Style Director, Meredith Corporation
The Digital Sphere: Managing Your Online Reputation
Colin Hull, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing, BHGRE

How to Take the Market and Sell More Listings
Moderator: Amy Chorew, VP, Learning, BHGRE
Panelists:
Debbie Wong, BHGRE J.F. Finnegan Realtors
Clint Nabors, BHGRE Gary Green Realtors
Pam Heinold, BHGRE Main Street Properties
Irene Clary, BHGRE Metro Brokers

2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
 APEX Networking Break 
3:05 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General Session
Aspire…to Shine, Turning Up Your Motivational Switch
Renie Cavallari, CEO and Chief Instigator, Aspire
Marketing Updates
Jennifer Marchetti, CMO, BHGRE
Closing Remarks
Sherry Chris, President and CEO, BHGRE

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
APEX Dinner Cruise on Vancouver Harbor aboard the Pacific Yacht
Friday, October 6, 2017
Time Event
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
APEX Networking Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks/Roundtable Introduction
9:10 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Roundtable 1
Energy Management for Maximum Productivity
Julie Crow, Founder, Fuel Builders
Sneak Peak—2018 Décor Trends
Max Wilker, Style Director, Meredith Corporation
Marketing Best Practices
Jennifer Marchetti, CMO, BHGRE
Social Media:The Best Kept Secret in Business
Jason Holloway, Creative Director, NM+U
Digital Media Tools to Promote Your Listings
Colin Hull, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, BHGRE
What’s Zappening
Karlton Utter, Senior Director, Consulting & Special Projects
Jonathan Reese, Solution Architect, ZapLabs

Teaming to Dominate Your Market
Kathy Baker, Principal, KB Consulting Solutions
Secrets of a Financially Savvy Agent
Tara Michael, VP, Business Planning and Analysis, Realogy
Business of People: Building Your Referral Network
Bret Calltharp, Director, Talent Attraction, BHGRE Platform Development
Top Platform Skills for Public Speaking
Amy Chorew, VP, Learning, BHGRE
9:40 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Roundtable 2
Energy Management for Maximum Productivity
Julie Crow, Founder, Fuel Builders
Sneak Peak—2018 Décor Trends
Max Wilker, Style Director, Meredith Corporation
Marketing Best Practices
Jennifer Marchetti, CMO, BHGRE
Social Media:The Best Kept Secret in Business
Jason Holloway, Creative Director, NM+U
Digital Media Tools to Promote Your Listings
Colin Hull, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, BHGRE
What’s Zappening
Karlton Utter, Senior Director, Consulting & Special Projects
Jonathan Reese, Solution Architect, ZapLabs

Teaming to Dominate Your Market
Kathy Baker, Principal, KB Consulting Solutions
Secrets of a Financially Savvy Agent
Tara Michael, VP, Business Planning and Analysis, Realogy
Business of People: Building Your Referral Network
Bret Calltharp, Director, Talent Attraction, BHGRE Platform Development
Top Platform Skills for Public Speaking
Amy Chorew, VP, Learning, BHGRE
10:10 a.m. – 10:35a.m. Roundtable 3
Energy Management for Maximum Productivity
Julie Crow, Founder, Fuel Builders
Sneak Peak—2018 Décor Trends
Max Wilker, Style Director, Meredith Corporation
Marketing Best Practices
Jennifer Marchetti, CMO, BHGRE
Social Media:The Best Kept Secret in Business
Jason Holloway, Creative Director, NM+U
Digital Media Tools to Promote Your Listings
Colin Hull, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, BHGRE
What’s Zappening
Karlton Utter, Senior Director, Consulting & Special Projects
Jonathan Reese, Solution Architect, ZapLabs

Teaming to Dominate Your Market
Kathy Baker, Principal, KB Consulting Solutions
Secrets of a Financially Savvy Agent
Tara Michael, VP, Business Planning and Analysis, Realogy
Business of People: Building Your Referral Network
Bret Calltharp, Director, Talent Attraction, BHGRE Platform Development
Top Platform Skills for Public Speaking
Amy Chorew, VP, Learning, BHGRE
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
APEX Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Roundtable 4
Energy Management for Maximum Productivity
Julie Crow, Founder, Fuel Builders
Sneak Peak—2018 Décor Trends
Max Wilker, Style Director, Meredith Corporation
Marketing Best Practices
Jennifer Marchetti, CMO, BHGRE
Social Media:The Best Kept Secret in Business
Jason Holloway, Creative Director, NM+U
Digital Media Tools to Promote Your Listings
Colin Hull, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, BHGRE
What’s Zappening
Karlton Utter, Senior Director, Consulting & Special Projects
Jonathan Reese, Solution Architect, ZapLabs

Teaming to Dominate Your Market
Kathy Baker, Principal, KB Consulting Solutions
Secrets of a Financially Savvy Agent
Tara Michael, VP, Business Planning and Analysis, Realogy
Business of People: Building Your Referral Network
Bret Calltharp, Director, Talent Attraction, BHGRE Platform Development
Top Platform Skills for Public Speaking
Amy Chorew, VP, Learning, BHGRE
11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Roundtable 5
Energy Management for Maximum Productivity
Julie Crow, Founder, Fuel Builders
Sneak Peak—2018 Décor Trends
Max Wilker, Style Director, Meredith Corporation
Marketing Best Practices
Jennifer Marchetti, CMO, BHGRE
Social Media:The Best Kept Secret in Business
Jason Holloway, Creative Director, NM+U
Digital Media Tools to Promote Your Listings
Colin Hull, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, BHGRE
What’s Zappening
Karlton Utter, Senior Director, Consulting & Special Projects
Jonathan Reese, Solution Architect, ZapLabs

Teaming to Dominate Your Market
Kathy Baker, Principal, KB Consulting Solutions
Secrets of a Financially Savvy Agent
Tara Michael, VP, Business Planning and Analysis, Realogy
Business of People: Building Your Referral Network
Bret Calltharp, Director, Talent Attraction, BHGRE Platform Development
Top Platform Skills for Public Speaking
Amy Chorew, VP, Learning, BHGRE
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Roundtable Takeaways
12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Sherry Chris, President and CEO, BHGRE
Keynote Speaker
Scott Stratten
Scott Stratten is president of Un-Marketing Inc.  With a unique philosophy, he offers a fresh perspective on how to succeed that flips traditional advice on its head!  He is the author of four best-selling business books and one of the most sought-out speakers on social engagement.  Scott is known for captivating audiences with his energy, passion and exciting take on how to effectively market, sell and engage.

Brand Speakers
Sherry Chris
President and CEO
BHGRE
Jennifer Marchetti
Chief Marketing Officer
BHGRE
Stas Pietrucha
 VP, Interactive Development
BHGRE
Karlton Utter
Sr. Director, Consulting & Special Projects
BHGRE

Bret Calltharp
Director, Consulting & Special Projects
BHGRE

Industry Speakers
Brad Inman
Founder
Inman News
Max Wilker
Style Director
Better Homes and Gardens®
Renie Cavallari
CEO and Chief Instigator
Aspire
Maeda Palius
President
Palius, O’Kelley & Janzen CPA’s
Julie Crow
Founder
FuelBuilders
Kathy Baker
Principal
KB Consulting Solutions
Tara Michael
VP, Business Planning and Analysis
Realogy
Click here to register!
Oct. 2 – Oct. 4, 2017Vancouver, BC
Registration Costs:Full: $259Guest: $99

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Closest Airport: Vancouver International Airport, 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC V7B 0A41 604-207-7077