2017 Winter Business Meetings

Registration is open

The 2017 Winter Business Meetings are scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

There is no charge to attend the meetings. Registering will provide you with access to the information in Box and will help us plan for your attendance. Take advantage of these FREE educational and networking opportunities. Download the current schedule.

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Unexcused absences

We are committed to being as efficient as possible and to do so we must operate according to our bylaws. Please make it a priority to notify us if you will not be able to attend your committee meetings. In general, the bylaws* allow that a member with two unexcused absences may be removed from a committee. We ask that you contact Kim Smith or call your staff liaison at 800-555-3390 to let them know that you will not be attending a committee meeting or the Board of Directors meeting. *Some committees have different requirements.

 

Overnight Accommodations

Please make your overnight reservations directly with the Hilton Harrisburg. The group rate is available until Jan. 6 or until the group block is sold out. You are responsible for making all changes and cancellations directly with the Hilton Harrisburg. Contact the Hilton at (717) 233-6000. The group code is PARW17.

Alternately, PAR has a negotiated room rate with the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg for $121. Please call (717) 763-7117 and request the PAR-negotiated corporate rate. The Radisson Hotel Harrisburg is located approximately three miles from the Hilton Harrisburg on the opposite side of the river.

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Materials for the Winter Business Meetings

Materials for the Winter Business Meetings are in PAR’s folder online in Box. Committee agendas, speakers and topics, and a finalized schedule with meeting room assignments can be found in the Box.com folder on Jan. 20.

 

FREE Sessions and Special guests

2017 NAR First Vice President John Smaby will be a special guest attending PAR’s Winter Business meetings.

Ritter Insurance Marketing, a PAR sponsor, will hold breakout sessions Monday and Tuesday. Details to follow.

Monday, Jan. 30 – 3 p.m. – Association Forum Roundtables
The Association Forum Roundtables will feature Pedro Cortés, secretary of the commonwealth, as well as Ray Michalowski and Tim Fritsch, prosecutors for the State Real Estate Commission and the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers. Members will have the opportunity to hear about the continuing education audit process and common actions that result in disciplinary action. The forum will also include a demonstration of how local associations can run reports through the Realtors® Property Resource (RPR) Association Dashboard and a discussion about using those reports locally.

Tuesday, Jan. 31 – 11 a.m. – Economic and Real Estate Outlook
The General Session will feature Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist and senior vice president of research. His presentation will cover recent developments in the housing market, the direction of home prices in the next 12 to 24 months, comparisons with past housing cycles and the economic backdrop.

Tuesday, Jan. 31 – 11:55 a.m. – Realtor® Pride Photo
Show your Realtor® pride by wearing blue and red for the group Realtor® photo following the General Session in the Carlisle Room.

 

Special & Ticketed Events

Monday, Jan. 30

  • 9 a.m. – First-time attendee orientation
  • Noon – The Annual Local Association RPAC Awards Luncheon. Entrance is free to anyone who invested $99 or more in RPAC in 2016, but registration is required in order to reserve a seat. Register now. Contact Sherri Martin with questions.
  • 5 to 6 p.m – A PAR 2017 Leadership Reception for PAR’s executive committee, past presidents, chairs, vice chairs and moderators.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

  • Noon – The CRS, Pennsylvania Chapter is sponsoring lunch. Enjoy a plated lunch and networking opportunities for a $25 fee. Please register online through the main meeting registration form by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24. All are welcome.
  • Inaugural Banquet and Ball honoring President Kathleen McQuilkin and the 2017 leadership team of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® starts at 6:30 p.m. with a reception. Business dress to formal attire acceptable. Registration through the main meeting registration form will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. Fee is $65 per person. Entertainment will be provided by The Uptown Band. If you must cancel, refunds will only be available until Jan. 24.

 

Questions?

Contact the Solutions Center at (800) 555-3390 or Diane Langner via email.

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