Convention News


The 2014 Alaska Association of REALTORS Convention will be September 23-26, 2014 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii..  This year’s theme is “Aloha Alaska”. The convention is sponsored by the Alaska Association of REALTORS and hosted by the Greater Fairbanks Board of REALTORS.


STEP 1 – Registration –  You can register online on at <<<ONLINE CONVENTION  REGISTRATION>>>  or download Registration Form

STEP 2 – Accommodations at the Grand Wailea –  You must make your hotel reservations separately online, using Group Code GAAR:   ONLINE HOTEL RESERVATIONS >>>

or Call 1-800-888-6100 *    *Select Option #2 and then Option #4 for group reservations. The group name is: Alaska Association of REALTORS®.

A room block at the Grand Wailea Resort has been set-up for the AAR convention. Upgrades are available and the following room rates are good for 3 days pre-convention and 3 days post convention.

Rooms Available
Terrace Rooms            $209.00 per night – reduced from $399.00
Deluxe Garden            $250.00 per night – reduced from  $499.00
Ocean View                 $270.00 per night – reduced from $549.00
Deluxe Ocean             $310.00 per night – reduced from $649.00
(There is a $15 daily resort charge – reduced from $30)

STEP 3 – Airfare -Alaska Airlines is offering a discount code – the code is  ECMV093  and has been activated and is available for booking.To use your discount code go online at and input the discount code when searching for flights.  You may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines. Group Desk. However, a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply.

The keynote speaker is Beth Holiday who will being teaching 5 hours of elective continuing education on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Beth has more than 35 years teaching experience and has been involved in educating and coaching the Hawaii business and real estate community since 1994. Beth opened Hawaii Business Training in 2013 in support of Hawaii’s businesses.  In addition, Beth has nine years of human resource management experience in a Fortune 500 company.

Berton Hamamoto - Berton,  ABR, CRS, CRB, CFP, President and Principal Broker of Property Profiles, Inc. Berton was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1992, Berton formed his own real estate company, Property Profiles Inc. where he is currently the Principal Broker and President. Over the many years that he has been involved in real estate sales and property management, Berton has distinguished himself as a leader in local and national real estate organizations. He is a past President of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, the Hawaii Association of REALTORS®, a past Director of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB Council), his local MLS Board.

Rick Harris - Rick is a 24-year veteran of the real estate industry and is the owner/Broker at Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate and Principal at Rick Harris Seminars in Ashland, Oregon. Rick has served in many leadership capacities for Realtors® –as local Association President, MLS President, 2004 Oregon Realtors® President, as a National Association of Realtors® Director and as 2013 Chair of the NAR MLS Forum.  Rick is the NAR 2014 Regional Vice President for Region 12 and was named 2006 Realtor® of the Year by the Oregon Association of Realtors®.

A trade show will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 during the convention.  The hours are 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm and space is $100. Click HERE for Trade Show information.

We want to see your logo in our 2014 AAR Convention Hawaiian Swag Beach Bag! Here is a list of ideas and all of these items can be found at or probably any vendor you normally work with. Please contact Heather Lambert @ 907-460-6470 or and let us know what you are getting before you order so there are no duplicates! Items can be mailed or delivered to: Greater Fairbanks Board of Realtors 1449 Gillam Way Fairbanks, AK 99701. We need 200 items each.
Swag Bag Information








2015 Convention

thO8KEMGXHLand’s End in Homer, Alaska
September 29 – October 3, 2015
The Alaska Association of REALTORS 2015 annual convention will be held Tuesday – Friday, September 29-October 3, 2015 at the Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. This year’s theme is “Charting Your Cosmic Course.”  All twenty hours of continuing education will be offered at the 2015 convention.  Additional information including hotel accommodations, speakers and online education will be available soon.

Contact Information

The Alaska Association of Realtors®

4205 Minnesota Drive

Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone (907) 563-7133

Fax (907) 561-1779