Convention News

The 2015 Alaska Association of REALTORS® Convention will be September 29 through October 3, 2015 at the Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska.  This year’s theme is “Charting Your Cosmic Course.”  The convention is sponsored by the Alaska Association of REALTORS® and hosted by the Kachemak Board of REALTORS®.

This year’s Chairperson Debra Leisek, broker of Bay Realty, is excited about the convention Keynote Speakers that have been lined up for you. Rossi is spinning real estate into the future with “Class in the Round!” Because “the Edutainer” knows that people don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it. And YOU are his WHY! Maura Neill is a second-generation REALTOR® who combines her love for the industry with her passion for education.

Submit your Registration Form before July 15th to save $$$. You can register online or download the registration form.

We have many generous sponsors that have committed their time and resources to make this convention a success, but there are still sponsorship opportunities available. Please visit the sponsorship page to view the available sponsorships.

Businesses offering products that may be of interest to you, as a REALTOR®, will be displaying their products and/or services during the Tradeshow scheduled for Thursday, October 1st, from 4pm until 6pm. More information may be found on or by contacting Bob Manwaring at (907) 563-7133. Exhibitor Agreement

Convention Bags
The Convention Committee is requesting items for the convention bags which are handed out to each attendee at registration. 225 items are needed. Items should be mailed, or delivered to the Kachemak Board of REALTORS by September 18,  2015. Address: C/O Bay Realty, 331 E. Pioneer Ave. #101 Homer, Alaska  99603. Convention Bag Flyer

Booking Rooms at the Land’s End
A room block at Land’s End has been reserved for the 2015 AAR Convention. The following options are available:

Starboard Bay Suite – $139.50 plus tax
Midship Bay Room – $112.50 plus tax
Midship Bay Loft – $112.50 plus tax
Midship City Room – $85.50 plus tax
Port Bay Room – $85.50 plus tax
Port City Room – $76.50 plus tax

Land’s End Lodges and Lodge Beach Front Rooms are available as well. To book your room now, please call Land’s End at (800) 478-0400 and remember to mention you’re with the 2015 Alaska Association of REALTORS® Convention.







NAR Board Approves Nationwide Broker Data Entry System

The NAR Board of Directors at its 2015 meeting May 16 in Washington, D.C., approved a partnership between NAR and its wholly owned subsidiary Realtors Property Resource® and another company, UpStream RE, LLC, to create a data entry and collection system for the brokerage community using the RPR® advanced Multi-list platform (AMP™). The system will give brokerages a single place to input their listing data for distribution on multiple platforms online, including, local MLSs, and broker websites. The initiative will be funded using NAR operating reserves over 36 months, at a net amount not to exceed $12 million.

The Board of Directors meeting closed out the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, attended by 8,000 REALTORS® and guests. The weeklong meetings included hundreds of visits by REALTORS® to their members of Congress to advocate on behalf of the real estate industry.

Prior to the vote on the data entry system, NAR CEO Dale Stinton described this latest initiative as an important strategic “pivot” for NAR and RPR® that helps brokers maintain control of their listing data while accomplishing long-sought technology objectives of real estate brokerage companies, MLSs, and associations by creating a single back-end entry point for all listing data that is then distributed to all the end-points identified by the broker.

The data entry system is explained in a video on Access that now.

Before the board vote on the new system, NAR CEO Dale Stinton provided an historical perspective on the association’s strategic initiatives.

Contact Information

Alaska Association of REALTORS®
4205 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone (907) 563-7133
FAX (907) 561-1779
Toll-Free (800) 478-3763

Registration Open

2015 Convention