Alaska REALTORS® Convention

Announcing the 2022 Alaska REALTORS® Convention in Ketchikan

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting & Leadership Academy
Sponsored by: HSA Home Warranty

Harbor Room – 1st Floor

2021 brings a new and exciting event to our convention. This year we launched our first Leadership Academy. As part of their year-long project, they will be presenting to the Alaska REALTORS® Board of Directors ideas on how to strengthen our state association.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 814 5996 6131
Passcode: 898480

6:00 PM

Ice Breaker & Outdoor Bonfire (weather permitting)
Sponsored by: Coastal Realty Alaska
Sponsored by: Kachemak Bay Title Agency
Sponsored by: Shannon Palmer Caliber Home Loans
Entertainment Sponsored by: Alyeska Title

Chart Room – 1st Floor
Shannon Palmer Caliber Home Loans
Shannon Palmer Caliber Home Loans

Kick-off the Convention with light appetizers, drinks, and DJ Michael Hurd. If the weather cooperates, we will have a bonfire on the beach with smores.

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast

Quarterdeck – 2nd Floor
Join us for a buffet breakfast and get ready for Day 1 of the convention.

9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony
Sponsored By: First National Bank of Alaska
Coffee/Tea Service – Sponsored by Homer Real Estate

Opening Ceremony – Join the Alaska REALTORS® and the Kachemak Bay Board of REALTORS® to kick-off the 2021 Annual Convention. We will be joined by elected officials, NAR First Vice-President, Leslie Rouda-Smith, Region 12 Vice-President Tiffanie Mai-Ganske and the Alaska REALTORS® Board of Directors.

The Alaska REALTORS® is committed to the health and safety of the general public, its members, and its partner Affiliates. In the spirit of safety and honoring individual choice, the Alaska REALTORS® voted to make the 2021 Homer Convention scheduled for September 28 – October 2, 2021, a hybrid event. The blended model allows for attendees to utilize their best judgment and comfort to attend either in-person or virtual.

AR Care of Duty Statement

For the virtual participants:

  • Special guests, presentation and classes will be offered via the Zoom platform
  • Only paid Registrants will receive the Zoom Link via email
  • In order to receive credit for the courses (ECE and DCE) YOU ARE REQUIRED to be visible – there will be an online proctor
  • Certificates of completion will be distributed electronically

Social Events will NOT be provided.

9:45 AM

Shannon Buss – Blending Sales & Leadership

Shannon Buss
Realtor/Broker Associate
Professional Development Manager

Shannon is a Broker Associate and the Professional Development Manager for the Randall Family of Companies which spans across CT, RI & MA and is home to over 800 Realtors. She is the 2021 Chair of the NAR Leadership Academy and served as the 2020 President of the RI Association of Realtors. Shannon has overseen thousands of transactions in her management life and she has coached hundreds of agents around the country and beyond. She lives for new ideas and leaves absolutely nothing on the table. Shannon was born and raised on Cape Cod and has lived in Newport, RI since 1994. She and her significant other (prom dates from 1992) recently refurbished their lobster boat. They spend as much time as possible on the water and combing the shores of New England with their blended family.

12:00 PM

Leadership Academy Graduation Luncheon

Chart Room – 1st Floor

A sponsored luncheon to celebrate the graduation of our 2021 Leadership Academy candidates. Join us in recognizing the dedication and hard work put forth by our first class and learn more about their experience in a year long program. 2023 will be the next class to take off – you don’t want to miss out on this event.

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Home. Where the Story Begins (2 ECE Hours)
Maude Morse & Maria Celli – Alaska Housing Finance Corporation AREC Course#: 16816

Quarterdeck – 2nd Floor

Getting Results and Referrals through Quality Relationships in a Tough Market. Cultivating quality relationships is a critical life skill that influences our degree of professional success. The best communications inspire and motivate people; this focused course will take communications to a higher level. Throughout the years, we have compiled data and feedback from HomeChoice™ participants who have shared their real-life experiences in their personal real estate transactions.

This course will give real-life overviews of common consumer experiences in today’s market from a client’s perspective from data derived from class polls and feedback. The course provides ways to develop the knowledge, skills, and ability that deepen business and personal relationships, which helps clients complete the transaction and feel satisfied with the process to generate more leads and referrals.

HomeChoice™ has been Alaska’s go-to homebuyer education class since 1994. Instructor Maria Celli and Maude Morse are certified mortgage and real estate instructors who deliver education as well as a corporate resource that connects Alaskans to AHFC’s certified courses, services, and programs. Maria and Maude have presented at numerous workshops, forums, conventions, and brokerages.

Making mortgages accessible to Alaskans has been at the core of Alaska Housing. Over the years, the responsibilities of AHFC have expanded to include affordable housing programs, energy efficiency, senior housing, and more. A self-supporting public corporation with offices in 16 communities statewide and has contributed over 2 billion to the state in the form of direct dividends for the general fund since FY21.  

6:30 PM

Affiliate Night
Sponsored by: Anchorage Board of REALTORS®
Sponsored by: Kenai Peninsula Association of REALTORS®
Sponsored by: Valley Board of REALTORS®
Sponsored by: Kachemak Board of  REALTORS®
Sponsored by: Homer Real Estate
Sponsored by: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alaska Realty Gina Pelaia

Entertainment Sponsored by: Stewart Title

Chart Room – 1st Floor

We are looking forward to celebrating our Affiliates with a fun evening at the Land’s End. Please note in the interest of health and safety all activities will be at the resort. We promise a fun-filled evening with food, drink and a Lip Sync Contest. Please sign up and contact the Alaska REALTORS® office to make sure we have the right music for you!

Entertainment provided by: DJ Michael Hurd

8:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Lip Sync Contest

Chart Room – 1st Floor

Please sign up for the contest early and provide the music you will be using to Rosetta by September 24, 2021. Any questions, please call 907.717.4505 or 907.563.7133.