Formerly Conference Year-Round, your destination to connect with fellow REALTORS®, colleagues, and real estate industry experts from across the country!


With hot topics in real estate, personal development, and best practices for your virtual or in-person business, this is a recurring event that you won’t want to miss.

Each session is designed to be interactive and encourage Q&A and open discussion. All sessions are free!

Sponsorship opportunities are available!  View the 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus.

– Next Session –

Maximizing Wealth – Your Guide to Tax Deductions

Maximizing Wealth Your Guide to Tax Deductions, NXT UP! October 2023

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Central

Shelter your income from taxation using Small business Retirement Plans and other tax-favored accounts. Real estate professionals often overlook a major opportunity to lower their taxable income by making contributions to retirement plans. Join us for this session where we will uncover the hidden secrets of three retirement plans specifically designed for small businesses like yours. Find out how these contributions can not only decrease your taxable income but also provide exciting investment options, such as real estate.

During this session you’ll learn:

  • A breakdown of the SEP, SIMPLE, and Solo(k) plans, helping you choose the best plan for your business.
  • How contributions to these plans act as a powerful shield against excessive taxes, allowing you to keep more of your hard-earned money.
  • The critical deadlines for setting up these plans, ensuring you don’t miss out on the benefits.


– Past Sessions and Playback –

Sustainable Real Estate – Navigating the Era of Energy-Efficient Homes and the Inflation Reduction Act

Sweeping changes are taking place in the way we build, improve, and market homes, impacting both buyers and sellers. From building code requirements, home automation, and solar panels, smart home technology gives better visibility into home energy performance, helping us understand how to achieve greater comfort, lower bills, and healthier homes. Replay this session to learn how to embrace these changes and what you need to know to recognize, recommend, and sell these features. This session will equip you with actionable strategies to incorporate sustainability and performance considerations into your business processes and explore the rebates and incentives of the Inflation Reduction Act. Discover how this legislation will incentivize homeowners to invest in energy-efficient improvements and how you can guide your clients through these programs. With increased visibility of high-performing, energy-efficient homes in the market, see how you can become a trusted resource and navigate the future of real estate.

Recorded Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Rebuild, Renew, Reimagine – Empowering Communities through Revitalization

In today’s rapidly changing urban landscape, neighborhoods are challenged with declining housing inventory, affordability issues, commercial disinvestment, and the devastating aftermath of natural disasters; challenges that require comprehensive and actionable solutions. Replay this session to discover innovative strategies, hear expert assessments, and witness the substantial power of real estate. Transforming Neighborhoods, an initiative by the National Association of REALTORS® and The Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE) Consulting Corps, aims to address the most critical real estate issues and helps state and local REALTOR® associations take the lead in creating feasible, achievable resolutions. Gain valuable insights and learn how you can be a catalyst for change and make a lasting impact on the neighborhoods you serve.

Recorded Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The Tech Effect – 5 Unmet Consumer Expectations

Technology has revolutionized the real estate industry, giving rise to a consumer base with increasingly high expectations. While many real estate agents struggle to comprehend and fulfill these expectations, this session aims to bridge the gap by providing valuable insights and practical guidance. Through real-life examples and case studies, gain a deeper understanding of how evolving technologies have shaped these expectations and the impact they have on the industry as a whole. Discover actionable strategies to adjust your approach and meet the needs of both buyers and sellers, establishing long-term relationships with clients. Replay this session to position yourself as a trusted and successful real estate professional in the technology landscape. 

Recorded Wednesday, July 26, 2023

From Classroom to Condos – Unlocking the Potential of Adaptive Reuse

After purchasing an abandoned 50,000 square foot high school, Jesse Wig, Adam Colucci, and Dan Spanovich decided to convert their high school into an apartment building, complete with in-unit washers and dryers, a full gym, and solar panels. Replay this session, and get a first-hand account from Jesse, Adam, and Dan, as they share their experience, challenges, and accomplishments throughout the entire process. From considering diverse options like a wedding venue and a beer garden to embracing the guidance of professionals, they will recount the moments that led them to the realization that residential use was the way forward and how they managed the immense undertaking. Whether you are a real estate professional, a developer, an architect, or simply fascinated by the adaptive reuse potential of forgotten spaces, this session offers a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of those who successfully transformed an abandoned high school into a thriving apartment building. Gain valuable insights into the adaptive reuse process, lessons learned, and advice for embarking on similar ventures.

Recorded Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The Future of Real Estate – How AI is Transforming the Industry

As a REALTOR®, you’re consistently looking at ways to stay ahead of the curve and competitive in an ever-changing market. That’s where AI comes in. Replay this session and explore how AI revolutionizes the real estate industry and how you can leverage these technologies. AI will improve REALTORS® efficiency and productivity from predictive analytics and lead generation to streamlining the transaction process and enhancing customer experience. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting in the industry, this program will provide valuable insights and practical tips for incorporating AI into your real estate practice. In addition, learn about the legal and ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in real estate, so you feel confident and informed as you embrace this exciting new technology.

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal

Recorded Thursday, June 8, 2023 

Session Sponsored By: 

SentriLock Sponsor logo for June 8, 2023 NXT UP! session THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE – HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING THE INDUSTRY

Appraising Through Changing Markets

Explore the world of appraisals and the dynamic markets they operate in. Markets are constantly changing, making it challenging to keep up with indicators that can impact property values. Replay this session to sharpen your skills to stay ahead of the game and ultimately aim to stay ahead of the market. Dive into what appraisers look for when assessing the value of a property, examine the key indicators they use to identify changes in market conditions, and how these factors can impact the value of a home. Learn how to spot “red flags” appraisers look out for when assessing a property – and how to avoid these pitfalls when pricing a home or preparing for an appraisal. Gain valuable insights into what lenders are looking for when evaluating property values.

Recorded Thursday, May 25, 2023

Fair Housing – Beyond the Transaction

Discover how your fellow REALTORS® are sharing fair housing knowledge and advancing equitable homeownership opportunities through association and community leadership, plus learn how you can take steps to do the same. During this interactive conversation, panelists from across the country will explore how the lingering effects of history are still impacting the industry today and highlight what state and local associations are doing to establish best practices, raise awareness, and provide guidance and support.

Recorded Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Fail-Proof Strategies to Elevate Your Brand

Social media is integrated into nearly all aspects of our lives. It can be used to network, grow your client base, sell property, and show off your personal brand. This session is more than high-level best practices – it showcases concrete examples demonstrating how to transform social media posts into stories that connect and activate. Elevate your reach and energize your engagement by understanding how the algorithms work, what behaviors it ranks, and how to leverage both to grow market awareness…all for free. 

Recorded Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Session Sponsor: Real-a-Tour

Real-a-Tour NXT-UP! March 2023 sponsor logo

NAR NXT no longer starts and ends in the fall.

NAR has officially launched NXT UP! (formerly Conference Year-Round) With hot topics in real estate, personal development, and best practices for your virtual or in-person business, you won’t want to miss this webinar series.

With hot topics in real estate, personal development, and best practices for your virtual or in-person business, this is a recurring event that you won’t want to miss. Each session is designed to be interactive and encourage Q&A and open discussion.

All sessions are free! Save the dates for this year’s NXT UP! session lineup!

2023 NAR NXT,
The REALTOR® Experience

November 14-16  Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Convention Center

See you in
sunny California!