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 Sponsorship Prospectus.

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– Past Sessions and Playback –

Get More Green by Being Green

In today’s competitive real estate landscape, differentiation is key. Gain a competitive edge and discover the power of integrating eco-friendly practices into your real estate toolkit. By embracing sustainability, not only do you align with the growing demand for environmentally conscious living, but you also position yourself ahead of the competition. Learn how to leverage this niche effectively to not only help your clients find money but also save money in the long run. This session doesn’t just stop at the transaction. Explore how you can become an indispensable resource for your clients even after the deal is sealed. In this session, delve into the intricacies of the Inflation Reduction Act and unveil how savvy homeowners can potentially unlock substantial tax rebates through energy-efficient upgrades. Don’t miss out on this triple-win opportunity to boost your business, enhance client satisfaction, and contribute to a greener future. Join us and unlock the full potential of your real estate career!

Recorded June 11, 2024 

Shift Happens – Changing Gears in Changing Times

Discover the keys to thriving in an ever-evolving market! Replay this game-changing NXT UP session that will revolutionize your approach to real estate. In today’s changing landscape, outdated practices can lead to costly liabilities. Whether navigating multiple offers or short sales, it is essential to adapt in order to excel. This session isn’t just about recognizing change—it’s about seizing it, cultivating resilience, and envisioning a future of unparalleled competence in real estate. Elevate your skills, master your duties, and safeguard your clients and yourself from potential risks. Embrace innovation, uphold ethical standards, and pave the way to a brighter tomorrow in the world of real estate.

Recorded Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Sponsored by:

Building Business and Community on a Fair Housing Foundation

Every April, REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. As community leaders, real estate professionals have an opportunity to be part of equitable and inclusive change. Replay this session to hear how REALTORS® from across the country are opening doors to homeownership in their communities. During this moderated discussion, panelists will share invaluable insights and effective strategies for overcoming barriers and explore innovative approaches to make homeownership more inclusive. Angela Martellaro, Affordable Housing Advocate, provides a supportive path to homeownership for refugees and immigrants in Kansas. Jasmin Shupper, Founder and CEO of Greenline Housing Foundation, works to close the racial wealth gap by providing down payment and home maintenance grants in California. Stephen Beard, Accessibility Specialist, is dedicated to making homeownership and homes accessible for people with disabilities. Gain an understanding of successful initiatives that empower individuals and communities and learn how you can play a pivotal role in shaping your own community.

Recorded: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

AI in Action

Explore real-world success stories and see in real time just how artificial intelligence is reshaping business processes. From streamlining operations to enhancing customer experiences, this session will showcase the practical applications of AI that have generated remarkable results. Hear firsthand experiences of successfully integrating AI technologies and gain valuable insights into the strategies employed, challenges overcome, and the significant impact AI has had on productivity, efficiency, and overall business outcomes. Whether you’re a business leader, technology enthusiast, or simply curious about the transformative power of AI, this session promises to deliver actionable insights and inspiration. Witness AI in action and discover how it can propel your organization into a future of unparalleled success.

Recorded: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Business Strategies to Prepare for the Future

Replay this session to review essential aspects of financial success, including tailored financial planning strategies addressing retirement and other financial goals, especially for those with variable incomes. Hear expert advice on setting up your business for maximum tax efficiency and discover the benefits of differing business structures. Gain crucial insights into economic shifts and legislative changes, empowering you to navigate and adapt to market downturns with confidence. Become equipped with go-to financial tools and planning strategies, offering practical approaches to streamline your financial planning process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start 2024 on the path to financial excellence and set the stage for a successful year.

Recorded February 7, 2024 

Maximizing Wealth – Your Guide to Tax Deductions

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. This session uncovers 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.

Sponsored by: 

Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness NAR NXT Sponsor, 2023

Recorded Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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: 

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NAR NXT no longer starts and ends in the fall.

With the hottest topics in real estate, personal development, and best practices for your virtual or in-person business, you won’t want to miss the NXT UP monthly series. Each session is designed to be interactive and encourage Q&A and open discussion.

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