Expo is set for May 10, 2019
Don't miss out on San Diego's largest Real Estate Conference and Expo of the year. Enjoy a full day of networking with the industry's leading service providers, tech providers, and educational breakout sessions to keep your skills up to date. We are dedicated to supporting you with solutions and programs that conquer your challenges and help you succeed. Come for broker or agent informative tracks. Get tech help on the latest tools to build your business. Learn from industry leaders about new opportunities. Visit over 200 real estate vendors on our expo floor. We are dedicated to your success!
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MAY 10, 2019

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Guest Speakers

Speakers & Panelists at this Year's Event
Hear from a diverse group of industry speakers in our breakout sessions, tech sessions, panel discussion and keynote.
Jeff S. Katz
Agent, Compass
Jeff S. Katz has extensive knowledge in Sales and Marketing which made his entry into Real Estate a seamless one, contributing to over $60MM in sales in his first four years in the business; most of it can be tracked to his 1st Open House.
Jonathan Schneeweiss
Attorney & Real Estate Broker
Jonathan Schneeweiss is a lawyer and real estate broker with over 24 years of experience. In addition, he is also both a real estate mediator as well as an instructor for the GSDAR. Jonathan has been named by San Diego magazine as a Five Star Agent for over ten years and has been recognized as a top agent in San Diego, winning awards at SDAR's 2017 & 2018 Circle of Excellence
Stefan Swanepoel
Keynote Speaker, Real Estate Visionary

Business executive, prolific author and real estate visionary, Stefan Swanepoel. He has served as a successful business executive in roles including President and/or CEO of a real estate brokerage, a global real estate franchisor, a national REALTOR® association, a MLS organization, and a technology startup. Stefan will be sharing his expertise on where the real estate industry is heading.

"Stefan is the smartest person I have met in real estate."  -Tom Ferry, Real Estate Coach & New York Times Best-selling Author

"Stefan is an engaging and energizing speaker with his finger on the pulse of the real estate industry."  -Pam O'Connor, CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Valerie Garcia
Speaker & Consultant

Valerie has had the privilege of working with Real Estate brands such as RE/MAX, Century 21, Royal LePage, and others in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, and has spent over 18 years educating and teaching Real Estate professionals.  Valerie now runs her own speaking & consulting firm, working with companies across North America to organize events, provide education, and improve their marketing.

Inman Top 100 Influencer
Top 20 Social Influencer on Swanepoel 200

Rick Geha
Motivational Speaker & Coach
Rick Geha is a nationally recognized and highly sought after transformational and motivational speaker and coach. Those who know Rick well commonly refer to him as "The Freedom PathFinder" and someone who has spent nearly three decades helping people worldwide discover and walk their path to personal freedom.
Aaron Wepler
Senior Director, Software Engineering and Technology, Corelogic
Aaron Wepler is a proven Digital Transformation Executive who currently leads technology solutions for Corelogic's Real Estate Solutions Group. Aaron joined Corelogic in 2017 as a part of Corelogic's Innovation Development Center, with responsibility for the next generation data and analytics platform. Prior to joining Corelogic, Aaron spent four years with Pivotal, a San Francisco based software company who help the Fortune 500 modernize their cloud, data and software development strategies.
Steve Games
CEO, Pacific Sotheby's
Steve Games has been a key component in growing three residential real estate firms to among the top in the market. In 1985 he founded Pickford Realty Inc. in Rancho Santa Fe, which he grew to the dominant brokerage in the submarket. In 1988 he bought one of the original franchises of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates in the next seven years acquired more than two dozen competitors and grew the firm to be the largest in the entire market with more than 5,000 agents. In 2012 he joined forces with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, which since has been the region’s fastest growing firm.
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John Mazur
CEO, Homesnap
John Mazur is Homesnap's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He brings with him decades of experience starting and scaling businesses in the technology space. John was previously the Chief Executive Officer of ReachLocal Europe where he grew the business from one to over 500 employees generating $100 million in revenue. Before joining ReachLocal Europe John held positions including Chief Revenue Officer at Belly Inc., Executive Vice President of IDT Capital, and Vice President at AOL Inc. John holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mary Lee Blaylock
President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
As president and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Lee sets the strategy and directs operations for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and its affiliated partners. Additionally, as a hands on leader, she provides energy and direction to the company’s 60 sales offices, managers and 3,000 sales agents.  She has a contagious enthusiasm for people and a passion for the real estate industry. Her strong customer focus, ability to work cross-functionally within each organization, and a drive to succeed are well-known within the industry. Thanks to her exceptional background of leadership and management, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is well-positioned for continued growth and success..


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Hear from business executive, prolific author and real estate visionary, Stefan Swanepoel. He has served as a successful business executive in roles including President and/or CEO of a real estate brokerage, a global real estate franchisor, a national REALTOR® association, a MLS organization, and a technology startup for over 40 years. For the last 19 years he has served as a trusted confidential advisor to CEOs and other senior leaders in the real estate industry. Stefan is a fact-packed storyteller with a razor sharp intellect and the proven ability to translate complex issues into easy to understand messages. Stefan will be sharing his expertise on where the real estate industry is heading.

Stefan received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pretoria and holds a Master of Commerce from the University of Johannesburg. He is also an acclaimed author of 33 books and reports. His books have appeared on more than 18 best seller lists including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Amazon and CEO Read.

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Join a Panel of Real Estate Industry Leaders

Learn more about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for your business

Listen to a panel of industry leaders discuss the future of real estate and how the industry is embracing the "next phase" as it pertains to technology, competition, clients, growth, and the future of the market. Stay tuned for a full list of panelists joining our session.. ** Subject and speakers are subject to change without notice**

SDAR Expo Schedule

Plan out your day at SDAR Expo to make sure you don't miss anything. **Times and topics are subject to change without notice. **

Trade Show

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be a part of the largest REALTOR® event in San Diego County. With 220+ vendors, enjoy raffles, giveaways, and networking with the best!


Speaker: Real Estate Visionary, Stefan Swanepoel
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Panel Discussion

Adapting to the Next Phase - The future of real estate. Panelists To Be Announced
10:30 am -11:30 am

Legislative Session

RED ALERT!! Our Industry is Under Attack
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Everything you need to know about the legislative issues threatening housing and your business

Breakout Sessions

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Cutting edge educational breakout sessions include Agent Tracks, Broker Tracks and Tech Tracks (Hands-on Labs). See breakout session schedule below for topics and times.

Tech Tracks: SDAR Booth

Commercial and International Sessions

Commercial Topic To Be Announced.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

See Commercial and International Sessions schedule below for topics and times.

Happy Hour

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Network with real estate professionals and exhibitors, enjoy complimentary appetizers, prizes, and giveaways.

Expo Floor

Breakout Sessions: SDMLS Track

Topics especially for agents and brokers to keep you on the forefront of the real estate industry.Note: **Times and topics are subject to change without notice.**
11:35 am – 12:15 pm
MLS Rules and Critical Issues You Need To Know About
Daina Moore
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
MLS Rules and Critical Issues You Need To Know About
Daina Moore

Breakout Sessions: Broker Tracks

Topics especially for brokers to keep you on the forefront of the real estate industry.
Note: **Times and topics are subject to change without notice.**
Broker Track 1
12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Real Estate Photography - Who Owns The Photos?
Panelists: Eric Ginder, Brent Haywood & Jonathan Schneeweiss
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Learn about photography copyrights, the latest scams targeting REALTORS® and tools to protect your brokerage from lawsuits

Broker Track 2
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Leveraging AI - How to Embrace Innovation in your Existing Business Workflows
Presenter: Aaron Wepler
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Think about how innovation has impacted major brands:  Blockbuster got Netflixed, the Blackberry got iPhoned, taxis got Ubered, and brick-and-mortar retailers got Amazoned. To compete in today's economy, brokers need to be innovative. Join industry-leader CoreLogic to learn how you can improve your internal workflow to increase profitability.

Breakout Sessions: Agent Track

Cutting edge topics for real estate professionals
Note: **Times and topics are subject to change without notice.**
Agent Track 1
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Flintstones vs Jetsons - Applying Real Estate Basics with the Modern Conveniences of Tech
Presenter: Valerie Garcia
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Applying Real Estate Basics in a Modern World. “Back to Basics” is a popular term in Real Estate these days. But the basic principles of selling and the modern conveniences of technology don’t need to be at odds. In this session, we’ll look at some key ways to remain true to traditional marketing, prospecting, and database management methods, while still adapting to change.
Agent Track 2
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Elevate Your Open Houses!
Presenters: Jeff S Katz & Robert Sunderland
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Learn how to leverage effective open-house strategies to activate your community, enhance your brand exposure and expand your pipeline, all while limiting risk for your business, clients and guests.


Agent Track 3
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Create A Legendary Second Half of The Year & Beyond!
Presenter: Rick Geha
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Whether you’re the highest producer, or the lowest producer, so much of our behavior and our thinking affects what we do to create a more robust and productive and financially rewarding real estate business. There are a few very simple keys that you can use to make the second half of 2019, and beyond, better than you ever imagined! Buckle up! This class will be a wild ride! See you there and bring a friend!

Breakout Sessions: Tech Track

The newest technology features in the real estate industry.
Note: **Times and topics are subject to change without notice.**
Tech Track
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hands On Labs at the SDAR Booth
4 cutting edge, hands-on labs. These labs are quick, 15 minute sessions packed full of valuable information to help you grow your business. After the session you are welcome to talk with the presenter about any questions you may have.
Sponsor Classes
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Sponsor Sessions
Featuring 360 Coverage Pros, VA Home Solutions, California Earthquake Authority, and Ixact Contact

Breakout Sessions: Commercial / International Tracks

Topics covering various aspects of Commercial and International Real Estate. Note: **Times and topics are subject to change without notice.**
Commercial Session
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
San Diego Commercial Real Estate Market Update
Speaker: Gary London
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There is a building boom in San Diego, from apartments to industrial to office, but where is the market headed? What are the coming realities that may impact today’s trajectory? Hear from renowned Economist and Real Estate Expert, Gary London, Senior Principal at London Moeder Advisors, on the state of the commercial real estate market in San Diego.

International Session
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
International Real Estate Investment - Important Guidance for Sellers, Buyers and Investors
Speakers: Michael Brooks, Stephanie Sy, Amber Anderson and Iva Slavtcheva
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Global real estate is happening all around us, from buyers looking for real estate in the U.S., to buyers looking for vacation or investment homes in other countries. But how do you actually go global and what does that mean? What do you need to know before working with a foreign client or buyer who is looking outside of the U.S.? This panel will guide you through the top factors that affect real estate investment here and abroad, including, taxes, fluctuating currencies and immigration


San Diego Convention Center


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What People are Saying About SDAR EXPO

It has been a great experience working closely with the SDAR sales department over the past three years and I look forward to the years to come.
Paul Needelman
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Amy Scruggs
SDAR Expo is an incredible opportunity to meet with friends, colleagues, industry partners and network with new ones! You don't want to miss it!
Amy Scruggs
New American Funding
Carrie Ottalagano
The SDAR EXPO is our favorite event of the year. Partnering with SDAR increased our sales and allowed us to promote our company at events for local agents.
Carrie Ottalagano
The San Diego Real Estate Inspection Company


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4845 Ronson Court
San Diego, CA 92111
 SDAR Expo Location
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101