MAR Broker Summit in Detroit Was a Home Run for REALTORS

This past week I had an opportunity to join other Michigan REALTORS for a one hour presentation by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of REALTORS. The event was held at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. 

Lawrence Yun directs research activity for the association and regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million REALTOR® members.

Yun’s bottom line indicated that inventories will continue to be tight, prices will steadily rise, and interest rates will continue to slowly rise.  The economy is doing much better; it’s Washington and the politicians we need to worry about. :-)

I also had the pleasure of meeting and hearing Dave Wilson, NFL Chaplain, of the Detroit Lions. He was All-American college quarterback at Ball State, and today delivers a pretty touching and inspirational message to his audiences.

As a teaching pastor and conference speaker, Wilson is still on the offensive, but instead of touchdowns, his goal is “to turn people who think God is irrelevant into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ through high-impact churches”. In fact, that’s the mission statement of Kensington Community Church, which Wilson co-founded with Steve Andrews back in 1990.

It was impressive that the Michigan Association of REALTORS has the foresight to bring in this speaker for REALTORS and zeroing in on how family counts in our careers.  Not what I expected at a Broker Summit, but very motivational and inspirational.

Another guest speaker was Karel Murray CSP, a motivational humorist, business strategy consultant and author who presents nationally and internationally with an average of 80 engagements per year. She was on fire in both sessions that I attended based on business strategy and practical life applications.

Karel spoke on human resources, management and communication through interactive questioning of the REALTOR audience. I left Karel’s sessions with several key takeaways.

Yes, Sharon and I also found time to enjoy a sweet Tiger Baseball Game where Cabrera hit a home run, Justin Verlander pitched and we had hotdogs for dinner.

I came back after two days with a new enthusiasm for family, career, and baseball, in that order. 

P.S. Detroit is looking good in that area of town and Ford Field is one wonderful tour that Sharon and I will always cherish and look forward to being there again with the stadium full of spectators.

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