NAR Research, in conjunction with REALTOR® University, is pleased to present a free learning resource for REALTORS® and life-long learners alike. The REALTOR® University Speaker Series is a luncheon lecture series that is open to students, members, and the public. Each month, an expert on housing or the economy is invited to speak at the REALTOR® building in Washington, DC. For those that aren’t in DC, the series is also available on video.
The series covers a wide array of topics that agents and those who follow the housing industry alike will find informative. Past topics have included long-term housing vacancies in the US and the implications for the housing market, a review of housing indices and their strengths and weaknesses, commercial real estate topics such as REITS, housing affordability programs, why traffic and commutes matter to homeowners, the power of metropolitan centers of innovation, and many more. Guest speakers come from such distinguished institutions as the Federal Board of Governors, the Brookings Institute, NAREIT, and the National Housing Conference & Center for Housing Policy, among others.
Each lecture lasts between fifteen to thirty-five minutes and is delivered to a live audience one to two times a month. We encourage you to continue your education on topics related to the housing industry by taking advantage of this resource. As an example of one of our more popular topics, here’s Lisa Sturtevant of the National Housing Conference & Center for Housing Policy discussing their Paycheck-to-Paycheck tool >
The next Realtor® University Speaker Series lecture will take place on July 7th and feature Dr. Anthony Elson.