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CRS Announces Keynote Speakers for Sell-a-brationĀ® 2017

Jul 18, 2016 | By: Susan Swartz

Contact: Anthony Priore
Chief Marketing Officer

For Immediate Release

Annual conference features Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and

Brad Inman, Founder of Inman News

CHICAGO, July 18, 2016—The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) announced the keynote speakers for its annual Sell-a-bration® event at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ, Feb 9-10, 2017.

This year’s theme All About Real Business will provide actionable insights from the top producers and educators in the real estate industry.

The opening keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham, a Presidential historian, contributing editor at TIME and one of American’s most prominent public intellectuals.  A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is a skilled speaker with a significant depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. His latest Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, debuted at #1 on the New York Times best sellers list in November 2015. Named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, Meacham will speak on how issues and events impact our lives and businesses.

Award winning journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur Brad Inman, founder of Inman, real estate's leading name in news, will give the closing keynote speech on Friday, Feb. 10.  Inman’s branded real estate business and technology conferences bring thousands of thought leaders together each year to share best practices and promote innovation.

This year’s Sell-a-bration® includes panel sessions, interactive workshops and 28 different breakout sessions that focus on four learning tracks: systems; business planning and leadership; marketing; and essential skills. The topic-driven and solution-focused sessions are led by an impressive lineup of top-producing REALTORS® and experts, and provide conference attendees with connections to the leading experts, best practices and rich networking opportunities with fellow practitioners.

“Sell-a-bration is the best event a Realtor® can attend,” says Alexis Bolin, CRS. Because of what I have learned at Sell-a-bration, I went from 25 closed transactions to over 100 closed transactions per year.”

For more information and to register for Sell-a-bration® 2015, visit, or call CRS customer service at 800.462.8841.

About The Council of Residential Specialists

The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest  not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® comprised of more than 31,000 members supporting them with education, networking events, practitioner developed tools and mentoring. It also awards the CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS® who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.