CRS REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo

CRS REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo

May 15-18, 2014

Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.

 

Join us in Washington, D.C. May 15 - 18, 2014 to network, get the latest industry news and product information, and be a part of the committee meetings for the Council of Residential Specialists. The CRS REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo are held in conjunction with the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings so CRS members active on NAR committees or with state lobbying initiatives can participate in both meetings and take advantage of the NAR trade exposition and other programs.

 

CRS TRADE EXPO BOOTH INFO:

This year CRS will have a booth at the REALTOR® Party Trade Expo on May 14-15. Don't forget to visit us at booth #1723 to find out what's new with the Council, special discounts on CRS education, a chance to win prizes, enter into a CutCo Closing Gifts raffle gift-or just to say "Hi!"
 

CRS APPY HOUR:

CRS is delighted to invite you to the much-anticipated return of CRS Appy Hour, sponsored by Real Pro Systems, the 2014 CRS Premier Web Sponsor!  Join us on Thursday, May 15th at 5 pm for a lively discussion on current technology trends and hot mobile apps -- be sure to bring your own recommendations, or requests for recommendations, to share.  Space is limited, so RSVP early!

 

CRS EDUCATION SESSIONS:

The Council will be presenting seven complimentary CRS Education Sessions at the Washington Hilton Hotel during May 16-17. Topics vary from team building to leadership. Learn who will be presenting and what their topics will be here.

 

REGISTRATION:

There is no fee to attend the CRS REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo meetings, but REALTORS® must register to attend.  Registration is now open on, click here to register.  When you register please keep in mind:

 

  • There are no fees associated with the conference as long as you are a member of NAR.  Provide your NRDS number when you register.
  • When booking your hotel, the Washington Hilton will not popl up as the first hotel for availability so, make sure you add CRS as your affiliate.

Quick Reference

Raffle Gift from CutCo Closing Gifts

Sponsored by RealPro Systems

HOTEL:
 
CRS HOTEL INFORMATION
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.  20009
Phone:   202/483-3000
Fax:       202/232-0438

The Washington Hilton is 20 minutes from Reagan International Airport, Washington Convention Center, and Union Station.  Room amenities include voice mail, cable television with remote, in-room pay movies, hairdryers, irons and boards, coffee makers, am/fm radio, and complimentary newspaper.  The hotel has a health club ($10 daily fee) and indoor & outdoor pool.
 

SCHEDULE:

For a copy of the Tentative schedule click here.

Need more Information?  If you have further questions, call Tavi Toso at 1.800.462.8841 x4420, or e-mail ttoso@crs.com.

 

Maryland DC CRS Chapter Event:   Cruise the Potomac with the MD DC CRS Chapter on Friday, May 16, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  You can enjoy a 45 minute cruise from Washington D.C. to Old Town Alexandria.  You can enjoy a glass of while while watching the sunset.  Upon docking you can enjoy dinner at Il Porto Ristorante.  For information please check out the MD DC CRS Chapter website.

 
See below for information on Washington D.C. weather, travel, ideas for things to see while in D.C. and more.
 
WEATHER
Weather:  The average temperature in D.C. for the month of May is 76° during the day and 52° in the evening.   Before your departure to Washington D.C., check the ten day forecast at  www.weather.com.
 
ARRIVING IN WASHINGTON
There are three airports available in the D.C. area -- Reagan International, Dulles and Baltimore International.  The closest airport to our hotel is Reagan International.  You may however, find a better airfare into the other airports.  You can reach the hotel via the following modes of transportation:
 
Taxis:  Taxis will run approximate $25-30 from Reagan International, $45-55 from Dulles and $60+ from Baltimore.
 
Limo:  Limousines are available for hire.  Please call the bell stand at the hotel for arrangements.
 
Metro:  The Metro service is about four blocks from the Hilton Washington. When you take the Metro from the airport, you will want to get on the Red Line to the Dupont Circle Metro Station stop.  Once you get off at the Dupont Circle stop.  Exit at the North end of the Station to Q Street.  Walk four blocks North on Connecticut Avenue to the Hilton Washington.
 
PARKING AND METRO INFORMATION:
The DuPont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line is the closest Metro Station to Washington Hilton.  Exit at the north end of the station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue to the Hilton located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW.
 
Valet parking at the hotel is $43 and self parking is $36.  There are two parking facilities (Central Parking) located at 11 DuPont Circle and 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW.  Both facilities charge approximately $15.
 
DRESS
Dress is business casual for the meetings however, some of the better restaurants will request that men wear jackets and ties.  Be prepared for the rooms to have air conditioning bordering on freezing – do not forget a jacket and/or sweaters.  Don’t forget to pack your sunglasses, umbrella, and great walking shoes.
 
SAFETY
Please try to travel in numbers.  Travelers are the most careless group because they have so many other thoughts on their minds while walking around the city.  Do not wear your badges on the street.
 
MEETING BADGE
  • NAR Registration remains open prior to the meetings so you can register up to the last minute.
  • Upon receipt of your confirmation from NAR, you will find a bar code that NAR will use to print your badge.  Please check the spelling of your name, city, state and designations for correctness.
  • NAR registration is at Wardman Park Marriott.
  • Note: Badges are only needed if you intend to visit the NAR education sessions and Trade Expo at Wardmen Park Marriott.
 
SHUTTLE SERVICE
Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Omni Shoreham Hotel and Washington Hilton via mini coaches. Look for vehicles marked "NAR Shuttle" on the front window.

The shuttle service hours are determined by the Midyear Meetings & Trade Expo activities. Shuttle service starts approximately one hour prior and runs one hour later than daily official meeting hours.

Hotel Boarding Points
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel: 24th Street Entrance
Omni Shoreham Hotel: Park Tower Entrance
Washington Hilton Hotel: Terrace Level, T Street Entrance

Special Needs Shuttle Service
Shuttle transportation for attendees with special needs (wheelchair, motorized scooter, etc., accessibility) is available during official shuttle hours. Service is  available between the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Omni Shoreham Hotel and Washington Hilton Hotel upon request. To make arrangements, contact NAR’s official shuttle provider, Capital City Events, at 215-582-1988.

 
FLOOR PLAN & CITY MAP
The hotel’s latest floor plan can be obtained from the Concierge on the first floor along with a map of the D.C. area. 
 
RECREATION
When you are not in meetings, Washington has so many great things to do.  Some options are noted below or try www.washingtondc.com.
 
            1) Museums - Washington D.C. is home to more than 50 museums!
            2) Washington Zoo
            3) Shopping - Georgetown or take the metro to the mall (2 stops on the red line)
            4) The White House, Capital Building, Jefferson, Lincoln and Viet Nam Memorials, etc.     
 
Check with the concierge for scheduled times, places and the best way to get where you would like to go.   
 
DINING
In a city filled with foreign embassies, numerous eateries cater to the international crowd.  Fresh seafood arrives from Chesapeake Bay; hence, crab cakes are a staple of most Washington menus. Some top Restaurants rated by Zagat include: Marcel's, Prime Rib, Corduroy, City Zen, Tosca, Fiola, The Source, Central Michel Richard, Vidalia, Sel, Plume, Kaz Sushi, Bistro, Bombay Club and Oyamel.
 
Locate reviews, address information, etc. can be found at the following websites www.washingtonian.com, www.washingtondc.com and www.toprestaurants.com.