2014 WCR & NAR National Convention

Written by: Lisa Harvell, Branch Manager & Escrow Officer - Trinity Title Preston Georgetown - DFW Division

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The 2014 WCR & NAR National Convention this year was held in New Orleans. Over 17,000 Realtors & Affiliates descended on the city for their respective events during the weeklong convention!

The City of New Orleans was hospitable, gracious and thriving during the 2014 WCR & NAR National Convention this year. Over 17,000 Realtors & Affiliates descended on the city for their respective events during the weeklong convention! The hotels and convention center were well prepared and quite simply, took great care of our massive group. Spotless busses transported folks between the hotels and convention center so everyone had the opportunity to attend the Realtor Expo and various classes and speakers hosted by WCR & NAR. Hundreds of booths with everything from High Tech APP’s, Real Estate Related Products, Industry Vendors, Games & Prizes were featured in the Realtor Expo and of course, thousands of folks attended throughout the week. Most people went to the Expo multiple times because there was a lot of real estate to cover and simply too much great stuff to absorb in one trip!

Highlights of the Convention included National Awards at NAR and the Installation of National Officers at both organizations. WCR even had their own epic parade down Bourbon Street, complete with a Jazz Band, masks, beads and police escorts! Thousands of folks lined the streets and cheered us on as we sashayed in our evening clothes, block after block, basking in the fun and dancing to the music!

    Eloise Martin (center)
    flanked by Lisa Harvell & Jana Smith.
    NAR Hall of Fame Award Ceremony
    for Eloise Martin.

    National Association of Realtors Convention
    New Orleans 2014

One exciting event was “Realtors Got Talent”, which featured six outstanding Realtor/Entertainers from around the world, with a grand prize of $2,000 for the 1st place winner and $500 for the other participants. They started off the night with a bang and were followed by a special event strictly for WCR & NAR attendees. Ticket holders were treated to a wonderful private concert by Grammy Award Winning JENNIFER HUDSON! She was phenomenal and had the crowd on their feet most of the night! Her strong, rich voice, six giant screens and a great audio system made the night truly special and one we will not soon forget.

WCR and NAR are the industry gold standard for Education, Information, Networking and Referrals and this convention was a true celebration of our industry’s success. To get involved, join your local WCR Chapter or Real Estate Board and soar to new heights in our industry!