“Tough love with a hug,” is what fans have come to affectionately expect from home space expert,
Egypt Sherrod. She is best known as host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins” and its long running show, “Property Virgins.” The bubbly Sherrod has also hosted HGTV’s White House Christmas Special, the Rose Parade, and the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaways. 

          As an award winning Real Estate Broker & CEO of the Atlanta based Egypt Sherrod Real Estate Group, she’s been chosen as one of Network Journal’s 40 Under 40, made recurring appearances as the home buyers/sellers “go-to girl” on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, FOX, CNN, HLN as well as being featured on Fast & Company, Yahoo, Homes.com, Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, and a host of other publications and digital platforms. Egypt drives her lovable but no-nonsense approach home, with her NAACP Image Award nominated “Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying A Home,” on Running Press/Perseus Books which became a bestseller in its genre. 

TV & Radio Host   Lifestyle Humorist   Real Estate Broker   Author   Motivational Speaker

          Henry Winkler co-stars as acting teacher Gene Cousineau on the hit HBO dark comedy Barry. He received the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of success in Hollywood and continues to be in demand as an actor, producer and director. Best known for the iconic role of Arthur Fonzarelli, aka “The Fonz,” in the TV series Happy Days, Winkler won two Golden Globe Awards, was nominated three times for an Emmy Award and was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To date, he and his co-author, Lin Oliver, have written 34 children’s novels, published around the world in seven languages, with more than 4 million copies sold. In Fall 2019, he and Oliver debuted Alien Superstar, the first book in a brand-new series.

          He has received the B’nai B’rith Peace Prize by the United Nations and Women in Film’s Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award, presented to both Henry and his wife, Stacey, for their tireless efforts and devotion to the “improvement of the human condition.”

          He also received the Chevallier de l’Ordre des Artes et Lettres, the French government’s highest honor. In addition, Winkler was one of 10 individuals honored by AARP with their 2010 Inspire Award. In 2011 he was awarded the Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) from the Queen of England in recognition of his services to children with dyslexia and special education needs.

          Of all the titles he has received, the ones he relishes most are husband, father and grandfather.

Emmy Award-Winning Actor     Author     Director & Producer

OTHER SPEAKERS INCLUDE...

Meagan Johnson is known as a "Generational Humorist" and has educated through entertainment since 1998. Over the span of Meagan’s speaking career as a business owner, professional speaker, and author, she has worked with a variety of organizations and associations to build multi-generational effective relationships, making organizations stronger so that their people never want to leave.

Meagan Johnson

Jared James is an in-demand speaker, entrepreneur, and author. His company, Jared James Enterprises, helps students learn how to create more predictable businesses. Previously, Jared sold real estate and was listed as one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Now you’ll find him speaking all over the world, sharing his knowledge and advice.

Jared James

Melanie McLane is a second-generation REALTOR®, who is also an appraiser, broker, and educator. Recently awarded REALTOR® Emeritus status, she has been in real estate all of her adult life. Melanie holds several designations and is a graduate of Kenyon College. She has written several courses that have been used by REALTORS® in several states. 

Melanie McLane

Antoine Dupont is a recognized digital marketing strategist, an award-winning marketing agency owner, and an international speaker. Though his first job out of college was working for chef Gordon Ramsey, Antoine now travels the world, sharing his lead generation and business growth marketing methodologies. His proven marketing strategies have turned him into an in-demand consultant and speaker.

Antoine Dupont

Dean Cottrill has had experience in many different roles throughout the real estate industry for the past 30 years. In his current position with T3 Sixty, he advises and supports owners of real estate companies and large teams on how they can run more efficient and profitable organizations. 

Dean Cottrill

Katie Clancy is a powerful speaker who has a gift for storytelling, and she never fails to captivate an audience. Not only is she fun and fascinating to listen to, she shares powerful tips and takeaways that you will be able to immediately implement into your own businesses. 

Katie Clancy

The Boom Team

Best known around the country for their creativity, innovation, and fun-loving culture, Todd, Terry and Christian believe in breaking out of the box in order to build incredible businesses—and in helping other agents do the same! Todd and Terry are the owner-operators of Ferris Property Group, and Christian is their podcast producer and tech and branding whiz extraordinaire.

Terry Watson

Terry Watson brings appropriate humor and decades of expertise to his leadership and customer experience presentations. His vibrant presentations are powerful, positive, and results-based… and while you are laughing, you will learn how to improve relationships with clients and work smarter… not harder.

Kenny Anderson

Kenny J. Anderson has invested over 30 years of experience and traveled the world defining the attributes of leadership. In his presentation, “Common Denominators for Success,” Kenny reveals seven universal formulas for success and powerful insights on leadership that will change the way you do business.

Juanita McDowell owns a training firm that delivers over 200 workshops and seminars to agents, entrepreneurs, and corporate employees across the nation every year. Juanita is a REBAC Certified e-Pro and Safety Instructor, a Train-the-Trainer Instructor, and a GRI instructor. In addition, she is a video blogger who has received millions of views and is an avid writer.

Juanita McDowell

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Headquarters Hotel – The Richmond Marriott is our host hotel for Centennial 2021. This will be the main location for events taking place during the Virginia REALTORS® annual convention. It also happens to be a great hotel with many amenities.  

If the lovely Richmond Marriott fills up, have no fear! The preferred alternative hotel is just across the street. The Hilton Richmond Downtown is a convenient option that has you so close to the heart of the action.

If neither of those options work out for one reason or another, we’ve found the closest 10 hotels to the Richmond Marriott and listed them in order of distance from our convention. So, whether you’re looking for a little historical charm or are interested in something a bit funky and non-traditional, Richmond’s hotel scene has you covered.


Preferred Hotel Hilton Richmond Downtown 

(435 Feet away from the Richmond Marriott)

501 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219.


Nearby Accommodations

Linden Row Inn

(0.4 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

100 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219


Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown

(0.5 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

555 East Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219


Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond - Downtown

(0.5 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

700 E Main St Suite A, Richmond, VA 23219

Hotel Scene

What’s not to love about Virginia’s capital? Richmond is a fun and vibrant city with a booming food scene, stunning walking trails, and history on every street corner. Virginia REALTORS® is thrilled to host our Centennial Celebration here and cannot wait for you to explore this dynamic location when taking a break from the action-packed convention lineup. Please note that vendor information listed below is subject to change. Check back for updates as they come in to us.

Nearby Accommodations


The Jefferson Hotel

(0.6 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220


Omni Richmond Hotel
(0.7 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

100 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219


Quirk Hotel Richmond
(0.7 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

201 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220


The Commonwealth

(0.7 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

901 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23219


Graduate Richmond

(0.7 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

301 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220


The Berkeley Hotel
(0.7 Miles from the Richmond Marriott)

1200 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219


Courtyard Richmond Downtown
(0.8 miles)

1320 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219


BREAKFAST

Pop’s Market on Grace – Good food done right! This craveable cuisine has a little something to please everybody in your party. They also serve amazing sub-style sandwiches for lunch.


Richmond on Broad – Looking for a breakfast without breaking the bank? Go to Richmond on Broad to enjoy some local flavors at a great price.


Perly’s – This cute spot serves up fantastic Jewish cuisine and the breakfast is not to be missed!


LUNCH or DINNER, FANCY

La Grotta* – Italian? Yes, please! This extensive menu has numerous options of fantastic Italian cuisine. You can even opt for a four, five, six, or SEVEN course experience to bundle it all together. BONUS: It’s right across the street from the Marriott.


Rappahannock* – Fresh? You bet. Specialty cocktails, a raw bar, and craft beer just start the list of offerings from this fine restaurant.


Tarrant’s Café* – There’s a little something for everybody on this menu! From filet mignon to fish tacos and even specialty pizzas, even the pickiest of eaters will surely be happy.


Max’s on Broad* – This menu is rich with deep flavors. Looking for a great happy hour spot? This place works well with top-notch hors d’ouevres and classic drinks.


Saison* – In the mood or something different? Saison features seasonal fare and top-notch cocktails. (For groups of 8 or fewer, you may make reservations online. For larger groups, please call.)


*they take reservations

Dining Scene

LUNCH or DINNER, CASUAL

Secret Sandwich Society – This ain’t your mama’s PB&J sandwich. For a fun and exciting take on this classic fare, you must head over to Secret Sandwich Society. It’s great for lunch, a fun dinner, or happy hour.


Wong Gonzalez* – Don’t miss this fusion experience! At Wong Gonzalez, you’ll be able to enjoy an exciting combination of Asian and Latin flavors and a sip on a variety of inventive cocktails.


Mama J’s – Want a little something that’ll stick to your ribs? Then Mama J’s is the place for you. Dine on soul food that you won’t soon forget.


Lucy’s* – (Reservations REQUIRED for Dinner) This tiny restaurant packs a lot of flavor into a few square feet. This place is perfect for lunch or dinner. If you want to come for dinner, be sure to make reservations!


Café Rustika* – European comfort food and great German beer on draught? What’s not to love? Be sure to check them out for lunch or dinner.


J KOGI – If you’re in the mood for Korean food, then this is the place to go! Featuring street-style, made-to-order food, J Kogi is a quick crowd-pleaser.


Penny Lane Pub – This spot serves authentic English cuisine and a fun “Pub Grub” if you wish to dine at the bar. It’s also a fantastic place to play darts!


*they take reservations

The Valentine – Seeking a deep dive on the history of Richmond? This museum is the place to go. Richmond has played a pivotal role in many historical events and The Valentine has artifacts to showcase this diverse history in an engaging fashion.


Maymont Mansion and Estate – To step away from the hustle and bustle for a few minutes, consider taking a lovely stroll through Maymont. This gorgeous park is not to be missed. Rolling hills, beautiful flowers, a stunning mansion, a petting zoo, and a bamboo maze make this a great place to visit.


Scenes Scene

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Take a peek at the finer side of life. From a Fabergé exhibit to unique exhibit featuring the treasures of Ancient Egypt (yes, even a mummy!), there’s an incredible collection of art to be enjoyed.


Riverfront Canal Cruises – Interested in sitting back and relaxing? Then hop on a canal cruise to learn about this historical city from a unique vantage point: the water. The canal cruise lasts about 40 minutes and is filled with rich content. Here’s a fact to give you a taste of what you can learn: George Washington (yes, THE George Washington) lobbied to get Richmond’s canal system created!

Governance

General

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

6:00am - 5:00pm

Registration


8:00am - 9:30am

Professional Development Committee


8:00am - 9:30am

Member Communications Committee


8:00am - 9:30am

Risk Management Committee


8:00am - 9:30am

Public Policy Committee


10:00am - 12:00pm

Board of Directors


10:00am - 1:30pm

Delegate Body Check-in


12:15pm - 1:45pm

President’s Luncheon


1:00pm - 5:00pm

Women’s Council of REALTORS®


2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delegate Body


4:15pm - 5:15pm

Association Executives Council


4:15pm - 5:15pm

Local President / Presidents-elect Forum


5:30pm - 6:30pm

Opening Reception


7:00pm - 9:00pm

Past Presidents Dinner

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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2:45pm–3:45pm

What’s It Worth?

Speaker: Melanie McLane

This fast-paced session is packed with information to help REALTORS® understand the various facets of property pricing and evaluation while comparing and contrasting a BPO/CMA and an appraisal. You’ll get useful tips for accurately pricing a property based on analyzing supply and demand in a marketplace, focusing on the type of property and neighborhood, establishing neighborhood parameters in terms of price range and price per square foot, analyzing sales data with respect to units of comparison, and more. Approved 1 Hour Broker Management or 1 Hour Real Estate Related


2:45pm–3:45pm

Critical Contract Issues

Speaker: Jon Haley, Virginia REALTORS® Staff Counsel

This course will answer the most frequently asked topics on contract issues, such as short sale ratification, default, termination, release, and more. Approved 1 Hour Real Estate Contracts CE; No PL


3:15pm–4:15pm

NAR Directors


4:00pm–5:00pm

Zap the Gap: Generational Differences Reexamined

Speaker: Meagan Johnson

Every generation of home buyer is different. Their history, financial needs, and resources vary greatly from one buyer to the next. In this highly charged presentation, Meagan outlines the positive signs and opportunities that exist in the real estate industry to meet the evolving needs of each generation and how their “signpost” drives motivation, influences loyalty, impacts customer service, and affects communication. Meagan knows how necessary it is to relate to each generation's very different needs so you can productively respond and build multigenerational effective and profitable relationships.


4:00pm–5:00pm

Social Media Blueprint

Speaker: The Boom Team

In our digitally-connected world, agents MUST use social media to connect with their audience to demonstrate their local status, market expertise, and winning personality. In this session, you’ll get inspired to use social media platforms in new, exciting, and highly effective ways. With real-life examples and tons of nuts and bolts ideas to implement immediately, you’ll walk out with a social media blueprint to build and grow YOUR business now and in the digital age to come.


4:00pm–5:00pm

Agency: Whose Client is it Anyway?

Speaker: Jessica Toone, Virginia REALTORS® Staff Counsel

This course breaks down the agency relationship under Virginia law. It includes information on brokerage agreements, dual and designated agency, and disclosure requirements.

Approved for 1 Hour of Real Estate Agency CE; No PL


6:30pm–8:30pm

Awards & Installation Reception & Banquet


8:30pm–11:00pm

100-Year Celebration (all-attendee event)

Thursday, September 23, 2021

8:00am–12:00pm

Registration


8:30am–9:30am

Simple Facebook Marketing Strategies for Busy Business Owners

Speaker: Antoine Dupont

Facebook Marketing Strategist & Expert Antoine Dupont gives you a detailed blueprint for incorporating Facebook Ads and creative content creation to help you drive more traffic, attract new leads, and ultimately fuel your online promotions. Antoine will show you the type of content that works best on Facebook, and when to incorporate Facebook Ads. You’ll walk away with a step-by-step plan (cheat sheet included!) that generates more leads and closes more sales.


8:30am–9:30am

You Can Have It All: How to Make Money AND Happiness in Real Estate

Speaker: Katie Clancy

As a real estate professional there is no limit to what you can earn. So why is a real estate agent's median gross income 20% below the U.S. average, and why do we burn out so much? It's because we only employ part of the equation for complete success. In this session, learn the specific mindsets and habits used by Katie to take herself from depression and destitution to award-winning achievement and true happiness.


8:30am–9:30am

Legislative Update

Speaker: Chip Dicks, Virginia REALTORS® Legislative Counsel

To be submitted for 1 Hour Legal Updates CE; No PL


9:45am–10:45am

Things I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then

Speaker: Kenny Anderson

Do you ever wish you could take the wisdom you have gained in life and go back in time to apply that wisdom? Do you want to become a top producer in sales, eliminate the barriers of potential, crack the code to success, and deepen your connection with others? Kenny shares "life nuggets" that are sure to change the way you do business and pursue life.


9:45am–10:45am

The Orange Basket Method – How to Grow Your Business with Video Marketing (Fast)

Speaker: Antoine Dupont

Are you frustrated with your lack of lead generation success? Do you wonder why your marketing efforts aren’t producing more results? Are you unsure how to even begin marketing your company with videos? If so, you’re not alone. Video and Digital Marketing Strategist Antoine Dupont will explain to you the same tools, techniques, research strategies, and psychological approaches he’s shared with businesses and brands around the world to create remarkable videos that get exceptional results.


9:45am–10:45am

The Virginia Housing Market and Economy

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, Virginia REALTORS® Chief Economist

This course will provide accurate and current information about national, state, and local economic and housing market trends. Real estate professionals will be able to use this information to gauge the state of their local markets, to communicate with potential buyers and sellers about expectations for the housing market, and to serve as a resource in their community on the state of the local economic and housing market. Approved 1 Hour Real Estate Related CE; No PL


11:00am–12:00pm

Closing Keynote featuring Henry Winkler, Actor, Producer, Director

A Morning with Henry Winkler.

Audiences always leave Henry Winkler's presentations inspired and entertained. Through humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to his storied career in television and entertainment, groups of all ages can learn from Henry's speeches. His passion for supporting others is the result of a lifetime struggle with undiagnosed dyslexia. Henry has worked tirelessly to bring awareness and support to children who learn differently by advocating for changes in the education system and informing parents and teachers about learning challenges.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

6:00am–6:00pm      

Registration


7:00am–8:30am       

Inspirational Breakfast


9:00am–10:15am

Opening Keynote featuring Egypt Sherrod, Real Estate Broker, TV & Radio Host, Lifestyle Humorist

Igniting Your GPS – Giving, Purpose, and Service: Hear from HGTV's Egypt Sherrod on how you can find the strength, develop the knowledge, and summon up the power in you to make everyday count! Let live, not die. Believe in the ability to find and align with your higher purpose. Find courage to color outside of the lines and to live outside of the box. Give more than you take, to live in service of others, and to live with GPS... GIVING, PURPOSE, and SERVICE!!!


10:45-11:45am

7.5 Personal Jedi Tricks to Ignite Your Business

Speaker: The Boom Team

What 7.5 things do you need to be doing to absolutely blow up your business? These Jedi life management tricks and tips will change your world and let you juggle all the balls while still enjoying life. Let’s break down the personal habits you can do to take it to the NEXT LEVEL so you have it all!


10:45am–11:45am

Advertising, Social Media, and the Agent

Speaker: Melanie McLane

Family room? Mother-in-law suite? Can you say those things in an ad? What does the REALTOR® Code of Ethics have to say about advertising? Is a Tweet an advertisement? Advertising, Social Media, and the Agent explores requirements for advertising according to HUD guidelines, which includes Fair Housing, as well as Article 12 in the Code of Ethics. Is a Tweet an ad? What about Facebook? If you don’t know, you need to find out! Approved for 1 Hour Broker Management or 1 Hour Real Estate Related CE; No PL


10:45am–11:45am

11 Steps to a Fast-Growing Brokerage

Speaker: Dean Cottrill

This MBA-style overview offers best practices and building blocks for a modern real estate company. Whether you lead a brokerage or a growing team, you face many business challenges that other leaders and managers have already tackled. This session will offer best practices successfully implemented by top brokerages and teams in the industry.


11:45am–1:15pm

Networking Lunch


1:30pm–2:30pm

How to Convert Leads Like a Boss!

Speaker: Jared James

With the changing landscape in the industry and consumer behavior changing just as fast, many agents and brokers left unprepared to convert leads at the level they had become accustomed to during the “referral” years before the internet and cell phones were so prevalent. In How to Convert Leads Like a Boss, Jared will not only break down the changes that have occurred in our industry, but he will also cover the exact strategies and techniques that are needed, including the specific words to use and when to use them, to convert leads at double and triple the industry average. In addition, learn how to convert them from prospects to real customers.


1:30pm–2:30pm

Get Sticky™

Speaker: Juanita McDowell

Anyone can set goals and write them down, but the trick is getting them to “stick” – working on them until they become a reality. In this session, you will learn the “Get Sticky” formula that Juanita has now taught to thousands across the world that focusses on six simple steps that, when executed properly, will provide a blueprint for accomplishing any goals in business and life.


1:30pm–2:30pm

Broker Updates, Trends, and Resources

Speaker: Laura Farley, Virginia REALTORS® General Counsel

This course will provide an update on legislation and standard forms, recent legal hotline trends and broker resources available from Virginia REALTORS®. Approved 1 Hour Broker Management or 1 Hour Real Estate Related CE; No PL.


2:00pm–3:00pm

Virginia REALTORS® Past Presidents Forum


2:45pm–3:45pm

I Got This™

Speaker: Terry Watson

Your clients are looking for more than just a good service experience… they’re searching for true expertise that will help them through the entire process of buying or selling a home. It’s not enough to just be good at your job – you have to present yourself as a TRUE expert in order to win the business of today’s consumer. In this presentation, Terry will show you not only how to develop your expertise, but to showcase it in a way that generates trust from the marketplace.

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