A gathering of REALTORS® from Northern Colorado & beyond focused on delivering high quality Networking & Educational Opportunities Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

8:30am – 5:30pm

Doors open and check-in begins at 8:00am

Tickets: Before February 15 @ 5pm – $25, After and at the doors – $35


Different education sessions

Gain Insight
Gain Confidence
Gain Business


NOCO Real Estate Professional Exhibitions

Industry Leaders
Business Professionals
Local Talent


of Peers and Colleagues

See old REALTOR® friends
Make new friends
Gain Prospects


After Hours Networking Event

Drink Drinks
Eat Eats
Mingle and meet

Hosted at The Ranch Events Complex

5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538, USA

Meet our speakers

Northern Colorado’s best and brightest meeting to discuss emerging trends and topics

Ryan Avery

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Starting his company with a handshake and $84 to his name, Ryan and his wife, Chelsea, have grown AveryToday, Inc. into the international keynoting business it is today.
Working with Fortune 500 companies, organizations, and associations on every continent in the world, Ryan uses his experience as a Marketing Director, World Champion and Entrepreneur to show leaders and their teams how to reach their goals with lightning speed, communicate their message with absolute clarity and turn their ideas into measurable, momentum-building action!
Known for being one of the Millennial generation’s most profound voices on strategic communication and achievement, Ryan’s keynotes present you and your team with the actionable strategies you can use to Go From A Leader to THE Leader® in your industry.
Ryan is a leader’s GPS to success and uses his proprietary 4D Success Model™ to take you to the next level in sales, leadership, and strategic communication. He shows you the turn-by-turn guidance every step of the way from helping people decide what they want, design the plan to get there, develop the skills needed to make it happen and deliver the results that make customers satisfied yet wanting more!
His keynotes are jammed-packed with takeaways that you can start using immediately to improve yourself, your team, and your business! From the moment Ryan steps on the stage to the moment he leaves, people will be saying, “I learned more in Ryan’s one-hour keynote, than I have learned all year!”
Ryan and his wife live in Denver, CO with their daughter Atlas and are on a mission to show people how to increase their success by being more strategic with their communication! When you are eager to make your team more efficient, effective, and energized? Call Ryan. When you need to shift communication in your organization to help foster creativity, strategy, and collaboration? Call Ryan. When you can’t wait to turn your next event, into THE event of the year? Call to book Ryan as your next keynote speaker.

Patty Silverstein

Morning Keynote Speaker

Patty Silverstein has provided research and support for economic development efforts in Colorado and across the country since 1989. Her expertise in economic research and economic development includes industry cluster studies and strategic economic development planning. She has extensive experience in preparing economic impact and fiscal impact analysis for community development purposes. In addition, she serves as the consulting chief economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. In these roles, she compiles, interprets, and forecasts economic and demographic data for the Denver metropolitan area and performs in-depth research on issues and proposed developments impacting the region. Ms. Silverstein provides numerous presentations on state and local economic conditions to business and professional organizations throughout the year.

Ms. Silverstein received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Patty is active in a number of business and professional organizations, including member of the Governor’s Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), the Economic Development Council of Colorado, and the Denver Association of Business Economists.

Mary Colwell became a Realtor in the summer of 2006. Her skills and vision are distinctly suited to this industry. She states, “The success I’ve enjoyed has been a true blessing in my life.”

Her four boys and their families, her three granddaughters and partner Rex will always be her “why”. As for her clients, she is driven to passionately serve and support them through their entire real estate sale or purchase experience.

Simply put, Mary is a force. Of service. Of dedication. Of loyalty. Of British charm. And of market knowledge the likes of no one you’ve ever met.

She makes personal attention an art form and client advocacy into a daily ritual. She is steady, grounded and a proper people person to boot—the kind of posh and passionate agent anyone would be lucky to have on their team!

In recognition of her outstanding dedication and service, Mary was the 2016 –17 Rotary Club of Niwot Rookie of the Year and the 2016 recipient of Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Making a Difference Award. She facilitates Strategies, a Chamber Leads Group and is active as a Chamber Advocate in Longmont. She is a board member of Colorado FriendShip, a local non-profit. In 2018 Mary closed over $11M in local home sales, 96% of which were referral based.

Aaron Lebovic is a 3rd generation Realtor. In his first full year as a broker associate, he closed 72 transactions and started building a team. Since 2015, he and his team have closed over 475 homes. His classes are a “MUST-SEE” for no-nonsense talk on how to really grow your business.

Anthony Meisner has been in real estate and title sales for over five years. His expertise in marketing, business development, statistics, and cryptocurrency, is backed with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Anthony loves working with data and helping his clients use new tools and resources that will take their business to the next level. He helps real estate professionals interpret the numbers and articulate what it means to their clients. Anthony has been teaching and speaking to Realtors his entire career. His most recent prosperity being his class on Bitcoin and blockchain technology – a CE-approved class that has reached hundreds of agents across Colorado this year. Which lead to him speaking on the blockchain and cryptocurrency panel at Refresh.

An experienced international presenter, instructor, and keynote specialist, Rich specializes in helping people master their sales skills in any situation. His flagship presentations, “Why Your Grandparents Should Direct Your Marketing,” and “Creating Listing Abundance” integrate the key practices needed to engage and impress consumers of all kinds.

Presently, he is President of Rich Sands Seminars and works closely with international real estate franchise systems, independent brokerages and companies in all industries that want to bring out the best in their people. As a NAR/REBAC and Certified CRS instructor, he conducts dozens of courses each year for the National Association of REALTORS® and Council of Residential Specialists.

I am President of Windermere Real Estate in Colorado. I love helping Realtors figure stuff out.

26 year veteran of real estate. Local and national presentations on real estate related topics. Author of two books for real estate.

Melanie Bimson brings years of experience in real estate, customer service, and management to her current position at Land Title. Melanie’s first hand experience as a Realtor helps her hone in on what is important to Realtors, and helps her give voice and information to common frustrations and selling stumbling blocks.

Evelyn is a Homesnap agent trainer based in California and is also a real estate agent serving in the Inland Empire and Los Angeles areas. Before her career in real estate she worked as an operations manager for LA Fitness for ten years. She has a thirteen-year-old son, lives in Upland, California, and in her free time she loves to cook international foods and hike different trails along the foothills in her area.

Bob Sutton is a 3rd Generation native of Fort Collins and has spent his whole life here. His favorite memories are with his hero Grandpa Mapes when they used to hike and fish all summer long in the Poudre Canyon. In his early 20’s Bob was introduced to real estate while working for the local limestone mine. He started buying fixer uppers then eventually owned a few rental properties and his passion for real estate has grown from there. Bob now has 17 years of real estate experience and enjoys being involved with Fort Collins Board of Realtors where he just finished being Chair for the Organization in 2017. Bob and his daughter Alauna can always be found at the hockey games cheering for The Eagles, their favorite team.

Where do I begin with real estate? I guess we can go back to college. I started off wanting to only “Fix and Flip” properties. The crazy part about that, you have to have money $$$ and lots of it. Right out of college I had very little. During my internship with Sears Real Estate I found out that real estate is so much more than making money. It is about assisting other in their own story. I have been able to help people start chapters in their life and unfortunately close some of those chapters too. I have learned that the emotions in buying property include tears of joy, tears of sorrow and also the feeling of thinking about business only. My goal is to help others get into their first home, a bigger home a smaller home, buying a rental home and their final home.

Kyle Snyder uses his nearly 20 years in the real estate business and a lifetime as a community influencer to help new and experienced Realtors grow their business and income though his unique approach as a small business consultant. As an Account Executive at First American Title, his title and closing education classes are the foundation of many local real estate solopreneurs. His marketing insight and unique perspective are the cornerstone of numerous successful real estate careers. His authoritative statistical reports and analysis are the bedrock of the local real estate industry. Come listen to his perspective on and the future of Remote Online Notarization.

Chris Hardy is a Broker/Owner of Elevations Real Estate in Fort Collins. Chris has been leading sales training and personal development courses in the industry for much of his 16 year career as a REALTOR Professional.

Julie Dahl joined IRES in 2003 and currently serves as the Director of Operations. Previously in sales, Julie understands the complex situations that brokers face when facts and emotions collide. She approaches problems with a sense of humor and a strong drive to find the best, most simple solution. In her time off, Julie can usually be found in the mountains skiing, paddleboarding, entertaining or finding stray dogs to bring home.

Scott is the General Counsel of the Colorado Association of REALTORS. He is both a licensed attorney and licensed REALTOR who has been involved in hundreds of real estate transactions as either a broker or attorney in his 19 year career.

Moved to Fort Collins in 1989 to attend CSU and after many years in the restaurant industry I made the switch and became a Realtor in 2007. I served as the 2018 Chair of Fort Collins Board of Realtors, and director with The Group Gives. I am currently in leadership at The Group Real Estate leading 35 partners in our Group Regional office.

Terry began his Real Estate career in 1990 and was the Fort Collins Board of Realtors “Rookie of the Year” in 1991. He was the President of the association in 1997-1998.

In 1995 he received a Distinguished Service Award for his efforts with the Colorado Association of Realtors and in 1999 he was named Fort Collins Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year.

He became a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame in 2001 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from RE/MAX LLC in 2014. He is currently the Managing Broker for RE/MAX Alliance in Downton fort Collins and Wellington.

He believes in maintaining a work-life balance. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Diana, and his two daughters, Lisa (and Husband Matt) and the two Grand Children Lauren and her new Brother Jefferey and Julie (and Husband Brad) and their new Daughter Grace.

Micah Noyes has built a rewarding career as both a successful mortgage lender and Branch Manager for FirstCal in Loveland, Colorado. Micah has discovered that through the ups and downs of the mortgage industry, the capacity to connect with others is what helps any business thrive no matter the market condition. Over the years, Micah has developed an uncanny ability to find new, effective methods to connect with people. Learning to engage with people and then working on evolving those relationships, has become one of his great passions. Combining this passion with another; helping others, Micah loves to share these insights through the use of social media and other outlets with realism and humor. A dedicated father to his beloved daughter Jaycee and 10 year old Corgi, Lance; Micah very much enjoys his family and is an avid traveler.

Chalice started at Sears Real Estate when she answered an ad on an index card to work in the mailroom on the job board at the University of Northern Colorado. She was just 19 years old and seeking employment to help put her through college so she didn’t have to eat ramen and could fill her car with gas. After earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Colorado, while working full-time at Sears Real Estate, she plunged into the world of real estate where she still finds herself some 25 years later! Today, she is delighted to be the CEO/Managing Broker of Sears Real Estate, and independent firm with the #1 market share in the Greeley area. Chalice has sold real estate, worked in the mortgage and title industries, and currently manages over 50 people (she calls it “herding cats!”).

Chalice is committed to being “green and growing” not “ripe and rotten” which is why she enjoys inspiring, training, and coaching individuals and teams.

Join us for a day of
ideas & discussion.

The REALTOR® Summit is a gathering of REALTORS® from Northern Colorado & beyond. The idea was to create a cooperative REALTOR® Association event in Northern Colorado that focuses on delivering high quality Networking & Educational Opportunities.

Strap yourself in for ideas

Prepare for a full day of discussion from some of the industry’s best and brightest.

Schedule Descriptions

  • Morning
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Patty Silverstein - Morning Keynote

    Patty will give us a national overview and then cover local employment trends, consumer activity, residential real estate, and commercial real estate.

    9:45 am - 10:30 am
    South Hall

    Brad Inhulsen (Moderator) - Rookie Panel

    Brad Inhulsen will moderate a panel of Rookies in Northern Colorado.

    The Rookie Panel will feature: Jared Sickels, FCBR; Henley Paradis, GARA;  Stephanee Gray, LAR;  Mandi Krueger, LBAR

    9:45 am - 10:30 am
    Cross & Rodenberger Room

    Melanie Bimson - Zestimates – Pain Point, or Opportunity?

    In this session, we will explore how the Zestimate is reached, and how you can be the expert for your client when they have 24/7 access to information through Zillow.

    9:45 am - 10:30 am
    Sandhouse Room

    Terry Anderson - Getting “Back to the Basics” in Your Career in Real Estate in today’s “New World”

    As our Real Estate world changes at such a rapid pace it becomes more obvious every day
    If you Do what you’ve always done
    you’ll Get what you’ve always gotten…
    Or Less

    9:45 am - 10:30 am
    Beard Room

    Bruce Gardner - Thrive 2020. Four New Skills For Success With The Digital Consumer

    Consumer behavior has fundamentally changed, and our skills must adapt. Learn why Interpretational, Consultative, Risk Assessment and Market Analysis skills are the key to success in the future.

    9:45 am - 10:30 am
    Brown Room

    Eric Thompson - How to Bring Clarity to a Confusing Market

    In this session Eric will give you the tools, stats and dialogues to share with your clients so that they feel super confident and clear about the future of our market.

    11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Cross & Rodenberger Room

    Julie Dahl - Cultivate Your Client Base with New(er) Tools from IRES

    Expand and grow your clientele using Homesnap. This native app allows you to send listings to your clients from multiple MLSs and send/receive instant messages with clients. 

    Reach out to your previous clients automatically via ePropertyWatch. With eProperty watch, your clients will receive a rich, detailed home report including price changes and tips to improve the value of their home complete with your branding!

    11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Sandhouse Room

    Terry Anderson - Word Smith For Fun and Profit

    Be Careful of the Words you Choose
    Keep them Soft and Sweet
    You never know from Day to Day 
    Which Ones you will have to Eat…..

    11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Beard Room

    Bruce Gardner - Thinking Inside the Box. Why Niche Marketing is the Future of Real Estate

    Consumers are seeking out “experts” everyday, and this trend can be leveraged for success in real estate. It’s perfect for new Agents looking to jump start their career, or for an established Agent to grow and expand. Learn how to assess a niche market and build an effective marketing campaign for big results.

    11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Brown Room

    Eric Thompson - Wrangling the Power Personality

    How to get control of the Power Personality client so that you can be more helpful to them (and so you can put some sanity back into your life).

  • Afternoon
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Keynote Speaker Ryan Avery - Go From A to THE®: Stop Being A Leader. Start Being THE Leader!

    Today’s world is competitive, innovative, and seriously fast-paced. When we are serious about growing our business, it is no longer acceptable to offer A product, A solution or even A leader. Today’s consumers, employees and followers want THE product, THE solution, and THE leader to follow. When we want to eliminate our competition, set record sales, motivate others to action and produce solutions that matter, it’s time to go from A to THE.

    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    Cross & Rodenberger Room

    Evelyn Pulido - Homesnap Pro 101 – Top Tools to Master in Minutes

    Tackle the issues that are core to your business!! Tips, Tricks and best practices for mastering the top tools within Homesnap Pro. Carving out a few minutes to learn these tools will change your daily habits, making you more efficient and productive in your business while on the go.

    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    Sandhouse Room

    Aaron Lebovic - 7 Ways to Explode Spring and Summer Sales

    In real estate – what you do now affects your income in 3 months. In this class you’ll learn the key mega-agent foundational strategies for success AND 7 additional super-smart activities you can do to make sure your production (and bank account) get a boost for the spring and summer seasons!

    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    Beard Room

    Chris Hardy - Want More Business? Marry High Tech with High Touch!

    Humans Are Wired for Relationships: This session explores how to leverage technology to be in front of more referrals from the absolute best referral source – your sphere of consciousness!! Take a look at the psycho-social connection of “Dunbar’s Number” and whether your prospecting is focused on the right people.

    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    Brown Room

    Pam Cass - Ninja Selling Build a Smart Business

    Ninja selling is made up of 3 success keys. Your mindset, your skillset and your action. This class will walk you through the 3 keys giving you tools to help you start to build a smart business. One that is sustainable and can help you increase your income per hour.

    2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
    Internet Cafe

    Kyle Snyder - The Future of e-Signings

    With the increased security and e-Notary approval the future of e-Signings and e-Closings is fast approaching. Technology advancements have improved the ability of lenders and title companies to participate in this long-awaited process enhancement.

    2:40 pm - 3:00 pm
    Internet Cafe

    Micah Noyes - Video Marketing – Next Level Open Houses

    This session will show you how to create a first class open house live video. Micah will introduce and demonstrate this revolutionary platform. Your videos will never look better!

    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    South Hall

    Regional Top Producers - Top Producers Panel

    Bob Sutton will moderate a panel of Top Producers in Northern Colorado who will share insights on how to succeed in real estate.

    Panel will feature: Mary Colwell – LAR, Robert Crow – FCBR, June Lemming  – GARA

    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Sandhouse Room

    Rich Sands - Creating Listing Abundance

    The perfect listing scenario shows you as the uber-skilled Disc Jockey, working the levers to produce a magical sound. Overuse one lever at the expense of another, forget to use one at all; the result isn’t quite the same. In this FAST PACED 50 minutes, we will learn to control the five levers of listing abundance: Mindset, Attraction, Knowledge, EQ, and Presentation delivery (included are the 4 listing presentations you MUST have in your repertoire). Rookie or crusty veteran? Young or not so Young? You will leave this session ready to Create Listing Abundance.

    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Beard Room

    Chalice Springfield - 7 Ways to Supersize Your Sphere

    Taking care of your sphere of influence is one of the most important, high-payoff activities to generate business! This session will show you 7 specific ways that you can “supersize” your relationship and business activities with your sphere.

    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Brown Room

    Anthony Meisner - Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Future of Real Estate

    This class will educate you on how cryptocurrency works and how it affects the real estate industry, along with basic understanding of the blockchain concept that will change our industry.

    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cross & Rodenberger Room

    Scott Peterson and Damian Cox - Risk Management Potpourri

    Fun and engaging facilitated discussion of current state and national risk management topics with Scott Peterson and Damian Cox.

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    - After Hours Networking Event

    Appetizer – Cash Bar – Prizes

Platinum Level

Industry Partners

Swag Bags Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Internet Café