Illinois REALTORS® will play a variety of roles in the REALTOR® Conference & Expo, which officially kicks off Friday in Boston and continues through Monday.

Some REALTORS® are delivering programs and presentations while others will participate in state and regional governmental affairs and advocacy meetings. Still others will be seeking information as students who want to help their businesses overcome specific obstacles or flourish like never before. Among the Illinois REALTORS® scheduled to conduct presentations are:

  • Chicago Association of REALTORS® President Tommy Choi of Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park,
  • Shay Hata of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff in Chicago,
  • Marki Lemons Ryhal of Exit Strategy Realty in Chicago,
  • Andy Velkme of Caton Commercial Real Estate in Naperville,
  • Deena Zimmerman of Sperry Van Ness in Chicago.

Choi and Hata will be part of a panel discussion with five other real estate professionals titled, “NARTalks with Top Producers.” Lemons Ryhal will present “Power of Photos Leveraging Instagram for Maximum Visibility,” “Digital Marketing/Social Media: 10 Photo Tools to Increase Leads,” and “Timely Techniques to Generate Buyer Leads Quickly.” Velkme will present: “How Advancements & Disruption in the Global Commercial Real Estate Industry Can Benefit You.” Zimmerman’s presentation will be: “Not Your Father’s Commercial Real Estate: How Technology & Other Mega-trends are Combining to Level the Playing Field.”

Don’t miss Conference Live bloggers from Illinois

Lemons Ryhal is one of seven Illinois REALTORS® who are sharing what they’re experiencing via the National Association of REALTORS® Conference Live website. Other members include: Matt Difanis, Judy Gibbons, Shay Hata, Carrie Little, Alex Ruggieri and Christopher Tenggren. Read more about them here.

Nearly 20,000 REALTORS® and guests expected to visit downtown Boston for the conference, which is spread out over numerous hotels. The expo kicks off Friday at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.