2019 Spring Broker Summit

2019 Spring Broker Summit


8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
The Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Room: Crystal Ballroom - 3rd Floor




KY CE - 6 hours (3 hours law)
GRI - 8 Elective hours
Broker Electives - 8 Elective hours 

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided!


General Information: 

The 2019 Kentucky Broker Summit is the only statewide broker training event in Kentucky. With the market changing rapidly, it’s important to adapt, and adopt, in order to give yourself a competitive edge. As Kentucky real estate brokers, managers and owners, the Kentucky REALTOR® Institute strives to offer you the most essential and current information on industry issues and trends to help your business prosper. The Summit will offer national speakers and discussion sessions to help keep you on top of your game.By attending this event, you will find answers to your questions. You can connect with the best in the industry and find ways to improve your business immediately. Now is the best time to further your real estate knowledge base.

Here are a few of the key objectives for the event: 

  • Savy social media techniques
  • Your legal questions answered, top legal issues in KY
  • Legislative issues that can impact real estate and how elections are playing a role
  • 2019 Mortgage trends and financing options for clients
  • Learn about the hot issues in real estate
  • Running a sucessful virtual team
  • E&O coverages and things not covered by your insurance
  • Understanding ethical dilemmas with advertising and social media use
  • Networking and idea exchange

The Boom Team

Megan & Todd Ferris, and Terry Waggoner

Todd and Megan Ferris and Terry Waggoner are the owners/operators of Ferris Property Group, a dynamic real estate team in the greater Indianapolis area. Consistently ranked as top producers in their market, they run the largest team in FC Tucker Company—Indiana’s largest real estate brokerage. The trio trains, coaches, and teaches agents throughout the country—both at individual brokerages,  and the industry’s top conferences and events, while still staying active as real estate agents, working in the trenches with buyers and sellers day in, day out.

In May 2016, they began hosting the well-known Boom Real Estate Podcast on iTunes, where they train agents to have amazing businesses and amazing lives. Since the podcast’s inception, Todd, Terry and Megan have played host to the top names in the real estate world—Leigh Brown, Tom Ferry, Patrick Lilly, Seth Price, and many more.

Best known around the country for their creativity, innovation, next-level marketing, culture building, and social media presence, Todd, Megan, and Terry believe in breaking out of the box in order to build incredible businesses—and helping other agents do the same. The group’s chemistry dates back to the college days, where they met and grew to be great friends. This chemistry, humor, and success are the cornerstone of their professional and personal lives, and their passion comes through each and every time they take the stage. Groups large and small have thoroughly enjoyed their presentation style and content, and leave feeling empowered, motivated, and ready to take action.


Carrie Little

Carrie is a Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategist for the Real Estate Industry. She speaks locally, at the State and National Level. Carrie has authored three Continuing Education courses for the state of Illinois. “Social Media & License Law, Digital Marketing & Analytics and E-signatures and Cloud Storage-the Paperless class.   As a continuing education instructor and contract trainer with Midwest Real Estate Data she has educated thousands of real estate professionals using the best MLS tools available in the United States. In addition to speaking on a National and Regional Platform she is a Blogger for the REALTOR ®Party Convention held annually in Washington DC and at the National REALTOR® Convention for the National Association of REALTORS®.  Featured speaker for the National Association of REALTORS 2016 AND 2017 on  Big Data.

Carrie Bey-Little is an active member of MORe-Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, IAR, NAHREP, NAR and the 2017 Women’s Council of REALTORS® Illinois President. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and will Graduate with her M.S. in Digital Marketing & Analytics, December 2015.  She is also Docusign, Google Analytics and HootSuite Certified. Carrie is driven to motivate others to dream big and reach their personal and professional goals. Check out the August 11th, 2014 Chicago Agent Magazine where Carrie was featured on the cover, “Bringing Technology and Traditional Marketing together.”  


Bruce Aydt


Bruce Aydt is a REALTOR®, attorney and educator from St. Louis, Missouri.  As a second generation REALTOR®, Bruce grew up in the real estate business and has worked in virtually every aspect of real estate companies.  Bruce has been in management as well as in-house legal counsel to companies for over 30 years. Bruce has been involved in REALTOR® Association work for almost his entire career.   He has served as President of both the Missouri Association of REALTORS® and the St. Louis Association of REALTORSâ. Bruce has chaired the NAR Professional Standards Committee, Legal Action Committee and State Leadership Forum and received the National Association’s Distinguished Service Award.  He is a nationally recognized educator on real estate issues and is the regular columnist on ethics issues for REALTOR® Magazine. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Lisa and has two grown children.



Jason Vaughn


Vaughn, a lawyer with Vaughn & Smith, PLLC in Louisville, serves as KYR's legal counsel and serves as the instructor for KYR’s professional standards training. His reviews come back overwhelmingly positive with attendees saying he worked through and clarified common issues they didn’t realize were ethics violations but also violations of the law. By focusing on real estate litigation, the firm has managed to create a practice niche that had previously never been filled. Many firms have offered litigation services to clients with real estate related issues, but only Vaughn & Smith, PLLC has specifically trained its litigation attorneys for this exact purpose. The attorneys at Vaughn & Smith, PLLC constantly monitor the real estate industry as a whole, as well as any and all changes in the law that may affect it. They have intimate knowledge of commercial and residential real estate transactions and can utilize this base of knowledge when representing their client's interests.

Jeff Ratanapool


Jeff Ratanapool is the COO of Century Mortgage Company where he has closed loans totaling over $800 million since 1987. He joined Century Mortgage in 1997 and opened the first satellite office in Lexington, KY in March of 1998. Jeff is a committed businessman and family man with a wife and two daughters. He is extremely disciplined, focused and makes time for the important things.He has been a GRI instructor for over 10 years and a continuing education instructor for some of the largest local associations in Kentucky.







Other Speakers Include:

Cindy Grissom
John McCarthy
NAR Broker Involvement Spokesperson


7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration & Refreshments

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome & Introductions with Association Update

8:10 AM - 8:30 AM
Legislative Update

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Three V’s: Vision, Value, VIPs

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Legal Questions Answered: Top Legal Issues In KY

10:15 AM - 10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM
Kentucky Real Estate Commission

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Real Estate on Purpose: Systems for Success

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Networking Lunch

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
E&O - Common Claims and Case Studies

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
Running a Successful Virtual Team

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Mortgage Market Check-in 2019

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
The Socially Savvy Broker

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
REALTOR® Party/Broker Involvement Program

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Think Before You Post & Procuring Cause


The Brown Hotel

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (Directions)

Room rates are $163/night.
Broker Summit Specials: Parking is complimentary to hotel guests. Non-hotel guests receive 25% off parking

To reserve a room, use the hotel booking link below or call (888) 888-5252 with the group code: 04222019KYRI
Reserve Your Room Here

Other hotel options close by:

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown
about $174/night
#(502) 584-5175

Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown
about $179/night
#(502) 813-3800

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
about $151/night
#(502) 585-3200

Louisville Marriott Downtown
about $239/night
#(502) 627-5045


Registration Fees

General Registration
  • 2019 Mediators
  • 2019 Ombudsman
KRI Trustees
  • 2019 KRI Trustees

EarlyBird Single Registration

  • Registration date on or before 3/23/2019
Standard Registration Fee
  • Registration date on or before 4/22/2019


Onsite Single Registration
  • Registration date on or after 4/23/2019


Cancellation Fees

Cancel On or Before Refund Cancellation Fee
3/23/2019 100% $60.00
4/22/2019 100% $80.00
Cancellations are NOT allowed after 4/22/2019

Exceptions to this policy due to extenuating circumstances may be made at the discretion of the Education Director. Please contact us if you need to cancel because of a special situation.











Rice Insurance Services Company, LLC
The Rice family and their colleagues have specialized in state-mandated real estate E&O programs since 1989. We provide the group policies in 12 of the 13 states that have group programs and require real estate licensees to maintain insurance. We also provide an independent program in one mandated state. The insurance carrier is Continental Casualty Company, a CNA insurance company, rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. CNA has more than 50 years of experience in E&O programs, including over 20 years in real estate E&O. CNA is the top provider of real estate liability insurance, delivering more than 100 years of experience, industry knowledge, and financial strength to manage even the most complex risks.