2020 Broker Summit

2020 Broker Summit


Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. EST
Event: 9:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

University of Louisville, Shelby Campus
Founders Union Building
450 N. Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY




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

Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided!

General Information: 

The 2020 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: 

  • Today's top marketing techniques
  • The world of iBuyers: understanding how iBuyers are changing the real estate market
  • Legislative issues that can impact real estate
  • 2020 Mortgage trends and financing options for clients
  • Hot topics in brokers risk reduction
  • E&O coverages and things not covered by your insurance
  • Understanding ethical dilemmas with advertising and social media use
  • Top Kentucky regulatory changes brokers must be aware of
  • Networking and idea exchange



3x Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Business & Real Estate Investor

Abhi has been investing in real estate since 2002, and currently acquires performing assets in the southeast United States. He is Chief Investment Officer of Summit & Crowne, an Atlanta real estate investment firm. With a passion for the healthcare education space, Abhi has grown 4 startups with the most recent being NPHub. This startup launched in Q2 2017 and now serves 1,000+ nurse practitioner students with revenue growth projected to be $2M+ in the first 2 years in business.

His experience in radio is extensive beginning with Real Estate Deal Talk, followed by his daily, live Abhi Golhar Show on 1190 WAFS Atlanta, and subsequently being dubbed the Host of the Think Realty Podcast. He has been excerpted by CNBC, TheStreet, BankRate, and published in Forbes, Inc.,The Huffington Post, and Inman. (Abhi’s Articles) Industry magazines such as Think Realty and Private Lender often cover Abhi and his insights into the real estate industry and its happenings. Abhi speaks regularly at conferences nationwide and internationally (most notably in Shanghai) about business, entrepreneurship, and investing.

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Nobu Hata is the Director of Industry Outreach and Engagement Strategy for the National Association of REALTORS®. An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu is a student of marketing, communications trends, social media, and technology in the real estate industry, having implemented and adapted various new school techniques to his successful brick and mortar business in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Edina Realty until July 2012.

An accidental speaker, instructor, and volunteer member leader since 2009 (NAR YPN, Communications, Equal Opportunity/Diversity, Strategic Planning Committees), Nobu brings to NAR a skill set that includes insight and context of agent, brokerage, and association issues up the pipeline, and delivers value-added information down, both in-person and through the digital domain.


Leigh York is a third generation real estate licensee. She grew up around real estate agents and builders. Leigh loves real estate and is extremely passionate about quality education to other agents and associations… And while it may seem that Leigh lives and breaths real estate, she is also the consummate lover of Cabernets – the dryer the better, has an obsession with dark chocolate, adores Great Danes and Mastiffs, enjoys a beautiful day on the back of a Harley Davidson, and has a love affair with Randy her husband of over 20 years. Leigh is an agent, broker and previously a general manager as well. Leigh is passionate and enthusiastic about the real estate industry. Her service to the real estate industry is impactful and extensive. Over the years Leigh has served on numerous state, local and national association of REALTORS® Committees, PAGs, task forces, councils and Boards and is currently a member of the Broker/Lawyer Committee for the Texas Real Estate Commission. Leigh brings high standards and professionalism to all she does. She has been teaching real estate, professional standards and motivational classes since 2000. She is a past recipient of the, Texas REALTORS’ award for Instructor of the Year. She was also Chairperson of the 2019 NAR Professional Standards Committee as well as local REALTOR of the Year, twice! Her classes are informative, interactive and high energy. Taking a class from Leigh will give attendees industry insight, boots on the ground experience and tremendous enthusiasm for real estate!



Katie Garrity is the Associate Counsel, National Association of REALTORS®. Joined NAR in July 2019. Previously, Katie practiced real estate and corporate law at both large and boutique law firms in Chicago. She uses her knowledge of commercial transactions to negotiate contracts on behalf of NAR, to support NAR’s leasing matters, and to assist with various investment opportunities. Katie also focuses on general corporate matters and risk management issues. She works closely with the REALTOR® Benefits Program to make valued products available to NAR Members. Katie received a B.S. degree in psychology, with a minor in business administration from Eastern Illinois University and a J.D. degree from Indiana University. She is admitted to the state bar of Illinois.


Jeff Ratanapool
Jason Vaughn
John McCarthy
Cindy Grissom


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration & Refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Art Reed

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM
Legislative Update
John McCarthy

9:25 AM - 10:00 AM
Mortgage Market Check-in 2020
Jeff Ratanapool

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
15 Minute Break/Networking

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Broker of Tomorrow, Today
Nobu Hata

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Networking Lunch

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Top Regulations Brokers Must Know
Jason Vaughn

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Risky Business: What you need to know about E&O coverage
Cindy Grissom

1:15 PM - 1:25 PM
10 Minute Snack Break/Networking

1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
How iBuyers Can Make You More Money
Abhi Golhar 

2:25 PM - 2:40 PM
15 Minute Snack Break/Networking

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Manage Your Risk: Unique Challenges for Brokers
Katie Garrity

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM
Aces & Eights
Leigh York


Homewood Suites by Hilton Louisville-East​

9401 Hurstbourne Trace, Louisville, Kentucky 4022 (Directions)

Room rates are $119/night - $129/night.
Room Blocks Close on March 15th
Hotel Includes: Free parking, all suites come with fully-equipped kitchens and enjoy a free hot breakfast, which is available in the lodge

To reserve a room, use the hotel booking link below or call (502) 429-9070 with the group code: KYR
Reserve Your Room Here

Other hotel options close by:

Springhill Suites Louisville Hurstbourne
10101 Forest Green Blvd Louisville KY 40223
# (502) 326-3895

Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville East
about $148/night
#(502) 425-1821

Hyatt Place Louisville-East
about $109/night
#(502) 426-0119

Home2 Suites by Hilton Louisville East/Hurstbourne
about $130/night
#(502) 326-3824

Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville East
about $143/night
#(502) 426-9191


Registration Fees

General Registration
Mediators & Ombudsman
  • 2020 Mediators
  • 2020 Ombudsman
  • Registration date on or before 3/09/2020
KRI Trustees
  • 2020 KRI Trustees
  • Registration date on or before 3/09/2020
Association Executives
  • 2020 Local Board AE's
  • Registration date on or before 3/09/2020
Group Registration
  • Group of 2 or more
    • Need to call for 6+ registrations
  • Registration date on or before 3/09/2020

Early Bird Single Registration

  • Registration date on or before 3/09/2020
Standard Registration
  • Registration date on or before 4/16/2020


Onsite Single Registration
  • Registration date on or after 4/20/2020

*You will have the opportunity to register as a single or a group registration. You must be the card holder to book this registration. Prior to registration, you will want to obtain each attendees Kentucky Real Estate License number(s) as it is required to register. For any group registrations over 6+ attendees, please contact KRI to place the registration over the phone at 859.309.6059.

*Registration closes 3 days prior to the start of the event

*Group Rates and Early Bird ends on 3/9/2020 at 11:59 pm EST.

*Ombudsman, Mediators, KRI Trustees and AE's will be given a seperate registration link. Special rates end on 3/9/2020 at 11:59 pm EST. Contact KRI (kri@kyrealtors.com) if you can not find the email containing the registration link.

Cancellation Fee

Cancel On or Before Refund Cancellation Fee
4/13/2019 100% $80.00/attendee
Cancellations are NOT allowed after 4/14/2019

If an attendee cancels his/her registration, 4 or more business days before the event, a refund will be given minus a cancellation fee. The refund request MUST be submitted in writing via email to: kri@kyrealtors.com. If an attendee cancels his/her registration less than 4 business days before the event, there will be no refund. Registrations are NOT Transferable

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.