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FAQ

When and where is The Convention?

Dates: Wednesday, September 26 - Friday, September 28, 2018

Location: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, MI

The Convention gathers real estate professionals from across the state for three days of knowledge, networking and peer recognition. Attendees will receive a preview of the latest industry products and services at the Expo.


What are the registration fees?  

  • Early registration ends Thursday, August 30th
  • No refunds after Thursday, September 20.
  • Online registration closes at 5:00 PM Thursday, September 20.

Registration rates are:


Registration Category 

On or before
8/30

after 8/30
thru 9/20
 Onsite
Full Registration - Michigan Realtors® Member $210

$235

 $260
Full Registration - Non-Member  $260  $285  $310
First Time Attendee Michigan Realtors® Member *

 $160

 $190  $200
1 Day Registration - Thursday, September 27 only  $155  $185  $200
Guest - not involved in the real estate industry   $90  $90  $110
Exhibitor Registrations
(once exhibitor has utilized the complimentary registrations)
 $85  $95 $105

*rates subject to verification, should registration not qualify for discounted rate the current full registration rate will be charged.


How do I secure my hotel room?

Once you have registered to attend The Convention, you will receive a confirmation of your registration. The registration confirmation will include a link to make hotel accommodations with Grand Traverse Resort & Spa under the group rate. 

Detailed information about Grand Traverse Resort & Spa can be found by clicking the hotel tab at the top of this page.

Does my spouse/guest pay the same registration fee?

That will depend. If they will be participating in all convention events or are an industry professional, yes they pay the full registration rates. If they are only attending the social events and are not in the real estate industry they can attend at the guest rate of $90.00 pre-registered or $110 on-site.


Can I register online?

Yes! Registration for convention is only available online and opens in June. Click the Register button above to get started.


Can I register once I arrive at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa?

Yes, once you arrive, you will be welcomed by The Convention Registration Staff at The Convention Concierge Desk located in the lower level of the hotel near the meeting space. There you may register for The Convention onsite and you will be given your badge holder, program and other important convention materials. Admission to ALL functions is with your name badge ONLY and WILL be monitored. Registration is required to attend any and all events. Badges are not transferable.


What does the registration fee include?

The full registration fee will include all The Convention program activities with the exception of recreational activities or some invitation only events. This includes the Welcome Reception, Expo, knowledge sessions, Grand Assembly, networking breaks, lunch in the Expo on Thursday, Happy Hour in the Expo, Realtor® Royale and many opportunities for networking. The daily registration includes only that entire day's activities, except for invitation only events. 


Is there a mobile friendly schedule?

Yes, you can view the complete schedule on any mobile device or by using the event app, Crowdlink.


Is there an event app?

Yes! Download the Crowdlink app here, or search for it in your devices app store. 


Why should I download the app? 

In addition to the agenda and connecting with other event attendees you can receive special event updates in real time. Bonus: The app carries over to new Michigan Realtors® events! Multiple events, one great app! 


Where do the events take place?

All events are held at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Specific room locations may be found in the program book on site and on the mobile schedule.


What are the refund and cancellation policies?

Full refunds are granted if requests are received prior to August 30, 2018. There is a $40 administrative fee for cancellations on or after August 30, 2018 and before September 20, 2018. No refunds will be given after September 20, 2018


I can't come to The Convention after all. Can someone else in my office use my registration?

Transfer of registration is allowed under certain circumstance. Please contact Michigan Realtors® staff if you need to make a request for a transfer at 517-372-8890.


What is the attire?

Enjoy The Convention in business casual attire. Remember meeting space can vary in temperature so dress in layers for optimal comfort. Pack your comfortable shoes, there is a fair amount of walking.


Who attends?

The Convention is the premier real estate education and trade show event in the state of Michigan attended by Agents, Brokers and Appraisers in the residential and commercial areas who want to advance professionally. On average, over 1,100 attend.


Where do I find online nomination forms for ROTY and RAP Awards?

Online nomination forms will be available in June. Please check back for details.

For questions regarding ROTY and RAP Awards contact:

ROTY – Becky LaHaie
RAP – Theresa Gray

@ 517
. 372.8890