2017 Realtor Summit Event in San Francisco

Yesterday afternoon I stepped out of the day-to-day business of real estate and attended the 2017 Realtor Summit, sponsored by Union Bank and presented by AREAA San Francisco-Peninsula. My thanks to both Union Bank and AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America) for providing a great educational event.

The Omni Hotel in the heart of the financial district of San Francisco was a wonderful venue, both for the meeting itself and the networking mixer with food and beverages which followed, courtesy of Union Bank. 

2017 Realtor Summit, Omni Hotel, SF

The program featured two main speakers. First, William Jansen, Attorney at Law and President of Broker Risk Management shared advice on how to avoid real estate pitfalls and gave us some legal updates. Then Oscar Wei, Senior Economist for the California Association of Realtors gave an economic forecast for our local Bay Area market, and how it compares to the state and the nation.

Some of my key take-aways, in addition to the fact that interest rates are likely to rise another .5% in 2017, are shown on the following pictures of slides from the meeting:

Affordability of homes by CA county

Years CA homeowner stay put

CA Baby Boomers aren't moving often

My thanks to Union Bank and AREAA for bringing this information to us. Staying abreast of trends and seeing what's expected in the near future helps me be a better Realtor® and bring more value to my clients.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547



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Comment balloon 10 commentsLottie Kendall • February 16 2017 05:31PM


Hi Lottie - this sounds like a great information for real estate and your attendance will help you become a great resource for your clients. 

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

Education is imperative in our business, and programs like the 2017 Realtor Summit is one good way to gain knowledge. Today I heard Carol Rodini speak -- she is always full of fabulous insight and data - she starts with the nation, then drills down to the state level and then to our local Bay Area economy and real estate. I never miss a chance to hear her.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Good afternoon Lottie. Some great information to incorporate in your presentations. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 3 years ago

Lottie Kendall Realtor summits are good events to attend.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 3 years ago

Hi Lottie glad to see you enjoying yourself at the Realtor Summit Event in San Francisco.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago


 Good information and it sounds like a great meeting to have attended! I hope you guys had a great day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 3 years ago

Hi Wayne Martin - lots of great information was presented; much of it will help me help my clients better

John Pusa - staying abreast of market changes is essential in our business.

Hi Noah Seidenberg - I attend seminars like this one throughout the year and always come away with a few "ah-ha" moments.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Hi Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - Rachael and I had a great time at the Realtor Summit -- we learned a lot and chatted with some great people.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

WOW! Those are some interesting charts! Especially the last two! I'm glad you got to attend the summit. I always feel energized when I attend my local ones. But of course, I'm very interested in knowing what's going on in other States too. I'm also glad to know you had a great time! 

Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

Since I work with quite a few Seniors, I found those two charts of special interest, too, Patricia Feager - they didn't surprise me but seeing it laid out in a visual manner brought it to life.


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago