2015 REALTORS® Conference: Branding and Technology

Branding and technology is the core theme of the conference. Keynote address fromBill Rancic, New York Times bestselling author, the original Apprentice winner, and host of the Food Network’s Kitchen Casino.

The conference will also feature a presentation from Xplode Lab, a group that specializes in real estate marketing.

For the first time, Xplode Lab speakers will demonstrate their proven model for building the most powerful, marketing-based, technology-driven real estate sales business. You’ll learn the critical elements you need to win big in today’s complex real estate business. 

The other session will focus on marketing practices and technology tools to improve your business. Marketing and technology in real estate are constantly changing. What worked yesterday won’t work tomorrow. The Xplode Lab speakers will give you key insights to current marketing practices that will help you with your business.

Rancic continued to work for The Trump Organization for two years and has built several winning businesses on his own. Today, Bill spends time speaking to businesses and organizations around the world about how to succeed as an entrepreneur and the ups and downs he has encountered on his road to success.

Bill makes regular appearances on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs such as Today, The View, Rachael Ray and various CNBC programs to talk to viewers about business and entrepreneurship. He also regularly appears in many major national, regional and local print outlets throughout North America.

A published author of a New York Times bestselling book, Bill wrote You’re Hired: How To Succeed In Business And Life. This book chronicles Bill’s successful life, experience and proven advice. He continued to make a name for himself as an author by writing Beyond the Lemonade Stand to help educate and motivate young people worldwide about the value of money and how to leverage skills, talents and abilities at an early age. All proceeds from the sale of this book have gone to charity. Bill has also co-authored I Do…Now What with his wife Giuliana Rancic where they share secrets to everlasting love.

After graduating cum laude from Loyola University, Bill went on to become a successful entrepreneur when he founded Cigars Around The World, a monthly online subscription-based retailer that became a multi-million dollar enterprise.

Today he is one of the most sought after motivational speakers on the subject of entrepreneurship and business, sharing his entertaining lessons that vary from a pancake business he started with his grandmother at age 10 to his current multi-million dollar real estate enterprise in Chicago.

Highly engaged in charitable activities, Bill is involved with organizations in Haiti, building homes for victims of the earthquake. He is also an active board member for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

In April 2014, Rancic began hosting the Food Network competitive cooking series Kitchen Casino, where chefs participate in three casino-themed challenges in an attempt to win up to $30,000.

Charles Bilash

20 years in any industry is a feat. 20 plus and successful years in the evolving, and ultra competitive Vancouver real estate game is next level. Charles Bilash achieved this milestone in 2016, but if you ask him…he’s just getting started. Armed with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, a passion for innovation, and a megawatt smile, Charles has carved out a top spot among Vancouver’s elite (and most charming) agents. And this Presidents Club alumni has no plans to give up that post.

Since day one, Charles has sought out innovative ways to break the corporate mold. His strategy? To embrace the latest technology and think outside the real estate box. And now – with Team Blu backup– he’s also harnessing the power of creative collaboration to push the industry forward (and to better service his clients – of course!)

With experience comes wisdom, and Charles has learned that a fulfilling life is a balanced one. So when client care is complete, he directs his boundless energy towards his two beautiful kids Shriya and Jayden. Loving them and living large with his wing-woman (and fellow Blu Realtor) Candice is what gives this passionate realtor purpose. And for Charles Bilash, passion + purpose = another 20 successful years.