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Ready. Set. Boston!

Wednesday 08 August 2018

The Realtor Conference and Expo is back for 2018, and this year, NAEA Propertymark Regional Executive Kirsty Finney wants you to go with her!

Kirsty will be heading to Boston, Massachusetts in November for the largest annual event for real estate professionals, the National Association of Realtors' Conference & Expo.

Spanning four days and with 20,000 professionals from over 60 countries expected to attend, the event is packed with educational workshops and innovative seminars - you can check out the full schedule here. And it doesn't stop there, there is also a huge exhibition which boasts over 400 exhibitors!

For $450 (which is the equivalent to around £350) you'll receive a Premier Access Pass for the conference, which includes unlimited access to all education sessions and the expo floor on all four days of the event, access to Saturday’s General Session and Sunday’s Inspirational Program and Celebrity Concert, plus International Realtor Membership.

Package Price through Expedia (all prices including flights & accommodation are based on 1 person per room):

  • Boston Park Plaza - £1495
  • The Godfrey Hotel Boston - £1823
  • Copley Sq Hotel - £1461
  • Hotel 140 - £1279

Package Price through Virgin Holidays (all prices including flights & accommodation are based on 1 person per room):

  • Hyatt Boston Harbour - £1198
  • Boston Park Plaza - £1232
  • Kimpton Onyx Hotel - £1435
  • Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill - £1642

Alternatively, you can book your hotel and flights separately. Sound like too much effort? Well don't worry, because Kirsty has done the leg work for you!

Flights departing from London Heathrow to Boston Logan International, MA on 1 November 2018 at 09:20, arriving in Boston, MA13:19 (local time) and returning from Boston Logan International, MA to London Heathrow on 6 November 2018 at 21:45 (local time), landing in London at 09:05 will cost you around £300. Individual hotel prices are below:

  • Sheraton Boston Hotel (NAR Co-Headquarter) - £1962.85
  • Westin Copley Place Boston (NAR/International Headquarter) £2162.55
  • Aloft Boston Seaport - £1375.15
  • Royal Sonesta hotel - £890 per room
  • Hyatt Regency Cambridge - £1078 per room
  • Boston Park Plaza - £1030 per room

Please note that all prices were correct at time of publishing, however are subject to change.

Speaking about the event, Kirsty said: “This will be my second year attending the Realtors Conference and the highlight for me will definitely be picking up some fresh marketing ideas. The way they do business in the US is very different to the UK, and the conference is a chance to expand your global learning and get a greater picture of the realtor market as a whole.

“It's also a great opportunity to network and make new real estate contacts from all over the world. From my trip to Chicago last year I met clients who have since invested in the Belfast area whose properties I now manage, so attending the event has been so beneficial for me.”

But it doesn't have to be all business, whilst you're there, why not take a whistle-stop tour of the local area - find out how the Boston Tea Party changed the course of American History, or head over to Fenway Park to hit a few home runs!

For more information about event or if you have any questions about travel arrangements, please contact Kirsty Finney directly.