The big annual convention for the National Association of Realtors kicks off tonight in Las Vegas. Among those scheduled to perform at the four day conclave: comedian Bill Cosby, singer James Taylor and football coach Lou Holtz. The Realtors could use a little breather. Through the end of September home sales were running about 19% below the level of last year.
The scheduled panels reflect the current business climate. Among them: Evolving Your Company In A Changing World, Ten Steps To Success In A Softer Market and Marketing Without Money.
The Realtors celebrate their 100-year anniversary this year. I expect they’ll survive for another century. As if to emphasize that point, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is addressing the group on Thursday. She’ll speak on Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln.