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Association business, real estate education and idea-sharing all part of the Sept. 7-11 big event

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Wayne Stroman of Stroman Realty in Conroe, TX attended the 2012 Texas REALTORS® Conference, September 7-11.

Shad Bogany, of Houston, was sworn in as the 2013 Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR) chairman of the board. Dan Hatfield, Comfort, and Scott Kesner, El Paso, were installed as TAR’s 2013 chairman-elect and 2013 secretary/treasurer, respectively. Also, the Texas Association of REALTORS® regional vice presidents for 2013 were sworn in. All the 2013 officers and regional vice presidents assume their positions on Jan. 1.

The Texas Association of REALTORS® moves its largest annual event to different cities around the state, but San Antonio is a favorite destination. “This year’s big event in Texas real estate was full of learning, networking and idea-sharing,” Joe Stewart, 2012 chairman, said. “Texas REALTORS® love visiting San Antonio—it’s the perfect place to bring it all together.”

Virgil Trower, of Odessa, and Rob Rayner, of Denton, were presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the Board of Directors Meeting. This award is given annually to Texas REALTORS® who have made significant industry contributions throughout their careers and have also been active in community organizations.

During the International Forum, Stroman as Chairman of the Houston Association of REALTORS® signed cross-border, business-building partnership agreements with several Mexican cities’ representatives. These mutual International Cooperation Agreements signed with AMPI, Mexico’s real estate association, provide for cooperation and collaboration in real estate throughout the region. See photos:


As a TAR Region 14 VP Stroman also attended the Executive Committee, Board of Director’s and several committee meetings during the trip in San Antonio.

The conference’s Opening Session featured Chris Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness, which was made into a film starring Will Smith. Gardner inspired the audience with his story of passionately pursuing dreams.

U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler addressed attendees at the Governmental Affairs Forum.

The Xplode Mind-Share, a one-day, technology-focused education event, provided business tips from top innovators in real estate. In addition, some of the industry’s finest instructors on technology, business management, ethics, commercial real estate, personal finance and many other topics taught courses during the conference. At the Trade Expo, more than 150 vendors touted their real estate-related products and services.

About the Texas Association of REALTORS®
With 80,000 members, the Texas Association of REALTORS® is a professional membership organization that represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. We advocate on behalf of Texas REALTORS® and private-property owners to keep homeownership affordable, protect private-property rights, and promote public policies that benefit homeowners. For more information, visit

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