Plug in to the most energized REALTOR® event of the year

April 4 - Sheraton Omaha Hotel - 3 hours CAT

2019 Schedule 

Registration with coffee and light breakfast starts at 7:30 am


8:00 - Thriving in a Transitional Market 

Local broker panel


Grand Prize Drawing #1


9:15 - Power Station One

1. Homesnap app - getting started

The #1 mobile app is provided with your Paragon MLS subscription. Use it to turn prospects into connected clients

2. Building and managing a profitable team 

Three of the top team leaders in the area on what you need to do (or not do) to create a productive team

3. Omaha Police Department - REALTOR® safety 

4. Building wealth with investment properties 

Use the real estate business to your advantage to create wealth 


10:15 - Power Station Two

1. In-depth market analytics

2. Nobu Hata - Marketing and Tech tips to build business
3. Tax Strategies for REALTORS®

Best practices to maximize tax benefits

4. Billy Riggs - Positively Magical Selling 

Make new sales appear out of thin air! Eliminate psychological barriers to achieve higher sales


11:15 - Power Station Three

1. Homesnap app - increasing business

Interactive Q&A session hosted by Homesnap Pro

2. How team members build their personal brand 

Build your brand and stand out as an individual even when you are part of a team

3. Geofencing and digital marketing 

Brand yourself, market your properties, and stand out in the industry using these print and digital resources

4. Billy Riggs - Extreme Customer Service 

Make new customers appear like magic! Improve and energize customer interactions



12:00 - Networking Lunch 

Buffet Lunch with roundtable discussions

12:30 - Keynote Speakers

Dr Lawrence Yun with Nobu Hata


Grand Prize Drawing #2


2:00 - Power Station Four

1. CRS Data - MLS power tool 

2. Nobu Hata and Jacy Riedmann - Value of Video and Rich Media

3. Starting a real estate investment business

How to increase your productivity tenfold

4. Jeremy Witmer, FBI - cybersecurity and your business

Learn these vital tips to keep you and your clients safe 


3:00 - How to achieve the impossible! 

Billy Riggs


4:00 - Hot Circuit Reception

Network with today’s speakers and exhibitors

Appetizers and beverages


Grand Prize Drawing #3

Keynote Speakers





Dr. Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®. As a sought-after speaker, who frequently appears on national programming including CSPAN, CNN and Fox News, you won’t want to miss Dr. Yun’s analysis of the real estate market in the year ahead.




Nobu Hata is a real estate industry veteran and a student of marketing, communications trends, social media, and technology. Now the NAR Director of Member Engagement, Nobu brings insight and context of agent and brokerage issues and delivers valuable information.  As one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders, Nobu’s comments will also add value to your business in 2019.




Billy Riggs is more than a mere speaker, entertainer, magician, motivator or comedian. His blend of oratory, content, practical takeaways, comedy and magic is perhaps unrivalled in the speaking profession. There are many great speakers, hundreds of great magicians, and thousands of great comedians, but no one does all three so well.

Broker Panel

 Andy Alloway became the owner and designated broker of what is now Nebraska Realty in 2009.  He has served on a variety of committees and boards since becoming a REALTOR®. Andy is a Past OABR President and Local board Treasurer, a Golden R RPAC Investor, an RPAC Hall of Fame inductee and an NRA Distinguished Service Award winner.  He is the current NRA Treasurer and will be NRA President-Elect in 2020 and sits on the board for the new Regional MLS. 

Lisa Ritter has been the Broker / Owner of RE/MAX Results for the last 7 years and a REALTOR® for 17. She is a 7 Time Best of Omaha Award Winner for the Real Estate Agent Category. She was the 2012 OABR President, 2014 OABR REALTOR® of the year, 2015 Nebraska REALTORS® President, and recipient of the 2018 OABR Service to Nebraska REALTORS® Award.

Mike Riedmann grew up in Omaha and graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School. He has been a licensed REALTOR® since graduating from Wayne State College in 1976. After a successful sales associate career, Mike was named the Sales Manager of the NP Dodge Company's Dodge Street office in 1990. In 1993, Mike was promoted to President and General Sales Manager of NP Dodge Residential Sales Division. Mike and his wife, Cokie, have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Power Station Speakers

Brent Blythe has been helping families & individuals buy and sell residential Real Estate in the Omaha Metro for over 30 Years! Winner of Best of Omaha 2016 - 2019. His team helps over 160 families buy and sale per year. In 2018 his team closed and pended forty-two million volume. Over 12 years, his team has been in the Top 10 Teams/Individuals at CBSHOME Real Estate in the Omaha Metro for Volume Sold/Pending. 

Adam Briley is the team leader of The Briley Team. Adam's passion lies in encouraging the team to succeed and to provide the best client experience possible. With a mind for business and a serious work ethic, he sets the bar high as far as real estate agents go. Adam has been in the industry for twelve years now so his experience is hard to beat. Giving back is a must for Adam rather that is with his clients, agents or community. He is a firm believer that sharing knowledge or your time is what keeps you motivated to keep growing yourself.  

Jeff Cohn is the host of The Team Building Podcast, was awarded #1 team leader nationally at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and is the CEO of Elite Real Estate Systems. He’ll share the exact business plan he implemented which helped his team grow from 70 to over 700 transactions in six years making them the top-selling team in Nebraska 5 years in a row.

Devin Crinklaw has worked abroad as part of a training team in Brazil for LE/Mil Special Operations personnel, and on protection details in North Africa and the Middle East. He is considered a subject matter expert by the State Department in areas including Firearms, Arrest and Control, Combatives, and Edged Weapons. He has prepared personnel for high-risk deployments to Haiti, Bosnia, and Afghanistan.

Sherri Hinkel is passionate about helping people through her job as a REALTOR® an former nurse. Her business is based on open, honest communication and superior customer service. Sherri is a business owner who has worked in the housing industry fror over 20 years. She is trained in Supreme Court Mediation, relocation, and safety. Her designations include: GRI, CRS, CREN, SRES, and RENE.

Karen Jennings As a passionate and persistent realtor, Karen’s experience includes Corporate & Military Relocation, Single Family homes, New Construction, Acreages, Farms, and Commercial properties. Karen has been selling real estate since 2002 and am licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, Omaha Area Board of Realtors, Great Plains Multiple Listing Service, Midlands Regional Commercial Information Exchange, and Nebraska Real Estate Association.

Debbie McChesney is the Director of Classified Advertising at the Omaha World-Herald. 

Douglas Morris is a native of Ralston, NE. Doug attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in Spring of 2015. Doug then went on to earn his Master of Accountant from UNO in Spring of 2016 and his license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Spring of 2017. Doug has been in the accounting profession for five years, starting in grain accounting with Gavilon Group, LLC before making the switch to public accounting with McFarlin & Brokke, PC. Doug specializes in tax research, planning, and preparation and business consulting.

Mike Pettid is an Omaha native with 28 years of sales and marketing experience. Prior to real estate, he owned and operated a business and was awarded by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce as being on of the fastest growing privately held companies in Omaha. He has successfully helped over 600 buyers and sellers and specializes in new construction. His team has been ranked in the top 20 nationally for the last 11 years. 

Jeff Rensch is the leader of the Rensch Group and has remained one of Omaha’s top residential real estate brokers since starting in in the business 1986. Born and raised in Omaha, Jeff graduated with a Business Administration from USD in Vermillion and worked in the finance industry for 2 years before finding his passion in selling real estate. Jeff loves helping people through the process of selling or buying homes and has done so with hundreds and hundreds of families since 1986.

Jacy Riedmann is Vice President of Amoura Productions. Amoura Productions is a photography and video production company specializing in real estate, architecture, travel, and tourism media. She is an Inman News Ambassador for both the ICNY & ICSF conferences. Jacy is President of the Austin Young Real Estate Professionals (AYREP), the Texas YPN Education Chair, The Women's Council of REALTORS Austin Network marketing and Technology chairs, and is a committee member for both the Austin Board of REALTORS' Diversity Committee and the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS' YPN Committee. 

Julie Tartaglia  started her Real Estate Career in 2008 after over 20 years in the Beauty Salon Industry. Nearly 4 years after she entered Real Estate the opportunity knocked to start a team.  Tag Team had 5 original members (who are still on the team today), and has grown to 18 licensed agents and one administrative/social marketing assistant. Julie’s team is based firmly on the solid foundation of respect, knowledge, passion and integrity.  The sum is greater than the parts.  Julie believes it is a privilege and a gift, to lead and be a leader.

Fred Tischauer is an Associate Broker and active investor with over 45 years of experience. Fred has flipped over 150 properties and assisted clients to flip over 500. He is an active real estate coach and mentor and several of his clients have become millionaire real estate investors.

Melissa Travis grew up in Princeton, IL.  Melissa went to the University of Iowa and graduated from the Tippie College of Business with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship.  Melissa began her accounting career at McFarlin & Brokke, PC in 2007 and continues to work there as a public accountant.  Melissa is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.  Melissa specializes in QuickBooks troubleshooting, set-ups, conversions, and training.  Melissa is also skilled in Not-for-Profit auditing, tax planning, and tax preparation.

FBI Special Agent Jeremy Witmer earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado and has worked in security positions for a Department of Defense contractor and joined the FBI two years ago. He is assigned to the Cyber Security office in Omaha. That office covers security in Nebraska and in Iowa, where there are offices in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and the Quad Cities. Due to a promotion, the Des Moines office is currently covered by Omaha, but will soon be re-staffed. The Cyber Task Force is a partnership of local, state, and eighteen federal agencies as well as analysts, computer scientists, and personnel that concentrate on forensics.

Vendor Speakers