2018 Broker Summit

April 25, 2018
The Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

Registration closed 4/24/2018

Last updated 4/27/2018


Wednesday, April 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
The Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

Open to all agents and brokers! Group discounts offered!

Course Credit:

  • KY CE - 6 hours (3 hours law)
  • GRI - 8 Elective hours
  • Broker Electives - 8 Elective hours

The 2018 Kentucky Broker Summit is the only statewide broker training event in Kentucky. With the market changing rapidly, it’s important to adapt, and adopt, in order to give yourself a competitive edge.

As Kentucky real estate brokers, managers and owners, the Kentucky REALTOR® Institute strives to offer you the most essential and current information on industry issues and trends to help your business prosper. The Summit will offer national speakers and discussion sessions to help keep you on top of your game.

By attending this event, you will find answers to your questions. You can connect with the best in the industry and find ways to improve your business immediately. Now is the best time to further your real estate knowledge base.

Here are a few of the key objectives for the event: 
- Understanding violations in real estate practice regarding risk management
- Obtain more leads using today's social media techniques
- Your legal questions answered, top legal issues in KY
- Legislative issues that can impact real estate and how elections are playing a role
- 2018 Mortgage trends and financing options for clients
- Cybersecurity and how to protect your business
- Learn about the hot issues in real estate
- E&O coverages and things not covered by your insurance
- Networking and idea exchange

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided!


Trista Curzydlo , J.D.
With the knowledge you expect from an attorney and the sense of humor you wish your attorney had, Trista brings a fresh perspective to teaching continuing education classes for real estate licensees.  Her career as an attorney both in the courtroom and the Statehouse provides her with a strong grasp on the “why” behind difficult legal topics while her experience as Legal Counsel for a REALTORS® Association allows her to provide the “how” for risk management in a manner that everyone can grasp and enjoy.

Trista is a graduate of Washburn University and Washburn University, School of Law, where she was a member of the Washburn Law Journal. After serving as Assistant Legal Counsel to Kansas Governor Bill Graves, Trista joined the office of the District Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial District of Kansas as an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Consumer Fraud division.  From 2004 to January of 2010, Trista was the Government Affairs Director and Legal Counsel for the Wichita Area Association of REALTORS® and the South Central Kansas MLS, in Wichita, Kansas.  Trista is now the principal member of C4 Consulting, L.L.C. and is devoting her time to offering excellent educational opportunities for real estate licensees across the country.

Lee Davenport
Armed with degrees in business and legal studies, Dr. Lee Davenport is a real estate coach, thought leader and national speaker recognized by Inman News as one of the top 25 coaches. Additionally, Dr. Lee has article features in the Huffington Post, South Philly Review, Detroit News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, REALTOR® Magazine, Arizona Realtor Voice, and Inman News to name a few. She is affectionately known for helping audiences learn and apply technology to everyday real estate tasks. Connect with Dr. Lee online at http://www.LearnWithLee.REALTOR and #LearnWithLee.



Harry Borders
Harry graduated with honors from the University of Louisville with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988. He went on to graduate in the top 10% of his class at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Harry has practiced real estate law in his family firm of Borders & Borders in Louisville since 1991. The firm's focus is real estate closings, setting up small businesses, wills and estates. Harry and his firm make volunteer work a priority. Borders & Borders has closed every single closing for both Habitat for Humanity of Louisville and the Fuller Center For Housing of Louisville since both organizations have begun. In addition, Harry travels annually to Central America to build homes for families in need. Harry has taught real estate law to Realtors® throughout Kentucky for nearly 20 years. He consistently receives very high praise from his students. Harry's goal is to keep Realtors® up to date on the constant changes in the industry while making the time pass quickly with his enthusiasm and humor. You will come away from his classes with many new skills and hopefully a few laughs at the same time.

Jeff Ratanapool
Jeff Ratanapool is the COO of Century Mortgage Company where he has closed loans totaling over $800 million since 1987. He joined Century Mortgage in 1997 and opened the first satellite office in Lexington, KY in March of 1998. Jeff is a committed businessman and family man with a wife and two daughters. He is extremely disciplined, focused and makes time for the important things.He has been a GRI instructor for over 10 years and a continuing education instructor for some of the largest local associations in Kentucky.






Other speakers include:
Diane Disbrow 
Melanie Wyne
Cindy Grisson
John McCarthy
Tom Holobowski


The Brown Hotel
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 (Directions)

Room rates are $159/night.

To reserve a room, use the hotel booking link below or call (888) 888-5252 with the group code: 042418KYREAL

Reserve Your Room Here

Other hotel options close by:

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown
about $188/night
#(502) 584-5175

Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown
about $166/night
#(502) 813-3800

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
about $170/night
#(502) 585-3200

Louisville Marriott Downtown
about $179/night
#(502) 627-5045

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We make every effort to provide an accurate schedule as early as possible, but changes happen. The meeting schedule is always subject to change. Please check back often to make sure you have the latest meeting schedule.

Wednesday April 25
8:00–8:30 amRegistration & Refreshments
8:30–8:40 amWelcome & Introductions with Association Update

Steve Cline, 2018 KYR President

8:40–9:00 amLegislative Update

John McCarthy, McCarthy Strategic Solutions

9:00–9:20 amE&O Insurance Update

Cindy Grissom, Rice Insurance Services Company, LLC

9:20–10:20 amHow's That Working Out For You? Hot Issues in RE

Trista Curzydlo, JD., Attorney, National Speaker

10:20–10:30 amBreak
10:30–11:00 amUpcoming Mortgage Trends for the 2018 Buying Season

Jeff Ratanapool, COO, Century Mortgage

11:00 am–12:00 pmCybersecurity: What's at Stake for Brokers?

Melanie Wyne, NAR Sr. Technology Policy Rep

12:00–12:45 pmNetworking Lunch

Sponsored by Rice Insurance

12:45–1:45 pmReal Social: From Likes to Leads

Lee Davenport, REALTOR, Learn with Lee

1:45–2:05 pmRealtors Property Resource®

Tom Holobowski, RPR

2:05–2:15 pmBreak
2:15–3:00 pmSocial Media Risk Management For Brokers

Trista Curzydlo, JD., Attorney, National Speaker

3:00–3:20 pmREALTOR® Party Initiatives/Broker Involvement Program

Julie Minto, NAR

3:20–3:30 pmBreak
3:30–4:00 pmTop Legal Issues In KY

Harry Borders, Attorney, Borders & Borders

4:00–5:00 pmWhat's The Big Deal About Agency?

Diane Disbrow, REALTOR, BayShore Agency

Registration Fees

General Registration
  • On workgroup roster: 2018 Mediators
  • On workgroup roster: 2018 Ombudsman
KRI Trustees
  • On workgroup roster: 2018 KRI Trustees
Group Rate
  • Registration date on or before 4/24/2018
  • Group of 2 or more
Group Rate - Onsite Registration
  • Registration date on or after 4/25/2018
  • Group of 2 or more
EarlyBird Single Registration
  • Registration date on or before 3/9/2018
LateBird Single Registration
  • Registration date on or before 4/6/2018
Onsite Single Registration
  • Registration date on or after 4/25/2018
Standard Registration Fee

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration in whole or in part online. Depending on the date you cancel, you may not receive a full refund and/or may incur a cancellation fee. See the table below for details.

Cancel On or BeforeRefundCancellation Fee
Cancellations are NOT allowed after 4/18/2018

Exceptions to this policy due to extenuating circumstances may be made at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. Please contact us if you need to cancel because of a special situation.



Rice Insurance Services Company, LLC

The Rice family and their colleagues have specialized in state-mandated real estate E&O programs since 1989. We provide the group policies in 12 of the 13 states that have group programs and require real estate licensees to maintain insurance. We also provide an independent program in one mandated state. The insurance carrier is Continental Casualty Company, a CNA insurance company, rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. CNA has more than 50 years of experience in E&O programs, including over 20 years in real estate E&O. CNA is the top provider of real estate liability insurance, delivering more than 100 years of experience, industry knowledge, and financial strength to manage even the most complex risks.