Open to the Public: REALTOR®Fest & Tech Fair Coming October 30th

By on October 8, 2019

Mark Saunders of Real Estate Broker Academy

Mark your calendars for October 30th, 2019 for the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® REALTOR®Fest & Tech Fair being held at R/C Kill Devil Hills Movie Theatre. This fun, full-day expo combines networking, professional development, and more—all under one roof. And this year the event is open to the public, so presentations and vendors are for REALTORS®, OBX locals and business owners, and visitors.

Tyler Helms of Helms Creative Studio

Vendors will be throughout the lobby and hallway of the theatre, and informational presentations will be held in theatres 5, 6, and 7.  Keynote speakers include Mark Saunders of Real Estate Brokers Academy, Tyler Helms of Helms Creative Studio, 2019 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Convention & Expo speaker, Holly Pasut of, and Nobu Hata, NAR Member Engagement Director, and creator of the popular podcast “The Takeaway with Nobu Hata”. Mark will discuss safety tips and tricks for Google and other social media outlets. Tyler will teach you how to make and edit attractive, eye-catching videos. Holly, known for sharing her story after being imprisoned on mortgage fraud charges, will give her presentation, “8 Critical Thinking Errors”. Nobu will discuss the six ways real estate is changing. Other presentations from over a dozen speakers will be held throughout the day and range from social media and marketing tips to information regarding podcasts, cyber security, self-defense, bed bugs and more.

Holly Pasut of

Admission is $30.00 for OBAR Members, and $50.00 for Non-Members. The admission fee includes presentations, vendor time, breakfast by Stack ‘em High, popcorn, boxed lunch by Cafe Lachine, drink, coffee from Ashley’s Espresso Parlour, and a raffle ticket. View the event flyer and sign up today. Raffle prizes will be awarded during lunch and at the end of the event and the winner must be present to win. Raffle prizes include an Apple Watch, a home surveillance camera, and other exciting must-have gadgets.

The presenter schedule is posted on the event webpage, The site also includes vendor information, videos of the presenters and more. Event information will also be shared on the Facebook Event Page.

Special thank you to the following sponsors:

Nobu Hata of National Association of REALTORS®

There are sponsorships still available. Get your company’s name, logo, and information in front of OBAR members, locals, and visitors throughout the theatre, on the event program, in press releases, and social media posts. The following sponsorships are still available:

  • Oscar Award Sponsor – Event
  • Golden Globe Sponsor – Lunch (catered by Cafe Lachine)
  • MTV Movie Award Sponsor – Popcorn (made by R/C Movie Theatre)

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, download the Sponsor Application or contact Education and Event Coordinator Kyle Tribett at 252-441-4036.

Vendor spots are still available but the deadline to register your business is Friday, October 11th. Download the Vendor Application HERE.

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