Message from the Incoming Chair

 Joe Horning, 2023 WRA chair of the board  |    September 06, 2022
Message from Incoming Chair

Dear fellow WRA member,

A career in real estate is sometimes hectic — but it’s pretty clear we’ve all experienced extra intensity during the past few years. Both 2020 and 2021 were taxing for those of us in the industry, and clearly the 2022 real estate market has been incredibly fast-paced. I think we all can collectively say, “I need a little break!” We deserve it!

Join us as we return to the Dells on October 2-4 to “light it up” at the WRA’s 2022 annual convention. Prepare to be energized and to charge ahead in this ever-changing market as we collectively RE-ignite, RE-charge and RE-new for a strong finish in 2022 and to thrive in 2023.

Our dynamic keynote speaker lineup includes NBA veteran Walter Bond and resilience expert Kim Becking as they inspire us to keep fear in check and boost resilience to live life to the fullest. I’m excited to be energized by these powerful messages from exceptional speakers.

With 30+ workshops on the convention agenda, we’ll hear from great presenters about current topics and future trends — like inspections, cryptocurrency, listing inventory and more. Discussion panels are also on the agenda where multiple experts join forces to share their wisdom and experiences. I’m also looking forward to the new Break OUT! sessions that combine learning and networking in one. You’ll get to connect and share ideas with other REALTORS® from around the state. 

For more education and training, the convention also offers CE and designation courses. If you’re looking for real estate CE credits, the convention offers two live courses so you can earn a total of six credits for the 2021-22 CE biennium. PS: Don’t forget about the December 14 deadline.

Of course, I saved the best for last: fun. Even though we all RE-charge in different ways, you’ll find something at the convention that’s perfect for you. A wide range of exciting opportunities like the convention golf outing, the chairman’s dinner, a Wisconsin Ducks tour for the nature lovers, a winery tour for the wine aficionados, and the popular convention icebreaker party for those of you who are ready to hit the dance floor! But that’s not even the complete list: we also have a wine & paint class, trivia night, exhibit hall cocktail reception, prize opportunities and more. For full convention details, visit

I’m looking forward to seeing you next month to light it up, RE-charge and make 2023 the best year yet!

Joe Horning
2023 WRA Chair of the Board

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