Navigating the Texas REALTORS® Conference

Excited for the in-person Texas REALTORS® Winter Meetings in beautiful San Antonio?  As a way to help you enjoy the meeting as much as possible please use the guide below to provide some tips on the events and meetings that you might want to attend during the week.

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Know before you go...

Be sure to review your registration and hotel accommodation to ensure your dates match!  You want to make sure you arrive at the correct hotel (some have similar names) AND that your reservation is actually on the day you’re booked to arrive!  (Lessons learned from those that haven’t…)

1st Port of Call Registration Table…

Be sure to stop by the designated TR registration area located in the Main Lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at the following times. At Registration, you’ll pick up your name badge, any appropriate ribbon(s) to show off your credentials, event tickets and hard copies of the conference schedule if needed.

  • Wednesday, September 6th – 2:30pm-6:00pm
  • Thursday, September 7th – 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, September 8th – 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday, September 9th – 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 10th – 7:30am – Noon

Chart your course…

Read through the information you receive at registration and determine your route for the days to follow. There are a mix of classes, informational sessions, networking opportunities, and committee meetings!  You won’t be able to attend everything, so find your passion and enjoy your conference!

Committee meetings…

Attend any or all the committee meetings that capture your attention. While attending meetings, you are welcome to sit anywhere on the perimeter, as table seating is reserved for committee members.  Feel free to raise your hand or go to the microphone to make a comment, as the Chairs often recognize and welcome visitor input.  When you do, please state your name and your association prior to your question or comment.  Reminder:  If a vote is taken, only Committee members may vote!

Evening events… Be sure to review the MANY receptions taking place during the evenings and get tickets in advance.  These events combine the opportunity to meet new people and greet old friends, often while enjoying a beverage and appetizers.   (Events do sell out, so purchase your tickets in advance online or as available, at the TR Registration Table.

Final orders...

Don’t hesitate to ask questions, get involved, and have FUN!  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask a MetroTex or Texas REALTOR® staff member, or one of the members from MetroTex.  We’ve all been “First Timers” and we’re here to make you feel welcome!

Expense reimbursement policy

FOR MEMBERS SERVING AS DIRECTORS AND RVP’S:  The MetroTex travel reimbursement process is initiated with the submission of a travel expense report through the SAP Concur App and the Concur Desktop reporting via You will receive account credentials from our Accounting Department in order to use these tools. They are designed to assist you in organizing and accounting for essential information necessary to receive reimbursement. The SAP Concur app allows for you to take pictures of your receipts. These pictures will download automatically to your Concur Solutions account.

Information such as time, place, and business purpose of the meeting attended, type of expense, related cost, and the party to be reimbursed are required and will be notated through the Concur Solutions Desktop software. All travel expense reimbursement requests will be completed and submitted online through the using the Concur Solutions Desktop software.

Detailed and itemized receipts and complete information must be submitted in order to receive reimbursement.  All expenses must be submitted within 30 days of the completed trip. Those expenses submitted after 30 days, under special circumstances, may be approved. Except for special circumstances, no expenses will be reimbursed if submitted more than 60 days after the expense is incurred.

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