Industry Experts

We've put together a great line up of Industry Experts to speak at this year's conference.

Terri Murphy

President - Terri Murphy Communications

Terri was a top producing real estate sales agent for 25+ years listing and selling over 100 homes a year in the Chicago area when interest rates were in double digits. This experience gave Terri the deep understanding of the unmatchable power of strategic alliances that create a truly unique and strong service differentiation in the marketplace today. 

As a consultant to the National Association of Realtors, and CIO of U. S. Learning, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, Terri understands the critical need to interface technology solutions with personal customer care to create truly exceptional relationships. 

She is a published author of 5 books, including her most recent book with Donald Trump, “The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received”.

She is a staff writer for several national publications, including Mortgage Originator Magazine, RealtyTimes, Memphis Women’s Magazine, Broker Agent News, FrogPond Publishing and others.  Terri also produces and presents internet distance learning programs for, an international distance learning network. 

She is the founder and president of an online learning network for women in business:,  and hosts a Women’s Wisdom Network Weekly Internet Radio program interviewing industry leaders, experts and resources for women in business.
Terri the recent recipient of the Memphis 50 Women Who Make a Difference in 2008 and most recently, was recognized as one of the top 50 Most Influential Women in Real Estate Leadership for 2008.


Joel Burslem

1000 Watt Consulting

Joel is a seasoned communications professional and joins 1000watt with over 10 years of experience in consumer marketing, public relations, new media and Internet marketing.

He was the founder of the Future of Real Estate Marketing blog which was acquired by Inman News in 2007. Named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Real Estate bloggers in 2007 and 2008, Joel regularly speaks about technology and real estate marketing to audiences across the nation and has frequently been called upon to comment on these subjects by mainstream media like New York Times, BusinessWeek, International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.

At various points in his career, Joel has been a government bureaucrat, dot-com casualty, PR flack and Shakespearean actor.

In 2007, Joel joined Inman News from Prudential Northwest Properties. As VP of Content, Joel created the popular InmanTV online video magazine and helped program several Real Estate Connect events while there. He left Inman News in 2009 to help launch Vook; an online video and publishing start up.

A veteran world traveler, Joel settled in Portland, Oregon with his wife Amy and dog Maggie after stints abroad in Northeast Asia and Europe. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

Michael Fanning

Sr. Vice President, Client Services
Windermere Real Estate

Michael Fanning is responsible for assisting with the growth of the Windermere brand. His responsibilities include expanding the network of Windermere offices and consulting with owners to develop recruitment and longevity programs while incorporating a strong understanding of the technical side of the tools Windermere provides to affiliates. Fanning has been instrumental in the growth and development of many of the technology tools offered to Windermere agents today. Prior to joining Windermere Real Estate, Fanning worked for Wells Fargo in Seattle. He also worked at Cascade Savings Bank, and served as a manager for the First Interstate Bank mortgage division. Fanning graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

Michael Rahmn

CEO, Graphicaldata Inc.

While at Windermere, Michael Rahmn was responsible for the creative development of their technology initiatives including,,, the PropertyPoint Interactive Map Search, 6,000+ template-driven Agent Web Sites, Intranet tools such as a contact management application, Content Management System, listing data search and presentation management as well as the systems and infrastructure that were responsible for daily maintenance of 2 million+ property records and 19 million property images and serving 45+ million page views per month to 10,000 internal users and 700,000 unique public site visitors. GraphicalData provides a hosted suite of software solutions for real estate agents, brokerages and regional portals including: websites, lead generation, contact management, lead routing, schools & neighborhood data, blogging, CMA/presentation and office intranet tools. Michael is also the writer and editor of, a real estate industry blog.