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NAR tradeshow: A story of celebrities, no-shows and free stuff

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Editor's note: It's that time again – some 25,000 Realtors will meet up Oct. 28-31, for the biggest real estate event of the year, the National Association of Realtors' annual convention and tradeshow. Inman News created this five-part offbeat guide to the not-to-miss real estate event. (See Part 1: Party on with the Realtor 'in' crowd; Part 3: Presidential Suite: Best room in the house; Part 4: Inman Video: San Francisco 'hoods worth checking out and Part 5: Inman Video: Cool San Francisco Bay Area hangouts.) Last year, a spritely, scantily clad Richard Simmons -- a big-haired fitness and weight-loss guru -- entertained Realtors at the eNeighborhoods exhibit during the annual National Association of Realtors convention and trade show. For a previous show, the company had hired hunky Fabio to lure Realtors to its booth. This year, the company was engaged in serious talks to get Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sexual therapist who enthralled audiences with her "Sexually Speaking" r...