Wilmington, North Carolina will be the site for the XCHANGE 2018 Convention & Expo. Over 1,000 REALTORS®, vendors, partners, staff, and affiliates from across the state are expected to attend this annual event; being held for the first time in this beautiful and historic coastal city.

Wilmington Convention Center

The meetings, events, and Expo will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center, and multiple area hotels will be required for overnight accommodations. Early estimates predict over 1,500 room nights will be secured and will serve as a huge boost to the local and North Carolina economy.

“NC REALTORS® is thrilled to bring the annual Convention & Expo to Wilmington in 2018,” stated Andrea Bushnell, Esq., CEO. “We have thousands of REALTORS® in the coastal areas of North Carolina, and it will be great to bring the event closer to them, while attracting hundreds of other members from around the state to the beautiful eastern North Carolina coast. We aspire to reach and serve members where they are based, and the Convention is just one of many tools NC REALTORS® uses to do so.”


Hotel ballast Wilmington

Hotel Ballast Wilmington offers an upscale experience in a prime location on the Cape Fear Riverfront. Our downtown boardwalk location is within walking distance to popular attractions, nightlife, shopping and dining. Explore the area on a sightseeing cruise, walking tour or from a horse and carriage. Cap off a busy day with a dining treat at our on-site Ruth’s Chris Steak House or Innovations before retiring to an elegant guest room. Visit hotel website »


Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront


The new Embassy Suites Hotel is connected to the Wilmington Convention Center. Located on the charming Riverwalk that lines the Cape Fear River, the hotel is adjacent to Wilmington’s downtown which is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Visit hotel website »


Ready to book your room? Please register for Convention first. Once you complete registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with room block information.

NC REALTORS® has secured a block of discounted rooms available for registered convention attendees.  In an effort to ensure that all registered convention attendees have the opportunity to secure rooms at the group rate, individuals will not be permitted to book multiple rooms, and each reservation must include the attendee’s name.  The block will be monitored to ensure all attendees holding a room within this block are registered for the convention. Hotel reservations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until the block is full.