2015 was an amazing year for the National Association of REALTORS® and the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Conferences.  As a blogger for the 2015 Conference LIVE site I was able to engage with speakers, leadership, and exhibitors.  I’ve been a licensed real estate agent since 2001 and I’ve attended the NAR convention 3 times.  I regret not getting involved sooner.  These events provide REALTORS® with the ability to network, learn, attend national meeting and, check out new products and services.  Below are highlights from both conferences.

Women’s Council of REALTORS® offers 2 PMN designation courses.  The Professional Management Network “Powerful professional training that builds business leadership, provides an elite referral network and gives you a competitive edge.”  One of the courses included the networking and referrals course taught by Marki Lemons-Ryhal.

“Secret Tech Weapons to Build Your Perfect REALTOR® Smartphone” with Beth Ziesenis.  Beth provided awesome apps and website tools to help REALTORS® build SMART businesses.  Check out a few suggestions from Beth to add to your SMART Toolkit.  Click NOW.

International buyers are searching online for homes, “Are You Ready for the International Buyer”?  International buyers are also looking for experience marketing.  They want to experience the home either in person, at an event or online with virtual reality imaging, stunning photography or with live chat.

Leigh Brown a REALTOR® and Speaker broke the ice at the Lounge Acts Mixer for the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.  This one you must  watch.  I can’t give it justice in my awesome blog.

Leigh Brown also gave a great talk on “Hiring an Assistant” for the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

property brothersThe NAR expo showcased businesses to assist agents with their business.  One of my favorite vendors is IDX.  They always make their booth entertaining.  Another favorite is Wells Fargo.  If you stop at their booth, you’ll never leave. Wells Fargo also featured the “Property Brothers”.

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Many of these events you need to experience for yourself.  Like I said earlier, “I regret waiting to attend the annual convention.” Start planning for the 2016 convention today. Let’s go as a group. Save the Dates, November 4th -7th, 2016.  Come prepared to learn, network and attend the expo in 2016.  Join me in Orlando for the 2016 convention.

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