2 years ago I became co owner of a RE/MAX office. As part of the responsibilities I was expected to attend the RE/MAX convention. Last year I went to the convention and was totally blown away. It took me a year to totally absorb what I had experienced. Here I am again at the R4 convention, totally wowed and now getting it.
You come to conventions for several reasons:
1). It is a great networking opportunity. The best farming tip I learned this year was from a very friendly agent I met right after checking in. You can see her interview in a previous blog.
2). You come to establish and grow a great referral business. As soon as you come up the escalator you are bombarded by people handing you cards and other info. I have 50 - 100 new people to refer to that I now have personally met.
3). You come to be inspired. They say that you become like the 5 people you surround yourself with. The conventions are filled with the top of the top.
4). You come to learn. Conventions are packed with world class speaker. I found direction with Dave and Gail Liniger, Margaret Kelly, inspired by Joe Theismann, wowed by Gary Vaynerchuk, motivated by Tom Ferry, and moved by Krish Dhanam. I learned new technique marketing with social media, found better ways to steam line short sales, and discovered new ideas for my next office.
5). The cherry on the top is you may even get a chance to visit places you have never seen before.
Pam Crawford, ABR,e-PRO®,CRS,CDPE,LMC
Owner, REALTOR®, Managing Partner, MBA, BSBA
RE/MAX Professional Associates
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