Have you ever wanted to know what happens at the NAR Conference & Expo? Well here is your “on the ground” report from New Orleans. This year’s Conference was in New Orleans, Louisiana, and as you can imagine, thousands of REALTORS® assembled in the host city ready to invest in education, networking and to make memories. Let me tell you about some of mine!
Bright and early each morning, I took one of the many convenient shuttles NAR provided from the hotels to the Convention Center. Every day centered around classes, meetings, and breakout sessions, all focused on real estate industry. Where are we now? Where are we headed? What technology is around the corner? What legislation changes loom in the future? Are we working together effectively? What can we do better?
Discussions about Associations and Multiple Listing Services inspired me with new ideas for 2011. And, of course, RPAC and why it is so vital to make your contribution a priority; your contribution helps elect candidates that support the REALTOR® party, support legislation that is important to not only our industry but to our clients and customers for private property rights.
I learned at this conference that networking works. Meeting other agents from across the country isn’t about a referral fee, it is about exchanging ideas about doing business and ideas for making ACAR better. Visiting the Expo is another experience altogether to see firsthand new real estate technology and business tools are available. All of this plus meeting new agents and brokers from across the continent, gathering ideas to not only improve business but Association efficiency.
So, remember to slate November 11-14, 2011 for the next REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Anaheim, California!