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Getting the Most out of a Real Estate Conference

November 6, 2018

One good thing about being a real estate agent is that there are plenty of conferences and other resources for networking and professional development. Whether the conference is about a new broker management software or an instructional course on lead generations, there is a lot a Realtor can learn. Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of the real estate conferences you attend.

Choose conferences that are useful

One way to make sure you get the most out of these realtor conferences is to stay confined to your niche. Knowledge is power, but there is no need to have knowledge that cannot be translated into business in your housing market. You will also be able to cut down on travel and expenses by attending only a few conferences every year. Even in a single conference, there are sessions divided over a few days. You can choose the most pertinent sessions while skipping the rest.

Prepare according to location and weather conditions

Not every conference is going to be organized in your own city. You may identify the most helpful conference in a location that is unfamiliar. Do some research to ensure that you know what to expect as far as weather conditions and travel. If you wind up with a wardrobe unsuited to the climate in your destination, it will be hard to focus on the information being shared if all you can think about is your own discomfort! Similarly, make sure you have a plan for getting around the city, if you aren’t driving. What are the public transit options? Are there active Uber or Lyft drivers available? By planning ahead, you can remove some of the stressors that can distract you from getting the value from your conference.

Interact with other professionals

Real estate conferences are a great opportunity to have a face to face chat with senior pros and other experts. You must have your business card ready to develop relationships with other professionals. Collect phone numbers and email addresses in a bid to develop a strong network as a realtor. In fact, may real estate agents and brokers attend these conferences only to widen their social and professional circles.

Get the latest news, views, and technology

You can make the most of your visit to a conference venue by not just attending important sessions but also by listening to the views of experienced professionals. By attending these conferences, it is possible for you to get useful tips and technology that can make your work easy and more productive.

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