This year the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Convention for 2011 was held in
Anaheim, California. I attended, and was there for a period of five days. As part of the convention, I was able to participate in special exclusive events for Realtors called ‘knowledge sessions’.
Some of the knowledge sessions consisted of briefings on the national economy from members of the Federal Reserve, as well as a NAR economist. Others that I attended were on marketing, social media, video making and many other special interests I had to help me improve my business and relationships with my clients.
There was also in the convention center a bookstore and a very large expo center. In the expo, I was exposed to products and services from around the world to better help my business and relationships with my clients.
Being a Realtor from Battle Creek, Michigan, it was very benefitial to find new ideas to help me reach more people to help them become homeowners. Having an understanding of what is happening at a national level gives me an better understanding on how my local market will be impacted. Here is a photo of me on one of my more casual days on Sunday at the NAR convention.