The Best of NAR 2009 Expo - Real Estate Technology

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The Best of NAR 2009 Expo - Real Estate Technology

NAR each year is always packed with great sessions, speakers, topics and presenters.  There's no way to see and do it all!  One of my favorite parts of the Convention is walking around, meeting people in the hallways, hugging old friends and shaking hands with new ones. This year, William Shatner was one of the special guests at NAR, but unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to sign him up on ActiveRain.

My absolute favorite is "cruisin" the EXPO and seeing all the "NEW" stuff that's being displayed.  Many of the tools and services presented will have an affect and impact on the ways business will get done now, and in the future.

To See the more than 375 Booths and vendors that were there, here's an interactive floor-plan you can visit.

NAR always brings back some of the same vendors you see year after year, but I still like to stop by and see them, and how their products have changed or improved. Then there's all the new technology stuff I haven't seen or heard of yet.  When I found a booth or vendor with a name I didn't recognize, or if they that had something I hadn't heard of, I'd ask them, "In a sentence, tell me who you are, what you do, and what does your company provide?"

So if you were unable to make it to NAR 2009 in San Diego this year, I hope you'll take a moment to let me be your eyes, your ears, and your feet at NAR, and enjoy this condensed version of "A Day with Brad at the NAR EXPO" and see a few of the "highlights" that I thought were some of the "Best of the NAR Expo." * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


We collected Business Cards and had a drawing at NAR for 2 RainCamp tickets and $100.00 American Express Card and the winner was....drumroll...Tamara Dorris from Sacramento, CA.  Congratulations Tamara, we're looking forward to seeing you at RainCamp.


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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

I go every year and it is such an experience to have all those booths and so little time to visit. Now I'm home and wish I had taken better notes. Thanks for the reminder.

Nov 17, 2009 02:49 PM #53
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Brad, great summary video!  It became my first Re-blog so thank you!  I learn so much from the Expo booths that I have gone many years strictly for that exposure. was a pretty cool feature taking the schedules and pushing them to cell phones and PDA's.  Next year, they will have it available to download your private schedule and push it to friends too.

I was hoping to buy a new Tablet PC from the HP booth, but learned they only showcase their "business line" and the Tablet they had started at about $1500 and I had been looking at the consumer versions for only about $800.  Oh well, off to look at the refurbished ones on their website I guess. 

Nov 17, 2009 05:02 PM #54
Larry Story
Total Care Realty - Greensboro, NC
Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate


Great video thanks,  after having been to many trade shows that was an excellent idea on your part.  I really appreciate it since I could not make it

Nov 17, 2009 10:32 PM #55
Michael Larson
Lancer Group Properties - Menomonie, WI

It was great to see innovative companies and products that can help push our industry forward...Thanks for the video...hopefully i can make it there next year!!

Nov 18, 2009 01:52 AM #56
Sabrina Kelley
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land

One of the most amazing features of being a Real Estate agent in this time is that you can virtually be at a conference. Brad, your video took me to the heart of the NAR event.

Nov 18, 2009 08:21 AM #57
Renée Donohue
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker -

I was really sad I couldn't make it to meet you- it is just so intense here in the real estate world! 

Anyways, thanks for the spam today, it was exactly what I wanted!  :belch:

Nov 18, 2009 01:32 PM #58
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

You brought NAR to us!  Thanks Brad!

Nov 19, 2009 02:18 AM #59
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate


I loved the virtual tour of the vendors - great job.

Nov 19, 2009 04:35 AM #60
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

This was SUPER!  Shows how much we MISSED, but we all appreciate what YOU did to bring it right in front of our faces while we were in our jammies!

Thanks for the time you put in in doing this!

Nov 19, 2009 05:00 AM #61
Brad Andersohn
Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Diane - thanks. That's funny, I almost wore my jammies to the NAR expo, but the RainCamp shirt was the required uniform. Lol~ there really was so much more there, this was just the best of where my little feet could take me!! :-))
Nov 19, 2009 05:57 AM #62
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Brad, you have some of my favorite products there - thanks for taking the time to put this video together. Hope to see you somewhere in 2010 - NAR or RainCamp or both!

Nov 19, 2009 12:27 PM #63
Steve Mattison
Canyon de Chelly National Mo, AZ
Vietnam Veteran
Thanks for the report back, us in the boondocks really appreciate the communicatins from out yonder:)
Nov 20, 2009 06:51 AM #64
Brad Andersohn
Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Sharon - happy to do it. The blisters on my feet have all since gone.  haha~  See ya in 2010.

Steve - ya'll come back yahear?  :-)) 

Nov 20, 2009 08:14 AM #65
Linda Davis
RE/MAX Home Team - Gales Ferry, CT

I've been visiting the NAR expo for a gazillion years. The expo was smaller than normal but I still enjoyed it.  I do some of my best networking on the expo floor. It's always good to see what companies have survived or merged. And of course, the most popular booth in terms of crowds and lines once again is Kathy's Acessories from Georgia. A girl can never have too much jewelry.

Nov 20, 2009 11:08 AM #66
Angel Quintero
KNEWHOMES at Silver Creek Realty of Santa Clarita - Santa Clarita, CA
Realtor, Property Manager & Eclectic Music Aficionado

Hi Brad -

Hey...I had blisters too:(  Thanks for the GREAT overview and highlights of NAR's 09 Expo!  My first year attending...GREAT Conference & Expo.  Stopped by to introduce myself and you always had fans :) You are very popular - I'll catch you next time :)

The video was GREAT - as always, enjoy reading your blog.  Cheers and Happy Day!


PS - Carol Pease - I agree....tons of Short Sale Exhibitors!  Every time I turned the corner - another :)  



Nov 20, 2009 06:09 PM #67
Brad Andersohn
Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Linda - lol~ 
I almost included her in this video post, but then how could I tie that into RE Technology?  haha~ So what did you buy from her? :-)

Angel - I'm sorry we didn't get to meet or chat, I'm really not popular, I've just made lots of great friends here on AR.  I have to agree about the Short Sale Exhibitors, they were like on every corner. 

Nov 21, 2009 01:00 AM #68
Julie Chroust
Julie Chroust, Bay Equity Home Loans, LLC - Walnut Creek, CA
NMLS# 249458, Senior Loan Officer

I'm sorry I missed this... perhaps next year.

Nov 21, 2009 02:24 AM #69
Mike Barilone
RE/MAX Legends - Lawrenceville, GA
Lawrenceville Georgia Realtor

Hey Brad,

Great job being my eyes and ears at that expo and what a wealth of info you provided!  Thumbs up!

Nov 24, 2009 02:28 AM #70
Christian Louboutin

Thanks for being our eyes, ears, and legs at NAR, we all sure appreciate you doing this for us.

Dec 30, 2009 06:02 PM #71
Kevin Cottrell
Austin Real Estate Today - Austin, TX

Great recap/info for those of us who couldn't be at NAR this year.  Great info.

Jan 19, 2010 10:35 AM #72
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