Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage


RE/MAX Kickstart Toronto, Ontario January 18-19, 2010

The main event may be over, but it is one that will be long remembered. The main event was the Re/Max Atlantic-Ontario Canada's Kick Start 2010 held in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Waiting For The Doors To Open at the RE/MAX Kickstart Toronto, Ontario, January 19, 2010

It appeared that there were at least 4000 Remaxers in attendance and full of energy. Over the course of the two days, so much was learned, friendships were formed and re-connections made.

We were taught by Home Stager Carla Woolnough. Did you know blue paint is a bad colour choice when selling? Social Media Primer Richard Silver. Did you know it is not social media anymore, it's web 2.0? 

We listened to featured speakers Joe Stumpf, don't ask for referrals anymore, ask for introductions. Tom Ferry told us video is best & tag the area you want to own.

Opening Act at the RE/MAX Kickstart Toronto, Ontario, January 19, 2010 Opening Act at the RE/MAX Kickstart Toronto, Ontario, January 19, 2010

We were fed; we shopped the supplier showcases; we were entertained by comedian Meg Soper, Abstract Breaking Crew dancers and the live band Trip Doubt and we even had a chance to win cold hard cash from one of those wind money maker machines! 

Happy REMAXer's

Now, to sort through the mountain of notes, bags of treasures and pull out the piles of ideas and kick 'em into play!




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Shelly Holt
Keller Williams Action Realty - Elizabeth, CO

I am glad to hear that you were given a presentaion by a home stager.  I am a certified home sager and it does my heart good to know that my industry is recognized as an important part of the home selling process.

Jan 19, 2010 12:53 PM #1
Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Sounds as if you and the other 3998 had a great time at this convention party.

Jan 19, 2010 01:29 PM #2
Toronto, ON

Al and Peggy - I look forward to hearing more about what you learned at Kickstart.  Maybe I'll hear more about it later today from Richard during lunch.

Jan 19, 2010 04:15 PM #3
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Hi Al & Peggy, I am so glad you had a good time and learned so many things...

HOWEVER... .must you leave me hanging? What is THE color choice, if blue is out? Inquiring minds want to know!

Jan 19, 2010 09:33 PM #4
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Shelly, Home stagers were given a huge push at this event

It was a great time Don, our heads are spinning once again.

Hey Marc, have to sort through all the notes now. You will enjoy Richard at your HOT lunch !! :)

Warm neutrals are the ones they told us Andrea! We were hoping for EXACT shades but that was all we got.  They pointed out blue turns buyers off even in washrooms and pink was the other colour mentioned. Where are the drop sheets and paint brushes LOL 

Jan 19, 2010 11:35 PM #5
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Al & Peggy, It sounds like you had a great time!  And came home with a lot of information; I'm glad you enjoyed the day and learned so much.

Jan 20, 2010 01:09 AM #6
Carl Stars
Sutton Group About Town Realty - Burlington, ON

AL & Peggy Good Luck in 2010 !!

Jan 26, 2010 01:40 AM #7
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

We did Carole, now to implement some LOL!

Thanks Carl, all the best to you in 2010 as well, after all it is a 10!

Jan 26, 2010 03:25 AM #8
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

How interesting that you've been to South Carolina and Florida recently and then you have a huge real estate convention in your own backyard. Don't forget to take pictures of all the winter and early spring flowers. That's what I remember most about Canada is all the daffodils, crocuses, tulips, etc. Well, that and standing on glass at the CN Tower and looking down.

Jan 26, 2010 09:46 AM #9
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