I just returned from the CyberStars Summit in Scottsdale, AZ - January 10-13, 2010. There, I was able to learn from and network with some of the top tech-savvy REALTORS® in the nation - wow! was I ever blown away!
The weather was lovely - after our unseasonably cold weather and snow/ice storms in Atlanta - and the networking and learning were even better!
Not only was I able to meet and put a face to a name with REALTORS® whom I've had the pleasure of knowing only on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networking sites, but I was also able to expand my tech-knowledge to help me serve my clients better and expand my network of REALTORS® around the nation.
How does this help you, my clients and friends?
First, it means that I was out sharing ideas with some of the top minds in the biz - my business can only improve and my service to my clients can only get better from the education I gained from my colleagues. This time, with the CyberStars®, I have learned the latest technology to help you buy or sell a home - to help me stay in touch with you - to market your home.
Second, my network of trusted REALTORS® across North America has expanded further. Every time I travel and attend a conference or an education session, I am able to get to know other real estate agents - when you are planning a move across the country or across the state, I can help you find a great REALTOR® to help you buy a new home - and I can refer him or her with confidence.
Finally, it means that I can continue to learn from and network with these great people - the brightest minds - the top producers - and now my good friends! I've found that the key to a successful real estate career is not what you know but whom you know - and knowing the best helps me strive to be one of the best.
Thanks, CyberStars® - I am already looking forward to next January's Summit and to seeing you all again throughout the year at other conferences! And friends, I'll keep you posted on my future travels and learning! Stay tuned!
Maura Neill, ABR, CRS, MA
The Gebhardt Group
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
10220 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097