KW Family Reunion 2013 Day O

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Team Realty


I’m in Dallas for the Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion (Convention).  Since it doesn't start until tomorrow Im calling it Day 0.  My goal is to use this blog to as a diary of my day and experiences.  I started out taking the 6:30am flight from Chicago taking to Dallas.  On the plane I had the chance to catch up with 2 Colleagues, Rebecca Adams & Jeanette Meggers, from the Keller Williams Rockford Office.   




After taking the Shuttle I arrived at the Omni Hotel and was greeted by Kristy at the front desk.  She was able to get me into a room when I was 3 hours early.


After getting up to the room I looked out the window and noticed the Huge RED KW Letters so I ran over to take a picture and met Jim & Kathy Gatos.  We chatted a little and took each other’s pictures by the sign. 



Shortly after my roommate Herb Straus arrived and we met the concierge Gayl who gave us some great tips on where to eat.  We had a great lunch at Sonny Bryan’s.  We also went over to the area where President Kennedy was shot and saw the 5th floor window where the shots were fired from.


After heading up to the room and taking some naps we headed back out and I seen some old friends and met some new ones.   I ran into Chad Hyams, Liz Landry, Chris McNamara.  Met some other people who I have been friends with on facebook including Heather Garinger & Kriby Chan.   I met some great people from Canada including Shirley Hanlon & Lisa McDonald.  They made fun of my Chicago accent and enjoyed learning some eEdge & DotLoop Tips. 

I ended up going for dinner at Texas Spice in the Omni with Lisa Kowalenko, Herb Straus, Paul Richard and Scott Miller.


After dinner I hung around the Lounge area and caught up with Ben Kinney, Seth Campbell and Jillene Snell.   We chatted for a little bit then headed over the sports bar in the hotel and I had some good conversations with Diana Will & Stephanie Johnson.  


Overall, had some decent conversations about running a buyers brokerage, building a team and the showing assistant model.  What I took out of it is that the numbers matter and that in order to build a team the goals and systems have to accommodate a large number of transactions. 



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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Welcome to Texas John!  I hope to see you at Bob's gathering tomorrow night.

Feb 15, 2013 03:43 PM #1
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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John, looks like some great fun, hung out at the big mall in your town, great place.
Feb 15, 2013 03:54 PM #2
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Enjoy family reunion and be sure to blog more about it.
Feb 15, 2013 03:58 PM #3
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale
John, I would say you are off to a good start with your networking and you even had time to see a historical sight in Dealy Plaza and meet super mega agent Jillene Snell and that guy who is on HER team! ^_~
Feb 15, 2013 07:41 PM #4
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
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Good post i am here also on day 2!

Feb 18, 2013 06:31 AM #6
Simone Bercu
Metro Referral - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Not state specific Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB

John, good post and picture integration.

I was too tired and pressed for time during the convention to get on the computer or Ipad.  

Feb 22, 2013 09:09 AM #14
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