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.