How a Convention Can Give Your Business a Boost

Managing Real Estate Broker with Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 TN Broker: 208698

What a Convention Can Do For Your Business
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Last week was the Tennessee Realtors Convention in Knoxville, TN. There are many reasons to go to convention. They offer many things at the same time and there is no excuse to feel bored or that your time is being wasted.  I go away feeling rewarded and enriched.


I have gone as a State Director before, but not this year. There were almost 20 of us from the Clarksville Association of Realtors. We palled up and had dinner together one night. This allows me to get to know those in my Association better so the next time we do deals, they will be even more enjoyable.


Next I am there to take advantage of the education offered. I had a couple of outstanding classes that were given by Kevin Buffini from Buffini & Co. and Crystal Washington of Houston Texas. Both of these instructors were lively and shared a ton of information. The classes earn continuing education hours which are nice to get. The keynote speaker was funny and inspiring. Who doesn't feel good having a good laugh? 


Networking is also part of going to Convention. There are networking events and it is always fun to see people from other parts of the state. I get referrals from people I meet at these meetings.


There were legislative updates and state laws updates. I find this imperative for a managing broker to stay abreast of.


One agent came from our area that had never been to a convention of any kind before. She loved it. That was fun to see her excitement. Never have I felt like it was a waste of time or sorry I attended. They are affordable and the 3-hour drive was not that much out of the way.


Business travel is a tax deduction. It is just one way to reward and invest in yourself and your career. It give your attitude and business a shot in the arm.


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Comments (12)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debbie. Only went to a state convention once. Enjoy your day!

Sep 19, 2018 05:10 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Debbie Reynolds I went to one Century 21 convention in Vegas decades ago....still recovering!!!

Sep 19, 2018 05:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debbie, I am registered for our State convention next month, and will be nice to see agents from cities across Colorado we don't see but once a year.

Sep 19, 2018 05:38 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debbie Reynolds - I so agree with your sentiment. It can be quite invigorating. 

Sep 19, 2018 06:31 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debbie - every profession needs to go their convention.  It is the best way to stay current but also stay inspired and that helps business.

Sep 19, 2018 07:36 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Debbie, what a great attitude and you're right, a shot in the arm for our business goals. Good for you. 

Sep 19, 2018 09:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Debbie- I agree, there's so much to gain by attending these conventions. You can learn, meet people and really get to know who they are, and reenergize yourself as well. 

Sep 19, 2018 06:45 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Yeah, but Debbie, you know, you LIKE people, I mean you really really LIKE people, so of course this would be a fun, interesting, entertaining and enlightening experience for you.

Sep 19, 2018 06:52 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Debbie Reynolds - I am currently at our state convention and am enjoying the connections I made at every convention I attend. I even presented this year!  Never thought this would be part of my business plan!!

Sep 19, 2018 09:23 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Debbie.  These conventions can be a welcome break and a wonderful motivation.

Sep 20, 2018 05:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Debbie, for sharing your positive experience at your state convention.

Sep 20, 2018 06:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debbie --- you truly worked this event. That makes a big difference. 

Sep 21, 2018 01:05 PM