Noto's Old World Style Italian Restaurant was the setting for the 1st Ever Blogging Seminar for Real Estate Professionals. The event, was well attended in-spite of a severe winter storm that surprised everyone in the middle of April! The seminar sparked a lot of interest and discussion about the implications of this revolutionary new technology for marketing and networking. Most attendees had little or no prior experience with blogging.
The 2 hour presentation included a wonderful meal served with excellence by the staff of Noto's. Tony Noto, the owner was personally on hand to ensure that no detail was missed. This beautiful, newly renovated world class facility has the capacity to cater to groups of up to 700 but can also provide small intimate arch coved gathering rooms for groups as small as 2-4! It was a superbly fitting setting for this historic event!
Lola Audu was introduced by Ethan Dozeman of Platinum Realty Group who also shared the incredible success he has experienced in 30 days of blogging on Active Rain. A multi-media presentation which linked to the Internet for participants to see "real time" search engine results demonstrated to attendees the power of Blogging to increase search engine optimization & significantly expand the results of marketing efforts.
Lola's presentation provided seminar participants with easy to follow steps to get started on blogging and precise information about Blogging Do's & Don'ts. The Seminar was Sponsored by First American Title Company, America's Preferred Home Warranty Company & First Horizons Home Loans. One lucky winner won the GPS Global Navigational System...an appropriate prize for an event which is providing Michigan Real Estate Agents & other Related Professionals associated with the Housing industry with Positive New Innovative Options to Navigate & Succeed in a challenging market.
Seminar participants filled out detailed surveys of their impressions of the event. The response was overwhelmingly positive with many indicating a desire for a follow-up. Here are some of the responses received from today's seminar. All quotes are used with permission.
Margaret Kass- Real Estate Agent: " This gave me a good taste of the future. Although this seminar pushed my tech limits, it is a good start!"
Bill Pearl - Real Estate Broker: "All very good & clear. This demystifies websites and Blogging. I had no idea that Blogging could be used for business. I thought it was just social."
Scot Kellogg - Real Estate Agent/Builder: When asked if he would recommend this seminar to a friend, " Yes, this is Very Relevant."
Renee Rothenthaler - Real Estate Agent remarked: " Blogging is the New Information Pipeline for customers & ourselves."
Donna Batdorff - Real Estate Agent & Current President of Grand Rapids Chapter of Women's Council of Realtors: "Absolutely Excellent Presentation! Material was great but I think the presentation of it was very effective."
Jay Spencer - Real Estate Broker: " This was very well laid out & thought out. Everyone can take something from this!"
Penny Nowakowski - Interior Designer & Stager: "I'm grateful to know ways to market myself that are effective with today's prospects!"
Tracy Greenman - Current Member of Active Rain Community Network: "If utilized, this will take your business to the next level!"
Kathy Thayer - Mortgage Loan Originator: " Yes, this was very informative & interesting! I had NO idea about blogging for marketing. Lola did a great job!
Sarah Baar - Mortgage loan Officer: "This helped me with the first step."
All Seminar participants who indicated a desire to do so will be invited to join Active Rain! We are very excited about the launch of this program and the impact it will have within the real estate professional community! To View a Show Featuring Highlights of the Seminar, Click on any of the Pictures or here.
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