Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate)

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This year I went to Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma next week, and Kansas the week after. Part of my NAR repsonsibilities but besides the networking that is obvious, knowing issues and getting to hear great speakers make it a must.

Sep 29, 2016 09:29 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

The most important thing I got out of it was getting out of it...while I attend many seminars and summits, I've never been compelled to attend CAR nor NAR conventions. They seem like flea markets for the shiny object syndrome buyers. Now CRS Sellabration, I'd attend.

Sep 29, 2016 11:47 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I never have in 38 years...never wanted to spend the time...

Sep 29, 2016 09:58 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Congrats on attending yours, I always make it a priority to attend ours too.

So many things to learn and people to meet.

Sep 29, 2016 09:36 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

The intinerary is always so boring I wouldn't think of it.

Sep 29, 2016 09:33 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about what you learn.

Sep 29, 2016 08:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lynnea Miller - maybe some day.... so far, I have not attended the state conference.

Sep 29, 2016 04:18 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It is well worth it!

Sep 29, 2016 03:32 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I attend the NAR mid-year and learn a lot.  The state meetings often have great continuing ed opportunities.

Sep 29, 2016 02:55 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I used to go all the time-it was for the CE mainly, and the parties and time away was nice.

Sep 30, 2016 09:26 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I didn't attend our last 2, but have gone to the NAR Conventions

Sep 30, 2016 01:29 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lynnea,

We don't, we stay abreast of what is happening, and just are not conference fans.  We have been to many and prefer to do something else with our precious time. A

Sep 30, 2016 12:04 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Ours was last week,  great speakers and good networking with otheres.

 

Sep 30, 2016 05:09 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I went to one many years ago

Most important thing? Never share a room with another agent LOL

Sep 30, 2016 02:48 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have when they are held locally.  I enjoy the education and networking opportunities.

Sep 30, 2016 12:39 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1. Meeting and interviewing agents in locations for which I have consistent to/from activity.

2. Squeezing the vendors to see if anyone has anything worth looking into. For the most part, they are out of substance at the 3rd level.

Try a little experiment. Equip a binder with the AR logo prominently displayed and wait for 'like minded people' to introduce themselves. If AR is going to be there, try something else that is meaningful to you and easily identified by the 'like minded." It is a safe environment for an experiment and just might open your mind to what you can do locally. IF you are still drawling a blank the rip off my blog and use "34 Benefits of Exercise' with good graphics. If nothing happens, you lose nothing. But that will not be the outcome. (PS: Tell the event coordinators that you are ready with your "34 Benefits' Talk if one of their speakers do not show.) Be BOLD.

Sep 29, 2016 11:57 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not a big fan of conferences.

Sep 29, 2016 11:52 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Do these functions amount to anything? I wonder

Sep 29, 2016 11:42 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have never attended a state conference.

Sep 29, 2016 11:10 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - have not

Sep 29, 2016 10:56 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The California convention was held this week -- I did not attend.  

Sep 29, 2016 09:35 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually do, but this year was watching another REALTOR'S business and both hers and mine are going crazy.

Oct 02, 2016 09:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have never attended a State conference ... in fact I believe there may be one going on right now.  I attended NAR once and have not plans to attend another NAR conference.  

Oct 01, 2016 04:17 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I attended mine 2 weeks ago. The education and networking are very valuable.

Sep 30, 2016 02:24 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I nver have.  I have a better way to spend my time

Sep 30, 2016 02:00 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No I have not attended mine..if your there network like crazy and look over the agenda to find an interesting class and come away with something to improve your business.

Sep 30, 2016 12:03 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, zero desire to.  Maybe if they paid me and it was in my city...

Sep 30, 2016 03:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never attended a state or national function

Sep 29, 2016 11:24 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Sep 29, 2016 09:52 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Unless you want to see Edmund Brown our governor. He is our experienced governor(again) as Arnold term expired.

Sep 29, 2016 03:31 PM