Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable (ReminderMedia)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I stopped going to these a long time ago unless they were free... same old, same old and everyone trying to sell you their product or service.

Oct 16, 2017 09:57 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     The Trade Shows at state and local Realtors annual conventions.  I learned about Section 1031's from Starker when they had a booth set up at NAR (the 1031's are named after Starker).  When Google showed up back in the day, they had a booth at NAR.  Same for Trulia and Zillow (whatever your opinion of them).  And so on...

Oct 16, 2017 08:45 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've atteneded the local association's vendor expo.  Mainly because my association committee had a booth.


Other than that, most seminars I've been to (granted they were all in my prior career) were the same stuff over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

Oct 16, 2017 03:24 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have attended 100's of them, all worth the money.

It all depends on you, your attitude and ability to pick out the gems.

Oct 16, 2017 12:24 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I stopped attending them a long time ago. I'm not aware of any that would worth the $$$ to me.

Oct 16, 2017 12:54 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Fred Griffin has your answer.  Thank you Fred.

Oct 16, 2017 09:52 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I think our trade shows are best. I used to go to Inman but, so many here in the Rain are so far ahead of that technology, I stopped attending.

Oct 16, 2017 09:50 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

There are so many good conferences. There are real estate conferences and also internet marketing conferences that we like to go to.  In fact, next week I will be at the Marketing Automation Funnel conference. I also leave that conference with action steps to making our funnels better and those of our clients too. I like to go to webinars online too. Those I really like because I don't have to leave my house to get to it, don't have to get dressed up, etc. Saves time. 

I refused to go to a few of the national NAR conferences because of who they hired to speak as the keynote speaker. ;) 

Oct 16, 2017 08:36 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

There are plenty of good conferences and seminars around as evidenced by the answers here. The challenge is finding the time and monies to go as well as determining which one provides the best bang for the buck!

Oct 16, 2017 12:24 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I get all of the information I need from Katerina Gasset and her webinars.... call her and join her groups.... fast track SEO to the TOP... Listing Experts Academy....  she has a listing webinar coming up on friday....

Oct 16, 2017 10:44 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Anyone that includes a free buffett lunch. Other than that i have not seen one that can teach me more than what actualy working in real estate can. 

Oct 17, 2017 05:40 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC nailed this one!

Oct 17, 2017 04:13 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Many of our state conventions have speakers that are leading edge. The very best meeting about trends in the industry I ever attended was the Real Trends Conference.

Oct 16, 2017 06:24 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

CRS, state conventions, NAR conventions.

Oct 16, 2017 06:01 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

There were some, but i can't remember which ones. Many were lure, sell, then upsell type programs.

Oct 16, 2017 04:38 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Luke Acree It depends on your needs.

Oct 16, 2017 03:37 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Something on social media and how you could leverage it to promote yourself might be worthwhile, but don't buy into anything, especially on the spot.

Oct 16, 2017 12:46 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

There are so many great webinars and tutorials online where you do need to drive anywhere and often not to pay even..... But at the same time your local and state board probably offer tons of live events you can attend. 

Oct 16, 2017 11:45 AM
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

No, unless you need a tax write off

Oct 17, 2017 12:09 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Any get together or seminar is worth some value especially if you network them. Bring cards, get cards - let people see who you are...

Oct 17, 2017 11:16 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Oct 17, 2017 08:40 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. I do not. 

Oct 17, 2017 08:00 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I agree that Realtor conventions and designation classes are well worth time and money 

Oct 16, 2017 07:58 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Find a cruise with motivation seminar. Enjoy.

Oct 16, 2017 01:59 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Luke Acree You can learn a lot by attending any conference or seminar. Just don't get carried away with some of the hype to justify their hight cost. You would be far better off with finding a good mentor. Don't reinvent the wheel, learn from an experienced agent.

Oct 16, 2017 11:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Attend your state and national conventions to learn and network.

Oct 16, 2017 09:42 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You have some good suggestions.

Oct 16, 2017 09:40 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Luke, I am a subscriber to REMINDER MEDIA services. Your question suggests to me that you are trying to uncover what current agents find of value.

However, cutting edge means learning something new. For winter agents that is a "NO GO" because no one has the time to learn something new.

In direct response to your question, the Dean Gerazziosi investor seminar was excellent. WHY? I came away with a list of 21 ways to finance a real estate deal. In essence a solution to a problem I was facing.

Solutions are things agents at any level will buy, but only if they recognize a problem exists.

For the rare breed real estate professional "Burning Man" and "Block Chain" conferences are mind expanding opportunities. But they will make your brain hurt. Who wants that?

For 'IN YOUR BUSINESS' stuff, I like the seminars hosted by Hubspot and look forward to what they share regarding the consumer at large which provides a better overview of the consumer with real estate on their mind.

One thing all agents object to is media without content. The newsletters from your company meet that standard in my opinion. Fluff, no stuff.  I know that is not the intent, but for this agent, the outcome is now a no read.

This question you posted hopefully will provide some insight regarding what is really on the mind of active real estate agents and your content can create more anticipation.....and make the recipient want to read again. 

So, what's new with Reminder Media? 

Oct 16, 2017 08:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have heard Inman, and someday will attend.  The trade shows at the state and national levels usually have some great new options for our industry.

Oct 20, 2017 08:37 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Tom Ferry Summit in Aug 2018 in Calif.


Oct 19, 2017 09:09 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Nina Hollander wrote

Oct 17, 2017 03:48 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It really depends on you.

Oct 17, 2017 07:51 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have never been to one

Oct 16, 2017 08:16 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Mentors keep what you are looking for close to their chest as do investors, movers & shakers and players. Common knowledge is told, sold and retold

Oct 16, 2017 09:59 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Luke Acree - missed this one. If you want to attend the best of the best, check events. 

Jun 11, 2018 10:10 PM