Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

The bottom line - What's the ROI?

Oct 27, 2018 06:52 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm not typically fascinated by how it's made, I'm more fascinated by how it works and if it (1) will add to my bottom line and (2) differentiate me in my market place.

Oct 27, 2018 06:29 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

When one considers the expense of exhibiting at such a show- of course, they're selling something. Otherwise, it wouldn't make sense to be there.

The things to know are these:

1) Will this enhance my business?

2) Will this save me time?

3) Will this save me money?

4) Will this make me more than it will cost me?

Any of those are good enough to pursue a conversation. More than one, or all of them apply? Well, sign me up.

Oct 27, 2018 07:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I can be certain I will not be there!!

Oct 27, 2018 08:08 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I have never gone to a real estate industry expo such as this. I was going to say you can be certain there is food and a lot of other real estate industry people. Of course ROI is most important.

Oct 27, 2018 08:02 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Trade shows and expos.  I am always amused by the people carrying shopping bags, stuffing them full of free pens and notepads and trinkets.  

  If I go, I want to see new technology, new services that will help me stay at the top of my game.

Oct 27, 2018 07:02 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Nina and Fred took the words of my mouth this morning....

Oct 27, 2018 07:24 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I just need to know if this is something I need. 

Oct 27, 2018 07:09 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Most of the time I want to know where I can find the exit.

Oct 27, 2018 06:34 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I enjoy seeing the gadgets but seldom see a need to purchase.

Oct 27, 2018 11:35 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't care how it's made but how it will work and benefit me for the money I might decide to spend. I rarely go to Expos.

Oct 27, 2018 07:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This will be a good blog topic for you.

Oct 27, 2018 10:27 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I really don't care about 'the internals'. I like light but I don't have to know how they make the light bulb or how ComEd brings it to my home.

Oct 27, 2018 10:05 AM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I'm with Debe Maxwell, what's the ROI? Everybody seems to have the new next best thing, but does it make a difference in my business. I can easily walk past most booths because they seem to be more hype than hallelujah.

Oct 27, 2018 08:55 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Hmm!

Oct 27, 2018 08:41 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do not go to these time-wasting events. We have the tools we need for success already other than always additions to our skills.

Oct 27, 2018 07:51 AM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I find it's often difficult to find out 'how it's made' from those 'in the booth'. Typically they're either paid hawkers or ones who lost the draw. and just have to be there...

I usually spend more time in 'classes' than on the trade show floor.
Bruce

 

Oct 27, 2018 07:44 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nina Hollander shared my thoughts!

Oct 27, 2018 07:26 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

For the past 2-3 years, I have avoided buying anything.  Furthermore, I have avoided the free giveaways, viewing them more as stuff that will always end up in short order in some landfill.  But, it is always interesting to se what is new out there.

Oct 27, 2018 07:22 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we have one team member who is attracted to tech tools... he buys them but I don't think he gets the use out of them .... he's too busy listing homes everywhere...he hires professionals for everything techy....

Oct 27, 2018 07:16 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I target specifics for information only.

Oct 27, 2018 07:01 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I have been to a few Expos. The NAR is the worst when it comes to spam. A day or two after returning home the phone calls will start to purchase their gadet, what ever it may be. The exhibitors are very smart and scan your ID and know if you attend and view. Just saying whether you buy or not they will be calling. 

Oct 27, 2018 11:50 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I agree with you, most time I have to tell them I will look into it for my next year budget.

 

Oct 27, 2018 10:55 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Someones going to try and sell you something!

I like checking things out but rarely get sucked in to the buy!

Oct 27, 2018 09:37 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I've never been to a Real Estate expo before Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 .

Oct 27, 2018 09:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I agree with the sentiment, what's my expected real world ROI.

Oct 27, 2018 08:17 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

And some people will buy

Oct 27, 2018 06:32 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I think that Nina Hollander and Debe Maxwell, CRS said it perfectly!

Oct 27, 2018 06:40 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I collect free pens, jar openers, flash lights and look for free cookies

Oct 27, 2018 04:09 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I go to be entertained, woo-ed & wow-ed. I am a receiver among the senders

Oct 27, 2018 10:25 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Our expo's are combined with morning and/or afternoon CE classes; one of the sponsoring firms usually provides lunch and all the other sponsor booths offer prizes, raffles, etc. to entice more agents to attend. 

Oct 27, 2018 02:28 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I do not go to those types of things. 

I typically want to know when they are going to stop calling me to sell things. 

Oct 27, 2018 02:20 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I'm actually the kind of person who likes knowing the how behind a thing.

Oct 27, 2018 01:52 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not gone to any

Oct 27, 2018 11:42 AM
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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

I rarely attend the Bazaar style events.

Oct 29, 2018 07:38 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

You are right, Annette!

Oct 28, 2018 12:09 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Never go

Oct 28, 2018 11:58 AM
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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

What I want to know is whether the product will benefit my business or not.

Oct 28, 2018 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I wait til the last hour to strike (< $$$)

Oct 28, 2018 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I attend the Kitchen and Bath Shows to learn about new products and trends. Very seldom attend those for real estate. 

Oct 27, 2018 10:18 PM
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The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

I'm always looking to see who is still in business!  (Usually happens with banks).

Oct 27, 2018 07:37 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I enjoy those pens, but do not need to spend my time watching them being engraved.

Oct 27, 2018 07:26 PM