So the market is slow... ok its VERY slow. So what can you do? Well I think with every dark cloud there is a silver lining. One "upside" to a slow market is it provides an opportunity for rapid professional growth and development... and in that opportunity lies the possibility to be successful in any market.
Next Wednesday, (October 3rd) Coldwell Banker has put together an amazing day full educational opportunities for their agents in and around Chicago-land. The Emagine 2007 Expo is a day for CB agents to come and learn of ways to increase their business by learning from marketing experts, top-notch panels and technology gurus!
The Key Note speaker for the day is Gee Dunsten... a renowned real estate industry speaker and co-author of the book Mega-Million Dollar Secrets. Gee will speak on how a Realtor can "adapt to a multi generation marketplace using tools, techniques and strategies that ultimately deliver the kind of real estate experiences that creates customers for life, no matter their generation."
Then there are the 15 different Break-Out Sessions covering a variety of topics! WOW!
If you don't think that is enough to learn from, well then there also are 10 Expert Panel Sessions. The expert panels will share and discuss a variety of popular trends and issues... including Blogging and Staging.
In fact Active Rain's Caleb Mardini is moderating the panel discussion entitled Blogs - Can this trendy communication tool enhance your business? Also, Caleb and I will be sitting in a special area that Coldwell Banker is setting up called the "Bloggers Lounge" a space where all day long those interested in blogging can pop in and discuss the opportunities blogging holds.
Personally, I am pleased to have been invited as an expert to sit on 2 different panel discussions. I'll be sharing my thoughts on blogs on the blog panel, and you can bet I will Staging It Forward when I share my thoughts and ideas about home staging in the panel discussion entitled "Dressing Homes for Sale and Success"
Oh, and did I mention the Trade Show? Yup, there one of those too! So the day holds nothing but silver opportunity for Coldwell Banker agents... I gotta admit I am looking forward to meeting you all too.
See you all at Emagine 2007 Expo!