A Realtor's Guide to In-Person Training EventsOct 05, 2023
Attending a real estate training event in person can be a valuable opportunity to enhance your skills, expand your network, and stay up-to-date with industry trends.
There is a ton of variety in the industry for training events.
You will have different experiences at each event. The amount of participants, speakers, and social activities all play a role.
Here are some tips to make the most of your experience:
- Set Clear Goals: Before attending the event, identify your specific goals. Are you looking to improve your negotiation skills, learn about the latest marketing strategies, or expand your client base? Having clear objectives will help you focus on relevant sessions and interactions.
- Network Strategically: Hang around during the breaks. Ask questions. Introduce yourself to people. Networking is a key benefit of attending events. Be prepared with a concise elevator pitch that highlights your expertise and what you're looking to gain from the event.
- Bring Business Cards: Have a stack of professional business cards to exchange with new contacts. Yes, digital cards are nice, but there isn’t anything quite as effective as a physical card in the context of an in-person event. You will connect virtually after the event ends.
- Engage and Participate: Engaging with speakers and fellow attendees can lead to valuable insights and connections. You invested in this opportunity. Make the most of it!
- Take Notes: At our Wickman events, we provide a physical notebook for you to use and prefer you not use a computer. We’re all about learning retention and focus. Jot down key takeaways, TO DOs, and any new ideas you want to explore further after the event.
- Dress Professionally: Dress appropriately for the event. Choose professional attire that aligns with your real estate personal brand.
- Visit Exhibitors: Explore the exhibitor area to learn about new products, technologies, and services that can enhance your real estate business. Engage in conversations with exhibitors to gain insights into industry tools.
- Follow Up: Follow up with the contacts you’ve made after the event. Connect with them on social media platforms, send personalized follow-up emails, and explore potential referral opportunities.
- Reflect and Implement: Take some time to reflect on what you've learned. Identify key takeaways and action items that you can implement to improve your real estate business.
- Stay Open-Minded: While attending the event with specific goals in mind is important, also remain open to unexpected opportunities and insights that may arise during the event.
The success of attending a real estate training event is not just about attending sessions but also about building relationships and implementing the knowledge you've gained to enhance your real estate career.
We encourage all Wickies to attend to enhance their experiences in the programs and connect with their peers. The Business Breakthrough is our next in-person event. November 28 & 29 in Nashville, TN.
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