Top 3 Takeaways from OREA Emerge 2015

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) had its Emerge series in the last quarter of 2015. I had the pleasure of being one of the speakers throughout the tour.

Scroll to the bottom to watch my talk on digital marketing at the last stop of the event.

It was a great experience and I wanted to share some of the things that I learned from the event.

1. Networking

These events are an incredible opportunity to network. Get to know other agents in your area. Better than that, travel to an event thats not in your area and network with potential referral partners.  Don't be afraid to go up to someone and just start talking to them. Even the speakers themselves. It was amazing to see how much the other speakers would openly share not only their knowledge but their time with anyone and everyone who asked.

So when OREA Emerge comes to you in 2016, make sure you get out there and meet people. Even make a list ahead of time if you see some speakers you'd want to talk to and make a point of reaching out. 

2. Ask Questions

What sets apart an event like Emerge from a lot of real estate conferences is the breakout sessions. Being able to speak directly to the experts after hearing them give their presentation is invaluable. I've sat in many conferences where I've heard great ideas and had follow up questions I wanted to ask. This style of event gives you that opportunity.

You can only convey so much in a 20 minute presentation about a particular topic so sometimes some details have to be omitted. That can be covered in the breakout session in great detail. All the nitty gritty questions you had about launching it in your own business you can ask.

3. Attending is Just the Start

Showing up, taking copious notes, networking, and asking questions is just the start if you are coming to these events. The part that actually matters is what you do when you go home. Are you going to feel invigorated and full of ideas for your business? Now are you actually going to implement them?

Nothing matters if you don't implement. That's what will make a difference in your business and in your life. Nothing else. Just knowing the answer isn't the same as acting upon it. So when you get home

Below is my talk from the event. If you want to ask questions about it then just leave them in the comments below!