Today the doors opened at 4:00pm sharp and not a minute early, thank God, because we were able to put the final touches on the booth. When the Realtors came pouring in there was an immediate attraction to our booth, because of the money machine. Prior to the conference we put in enough $$$ for a monthly payment on a new mercedes. there were so many people at the booth and we were exchanging information left and right. it was so amazing to see that many agents in one place at the same time. If you have a product for this industry, and aren't here, I don't know how you get business. I have never seen so many companies that service this industry, and because of the industry, millions of Americans are employed. At some points during the exibit session I felt claustrophobic, we didn't have enough mouths to speak about our product. We actually had people waiting to hear about our Video Magazine. I wonder if they will be giving away an award for the most creative and most popular booth, because we will be taking that home with us if they are! This is seriously like Disneyland for Realtors, really, it makes me want to get a Real estate licence. There are so many cool and innovative products and tools to help make selling easier, and make the experience smooth for the end client. NOBODY has ever heard of a Video Newsletter, and EVERY agent that hears our message thinks this product is brilliant! I LOVE IT!
The guy to our left has a company that provides office phone service on the go. the company to our right provides custom made keys where you can put your logo. there were so many great products to choose from but our booth definitely attracted the most viewers! we really felt so excited to be there and there were so many friendly faces from all over the country. everyone was nice for the most part except for the guards at the door. we really think tomorrow will be a lucky day for us! signing up for the magazine for only $1 is like giving it away, and we got a lot of good responses today. there were just a lot of agents browsing around to see what was there. it will be easier to sit people down tomorrow one on one to explain the product in detail.
Watch for tomorrow's update again, after 9:00 pm pst
Curtis Nigh -NAR 2009