The Best of NAR 2009 Expo - Real Estate Technology

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

The Best of NAR 2009 Expo - Real Estate Technology

NAR each year is always packed with great sessions, speakers, topics and presenters.  There's no way to see and do it all!  One of my favorite parts of the Convention is walking around, meeting people in the hallways, hugging old friends and shaking hands with new ones. This year, William Shatner was one of the special guests at NAR, but unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to sign him up on ActiveRain.

My absolute favorite is "cruisin" the EXPO and seeing all the "NEW" stuff that's being displayed.  Many of the tools and services presented will have an affect and impact on the ways business will get done now, and in the future.

To See the more than 375 Booths and vendors that were there, here's an interactive floor-plan you can visit.

NAR always brings back some of the same vendors you see year after year, but I still like to stop by and see them, and how their products have changed or improved. Then there's all the new technology stuff I haven't seen or heard of yet.  When I found a booth or vendor with a name I didn't recognize, or if they that had something I hadn't heard of, I'd ask them, "In a sentence, tell me who you are, what you do, and what does your company provide?"

So if you were unable to make it to NAR 2009 in San Diego this year, I hope you'll take a moment to let me be your eyes, your ears, and your feet at NAR, and enjoy this condensed version of "A Day with Brad at the NAR EXPO" and see a few of the "highlights" that I thought were some of the "Best of the NAR Expo." 

Fujitsu.com * PreListing.com * AlaMode.com * AgentOfficeHQ.com * Txt2Look.com * RealtyPilot.com * TheBoom.com * RealBiz360.com * MarketLeader.com * HomeOnTheTube.com * IDXBroker.com * VisualTour.com * PlanetRE.com * LoneWolf.com * PostYourListings.com * AdWriter.comListHub.net * GoPaperless.com * Closing.com * PreviewFirst.com * ForeclosureRadar.com * RealtyLog.com * RealAgile.com * LoopNet.com * HillsideSoftware.com * Boopsie.com

THE NAR 2009 "RAINCAMP" DRAWING WINNER!

We collected Business Cards and had a drawing at NAR for 2 RainCamp tickets and $100.00 American Express Card and the winner was....drumroll...Tamara Dorris from Sacramento, CA.  Congratulations Tamara, we're looking forward to seeing you at RainCamp.

 

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Rainmaker
573,777
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner

I go every year and it is such an experience to have all those booths and so little time to visit. Now I'm home and wish I had taken better notes. Thanks for the reminder.

November 17, 2009 10:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Jim Paulson
Owner,Broker
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info

Brad, great summary video!  It became my first Re-blog so thank you!  I learn so much from the Expo booths that I have gone many years strictly for that exposure.  Boopsie.com was a pretty cool feature taking the schedules and pushing them to cell phones and PDA's.  Next year, they will have it available to download your private schedule and push it to friends too.

I was hoping to buy a new Tablet PC from the HP booth, but learned they only showcase their "business line" and the Tablet they had started at about $1500 and I had been looking at the consumer versions for only about $800.  Oh well, off to look at the refurbished ones on their website I guess. 

November 18, 2009 01:02 AM
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Larry Story
Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate
Total Care Realty

Brad,

Great video thanks,  after having been to many trade shows that was an excellent idea on your part.  I really appreciate it since I could not make it

November 18, 2009 06:32 AM
Rainer
47,727
Michael Larson
Lancer Group Properties

It was great to see innovative companies and products that can help push our industry forward...Thanks for the video...hopefully i can make it there next year!!

November 18, 2009 09:52 AM
Rainer
73,665
Sabrina Kelley
Pikes Peak Region Realtor, Teller, Park and El Paso County Colorado
ERA The Herman Group

One of the most amazing features of being a Real Estate agent in this time is that you can virtually be at a conference. Brad, your video took me to the heart of the NAR event.

November 18, 2009 04:21 PM
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Renée Burrows
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate

I was really sad I couldn't make it to meet you- it is just so intense here in the real estate world! 

Anyways, thanks for the spam today, it was exactly what I wanted!  :belch:

November 18, 2009 09:32 PM
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate
Century 21 Liberty Homes

You brought NAR to us!  Thanks Brad!

November 19, 2009 10:18 AM
Rainmaker
201,298
Marzena Melby
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty

Brad,

I loved the virtual tour of the vendors - great job.

November 19, 2009 12:35 PM
Rainer
227,568
Diane Rice
SFR, SRES, CNC
Diane Rice, Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL

This was SUPER!  Shows how much we MISSED, but we all appreciate what YOU did to bring it right in front of our faces while we were in our jammies!

Thanks for the time you put in in doing this!

November 19, 2009 01:00 PM
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Brad Andersohn
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy
Diane - thanks. That's funny, I almost wore my jammies to the NAR expo, but the RainCamp shirt was the required uniform. Lol~ there really was so much more there, this was just the best of where my little feet could take me!! :-))
November 19, 2009 01:57 PM
Rainmaker
973,701
Sharon Alters
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Brad, you have some of my favorite products there - thanks for taking the time to put this video together. Hope to see you somewhere in 2010 - NAR or RainCamp or both!

November 19, 2009 08:27 PM
Rainmaker
128,260
Steve Mattison
Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson
Thanks for the report back, us in the boondocks really appreciate the communicatins from out yonder:)
November 20, 2009 02:51 PM
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Brad Andersohn
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Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

Sharon - happy to do it. The blisters on my feet have all since gone.  haha~  See ya in 2010.

Steve - ya'll come back yahear?  :-)) 

November 20, 2009 04:14 PM
Rainmaker
166,386
Linda Davis
RE/MAX Realty Group

I've been visiting the NAR expo for a gazillion years. The expo was smaller than normal but I still enjoyed it.  I do some of my best networking on the expo floor. It's always good to see what companies have survived or merged. And of course, the most popular booth in terms of crowds and lines once again is Kathy's Acessories from Georgia. A girl can never have too much jewelry.

November 20, 2009 07:08 PM
Rainer
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Angel Quintero
Realtor, Property Manager & Eclectic Music Aficionado
KNEWHOMES at Silver Creek Realty of Santa Clarita

Hi Brad -

Hey...I had blisters too:(  Thanks for the GREAT overview and highlights of NAR's 09 Expo!  My first year attending...GREAT Conference & Expo.  Stopped by to introduce myself and you always had fans :) You are very popular - I'll catch you next time :)

The video was GREAT - as always, enjoy reading your blog.  Cheers and Happy Day!

 

PS - Carol Pease - I agree....tons of Short Sale Exhibitors!  Every time I turned the corner - another :)  

 

 

November 21, 2009 02:09 AM
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Brad Andersohn
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Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

Linda - lol~ 
I almost included her in this video post, but then how could I tie that into RE Technology?  haha~ So what did you buy from her? :-)

Angel - I'm sorry we didn't get to meet or chat, I'm really not popular, I've just made lots of great friends here on AR.  I have to agree about the Short Sale Exhibitors, they were like starbucks...one on every corner. 

November 21, 2009 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
89,156
Julie Chroust
NMLS# 249458, Direct Lender & Mortgage Banker
Julie Chroust, Prospect Mortgage, Walnut Creek, CA

I'm sorry I missed this... perhaps next year.

November 21, 2009 10:24 AM
Rainer
99,172
Mike Barilone
Lawrenceville Georgia Realtor
RE/MAX Legends

Hey Brad,

Great job being my eyes and ears at that expo and what a wealth of info you provided!  Thumbs up!

November 24, 2009 10:28 AM
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Thanks for being our eyes, ears, and legs at NAR, we all sure appreciate you doing this for us.

December 31, 2009 07:46 AM
Rainer
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Kevin Cottrell
Austin Real Estate Today

Great recap/info for those of us who couldn't be at NAR this year.  Great info.

January 19, 2010 06:35 PM
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