The CyberProfessionals Meeting in San Diego, Nov. 11-14, 2009! We arrived on Tuesday at the Embassy Suites, Bayside – delighted and happy to see each other. Our meeting on Wednesday started at 7:30 with a quick breakfast before getting down to business. About 40 members attended and each one presented a 5-minute topic. Round that out with a couple of speakers and “round-the-room” questions and it was a full day. After a group dinner we called it an early evening.
By 8:00 AM we were on shuttle buses taking us to the RE Bar Camp at the Stingaree in the Gaslight District where we joined about 500 other REALTORS@. An amazing event! About 12 new topics were available every 30-45 minutes. You selected which one you wanted to participate in – and then moved around the stations to find the one you selected. It was so much fun. Full of energy. So much to learn. Not just a presentation by a speaker – but rather each session was led by a facilitator with everyone contributing to the discussion. Great group of people! So willing to share their knowledge and expertise.
One thing stood out – Almost Everyone had an iPhone. No laptops or netbooks needed. One of the more popular sessions was about iPhone apps.
The next day was not scheduled for me. Some of our group attended national meetings. Friday morning my cousin picked me up and we had lunch in beautiful La Jolla. Then back to the Convention Center for the NAR Trade Show. Usually a highlight at our fall CP meetings. This year it was a little flat – No big “Wow” – seemed like the same stuff as last year. The Directors for the CyberPro Group met that evening and we started making plans for our spring meeting. Kansas City or Nashville seem to be the favorite choices.
Saturday morning the CyberPros met for breakfast to close out our meeting event. Everyone discussed what they liked best, what could be improved and new ideas for future meetings. And that is the beauty of being in a group like this. Nothing is static. There is always a challenge to learn more and to make the changes necessary to improve your skills. Everyone is focused on being the best agent he/she can be – to provide the highest level of service available and achieve the best results for our customers and clients. Real Estate today is fluid – full of opportunities and challenges. I love this business.