I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate you and thank you all for tuning in to me (even if it is only sporadically) and for often indulging my need for online attention. You follow me because we share some sort of common bond either personally or in real estate, property management, type 1 diabetes, or for the mutual love of sarcastic rants. Either way, you are my friend and I value my friends. I have, however, discovered that not all of my friends are into the same things I am and a career in real estate may just be downright boring to you. And that is why I write this letter.
The season of the real estate conference is here. The National Association of REALTORS® Annual Conference and Expo is one of the biggest highlights of my career and it happens every November. It’s attended by over 25,000 people from across the nation who work in the real estate industry and are just like me. This will be my second year actually speaking at the conference on Property Management with The Donald and I will be actively involved in all of the other activities, sessions and related events that will be going on November 4-8th in New Orleans. My tweets, status updates and blog posts will be all about the conference and for those of you who find this kind of stuff boring are going to have the urge to quit following me.
This year, my updates will be on overload. I was selected by the National Association of REALTORS® to be featured as one of 19 members featured on their NAR Conference Live web site. This is where anyone who is wanting to attend the conference live (without actually attending) can see what is going on at the conference in real time. This is a big honor for me and I’m excited to be on board. But if real estate is not your thing then I am begging you, as my friend, not to give up on me. Life will be back to normal after the conference and my over-saturation of real estate related tweets will slow down and my normal sarcastic updates will resume.
If you choose to stick it out with me, then here are a few things might help you understand some of the crazy-ness about to come:
#NARdiGras: it’s the Twitter hashtag for the conference. The hashtag is searchable and you can follow anyone who is tweeting about this specific conference.
YPN: Young Professionals Network. I am the 2010 Missouri State Chapter chair of the YPN and on the 2010-2011 Co-Chair for the Greater Springfield YPN. This is the group that “networks” quite well and at the national convention is networking on steroids. I also blog for them nationally on their YPN Lounge.
There are probably a thousand things I am forgetting to mention in this letter to you, my friend. At the very least, please walk away with this— I appreciate you as my friend/follower and I hope that you will stick it out and support me.