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7 tips for a better real estate conference game plan

Prioritize, listen, and know the schedule

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Right before any of the real estate industry conferences there tend to be a bevy of blog posts and articles on how agents and brokers can get the most out of conferences. These are great for helping conference attendees focus in on what they want to accomplish in person at an event that gathers industry leaders, innovators and emerging voices. But someone is forgotten in all those articles: vendors -- you know, the people who are in those booths on the trade show floor or wandering the hallways scheduling a meeting or a party. To some, vendors are like a necessary evil of conferences. They help foot the bill in exchange for the opportunity to put up a sign or hand out stuff while the conference sessions are being held in other rooms. But without their financial input, many conferences wouldn't happen. So where are the articles about how a vendor can get the most out of a show? How vendors, service providers, consultants, technology gurus, etc., get the most out of confer...