Last week’s trip to Atlanta was a whirlwind of Realtors, Batchbook customers and monkeys (more on that later!). Pamela and I were there to attend the 4th annual ReTech South conference, where Pamela was presenting on panel with some other Small Business Web friends.
The thing that struck me the most about the conference was the great enthusiasm and energy from both attendees and presenters. Pamela and I attended a different real estate conference a few years ago, and I was amazed at how far the industry has come in terms of its adoption of technology in general and social media specifically. Most of the sessions were standing-room only, as panelists discussed ways to use blogs to attract leads, using Facebook to build network and of course, how web applications can help grow their businesses. Plus, you will not meet a nicer, more network group of people than Realtors. These guys are definitely in our wheelhouse!
Here’s some thoughts on the conference from Realtor Jim Duncan, who made a short video while driving home from the conference. Please note: we do not condone videotaping and driving!
We also had the chance to have a lovely dinner with Batchbook customer David Horne, who has a special place in our heart because he referred our newest Customer Experience hire Bill Pasnau to us. It was so nice to meet him in person and here about his adventures in Africa, his on-year old’s birthday plans and what’s going on in his business. And fellow panelist David Barrett from Expensify also joined and agreed with us that RETSO is *the place* to go when it comes to learning about how real estate professionals are using technology.
Congratulations to Brad Nix, Mike Pennington and all the conference organizers for putting together such a well-received event. We look forward to being a part of it next year!