As a real estate broker licensed for 14 years (15 in January!), I love that our industry continuously changes. I am the type of person who enjoys learning new things and visiting places I haven’t been before. This is why I LOVE conferences. You get a chance to meet other professionals with a thirst for education who strive to be the best version of themselves AND you get to play tourist in your down time. I just came back from my first Texas Associations of REALTOR® conference in Ft. Worth.
There were a lot of highlights on this conference including the kickoff of the new Texas Young Professional Network! I have been a part of the Greater San Antonio Young Professional Network over the last couple of years so it’s pretty exciting to take our efforts to the next level. Keynote speaker, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, delivered a very inspiring account of the “Miracle on the Hudson”. My daily problems just didn’t seem so important after listening to him and what he went through. The Governmental Affairs meetings reminded how our Association works to protect homeowner’s rights. There was a lot of talk about the upcoming vote on Proposition 1 which would increase the homestead exemption and add a constitutional ban on a real estate transfer tax.
Downtown Ft. Worth was beautiful with water features, picturesque, white lights outlining the buildings and a newly, designed Sundance Square. Eating dinner on a rooftop is always fun too and the weather couldn’t have been better. I got a quick tour on the free Molly Trolley. I think San Antonio is on the right track with their free E Service.
Overall, I thought it was nice conference. I think that if you serve on a TAR committee, you will definitely get more out of the whole experience.
Did you attend this conference? What did you think?