Leaving Las Vegas

Last weekend I returned from a tech summit for real estate webmasters in Las Vegas. It wasn’t easy to squeeze into the schedule, but the meeting was great, I have an 18-page list of new ideas. The experience also reinforced my conviction that nothing – not even insanely great technology – trumps a face-to-face meeting.

I had several terrific conversations with successful, generous, talented brokers and tech professionals who shared stories about building businesses, managing web sites and improving support for clients and agents in the process. Among these were Dave Abernathy of Waterfront Properties, Palm Beach, Ed and Cindy Knight of Rooms Realty in Macomb County, MI and Eric Blackwell of Eric on Search who shared some inspiring ways to “pay it forward ” doing well by doing good.

So, armed with the inspiration of my new, highly accomplished “peeps” I can’t wait to start tweaking our technology to facilitate more face-to-face real estate meetings here in Newport, RI.