The first of the new OREA Emerge conferences took place September 17 in Orillia, at Casino Rama, with more than 150 people in attendance.
A diverse group of speakers brought a wide selection of topics that were relevant to those new to the industry as well as those already established in real estate. From “Communicating Value through Mobile” to “Online Security & Reputation Management”, the material focused on using the newest tools and technology to stay current in an ever-changing business.
The morning sessions featured 11 different speakers. They each explained the methods they use on a day-to-day basis to stay ahead of the real estate curve. Each speaker shared personal anecdotes of techniques that made them successful, emphasizing that these were methods that could be applied as soon as attendees left the conference.
In the afternoon, breakout sessions delved deeper into topics touched on in the morning session. Smaller groups gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about subjects that interested them. The open forum format meant many great questions were asked and answered. Thought-provoking conversations were generated, giving those present more insight into the tools and technology that will help them further their business.
The day concluded with a networking reception, sponsored by OREA’s Young Professional Network (YPN). Anna Vozza, OREA YPN Chair, opened the reception with a warm welcome and thank you to all who attended, followed by a prize draw. The reception included lively conversation, warm pretzels, cold drinks and the opportunity for conference attendees to network with panelists and peers.
Attendees described the event as a great advantage for anyone in real estate. The Emerge conference arrives in Ottawa on Thursday, October 3, before hitting Toronto, Windsor, North Bay and Kitchener-Waterloo. To register and find out more please visit our website.