What I learned at CB Con PNW (hint: lots of cool apps!)

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Having attended a couple of other Coldwell Banker conferences in the past, to me, this was the most inspirational and motivating of them all.  The speakers were super informative and they all seemed to share a common message, that humanizing your business is key.  Now, I’m not going to give away ALL of their secrets, but I will share a few things for those who missed out.  And if you were not able to attend, I highly recommend you attend next year’s conference!

Helpful Apps & Websites:

  • COEverywhere – lets you follow the social activity happening in a specific location, anywhere in the world
  • EmailHunter.co – find email addresses for any company
  • Ebay Now – 24hr delivery
  • Promoter.io – measures your Net Promoter Score (shows what you need to change)
  • Shot Spotter – gunshot detection & location
  • Swipefin – business finance app where you can quickly label/sort your expenses
  • Curaytor – inbound marketing system
  • Mophie – extended battery built into your phone case
  • TripIt – organize your travel itinerary in one place
  • DotLoop – collaborative online transaction management

Extra Tips:

  • Best place to grow your business, FB Groups
  • Find YOUR niche, go to wiki & search 5 of your favorite companies.  Their 1st sentence is their purpose… find your purpose.
  • What you are around, is what you become
    • Write down 5 people in your life that you speak with the most
    • Write down their annual income ($)
    • Divide that number by 5
    • This number will equal 10% of your income
  • 88% of FSBO‘s  end up listing with real estate agents (www.owners.com)
  • Zillow has a feature called “Make Me Move” — keeping in mind that 1% of their leads convert (don’t treat every lead the same)

 

Natalie Grande
Coldwell Banker Bain | Coldwell Banker Seal

Training & Education Department

Coldwell Banker 2014 Social Squad

I am Gen Blue…Are you?

This will be my fourth time to attend a Coldwell Banker Generation Blue event. I have been thinking about how these events have had an impact on me both personally and professionally.

Back in 2011 social media had been gaining momentum and traction in the real estate space,and many of us from Coldwell Banker had been communicating and connecting over Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms. Being the progressive thinkers they are, the marketing, PR and management team from Coldwell Banker recognized that “the times they were a changin” and decided to shake things up with a different style of conference and to that end, the first Generation Blue event was conceived and held in Las Vegas. This event was a departure from the traditional International Business Conferences of the past. Since I had never attended an IBC, I really didn’t have anything to compare it to.

From the moment I walked in to the registration area, I began meeting people in person that I had only been communicating with over the Internet. By the end of the event, we were fast friends. Matt Case, Sean Carpenter, David Marine, Andrea Geller, Matt Rathbun, Stephanie A Hahn, Jeremy Blanton, were my first Gen Blue friends and have remained an important part of my social network, and training mastermind group. Each year at Gen Blue the list grows longer with the people with whom I meet at Gen Blue and continue to collaborate with all year long.

Each Gen Blue event simply gets better and better. The speakers, presenters and panelist are carefully chosen to provide something of value for all generations who attend Gen Blue. The topics are current and relevant and cover everything from sales skills, modern marketing, video, technology, training, recruiting and brokerage management. This event is not only for agents but also trainers, owners and managers.   I am confident that if you choose to attend you will not be disappointed!

Coldwell Banker 2014 Social SquadThis will be my fourth time to serve on the Gen Blue Social Squad and it is an honor to represent Coldwell Banker Bain Seal and help to promote the event as one of the ambassador for Coldwell Banker. This year I will be joined by two of our CB Bain brokers, Chavi Hohm and Kim Colaprete aka “Team Diva” who will be sharing the social squad duties along with the other Coldwell Banker professionals listed here.  If you would like to connect or know more about the social squad, you can meet and connect with them online before the event.

The Gen Blue experience has taught me the value of connecting with other Coldwell Banker folks from all over the world to develop friendships and relationships. What we know better than any other industry is that when we build relationships, the business follows.

We have such a vast network of trainers, managers and agents with whom we can connect and have daily conversations via social media. Sharing knowledge, having fun and helping each other build business, not only benefits us as individuals but our industry as a whole. Consider this, with 84,900 agents in 49 countries and over 3,110 offices, we are truly an International company with a global reach. Just imagine the possibilities of networking and building your referral business!

Here is your personal invitation to Gen Blue from Coldwell Banker’s VP of engagement, David Marine. Listen to this lineup of a few of the speakers. I think you will be pretty impressed and they haven’t event announced all of the speakers, panelist and presenters.

If you would like to stay in the know get socially connected!

Twitter: Gen Blue Social Squad Twitter List

Facebook: Gen Blue Facebook Group

All of the information you need to plan your event: registration, travel, venue, speakers  may be found here:

Coldwell Banker Generation Blue

If you are planning to attend, drop a note in the comments section and let me know if you will be there.

Hope to see you there!

Open House Panel at 8:30am on 2/13 Thursday Forum and much more…

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Join us for free classes for CB Bain/ CB Seal brokers. Our upcoming Thursday Forum will be a broker panel discussion about Open Houses led by John Deely PMB at Yarrow Bay Training Center.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Coldwell Banker Bain Live Classes:

Coldwell Banker Seal Live Classes:

ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.

Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live and online classes in Washington.

For clock hour and transcript questions, please contact Rockwell Institute to setup your profile and get your online username and password. Online and live classes are also available at Rockwell Institute. www.rockwellinstitute.com

In order to host these upcoming continuing education real estate classes, we need to have a minimum of 12 students registered. We’d love to have you join us.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Join us for Listing classes, Facebook and much more…

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Join us for free classes for CB Bain/ CB Seal brokers.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Coldwell Banker Bain Live Classes:

Coldwell Banker Seal Live Classes:

ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.

Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live and online classes in Washington.

For clock hour and transcript questions, please contact Rockwell Institute to setup your profile and get your online username and password. Online and live classes are also available at Rockwell Institute. www.rockwellinstitute.com

In order to host these upcoming continuing education real estate classes, we need to have a minimum of 12 students registered. We’d love to have you join us.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Coldwell Banker ToolkitCMA Webinar and more…. join us for classes

Coldwell Banker Bain | Seal

Here is a list of our upcoming clock hour classes/events:

This article includes information on free clock hours for real estate continuing education classes for real estate brokers that we offer CB Bain/ CB Seal brokers only. Please click on the links to register or for more info.

CB Bain:
  • Live Webinar about  Coldwell Banker ToolkitCMA  – July 23 10am-11:00am
Live ToolkitCMA Webinar
Join us for a Webinar on July 23
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/939495346
Introduction to ToolkitCMA and how to create professional presentations

 

Title: Live ToolkitCMA Webinar
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

CB Seal:
  • Wednesday, July 17th, “Property Inspector, Leonard Myers”.  Credit hour hosted by Chicago Title’s Tammie Volland.  Lake Oswego location 10a-11a.  RSVP:  not necessary.
  • Live Webinar about Toolkit CMA – July 23 10am-11:00am and August 29th 1p-2pm –
Live ToolkitCMA Webinar
Join us for a Webinar on July 23
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/939495346
Introduction to ToolkitCMA and how to create professional presentations

 

Title: Live ToolkitCMA Webinar
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

 

 ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.

Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live classes in Washington. For clock hour and transcript questions, please contact Rockwell Institute to setup your profile and get your online username and password. Online and live classes are also available at Rockwell Institute. www.rockwellinstitute.com

In order to host these upcoming continuing education real estate classes, we need to have a minimum of 12 students registered. We’d love to have you join us.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com