Pro Networking Tips: Always Bring Your A-Game

Mheanne Celis
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Networking can be daunting, especially in the competitive world of real estate. Yet, it's a skill that's absolutely crucial for success in this industry. For real estate professionals, building and maintaining a strong network isn't just about exchanging business cards at events, it's about fostering genuine connections that can open doors, fuel referrals, and ultimately drive growth. 

With our highly anticipated REW Summit drawing nearer, it's the best time to brush up on your networking skills. In this blog, we'll transform networking from a source of anxiety into a powerful tool for professional advancement, helping you navigate REW Summit or any event with ease and confidence.

Relationships Matter

Trust is your currency, and it's earned through genuine, meaningful relationships. When clients feel they can rely on you, they choose you as their go-to agent and become your biggest advocates, spreading the word far and wide. They power your referrals, allowing those golden opportunities to come knocking. 

While relationships are beneficial, it's not just about business. Forming strong connections is also about having a network of friends and colleagues who've got your back, share insights, and help you navigate the twists and turns of the market. In this ever-changing industry, it's these human connections that keep us grounded, resilient, and ready for whatever comes our way. 

Jeff Kennedy, VP of Sales/Partnerships at LeadingRE, Morgan Carey, our CEO, and Nabil Meghji, our AE, at Limitless 2024.

Networking Tips

REW Summit 2024 presents a prime opportunity to level up your skills and expand your professional network. Building relationships is one of the main agendas at REW Summit, offering attendees the chance to forge new connections, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to these events, honing your networking skills before the summit can enhance your experience and maximize the opportunities it presents. 

With that in mind, here are some practical networking tips to help you make the most of your time at the REW Summit and beyond:

  • Set Clear Goals: Are you looking to expand your professional network, seek mentorship, or explore collaboration opportunities? Having clear goals will help you focus your efforts and make meaningful connections that align with your aspirations.
  • Bring Business Cards: Remember to bring plenty of business cards to the REW Summit. While digital networking is essential, exchanging physical cards is still something special.
  • Listen Actively: Show genuine interest in others by actively listening to what they have to say. Ask follow-up questions and demonstrate your understanding of their perspectives and experiences.
  • Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and approach individuals you may not have initially considered. Seize this unique opportunity to meet new people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Follow Up: After the summit, take the time to reach out to the individuals you connected with. Send personalized follow-up emails or LinkedIn messages referencing your conversation and expressing your interest in continuing your conversation.
  • Offer Value: Look for ways to offer value to your new connections. Share relevant resources, introduce them to others in your network, or follow up on topics discussed during the summit to exchange insights.
  • Join the After-party: Don’t miss the the fun night at Marathon Village, where you can mingle over moonshine and good music!

Our Sales Manager, Jeff Pady, speaking and building connections at LRE®'s conference in Utah.

Join REW Summit 2024

Join us on June 20-21 for an incredible experience at REW Summit in Nashville! Get ready for a two-day event packed with invaluable insights, unparalleled networking opportunities, an exclusive sneak peek into our R&D roadmap, and a fun after party in Marathon Village. Here's the cherry: We have an ongoing 15% discount on SEO and custom work services. If you join us at REW Summit, you'll receive an additional 20% off, making it a whopping 35% off! 

Don't miss this chance to save big while experiencing the pinnacle of real estate events. Secure your spot today, and let's make unforgettable memories together at REW Summit 2024 in Nashville! 

Register for REW Summit 2024 and meet top real estate professionals.

Conclusion

Approach networking with authenticity, generosity, and a willingness to learn from others. Remember, networking is a long-term investment that requires patience, persistence, and a genuine interest in helping others succeed. So, whether you're attending industry conferences like REW Summit, connecting on social media, or simply reaching out to colleagues and acquaintances, always bring your A-game to the table. 

Networking Tips FAQ

What can I expect from attending the REW Summit 2024?

The REW Summit offers invaluable insights, unparalleled networking opportunities, an exclusive sneak peek into R&D, and a fun after-party in Marathon Village.

How should I approach networking to make it effective and meaningful?

Always be genuine and willing to learn from others. Building relationships is a long-term investment, so be patient and consistent with your communication.

Why is networking important in the real estate industry?

Networking is crucial for success in real estate as it facilitates building genuine connections, fostering trust, and generating referrals, ultimately driving growth and professional advancement.

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