The National Association of Realtors Convention 2011
I recently returned from attending the National Association of Realtors Convention 2011 in Anaheim, CA. I was there for four days, and took a variety of educational sessions, and interacted with numerous Realtors from all over the country, as well as explored the large expo that is part of the event each year.
This was my second time in attendence at the NAR convention, last year it was held in New Orleans. It amazes me how my industry changes in many areas from year to year, and on some levels stays the same. There was one session I attended covering the economy. It was clear that the impact of the current leadership in Washington, D.C. has left this nation under a blanket of uncertainty from month to month, week to week.
The impact is indicated in many consumer statistics, as well as national lending practices, etc. I do not claim to be an economist, or have a full grip on all that is happening on a national level, so do not misunderstand me. I can only relay what I have observed
from interacting with many people all over the country over the past several years, and it appears that everyone is waiting for a storm to pass.
This ‘waiting’ is reflected in the stagnant economy. Perhaps 2012 will be larger than anyone will ever consider right now. Certainly a national election coming will make for an interesting year.
Regardless, I found the educational sessions at this years convention to be extremely enlightening. I particularly enjoyed the technology classes I attended, and wish I had been able to make more of them. I will look forward to going again next year.