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NAR 2009

The Best of NAR 2009 Expo – Real Estate Technology

The Best of NAR 2009 Expo – Real Estate Technology

NAR each year is always packed with great sessions, speakers, topics and presenters.  There’s no way to see and do it all!  One of my favorite parts of the Convention is walking around, meeting people in the hallways, hugging old friends and shaking hands with new ones. This year, William Shatner was one of the special guests at NAR, but unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to sign him up on ActiveRain.

My absolute favorite is “cruisin” the EXPO and seeing all the “NEW” stuff that’s being displayed.  Many of the tools and services presented will have an affect and impact on the ways business will get done now, and in the future.

To See the more than 375 Booths and vendors that were there, here’s an interactive floor-plan you can visit.

NAR always brings back some of the same vendors you see year after year, but I still like to stop by and see them, and how their products have changed or improved. Then there’s all the new technology stuff I haven’t seen or heard of yet.  When I found a booth or vendor with a name I didn’t recognize, or if they that had something I hadn’t heard of, I’d ask them, “In a sentence, tell me who you are, what you do, and what does your company provide?”

So if you were unable to make it to NAR 2009 in San Diego this year, I hope you’ll take a moment to let me be your eyes, your ears, and your feet at NAR, and enjoy this condensed version of “A Day with Brad at the NAR EXPO” and see a few of the “highlights”that I thought were some of the “Best of the NAR Expo.”

* PreListing.com * AlaMode.com * AgentOfficeHQ.com * Txt2Look.com * RealtyPilot.com * TheBoom.com * RealBiz360.com * MarketLeader.com * HomeOnTheTube.com * IDXBroker.com * VisualTour.com * PlanetRE.com * LoneWolf.com * PostYourListings.com * AdWriter.comListHub.net * GoPaperless.com * Closing.com * PreviewFirst.com * ForeclosureRadar.com * RealtyLog.com * RealAgile.com * LoopNet.com * HillsideSoftware.com * Boopsie.com


We collected Business Cards and had a drawing at NAR for 2 RainCamp tickets and $100.00 American Express Card and the winner was….drumroll…Tamara Dorris from Sacramento, CA.  Congratulations Tamara, we’re looking forward to seeing you at RainCamp.


MLS Cloud – Network of Public MLS Sites

MLS Cloud – Is a HUGE Network of Public MLS Sites

Nearly every Real Estate Agent in the Country is part of a local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and in many cases, a member of multiple MLS systems for their geographic areas in which they are licensed to sell Real Estate.

Over 80% of Consumers are investigating and searching for homes on-line, and are likely to end up on an MLS site either via a search engine Keyword search, or by an option or link provided to them from a website or Blog article.

From the beginning of the search, to the end of the purchase and beyond, consumers just like you and me are constantly and continuously searching the web for items and information of value. MLSCloud brings both “items” and “information” of value.

MLSCloud has taken many of these MLS sites and combined them in a single site that hopes to Connect Consumers and REALTORS®.  There are currently over 611,745 Agents in the Cloud, and it’s growing everyday.  Agents use an animated Badge to promote their site.

If you’re in the Real Estate business or Industry and part of an MLS or have an association, be sure to check out MLSCloud to confirm that YOUR MLS is a part of this fast growing resource that is readily available to the buying and selling consumer.

There’s a likely chance that at some point during the online home search process, that Buyers and Sellers will come across MLSCloud.  It’s good to have eggs in multiple baskets especially for consumers on the “Year Round Easter Egg Hunt!”

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NAR 2009 EXPO – Top Real Estate Technology

NAR 2009 EXPO – Top Real Estate Technology

The National Association of REALTORS 2009 Convention, is always a great place to learn about the newest, latest and greatest products, tools, and services that are being used or newly introduced to the Real Estate Industry. One of our favorite pastimes is to venture the isles of the NAR Exposition Hall to revisit returning vendors, and to discover and explore the NEW vendors and their products.  These are the people, companies, and products that are changing the world of Real Estate and how business gets done today, and in the future.


The Real Estate Industry is changing, the market is changing, and the process for buying and selling homes in America is changing.  The question to be answered by ALL Real Estate Industry professionals is “Are You Changing with it?”  As new Real Estate Technology is introduced to the consumers who spend a great deal of time online researching many different aspects of the local Real Estate Markets, be sure you are providing them the products, tools, and services that will meet and exceed their expectations.  Websites and Blogs are no longer a place to “showcase” your trophies and successes!

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