February 2008


badge.jpgGot a few reports from vendors who participated in the Keller Williams show this week in Atlanta. Attendance was at 6,000, which was way down from Las Vegas. The drop in turn out was expected since previous annual “Family Reunions” were held in Las Vegas. The convention staff at KW has always been very vendor friendly, and does their best to make sure everyone has a good show.

Crowds were enthusiastic (gotta love those KW agents!), and most vendors I spoke to reached about 85% + of their sales targets for the show.

Also, we got some big shows coming up

Realogy- Gaylord Palms: Orlando, FL

Coldwell Banker
February 21-24

ERA
February 25-28

Century 21
February 28 – March 2

RE/MAX International Convention: Las Vegas, NV
March 3-6

Prudential Sales Convention: New Orleans, LA
March 16-18

Last year these shows were really set the tone for the year. It will be interesting to see what the vibe is out there. Good luck everyone!

Tim Dusek, Vice President of National Sales & Marketing, has left FNRES. Tim has a solid reputation in the industry and we are sure he will end up somewhere that he can fully use his talents.

By my count this is the third person from the FNRES MLS sales team to leave FNRES in the last 6 months.

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Nothing new to add, waiting on further confirmation. But it does appear a senior person has left/is leaving the MLS division.

Should have further details next week. That is unless anyone wants to post something anonymously or otherwise….

Also, despite the rumor, no word yet if Paragon 4’s new “big buttons” had anything to do with the departure.

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__________ has left the building.

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