Picture a group of attendees actively involved in a workshop session: First they are asked to come up with some ideas based around the workshop topic. The room surges with energy. Voices spill over each other. Participants introduce themselves and eagerly share the strategies they have already used in different business situations and toss new ideas back and forth.

Can you picture it in your mind? We can, and that’s why this year’s The BIG e Conference is all about providing our attendees with workshop sessions that are interactive and focus on working together.  We want YOU actively involved!

At The BIG e Conference, you will be given the chance to be an active participant in your education.  We want you to share your expertise.  What better way than to learn from the experiences of your peers?  The BIG e workshops will help you build on that reservoir of knowledge, to create practical solutions that you can apply to the problems you face on a daily basis in the world of real estate.

We are proud to introduce our VIP Luncheon Keynote Speaker Verl Workman along with three of our speakers and their topics for the Magnolia Room Interactive Workshop Sessions.

Welcome VIP Speaker Verl Workman

Verl Workman, Big V and Virtual Verl are all names he is known by, but the name that best describes him is “Freaking Sales Animal.”

Verl has a long history of sales and is proud to be a salesperson.  His life experiences have taken him from small business owner to executive and everything in between.  Verl maintains an active real estate practice  and is honored to have been appointed President of RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate.  Verl has an outstanding outlook on life and is a coach, a mentor and an entrepreneur.

Verl’s contagious enthusiasm has entertained and empowered audiences worldwide and he promises his session to be action packed and full of information you can use right now in your business.

Topic: How to be a Sales Animal in Real Estate

Are you stuck in the muck of the economic outlook? This is not the time to sit back and watch your business crumble. This is a time for action! The reality is, people are still buying and selling homes.  More importantly, they are gravitating towards proactive agents who have a real plan and a take charge attitude. They are looking for a sales leader who will be frank, bold and creative. Whether you are an experienced agent or just starting out, this “smack in the attitude” will teach you the importance of really embracing sales, learning great dialogs and what tech tools you need to thrive in today’s market.

Buckle up, and give a warm welcome to Verl Workman!

Make sure to purchase your VIProducer Tickets NOW – you don’t want to miss this one!

Magnolia Room Interactive Workshop Sessions

Greg Rand

Host of “Rand on Real Estate” on WABC Radio, “Where to Invest Now” on Fox Business Network, author of “Crash Boom!,” and CEO of OwnAmerica believes that the American housing market is the best investment vehicle for everyday people to secure their financial futures. You can’t get rich quick, but you can get rich. A 20-year veteran of the real estate business, Greg launched OwnAmerica in 2010 and has become the industry’s leading provider of investment education, technology and marketing tools.

Topic: Houston – The Best Investment on the Planet

The Best Investment on the Planet. Houston is one of the most reliable, stable and cash flow positive real estate markets in the U.S. Learn how the big picture trends are attracting attention from investors of all sizes, and how you can capture that business. 27% of all home sales in America are investor purchases, but almost no one is focused on that market segment. See how you can profit enormously by being among the first to market to investors.

Nelle Tatum

Nelle believes that life is too short not to make an impact on someone’s life. As a practicing real estate agent she’s helped multiple clients purchase their first home, relocate to Houston and surrounding areas, escape foreclosure, and so much more.  But her true passion is educating REALTORS® on how to market and brand themselves better, using mobile marketing techniques.

Topic: Mobile Marketing Strategies for Real Estate

This course is designed to help REALTORS® create a mobile marketing strategy which will enable them to communicate and share real-time information with prospective buyers & sellers thus increasing the value in the services that they offer. This class will also teach agents how mobile solutions can be an effective and alternative marketing option that can increase their referral base as well as help make their brand of service distinctive from others. As technology evolves, so does consumer trends and behavior. It is very important as a real estate industry professional to stay in tune with consumer trends. Consumers are now going mobile. People are now using their mobile phones for everything from finding a good place to eat, to browsing for the perfect home to buy. This is a very important opportunity for REALTORS® to learn how to target and capture leads with the use of the mobile trend.

Amy Smythe Harris

Amy Smythe Harris, Broker Associate, GRI, GREEN, E-Pro, CRS, SFR, TRLP has been in the real estate industry for 17 years and is still a practicing agent.  Some people call her a geek or nerd or the “Gadget Girl.”

Topic: Amy’s Appy Hour

In this workshop, you will learn about Amy’s favorite rocking apps for your Droid/iPhone to wow your clients.

Amy has compiled a strong technology curriculum based around understanding and implementing great apps that every day agents need for their business, their personal life as well as assisting their clients.

Her sessions help to break this technology down to its simplest component and then teach you how to build your knowledge base from there. By doing this, she invokes a sense of understanding of new technology which allows you to accept what you learn quicker and more efficiently. This way your business can take advantage of the learned technology now.

So, there you are.  More photos and profiles of our speakers await your attention. We assure you that this conference will definitely be a beneficial one so make sure to register early before we sell out!

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