On May 30, 2014 REALTORS® from District 8 and District 9 met in Panama City Beach for the annual District Conference.
Events of the day included a personal visit from the Florida REALTORS® leadership team and support staff who gave an interactive report of the State of the Association. This presentation included a summary of the financial state of the Association and RPAC donations. It also included presentations on the strength of our advocacy efforts, video presentations which showcased the upcoming August Florida REALTORS® Annual Conference and some of the highlights of this event. The leadership team arrived in the “Believe” Tour Bus dedicated to travel across the state to each District, touching REALTORS® and their efforts to support the homeless in their areas.
Second, came a lively, fun, and motivational presentation by Darryl Davis who spoke on “Living a Life Worth Smiling About.” Participants were entertained, were challenged professionally and personally to live, to encourage others, and to grow productively, noting tons of tips for organization and interaction with customers. Conference goers were also the first to receive Darryl’s new book, hot off the press.
The last half of the day was a nine session, open discussion, and participatory Real Estate BarCamp event where tips, expertise, and knowledge were shared on a variety of topics ranging from video and listing photography to international business and global engagement, mobile apps, and productivity of working with teams. A great day was had by all and ended with a happy hour by the beach where lots of networking and more BarCamp discussions took place. A dunking booth with local celebrities was located on the beach and over $700 was raised for RPAC as participants took turns attempting to “dunk-a-friend.”
On behalf of myself and Vince Price, District 9 Vice President, we thank you for your participation.
Armor Realty of Tallahassee
Florida REALTORS® District 8 Vice-President