This is my fifth time attending Midyear. Of course, living in the DC area, it’s a piece of cake for me to attend (aside from the commute)…but I’d make the trip even if I lived further away. The energy and enthusiasm that surrounds this conference is infectious, and this year is no different.
My Midyear started with the YPN Subcommittee Meeting yesterday, packed to standing room only. (Brian did a great job of recapping the meeting in his post.) The subcommittee members came ready to roll up their sleeves (and we did) but the additional attendees were just as passionate…it’s incredible to see how quickly this group has grown and the strides that are being made. What I heard, repeatedly, was “How can I help?’ and “How can we do more?” The conversation moved from the subcommittee table out into the hallways and continued from there…which is just how it’s supposed to work.
That buzz and energy seems to be at a higher pitch this year. Agents are reporting improvement in their markets, and I can hear the optimism in their voices. I have no doubt that the Realtor Rally tomorrow will be a physical manifestation of that energy. How powerful will that be?
I’m heading back into the conference now. More musings to come.