2017 Trade Show Report

Walking the trade show at these meetings is one of my favorite activities. Walking it with a friend is even better. Austin, Texas broker Bill Evans and I spent yesterday afternoon exploring the vendors and their offerings. Bill is a vendor’s nightmare when it comes to walking away with the freebies. At the end of the afternoon we had sunglasses, pens, hand wipes, and more in our bags.

Standouts from the show this year for me included zipLogix. A year ago I had no idea how much the zip platform has changed over the years – and I’ve been using it for over 11 years now. ZipLogix is now a NAR member benefit available to REALTORS® across the country. If you haven’t explored their transaction management side of the platform, check it out. You can start a transaction using ZipForms, and open a transaction room that holds all your documents (both ZipForm documents and those you import into the room). There’s an integration with e-sign products so you can create signing packages right in the transaction room and they end up back in the right place after signing.

You may be surprised to see the benefits – discounts, special offers and packages – available to Realtors through eh REALTOR Benefits® Program. Companies such as American Home Shield, Dell computers, Sprint, and more offer deals just for our group. If you’re here at the meetings go to the trade show in the back – by the REALTOR® booth section – booth 1707 to be exact. If you’re not here, all the info is online at REALTOR Benefits® Program.



Erica Ramus

Erica Ramus is the broker/owner of RAMUS Realty Group in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. She was in NAR’s REALTOR® University’s first graduating class to earn the MRE degree and she serves on both state and national REALTOR® group committees. She teaches pre-licensing and continuing education real estate courses at Penn State University and is on the Board of Regents at Realtor University.

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