How to Leverage Volunteering in Washington, DC

Each year REALTORS® get involved at the local, state, and national levels to fight for the rights of home ownership during the month of May. Volunteering is hard work, time consuming, and full of opportunity to network. After hill visits, business meetings, and the legislative expo, agents have the opportunity to network with agents and event sponsors from all over the United States. In the last 48 hours agents had the option to network and build relationships with other REALTOR® members.

Some of those networking events included:

Contactually hosted a REALTOR® networking event in DC at a local Century 21 office with industry leaders and strategic partners. Later that evening®  hosted a rooftop event with featured sponsors Cloud CMA, ListHub, and Sentrilock.

On Thursday, Midwest Real Estate Data hosted their 3rd annual rooftop event at Arent Fox LLP. The view was phenomenal.

Steps to leverage volunteering:

  • Be intentional – talk to REALTORS® and expo sponsors
  • Scan business cards and connect via social media
  • Follow up and take notes to remember who you connected with
  • Build strong relationships and look for your new friends the next time you visit Washington, DC.

If you missed an opportunity to network, make sure to visit the expo in 2018. If you don’t ask you won’t know where to locate the after-hours events.


Carrie Bey-Little

Carrie Bey-Little, B.S., is a Certified Paralegal, Hootsuite Certified, DocuSign Certified, a C.E Instructor, C.E. Course Author, and Broker with Baird & Warner, IL. Carrie is the 2014 President for the West Suburban Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® in Illinois. She’s also produced television programming, and worked for McDonald’s Real Estate Division. Carrie is driven to motivate others to reach their professional goals, personal goals, and real estate dreams. As a C.E. instructor and trainer with Midwest Real Estate Data, she is able to educate 400 to 1000+ real estate professionals a month using the best MLS tools available in the United States. Carrie comes from the professional arena working with the latest technology as early as 1997 with NEC Technologies. She was an early adopter of social media, which gives her the experience to integrate tech into her training with a focus on making it practical for every real estate audience.

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