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 REALTOR.com®  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.

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Carrie Little

Carrie J. Little is an early user of technology, email marketing and social media. With a back ground in digital marketing and analytics, she can make sense of information so REALTORS® are able to integrate data into relevant and understandable content. She is the Illinois Women’s Council Past President, host of the “Real Estate Minute on WBBM and an NAR two-time Speaker. Carrie J. Little is also a 17-year real estate veteran. She prides herself in working with agents to use the latest technology in their real estate transactions. Her most recent venture is the new Broker/Owner of CarMarc Realty Group in the Chicagoland Suburbs.

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