Hey, it’s Valentine’s Day, so I’m feeling a little schmoozey. But, I really did enjoy myself today at the Virginia Association of REALTORS Legislative and Education Conference. I chatted this morning with Jim Duncan about a variety of personal and business topics. Jim is someone I’d like to sit down with for longer, over a bottle of good wine (since I now know Jim likes wine from his Facebook profile), and solve all the world’s problems.
I also got to meet Jeremy Hart and I had lunch with Candy Lynn and Toni Brown. It was great meet Jeremy and to catch up with Candy and Toni. Actually, I hadn’t met Candy in person yet, though that hardly seemed to matter once we did meet. As Jeremy said, we communicate on-line enough that it seems like we know each other well and have no need to catch up.
I also enjoyed seeing Laura Benjamin and Dick Davis from Roanoke and, even though I didn’t get to speak to her, I saw Linda Kinsman in the audience. Hi, Linda! I hope to see you all again soon.
If you want a summary of the presentation, go check out Scott Roger’s article on VARbuzz.com. (Thanks to Scott and Lisa for setting up everything for me, you were great hosts!) My presentation was a summary of many of the FBS Blog posts over the last year and putting it together provided me a great opportunity to reflect on the issues again. I’m hoping to find time to put the relevant posts together into a paper and make it available for broader distribution. I’m also thinking of putting some audio to my slides, but that likely will be after the paper.
Thanks again to everyone in Virginia for the invitation and hospitality. We’re very lucky to have clients in such a great state.