Chuck Bode#10. I sold 54 units in my first year in real estate without a computer or a personal assistant! In my session at the IAR Convention Oct. 11-13 in St. Charles I’ll give you “25 Marketing Ideas: Down and Dirty”—some of my best, most cost-effective, money-making, profit-producing ideas and techniques that every agent can implement in their own market. Reason enough to attend? Well here’s nine more.

#9. Everyone there will be in a great mood because the people in a “bad” mood stayed home!

#8. Network at the Icebreaker Reception with hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® (hint: bring plenty of cards).

#7. Got an over-priced listing? See Lynn Madison’s “The Price is Right: Setting the price for your BPO or CMA” session.

#6. The IAR opening speaker Brian Copeland of Nashville came out of the music industry and went full speed ahead in real estate. He will share principles he learned in the music industry and how they can be applied to today’s real estate market.

#5. “Short Sales: The Result of Foreclosures”  – Learn how to prepare a short sale package and the timeline needed to get everything accomplished from Marki Lemons − and earn 3 hours of CE!

#4. Buyers need help with their credit reports. Find out  how to get them prepared! by JoAnn Sworan 

#3. Getting REAL in an eCrazy World! Systems to keep clients for life! by Verl Workman

#2. “Agency, License Law and Escrow 2.0” – Up-to-date information on the laws and rules, plus 3 hours of CE with IAR Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance.

#1. You must be present to win! There will be prizes in the Expo daily, and new tools for your business & education that will pay dividends for the year ahead in this real estate business.

P.S. Be there because your competition will be! Register today for the IAR Convention & Expo, Oct. 11-13 in St. Charles.

Chuck Bode is Associate Broker of N. P. Dodge Real Estate Company Omaha, Nebraska. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Nebraska.  He has been teaching real estate and sales courses for the last 24 years and is a Certified Instructor for the Council of Residential Specialists.