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MLS TECH FAIR 2009 - New York

MLS TECH FAIR 2009 - New York

I am really excited that ActiveRain and the MLS of Long Island have invited me to be a guest speaker and part of their 8th Annual MLS Tech Fair this year.  The days schedule will be filled with great speakers, topics, breakout sessions, and an exhibit hall full of new and exciting products from some of the Top Industry Service Providers.

The list of Sponsors for this event is nothing short of impressive.  If you happen to be anywhere near Long Island, NY this week, you should take a day out and spend it with us.  Once you see their site and all that is being offered, I think you'll agree that this is the Grand Daddy "Tech Fair" of ALL Tech Fairs.  Come join us if you can, I'd love to see you there.

"Discover Innovative Ways To Recharge And Grow Your Real Estate Business!"

Some of the topics and panels I'll have the pleasure of participating on include:

Plaza Room: 11 to 11:15
How to Use ActiveRain
Start networking with the largest online gathering of real estate professionals in the world.
Brad Andersohn, ActiveRain
Blogging Tips and Strategies: Dirty Secrets Experts Know
Starlight Room: 1:45 to 2:15
There may be a lot of real estate bloggers, but are there a lot of GOOD ones? Hear from the experts what defines an effective blog. Learn how a commitment to frequent, newsworthy and content rich blog posts can expand your sphere of influence, generate trusting clients and transform your business. Get a chance to ask the experts your blogging questions.
Panelists: Dan Green, Bring The Blog
Brad Andersohn, ActiveRain
Marc Davison, Partner with 1000Watt Consulting
Leveraging the Power of Social Networking 
Plaza Room: 3:15 to 4:00
Session highlights the strengths of the various social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, real estate community sites and real estate search/valuation sites and helps you choose what’s right for you and where you should focus your energies. Learn how social media sites enable you to reach large numbers of consumers in a powerful & interactive way. Hear the importance of managing your time, difference between networking & selling & how effective social networking today will plant the seeds for a successful future harvest. We’ll save time for Q&A with you.
Moderator: Brad Andersohn, ActiveRain 
Panelists: Kelly Roark,
Sara Bonert,
Diallo Stevens,CRS,GRI,SRES, RECS,e-PRO – Century 21 Best
Rudy Bacharaty, Trulia 

A very special thanks goes out to Jenny Natale and Katie Windham for helping put all this together and for getting me to New York in "style!" They are a couple of "first class" ladies that I'm really looking forward to meeting this week. Also thanks to Jon and Bob for letting me take a little break, and even though I'll still be working, you can bet I'll be having some fun too!

If you want to follow us and participate from where ever you are, the twitter hashtag is #MLSTF. There will be plenty of twitter updates I'm sure. I'll be using that hashtag to solicit questions from our audience and any other followers during the last session. (3:15 to 4:00pm) Anything you'd like to know or ask our panel regarding "Leveraging The Power of Social Networking? We'd love to hear from you. :-)

For more information, please email them at or call 631-661-4800 ext. 11.
Here's Directions To The MLSTechFair



"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 38 commentsBrad Andersohn • September 30 2009 01:47AM


Is this only for members of LIBOR?

Posted by Miriam Bernstein, CRS almost 11 years ago

Oh boy, if only I had known, I am thinking I could have set up a trip across the sound to LI. I wish you much success!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 11 years ago

Ditto to Andrea.  I wish we'd had more notice. 

Posted by Rick Schwartz (William Raveis Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Brad - Hope you have a great time. Thanks again for you help last night.
Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) almost 11 years ago

Love to see you down here in Florida! That sounds like a wonderful program.

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Brad hope you have a great time on your trip to the big apple!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

I'll bet Carolyn Tann-Starr will have a front-row seat. This sounds like it's right up her alley!

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) almost 11 years ago

Brad - that's a pretty impressive group you are joining. So with the first class roundtrip air travel you must be feeling pretty proud of yourself. :)


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

I'd love to be there Brad. When will you be in or around my neck of the woods???

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 11 years ago

Brad, It looks like the other speakers will be in good company.  The topics and introductions sure wet my appetite.

Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) almost 11 years ago

Congrats, Brad.  I am sure you will wow them with your speech and gain some new AR acolytes.  And I am also sure you will be bringing us back some more goodies!

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 11 years ago

We will have to put you on the circuit around the Country with a stop in Toronto Canada, a little more Rain in the Fall won't hurt.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

Blog-N-Roll Brad...

Do you play your guitar at these events? :)

Don't mind me. I just knew a day with me saying Hi to you, just can't happen :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago


And I'm sorry about my potty mouth. I've been hanging with a Marine. His influence is going to get me in trouble :)

Even BB has mentioned the potty mouth thing. That can't be good :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

How about this...

You delete that email and we'll both pretend I never said that :)

Disclosure: These comments were not made for points :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago
Is that scheduling right, they're only giving you 15 minutes for How to Use ActiveRain? This could easily run through lunch.
Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 11 years ago
I'd love to hear how it goes- updates!
Posted by Laurie Mindnich almost 11 years ago

Miriam - this event is NOT just for members only. Check out their website for more details.

Andrea and Rick - I'll try to give more advanced notice in the future.  Been really busy lately. Sorry.

Matt - I'll have a good time, just let me know if you win the REBlogWorld trip. Good luck buddy!

Dick and Dixie - We'll be in Florida sometime soon....

Barbara - looking forward to meeting you in person at one of these one day soon.

Bill - is it possible to not have a good time in the "Big Apple?" No way!!  :)

Leslie - haven't heard from C-Tann Starr, can you let her know about this for me?  Just don't let her "Jack" this post.  haha~

Jeff - not proud, humbled!  Ok... maybe a little proud. lol~  :-))   This is going to be an awesome event, and to be up there with some of the best in the industry (some were my mentors) it really and truly is an honor to be here.

Susie - we'll be comin around the mountain when we come.  Watch for a RainCamp to sprout up soon in your area...

Steve - it's really the other way around, I'll be surrounded by great speakers and company.

Jane - I am here to learn more than I am to teach.  Some of the best learning at these events happens in the hallways.

Al & Peggy - Have laptop and iPhone, will travel.  <grin> Sounds good to me.

TLW - do I play guitar at these? Heck no, I want to get invited back!!  lol~  What email???  :-O  (shhh...)


Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

My goodness, Brad, I wish I had known, I would have definitely attended!  They need you out here, you'll have to visit the MLSLI and look at the photos!  Gee, I'm so sorry I didn't know you'd be coming to town!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 11 years ago

John - I'll have to talk really fast!  :-))

Laurie - you can follow our updates on twitter, just search twitter using the #MLSTF and you'll see everything that is being posted and talked about.  I'll try to bring back some goodies (photos and video) to post about later too.

Carole - I came all the way across the United States to be here, you better come. I've been waiting to meet you in person forever!!  Sure hope you'll try to make it.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad,  I am soooo jealous!  I was born and raised on Long Island and cut my teeth in real estate out in Moriches.  I told my friends to come see you.  Do you think they have some cheap fairs to McArthur???

Posted by Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044) almost 11 years ago
Brad - couldn't you have given us more than just one day's notice. I would have loved to be there but can't clear my calander for tomorrow. What a bummer and I'm probably in GREAT GREAT need of this. I'm beginning to feel severly technologically challenged. Besides, I would have loved the chance to meet you.
Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 11 years ago
Brad, I almost always go to the Tech Fair but wasn't planning on it this year. If I can possibly make it, I'll try to come. Wish I'd had a little more notice.
Posted by Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103) almost 11 years ago


I have been watching the speaker roster for weeks and Active Rain was not on it till few days ago.  I was not intending to go this year but when I saw your name, I immediately registered.  I'll be in all your events.  Welcome to Long Island.  It's a great place.  See you tomorrow!  

Posted by Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady" almost 11 years ago
I wish I could come. Then I would love sitting down at a good Italian restaurant on the island and get some seafood pasta
Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ (Real Estate One) almost 11 years ago


Wow!  You are in great demand... and I know why.. :)

Hope you're in our area soon with your expertise to share! 

I thought about plane tickets to Seattle but instead am hopeful that you will be closer during the next year.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 11 years ago

Would've gone with one more day's notice.  Just filled up my schedule this afternoon.  Bummer!

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad -- That is a forward-thinking MLS to do that.  It sounds like it will be a blast and very beneficial to everyone in attendance.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 11 years ago
Brad like everyone else wish I had more notice. Anyway have a wonderful time.
Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad. I wish you would come down to Tampa Bay.

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i (Aloha Kai Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Brad: Sounds like a great opportunity. Maybe Tennessee will do something like this in the near future

Posted by Roland Woodworth, eXp Realty (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Sorry guys for the last minute post about this, I figured anyone in this area would have already heard or known about this.  I was also hoping this post would serve a dual purpose, it's my "out of office" message for those trying to find me.

We're here now so come on down.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad, will you and the ActiveRain team be coming to the Central Coast of California soon?  Maybe to San Luis Obispo?

Please let me know.  Thanks!


Posted by Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management (EPRE) almost 11 years ago
Pamela - if you want to set something up, I'd be happy to come down there and do a workshop or Junior Raincamp. Give me a ring and we can go over the details and what it would take to make it happen. Thanks. I'm headed back from NY this morning, then off to Seattle's RainCamp next week. 707 718-6773 :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hope the event went as planned.  I am originally from Long Island - Syosset.  I was back in 2002 - needless to say a lot changed since the last time I was there in '67

Posted by John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate (Mason Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Looks exciting Brag and can please let me know when AR members will be gathering in Las Vegas, Blog World convention, Etc, "Thanks"
Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 11 years ago

Brad - Looked like a great event. 

Posted by Dora & Vincent Kwok, CNE - Chandler, Arizona Real Estate (HomeSmart Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Robert - we'll let you know when we're coming! Count on it.  :-)

Dora and Vincent, it was.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago


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