Winning at the Expo

I’ve been attending NAR Conferences and Expos for over 20 years. Door prizes and giveaways by the exhibitors have changed over the years as technology has advanced. I’ve personally won plenty of gift cards but several years ago I won an iPad at the Expo from realtor.com®. iPads have been popular door prizes for several years. When mini iPads arrived on the technology scene, they became a frequent prize of vendors. Traveling the expo floor on Saturday I found that the popularity of iPads both large and mini as door prizes has not waned and other drawings in general reflect the latest in popular technology, including Fitbits, Apple Watches, GoPro cameras, and yes, even drones. Some exhibitors cut right to the chase and raffle off cash just for sitting through one of their sessions.

As far as giveaways at the booth, you will find plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth including some of the good stuff like Godiva and Lindt chocolates. I found t-shirts, pens, highlighters, measuring tapes, lip balm, screen cleaners, and chargers. Despite cloud storage, thumb drives in all shapes and sizes are still a very popular giveaway.

The big prize from Wells Fargo has been a vehicle for a number years, but this year cash is king and the lucky Grand Prize Winner will win $20,000 for home improvements.

Good luck at the expo, where there are so many opportunities you don’t have to be lucky to win.

4-Time Featured Attendee

Linda Davis has sold real estate in Ledyard, Connecticut, for over 35 years. She is active in her local board of REALTORS® and in her community, where she serves as an elected official, holding the office of deputy mayor and chairman of the Ledyard Town Council.

Conference Live 2016