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Top Tips for Attending a Real Estate Networking Event:

Written by Posted On Friday, 11 August 2017 10:07

Thousands of networking events and conferences are hosted around the UK annually. Any business sector you can even comprehend will have their own host of networking events and business development strategies, so if you do some research, you are sure to find an event that is relevant to your business. Attending these sort of events is more of a traditional way to make business, but can build a lot more credibility for yourself and for your business, as opposed to cold calling. Below are some of the most important points to take into account when attending a networking event.

 

Learning:

 

You should always take something away from the networking event, make it your mission to learn something new. Whether this comes from having a conversation with a like-minded professional or sitting through a speaker or conference. If you want to better yourself within your profession, then it’s essential to keep pushing yourself to learn new things.

 

Seeking new ideas:

 

Industry experts are the best people to take inspiration from, which could in turn spark new and interesting ideas. Bringing back new ideas and strategies can help to improve the way your business operates and can in turn bring new and interesting original ideas. New ideas and innovations are what drives an industry forward, so it’s important to

 

Making real business connections:

 

When you attend a networking event, it’s important to actually network and make real business connections. Connections can benefit your company instantly, or nurturing an ongoing business relationship can really help to down the line. People responds well to personal approaches rather than sales pitches, so on first meeting ensure that you are promoting your values rather than your services. The sales talk comes after. So many people fall into the trap of sticking with their own workers/ co-workers at networking events, but it’s important to make sure that you are really working the room and making sure that you are meeting new and interesting professionals.

 

Assessing the benefit of the event:

Before attending the networking event, it’s important to conduct your own research and ensure that you are getting the most out of your experience networking. As interesting as they may be, some networking and conference events don’t have any value so it’s important to make sure that you can get something out of it.


Be sure to also check the location on the event to see if you need to make any travel arrangements and whether you will need to take a significant amount of time out of the week. For example some conference venues manchester has to offer are difficult to find and therefore need to be carefully planned and even found prior to the event.

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