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Getting SYNCED at The Summit

One of the benefits for brokers of attending conferences is the opportunity to meet with others in the industry. With this in mind, Chris Davis, events and conference manager for KMI Publishing, talks about SYNCED a new meeting software being used at The Mortgage Summit to help brokers get the most out their time at Canada’s only independent business event for the Canadian mortgage brokering industry.

Video transcript below:

The Mortgage Summit manager, Chris Davis discusses the event’s unique online meting application Synced.
 
Chris Davis, Events and Conference Manager, KMI Publishing
Chris Davis:  As the host of the Mortgage Summit, we understand the benefits of face to face networking at these live events.  It can be very challenging trying to find people in a large room, so what we’ve done is create a networking tool called Synced.  Basically it’s an online solution where you can see all of the attendees at the event and you can send them a message through this online portal or you can create a meeting with them.
 
What we’ve done is set up a room, where we set out 8 tables and you can arrange a specific table and a time to meet with that person.  The system sends them a message and they accept or decline this meeting, very similar to the way that facebook does or Linkedin.  The benefits of one to one meetings is you expand your network and engage in communication with the online brokers in our industry.
  • The Big Story: Housing market snapshot The Big Story: Housing market snapshot (views 14109)

    It’s been an ongoing debate for a while now. Housing bubble – no housing bubble. The latest numbers support the idea that the Canadian housing market will have a soft landing in 2012. In January, CREA reported that sales activity was down for the first time since August of 2011, while prices increased by a modest two per cent year-over-year. Forecasts for economic and job growth going forward vary widely for different parts of the country, meaning some markets may soften while others pick up. For experienced brokers, continuing to work with Realtor partners may be one key to surviving any drop-off in the market. As well, people will continue to buy, refinance and renew. So regardless of what the market may or may not do, brokers need to continue to show clients why brokers are an integral part of the home-buying purchase. On today’s Big Story, we spoke to mortgage broker Paula Roberts and mortgage agent Dena Kakaletris of The Roberts Group-Dominion Lending Centres. Find out on today’s