Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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I attended an awards conference for a milti-state Realtor organization on March 11th… Other HIs purchased booths, but non expected the attention the NACHI booth received.
NACHI purchased the booth, and my wife and I staffed it. At times, things got kind of scary, with the level of clammor and commotion at the booths. Although we signed up for a single booth, the convention coordinator gave us a second, and combined the two spaces.
We brought 400 custom mousepads, with the NACHI and Realtor logos co-mingled on the pad, and the caption "Welcome to the POWERHOUSE" emblazoned across the top.
We brought NACHI FLyers (Frisbees). We had NACHI hats. We had NACHI pens. I had a Powerpoint prsentation running in a loop projected in the background. All great stuff.
We raffled off a big basket of cheer. Wine, cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit, and chocolates. Beautiful...
In total, 1600 Realtors visited the booth in under an hour and a half. They were lined up 7 across and three deep.
Office managers were given multiple pads for placement at office computers. Everyone wanted them. Nearly everyone wanted the NACHI Flyers.
At times, we couldnt keep up.
Three othe inspection firms that were there looked on in amazement.
In the end, all mousepads were GONE. All NACHI FLyers were GONE. All NACHI brochures we printed (400) were GONE. We handed out slightly over 1,400 pens. Hats were gone. Over 500 Realtors signed up for the raffle.
NACHI made a huge impact. Two other inspectors in attendance were interested in joining the association. Findaninspector.us is in 400 more locations than it was prior to the event.
250 NACHI Flyers will be tossed about at parties, backyards, playgrounds, parks, and at beaches this summer.
1400 NACHI pens (with highlighters) are in the hands of hungry agents as we speak. They will make it into the hands of buyers and sellers in coming weeks.
Illigitimi Non Carborundum
"Dont let the bastards grind you down..."