Last weekend, I had the pleasure of taking a San Francisco "Business Trip". Ok, it wasn't ALL business, but it was primarily to attend the National Association of Realtors® Annual Conference. They sure do know how to choose a destination! Departing from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Thursday morning, we experienced 4 full days of fun in this unique city. Oh, by the way, my husband had the dreadful duty of accompanying me on this trip. Our trip was full of touristy activities, good eats, and note-taking. Each day held something new. Some of my favorite moments were...
Such a quaint French eatery! Don't judge me, this is where I had my first glass of "real wine." If you're going to spend $50 on wine, it better be in California, right? It is going to be hard to go back to 2 Buck Chuck from Trader Joe's after tasting this!
- Cable Car - If you haven't experienced it yourself, you've seen it in the San Fran photos. This California Cable Car was the first ever cable car system in history. It is one of the city's best landmarks and is quite convenient considering the abundance of crazy steep hills there are to climb on foot.
- Steve Pacinelli - This guy is a Real Estate genius and has the potential to change the course of business for many Agents. He is the founder of Tech Savvy Agent and represented Realtor.com at the Convention. I enjoyed hearing him speak so much that I followed him around to 3 sessions. Call me a Groupie, maybe I should have made a sign.
- Candlestick Park - My husband [Sanders] works for the Carolina Panthers, so he was able to secure us a few hot tickets and field passes for the game of the year verse the San Fran 49ers. This is the last year the 49ers will play in this stadium, as a new one is being built 45 minutes out of the city. It was a blast getting to experience "Candlestick Park" in all her historic glory. This also made me appreciate how classy our Panthers facilities and traditions are.
So maybe I should just admit it… it wasn't too bad having a business trip in one of the coolest cities ever (pun intended, Fisherman's Wharf is freezing). After about 10 hours of learning at the convention, 20 miles of walking, and a red eye flight, I was ready to get back to Charlotte and put these great tips into action. My goal as an Agent is to be a life-long learner. As my dad always says, "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear."