NAA Education Conference has ended.
No more apartmentalizing.
No more late night events and early morning sessions.
No more meeting like-minded multifamily professionals.
The conference has ended, but it’s not over.
Returning from one of the largest conferences in the industry, we were blown away by all the exciting topics, speakers, and booths at the 2017 NAA Education Conference in Atlanta.
We had a blast.
Returning from the three-day conference in Atlanta may have left you with post-conference blues…
Maybe you met branding expert Johnny Cupcakes and snagged one of his awesome t-shirts?
Maybe you miss all the social media buzz?
Or, maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed with the whole of experiences of returning from the conference?
It’s easy to be excited and full of high-energy over the three days, but it’s what you do after the conference that matters. It’s time to take action by taking everything you’ve learned over the past week and using it to move yourself professionally, your company, and the multifamily industry as a whole forward.
3 Tips to Stay Motivated After the Conference
Connect with your New Network
Take advantage of all the “networking” (anyone else hate that term?) you did.
More than likely you have new connections. Whether that’s contact details you scribbled on a bar napkin during the 3 Dogwood Night concert, the flyers you stuffed in your pocket during your walk around the booths, or the notes you wrote from the sessions you attended.
Take advantage of your new connections and reach out to them via text, social media, or whichever way you prefer to communicate.
We came away with new clients, new friends, and new companies we want to follow in the industry. We now have a list of everyone who we want to reach out to, so expect to hear from us soon 🙂
Share what you’ve learned
You’ve invested in yourself and your company by attending the conference. It’s now time to share that knowledge.What is the point of attending the conference if you don’t share it with your employees, team, and followers?
Grow your business
If your 2017 NAA Education Conference experience was anything like ours, then the conversations, sessions, and events all blend into one (one awesome experience we might add.)
It’s hard to take everything you’ve experienced and put it into actionable steps to grow your career and business. Spend some time looking over your notes to notices the trends, key insights, and breakthroughs you had over the entire conference.
Also, search through blogs/social media (like ours) to see if there is anything you missed. Perhaps there were sessions you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? Reach out and speak to people who attended them or look at the slides from the session.
5 Takeaways from NAA Edu Conference: What We Learnt
Where do we begin?
We spent a lot of time preparing for this conference and now it’s over, we’re not stopping.
Most of our time was spent at our booth discussing our mobile app platform for multifamily companies and where we see mobile technology going (hint: two-way AI and home automation.)
If you didn’t get a chance to speak to us, we have put together a free guide to Multifamily Property Mobile Apps that can be downloaded next week (sign up to our newsletter for the release.) This guide covers everything you need to know about developing a custom-branded mobile app for each property in your portfolio.
Multifamily mobile apps aren’t for paying rent and maintenance requests
A lot of the multifamily professionals we spoke to told us that their residents wanted to manage all their living needs from their smartphone, not just use a generic mobile app to pay rent and make maintenance requests.
Looking at our data, which we’ve covered in your free guide, confirms this.
If done wrong, your multifamily mobile apps can be expensive
“We have an app and it costs us—and continues to cost us—thousands.”
We always knew that there were different business models for creating a custom-branded mobile app for multifamily companies, but we didn’t truly realize how affordable our platform and app packages aware until last week.
Your mobile app shouldn’t cost hundreds of thousands to develop, maintain, and improve. If you want to understand why then download your Free Guide.
The multifamily industry is no longer slow to change
We met a lot of innovative companies in every area of multifamily, from ancillary income to home automation.
It’s awesome and has us really excited for the possibilities of our mobile platform (integration, compatibility, and partnerships)
There hasn’t been a more exciting time to be involved in the multifamily industry than now.
The fundamentals remain the same: that is, to focus on attracting resident, retaining residents and making property management easier, but the tools to help you with all three are better than they ever have been.
There are innovative ways for executives to maximize revenue
One innovative area that we’ll be focusing on with this blog is ancillary income. There are more ways, through mobile technology, for executives to make money than ever before. If you’re an executive managing thousands of units, then you’re leaving money on the table if you’re not implementing the technology to capitalize on this.
Functionality is King, but design is Queen
We’re currently redesigning our mobile platform with a focus on our design. We love how it looks and runs, but we know it can be better.
Your residents are surrounded by well-designed mobile apps, websites, and companies. It really does make a difference with engagement when your clients, staff, and residents fall in love with how your solution runs and looks.
We’re excited to see you all next year in San Diego.
Now, lets start taking action!