2019 Convention Agent Bootcamp

Agent Bootcamp

Are you new to the business and looking for ways to kick your business into high gear? The Agent Bootcamp Track helps newer agents gain valuable practice tips to hit the ground running after convention. 


Day 1: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

LIVE Video Success Systems

Gain the edge on your competition and find out how you can position yourself as an expert in real estate by going LIVE.

Instructor: Jeremias Maneiro

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

It's Not Rocket Science, It's Just Real Estate!

Does real estate have to be difficult, complicated and painful, or are there things licensees can do to ensure that their real estate careers go as smoothly as possible? This session covers the basics for an agent to be prepared for possible problems ahead of time, and also covers what a licensee has to consistently do to remain productive and happy in real estate.      

Instructor: Melanie McLane

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Rising Stars vs. The Masters

Join in this special session as industry up-and-comers take on veteran agents in a debate of practice prowess. Learn what is essential to each group: their successes, their shortcomings and what advice they can share for you to grow your business. Topics up for debate include must-have apps and technology, daily routines and time management, branding and property marketing, lessons learned along the way, and much more. 


  • Catherine Bade, Edina Realty ‚ÄĒ Eau Claire
  • Christine Degen, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group ‚ÄĒ Green Bay
  • Melissa Dix, First Weber Inc. ‚ÄĒ Baraboo
  • Dezarrea Kindle, Century 21 Affiliated ‚ÄĒ Kenosha

Moderator: Saralyn Emmons, Exit Realty Horizons ‚ÄĒ Wauwatosa, WI

Day 2: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Seven Activities You Need to Do to Build and Grow Your Business

Success in real estate is like gardening: once you plant the seeds, you need to do some cultivating to make things grow. And of course, you need patience. The outcome is a result of the effort you put into it ‚ÄĒ so if you are consistent with managing your garden of contacts, feeding it information and sharing with others, you will find great success. In this session, you'll discover the top seven tips on how to grow your business from the ground up.

Instructor: Nelson Zide

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Zap the Generational Gap! Connecting Through Generational Lines 

Find out how to connect, crackle and get things accomplished through generational lines. In your real estate practice, you interact with a variety of people from more than four different generations. Each generational cohort has a different set of assumptions when it comes to communication, collaboration and success. As a  new agent, you must be able to navigate the multiple generations within the office and with clients to successfully build your new practice. In this session, you'll learn how to balance the needs of all generations. 

Instructor: Meagan Johnson

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Success of New Agents

Tired of working long hours without seeing results? Are you looking for marketing ideas to jump-start your business? Do you need tools to develop better systems? Attend this session to learn from agents who have found success. You too can survive and thrive in this business!


  • Caitlin Dennis, Shorewest REALTORS¬ģ ‚ÄĒ Waukesha
  • Joanna Janas, First Weber Inc. ‚ÄĒ Middleton
  • Niki Paisley, Century 21 Affiliated ‚ÄĒ La Crosse
  • Markus Savaglio, Village Realty & Development ‚ÄĒ Kohler

Moderator: Sara Whitley, Old National Bank

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