Are you familiar with rebarcamps? What? You aren't? And you call yourself a blogging real estate professional?
But seriously... rebarcamps are popping up all over the country. From the simple beginnings the day before Inman Connect in San Francisco, 2008, now there are events in every corner of the country. I haven't been to as many rebarcamps as some, only three... and each has been unique and incredibly informational.
#rebcrdu was certainly no different in that regard. Elizabeth, Pam and the whole crew did a wonderful and amazing job from front to back, start to end and top to bottom. Literally from registration until dinner after the event, everything fell into place. At any given time there were 5 or 6 different sessions going, but the change-over was smooth and trouble free. And they had almost 300 people show up... That is GIANT.
As with each rebarcamp I have been to, the highlight for me is getting together with the people that usually only "live in my computer." Hanging out in the hall talking with Jim Crawford. Talking at dinner with Jeremy Blanton. Having Susie Blackmon pop into my session. Snarking in the back for a few minutes with Lori Bee and Nanette Saunders. Shaking hands with Brad and Bobby Carroll. Crusing with Debe Maxwell, Connie Harvey, Patty Keller, Thom Abbott and Kathy Drewien.
The sessions were excellent, too. Dakno ran a live stream so that people that weren't there could still grab some REBC magic. David Patterson, the Real Estate Zebra, Jim Crawford, Susie Blackmon, Bobby Carroll, and many others put on great discussions.
There is a very high bar, and the whole #rebcrdu crew worked very hard to push that bar a bit higher.
The next time there is a rebarcamp within driving distance... GO THERE. It will be a day VERY well spent. In addition to the fantastic knowledge, the networking opportunities are amazing. They are also downright fun... Who knows, you might get to play Lynchburg Squares. Just invite the lovely and talented Nanette Saunders to your event. I've heard she is ready to take it on the road...