ActiveRain Is Coming to Phoenix! SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?

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ActiveRain Is Coming to Phoenix! SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?

What I can tell you is that there are plenty of REALTORS and Loan Officers asking questions.  What is the big deal? What is ActiveRain anyway? Why should I even bother attending?" The other comment and belief is, "Socal Media? It's just a fad!"  However, I like to believe the old adage "Ignorance is Bliss!"  I don't mean to offend anyone by that but as in any part of life, sometimes we tend to drift towards the path of least resistance or shy away from the unknown. 

I know what you "Rainmakers" are thinking!  I am a bit perplexed as I see my fellow professionals missing out on another stream of income and communication with their current and prospective clients. Plus I've been able to meet so many new and fun people who I now call "friends." What many real estate professionals do not understand is that there are approximately 32% of potential homebuyers and sellers searching the internet for the next real estate professional to help them.  That is a HUGE number!

How do we get a piece of that business and how do we effectively communicate with that community? Think about this, as the need for information swells on a daily basis, how are you going to effectively communicate to 300+ people/ clients in your database while performing your day to day business tasks.  These are valid questions and concerns that need an effective answer and solution.  I believe that Social Media will NOT take over our industry, however it has become and will continue to be an effective medium and tool to grow our business. If you are pro-growth as much as I am, I believe you will agree that Social Media makes sense.

Well enough of my opinion.. What do we do about it?  I suggest that if you are in the Phoenix Area on September 2nd, you get yourself over to this exciting and fun workshop that will teach you exactly how to dissect and use the ActiveRain site and also show how to create and maximize your presence on the internet in general.  We have 2 of the most prolific bloggers coming to town out of the goodness of their heart to share with us these exciting techniques, ACTIVERAIN'S very own Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart. These guys are going to blow us away with some really cool techniques and show us how to maximize our ACTIVERAIN membership.  

This event is going to be a blast!  We will also be providing prizes (IPODS, Photography Sessions and many other gifts).  In my own opinion, it is going to be the real estate event of the year.  It has caught enough attention that The Arizona Republic (The states largest newspaper) will be providing press coverage.  If you haven't heard, people are blogging about this from across the country right here in ACTIVERAIN.  They are kind of jealous but that is ok, I think Brad and Bob will be open to doing one of these in your area too if you are nice! ;-)

ActiveRain is Coming to Phoenix Arizona for A Half Day Workshop

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009
9:00am - NOON (Registration at 8:30am)
The Doubletree Scottsdale
5401 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale AZ (Scottsdale Road and Indian Bend)



For those that want to get up close and personal with these guys, we are also going to throw an ACTIVERAIN Happy Hour Gathering at the Internationally Reknowned restaurant "ROKA AKOR".  We have ROKA AKOR graciously providing us with 1/2 priced drinks and appertizer specials for ACTIVERAIN members and attendees. Very Cool!


brought to you by David Magic Productions

September 2nd

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


ROKA AKOR is located within the Artesia Community.
7299 North Scottsdale Road (Scottsdale Rd & Indian Bend)- Scottsdale, Arizona 85253


There will be NO BOOKS, NO CD'S, NO COACHING,  just "Real World" internet marketing techniques taught by two of ActiveRain's finest,  Bob Stewart and Brad Andersohn.  These are going to be some awesome and fun events that you do not want to miss....I really hope to see you there, and bring a friend if you can.  They'll be forever grateful if you do!


Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

It would be great to see you in more places...looking forward to an "events" calendar!

Aug 28, 2009 05:45 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Is anyone going to be live streaming the event so other Rainers can tune in online?

Aug 28, 2009 05:51 PM
Ted Canto
American Mortgage Network - Chandler, AZ
Arizonan #1 Mortgage Lender
Terri.. I'm pretty stoked too! Plz come by and say hi to our team as well that morning. Erika.. Hopefully this event will be the start of something fun & educational that we can convince AR to do more often. John.. Budget kind of kept us limited however.. We do have a professional videographer who will tape it and i plan on putting it up on the internet for everyone to view. This level of an event ain't cheap! Hopefully we'll learn from this for the next AR Event.
Aug 28, 2009 06:31 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

Sounds like a party to me.  It should be a great time.  I need them to come to Chicago

Aug 28, 2009 11:24 PM
Linda Metallo, Re/max Impact

Ditto Gene and Russ. How about Chicago?

Linda Metallo, Re/max Impact, Lockport, Il.

Aug 28, 2009 11:48 PM
Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque

Hi Ted, I'm looking forward to the event. I'll be coming in from Albuquerque to check it out. I'm hoping there will be a few people from outside Phoenix too. I look forward to meeting you and all the other ActiveRainers that attend!

Aug 29, 2009 03:59 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

I want to go but have surgery the next day so it will be impossible :whine:

Aug 29, 2009 05:03 AM
James Lyon
Vista Pacific Realty - Sacramento, CA

A little far for me, how about something in California?

Aug 29, 2009 06:12 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Thanks for the announcement . . . can't wait for the blogs with pics!

Aug 29, 2009 06:34 AM
Michelle Hatmaker
Real Living - The Hatmaker Group - Galveston, TX
Houston Galveston Real Estate

I'd love an excuse to travel, but just can't get away right now.  Houston would be a HOT market for such an event....(hint, hint!)  Good luck with it!  I'm sure it will be a blast!

Aug 29, 2009 06:52 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

I've attended two active rain events and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting fellow Rainer's and you will learn more than you can imagine at this event! Enjoy!

Aug 29, 2009 08:35 AM
Ted Canto
American Mortgage Network - Chandler, AZ
Arizonan #1 Mortgage Lender
  • Rick- I thought I had a videographer but seems that isn't going to happen.  I am still working on a solution to tape it so I can post it for all of you to check out.  But yes, I believe too it would be cool to have it where everyone gets a glimpse.
  • Fellow Chicago- Let's see how this turns out.  My wheels are spinning and I am going to work on a project.  Lets see if we can see you in Chicago!!
  • Erica Ramus- I actually reached out to the AR guys and planned the whole event along with Security Title (Affiliate of Fidelity Title).  Stephen Garner and I are kind of the area multi media-educational-dynamic duo-marketing rep-loan officer team of the Phoenix area.  We try to out do our previous events by planning some really fun, dynamic and educational workshops and events for the real estate community here in AZ.
  • Rich Cederburg- Glad to hear that you can attend. Since you are a visitor, lets try to do the best we can at being AZ Ambassadors to your stay.  Let me know how Stephen and I can make stay a friendly and pleasant one.  Please come by and say hello at the workshop. I am really humbled to know you are making the trek. Thank you!
  • Renee:  We all hope your surgery and recovery goes well!  Would be a happier event with you here with us!!
  • James- California would seem to be the next natural progression wouldn't you think? ;-)
  • Carla- we are going to try to share as much as we can. Afterall, this is what AR is all about! Right?
  • Michelle- Texas is definitely a state I love! (I was stationed there in the military).  Will keep you posted!
  • Russell- I am pretty excited.  I can tell you that the end product seems a lot prettier than the production of it.  It has been long hours and a lot of work to get RE professionals to notice.  You wouldn't believe how many RE pros are like.. "ActiveRain, uh yeah, I dunno, umm.. What is ActiveRain again?"  That is what we've been up against but we are working it hard to make it a fun and educational experience for us PRO-GROWTH PROS!!

By the way, anyone who has or hasn't registered, we are giving away 15 tickets for the first 15 people to post "The Canto Team" on this blog.  If you've already paid, pass it on to someone who can use it or bring a friend or teammate.  Make sure to send me an email too with the name of the other person. 

Aug 29, 2009 09:14 AM
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

It's not logistically sensable for me living in NE but I'd love to go....have fun.

Patricia AUlson/portsmouh nh homes

Aug 29, 2009 09:27 AM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness

If I was in Phoenix this is where I would be for sure !  Those guys rock !!

Aug 29, 2009 10:25 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Not sure what you mean by post "The Canto Team" on the post.  Did you just want me to state it in a comment?  Does that mean I'm in? 

Regardless, I'm going to take a quick look at tickets.

Aug 29, 2009 03:39 PM
Ted Canto
Christine.. If you are going to be in Scottsdale.. You have a ticket.. Please confirm that you'll be in town and you'll be all set.
Aug 29, 2009 07:23 PM
Cassi @ Knightyme Video Tours
Knightyme Video Tours - Lawrenceville, GA

Don't forget Atlanta!

Aug 30, 2009 04:02 AM
Paul Slaybaugh
Homesmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate

I have to wash the dog that day.  We'll see.

Aug 30, 2009 07:52 AM
Bob Hertzog
Summit Home Consultants - Phoenix, AZ
Designated Broker

Already in, and looking forward to it!

Aug 30, 2009 08:05 AM
Dianne Bartlett
Brightside Realty, LLC - Austin, TX

I'll be looking for them to come to Austin.

Aug 31, 2009 11:55 AM