Real Estate is and Always Will be a 'People Business'

Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

Over the past few weeks, we've been sending out emails discussing what RainCamp™ is all about and why we think you should be there. With the tickets being donation based, meaning you can pay whatever you can afford, you'd be crazy for not joining us.

I'm serious, you would be crazy!  Just yesterday, Garrick Werdmuller, a loan officer in Alameda, CA who joined us last month in San Francisco, posted to his AR Blog and said "I would have to say it was the best event I have ever attended as a mortgage professional and I have attended most of the big mortgage and real estate marketing events. If you get a chance, GO!"

What had Garrick so excited?  I'm sure it was that he learned how to get his content on the first page of Google. Or maybe it was the techniques he learned to help him actually get business because of his interactions on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe it was some of the connections he made and relationships he built with the people that surrounded him.

I'm certain those all played a part in forming his opinion of RainCamp.  But for a Real Estate technology lover like myself, who just can't get enough of staying on the cutting edge of marketing, it was a chance to immerse himself with 450 other Industry professionals with the exact same mindset and goals.

Sites like Facebook, Twitter and ActiveRain give us an incredible opportunity
to exchange ideas from the comfort of our living room. Still, there is no way to replace the real life networking opportunities afforded by being in one location with 450 of your peers, all with a common goal, maximizing their online effectiveness while still connecting in real life.

Next week, I will be in New York, along with four of the most influential people in real estate: Jonathan Washburn, our CEO and Founder, Bob Stewart, AR's Chief Evangelist, Spencer Rascoff, COO of Zillow and Ben Kinney, Mega Agent from Keller Williams in Seattle. We'll be talking about a variety of strategies to improve your online presence and help you get business using the web and Social Media.

Next week at RainCamp, we will:

  • Show you how we have helped thousands of our members rank at the top of the search engines for searches in their market.
  • Share how Donna Harris, a RE/MAX agent from Austin, Texas used her blog to make $122,000 in commissions over the last two years doing something you can do in your own market right now.
  • Reveal how a plan and some guidance can help you use blogging to impact your business and get the same results as Donna.
  • Provide you with a full day of great info to take home with you and implement immediately!

At the end of the day, Real Estate is a people business, and no amount of technology will replace old fashion networking and sharing, in person.

Come Join us on Tuesday, January 12th in New York City for RainCamp to learn and build cohesive, meaningful relationships with colleagues that will carry you into 2010 and beyond. Click here to register today, we are filling up fast and the last seats will be gone before you know it. I can guaranty that you don't want to be the one that didn't take the time to learn this stuff. 

I'm excited and looking forward to seeing you and connecting in NYC.

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Joan Zappa
Eagles Wings Realty - Montrose, CO
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Have to wait till you get closer to Colorado, it sounds like a great experience.

Jan 07, 2010 10:09 AM #78
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Brad~  I would love to go!  Maybe if you ever have close to KY or TN then I could make it! 

Jan 07, 2010 10:24 AM #79
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I am thinking about going to the one in D.C. this summer as a Newcomer!

Jan 07, 2010 11:24 AM #80
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Brad, I have said this before--you need to schedule one of these events in Nashville.  I know many agents that would be eager to attend.  Think about it!!

Jan 07, 2010 12:45 PM #81
Nathan Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Davenport, FL
Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert

I'm not sure if you guys will ever make your way to Orlando, but if you do I'm there. I'm still working on getting the Marine Corps out of my mind and getting a happy place into it. It's tough to be a people person when you're constantly assessing targets in the back of you mind. Just kidding. Well maybe a little. LOL. Quite an adjustment. Kinder gentler realtor, kinder gentler realtor.



Jan 07, 2010 02:54 PM #82
Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor
Conifer Homes - Buda, TX
If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow.

Remember, people who market to people are the luckiest people in the real estate world! Seriously.

Jan 07, 2010 03:58 PM #83
Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Thanks Brad - I will definitely come when I can drive to the RainCamp!  So Atlanta, Washington, etc. are looking good!  Keep us posted please!

Jan 08, 2010 12:00 AM #85
Krista Barnes
Carolina One Real Estate; Realtor, SFR,ABR,CIAS - Mount Pleasant, SC

Bring it down south! We need Ya"ll down here too!!!!

Jan 08, 2010 05:59 AM #86
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Brad, How about Raleigh or Charlotte NC?

Jan 08, 2010 03:03 PM #87
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

What about New Oleans or Orlando, maybe even Atlanta I can't wait either hopefully soon.

Jan 09, 2010 02:33 PM #88
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Joyce - Atlanta is on the list.  We may need to add Raleigh NC too!! 

Jan 09, 2010 02:46 PM #89
Mike Barilone
RE/MAX Legends - Lawrenceville, GA
Lawrenceville Georgia Realtor

Finally, AR will be in Atlanta!  :)

Jan 10, 2010 07:51 AM #90
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

When will registration be open to the other locations, like Dallas?  And is the date really Feb 2 and not Feb 4?

Jan 10, 2010 12:00 PM #91
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Hi Donna - last I checked, we'll be in Dallas on the 2nd, I think the date was changed a while back.  As soon as registration and the venue are anounced, I'll be sure to let you and everyone know. :-)

Jan 10, 2010 04:58 PM #92
Teresa Boardman
Boardman Realty - Saint Paul, MN

I worry about that.  I am just not a people person.

Jan 11, 2010 10:26 AM #93
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Since my plans got messed up and I couldn't get to NYC, I am really looking forward to this coming to Atlanta!

Jan 13, 2010 07:10 AM #94
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

LOL @Teresa - be afraid, be very afraid!!

Jan 13, 2010 01:31 PM #95
Dana Devine
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Apollo Beach, FL

Brad on the schedule #20 how do we sign up for the other dates that are not highlighted in blue?

Jan 14, 2010 01:08 AM #96
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Dana - as we get the venues and details confirmed, I'll be providing all the eventbrite information so members and others can RSVP.  Just keep checking here or for all the upcoming events. Thanks. :-)

BTW - NYC RainCamp was awesome!!

Jan 14, 2010 03:38 AM #97
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

wish I was up there with all of you! Reading the posts, I am indeed missing something worthwhile!

Jan 15, 2010 04:54 AM #98
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