Cold in New York City Outside and Inside it’s Full of Rainmakers

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More Rain Camp in NY Ben and Bob

Ben Kinney At RainCamp in NY

I attended my first Rain Camp. This is where inspiration and information rains. Active Rain the real estate website rented a room in the Marriott Marque and invited real estate agents, brokers and home stagers. The energy was so powerful I "had a buzz" all day.  The enthusiasm and excitement was contagious. Our speakers Ben Kinney, Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart were full of information. They shared things like free websites, how to go after a lead (10 days of pain), and how to use social media to your benefit. The topic of blogging came up over and over again. How to title one, how to write one and where to post it.

I had so much fun with fellow stager Deb Harshman. I met Tracey Santrock, Philip Raices, and Pat Kennedy just to name a few. I will go to the RainCamp in DC in May and I highly recommend it for other home stagers in the DC Maryland Northern Virginia area.

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Vivian, it's days later, and I still have a big old buzz on!  Glad to have you among the DC area bloggers!

Jan 16, 2010 01:23 AM
Vivian Gilbert
Home Staging by Vivian LLC - Potomac, MD

Thanks Pat, It was really nice to meet you. Hope to see you In May In D.C

Jan 16, 2010 02:07 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

How fun for you!  I love our RainCamp in San Francisco.

Jan 16, 2010 01:06 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

It sounds like RainCamp is a treasure-trove of fabulous ideas to help us improve our online presence.  Lucky that you had one nearby ... I hope to find one in our area this year.

Jan 16, 2010 03:42 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

We're still waiting to hear the final details of the Dallas RainCamp Vivian, glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Jan 17, 2010 01:12 AM
Vivian Gilbert
Home Staging by Vivian LLC - Potomac, MD

Kathy Maureen and Karen,

Thanks for your comments. Just loke Pat says "I still have a buzz". Ben Kinney, Bob Stewart and Brad Andersohn really know how to give out great real estate information in a fun entertaining way!

Jan 17, 2010 01:55 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

It must have been so much fun to meet all your Rain friends!  I hope to get to one and share the experience. 

Jan 18, 2010 11:04 PM

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for your response. It was fun, so much so that I plan on going when RainCamp comes to D.C.


Jan 19, 2010 07:20 AM
Monica Murphy
Preferred Staging, LLC - Potomac Falls, VA

Hey Vivian!  Wish I had been there with you!   I've already got the DC RainCamp on my calendar!

Jan 31, 2010 09:26 AM
Vivian Gilbert
Home Staging by Vivian LLC - Potomac, MD

Hey Monica! I have it on my calendar too. We'll have to meet there since DC is in the middle. Just remember the date is never in stone. They have to secure a venue.  Vivian


Jan 31, 2010 10:47 AM