Live From Las Vegas At Raincamp

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Live From Las Vegas At Raincamp

No April Fools here!  Only electric energy for the learning curve to blog in activerain!

A perfect day with blue sky to host the activerain event at the UNLV Student Union!

Our day started with @benkinney from Seattle and @activebob setting the stage to DOMINATE Google!

5 Reasons Successful Agents Blog

  1. Write articles that people find on the Internet.
  2. Position yourself as an expert in a field or geographic location.
  3. Successfully advertise and market a listing (keywords-long tail)
  4. Generate traffic and create links (1 way links to and in your site help it rank better)
  5. Blog for referrals (in your area!)  people will send you referrals if you look like the expert in your area.

 3 important elements to achieve a top google ranking!

  1. Title
  2. Content
  3. Tags

Check out Activerain University for more ideas on being the best in your community by writing a better blog!


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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hope to make one of these Raincamps some day. Have been to 3 RE Bar camps which were stellar but RC sounds awesome. HOpin' for one closer to home here in San Diego. :)


Apr 01, 2010 04:36 PM #7
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

It just killed me to miss it.  :(  I am only 80 miles away!

Apr 01, 2010 06:08 PM #8
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
Carra, at the very least I can say we got it first this year in NYC, and I'm sure by the time yu got the presentation it was even better. So much to absorb in such a short time, plus meet the people we see on line daily. Hope you 'Had a Blast!
Apr 01, 2010 11:38 PM #9
Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

Wish I could be there.

Apr 02, 2010 12:22 AM #10
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Nice opening recap Carra !

... and how smooth was our fearless leader Mr Stewart on camera huh !!!!

I love it...brought back memories of our NYC Raincamp :o)

Apr 02, 2010 01:37 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Congrats on the feature, sounds like you are having a great time and learning.  Thanks

Apr 02, 2010 02:06 AM #12
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Carra - Rain Camp looks like a lot of fun.  Thank you for sharing what you're learning.  So glad to see Mary Roberts, too!

Apr 02, 2010 06:32 AM #13
June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
Let me help you with the next phase of your life!

Carra ~  I bet you had a lot of fun at Rain Camp.  I can't wait until they come closer to me.  As of yer they have not set a date to come to Atlanta.  Congrats on your feature!

Apr 02, 2010 07:39 AM #14
Stephen Arnold
HomeSmart Elite Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Hi Carra! Thanks for sharing!! I hope to make it to Raincamp one of these days!! :)
Apr 02, 2010 07:44 AM #15
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


Glad that you attended.  It's a really wonderful one of a kind conference.  Dallas was so Vegas must have been also.

Apr 02, 2010 11:25 AM #16
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Carra - Nice video.  I like the idea of live from Rain Camp.  I'm sure there were many not there who appreciated this.

Apr 02, 2010 04:00 PM #18
Dagmar Sands
Real Estate International, Inc. - Johns Creek, GA
International Real Estate Agent, CIPS, FIPC, ABR

Carra, YOU ROCK!  Thanks for sharing all this information with us.

Dagmar Sands

Apr 02, 2010 05:04 PM #19
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Anna and Jane ~  It was fun.. be sure to check out Christine Donovan's post on the event!  She did a great job!

Russel ~  Vegas is the place to party.. that is for sure.. but we learned at the same time!

Dale ~ It was fun to meet some of the people we see daily online!

Karen ~ It was great to meet you and I look forward to reading your posts! So happy you felt it was all worth it! Gives new meaning to networking in the entry line!  LOL... people to know with water.

Susan ~ You make a good point that people should come when the raincamp comes to their area!

Jeff ~  I think there is a raincamp coming to CA soon.. check at Activerain University

Virginia ~  You know they talked about you at camp.. all good!  Just said you OWNED the Mesquite area I think.

Ed ~  We had a great learning time!  Will take weeks to sort all out.. but do check out Christine Donovan's post with all the links!

Bill ~ We wish you were there too.. maybe next time!

Sheldon ~  Bob was SMOOTH... much better than the 1st time I met him in Phoenix where he forgot his socks and his computer died!

Ron & Alexandra ~  It was so full of information! 

Pam ~  We talked about you!  I also talked about you at the BHC lunch and learn.. you should have some Realtors calling you!

June ~ Keep lobbying for Atlanta... so much new information!

Stephen ~ It will be worth your while!

Judi ~ I am thinking they just keep getting better as they learn too!

Erica ~  Thanks for the tweet!  felt like you were there!

Christine ~ It took me so long to create that video.. with all the users at the UNLV Student Center the connection was SLOW.... so took awhile to get it up...Your post is so helpful.  I have included a link for everyone to see.. you had almost every link they talked about.. my favorite was  Did you get your score?  I need to make better tweets and get more engagement for a higher score.



Apr 02, 2010 05:14 PM #21
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Dagmar ~  Thank you ... It was a great event!

Apr 02, 2010 05:15 PM #22
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Just found a great post on #raincamp in the Twitter search!  Fun read! Thanks Ron Costa.

Vegas Bob had some great pictures of #raincamp too!

Apr 03, 2010 03:35 AM #23
Christianne O'Malley
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Reno, NV
Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!

Carra - It was fun meeting you face to face on RainCamp Thursday! Great video blog post!

Apr 03, 2010 11:16 AM #24
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Christianne... it was great to get to meet you too! You are as beautiful person as in the picture!  We can all hang out in cbyerspace now!  I was just going over all the information and deciding how much information to put on each post!  I have a fun post coming up on foursquare.  I was tweeting from the event and got some ethical questions in the twittersphere which I will address in a new post about "social space & ethics"  How is that for a new word? social space?

I think I took a video of you.. I will get it to you.. so much video.. so little time.. better get back to work!

Apr 03, 2010 12:43 PM #25
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Carra... I agree this was a great intro to LV rain camp and I look foreward to reading more about your great time in LV.

Apr 03, 2010 01:42 PM #26
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Rebecca ~ the amount of information was incredible.. so am working on small bites to be able to share!  Click on Christine Donovans post.. she had all the links live and ready to go!  I have it up on comment #21 answer to Ed... she really covered the live links well! 

Apr 03, 2010 03:07 PM #27
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

You went to Las Vegas without me? LOL. I spent the last week working on a listing, which I got today, so it was a great week, ending on a great Sunday!

Apr 11, 2010 02:34 PM #28
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