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Real Estate Bar Camp in Richmond #REBCRVA and Social Networking with Brian Block

Real Estate Agent with Real Estate Expert. RE/MAX Allegiance, The Ritchie Team

Real Estate Bar Camp in Richmond #REBCRVA and Social Networking with Brian Block

Brian Block

What a great time today with fellow Real Estate Professionals.  Jennifer James gave a wonderful talk on the power of Activerain and Google placement.  Blogging has been a constant challenge for me.  The schedule of Real Estate tends to knock me off of the schedule I should be keeping on blogging.  After learning about the SEO benefits, I'll definitely be working on my blogging effort.

Jennifer James, Real Estate Extrordinaire

Yesterday master social networker & blogger, Brian Block spoke to the powers of using Facebook, Activerain, twitter, & blogs to build one's real estate business.  As I was starting to get in the groove, I had to fly out the door to meet with a Client to draft a Purchase Offer.  Not complaining, but a prime example of how easy it is to get knocked off the blogging and social media bus.

Brian, Naoma, & Lisa

As luck would have it, Brian Block was the first speaker at the Richmond Real Estate Bar Camp #REBCRVA breakout session on blogging.  Beyond good and powerful stuff.  Brian has been interviewed by countless media sources due to his hard and diligent work on blogging and social media work.  After a LONG day (yesterday), I checked out Brian's blog.  Impressive. 

Peggy Bouchard of the Ritchie Team & Eli Rich

In addition to the Activerain talk that Jennifer James gave, and the Blogging talk that Brian block gave at the Richmond Real Estate Bar Camp #REBCRVA -

I enjoyed hearing a wonderful effective Real Estate website talk given by  Bobby Carroll Dakno.  Beyond the obvious, Bobby gave more awesome insight on SEO, as well as the psychology of consumers visiting websites.  No question, we will be revamping the websites.  Thanks, Bobby! 

Susan Magee, Real Estae Pro

Sarah Stelmok and Heather Elias did an awesome job speaking to Hyper local websites & blogging.  I think we started to scratch the surface on giving information on the areas that we work, but hyper local blogging goes way beyond.  Heather & Sarah are truly giving tremendous data on their local area including restaraunts, parks, ativities, neighborhoods, people, and yes..even a little real estate.

Effective Real Estate websites

Aside from the mega informative day, we had a wonderful time catching up with Agents statewide.  Not sure why I hadn't been to Richmond Real Estate Bar Camp #REBCRVA before, but I won't miss another one if at all possible. 


Oh yeah...by the way...this is me trying to utilize some of Jennifer and Brian's tricks.  Any thoughts on  Richmond Real Estate Bar Camp #REBCRVA or Bar Camp in general?


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Carter Ritchie, Associate Broker


The Ritchie Team, RE/MAX Allegiance





Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Carter - Brian started here on ActiveRain around the same time I did, and he is a friend and a solid guy.  I know several of the other people you mentioned, including Sarah, Heather, and Bobby, all of whom I saw at RE Tech South in March.  Sounds like you had a great day of learning!

Jun 23, 2010 10:25 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Carter- glad to see you back here posting on ActiveRain!!!

Jun 23, 2010 01:42 PM
Carter Ritchie
Real Estate Expert. RE/MAX Allegiance, The Ritchie Team - Goochland, VA
100% focus on Win / Win Relationships. Richmond & Central VA


Hope we get to meet one of these days.  Brian is definitely a cool cat in addition to being super knowledgeable.  The whole group was all Aces.



Great to be back.  I'm going to try hard to keep it up!!


Jun 23, 2010 04:35 PM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate


What a great two days in Richmond!  I had a blast spending some time with the folks in the Richmond RE/MAX Allegiance office and really enjoyed REBarCamp yesterday.  It sounds like you soaked up a lot of great info in the past 2 days.

Thanks for the great seafood dinner - it was awesome!

Jun 24, 2010 03:30 AM
Carter Ritchie
Real Estate Expert. RE/MAX Allegiance, The Ritchie Team - Goochland, VA
100% focus on Win / Win Relationships. Richmond & Central VA


Great hanging out and thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.  We're all starting to try to execute some of the amazing tips and tricks you taught.  Baby steps.  :)

Dinner was fun, but I'm definitely looking forward to visiting and dining on Maryland Blue Crabs!


Jun 24, 2010 06:50 AM
Bobby Carroll
Jaclyn Smith Properties - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC New Home Happiness Coordinator

Hi Carter - I'm not sure how I found this, but I appreciate the mention! Anyone remotely interested in attending a local real estate bar camp should attend if at all possible! Tons of information is shared and the networking aspect alone should be reason enough for attanding!

By the way, you would do well to listen to Brian B. He's one smart cookie!

Aug 16, 2010 07:02 AM