Can Raincamp make you a better and more productive blogger and Realtor?

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Yes, I’m at the top of Activerain, but that doesn’t mean I can stop learning! I’m going to my first Raincamp on Wednesday here in Portland and why am I doing that? Well, to put it simply, though I can teach people how to use Activerain, there are still people who can teach me.

I will never pretend that I know everything. There is always something new and exciting in business, technology, and life, and there will always be someone smarter and better at it than me. The key for me is to learn from them and to never forget that the day I stop learning is the day I stop living.


Life is all about education. I truly believe everything in life is a learning opportunity. Twenty years ago if you told me that in less than 15 seconds I could tell one million people where I am, what I’m doing and even include a picture with that update, I would have told you were crazy.

But, today we have Twitter, Facebook, and all these other forms of media that do exactly that. They keep us in constant contact with the world while also connecting us with old friends that we haven’t seen in years. Heck, in some cases, like my wife’s, they put her in contact with relatives that she had never even met or even knew existed because her father died when she was four.

So, will I become a better and more productive blogger and Realtor on Wednesday. I know, without a doubt, that I will and also come away with new understanding of how I can use social media and blogging to reach even more people in my community in a more productive and community friendly manner.

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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I know that you will come away with wonderful things to further your business!  I read a post (Karen George) the other day and went back on my settings page & realized I didn't complete it right.  All this time & I might have looked but I never 'saw' what I needed too.

Jul 05, 2010 12:21 PM #12
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

WTG!  I plan to attend my first camp when it's in Orlando.  :)

Jul 05, 2010 12:51 PM #13
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


I love e-mail because you can send a single though or even word! We'd never do that conventionally. Just saying I'm thinking of you!

Social media does the same thing with groups! It's like speaking up at a coffee break or cocktail party.

Just like gatherings some people enlighten us, some warm or harts, and some annoy and/or offend!

I participate depending on the group and my time.


Jul 05, 2010 02:52 PM #14
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

If you get just one good idea that you can implement, any seminar is worthwhile. Have fun at RainCamp.

Jul 05, 2010 03:07 PM #15
Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

Todd how true that is! Simply amazing what technology allows us to do! 1,000,000 people with a couple of clicks on the keyboard (or key pad on your phone) !! You are an inspiration to all of us! Thanks and enjoy Raincamp!

p.s. I'll be in Portland next week and can't wait!!

Jul 05, 2010 03:26 PM #16
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Todd - Being #1 on any site does not necessarily make you the best (Im not judging you, just agreeing with you). You do need to learn about new technology and how you can utilize it to make your business better. I believe you will love Raincamp. Lots of familiar faces and many great pointers. Have fun!

Jul 05, 2010 03:31 PM #17
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

What a great attitude for the Blog God! Seriously you are going to be blown away with Ben Kinney.  Your mind will go into overload!  Have fun!

Jul 05, 2010 03:35 PM #18
Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Can't wait - I'm anticipating a great day in Portland & likely will have my head so full of new stuff it'll be ready to explode.  (Though hopefully it won't - explode that is - LOL).  See ya in Portland!!

Jul 05, 2010 03:50 PM #19
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants

I am looking forward to Rain Camp when it comes to San Diego.

Jul 05, 2010 04:29 PM #20
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Todd - I have no doubt that even the master blogger will pick up a few tips from Ben, Bob and Brad.

Jul 05, 2010 06:49 PM #21
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Look forward to meeting everyone who is coming to the Portland Raincamp that I haven't met already and to those of you I have met, look forward to seeing you again.

Jul 05, 2010 06:51 PM #22
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Todd, as with anything, whether you are on top or not, it is always imperative to keep learning..well said !

Jul 06, 2010 01:26 AM #23
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Rain Camp is really great.  If nothing else it is like a tune up to remind you of what you already know.  But there are so many changes all the time too it is just a good update.

Jul 06, 2010 04:29 AM #24
Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine

Todd, have fun. I'll be attending the August event and very much looking forward to it.

Jul 06, 2010 04:32 AM #25
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Todd: It is possible that you, the uber blogger of AR will possibly learn something at RainCamp. It's a fun time as well!

Jul 06, 2010 04:44 AM #26
Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

If Todd thinks it's a good idea then shouldn't it be a good idea for all of us?


Jul 06, 2010 04:48 AM #27
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Dang... wish I could go. I was at the first one in Seattle. I think you'll enjoy it a lot.

Jul 06, 2010 06:24 AM #28
Lori Cofer
Beasley Realty - Moscow, ID
REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate

Absolutely!!!  I agree.....


I look forward to meeting you Todd!!!


Lori Cofer

Jul 06, 2010 10:23 AM #29
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I'm jealous.  Rain camp needs to come to Nashville.

Jul 06, 2010 12:36 PM #30
Venancio Gonzalez
Windermere Kelso/Longview - Longview, WA
Longview WA Real Estate Broker - 360-751-4001

Todd - totally agree with you, we never stop learning.  What a great opportunity for us to have Rain Camp here in Portland. I look forward to finally meet you and the rest of the rain campers. See you tomorrow. 

Jul 06, 2010 06:48 PM #31
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