RainCamp Boston, Ma, IT WAS FANTASTIC, and That's Getting to be Redundant

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

RainCamp made it to New England, and did it right on the historic Boston Harbor. No tea was thrown into the water but there was plenty of information flying around and being caught by willing ears and eyes.

This was my third RainCamp, and although some of it was same-old, as it was being presented so efficiently and expertly by Ben Kinney, I was able to pick up tid-bits that I had missed in the previous camps.

RAINCAMP, New York City was just overwhelming not only by location, but also by the people in attendance that made it so special.

RAINCAMP, Washington DC was a matter of the stars aligning properly that gave me the opportunity to go and that had the feel of a family reunion. Again there was information that was missed that was picked up. In addition, there were inclusions that were presented that were updated or upgraded from New York City. Not only do the people from ActiveRain present it, but they keep improving and updating to make the experience more rewarding. Memorable it is, just by it's essence.

RAINCAMP Boston Ma was a true test of Ben Kinney's ability to capture an audience, as for this camp he did the entire presenation almost solo. Conspicuous by their absence was Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart. Bob was just coming back from his honeymoon, and as Brad is technical support and adviser for ActiveRain he was..... giving technical support and advise to Bob and Christa?


The 2 most prominent ActiveRainers in Connecticut were there, keenly focused on the presentation. George Souto and Valerie Osterhoudt were trying to be mega sponges and absorbing all of the infor that was offered.

I'm sure there will be some note comparisons between those two to try and get it all.




The RAINER Panel was also set up with offerings from Bill GassettKathleen Cooper and  Ann-Marie Clements.

Bill attributes his success to his efforts in using the Rain and other sources to gain high SEO in his market, and believes that 70% of his business comes from his blogging expertise.

Ann-Marie is a transplant to New Brunswick and as a new comer needed to gain credibility in that market. Localism posts and dedication to her business and blogging have made her an expert in her region, out pacing some of the 'old-timers'.

As a mother of 4, Kathleen Cooper needs to get maximum productivity with available time, and blogging affords her that time and visibility.

If you get an opportunity to attend a RainCamp, by all means get there. I've driven a way to attend and do not regret it a bit. Ann-Marie came down from New Brunswick, CA and the smiles on her face probably reflect no regrets on her part as well.

RainCamp came to Boston and there was no revolution, just jubilation!


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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sharon, please don't look to much you'll miss what's being offered. Have fun

Judy there were only about 300 people I don't know how that happened either


Jul 27, 2010 03:53 PM #50
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Ed - I am so disappointed that I had to miss this yesterday.  There were so many people that I would have loved to meet.  It would have been a blast to drive up with you, George & Valerie. 

Jul 27, 2010 04:00 PM #51
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Thanks Ed -- It's amazing how successful some agents are on here, and it's an inspiration to me and others.

Jul 27, 2010 04:15 PM #52
Ann-Marie Clements

Hi Ed,

It was GREAT meeting you on Monday's fast & FABULOUS RainCamp in Boston...  I met at least 150 people, but only got 92 business cards.. LOL   I love that last line: "no revolution, just jubilation" 

I will be passing any families from Canada moving to Connecticut in the near future!!!  Many Canadians go to the U.S. and many of us go to Canada...

THANKS!!!  ;>)))

Jul 27, 2010 04:26 PM #53
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Ed -- It was great to meet you in person :).  Thanks for getting the ball rolling for rain camp in Boston. I so enjoyed the day.. and especially time with you, Valerie and George  -- Priceless!

Jul 27, 2010 05:49 PM #54
Donna Rattee
Coco, Early & Associates - Portsmouth, NH
Turning Dreams Into Reality

Ed, so you are who we have to thank for RC Boston!  AMAZING!!!!!! It was information overload...now to incorporate into our business and definitely another RC in the near future!  We need a repeat to expand on the base that we build on the first round!  :-)

Jul 27, 2010 10:48 PM #55
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

Sounds like another successful Raincamp, but did you expect anything else? It's like taking your car in for a tune-up, gotta that real estate machine running smoothly

Jul 28, 2010 01:00 AM #56
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Donna, I was expecting to see you, guess we'll have to make other arrangements

Chris, everybody does it different looking for the same results. Raincamp is not about telling us how to do it, just how to do it better and be more productive

AnnMarie, collecting so many business cards, you didn't have a chance to chat very long with anybody

Joan, a most pleasant interlude


Jul 28, 2010 01:33 AM #57
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Donna, I don't think I am the person responsible, just one of the members that rattled their blog a bit

Gerry, so true and I still found stuff that I had missed the first 2 times. Information overload to the max

Jul 28, 2010 01:36 AM #58
Brian McBride
McBride Kelly & Associates Realty - Tampa, FL
McBride Kelly & Associates

I would also like a schedule if any events are going to close to me?

Jul 28, 2010 02:42 AM #59
Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

I'm so jealous!  So far, I don't see that they have plans to come to Atlanta.  Maybe I need to go to them.  Thanks for making me feel like I was there.

Jul 28, 2010 03:15 AM #60
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Ed:  Great to meet you in Boston!  We know it was due to your influence a Raincamp was held in New England - so many thanks!  I'm #26 in CT, thanks to AR.  Julie

Jul 28, 2010 03:29 AM #61
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brian, you have one coming to you in a couple of weeks in Orlando. You should be willing to drive up Rt 4 for that.

Patsy, Orlando isn't that far for you, get on Richard to use some of his influence

Julia, as noted above not the inspiration, just the noise maker

Jul 28, 2010 03:45 AM #62
Aaron Seekford
Arlington Realty, Inc. - Arlington, VA
Ranked Top 1% Nationwide 703-836-6116

This post made me reminisce on Raincamp DC. Come back soon!

Jul 28, 2010 04:02 AM #63
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hey Ed, you have been to so many Rain Camps I think you could teach them now.  Come on up to Canada and show us what you've got lol.


Jul 28, 2010 04:26 AM #64
Kathy Kenney
Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ - Robbinsville, NJ
Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale

Rain Camp is a great experience, and should not be missed, if you have the opportunity to attend one, don't miss it!

Jul 28, 2010 04:41 AM #65
Kathleen Cooper
Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Worcester, MA
Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner

Very cool post!  RainCamp was amazing and I enjoyed it very much.  Can't wait to go back!  Sorry we didn't get a chance to really meet and chat.  Maybe at the next one!  =)



Jul 28, 2010 04:53 AM #66
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I'll bet the campers picked up some great SEO and hyperlocal tips from the Rainer panel. It's always enlightening to hear from people who are actively blogging and getting positive results.

Jul 28, 2010 06:23 AM #67
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Wow, you go to a lot of them but it sounds like each one has its own flavor. I attended DC and it was great.

Jul 28, 2010 06:53 AM #68
Margaret R. Memoli
Memoli & Memoli Real Estate - Bridgeport, CT
Broker, Realtor, GRI - Fairfield & New Haven Counties

Can't wait to get to my 1st event!

Aug 01, 2010 05:16 AM #69
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