RainCamp ,,,,,,,,, Boston

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Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

It has been a week since I traveled up to Boston with Ed Silva and Valerie Osterhoudt to attend RainCamp Boston.  It was my first RainCamp, but most likely will not be my last.  It would be nice though if the next RainCamp around here was not held in a major city where it cost an arm and a leg to park, and battle through several miles of bumper to bumper trafic.  But even if it is the trip will be well worth it, and I would probably make it again.

I took lots of notes, because there was way to much VALUABLE material for me to remember,  A suggestion that I would make for future RanCamps would be to provide a power point of the material, which could be made avaliable for a price, for those who would like to purchase it.

I have already began to apply some of what I learned up in RainCamp Boston, and will try to continue to apply more of it.  Ben Kinney did a great job of presenting the material and holding my attention which is not always easy to do.  Ben kept it at the right pace for me, and I could not believe how quickly the time went by.  I am usually looking at my watch to see how long before the next break, but not last Monday at RainCamp Boston.

I also got to meet members whose blogs I have been following, but had never met before.  I got to meet Steve Loynd, Ann CummingsJoan Whitebook, Kathleen Pacheco, and Bill Gassett.  Also up at RainCamp Boston were the Running Realtor Dan Cummings and his lovely wife Sandra Cummings which I have met a few times before, but always a pleasure to see them again.

I would encourage anyone who has yet to attend a RainCamp to do so, it will be well worth your time and money.  I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

 

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George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308, gsouto@mccuemortgage.com, or visit my McCue Mortgage Homepage.

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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who is licensed in #CT, #RI, #MA, #NH, & #FL and can assist you with all your #FHA, #Conventional, #VA, #USDA, and #State Bonded Progam #mortgage needs in #CT, #RI, #MA, #NH, & #FL. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Old Saybrook, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or souto@snet.net

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Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
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George, it sounds like there's a lot to learn and of course meeting members you may only know by email...waiting for RC to make it my way.

Aug 02, 2010 04:47 PM #11
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
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George, you, Ed, Val and a few others would be our main motivation for coming.  For Ed - halfway is good, will be happily  jumping in the car soon! 

Aug 03, 2010 01:55 AM #12
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Debbie Aldrich
The Watts Group Real Estate - Cottonwood Heights, UT
Salt Lake City Realtor - Salt Lake County, Cottonwood Heights

George,

What a great testimony to a great event.  I would love to attend one one of these days.  I would love to meet the people like you that I have followed and communicated with.  I think your idea of providing a Power Point is great for those of us unable to attend or to have record of for those that do.

Have a great day my friend! :)

 

Aug 03, 2010 07:44 AM #13
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Donna, we had another spot in the car, and I am up for a mini camp if someone wants to organize it :)

Valerie, providing the material in a PowerPoint would be a good source of additional income, and since it was my idea, I want a piece of the action ........... LOL

Jeff, it was UGLY Monday morning and evening.  The site was great, it was next to Jimmy's Pier 4, but getting there was something else.

Nick if it comes your way make sure you set the time aside, you will not regret it.

Al and Peggy just make sure you are not on the same road as Ed, we want to keep the two of you around for awhile ..... LOL

Debbie, I know that they are trying to have them all over the Country, so one is bound to be coming your way.

Aug 03, 2010 10:45 AM #14
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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George, Thanks for the mention, I too had a great time and learned a ton, I have already launched a County Non-profit fan page on facebook...and I'm just getting started.

Aug 03, 2010 12:02 PM #15
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William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Seriously, I don't know why we can't have a mini RainCamp right here in good ole CT.

It would make it easy on us...wait...if enough of us band together and make the arrangements for a place, then we can have RainCamp right in our backyard....

Aug 03, 2010 03:00 PM #16
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
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George I was really disappointed I did not make it, I was so looking forward to meeting you all.  I am sure you found the information valuable, and taking notes was a great idea, no way you could have committed it all to member.

Aug 03, 2010 04:19 PM #17
Rainmaker
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George...  Not sure how much of the material is in Ben's Ebook but I think it's available for free download on the RainCamp site and he left a link to some other material on Twitter.  I'll attach it below.

From   @benkinney  Hey Boston - Here is the link as promised http://www.drop.io/thepain

 

Aug 03, 2010 10:45 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Hey George you got your picture uploaded!!! Yeah!! We are getting dangerously close to being on the same road as Ed.....will try and keep some distance LOL!!

Aug 04, 2010 03:41 AM #19
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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George ~  It was great getting to meet in person! See some Active Rain Friends live and in person made rain camp even more valuable than the material presented!  As for parking... if they do have this in the Boston area again.... I found a website that show where there are "cheap" parking lots.  I found one only a block away for $12 / day!  They should have had this event in the fall in beautiful New Hampshire LOL!

Aug 05, 2010 12:36 AM #20
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Joan Whitebook
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Hi George ~  I'm back..  Did you download Ben's free ebook "social"  It 99.9 % and more of what was presented in the program.... If you need a copy, let me know and I can email it to you!  I wish I had looked at it BEFORE raincamp ... then I would not have had severe writer's cramp after a day of taking notes!  The good news is that anything you may have missed is in the book!

Aug 05, 2010 12:52 AM #21
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Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD

George,

Others have previously raved about RainCamps and now you are joining them so it's gotta be a good one. One of these days.

Aug 05, 2010 11:49 AM #22
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Steve I got to try doing that next.

William I like the idea.  So are you volunteering to organize it :)

Jennifer I look forward to the day we meet.  Maybe at the next RainCamp that comes our way.

Dan thank you for the link, I will check it out.

Al and Peggy, that is a good idea .......... LOL

Joan, $12 was a bargain, it cost us $19 and if you had stayed a little longer it would have jumped up to $32.  And Dan just made me aware of the book, I will have to check it out.

Esko, they seem to have them out on the west Coast all the time.  You need to plan on making it to one.

 

 

Aug 05, 2010 01:37 PM #23
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Joan Whitebook
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Hi George ~  Me AGAIN  :)  The link Dan sent was for a paper he did on lead converstion.  I will send you the ebook via email tomorrow since it is past 12:00... When you get it, you will see that it has most of the presentation he did at Rain Camp Boston.... Glad you got out of that garage before the rates went to $30... now that is just outrageous IMHO!  :)

Aug 05, 2010 05:08 PM #24
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

George it was great to finally meet after exchanging messages for such a long time!

Aug 06, 2010 12:52 AM #25
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Joan thank you and I got the e-mail :)

Bill it is always good to meet face to face, and I hope we get the opportunity to meet again in the future.

Aug 06, 2010 08:54 AM #26
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

George,
I had a great experience on a raincamp here in Colorado, all was great I had time to know Bob and some of the crew, take care my man!

 

Aug 07, 2010 11:56 PM #27
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Ray, there was a lot to learn, and I am still trying to figure out how I am going to use some of it.

Aug 08, 2010 02:18 PM #28
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Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto!

Underground parking in Dallas.  We don't do underground parking in Idabel..:)  Went to my car, realized I could not get out without validating my parking ticket (whatever in the world that was).  Walked a mile back into the center, trying to figure out how to validate a parking ticket.  Finally found a machine that looked like a ATM machine (which, don't laugh here - have never used an ATM machine :) ) read the instructions, put in Something.. $20 or $40 can't remember which now and got a ticket spit out at me which I had to put into the rotating locks to get out of the underground garage. 

Now mind you, I'm not griping and I believe in broadening our horizons but this country girl was glad to get home. 

Hope I didn't provide too much of a chuckle..

Aug 13, 2010 03:18 PM #29
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Hi George,

Just browsing back through your posts reading and revisited this post.   

I do need to dig my notes out that I made at Raincamp and go back through them.  I know there are things that I was going to do that I never got around to... might be time.

Aug 20, 2010 02:37 PM #30
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