The Seattle RE BarCamp is the best of the best when it comes to technology and Internet marketing in the real estate industry. This one day training camp is very popular, and is coming up March 3rd, 2011 under the shadow of the Seattle Space Needle. I expect at least 600 real estate agents, mortgage reps, title and escrow reps, and social media marketing attendees at the 4th annual Seattle RE BarCamp.
Topics will likely include the latest in Internet marketing techniques, search engine optimization, effective blogging, social media and the new wave of virtual networking, video production and marketing with green screen techniques (to be taught by yours truly), cloud software, the latest in CRM, modern advertising v. traditional advertising, paradigm shifting real estate brokerage concepts, dramatic changes in the mortgage industry, and much more.
This year's Seattle RE BarCamp will have what we are calling "newbie sessions," in which a facilitator will share fundamentals and get right to the point for those who want to cut to the chase to make money in their business in this competitive environment. Many who attend this BarCamp are the top producers in their specialites. These are the movers and shakers, the people who are ahead of the crowd.
That makes the open discussions even more valuable. Imagine, for example, what it would be like if you could hire the top producing Realtors in the Northwest, to share their most successful techniques with you, openly and honestly! Imagine if you could talk to the agents who were having great success with blogging, with video marketing, and agents who are using social media to generate millions of dollars in business! That's what Seattle RE BarCamp is all about. Sharing, encouraging, inspiring, and collaborating. In the end, we come and share because we realize we aren't competitors--we're friends on the same pilgrimage.
I believe we must re-invent ourselves and take advantage of new technologies, or we will find our businesses drying up and we'll be left behind. If you're not inspired after attending this BarCamp, check your pulse. You do not want to be like so many in the real estate industry who have not kept up with the extraordinary changes that have been taking place. They are the walking dead, but like Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense, they just don't know they're dead.
This year a new book has been published by a local author that is a perfect fit for the Seattle RE BarCamp. It is entitled, The New World of Marketing for Real Estate Agents, Early Adopters: The New Millionaires. It has been my pleasure to write and publish this book, and the first 200 BarCamp attendees to register for their copy online will be able to pick up the paperback version at BarCamp at no cost. Reserve Your Copy Online Now.
Dale Kreiser, Washington State Broker for eXp Realty, wrote the Forward, and here's an inspiring quote:
"Since attending my first RE BarCamp in San Diego in 2009 with the likes of Tom Ferry and Stefan Swanepoel, I was hooked. The free flow of information and collaboration with other top agents and brokers is priceless. I am very excited about seeing all my RE friends at this year’s Seattle RE BarCamp. . . . RE BarCamp participants are diverse, although there are specific interests that bring them together. Using the Internet and new technologies is always a huge theme and business is a major theme, but BarCampers bring many passions, including art, design, hobbies, engineering, environmental responsibility, and social responsibility. All participants will find there is much to learn and teach at BarCamp. In the broadest sense, anyone who builds or uses the Internet is a part of the culture that drives BarCamp."
Don't miss this year's Seattle RE BarCamp. You will be thankful you attended. Register online now for the Seattle RE BarCamp.
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