My 1st Rain Camp. Certainly worthwhile. I am reasonably computer savvy but around 3 pm, I went "TILT - Information Overload". Thx A.R. Dane Human from Vancouver, Canada
RAINCAMP 2.0 - SEATTLE
Day one of Raincamp 2.0 was amazing! Things started off with a bang, of course, with Ben Kinney and Bob Stewart giving us the lowdown on capturing leads and how to get the word out about who you are and what you have to offer, through Twitter, Facebook, Classifieds on Craigs List, Press releases etc. Great information, and these presenters always make the computer world interesting.
Perhaps the most entertaining presentation of the day came from Dave Lefco of J & D Foods. What, you may ask, does this have to do with social media and the real estate industry? I was wondering this myself, as I looked upon an image on the screen of some guy dressed up as a piece of bacon. Stick with me here, folks... J & D Foods created a food product called Bacon Salt that is actually vegetarian, Kosher and tastes like bacon. Since the start up company had little money, they started a campaign on Facebook and Twitter to get the word out about their product. Soon, through social media, they had a huge following. People were posting Youtube videos on their love of Bacon Salt. Grocery stores started to carry the Bacon Salt, and eventually, they were featured on Oprah for 8 minutes, as well as many other programmes. We can certainly take this model, and apply it to the real estate industry.
Tod Clark shared with us his success with blogging not only on Active Rain, but also on his other 40 wordpress websites (yeh, you heard that right, 40!). Made me feel lazy and inspired, all at the same time. Tod posts about his kids, their activities, local parks, in fact, pretty much anything that's local. Oh, and the best part? I actually got to see Tod Clark's face (I know you''re jealous!). I tried to capture his image to share with all you curious types, but it didn't turn out too well. Sorry, that's the best you're gonna get.
A PHOTO OF TOD CLARK ABOVE
Brad Andersohn really dropped us on our heads again with internet tools for Realtors® (and Stagers...), showing us a kabillion sites that will help us with our businesses. Words like zopin, weebly, wix, facefied, zipskinny were all thrown at us. A new language for sure, that I will need to delve in more.
It was delightful to meet the amazing staff at Active Rain, led by the affable Niki. Here we are at the end of the day at Anthony's next door, having a litte libation at the end of a fabulous day!
Oh, and the best part? Meeting some fabulous people. Yes, Peg Barcelo-Jackson really is just like her big personality on her blog! Love ya, Peggy Sue!
Exit Stage Right - Home Staging and Redesign Sally Weatherley 604-838-9431
Sally Weatherley is a full time home stager and owner of exit stage right - home staging, Vancouver, B.C.
We help home owners and real estate agents sell their homes quickly and for maximum profit. When selling your home you want to "set the stage for a lasting first impression".
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