Reblogger Dane Human
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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

Original content by Sally Weatherley


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.

Raincamp 2.0 Seattle

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.

Raincamp 2.0 Seattle

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.

Raincamp 2.0 Seattle


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.

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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!

Raincamp 2.0 Seattle

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!

Raincamp 2.0 Seattle


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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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Emily Read
Salt Lake City, UT

Looks like a great time indeed - I'm gonna have to take a trip one of these times...

Jun 21, 2011 10:14 AM #1
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Dane - Thanks for the re-blog.  So sorry I didn't get to meet another person from the North Shore down in Seattle!  I agree, "tilt" is a great description for the 3pm overload.

Jun 23, 2011 04:53 AM #2
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Hi Dane - There's always a ton of information at events like these. Just pick one item at a time to focus in on, and you'll be surprised how much you accomplish in a few weeks.

Jun 23, 2011 04:57 AM #3
Dane H

Thanks for your comments everyone. Its always a pleasure going to Seattle and RainCamp was certainly worth attending. Now to take the time as John suggests and "focus on one item at a time" and get to know what it offers instead of the usual thing one normally does after attending a seminar and that is - put the notes from the seminar in a drawer and not look at them for XXX months/years. Go well all, Dane

Jun 24, 2011 03:49 AM #4
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