Reblogger Lottie Kendall
Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Paula McDonald wants to go camping! So do I! Who else thinks bringing back the Rain Camps is a good idea?

If you agree and would like to see it happen, please reblog Paula's post

Original content by Paula McDonald TREC #547752

Camp fireAh, remember the days of Active Rain Camps that were held all over the country?  It was a great opportunity to physically attend and meet other Rainers as well as the AR staff in person!  The day would be action packed with the latest and greatest blogging information.   Ah, those were the days.  


Now I realize that  these camps required a lot of planning and were costly.  Of course it is more cost efficient to hold webinars.  I however, really enjoyed the in-person experience.   Being able to meet one another in 3-D and to get to know the Staff was truly a great experience. 


So ACTIVE RAIN staff, why not consider bringing back the camps?  Just like so may posts here are written about the value of the human interaction, the in-person interaction of the AR Camp was tremendous!


Perhaps AR could add a few of these suggestions for THE BRING BACK THE CAMP CAMPAIGN:


  • Offer approximately 4-6 to year in key cities in the major geographical areas. Change those cities each year to shift the locations. 


  • Broadcast the event live for those who cannot attend.  Open up those online to be Skyped in to interact with the Campers. 


  • Have the AR members in the host city act as the Ambassadors for the event to assist the AR staff with location, happy hour, etc. 


  • Even better, conduct an AR Contest for members to  to the AR powers that be why a camp should be held in their city, area.  


  • Of course point incentives are always nice so offer up some great point incentives for attending in person or via video.  


I am am sure that our great AR staff misses seeing us in person as well. So what do you think?  Bring back the camps?  Heck yeah!







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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Broker ~ The Woodlands, Texas 

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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you Lottie!  So appreciate helping me get the word out!

Aug 21, 2014 02:53 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Lottie and Paula I agree raincamps were the best! Meeting people in person is so much better.  I wanna go to RainCamp!!

Aug 21, 2014 03:26 AM #2
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Lottie Kendall to San Francisco, this looks like good clean fun!

Aug 21, 2014 04:35 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

I joined after the rain camps but I heard that they were fun.  The meet ups are also fun.

Aug 21, 2014 07:36 AM #4
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I remember the little "tent" badge that attendees received. 

   I never went... then they were replaced by the Meetups.   I would like to see Rain Camps return, too! 

Aug 21, 2014 08:00 AM #5
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Lottie - I think I was a little late to the party for the physical AR camp events, but it sounds like fun!

Aug 21, 2014 02:28 PM #6
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Lottie. Good choice for a re-blog. I keep hearing about the camps that used to be held, maybe be a good idea again.

Aug 21, 2014 08:25 PM #7
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Paula McDonald you've planted a seed that we hope to see sprout!

Anna Banana Kruchten I remember meeting you at the SF RainCamp! I had been a member for just a couple of months, and thought I had meet a celebrity.

Will, Rain Camps were fun, and packed full of information.

I'm with you about the Meet Ups being fun, Grant.

Aug 21, 2014 10:41 PM #8
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hello Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker  - I had forgotten about the "tent" badge!

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale - let's hope you get to go camping next year!

Joe, that they were

Aug 21, 2014 10:43 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Those happened before my time but from what I hear, they were great. Budget cuts and other priorities have changed a lot of things.

Aug 22, 2014 12:31 AM #10
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Debbie Reynolds we can hope for a return of Rain Camp, right? Could happen!

Aug 22, 2014 01:08 AM #11
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I never attended a camp and would like too. I don't think it would work in my area as there are very few Rainers in my area. Additionally, we are spread wide and far apart.

Aug 24, 2014 01:29 PM #12
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Sussie Sutton if they bring Rain Camps back, perhaps you'll find one in an area you'd like to visit!

Aug 24, 2014 03:48 PM #13
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