Having attended the very first Real Estate BarCamp in San Francisco and another recently in Seattle, I can tell you this format is an amazing way to connect with people who really know technology and social media, and it is a great way to learn in an open, hands-on environment.
REBarCamp is FREE and will be held April 23rd at Scottsdale Stadium which is centrally located at 7408 E. Osborn Road (Northeast corner of Osborn and Drinkwater) Scottsdale, AZ 85251. This beautiful venue is a perfect setting for BarCamp where we have over 4000 square feet of available meeting space. “Breakout” sessions will be held in several different rooms where topics can range from:
- Social networking “what and why.”
- Blogging (basic to advanced)
- Google Adwords / Pay-Per-Click
- Using Twitter effectively
- SEO strategies
- Podcasting and video blogging
- Link building and the power of inbound links
- Analytics (understanding where your traffic comes from)
- Blog and web site platforms
- Marketing with Statistics
- Baby steps, where and how to get started
I am really glad to be a part of the volunteer group and sponsorship team for this event. Over the past couple of years, I have met some really great people from the ‘re.net‘ and have learned a lot from them. While this event may not appear to be directly related to the normal things we cover here, ( life along the light rail line) it does have to do with marketing, community awareness and social media – these are things that I happen to be very interested in. 🙂
Who should attend? ANYONE in the real estate, mortgage, title or affiliated businesses, people with an interest in technology and social media, business owners, etc, etc.
Why attend? It’s fun, FREE and educational. Some of the best minds in the business are attending and will be sharing a TON of great information.
Why sponsor? This is one of the best sponsorship opportunities available for people in and around the real estate industry. For as little as $250.00, mortgage companies, title companies, inspection and appraisal companies, technology companies, etc. can be associated with this incredible event. Our current sponsorship list is great, but we have ideas for some more fun things and need additional sponsors to join the team. Our current list is as follows. (BIG thanks to all of them!)
If you want to learn more about BarCamps, I am enclosing links to some others who have some great information to share about them:
Jay Thompson from the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog.
Steve Belt wrote, “You don’t want to miss it”
John Hall & Associates wrote about BarCamp,
Remarkable Media and Marketing gives an explanation:
Our friends at Dakno Marketing made this really cool map of where BarCamps are being held.
Last, but not least (I could go on for far too long) my friend, Stacey Harmon describes some Los Angeles BarCamp thoughts.