This coming Thursday, I'm going to spend the day with a pile of Real Estate agents. No, I'm not in real estate. Quite the opposite, as I've been tweeting about recently. But I have found that the Phoenix RE community is hugely ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting digital, social and new media. And since I'm again going to be speaking at the NAR National Conference, I need to keep up with these people.
Thursday is RE BarCamp Phoenix 2009. It's an unconference in that the sessions and topics are generated the day-of by the people attending the free event. Oh goody, you're saying. A chance for real estate agents to get up and try and sell you on why they should sell -- or sell you -- your next house. No, not really. Here's a preview of the planned topics:
Screw SEO, it’s all about YEO (You Engaging Others)
Online Niche Marketing
Web 2.0 Doesn’t Count Unless You Follow-Up
And you know who's leading this discussions? Real estate agents. Not a bunch of techno-savvy web-workers who have nothing better to do with their time on Thursday. These are working real estate agents who've grabbed the idea of digital media by the throat and made it work for them.
I love it. I plan on learning a lot that day. Want to join me? RE BarCamp Phoenix 2009 happens this Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Scottsdale Stadium from 8:30 - 4:30. And it's free. You should come. If for no other reason that to see how one industry -- real estate -- is utilizing social media: the right way.