Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Re-emerging at RE BarCamp Phoenix 2009

Hi. Did you miss me? Sorry for the hiatus. No major changes. No shifts in priorities. I'm still here.

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:

  • Twitter
  • Drowning in Useless Metrics
  • Screw SEO, it’s all about YEO (You Engaging Others)
  • Blogging 101
  • 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.


  1. I would suggest all real estate agents in the Valley attend not just for the social media ideas, but to see who the real leaders are in Valley Real Estate. Not just technically, but personally.

  2. I was invited, but I couldn't swing the trip. I've had a great time at the few I've gone to.

  3. Glad you're going to make it Evo. There are also pre and post event, uhm, "networking" opportunities. Love to have you there too...


  4. I'm looking forward to it, Jay. And you know me, I'm all about the , uhm, "networking" opportunities. As long as "networking" is synonymous with "drinking and shooting the shit". Agendas beyond that bore me.

  5. Evo, thanks so much for participating in BarCamp. You truly helped in making the day a huge success.


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