Call for Sponsors

October 7, 2011 by  
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Image by *lunji via Flickr

We are getting close… rebarcamp Atlanta 2011 is only 3 weeks away!  We still could really use some sponsors to defray the cost of the event, though.  Check out our Sponsor Info to find out how YOU can sponsor rebarcamp.

There are opportunities to sponsor for as little as $150 for an agent or team, or $300 for a company.

We are also pretty close to the the time to get tickets… and we are running one last ticket special.  This one will get you $5.00 off of the $17.50 ticket.  Type ‘pick_me’ in the discount code box (without the quotes) on the Ticket Page to get the discount.  This discount will only run until October 15th.

Don’t delay… it’s only 3 weeks away!

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The Future of REbarCamps…

January 12, 2011 by  
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Half Baked session. REBarCamp Seattle
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Rob Hahn, the Notorious R O B, had an interesting blog post about where the rebarcamp experience has gone… from where it started.

I was lucky enough to make it to the first real estate bar camp (rebc), in San Francisco, in 2008.  It was a really cool experience.  The thing that most struck me about the event was that it was built on and based in sharing.  It was completely peer-to-peer. There were no PowerPoint presentations, no scheduled presenters, no vendor alleys.

Since then, I have been to a few rebc events in different markets.  I’ve even been involved in organizing one.  And I have seen a variety of events, from the fairly heavily commercialized, to the zero presentation model.

The issue that Rob pointed out was that many rebc events had morphed into a “Social Media 101” or “Tech 101” class format.  One presenter (likely with a PowerPoint presentation) would lecture the rest of the attendees on the subject du jour.  It wasn’t about peer-to-peer interaction, but rather, it became about a more traditional class experience… with a free lunch and free T-shirt.

Rich Jacobson does lunch at REBarCamp Seattle
Image by brad.coy via Flickr

What is the solution? So many real estate professionals (real estate agents and mortgage brokers) seem to need that entry level instruction from folks that aren’t necessarily product vendors.  At the same time, those of us that have been involved in social media and technology for a while now REALLY need to get feedback and interaction at a different level.  We are actually pretty left out…

Advanced technology and social media discussion and training is pretty tough to find… or an arm and a leg… or completely “vendor targeted” (use our system, blah, blah, blah).

So, what’s next?

Future Of REBCs on

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The October rebcATL Newsletter is ‘In The Mail’…

October 18, 2010 by  
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A giant QR Code linking to a website, to be re...

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Yep… we hit the button and pushed it out the door… virtually.

If you haven’t signed up already, you can do that here.  Be sure to check out the October issue here.

The subject for the October Newsletter was QR codes. These are some pretty cool little pictures and they will be everywhere before too long.

If you don’t know what they are, take a look.  If you know what they are, but you are wondering how you can use them… take a look.  If you are looking for a cool deal from one of our great sponsors (you can guess this, right?) take a look.

Sign up and get all of the latest updates on rebcATL 2011.

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Lane Screwed Up!

October 18, 2010 by  
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Can you imagine having 250 T-shirts printed with one of the sponsors names misspelled?  I can…  I did it.  Despite having their logo on my computer and in front of me… and despite typing their website into my browser to create a QR code, I screwed up and put the wrong name on the event T-shirts.

And the Winners are:

October 1, 2010 by  
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We had 5 lucky folks that left reBarCamp Atlanta with more than just the knowledge they gained and the swag bag with a T-shirt.
Tammie Carpenter won a free photo blog and six months hosting from the guys at Dakno. That is about a $730 package!
Mike Lyles was the lucky winner of a free Posterous Customization package worth $250 from Dakno.
And Lisa Lassiter drove home to North Carolina dreaming of the 3 month AllAccess Training package from Dakno, worth $150!
Keisha Woodbine should be able to locate any property she needs with a new Insignia Internet Connected GPS unit.
Finally, Anthony Martin will be rocking his home inspections with a New
Kodak play>sport digital video camera and an 8GB memory card.

Ken grabbed this video with his phone.

Here’s the Drill…

September 30, 2010 by  
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Thrashers vs. Sabres
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OK, we have a little better idea of the schedule tomorrow for Atlanta’s first real estate barcamp.

8:45-9:15 – Registration Check-In/Social – As everyone arrives, there is a chance to catch up with folks while getting ready for everything to get cranking… Read more

Later This Evening…

September 30, 2010 by  
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Image by lane.bailey via Flickr

After the Pre-Party event tonight (Thursday, Sept 30th), we will be looking at the schedule for tomorrow and posting up a little more information about how things will run for the event.

Feel free to drop into Spring4th Center this evening from 6-9 to say hi.  We’ll be there mixing it up with anyone that wants to hang out for a little while, as well as getting things set up for tomorrow morning. Read more


September 29, 2010 by  
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There WILL be prizes

With a little bit of the budget, we had the opportunity to do a little tech shopping today.  And there were a couple of cool bargains that just seemed to dive in the van for the trip home.

First, we have a Kodak play>sport digital camcorder.  It is waterproof to 10′, shoots 1080p video, and accepts a SD card (which is why I had to buy one!).  The battery is removable and rechargeable, so you can get a spare battery and have it ready to go…

And the other cool toy is an Insignia 4.3″ GPS unit.  This little bugger can be connected to the internet, enabling it to get live traffic, do Google searches (based on location) and even Tweet your location and destination if you want it to… Read more

And there will be Partying, too…

September 24, 2010 by  
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Image by lane.bailey via Flickr

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a “Pre-Event Meet-up/Party/Set-up” at the event venue on Thursday evening, 30th September, 2010.  It will run from about 6-9pm.  We might even run down to the WORLD FAMOUS Varsity for a dog and a Coke. Read more

Where is this at again?

September 23, 2010 by  
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Thanks go out to Randy Barnes for putting together a super cool video showing you EXACTLY how to get to rebarcamp Atlanta.  #rebcATL is at the Spring4th Center, and Randy gives directions for anyone coming from the northern side of town.  It is only two minutes, and he also drops in some good parking tips. Read more

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