Surfing the Wave of Technology: 15th Annual Realtor Business & Tech Expo

By
Education & Training with epropertysites

The Arcadia Association of Realtors ® Tech Committee will be holding the 15th Annual Realtor Business & Tech Expo on April 12th 2011 at the Santa Anita Park Racetrack in Arcadia CA from 9 am to 3pm pacific. 

It will be a great opportunity for networking, so bring lots of business cards. There will be lots of prizes and give-aways, including an iPad2 and some gear from our friends at Kodak. There will even be a beer, wine, and cheese social with a live band from 3-5pm.

I met Ryan Asao, the 2011 President Elect of the Arcadia Association of Realtors Ryan Asao with Keller Williams, at the Keller Williams(R) Family Reunion in Anaheim CA. He was very excited about ActiveRain and what blogging here can do for agents who want to have a stronger online presence. We spoke at great length about the benefits of blogging and other forms of social media, and I was very impressed by his knowledge and enthusiasm.

When he told me they would be having a tech and business expo in April my interest was peaked. I figured it would be a great opportunity to set up a booth and spread the word about AR. When I asked him for some vender info and a sign up form, he blew my mind. He actually wanted us to be a key note speaker at their luncheon. I was speechless. He wanted to give us a mic and have us teach the attendees how to market themselves effectivly online. As the blog trainer for the ARU I instantly jumped at the opportunity.

We discussed some of the things we could teach at the luncheon, and what we decided on is something I have never done before. We are going to take a listing from an agent in attendance, and place it on the first page of Google within 30 minutes for a relevant search term. We are not talking address here. We are talking about something a buyer would really type into Google if they are looking for that type of property. So here's the plan:

Our VP of Sales Douglas Ching and I will attend the luncheon together. While I teach the attendees some basic SEO, Doug will be United States Marines surfing at paris islandworking on the listing with one lucky agent. By the time I'm done teaching, we will have Doug and the lucky agent go to Google and perform a search for the listing in Google.

Before this luncheon ends that listing will be on page one of Google, or I will eat my hat!

We will also have a booth at the expo, so stop by and share your success stories, or just say hi. We love meeting our members face to face and I never pass on a photo op with one of our members, so bring your cameras. Every one who signs up to become a Rainmaker at the event will receive a free "Let it Rain" t-shirt, so if you have coworkers that are not making it rain yet, bring them with you and let us help them become more successful.

If you have a listing you would like to see on the first page of Google, time is running out! You must register for the luncheon by April 6th in order to be eligible.

If you're planning a live event with 100+ attendees we would love the opportunity to do an ActiveRain presentation at no cost to you. Please contact Douglas Ching for more information.

close

Re-Bloggged 2 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Cory Barbee 04/01/2011 08:57 PM
  2. Ryan Asao 04/06/2011 03:21 AM
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the woman to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
California Los Angeles County Arcadia
Groups:
Active Rain Newbies
Club Chaos
Keller Williams 'Rainers
Realtors®
The Art Of Marketing You
Tags:
15th annual realtor business tech expo
live training event

Comments 33 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the car to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
647,081
Eileen Hsu
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Hey Steve, you were great at RainCamp in Atlantic city. I will for sure tuned in to the webinar you are going to be hosting. Much thanks from Manhattan New York.

April 07, 2011 10:48 PM
Rainer
68,163
Steven Graham
Coach, ePs, Director of Training
epropertysites

Thank you so much Eileen. we worked so hard on that two day format. It's not perfect yet, but we will continue to listen to our members feedback and make adjustments until it is just right. I hope to see you at another Raincamp soon, and I look forward to seeing you in some of my live webinars.

April 08, 2011 06:16 PM
Ambassador
393,293
Virginia Hepp
Mesquite NV MLS - Sun City Mesquite - 55+ Buyer Re
ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale

What a cool presentation.  !!  Bring your lunch, we know you won't be eating your hat.  :)

April 13, 2011 02:09 AM
Rainer
68,163
Steven Graham
Coach, ePs, Director of Training
epropertysites

Virginia you were right as always. It went off without a hitch. My Guinness hat is safe and sound. In 31 minutes the post was complete and one minute later it was on the first page of Google for 3 different search terms:

3 bed home for sale in xyz zip code

home near xyz elementary

home near xyz high school

 

I'm sure it is probably up there for more than that, but these are the three I found right away. As promised once Ryan and Joe get me a link to the video, I will update this post with the link, but only if the video does not make me look fat. =D

April 13, 2011 04:25 PM
Ambassador
393,293
Virginia Hepp
Mesquite NV MLS - Sun City Mesquite - 55+ Buyer Re
ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale

32 minutes to page one is excellent results.  I expected no less from you!  And I just can't wait to see the video, Chubby.

April 16, 2011 12:42 AM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the clip to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainer
68,163

Steven Graham

Coach, ePs, Director of Training
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the house to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase: