Save the Date: RainCamp April 19th

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I have always been confused by receiving a 'save the date' postcard prior to getting an actual invitation for someone's wedding. You've surely seen these? My wife and I have gotten a few of these and each time I always chuckle to myself. I'm still waiting for the subsequent invitation to one of these weddings to be replaced by the 'sorry, you didn't make the final cut' letter.

When that day finally happens, I promise to send a gift for the outright honesty of the friends getting married. Luckily, you don't have to worry about sending a gift for RainCamp or missing out on a chance to attend.......as long as you save the date (and you show up a few minutes early).

We are asking you to save the date of April 19th, from 9:00am to 12:30pm Pacific Time (that's 12:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern time and you guys in the Central and Mountain zones are going to have to do the math) to join us for RainCamp where we will be discussing Social Media. This will be a free event open to all of our members. Registration will begin next week, which means........

Can you sign up yet?  Nope. Probably for similar reasons to why you don't get invited to the wedding from the start. There are still some logistics to work out, and we want you to start thinking about being there before we actually invite you. (Doesn't make a ton of sense, does it? I don't make this stuff up, I just follow the generally accepted principles.)

Why would you want to save the date?

Scott StrattenOne of the reasons is because we are going to have Scott Stratten, president of Un-Marketing, joining us. Are you familiar with Scott? He was recently named one of the five most influential social media personalities by Forbes.com and he's created viral videos for some of his clients that have been viewed over 60 million times. His twitter ramblings go out to over 119,000 people every day. If you're not familiar with Scott, take ten minutes to check out his blog, his twitter feed, or even some videos of him presenting his thoughts on Social Media. This guy gets it. He understands how companies and small businesses can utilize social media to make real connections for their business.

As his bio states: "He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. It’s all about positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have the need, they choose you." (Did he write that stuff about himself? Or have someone else write it? I always wonder when I see someone's bio......I'll have to ask him during RainCamp.)

**Warning: You may spend more than 10 minutes if you take the time to check those links

(All the awesomeness in his bio, combined with $5, will get him a cup of coffee anywhere in the world. I stole that from his bio page. But your ability to absorb some of the things that he's learned over the years will be way more valuable than your morning caffeine intake. And it's a webinar, so you can watch from home and get your coffee for cheaper than $5.)

The real estate industry is on the forefront of adopting social media as a way to market. We have real estate professionals building fan pages, using Twitter, tapping into Pinterest and blogging at dizzying rates. Our business is about making connections and staying top in the minds of friends and people in our sphere that might chose to do business with us or refer business to us. It makes sense that this emerging ability to market our business would be something of which real estate professionals are taking advantage. Social Media and your real estate business are a great marriage..............

.......Unless they are not.

Just because I have these great channels to market my business, doesn't mean that everything and anything I do to get my message in front of more people is actually going to be a benefit to me. Because real estate is all about making connections, many professionals are abusing the priviledge they have of interacting with their social circles. So where is the line? How do you know what's a good idea and what's a bad idea as it relates to using social media?

If anyone is qualified to look at how real estate agents are using social media and give us some suggestions of the horrible things we are doing and the real ways to build your brand and make better connections, it's Scott.

Scott will be kicking off RainCamp and in the next two weeks, we will be sharing some of the other people that will be joining him. What can you expect to learn at RainCamp? How about techniques that can help you generate leads for your business using Social Media, an in depth discussion of Pinterest (the rapidly emerging new kid on the Social Media block) and some practical applications of Facebook Pages to connect with locals in your market? Maybe we can sneak in a few of those things.

So save the date, even if you're not officially invited yet.........

 ~Bob

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Rainmaker
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Jan Green
RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN®
Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills

Awesome!  Had been saving this and finally logging in specifically to comment.  We've been following when your Rain Camp will be so we can plan our Scottsdale Meet UP!  We're on for 4/17, so great timing.  Looking forward to this webinar.  Thanks for all the details!

March 26, 2012 10:07 AM
Rainmaker
346,787
Bill & Cyndi Daves
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!

Saved!  Now I'm sitting by the mailbox anxiously awaiting my formal invitation. 

Cyndi

March 26, 2012 12:49 PM
Rainer
24,466
Marie Avery
Bradenton Real Estate
Marie Avery/RE/MAX Alliance Group

Awesome! Will put it on my calendar. Look forward to it.

March 26, 2012 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

That sounds like a great webinar, and I like that there's lots of notice!

March 26, 2012 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
307,437
John DL Arendsen
Real Estate Bkr, Factory Built home Dealer/Devlpr
TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC

Kerrie, I'm still planning to meet some of you folks at AR headquarters but I'll actually be in route to Seattle on April 19th. Do you know about what time it will be taking place? You can call me if you wish. 760 815-6977

March 27, 2012 08:39 AM
Rainmaker
160,539
Elisa Uribe- Realtor
Oakland CA Homes for Sale
Wells and Bennett Realtors

So nice to know the date ahead of time. Thanks for the heads up.

March 27, 2012 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
279,468
Christine Hooks
Celebrating 20 Years in Real Estate!
Pino Agency

This sounds like a valuable way to spend a morning.  Thanks!

March 27, 2012 12:58 PM
Rainer
143,960
Lydie Ouellet Dickinson
Realtor
Realty Executives Tri County, Bellingham MA

OMG! It will be an "active" day as we are meeting a 4PM for our AR Meet-Up!

Thanks for the head's up!

March 27, 2012 01:23 PM
Ambassador
799,524
Kathy Schowe
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
California Lifestyle Realty

I attended the RainCamp in San Diego... it was a great learning day!!  Kathy

March 27, 2012 01:45 PM
Ambassador
835,575
Barbara Martino-Sliva
Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

Looking forward to it...

March 27, 2012 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
206,659
Didi Doolittle
Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Solaris Vail Office

On the calendar!

March 27, 2012 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
629,292
Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
The Ocala Dream Team
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty

So I am wondering if I will get the "final cut" invitation?  But it is on my calendar

March 27, 2012 04:21 PM
Rainmaker
347,853
Sylvie Stuart
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ
Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765

Raincamp is such a fantastic event, full of information. I will definitely try to make this!

March 28, 2012 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
56,705
Arlene Baxter
Listing/Buying agent, Historic to Green, 2012 REALTOR of the Year, Berkeley Association Berkeley CA & environs
Red Oak Realty

So hoping you will record the event for those of us who cannot attend. Thursday mornings is when we tour properties in Berkeley, CA. It sounds like a great lineup!

March 28, 2012 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
354,090
Sidney Kutchuk
Temecula Short Sale Specialist | 951-217-6745
Temecula short sale specialist at Realty Works Temecula,CA

Please send me an invite. Any meetups in my area? Temecula Ca.

March 28, 2012 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
197,425
Patty Mortara REALTOR, ABR, CRS | Hunterdon County (NJ)
Hunterdon Realty Group

RAIN on me :-)   Rain Camp NYC was great, Rain Camp Virtual was WAY easier to get to!  Looking forward to April 19th

March 28, 2012 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
80,946
Jennifer Green
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix

It is on my calendar ;)

March 28, 2012 08:09 PM
Rainmaker
36,615
Mark Simoff
Naples Beach and Vacation Homes
Downing-Frye Realty

Hi Bob,  and I will sign in early! Cheers from Naples.

March 29, 2012 07:56 AM
Rainer
118,640
Monique Ting
S, e-PRO, SFR
INET Realty Honolulu, HI

I'll be up early for it... as it will be 6 AM in Hawaii!

March 30, 2012 11:25 AM
Rainmaker
196,300
Cathy Glass
Realtor - Knoxville, Tennessee
Realty Executives Associates

Help. How do I sign up?

April 18, 2012 04:41 AM
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