RainCamp Speakers: Does it Really Matter? You're Already Signed Up, Right?

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Dumb and Dumber

Ben and Bob....

From late 2009 through early 2011 ActiveRain took RainCamp around the country on a multi city tour of Awesome. If you had the misfortune pleasure of being able to attend RainCamp with us for one of these live, in-person events you had the misfortune opportunity to see Ben Kinney, and me, Bob Stewart on stage sharing internet marketing advice.

So, it should be no surprise to you that our last two speakers for RainCamp are Ben and me. It could be a disappointment, but it's no surprise! And the best part about this RainCamp is that it's online........so in addition to being able to watch and join from your couch, bed, office, kitchen, wherever.....you won't have to actually stare at Ben and me for the duration of the event.

We've been a staple of all the RainCamps and as much as everyone else here at ActiveRain, Market Leader and in the real estate industry in general wish that we would just shut up and crawl back under the rocks from which we came, it's not happening this time. We still have a little bit left to share.

What are we going to talk about? Does it really matter? You're already signed up for RainCamp because of the other four great speakers we have. We purposely announce Ben and Me last so that you have as little time as possible to back out. You've cleared your schedule.......we have you right where we want you! haha!

When we did the live RainCamps, one of the things we liked to do was experiment with different kinds of content. And by experiment, I mean Ben and I would get together the night before RainCamp and throw out a presentation or two from the previous show and add in a new one. We very rarely slept the night before and our masterpiece would come together at some point between 3 and 4 am.

Procrastinators you ask? (how dare you suggest that!!) Not even close! We prefer to use every last minute of our prep time to bring you the best content possible. (OK, that could be a stretch.........). Do we have our presentations ready for Thursday? Of course we do! Could it change between now and then? There's a decent chance.

I Promise.......

Here's what I can promise you. You'll learn something! Or you'll at least be forced to consider some things about your real estate business that you've never considered before.

I was thinking about doing a little piece on 5 (or maybe 4 or 6.......or 13) things on which real estate agents waste their time. There are ways that you can get more efficienct in your business, yet so many agents piddle around with crap that doesn't produce leads, appointments, and ultimately income. (paperwork would be a huge one......are you still handling all of your own paperwork?? I implore you to stop!!)

One of the things I learned while creating this presentation was that trying to pin down Ben on what he is going to talk about is a waste of my time. So my number one piece of advice for you (if I decide to go that route) will be to not attempt to pin Ben down on content any sooner than 3 or 4 am the night before RainCamp........although, that's probably not going to help your business. So maybe I'll have to come up with something else....

Oh the pressure!!

(I promised you wouldn't have to look at our faces, so instead of putting up pictures of Ben and me, I put up the picture you see......enjoy!)

And if you haven't registered for RainCamp yet.......what the heck is the matter with you? Just click that little link over there and away you go

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Greg Nino
Houston, Texas
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

I would love to see you guys hose a Raincamp in Seattle. We'd all come to you guys. No excuses about cost. Book it, and they will come. Giant tour of AR Headquarters!!! Do it!

August 28, 2012 07:50 PM
Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

Already registered.... sure am looking forward to seeing you and Ben.. :) 


August 28, 2012 08:13 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Los Angeles / Valley Homes
Mannis Real Estate Group

I did!

Sure, I registered!

It is my the very first one and I'm looking forward to it.


August 28, 2012 08:32 PM
Sharon Alters
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Bob, you and Ben never disappoint! I'm thinking you saved the best for last :) And love Nino's idea!!!


August 28, 2012 08:42 PM
Wandanna Melliphant
A Name Real Estate Investors Trust and Recommend
Royal Lepage Credit Valley Real Estate Brokerage

I'm looking forward to this event with jammed packed information that can be used immediately.

August 28, 2012 08:59 PM
Christine Donovan
Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Donovan Blatt Realty

Bob - Dreamy voices, huh!?  I must have missed that at all the Rain Camps I attended. LOL

Looking forward to it.

August 28, 2012 09:17 PM
Praful Thakkar
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
Keller Williams Realty

Bob, waiting for THE event of the year - Best of The Best. Thank God we don't have to see you........:-).

I remember Ben was in Boston RainCamp in 2009 - and I still miss those live RainCamps - so what if we have to stare at you, we are focused on learning, you see.

August 28, 2012 09:51 PM
Wayne Martin
Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division
Michael Saunders & Company

Bob, signed up and ready to go! Can't wait for the ideas to flow!

August 29, 2012 03:49 AM
Wayne Bennett
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource - Charlotte
Remax Executive/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931

My first Rain Camp...can't wait

August 29, 2012 05:17 AM
Harry F. D'Elia
Investor , Mentor, CSSN, Radio Coach, REOs, ABR
Precision Real Estate Inc.

I have to agree with Nino-book a RainCamp in Seattle and people will come. Great excuse to get out of Dodge.

August 29, 2012 05:51 AM
Mike McCann - Broker Nebraska Farm Land
Broker Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
Mike McCann - Broker, serving all of Nebraska

Since it is online...any chance of it being "dvr'd" and able to watch at a later date?  I will be out of the office and will not have computer access while it is on...

August 29, 2012 06:26 AM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Bob - you have the style you sure do... It is a fun read. I also think that moving the RainCamp into a virtual space was a good idea, that came with a delay

August 29, 2012 06:36 AM
Larry Story
Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate
Total Care Realty


I will be with Debe in Charlotte so glad to see you guys again.  

August 29, 2012 06:54 AM
Sandy Acevedo
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

So I guess I can't say, "will 'see' you there. But, maybe I will hear you there! Looking forward to it!

August 29, 2012 10:09 AM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California


Brenda has a good idea.  I think we should have an online Raincamp icon.  The line is up great and I can't wait to hear about the 25 ways we waste time.  I have a longer list(45) where I love to do instead of work.


August 29, 2012 10:57 AM
Frank & Karen Baker
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty

Bob ~ Ha ..I was right!! BEN and Bob .. ....

Online RainCamp from the comforts of my home with no one to disturb me ... Camera ...Action...

August 30, 2012 05:51 AM
Christina Ehli
Keller Williams Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Realty - Brighton, Michigan

Bob, this will be the highlight of my week.  Can't wait! I love your sense of humor, Bob, and all of your strikethroughs above. I am a new active "rainmaker" and am loving the rain. 

August 30, 2012 06:03 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate

We all spend some time on not money making activites ina week but I feel the few minutes a day I spend on the rain are well spent as I'm making great connections across the US, these unknown friends have helped with answers and referals...

August 30, 2012 06:17 AM
Lottie Kendall
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
Today | Sotheby's International Realty

See you in a few minutes

August 30, 2012 08:31 AM
Lori Bowers
The Lori Bowers Group

Thanks for sharing all ofyour knowledge on real estate

September 02, 2012 02:21 PM
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