Kristin's Blog: Raincamp in Dallas, Texas ~ February 16, 2010 ~ The big D!

Raincamp in Dallas, Texas ~ February 16, 2010 ~ The big D!

This was a much anticipated event, we heard ActiveRain was setting up a Raincamp for Texas in 2010 & we had to be a part of it!

It's always exciting when you meet folks you have met online & you feel like you know them already!  It was no different at Raincamp yesterday in Dallas, Texas...

The day started packed full of great information with presentations by Ben Kinney, Bob Stewart & Brad Andersohn, our heads were spinning as we furiuosly took notes. 

Some great websites were thrown our way as well as tips & tricks to make our blog posts stand out & get noticed by google & complete our goal of getting found by folks looking to buy or sell Real Estate.  By the end of the day we were so chocked full of information, ideas & tricks it was time for a break!

We were sooooo excited to meet everyone in person & chat face to face with those we have chatted with online for so long!  It was so nice meeting everyone! 

Brad Andersohn ~ ActiveRain

Here's Brad Andersohn sharing everything he knows!

After lunch there was a panel of great minds sharing what they know about blogging & how they use it in their businesses, Jason Crouch, Debe Maxwell, Josh Harley.

Panelists - Debe Maxwell, Jason Crouch & Josh Harley

When Raincamp ended we all headed over for some mingling where we got to know folks better & of course take pictures with them!

The Texas crew from ActiveRain with Bob Stewart

Russell Lewis, Gary Woltal, Amanda Hall, Bob Stewart, Sheila Moran, me & Jeanna Martinez

Jason Crouch, Debe Maxwell & Us!

 Jason Crouch, Debe Maxwell, Sheila Moran, me & Jeanna Martinez

John Cannata & Wayne Warshawsky

It was great to finally meet John Cannata & Wayne Warshawsky

US with Brad Andersohn!

Us and Brad Andersohn

AND FINALLY!  We were delighted & happy to meet the man himself, who made Activerain come to life & provide such education, entertainment & networking, Jonathan Washburn!

us with Jonathan Washburn

We had a blast, we learned a ton & we met some folks we have been dying to meet.  Now we're tired, overwhelmed with info & headed back to San Antonio! See you at the next Raincamp!

Kristin Moran

Specializing in San Antonio & surrounding cities
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RE/MAX Access - Realtor®/Owner

KristinMoran@Remax.net 210.313.7397 www.SistersThatSell.com

Buy a home from me, use the truck to move for free!

 

                

Comment balloon 46 commentsKristin Moran • February 17 2010 09:44AM

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Hi Kristin, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your sister and RainCamp was a blast!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Wow! Looks like everyone had a great time!

Posted by Joseph Keech (Blue Atlantic Properties) over 8 years ago

Great post!  Sorry I missed out.  There must have been a ton of very helpful information.

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Mustang Island Ventures, LLC) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristin!  It was GREAT meeting you yesterday!  What a great time and the AR staff was wonderful!  I'm still here waiting for my flight.  You got some AWESOME photos too!  I've got alot of corresponding to do now!  LOL

Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 8 years ago

I would have loved to attend, but it just wasn't possible this time.  How about having it in Austin (central to everyone in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio) next time? 

We can hold out the lure of great BBQ, awesome music, and, well - Austin! - for those who put it on.

 

Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) over 8 years ago

Sooo much information! If I get half of it implemented I will be happy.  Great to meet everyone!

Posted by Wayne Warshawsky, Realtor, ABR,IRES,CDPE,SFR Your Texas (RE/MAX Four Corners) over 8 years ago
A good lookin' group Kristin. Good to meet you...
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Tricia: I live in Austin, too, but have yet to have any "great" BBQ! =)

Posted by Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor, If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow. (Conifer Homes) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristin -- Thanks for the photos.  Any nuggets to share?

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristin... it was great to finally meet you yesterday!  I hope we have more chances to get together in the future!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 8 years ago

Kristin - Glad we finally had a chance to meet in person!  I hope to see you at the Barcamp in Austin next month - maybe we can actually talk more.  :)  Great pictures - thanks for sharing them.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristin, It looks like everyone had a great time and you got some great photos to share with everyone.  Thanks!

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 8 years ago

Kristin - oh how fun!!!! Debe is almost as tall as Jason :) I wish I could have attended. One of these days.

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Rita - Right you are.  Debe is 6'1" and I'm 6'4".  :)

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing. I was ready to go, when I realized I had a meeting last night that I had to attend here in Houston. Speaking of Houston---Have a Rain Camp in Houston. I MIGHT COULD make Austin, it would be easier than Dallas. I want to go!!!

Posted by Amy Law (Alliance Properties) over 8 years ago

It was definitely a fun and educational time yesterday. I'll put some pictures together either tonight or tomorrow... just got back into town and heading out for an appt.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Kristin, thanks for the pictures. That adds a lot to see the faces of peoples names we get to know.

Posted by Ted Tyndall, FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine (Davidson Realty Inc.) over 8 years ago

It was a good day full of information. By the end of the day I was in information overload. So many new tools and so little time. The youtube 99 Balloons sure made an impressionon me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th6Njr-qkq0

What a great raincamp. I can't wait for the next one.

Posted by Rick Irving, Rick Irving Knows Real Estate (My Texas Home Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Looks like you guys had an awesome time and met some great folks. I'm jealous!

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristin-I was just thinking about your the other day because I had not been by you blog in a while! This is a great post about the fun you had at the Raincamp! Thanks for sharing your pictures, but where is Matt hiding out?

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 8 years ago

Kristin - Looks like a good time.  Wish I could have fit it in somehow.  Good news is that I can copy notes off of you!

Terrie - I'm right here.  Haven't been posting a lot on ActiveRain lately.  Hope you're well.

Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) over 8 years ago

So glad you got to go, Kristin.

Hope you learned lots, meeting folks in real life (IRL) is the best.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 8 years ago

Looks like a great time of fun and learning. I hope they come to Denver soon!

Posted by Kristi DeFazio, Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468 (RE/MAX Advantage) over 8 years ago

Looks like I missed all the fun!!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 8 years ago

Sound interesting and fun.  I'd like to attend a AR camp one of these days.

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 8 years ago

We must have just passed each other. Sorry I didn't get to say Hi personally.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) over 8 years ago

I always regret that I didn't attend one of these!  I can't wait 'til it comes to Atlanta, but I would have loved to meet all the Texans!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 8 years ago

Kristin - I know I had a whole lot of fun at the NYC Rain Camp. Looks like you did too... Awesome wasn't it?

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 8 years ago

I'm so jealous :)  Looks like a GREAT group of folks.  I'm hoping to take in a couple of Raincamps this year.  I bet your mind is on overload!!!

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) over 8 years ago

That is such a fun event. Sorry I missed the after hour party. I heard you guys had a blast. My wife certainly did. I think we should suggest rain camp to be an event for 2 or 3 days.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 8 years ago

Kristin, it was a totally unique and wonderful conference wasn't it? 

Nice pics..

I met several people but there just wasn't enough time to meet and greet everyone!!

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 8 years ago

Kristin, hope you had as much fun at Dallas raincamp as we did at NY Raincamp.  It definitely leaves you clamoring for more.  Maybe we can turn this into a two day event?

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristin, I attended the Rain Camp in New York City last month and was very impressed.

Posted by Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist (Catamount Realty Group) over 8 years ago

Man... I'm a BIG boy!!  'Sisters That Sell', it was such a pleasure to finally meet the two of you. And I'm especially happy you brought Jeanna Martinez with you. I've spoken to the three of you online (twitter and AR) for so long. I'll be out that way shortly and will let you know for sure.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

WooHoo!  It is always great to meet more cool kids!  I enjoyed meeting you and am looking forward to seeing you again.  :)

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) over 8 years ago

Love these photos, thank you for sharing. RainCamp was in New York last month, I thought it was such a blast!

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Kristin...

Wow, it looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks for all of the great photos.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 8 years ago

Some great pictures and great seeing some of the crew "live". It is always great getting away from the office and sharing with people belly-to-belly, especially when it is such a great bunch of characters!

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) over 8 years ago

JASON:  I'm ONLY 5'13"...

;-)

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristen,

It was great meeting you and all the gang. See you at Barcamp next month in Austin.

Posted by Tricia Pearson, Real Estate Broker, San Antonio/Hill Country Homes for Sale (Tricia Pearson - Pearson Real Estate - Texas Hill Country) over 8 years ago

So enjoyed the fun!

So, where are we going next?

Posted by Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32 (RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels)) over 8 years ago

It was such a GREAT time!!  I feel like it is going to take me at least a week to sort out all the new information!! Thanks for posting the pictures...and I'm with Sheila - where are we going next? ;-)

Posted by Jeanna Martinez (RE/MAX Access) over 8 years ago

Yup!  That was everything I know! lol~  It was so awesome getting to finally meet you Kristin, I only wish we had more time to spend with friends after these events. This was a great post with some awesome pictures, thanks for taking the time to share them. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristen,

Great post ..Wanted to meet you ....Well the next time for sure

Posted by San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale (www.sanantoniotexasnewhomesforsale.com) over 8 years ago

Hi Kristen!  I was looking back at some of the photos from Dallas and you got some awesome group shots--I missed out on those!

Again, it was great seeing you and I look forward to the next time!

Have a wonderful weekend...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 8 years ago

We knew you would come back with lots of new tricks to add to your already great blogs. Glad you had a great time. C&C

Posted by Carl Winters over 8 years ago

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