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Virtual Real Estate BarCamp Review #vrebc

By · November 20, 2009 · Filed in Virtual Real Esate BarCamp

barcampIt is very special to be part of a 1st annual event of any venue. I was able to attend a few sessions of the 1st Virtual Real Estate BarCamp.

It was a full day of webinars on how to use Social Media in your Real Estate business.

You may be thinking, “What in the world is a Barcamp?” Wikipedia explains,

is an international network of user generated conferences (or unconferences) – open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.

There were 3 webinar rooms to choose from and here is the list of presenters and classes:




I started out my morning with:

Tom Ferry – 3 Ways Top Producers Are Making Sales with Social Media

Scott Sambucci – Beat The Headlines, Be The Local Market Expert

Ginger Wilcox & Hal Lublin – Secrets of Web Success for 2010

Mike Mueller – LinkedIn: The Red Headed Step Child of Social Media

Here are some of the key highlights:

  • New site coming out in 2010 that allows you to search for certain homes by schools, starbucks, and shopping center proximities.
  • 24% of all web activity is on Facebook
  • Facebook users are on the site an average of 32 minutes / day
  • Facebook users search on average 14 different pages / day
  • Add to your Facebook profile & fan page (my input: find mortgage calculators for the mortgage peeps)
  • LinkedIn links such as My Blog & My Website are indexed on Google
  • LinkedIn add in wordpress application to show live feed of your blog

There were a few sound glitches which is common but they were resolved. I enjoyed the presentations. I disagreed with a few things such as using but that is just my personal preference. is an application to update your status to all of your networks. I have a little different voice on each social network so I don’t have a need for I just focus on a select few social networks.

I’m looking around the web for a similar BarCamp for the mortgage side of the house. Be sure to let me know if you come across any mortgage related BarCamps. I will continue to keep my eyes open for any new and upcoming workshops.

Which one of these classes would be of interest to you? Let me know in the comments.

Naomi Trower

Real Estate Broker
Premier Equity Group, Inc.
Real Estate Social Media Marketing
“Teaching Professionals Social Media”

  • Mike Mueller

    For the mortgage world – look into MortgageRevolution (January in Vegas I think)
    .-= Mike Mueller´s last blog ..By: erichempler =-.

  • Naomi Trower

    Thanks so much Mike! I’ll look into that. A few presenters sent over their presentations to me. I’m going to email you to see if that’s possible for you to send over as well. :)

  • Naomi Trower

    Wow! I found the info for the Mortgage Revolution! Sounds power packed..