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What sessions would you like to see at RE Bar Camp NYC?

One of the coolest things about the Bar Camp format is the ad hoc sessions that develop.  Maybe a couple of folks are standing around chatting and they say, “I’d really like to know more about. . .” and the guy or gal next to them says, “Me too!” and someone else chimes in, “Todd Carpenter could lead that session. Todd knows everything!”

And *poof* a session is born.

And that will happen.

But another good thing is to get some idea in advance what folks want to hear and what some are willing to share.

I’ll kick it off by saying I’d like to talk about “Using the Internet to Make REAL LIFE Connections“. Having online buddies is great, but if you want to sell real estate, ultimately you’ve got to get face-to-face. How do you use the Internet to meet more people and grow your sphere of influence “IRL” (In Real Life)?

So how about it? What sessions would you be interested in hearing. What would you like to lead? They may not all happen, but the odds are that if enough people are interested, some expert will step up and lead it. Don’t be shy, tell us what you want to hear and do! Leave a comment!

Comments

  1. Hi Jay – At the REBarcamp in Houston, I did a couple of sessions on “Using Real Estate Mkt Stats with your clients.” The session focused on using stats to motivate buyers, help sellers price their homes correctly, and using stats as a way to market yourself on your website. The session seemed to be well-received by the group, as we did two of them, and it’s a reduced form of a more formal workshop we provide to industry professional in various continuing education sessions.

    For the BarCamp in SF, Mike and I both had an “Altos Research User Group” session for our current subscribers to see how to max out on their account and to help those interested in learning more see what this “Altos stuff” is all about.

    We’ll offer both of these throughout the day, and should be able to accommodate since there’s two of us.

    Thanks!

    -Scott Sambucci

  2. Hi Jay – At the REBarcamp in Houston, I did a couple of sessions on “Using Real Estate Mkt Stats with your clients.” The session focused on using stats to motivate buyers, help sellers price their homes correctly, and using stats as a way to market yourself on your website. The session seemed to be well-received by the group, as we did two of them, and it’s a reduced form of a more formal workshop we provide to industry professional in various continuing education sessions.

    For the BarCamp in SF, Mike and I both had an “Altos Research User Group” session for our current subscribers to see how to max out on their account and to help those interested in learning more see what this “Altos stuff” is all about.

    We’ll offer both of these throughout the day, and should be able to accommodate since there’s two of us.

    Thanks!

    -Scott Sambucci

  3. Excellent! Thanks Scott. I know your and Mike’s sessions are BarCampSF were well received.

  4. Excellent! Thanks Scott. I know your and Mike’s sessions are BarCampSF were well received.

  5. I want Jeff Turner @ResPres to do a session called “I take back all those bad things I said about Seesmic because Derek Overbey @doverbey showed me the light!”

    But on a serious note, I would love to have a session on integrating video into your Social Media outreach. Really interested in talking about using video sites like TokBox, Stickam, Ustream, Seesmic, Phreadz and Utterli to teach and connect with your audience. Jeff and Mike Price would be great for this and I could share a thought or two.

  6. I was going to do a session called “Using the Internet to Make REAL LIFE Connections”. Since Jay is doing that, I think I will do one called “Using the Internet to Make REAL LIFE Connections in SIX minutes”.

  7. I was going to do a session called “Using the Internet to Make REAL LIFE Connections”. Since Jay is doing that, I think I will do one called “Using the Internet to Make REAL LIFE Connections in SIX minutes”.

  8. Ginger – you can still do it. I’ve got no claim to it. Or we could tag team it. Or have two sessions. Whatever, I’m easy! (but not cheap…)

  9. Ginger – you can still do it. I’ve got no claim to it. Or we could tag team it. Or have two sessions. Whatever, I’m easy! (but not cheap…)

  10. I’ll be looking to run a session called “Top Ten Issues for Real Estate 2.0” or some such thing. Basically, I don’t want to talk; I want to encourage real discussion, followed with an actual recommendation to the industry to emerge from the collected wisdom of the BarCampers.

    Too many of you guys are experts; there’s no more need to hear another “How to Blog” session. You guys need to be contributing to the industry in a real way. I can moderate that. 🙂

    -rsh

  11. I’ll be looking to run a session called “Top Ten Issues for Real Estate 2.0” or some such thing. Basically, I don’t want to talk; I want to encourage real discussion, followed with an actual recommendation to the industry to emerge from the collected wisdom of the BarCampers.

    Too many of you guys are experts; there’s no more need to hear another “How to Blog” session. You guys need to be contributing to the industry in a real way. I can moderate that. 🙂

    -rsh

  12. In SF, I hosted a roundtable discussion on Mortgage 2.0. I would like to lead a similar session. At the least, Dan Green and I will be at RE BarCamp. That’s eight years of mortgage blogging experience between just us. Hopefully some other mortgage peeps will be able to make it.

  13. In SF, I hosted a roundtable discussion on Mortgage 2.0. I would like to lead a similar session. At the least, Dan Green and I will be at RE BarCamp. That’s eight years of mortgage blogging experience between just us. Hopefully some other mortgage peeps will be able to make it.

  14. You can throw Morgan Brown into that session too. Hell, I would even sit in that one and I’m pretty useless when it comes to Mortgage talk!

  15. Loving the ideas so far.

    The session that I plan on leading is actually a
    group game. I’ve played it at a couple of other BarCamps and it’s always a blast. Still tracking down the exact rules, but it’s going to be fun, trust me.

    Was also thinking about leading a group exercise along the lines of “Looking into the crystal ball”, where at the end of the session, we’d end up with a list of predictions that we could go back and see how we did a year or two down the road.

  16. I was kicking around discussing google’s website optimizer. I hate being told what’s right or wrong when it’s so much nicer to just find out for yourself. But I’m a practical application kind of gal-geek…

  17. I was kicking around discussing google’s website optimizer. I hate being told what’s right or wrong when it’s so much nicer to just find out for yourself. But I’m a practical application kind of gal-geek…

  18. I want Jeff Turner @ResPres to do a session called “I take back all those bad things I said about Seesmic because Derek Overbey @doverbey showed me the light!”

    But on a serious note, I would love to have a session on integrating video into your Social Media outreach. Really interested in talking about using video sites like TokBox, Stickam, Ustream, Seesmic, Phreadz and Utterli to teach and connect with your audience. Jeff and Mike Price would be great for this and I could share a thought or two.

  19. You can throw Morgan Brown into that session too. Hell, I would even sit in that one and I’m pretty useless when it comes to Mortgage talk!

  20. Loving the ideas so far.

    The session that I plan on leading is actually a
    group game. I’ve played it at a couple of other BarCamps and it’s always a blast. Still tracking down the exact rules, but it’s going to be fun, trust me.

    Was also thinking about leading a group exercise along the lines of “Looking into the crystal ball”, where at the end of the session, we’d end up with a list of predictions that we could go back and see how we did a year or two down the road.

  21. Is there a list of potential topics and time slots on a wiki yet? Do you plan on one?

  22. Is there a list of potential topics and time slots on a wiki yet? Do you plan on one?

  23. Andy,

    Your proposed “Looking into the crystal ball” exercise sounds like it could tap into the collective creativity of the group.

    Here’s an idea starter that might get the brainstorming started before we arrive in NYC & involve a wider range of participants. RT Twitter post below if you like the idea, or adapt it to meet your own vision:

    IDEA STARTER: What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Share dream projects for 2009 on Twitter, present ideas at #REBarCampNYC?

    http://twitter.com/RealEstateCafe/status/1074278477

  24. Andy,

    Your proposed “Looking into the crystal ball” exercise sounds like it could tap into the collective creativity of the group.

    Here’s an idea starter that might get the brainstorming started before we arrive in NYC & involve a wider range of participants. RT Twitter post below if you like the idea, or adapt it to meet your own vision:

    IDEA STARTER: What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Share dream projects for 2009 on Twitter, present ideas at #REBarCampNYC?

    http://twitter.com/RealEstateCafe/status/1074278477

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