Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Boy, do I have an idea!

Boy, do I have an idea!

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Boy, do I have an idea! I have always wanted to get together with "professionals" within the Real Estate business to network and learn.

I would like an easy going "open" forum where we can all relax, share and learn of new technologies and applications.

I want to meet with friends I have built relationships with through the network of Active Rain and its wonderful communities...I want to make new friends and expand my knowledge of the opportunities offered now and coming in the near future for the benefit of Real Estate.

I want to meet these two guys who seem to have the world on their side when it comes to business and    computer savvy.Real Estate Agent: Rich Jacobson ~ ActiveRain Community Builder (ActiveRain Corporation) Rich Jacobson and Brad Andersohn will be giving seminars for our Active Rain!

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 realestate barcamp Houston


Check out REBarCamp Houston for the details. Meet ActiveRich and ActiveBrad. This could be the beginning of an explosive growth of gatherings to benefit YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS.

And, believe it or not it's FREE. Yes, I said FREE.

Sign in here to or go to the barcamp site and RSVP. October 22, 2008 is Houston's first REBarCamp and the day before the Houston Association of Realtors annual trade show in downtown Houston.

You don't want to miss it. We are going to have a ball.

Sponsors are still needed. For information contact Michael Price for more info (832) 331-4846

Oh yeah, here's my idea...DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

I'll see you there.

Later in the rain~Deb


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Comment balloon 27 commentsDeb Brooks • September 27 2008 01:30AM


That sounds great.

I would also like to see if there are any good seminars or meetings in some place like HAWAII !!!

Posted by Claudia Efthimos, GRI,SFR,ASP,SRES (Signature Homes & Estates) over 11 years ago

Ok, so think my husband would buy it it if I told him that I was going to Houston for this?  Maybe not.  Maybe we will get one in So Cal!

Posted by Cristal Drake, Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate (Prudential California Realty) over 11 years ago

Oh......I thought it was in November, but its October eh?  I was thinking if it was November I could make it my birthday party to myself!  I'd better get busier selling!

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 11 years ago

Hey Deb!!!  This sounds great!!!  Hmmm, wonder if I can get there -- I'd love to meet Rich and Brad and oh, gosh, I have to try to get there!!!   :)

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 11 years ago

Deb - I just met with Rich and some AR Gods in Las Vegas Nevada last weekend. Do you think Rich would get mad if I came to Houston to meet him again? Rich sure is making the rounds isn't he.

Rich is a wonderful man and it was a pleasure meeting him. I will try to get down to Houston to meet everyone, OK?

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 11 years ago

Liz, we'll make it a early birthday party for you!!!   :)

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 11 years ago

Hi Deb - You'll have a great time at REBarCamp. Be sure to bring your laptop, Flip, and digital camera -- you'll get a lot of use out of each of them.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 11 years ago

What a great concept - REBar Camp!  sounds like a great event and I sure wish I wasn't so far away from Houston. 

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 11 years ago

I'm marking my calendar. Sounds great.

Posted by LS Rogers Realty (LS Rogers Realty) over 11 years ago

Deb, I think I RSVP'd -- Wow -- ActiveRich, ActiveBrad, Jeff Turner will be there too -- I'm looking forward to meeting him too -- wonder if Sarah will be there? 

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 11 years ago

I don't get it.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago


You convinced me! No Rich did that. Any way I'll be there.


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 11 years ago

Deb - this will be a great event.  Rich and I are so looking forward to this.  Can't wait to meet all the wonderful rainers in Houston this next month.  This we be an awesome time for us all.  Thanks for posting about it.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

I would love to be there but I know I will not be able to - take lots of pics and notes and share with us!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) over 11 years ago

I had a great time at REbar camp at inman, the best part of it. Free for you, but flights and hotels for some of us. I will attend in N. Y. in January. Go, have fun, Rich and Brad are the best, just who you think they are.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago


I'm jealous...

Why can't we have anything in Virgnia?  I want ot go to an AR pow-wow!!

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) over 11 years ago

Deb - I am looking forward to this event!  See you there -

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 11 years ago

Can I go? No, hold on, ....I AM gong!....Thanks for the promo, Deb. This should be a really awesome time!

Lenn:   What part of RE-BarCamp don't you understand? :)

Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) over 11 years ago

Hi Deb,     I so want to go but I will not be able to.  Take lots of notes and pics for me :(

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) over 11 years ago

Rich, is this going to be fun or what I'm so excited?!?  Michael Price asked me to blog about this for him and I gratefully accepted! I am so looking forward to meeting you and Brad and all the other AR members that will be there. I plan to get Marchel Peterson there...I'm not sure if she knows that yet.

Scott and I are introducing our advertising site for waterfronts and I just can't wait! There is so much to learn! I understand you are coming in a day early to help get ready. I can volunteer for it without a problem. The Woodlands is only about a 40 minute drive for me.

I will work on this with Lenn. My creative mind didn't express this as well as I thought. :-)

She's a left brainer and I'm a right brainer...if I'm remembering right. I have a good's just very short..He,he.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago

Ricki, why can't you go? Are the two of you doing okay? I do hope so. Hello to Don and we will miss you.

Jason, as always, I can't wait to see you. Are you bringing Pam? Yes?

Yvette, hop a plane and I'll pick you up!

Missy, I would have loved to have met of these days though!

Norma, I will be snapping pics all over the place! I promise.

Brad, I can't wait to meet you, my friend! Are you bringing Debra? I'll look forward to your session!

Bill, William, just be there! Let Michael Price know! I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago


It took a while for me to wrap my mind around this too. It's not like the basic "trade show" really because it's more relaxed.

We have a certain number of Sponsors and they are the only ones (at this point) that pay money. It's a relatively small amount and we are able to advertise and place our names on the schedule for sessions to tell about our "newest and best". Different sponsors have different messages and will be able to speak to different sessions.

We all basicly simply decide which sessions we will sit in on (gee, I wonder who'll be the busiest?).

There is no schedule until we sign in that morning so it will be a little like Wall Street...hectic and exciting.

I can't wait! I wish you would come too.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago

well missy i haven't heard peep from comments, no e-mails, etc,  and i've been good lately :(

i wanna go too,  liz

Posted by Liz Carter, Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston) (Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life!) over 11 years ago


Thanks for the post, great to see so many comments and folks that are planning to come. If you're like Lenn and "don't get it" Check out the links below. Many have dubbed events like this as an "uncoference", essentially it's like a normal conference with tracks and sessions, the big difference is that the tracks and sessions are not created ahead of time and they are not created by the conference organizers, they are created the morning of the event and they are created by the attendees.



Posted by Michael Price (MLBroadcast / Zillow / over 11 years ago

Howdy Deb

Y'all RE-Bar Camp, sure does sound like it's goen to be a lot of fun.

Baker Home Inspection and Consulting

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 11 years ago

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Bar Camp.  This will be my third Bar Camp to attend and they have all been a blast!

Posted by Matthew Kelly (REO Field Services of Texas) over 11 years ago

Hi Deb -- Thanks for sharing this info. I actually live within driving distance of Houston. :-)

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 11 years ago