Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : I had a ball at Real Estate barcamp Houston yesterday!

I had a ball at Real Estate barcamp Houston yesterday!

I had a ball at Real Estate barcamp Houston yesterday!bouncing-ball.gif picture by dabydoll

Some functions are fun and some are not! This was just wonderful! I didn't completely understand what to expect with a "Free form forum" but I will say it was great. The presentations were fun and informative.

I was able to meet so many Rainers that I felt I was home.

 

Is that strange?  After getting to know so many people through comments, following their lives and seeing their pictures each day I felt like it was a homecoming!Rich Jacobson and Deb Brooks

Adding hugs, face to face conversation, and sharing space with others just strengthened the bond I feel for these people! And, I got to meet so many for the first time that I will be including in my sphere that I had been missing.Jeff Turner and Deb Brooks

I was thrilled to meet Active Rain's very own Rich Jacobson, Brad Andersohn and Jeff Turner. They are as nice in person as they are in their posts!Brad Andersohn

Other Rainer's included Jason Crouch (one of my buds), Amanda Hall,  Lisa Heindel,  Marchel Peterson (buddy), Pippa Mac, Greg Nino, Russell Lewis, Stephanie Edwards, Michael Price and so many more!Amanda Hall and Stephanie Edwards

The sessions covered everything from upcoming technology to how to utilize today's technology! The keynote speaker, Paul Chaney is as inspiration in person as his blogs portray.Jason Crouch

Don't miss the next one. I will let you know ahead of time before the next sign up as space will be limited. Michael Price wants to keep it intimate enough for some great networking and exclusivity.Jason Crouch and Lisa Heindel

 

 

 

Thank you so much Michael Price to you and your wife Laurie  and all that helped provide this wonderful experience!

Later in the rain~Deb

Marchel Peterson...if I could just figure out how to save this deal and stay on my feet!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't believe it's all over...don't leave, don't leave!

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 55 commentsDeb Brooks • October 24 2008 01:34PM

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Hi Debs and welcome back....the green ball is cute but it took me a ful 98 seconds to download....good thing I love you! :-)  sounds like a great time......was it just A/R people.....how many people all together - and how long was the session?  Looks like a great time - areyou really almost as tall as Rich? :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor almost 10 years ago

Hi Liz girl, thank you. 98 seconds huh? hum...I might have to rethink that one. I did have a ball. It was a mix of many others too. Trulia, Zillow and many others were there! It was very fun. Yes, I am 5' 9" tall with very long legs! Just the way God made me...

I wish you could have been there.

Hugs,

Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Wow - looks like you had a blast! How much fun it is to meet new people... especially ones you have a connection with.

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) almost 10 years ago

Lindsey, It makes me wish we were all much closer in milage...I would love to meet you and so many others!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Deb color me green for having missed all of the fun!  I spoke to Amanda briefly today and she said it was a blast!  Thanks for sharing the fun!

 

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) almost 10 years ago

Hey Deb,  It was great meeting you!  Had a blast and hope to do it again sometime!

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) almost 10 years ago

Stephanie, I have a strong feeling I will be seeing you again real soon! I had so much fun too.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Susan, it would be a blast for all us girls to get together and burn up the city one of these days...could we all have fun together or what?

Wish you were there.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Hi Deb,

It is amazing how close we feel to eachother on active rain. It really must have been great meeting all the gang.

It sounds like it was terrific.

All the best!

Posted by Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 10 years ago

Kevin, it really was terrific. It makes you realize that the time you spend on AR is more than worth it. I hope to get to meet each of you one day!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Hi Deb!  That was fun, wasn't it?  It was a thrill to see you and I look forward to seeing you again soon.  Hugs!

Love that photo of Stephanie!  It's perfect.

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) almost 10 years ago

Amanda, yes it was. It flew by. Are you and Scott on the road today? I know Lisa is. It was really fun and I do look forward to doing this again one of these days soon. Yep, that's Stephanie!

Hugs back at ya!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Deb, we are already home!  The drive to and from Houston seems easier every time.  We've been home since around 2.

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) almost 10 years ago

Wowser! I'm impressed. I'm glad you're home safe. It was such a wonderful pleasure to get to meet you. You are more beautiful in person than I would ever imagine. Keep that smile and I will look forward to getting to know you better!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Deb, I'm glad that you had the opportunity this week to meet many of the people and personalities from around the Rain.  I'm thrilled to have met many of them over the past year as well.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) almost 10 years ago

Brian, thank you! Seeing people you have never met before for the first time and knowing exactly who they are and what they did last week was really wild. I hope to meet you one day too!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

You went.  Very cool.  Looks like you met a few "AR Famous" faces.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) almost 10 years ago

Deb, I thought about y'all all day yesterday!   I kept wishing I could clone myself and be here in San Antonio and in Houston at the same time.  :(   I am soooo jealous that you got to meet Jeff, Rich, Brad, Amanda & LISA!!!   I'm really looking forward to meeting them someday. 

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) almost 10 years ago

John, I certainly did...wish yours had been there too! :-) Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Hey JuJu, I missed seeing you there. I also missed Liz. And, others...you would have enjoyed yourself too. It was laid back, educational, entertaining, non-stressful and mindblowing.

Next time girlfriend...

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

hi Deb,

It looks like you had a great time.....I love the photos you took. I wish these weren't held so far away from me. I'd love to attend.

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Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith almost 10 years ago

Jo-Anne, your time will come. Active Rain and the gang are gearing up for many more visits. It's worth the wait! I would love to meet you!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Okay....that just suits Steph...thanks for sharing the pics...been waiting for a few. :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 10 years ago

Hey, Deb, it was wonderful to meet you, even if you did get us locked out of the building :)  LOL - I had a great time and hope we can all meet up again soon.

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) almost 10 years ago

ROFLMAO -- Deb & Lisa got locked out of the building!!!  I'm NOT surprised!!!!  

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) almost 10 years ago

JuJu, hello? Who exactly are you talking to???? LOL? Deb

Lisa, Oh yeah, I just read Lisa's comment! We will meet up again soon and at least it wasn't raining!

Sally, it was a wild time!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Deb, LOL.  I don't even remember what I was explaining now in that picture.  See guys, I talk with my hands.  :) 

 

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) almost 10 years ago

Deb, Looks like you guys had a good time.  What a treat to meet all the Rain Guys.  What exactly is the Real Estate Barcamp? 

Posted by Deborah Wilson, Stark County OH Real Estate (Hackenberg Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

OK Deb, I'm officially jealous... I knew it would be a blast and wanted to go so badly, but I had 2 deals going this week and my "back-up" is on his honeymoon so there was just no way to make this work. :(  Now, I'm bummed.

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 10 years ago

DEB, It was a GREAT time.  I took no pictures thinking I wouldn't post anything but ended up writing a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that put it on.  I thought it was wonderful!!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 10 years ago

Stephanie, I don't know either but it certainly shows your enthusiasm! What were your hands saying again?

Deborah Wilson, it's a blast that's what it is. It's where we all get together, choose to break into sessions listening to different speakers and simply take our time networking. It's a blast so don't miss the next one!

Steve, I'm so sorry you couldn't be there! You would have loved it but don't worry there will be another.

Marchy, where did you go? I looked up and you split. I'm glad to hear you made it home girlfriend...

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Thank you Deb.  Perhaps if it were closer.  My wife is in California for the next two weeks, so leaving for a long period of time is not an option.  However, I would like to get together with some folks.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) almost 10 years ago

That is so cool Deb!  It looks like a great time!  I sure wish they would do something like that here!  Then again, I wouldn't know many people, most of my AR friends are in Texas and East!

Posted by Cristal Drake, Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate (Prudential California Realty) almost 10 years ago

Cristal, I so wish you could have been there too. You didn't have to be a Texan to come! Lisa Heindel was there...she drove a long way in. I hope we can have an even bigger gig one of these days although with too many people we can't visit much. Maybe we just have to have more of them! It was a great time. You'll get your chance. I'm sure. Just take it....

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Deb, thanks for sharing all the photos', glad it was great. Isn't it fun to meet so many people that you all ready know? Re-Bar's are so laid back and relaxed, I enjoyed the one in San Franciso.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 10 years ago

It looks like quite the party!  Too bad I couldn't be there!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) almost 10 years ago

What a Blast!!  This was a worthy event on so many levels, thanks for posting this Lisa, I enjoyed finally meeting you and the other Rainers in Texas.  Looking forward to your call on Monday!  LOL~  (Big Smiley)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) almost 10 years ago

I'm envious.  The pictures tell the story.  Thanks for sharing those.  My husband and I have yet to attend a convention related to real estate and/or online marketing.  Our time has come!

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Posted by Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale) almost 10 years ago

Debra, sounds like you all had a blast. I'm jealous you got to meet Lisa and so many of the others. Thanks for the photos

Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) almost 10 years ago

Deb, I think you hit the jackpot with how many Rainers you got to meet at this event plus Active Rain staff. Tremendous photos. Keep us Texans posted on when the next one is.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

Deb, It was great meeting you and I'm looking forward to meeting more AR's! Pics are posted in my facebook acct. and Mike has them scattered around and in Flickr.

Posted by Laurie Price (Sitetraffic.com) almost 10 years ago

Deb...  You blinded me with those pictures of real work!  Thought the whole point of these trips was the fun of the night life..... 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Deb!!! Hi there, I had so much fun at the meeting and learned so much from all the great teachers (especially Rich and Brad) and probably the best part for me at least was meeting you and all of the others with whom I have become friends over the last few months! I so enjoyed meeting all of the people that I recognized and there were others i was looking for that either did not make it OR...maybe they don't look like their profile picture!!! Thanks again, it was a treat for me to meet you and thanks for this great (AND FEATURED) post. Congrats!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

I know I came at the end, but It was lots of fun to meet you guys in person, really! :)

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 10 years ago

Hey Deb  Be sure and share with us what you learned.  Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by Gayle Balaban, E. TN Waterfront Real Estate (The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E) almost 10 years ago

Looks likea time that ws not t have been missed!  Thank you for taking the time to share the events and photos.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) almost 10 years ago

Missy, it was really fun...more than I expected I'll say. It was real with real people and real goals and real dreams and real fun...Really it was great! I wish you and others could have been there with us.

Dear Brad, I will forgive you as you are quite tired. Meeting Lisa was great fun and I didn't feel as if I got to talk to her enough but this is Debra....you know, Deb Brooks. Lisa and I both enjoyed seeing you.

Colleen, I don't blame you for being envious. I loved it. It made a lot of what I do day to day seem even more real and important.

Gary, It was better than Vegas and I didn't lose any money!

I hope to meet you all in the future! deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Laurie, I enjoyed meeting you too! You are brand spankin' new on AR just like Mike said! You did so very much to help him with this project and I want you to know he let all of us know that he couldn't have done it without you! How cool it is to be so important to another person...you go girl.

Dan, I'm so sorry...if you really think it was work you are mistaken. It was sooooo much fun. Even the work was fun.

Russell, you are such a doll. I'm sorry I didn't get to spend more time with you this time around. We will make sure that changes next time. It was my pleasure.

Greg, the biggest thing I learned was that what I do every day with AR is very important to me for all the reasons I thought! It proved to me that being there is the right thing. I'm so glad you showed up. It was a real trip to get to meet you! It was the end of the day for us all and I was spacey but next time maybe we can get an earlier start! I loved meeting you.

Later in the rain~Deb

 

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Gayle, I learned that what we do each day with AR is more than just Google juice. It really is building a network of true friends.

Jim, you are welcome. It was so much fun. I will try to make it to all of them from here on out!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Deb, I loved seeing the pictures and hearing about meeting some other fantastic rainers.  I'm glad you went and had a fabulous time...and were kind enough to share some great shots!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 10 years ago

Carole, I would have loved for you to have been there too. I must say though that I've learned that next time I have to schedule an extra day just to visit with the folks that drive in for this. I wasn't ready to leave everyone yet...it was too quick. Maybe one of these days I will be lucky enough to meet you. I can't wait!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

I ended up working late and couldn't make it, I was so disappointed!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

What a great opportunity to meet people from the network and learn more about our business.  This is the first I have heard of an event like this.  I would love to participate in the next one.  Thanks for your post.

Posted by Rebecca Anne Cole (PNC Mortgage ) almost 10 years ago

Sure looks like a fun time was had by all- I would have loved to have been there.

Posted by Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) almost 10 years ago

This looks like a lot of fun.  Great photos too.

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