My 2cents on REBarcamp Virginia Beach 2009

I went to RE BAR CAMP VIRGINIA BEACH last week - and camp back excited about holding one n the Triangle!  Watch this to get an idea of the "toe-to-toe" networking that happened!  Thanks Justin for putting this together!


My 2cents on REBarcamp


Well I recently had the honor to actually attend a REBarcamp event here locally in Virginia Beach. Thank you so much to Tina Meritt and the rest of the volunteers that has helped make this happen.

I have to admit I was a bit jealous witnessing all the Tweets, Blogs and buzz around the other REBarcamps across the country and I never would of thought of a major event like this will show up in little ole podunk Virginia Beach :-)

We really had some great support for Sponsorships, Volunteers and attendees to make this amazing event a huge success!!

I was honored to meet some of the Real Estate rockstars out there like Ben Martin, Bill Lubin, the Zebra, Brad Carroll and many others.  It really is a great event to hang out with all the people you normally chat with online on Twitter, Facebook or even here on Activerain.

Well I put together a small tribute video on here and I hope you get a taste on what we experienced down here, looking forward to see everyone in the future!!






As always thanks for checking out my blog, feel free to leave a comment and have a great day!

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Comment balloon 9 commentsEleanor Thorne • July 21 2009 05:53AM


I would be thrilled to attend a camp here! You did say that you had a great time and came back with a bunch of information - we have major rockstars in our area so let's get one together!
Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 8 years ago

Thanks for the link. I hope you will get some transactions because of the networking Good luck.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 8 years ago

What did they have to say about ActiveRain?

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago
I just heard that there will be one in Herndon, VA this fall and I plan on attending that one. I've heard nothing but good things.
Posted by Nancy Pav, Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor (Long & Foster) over 8 years ago

Thanks for bringing this for us to view as we get ready for our very first REBCRDU!!!  Leesa - I can't wait to get to meet you IN PERSON!  Roy I watched the live feed that Dakno did from Raleigh.  It was awesome.  AND the comments about AR were very very impressive.  Eleanor - do you think we could entice anyone from the Rain to come to Raleigh?!?

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 8 years ago

Wow!  Sounds informative and just, fun!  Meeting everyone from your online presence had to be awesome!  I wonder if we will ever have one in Connecticut!

Whenever I attend a Buffini Event, I try to meet up with my Active Rain buddies:)  It's been super to chat live with them.

It's a Good Life!


Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) over 8 years ago

I guess if we want one here we need to organize it. Can you give me some details on the organization of the event?

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 8 years ago

Hey!  I think having an AR get together as part of one of the Socials is a GREAT idea!  You can get more info on organizing one at - or you can just kinda follow along at #rebcrdu  We decided to use the call letters from our airport - hopefully that makes sense.  We are having our first meeting 7/28 and we hope to have the RE BARCAMP meeting on November 6th!  That's a Friday - and for folks who are traveling here we hope that works!  I am definately keeping a working "journal" and I'll be glad to share with anyone else who wants to have one!

RE:  Activerain... I was kinda disappointed. They said "You Should Be On Activerain" but there was not a "TOPIC" on AR.  I thought that would be good... but maybe folks do better one on one with that topic?  Don't know!

Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) over 8 years ago

I am looking forward to attending and particpating in another RE BarCamp sometime soon. Going to Virginia Beach was a hike but worth it... some real talent. For many, they may want to read my BarCamp follow-up post too to get up to speed before they walk in the door and get steam-rolled with the input.


Posted by Doug Francis over 8 years ago