On March 11th, which is the day before SXSW Interactive starts, Austin will be hosting a very cool RE Barcamp event downtown. I plan to be there helping with check-in at the beginning, and probably hanging out at the after party, too. :)
If you don't know what a Barcamp is, you have to come and find out. Basically, it's a day to network, learn, and hang out as we discuss social media, technology, and other online tools to help your real estate business. It's also called an "unconference", which means that ANYONE can show up and lead a session.
Who should come? Realtors, lenders, title reps, escrow officers, appraisers, inspectors, virtual assistants, home stagers and anyone else in the real estate world (or any other world -- PR, Marketing, etc) who wants to improve their social media game.
There is space for up to 300 people, and so far over 60 have signed up. If you are within driving distance, you cannot miss this one. I'm thankful that it's only about 20 minutes from my house! If you have to make special arrangements and bump appointments, I still think this day will be a memorable one for you and worth the trouble. After my first Barcamp in Houston back in 2008, I have loved the concept behind these events.
One of the best parts is the cost: it's 100% FREE to participants. How can you pass this up?
If you know anyone interested in sponsoring, I think we still need 2 more sponsors to make everything happen. Sponsorships are only $250 each, and that will get you on the t-shirt, etc. The last I heard, we need to know by Friday about any additional sponsors in order to ensure that you will appear on the event shirt.
If you have any questions, let me know and I will do my best to answer them. I hope to see you there!
To RSVP today, visit http://rebarcamp.com/austin and click on the tab to register. You can also click on the "Who's Coming?" tab to see who has currently signed up to attend.
See you there!