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Social Networking Explained at Raincamp...

AND SO MUCH MORE! Active Rain has always amazed me but Rain Camp was honestly the best seminar/class I have ever attended. It could be because I LOVE Social Networking and technology or maybe it was because Ben Kinney is so darn funny. Whatever it was - I HIGHLY suggest you make one of these Raincamps! You will learn SO much. If you just take a few things from Rain Camp - you will be doing good. Luckily I took good notes and have gone through them and chosen my favorites like: creating fan pages on Facebook and google alerts to all sorts of really cool websites that are "FREE"... I forgot who said this but I really liked it "They used to say you have to pay to play - now you have to play to play." - Brilliant! I have barely slept since I have been home from Dallas! I also feel like dominating my market like never before... LET IT RAIN!!! LET IT RAIN!!! See what others say about RainCamp.

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NICKY DOU

Sr. Vice President, Executive Broker

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE

KELLER WILLIAMS MARKET PRO REALTY

 

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Nicky Dou | Keller Williams Market Pro Realty

Comment balloon 41 commentsNicky Dou • February 25 2010 11:56PM

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I hope there will be a Rain Camp in Houston, Texas soon!  I would love to attend.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) over 8 years ago

Hi Nicky!  I know what you mean about not sleeping!  HA!  I love your slideshow--you even captured the entrance--awesome!  My dear friend Elizabeth Golden (Sis) has used Monte and is so jealous that I got to meet him before she did!  She is so pleased with his work and highly recommends him.  Glad he's your new sign guy!

Have a great weekend...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 8 years ago

From the desk of David Dee,

Nicky, sounds like you had a blast! Hope there's one coming to LA sometimes in the near future.

Posted by David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orange County CA (IRN REALTY) over 8 years ago

Play to play is a much better concept than pay to play! Good way to look at it!

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 8 years ago

Looks like great fun, I wonder when they are coming to North Carolina...  Or if they could publish a DVD that would be fun.... 

Posted by Barbara Kornegay, Wilmington NC Real Estate, Homes (REMAX Essential) over 8 years ago

I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A SEMINAR IF RAINCAMP COMES TO NORTH CAROLINA.I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A DVD AS WELL.FREDDIE LEE

Posted by F.B.LEE DEV.CO.,INC. over 8 years ago

I drove 6 hours to go to Dallas as I sort of figured they would probably never make it to "Arkansas" LOL! My husband and I made a small vacation out of it. You guys this is worth going to I wouldn't wait around for it to come to your area - go to them ;)

Posted by Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) over 8 years ago

Nicky - I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you! I'm still sorting through my notes. I did start an "I Love Tulsa" Facebook fan page and it already has over 1100 fans. And Donna Harris from Austin helped me start a FB ad. You're right - Ben Kinney was awesome - I would recommend anyone travel to hear him. I thought about going to the Denver Raincamp, but just can't spare anymore time until after the 1st-time buyers are under contract. (Work getting in the way!) YEAH for RainCamp!

Lori, Tulsa

@LoriCainRE

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

Sorry I missed you there. Monte is a good friend, and the best sign guy in the business. Not only can he customize a great sign, I have frames from him that are over ten years old. When I changed companies, I saved a bunch of money just buying inserts.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 8 years ago

Nicky, I haven't seen the picnik application - can you create slideshows with the free version or do you have the premium? I'd appreciate the info -- and great post by the way -- always helps to hear from someone first hand!

Posted by Pam Turner, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR (Century 21 Belk Realtors Dalton GA) over 8 years ago

I know what you mean! I attended raincamp in San Francisco awhile ago and it was truly amazing.

Posted by Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today* (Keller Williams Coastal Estates) over 8 years ago

Pam - They have the slideshow app. from main home page on right hand side it says SHOW - there are some that are free (this one is) however it is much better with the Premium as you can upload multiple photos at once (huge time saver)... HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!

Joe - I actually placed an order with Monte before I went to RainCamp and was so thrilled to meet him! When I returned home my signs were waiting for me :) I love them.

Posted by Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Nicky, thanks for the slide show. I was at Raincamp and the amount of really good info was overwhelming! I just wish I had more time to meet all of the great people there! have a great day!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Hi Russell - I rode the elevator with you ;)

Posted by Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) over 8 years ago

Nicky,

Rain Camp Dallas was AWESOME!  I've been apart of the AR family for one month and I've had so much fun in this short period of time meeting and connecting with some old friends.

 

Posted by Stephanie Stringer over 8 years ago

Hi Nicky -- Thanks for your opinion, it dovetails with others.  I hope they come to Cleveland or someplace close!

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) over 8 years ago

OKAY! I remember now! But you were probably not able to get a word in edgewise ;-D I was really excited about all the good info we learned!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 8 years ago

It is a great event. Had fun while learning is always a great time. Everyone should attend if they can.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 8 years ago

Nicky, I attended and I thought it was very informative. I can't wait until I can attend the next raincamp. Maybe it will be in Little Rock!

Posted by Rick Irving, Rick Irving Knows Real Estate (My Texas Home Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Nicky, I was at NY's raincamp and loved every minute of it.  I can't wait to attend another.  So glad you enjoyed it - but can't imagine anyone going and not loving it.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 8 years ago

Nicky, I was at NY's raincamp and loved every minute of it.  I can't wait to attend another.  So glad you enjoyed it - but can't imagine anyone going and not loving it.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 8 years ago

Nicky: I like the way you incorporated the slideshow. Is that something you learned at Rain Camp?

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 8 years ago

Very nice young lady.  For you people that are not fortunate to work with Nicky I have to tell you it is a delight

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 8 years ago

It would be fun as well as interesting I'm sure.  Hopefully someday they'll come to New England.

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 8 years ago

Can't wait for DC, love the slide show.

Posted by Linda Lohman, Former Teacher/Broker (Fonville Morisey Realty) over 8 years ago

Raincamp sounds like lots of fun! Thanks for reporting in on it.

Posted by Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate (Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA ) over 8 years ago

THANKS for the sweet and kind words, James :)

I actually learned the picnik slideshow thing all on my own ;) but have to say I learned about picnik on ActiveRain!!! Glad you like it. It is so easy to do (especially if you sign up for the Premium account which is only $25/year (so worth it, too - I spent tons of money on PhotoShop just to get frustrated...) now I am back to Picasa (free) and Picnik.com (almost free or free) ;) much easier.

I had pretty high expectations for RainCamp and I have to admit that they exceeded my every expectation & then some. What a great group full of like minded people eager to learn and eager to teach - it truly felt great and I took so much from it. Hope everyone that wants to go to one gets the opportunity.

Have a terrific weekend. I would like to know if anyone that has ever attended a Raincamp if they didn't like it. That would be interesting. I couldnt imagine...

Posted by Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) over 8 years ago

I have registered to attend RainCamp here in Denver on March 9th. I'm very happy they decided to come to Denver. Thanks ActiveRain.

Posted by David J. Lampe, Realtor - Web Savvy Denver (Your Castle Real Estate) over 8 years ago

I'm signed up for Denver and can't wait!

Posted by KAREN THOMPSON, GRI, REALTOR, Colorado Homebuyer Pro (KTHOMES, LLC) over 8 years ago

Nicky, you are making some of us jealous. Sounds like a great time.

Posted by Ted Tyndall, FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine (Davidson Realty Inc.) over 8 years ago

Nicky, you are making some of us jealous. Sounds like a great time.

Posted by Ted Tyndall, FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine (Davidson Realty Inc.) over 8 years ago

Nicky, thank you for blogging about this.  Active Rain Camp is coming to the Denver Area and I am definitely going.

 

Liz Grazi Tuohy

Broker/Owner

LGT Properties  Metro Denver, CO

Posted by Liz Grazi Tuohy (LGT Properties, LLC) over 8 years ago

Great to hear that you're busy implementing what you've learned. RainCamp will be coming to Las Vegas in the next couple of months.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 8 years ago

Looking forward to en event in my SoCal area. There's one in Las Vegas April 1 but scheduling is a problem.  I have heard such amazing feredback about Raincamp - it is a MUST Do in my book.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 8 years ago

We have one coming to Denver in the next week or so. Thank you for the great acclimations. I am looking forward to it.

Posted by Guy Thomas (WR Starkey Mortgage) over 8 years ago

Yeah! We attended the NYC event and it was quite memorable.  We also enjoyed Ben Kinney!

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 8 years ago

I'm hoping they'll soon republish the list of dates for Raincamps ! I'm thinkin DC. !!!

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) over 8 years ago

Hi Nicky!  I enjoying meeting you and Jerry at lunch.  I agree.  Rain Camp was awesome.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 8 years ago

Hi Nicky,

First let me say WOOO PIG SOOOIE!  I am a U of A alumni so I had to get that out of my system first!

I am a new Rainmaker and gone through the web training.  Would love to go to a metro city for the BIG training, hoping perhaps there will be an opportunity for New Orleans or Houston which are close to me.  Like you said about SW Arkansas, I dont think they will be coming to SW Louisiana lol!!

 

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 8 years ago

WOO PIG SOOOIE!!! Awesome! I wish I had gone to RainCamp sooner... better late than never though...

Posted by Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) over 8 years ago

Hello Nicky and I am so sorry I missed this post, congrats to your feature and I am glad you enjoyed RainCamp. I will be attending the RainCamp in Las Vegas April.

VB ;)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 8 years ago

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