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Barcamp or Bored Camp?

I’ve been to 3 Real Estate Barcamps in the past year. Seattle, Portland, and then Seattle #2.

This isn’t nearly as many as some of the vendors like our friends at Zillow or Altos have attended, but I feel like I have a feel for what a Real Estate Bar Camp can be.

I love the ad-hoc nature of the REBC movement, I love that it is introducing so many folks to new ideas, I love the price.

But honestly…. I’m bored.

Photo By clhill88

Photo By clhill88

I was bored at the first one and not much has changed since. Sure there have been a couple of interesting sessions, but for the most part I went away disappointed.

I’m not the only one. Another attendee put it this way “When I come to an event like this, I would pay money to be the stupidest guy in the room. I want my head to explode with all sorts of new ideas.”

For anyone planning a Real Estate Bar Camp in the future here’s some titles of sessions I’d love to attend:

  • A+B Tests for Landing Pages
  • Require IDX registration – or not?
  • I’ve been blogging for three years- now what?
  • Lower My Bounce Rate
  • Analytics For English Majors
  • Listing Syndication for Market Domination
  • Social Media is a Waste of Time
  • Email Marketing is Not Just for Drips

What do you think? What’s been missing from your Real Estate Barcamp experience?

About Geordie Romer

Geordie Romer is a Realtor in Leavenworth Washington. He specializes in selling vacation homes in Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee. He has been blogging on his own site since 2005 and guest posts for others around the web. In 2013, he rediscovered competitive cycling and if he's not showing houses, he just might be off riding his bike.

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