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Live From Las Vegas At Raincamp

Live From Las Vegas At Raincamp

No April Fools here!  Only electric energy for the learning curve to blog in activerain!

A perfect day with blue sky to host the activerain event at the UNLV Student Union!

Our day started with @benkinney from Seattle and @activebob setting the stage to DOMINATE Google!

5 Reasons Successful Agents Blog

  1. Write articles that people find on the Internet.
  2. Position yourself as an expert in a field or geographic location.
  3. Successfully advertise and market a listing (keywords-long tail)
  4. Generate traffic and create links (1 way links to and in your site help it rank better)
  5. Blog for referrals (in your area!)  people will send you referrals if you look like the expert in your area.

 3 important elements to achieve a top google ranking!

  1. Title
  2. Content
  3. Tags

Check out Activerain University for more ideas on being the best in your community by writing a better blog!

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Comment balloon 26 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • April 01 2010 03:59PM


Great video Carra - looking forward to you sharing lots more with all of us!  Rain Camp Rocks!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 10 years ago

Ooh, more, please.  We have ours next month.  Looking forward to it.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 10 years ago
That must be one heck of a Raincamp party if it's in Las Vegas!
Posted by Not a real person over 10 years ago

Howdy and evenen to ya Carra

You sure must be haven one mighty fine time, there at raincamp. Have lots of fun learnen, my friend!!!

Baker Home Energy Audit and Commercial Properties Inspections

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Carra, Great to meet you!  Rain Camp rocks.

Worth the drive, the flight, the hotel bill the what ever you have to do to get to Rain Camp.

Be liek NIKE, Just do it.

Posted by KAREN SANCHEZ, ...Marketing your home like no one else will. ( Hamilton Landon Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Carra - Great update from RainCamp. Ben & Bob - we were fortunate enough to be able to enjoy them at Dallas RainCamp. 

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 10 years ago

Hope to make one of these Raincamps some day. Have been to 3 RE Bar camps which were stellar but RC sounds awesome. HOpin' for one closer to home here in San Diego. :)


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 10 years ago

It just killed me to miss it.  :(  I am only 80 miles away!

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 10 years ago
Carra, at the very least I can say we got it first this year in NYC, and I'm sure by the time yu got the presentation it was even better. So much to absorb in such a short time, plus meet the people we see on line daily. Hope you 'Had a Blast!
Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

Wish I could be there.

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Nice opening recap Carra !

... and how smooth was our fearless leader Mr Stewart on camera huh !!!!

I love it...brought back memories of our NYC Raincamp :o)

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 10 years ago


Congrats on the feature, sounds like you are having a great time and learning.  Thanks

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 10 years ago

Hi Carra - Rain Camp looks like a lot of fun.  Thank you for sharing what you're learning.  So glad to see Mary Roberts, too!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Carra ~  I bet you had a lot of fun at Rain Camp.  I can't wait until they come closer to me.  As of yer they have not set a date to come to Atlanta.  Congrats on your feature!

Posted by June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life! (Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty) over 10 years ago
Hi Carra! Thanks for sharing!! I hope to make it to Raincamp one of these days!! :)
Posted by Stephen Arnold, CRS, GRI, SFR (HomeSmart Elite Group) over 10 years ago


Glad that you attended.  It's a really wonderful one of a kind conference.  Dallas was so Vegas must have been also.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 10 years ago

Carra - Nice video.  I like the idea of live from Rain Camp.  I'm sure there were many not there who appreciated this.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 10 years ago

Carra, YOU ROCK!  Thanks for sharing all this information with us.

Dagmar Sands

Posted by Dagmar Sands, International Real Estate Agent, CIPS, FIPC, ABR (Real Estate International, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Anna and Jane ~  It was fun.. be sure to check out Christine Donovan's post on the event!  She did a great job!

Russel ~  Vegas is the place to party.. that is for sure.. but we learned at the same time!

Dale ~ It was fun to meet some of the people we see daily online!

Karen ~ It was great to meet you and I look forward to reading your posts! So happy you felt it was all worth it! Gives new meaning to networking in the entry line!  LOL... people to know with water.

Susan ~ You make a good point that people should come when the raincamp comes to their area!

Jeff ~  I think there is a raincamp coming to CA soon.. check at Activerain University

Virginia ~  You know they talked about you at camp.. all good!  Just said you OWNED the Mesquite area I think.

Ed ~  We had a great learning time!  Will take weeks to sort all out.. but do check out Christine Donovan's post with all the links!

Bill ~ We wish you were there too.. maybe next time!

Sheldon ~  Bob was SMOOTH... much better than the 1st time I met him in Phoenix where he forgot his socks and his computer died!

Ron & Alexandra ~  It was so full of information! 

Pam ~  We talked about you!  I also talked about you at the BHC lunch and learn.. you should have some Realtors calling you!

June ~ Keep lobbying for Atlanta... so much new information!

Stephen ~ It will be worth your while!

Judi ~ I am thinking they just keep getting better as they learn too!

Erica ~  Thanks for the tweet!  felt like you were there!

Christine ~ It took me so long to create that video.. with all the users at the UNLV Student Center the connection was SLOW.... so took awhile to get it up...Your post is so helpful.  I have included a link for everyone to see.. you had almost every link they talked about.. my favorite was  Did you get your score?  I need to make better tweets and get more engagement for a higher score.



Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Dagmar ~  Thank you ... It was a great event!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Just found a great post on #raincamp in the Twitter search!  Fun read! Thanks Ron Costa.

Vegas Bob had some great pictures of #raincamp too!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra - It was fun meeting you face to face on RainCamp Thursday! Great video blog post!

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 10 years ago

Christianne... it was great to get to meet you too! You are as beautiful person as in the picture!  We can all hang out in cbyerspace now!  I was just going over all the information and deciding how much information to put on each post!  I have a fun post coming up on foursquare.  I was tweeting from the event and got some ethical questions in the twittersphere which I will address in a new post about "social space & ethics"  How is that for a new word? social space?

I think I took a video of you.. I will get it to you.. so much video.. so little time.. better get back to work!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra... I agree this was a great intro to LV rain camp and I look foreward to reading more about your great time in LV.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 10 years ago

Rebecca ~ the amount of information was incredible.. so am working on small bites to be able to share!  Click on Christine Donovans post.. she had all the links live and ready to go!  I have it up on comment #21 answer to Ed... she really covered the live links well! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

You went to Las Vegas without me? LOL. I spent the last week working on a listing, which I got today, so it was a great week, ending on a great Sunday!

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 10 years ago