The week of February 1st through February 4th, 2010, the New York Association of Realtors held it’s winter meetings in Albany, NY at the Desmond Hotel.
During the week, the Chair of the Technology Forum organized a workshop, very much like a Real Estate Barcamp to help educate the members on different areas of Social Media and technology. I was asked to participate in the area of Social Media for the agent.
The Technology Forum was under the Moderation of Bettie Meinel and the Round Table Discussion Leaders were:
Steve Babbitt, Broker Associate with ReMax Realty Group and 2010 President-elect of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors
Topic: Social Networking – Agent’s perspective
John Reinhardt, Fillmore Real Estate President/CEO and 2010 President of the Brooklyn Board of Realtors
Topic: Social Networking – Broker’s perspective
Sean Dowling, NYSAR Network Administrator
Topic: Mobility Devices
Austin Moran, NYSAR Director of Information Technology
Sal Prividera, NYSAR Director of Communications and Marketing
According to Sal Prividera, the feedback from the event was extremely positive and there will be more events like this in the future.
As I was summarizing my thoughts on the sessions to the group at the end, I said to them that they had just attended their first rebarcamp!
For our State Meetings in September in Rye Brook, NY, I plan to help organize and host a rebarcamp.