Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk: Rain Camp Washington D.C. Information overload... Almost!

Rain Camp Washington D.C. Information overload... Almost!

Rain Camp Washington D.C.  Information overload... Almost!

Having read so many blogs about going to Rain Camps did not prepare me for so much information.  I have been blogging for over a year now, and I thought I knew a lot, but once again Activerain over delivered and under promised on their advertising. I also got to meet some of the people that I follow, admire and inspire what I do.  Lenn Harley, (congrats on your AR million points!) Cindy Jones, Patt Kennedy, Bob Stewart, Brad Anderson...

These are a "few" of the things I remember,   I learned so much more that I will have to go back and read my notes.
 - Ben Kinney is a great speaker.  ( Can't believe he is under 30 )
 - Create a remarkable brand and how to protect it
 - Facebook Page or Facebook Group and how to use it
 - How to grow your Facebook Page or Group
 - Must know websites
 - Team Management
 - How to follow up on your leads
 - How to successfully use Activerain
I wish I had taken better notes, as I already see that I missed tons of information.  ( Bring a tape recorder ) It was wonderful meeting the Activereain Staff, it felt like I was meeting family I haven't seen for a while.
The networking opportunity was great, there were people from Connecticut to  North Carolina to Washington State.  Bring lots of business cards.
I bow to all the agents who live in the D.C area, as it took us 2 hours of traffic to get there.  Our 4 hour trip turned in to a 6 hour drive.   I can't wait for the next one!!

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Rain Camp Washington D.C.  Information overload... Almost!   was first published on Hampton Roads Real Estate Voice Copyright © 2010 By Tere Rottink, All Rights Reserved.

Comment balloon 12 commentsTere Rottink • June 11 2010 08:17AM


Hi Tere, we came from St Marys MD and misjudged the traffic.  It was a two hour drive, but well worth it.  As you said so much information.  Time to review what I am doing and what I am not and just keep on doing it because the proof was right there among us.  Active Rain brings business!  Margaret C.

Posted by Margaret C. Taylor, St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent (Century 21 New Millennium MD) almost 10 years ago

Thank you so much for making the long trip to join us Tere. It was great to meet you! It's very humbling to know that people come from so far away to be there to learn from us and we hope that we didn't disappoint.

Posted by Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador (ActiveRain) almost 10 years ago

Looking forward to you bringing back some of that great information to the Entrepreneur group. Sounds like you learned a lot of great stuff.

Posted by Troy Pappas, Virginia Beach Home Inspector (Safe House Property Inspections) almost 10 years ago

Margaret, Part of the 2 hour traffic was that we kept on missing the exit, but on the way out we didn't get lost, and we were still in traffic for 90 minutes.  I just can't believe that people do this every day. 

Bob,  It was great meeting you too.  I didn't realize you were so young.  I loved the story of how you started Activerain.


I was thinking I should share some of it on one of our future meetings.  I still have to review my notes and process must of the information

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) almost 10 years ago

Tere. Fabulous video. Good for you. That was a lot of work. Nice meeting you and, yes, it was a wonderful day.

You took notes????   Wow!

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Tere- I am so happy that you were able to connect, especially with Lenn! What a gem! 

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 10 years ago

Tere -

Congratulations on having made the effort to get to DC!  Just shows what lengths you will go to for your clients - and now that I have your card I look forward to sending a referral your way.


Posted by Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ) almost 10 years ago

Tere, check out my blog posts on Active Rain from yesterday. I took great notes and wrote down a lot of stuff I learned in my ten blogs this week. Hope it helps. Where is Chesapeake VA?

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge almost 10 years ago

Lenn, Thanks about the video.  I did take notes, but I think by the end of the day, I missed a lot. 

Katerina,  Lenn, is really sweet.  She is like a rock star for us who admire all her blogs.  Next I look forward to meeting you.

Michael, It was great talking with you.  I look forward to doing business with you.

Chryl,   I will be sure to check out your 10 posts.  I see, I have a lot of holes on my notes.  On our way back Aqila and I, were talking about what we learned, and we realized that we each remembered different things.  I think what is most important to us is what stays with us.   Chesapeake is in the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News areas.  I work in all those cities and a couple more.

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) almost 10 years ago

I'm guessing that it'll never show up here in the Detroit area, so I'm going to have to look for the next closest place and see what I can do about going.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 10 years ago

Tere , It was great meeting you at Raincamp !!!!! It was alot of info to process and start implementing !

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) almost 10 years ago

Nice Pics... and Congrats...

Posted by Jason Smith almost 10 years ago

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