RE BarCamp follow up

I managed to get in RE BarCamp for a few hours on Tuesday.  It was an informal gathering of social media/technology thought leaders… and those interested in learning about real estate technology trends.  A tremendous networking opportunity…and it was free!

I met a lot of people, here’s a couple to share with you now:

Alex Neth of cribQ.comcompiled a mashup of Craigslist rentals with Google mapping, neighborhood info, and Walk Scores for each rental.  He developed this site to manage his own rental search.

I’m fortunate to already know Kevin.  Kevin Boer of Domus Consulting Group and 3 Oceans Real Estate lead a discussion about whether there was business value in the use of Twitter.  That was one of the largest groups.  What does that tell you?  If you’re on Twitter also, you can follow me at @mariansbennett.

Theresa Boardman of St. Paul Real Estate lead a conversation about photos, Flikr and photo management for websites.  Because of the open and casual nature, discussions veered into cameras, lens choices, other online photo filing systems, how to get the best interior shots, and more.

Looking for home in New Zealand or north Lake Tahoe?…I met Alistair Helm of from Auckland, New Zealand.  His company provides one of the largest (or did he say the largest?) real estate web portals in his country.  Also Tracy Saunders, Sotheby’s came to SF from Incline Village, NV.

Yesterday was the first day of Connect. More about that and last Sunday’s web-cam experiment in Healdsburg to come.  In addition to my clients and family…the priorities!… I’m fitting in these activities this week.