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The REBarCamp "VIRAL" Phenomenon - Spreads to Denver Colorado

This event will potentially be the Largest REBarCamp ever!  The BIG DADDY of them all!  Last I checked there were over 450 RSVP's, and more than 30 Corporate Sponsors.  I remember attending the very first REBarCamp in San Francisco, then is was Seattle, Texas, New York, and now it's made it's way to Denver Colorado.  What is it about REBarCamps that has them popping up all over the United States?   Is this the next biggest Real Estate Industry Phenomenon since Twitter or what?  Have you been to an REBarCamp?  Half the battle is just getting there.

What is REBarCamp? - See Kristal Kraft's explanation On TV~

"REBarCamp is a One-Day event where passionate real estate industry experts come together to share their knowledge peer to peer. Sessions evolve based on whatever topic one wants to share and whoever wants to learn."

REBarCamps are successful and growing because of one simple thing...people!  It's the "people" that make these things happen.  It's the "people" who sponsor them, and the "people" who put it all together.  It's the "people" who show up and share with others at their own expense.  It's also the social networking aspect that has turned these REBarCamps into a "must attend" the for the Real Estate Industry.  REBarCamp is more than just learning and sharing WEB 2.0 Real Estate Technology and tools, it's meeting and mingling with some of the finest experts in the Industry.

REBarCamp Denver Attracts Headliners!


There will be a "LIVE" streaming video from Broker IPTV, and a Twitter feed (#REBCDEN) so you can be there in "Virtual Real-Time."  I have a gut feeling about this one, it's going to be huge!  So Pack your bag, get in a plane, train, or automobile, and get your butt over there.  You don't want to miss "The Largest and BEST REBarCamp" in the history of these events. 

I'm flying out to Colorado tomorrow to be part of this spectacular event.  I hope to share some photos, videos, and podcasts while I'm there.  Kristal Kraft and others have poured their heart and soul into putting this all together.  Please take a moment to stop and thank her and the others including all the great sponsors. 

My prediction is that there will have been an REBarCamp in every state by the end of 2009

It's not just the sessions, presentations, and the event that make these REBarCamps so valuable, it's the connections and stuff that happens in the hallways, before, and after that can bring the greatest opportunities, value, and fun.  I'm looking forward to seeing you there, and if not physically, then virtually!  :-)
Friday, May 22, 2009
The DPPA Event Center
2105 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80111
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RSVP Here!



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Comment balloon 54 commentsBrad Andersohn • May 22 2009 07:00AM


One in every state by the end of 2009? If you'll bring it to Wyoming, I'll go!

Posted by Tim Bradley, Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY (Contour Investment Properties) almost 11 years ago

Tim - that's exactly what Kristal said, and look what happened.  Let us know when you decide to put one together, there are plenty of people in your area and abroad that would be willing to help.  (Big Smile!)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

I hope to finally meet you there.  I'm looking forward to it!



Posted by Stuart Dobson ( almost 11 years ago

Oh, I am so jealous.  We just had our REbarCamp Charlotte which was really fun but we did lack the VIPs that you are going to have in Denver.  I just wrote a post about ours.  Thanks for sharing about the feed.  I will follow it if I have time!

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) almost 11 years ago

So is this going to be the "Big Daddy", or the "MACK Daddy"!? LOL I'm gonna say it's the Mack Daddy. Sounds more important that way =P

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) almost 11 years ago

Brad, so glad you posted this info! Hope you don't mind but I re-blogged it. It's going to be a one in a million event. It'll be nice to meet you...if out of the 460 or so people, I manage to find you! Like Kristal said, 'It'll be like Woodstock. You don't want to miss it.'

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

You guys in Denver are so lucky.  I just attended Rebar Charlotte and it was really good.  I only see one problem.  It was tough at times to decide which topic/discussion to attend.  It might be even tougher to do that in Denver.

Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Is there a list of where they are going to be in the future?  I really want to go!

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) almost 11 years ago

ACTIVE BRAD..There will be one here in Philadelphia PA on May 27 I am so Excited! Come on Down and Join Us ..East Coast Time ..You can really be Off schedule..Have a Good One! ...Thanks for all your great stuff

HelpfuHannah your friend in Philadelphia Pa.tweet this

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 11 years ago

Cindy - just go to or click on the screen shot in the center of this post, it's the mothership for all REBarCamps.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad - Denver is shaping up to be another fabulous Bar camp event. Would love to be there myself but it ain't in the budget. Looking forward to the wrap on this one. Just fininshed reading about Charlotte. They just keep getting bigger and better.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) almost 11 years ago

Please! Let's get a red balloon in Alabama! 2009? Do you really think so?? I'd love to help out. And Denver! How great! My old stomping frounds, ...I love that place. Cheers Brad!

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) almost 11 years ago

This is making me think of firing up the jet... if only for the after-party...  Oh yeah, I don't have a jet.  Poop.

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad, We need one of these in Southern Cal and San Diego would be awesome.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) almost 11 years ago


We are going to have to talk about bringing one to Missouri and what all it will take.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 11 years ago

Have fun.  I hope to get to one of these someday soon!

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Brad!  Friday is going to be a blast.  We have Broker IPTV live streaming.  Folks who would like to watch can tune in 9:00 a.m. to

Also, I'm posting an interview with Jason Berman on the site today. That can be heard at

You are right, BarCamps are about the people!  That is the best part!

See you soon!



Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad thanks for the p[ost and the explanation. Now I know what these are. I will keep my eyes open here

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( almost 11 years ago
Just landed in Denver, sure is nice that I can comment from my iPhone. :-) Thanks for the links Kristal, looking forward to seeing you in a bit. Feels like I'm a mile high right now... Hehe
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago


These camps seem to be gaining a serious head of steam. I'll do the virtual version of it now, but when it comes to Las Vegas I'll be more physical. Have fun.

Posted by Esko Kiuru almost 11 years ago

Brad --- this sounds awesome --- I attended the one in Charlotte last week --- it was my first and WOW, was I ever impressed.  Wish that I could attend the Denver one --- maybe next time.

Mama Liz's Signature

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) almost 11 years ago

I am in Boca.  Let me know when u come down to South Florida

Posted by Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle (RE/MAX Services) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

I did recommend this rebarcamp to a title company rep. in the Denver area.  I will be going to REBar Camp Chicago:-)  One of my favorite cities.

Posted by Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant (Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision) almost 11 years ago

Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly is rebar camp and if you're a newbie and technologically challenged, is there one designed for beginners?

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 11 years ago

Lora - REBarCamp would be perfect for you.  Whether you're new or an expert, it would be great!  The experts share, the newbies learn, everyone connects and networks, it's the place to be to learn about technology, social media, WEB 2.0 Marketing,  social networking, video, podcasting, RSS, and a ton more.  I have learned more at these events than anywhere else...accept ActiveRain of course.  :-))

Here's a Link that tells you all about it, what it is, where they have been, and where they will be in the future.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Brad for the info.  The one that's closest to me of those scheduled is the one in Phili - but it's closed out.  I signed up for updates and will try and make it to one in the near future.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad: Thanks for the info - I had not heard of this before.


Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) almost 11 years ago

Lora - if you leave NOW, you can still make it to Denver by the morning...    :-))))))))))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad - now don't get carried away with the crazy Denver nightlife (LOL) tomorrow is here very soon. I am scrambling like crazy so I can make it in the morning! ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

haha - I'm hittin the hay now Rita, thanks for keeping me in line!!  Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

I attended the REBar Camp in Charlotte and loved it.  I will be watching Denver on Live Stream.

Posted by Leigh Anne Cooper (First Properties of the Carolinas) almost 11 years ago

I'm heading to REBAR camp in Philadelphia on the 27th after attending my first REBAR camp in Fredericksburg, VA a little over a month ago.  One of the great things about this movement is that they spring up in areas relatively close by. I can commute. No plane fare, no hotel bill. Just the cost of the beer and burgers at the end of the day.

I like the smaller, more intimate REBAR camps (450!! Yikes).  That way you actually get to know some people and can talk one on one with some pretty knowledgeable folks without feeling like your standing in line to kiss the ring of the Pope.

Just my $.02

Posted by Ken Montville, The MD Suburbs of DC (RE/MAX United Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

I am located in Central Arkansas and would like to have one near here.  I am surprised there is not one in Memphis or Dallas.  If anyone is close by and would like to put one together, I am interested in helping.

Posted by Larry DeGroat, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy (Realty Professionals, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

This is awesome! I would love to go if one was closer! I love your idea of having one in every state.

Posted by Karen Singbeil, Living In & Selling Shuswap : Sicamous | Mara Lake (Royal LePage Access Real Estate | Associate Broker | Personal Real Estate Corporation) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash 

Posted by Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate (RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd.) almost 11 years ago

Caught the Dakno feed for Charlotte, I am hoping to do the same for Denver.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) almost 11 years ago

This is awesome and will be there virtually. Thanks for the information and look forward to reading all about it.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 11 years ago

I wanna ReBAR!!  North Central Florida please!!

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors) almost 11 years ago

I talked with someone previously about setting one up in Tennessee - maybe it's time to do it!  Will be missing it in Denver, but will watch the stream!

Posted by Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor (The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty) almost 11 years ago

We're live right now if you want to watch the streaming video, just go to

There are 6 rooms going at once with a wide variety of topics, so stay tuned for some awesome presentations by some of the best experts in the Industry.  Thanks for stopping by and commenting, hope you'll join us on the "virtual side."

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad - talk about huge numbers - just think how many might attend the one in San Diego at the start of NAR in November!

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 11 years ago

I want ReBarCamp in Washington DC and Maryland(P.G County). I willl be at the one in Virginia Beach in July. Wish I was in Denver right now Brad.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) almost 11 years ago

I really enjoyed the ReBar Camp a month or two ago in LA.  I walked out overwhelmed with the amount of information I had gathered.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 11 years ago

I watched REBCDEN on live streaming TV and it was great fun to be able to take part in that, if only for the one room where the camera was!  GREAT job to Kristal and all who put that one together

I had the great pleasure of attending REBCVA this past March, and will be attending the Philly REBarCamp this coming week, May 27th and REBarCamp Boston is June 11th.

There's plenty of action with REBarCamps going on on the East Coast - don't forget about us just because we're not on the west side of the country!  ;-)

I would encourage everyone to make it to a REBarCamp - the sessions are great, but the networking and meeting people IRL (in real life) is really just priceless! 

Go - you'll be so glad you did!!

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 11 years ago

Thank you for the post and the information.  I will have to go to the website and check it out. 

Posted by Mark Watterson, Utah Real Estate almost 11 years ago
I'm in Winnemucca NV right now and not sure if this comment will even post due to my Internet connection here, but I just wanted to thanks Kristal and all the others who helped sponsor and pull this event together. It was outstanding, kudos to all. :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Thank you for all the AR tips and tricks. I feel like you passed on good info here in Denver at the REBARCamp. I agree with Diane above that the biggest problem is lack of time and too much to see. Maybe they could video all the classes so we could see what we missed.

Posted by Steven Beam, Parker Colorado Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Parker Colorado Real Estate.) almost 11 years ago

Steven - thanks for taking time to comment.  I think REBarCamps will continue to evolve and just keep getting better.  I experienced the same dilemma at these events, it's just too hard to be in 5 places at once.  There is so much great information being shared, how do you get it all at from these events?  Maybe since they are FREE, people would be willing to purchase a video of the sessions missed at the end of the day, just a thought.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad - the REBarCamp in Philly was terrific. I learned so much about Twitter and using my Blackberry; just have to watch it while driving!

I suggest someone schedule one in Key West in February! Sign me up.

Posted by Kathy Sperl-Bell (Active Adults Realty) almost 11 years ago

I think every BarCamp is a success because of the people who contribute and share with those that show up.  It really becomes viral at that point and spreads to the geographic locations where these are needed most.  Try taking the ball and running with it to get one of these setup in YOUR area, it may be a bit of a challanege and some hard work, but it's certainly worth the time and effort.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

I'll have to get with Don to see what we can do to bring one to St Louis! No budget to go out of the state!

Posted by Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) almost 11 years ago

Hi Debbie - I let Don know that the best way to get one of these going in your area is to go to the site and connect with some of the other AR members who have been instrumental in putting the events together.  They are very supportive and can send you in the right direction with the least amount of cost and the greatest amount of support. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

I attended REBar in Raleigh in November, it was amazing.  I may just be a REBar groupie by the end of 2010!!!  Looking forward to attending another as soon as possible. 

Posted by Robin Evans, Building relationships while getting results. (Coldwell Banker Advantage) over 10 years ago

Robin - I have been to numerous REBarCamps all over the country, and will also be part of the Virtual REBarCamp coming up on Jan 4th, 2010.  You should check it out, you get to attend from the convenience of your home computer.  Very cool!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago