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RE Round table debriefing post ConnectNY & REBarCampNY

 

http://www.mogulus.com/realestatecafe

 

January 6, 2009

 

Developing "Best Practices' for Virtual Participants at future REBarCamps

 

Anyone else watching this schedule on REBarCamp, hoping REBarCamp attendees update the schedule through the day? As REBarCamps are hosted around the country in 2009, my guess is that virtual participation will become more common. So I’ll volunteer to make some notes about best practices and recommendations for future events. Better still, can other virtual participants contribute their observations and requests for dream functionality for future events?

 

I am heading to NYC on Amtrak as I write this, and will attend the second half of REBarCamp in person. Hope that participating four hours online, and four hours in person will give insight into the needs and best practices of both kind of REBarCamp participants!

 

We need your ideas and observations, too! Should we share ideas for virtual participation on Facebook, on REBarCamp site, or on twitter using #REBCNY?  (Related post on REBarCampNY)

 

Video from REBarCampNY

Future of Buyer Agency & Alternative Real Estate

 

Video from ConnectNY

http://www.mogulus.com/inmanconnect

 

Best of Breed examples

http://www.cnn.com/live/

 


 

Visit links from REBarCamps hosted during 2008 for idea starters as well as full agenda below from the Consumer Revolution in Real Estate hosted 15 years ago in Boston.  

 

07/22/08:  REBarCampSF in San Francisco

http://rebarcamp.pbwiki.com  / REBarCamp08 Facebook group.

 

10/22/08:  REBarCampHouston

http://www.rebarcamphouston.com / REBarCampHouston Facebook group

Videos recorded LIVE during REBarCampHouston

 

 

Thus far, BarCamps have been B2B event (business to business) events.  Want to brainstorm about producing a C2B2C (consumer to business to consumer) "Real Estate unConference?" in Boston? 

 

Let's continue preliminary conversations begun at PodCamp Boston2 and eGovBarCamp at MIT's Media Lab.  Please email RealEstateCafe at Gmail dot com or call Bill Wendel at 617-661-4046.  Watch http://twitter.com/realestatecafe for updates on event in Boston.

 


 

Back to the Future:  The growing Consumer Revolution in Real Estate

 

 

Sixteen years after the original event in Boston, we're inviting Boston Globe readers, BostonNow readers, and others to help us plan a "unconference" for real estate consumers.  Everyone is invited to participate, but the event will focus primarily on money-saving B2C, C2C & P2P tools, tips, and web sites for homebuyers and sellers (for sale by owner, OpenMLS, fee-for-service business models, interactive mapping, etc.).  Presentations on other timely issues and industry reforms, such as the Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights, real estate bubble, uncoupling real estate commisssions, cause marketing in real estate, are also welcome.  If you are not familar with the unconference movement, visit some of the links on BarCamp.  Here's the registration list for the last BarCamp in Boston, the recently complete PodCampBoston2, and a temporary registration list for the proposed real estate unconference in Boston (date to be announced):

 

FREE Registration (more details to come)

 

As idea starters, topics and panelists from the original Consumer Revolution in 1993 are shown below as well as links to selected real estate conferences.  What NEW topics would you like to see discussed, and who would you like to see participate or lead those discussions?  This real estate retrospective may help jump start your ideas, too. 

 

Demos you'd like to see or companies you'd like to meet at a Real Estate Unconference in Boston:

Add a company to our "Request a Demo" list

 

Nominate new presentations

Extra bonus points for nominating your own topic!

 

Nominate round table discussions

Extra bonus points for nominating your own topic!

 

Sign-up for product demonstrations

 

Proposed co-sponsors 

 

Proposed social networking partners

 


 

IDEA STARTER FROM CONFERENCE 15 YEARS AGO

 

Consumer Revolution in Real Estate (original agenda from two day conference held at the World Trade Center in Boston, April 2-3, 1993)

 

Friday, April 2, 1993:  Redesigning the Real Estate Industry:  Increasing consumer orientation in Real Estate

 

         Morning sessions

             The Growth of Buyer Brokerage

                 Panelists:  4/2/93

                     Tom Hathaway, The Buyers Agent

                     Barry Miller, Buyers Resource

                     Paul Roarke, Federal Trade Commission - Los Angeles Region

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                      (You can nominate yourself)

 

             The Dual Agency Debate

                 Panelists:  4/2/93

                     Dick DeWolfe, DeWolfe New England

                     Rick Dressler, Westledge Real Estate

                     Eric Paulson, The Buyers Agent

                     Steve Alexander, Calif. Assn of Buyer's Agents

                     Fred Meyer, University Real Estate

                     Fred Barry, Mass. Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Tom Cusack

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                      (You can nominate yourself)

 

             The Future of the Seller's Side

                 Panelists:  4/2/93

                     Carolyn Weber, Century 21 of the Northeast

                     Daryl Jesperson, RE/Max International

                     Richard Keenan, National Auctioneer Assn

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                      (You can nominate yourself)

 

             Improving Real Estate Disclosure Laws

                 Keynote speaker:  4/2/93

                     Steve Brobeck, Consumer Federation of America

                   Nominate panelists for 2007

                      (You can nominate yourself)

 

             Breaking down discrimination Against Alternative Forms of Agency

                 Panelists:  4/2/93

                     Nick Rioux, Mass. Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Steve Alexander, Calif. Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Thomas Dooley, TWD & Associates

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                      (You can nominate yourself)

 

             The Regulatory Response to the Consumer Movement

                 Keynote speaker:  4/2/93

                     Gail Shaffer, New York Dept of State

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                      (You can nominate yourself)

 

         Afternoon:  Concurrent sessions

             Regulators Summit (by invitation)

 

             Changing Your Real Estate Practice to Buyer Agency

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Tom Hathaway, The Buyer's Agent

                     Barry Miller, Buyer's Resource

                     Bill Dennison, CT Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Vincent DeRosa, Buyer's Broker Documentation Systems

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                     (You can nominate yourself)

 

             Education Standards for Brokers / Avoiding Dual Agency Liabilities

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Iva Liebert, Mass. Assn of Buyer Agents

                     Bill Kerry, San Diego Board of Realtors

                     Tom Cusack, Cusack RE Sales & Training Ctr.

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                     (You can nominate yourself)

 

 

Saturday, April 3, 1993:  Empowering the Consumer:  The Consumer Revolution in Real Estate

 

         Morning sessions

             9:00    Protecting the Consumer through Disclosure Laws

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Gail Lyons, Harlon, Lyons & Associates

                     Jerilyn Coates, The Real Estate Representatives

                     Paul Roark (invited), Federal Trade Commission‚ÄîLos Angeles

                     Ken Knapton, Realty Consumers of America

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                     (You can nominate yourself)

 

             10:00    How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Becky Swann, Texas Real Estate Buyers Agents Association

                     American Association of Retired Persons

                     Saul Klein, San Diego Board of Realtors

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                     (You can nominate yourself)

 

             11:00    Information Technologies to Empower Consumers

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Steve Kropper, HomeSalesLine

                     Dan Saevitz, Saevitz & Brown

                     Mary Burt, National Association of Mortgage Brokers

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                     (You can nominate yourself)

 

             11:45    Lunch (on your own)

 

             12:30    The Growing Consumer Orientation in Real Estate

                 Keynote speaker:

                     Ralph Nader, Center for Responsive Law

                     Industry Rebuttal / Question & Answer

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                     (You can nominate yourself)

 

             2:00    How to Sue Your Real Estate Broker or Attorney

                 Panelists:  4/3/93

                     Eric Paulsen, Speaking about Edina Realty suit

                     Barry Miller, Buyer's Resource

                     Michael Culter, Lawson & Weitzen

                 Nominate panelists for 2007

                     (You can nominate yourself)

 

         Afternoon:  Concurrent sessions

             Home Buyers:  Concurrent Sessions

                 2:30    Opportunities through Government & Bank Foreclosures

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         Steve Allen, Director, RTC Affordable Housing Program

                         Andrea Shapiro, CHAPA

                         Bob Shapiro, Larry Latham Auctioneers

                         (to be announced), Lender

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

                 3:30     Mortgage Options for First-time Home Buyers

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         Linda Conroy, Mass. Housing Finance Agency

                         Lender (to be announced)

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

                 4:15     Protecting the Consumer Panel

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         Mortgage Scams

                             Mass. Division of Banks (invited)

                             Larry Powers (invited), Consumer Loan Advocates

                         Fair Housing

                         Errors in Credit Rating

                             Paul Roark (invited), Federal Trade Commission‚ Los Angeles

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

             Professionals:  Concurrent Sessions

                 2:00     The Underlying Affordability Problem

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         Bob Engler, Stockard & Engler

                         Kevin Sweeney, Builders Association of Greater Boston

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

                 3:00    Educating the Home Buyer

                     Panelists:  4/3/93

                         James Spann, MANNA (invited)

                         Suny Brendt-Harding, Harding & Harding

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

                 4:00    Should Non-profits Practice Buyer Brokerage

                     Featured speaker 4/3/93:

                         Frank Novak, NeighborWorks / Finer Homes Realty

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

             Homeowners / Sellers:  Concurrent Sessions

                 2:00    FOB's:  Friends of (The Consumer) Bills

                     Panelists 4/3/93:

                         The Condo Bill

                             Steve Marcus, Community Associations Institute

                         The Remodeler's Bill

                             Garen Bresnick, Homebuilders Assn of Massachusetts

                         Foreclosure Prevention Bill / Home Equity Protection Bill

                             Gary Klein, National Consumer Law Ctr

                         Manadatory Education for Brokers Bill

                         The Lead Paint Bill

                         The Trash Bill

                             State Rep. Marc Draisen

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

                 3:30    Service Organizations for Home Owners

                     Featured speaker 4/3/93:

                         Richard Felton, Home Service Club, Toronto

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

                 4:00    Should I refinance?

                     Panelists 4/3/93:

                         Local & national lenders

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

                 4:30    Comparing & Selecting a Seller's Agent

                     Panelists 4/3/93:

                         Kathleen Sisinger, RE/MAX of New England

                         Other companies to be announced

                     Nominate panelists for 2007

                         (You can nominate yourself)

 

Final speakers, topics & times may have varied from those invited and scheduled to participate in the Consumer Revolution in Real Estate on April 2nd and 3rd, 1993.

 

The Consumer Revolution (back cover of pamphlet in 1993)

 

The real estate industry is at an historic turning point.  Changes are occuring in many sectors of the industry to inform, protect or empower home buyers, sellers, and owners.  Our conference and exhibit area will showcase these consumer-oriented innovations and explain the right of home buyers and sellers to be represented by their own real estate agent.  Whether you are a home buyer, home seller, or home owner, this conference will provide valuable information to save you money. 

 

 


 

 

For an example of current hot topics in real estate, visit these links:

 

2009

 

ConnectSF: August 5-7, 2009

 

2007

 

Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) conference: 10/10-11/07

National Association of Realtors (NAR) convention: 11/13-16/07

Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2007:  8/1-3/07

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