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NAR Getting Involved in REBarCamp08

[BREAKING NEWS:] The National Association of Realtors’ Center for Realtor Technology has just been added as a sponsor for the Real Estate Bar Camp (REBarCamp08).

Why is this breaking news?  Because everyone’s whities are in a wad over how the NAR dinosaur doesn’t engage their members and technology is rendering them useless to their due-paying members. 

Rather than making their first step into the Web2.0 world of real estate by sponsoring a supermega-conference, they’ve selected to make a splash by getting involved in the Real Estate Bar Camp which is free for attendees and is an exciting collaborative effort of idea sharing (read about the Bar Camp history and philosophy here).

Agent Genius commends CRT for their selection to begin their online involvement with REBarCamp08- this makes a huge statement on their part that they’ve listened to our call to get involved and there is no better way than the underground Bar Camp movement.   Kudos, CRT for joining us in sponsoring REBarCamp08!

We highly encourage all readers to make plans to attend- now’s your chance to engage and be engaged in ideas of how to move forward in working together with technology.  Plus, CRT will be part of the conversation, so you don’t want to miss out!

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Jeff Brown

    March 7, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I’ll be most interested in the various photos of NAR reps. The contest would be — Best RCA Dog look of the camp. 🙂

  2. Jim

    March 7, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    It would be as, if not more interesting if members of NAR’s Leadership would attend.

    Well done, CRT!

  3. Maureen Francis

    March 7, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Zippity do dah that is cool! See you there.

  4. Mike Price

    March 7, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    FYI, Here’s an interview I did with Keith at CRT

    He is genuinely interested in getting CRT involved as much as possible.

  5. Keith T. Garner

    March 8, 2008 at 12:46 am

    I’d like to believe that this isn’t a new occurrence for CRT, and I think our history does side with me here. In my mind, we’ve always been out there among you since CRT was created 6.5 years ago, but at times we do seem like a best kept secret of NAR.

    One thing to note, is that we have sponsored many other conferences in the past, but I’m more then happy to have us sponsor this one and to be participating in the event.

  6. Teresa Boardman

    March 8, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Interesting but it worries me a little too. By the time something becomes so mainstream that NAR takes an interest it is obsolete, or course many of us have been at the web 2.0 thing for quite some time now. Wondering what the next big thing is and hoping to implement it before the conference. 🙂

  7. Benn Rosales

    March 9, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    CRT has been blogging for years, it is obvious by the archives. What I find most exciting is that such a small gesture of interest in our ideas of the future may be heard today rather than after they’ve become obsolete. That’s the news in all of this. Looking forward to meeting you.

  8. Real Estate Web Sites

    March 11, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Benn I like your comment ! Small steps people small steps before they jump in. Looks like the start of some good discussions.

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