Rain City Guide Meet-Up This Thursday

Are you interested in meeting up with real estate professionals and/or enthusiasts of Rain City Guide? In an effort to continue to puss the boundaries of a real estate blog, I’m organizing a gathering this Thursday and you’re invited! The meetup is this scheduled for Thursday (4/6/06) at 7PM at Cupcake Royale/Verite Coffee shop in Downtown Ballard (2052 NW Market St).

This idea for a meetup has been cooking in my head for quite a while and was really inspired by a recent evening I spent with a few real estate professionals explaining the wonders of blogging, RSS feeds, del.icio.us and all things web2.0. I’ve tried to cover a lot of these topics on the blog, but sometimes it is so much easier to show people this stuff in person.

With that in mind, I’ve confirmed that at least a few Rain City Guide contributors will show up this Thursday, so you can expect a lively discussion with input from experienced real estate agents, mortgage brokers and real estate technology geeks. I don’t really have an agenda, but would rather let the group dictate where the discussion leads…

Who do I think might be interested in joining us?

  • Maybe you’re a real estate agent, mortgage broker, title representative, etc. who wants to learn how you can better use the internet to serve your clients?
  • Maybe you’re a home owner who is interested in listing your home and want to make sure that you get the most out of the internet and/or a potential listing agent.
  • Maybe you’re a buyer who wants a leg-up on the competition. I can show you how to use Google Earth, RSS feeds and more to make sure you’re getting the most efficiency out of your home search.
  • Maybe you’re a potential home buyer/seller interested in interviewing potential real estate agents and/or mortgage brokers in an informal setting. Should you want that type of thing, I’m sure that the agents and mortgage brokers would be happy to try to earn your business.

As long as you have an interest in real estate (who doesn’t?), you are definitely invited to what will hopefully be a fun and memorable evening.

RSVP? One of the RCG contributors who is helping me organize things thinks that this event might be much more highly attended than I do. Just to make sure that we don’t blow out one of my favorite coffee shops in Ballard, can you please let us know if you are planning to attend by adding your name to the list on the wiki? You don’t even have to use your real name, just something so that we can gauge the interest.

16 thoughts on “Rain City Guide Meet-Up This Thursday

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  2. Dustin, it was great to meet you and the others at the meetup last night. I am still uncertian how blogging works (the technical part) and I am in the crash immersion phase with all the information washing over me, but I feel like some of it is solidifying. I really appreciated your enthusiasm as well as the others. The dialogue format and story-telling aspect of blogging is really important in measuring the “tone” of the people behind it, allowing the readers to understand who they are reading and eventually making the decision to choose the service or join in the dialogue . Thank you for setting it up, and I look forward to attending another!


  3. Deborah,

    It was great to meet you as well… I’ve been so swamped lately, I haven’t had a time to write about the great evening we had… But I think I’ll be able to pull something out this weekend!

  4. Deborah,

    It was great to meet you as well… I’ve been so swamped lately, I haven’t had a time to write about the great evening we had… But I think I’ll be able to pull something out this weekend!

  5. Dustin,

    A belated thanks again for setting up the get together. Fun and informative. Fun to finally meet Anna and the littlest Luther. And other notables such as Robbie and Craig. Deborah’s comment about a crash course in blogging is what it felt like. Always fun to learn new stuff, especially when a lot of it is new-new and still evolving.

    Congratulations on your own commitment to the start-up path. now maybe I have some insights to trade for all the learning I’m getting from being involved with RCG.

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