OBEO is coming back!! Get your smiles ready!!

April 5, 2014 by  
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ginaandgang_500Our friends at OBEO, led by Michelle Sharpe are coming back to REBarCampTO. The year before last they came and set up a wonderful SMILE BOOTH. Who knows what they have in store for us this year but it will be fun!! As always a great supporter of REBarCampTO and the REALTORS in the North America, let’s hear it for OBEO and their team.



Here Comes Trouble!!! Patrick Healey is coming to REBarCampTO!!

March 24, 2014 by  
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patrick_healyKnown for his hard work with the Lucky Strikers Social Media Club and for REBarCamp New York, we are excited to welcome Patrick Healey to the REBarCampTO fold.

Hailing from New York City, Patrick Healy is a management consultant specialized helping in small to mid-sized businesses run better by working with them to optimize their operations and minimize their costs on the marketing and technology fronts. As a trusted adviser, Patrick’s company, Phacient, is often given P&L responsibilities for the firms they service. As a Google Agency Partner, Phacient is well versed in all things Google and is able to integrate their solutions tightly into a clients’ business.

Patrick is a veteran of the United States Army where he was a medic and has an MBA from Baruch College’s Zicklin School. He founded Phacient in 2010 where he took his experience in advertising, management consulting, banking and real estate data to form a company that does what matters by fixing problems and uncovering opportunities to bring real value to a company’s bottom line.

Patrick has also been the lead organizer of RE BarCamp in New York since 2010. He’s also attended BarCamps in Philadelphia, New Orleans and Atlantic City. Often joking that he’s never met a Canadian he didn’t like, he’s looking forward to having a great time at #REBCTO!


The Man in Orange is Coming!! REBarCamp Boston Comes to Toronto!!

March 23, 2014 by  
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JoeJoe Schutt, REALTOR® began his career in real estate in 2003 as a sales agent before going on to found Unit Realty Group (unitboston.com), a Boston-based Forward Thinking boutique brokerage in 2012 where he serves as broker/co-owner with his partner Erik Schubert.

As anyone who knows Joe can tell you, he is driven by his passions. Topping that list are a marked love for all things Boston, helping and meeting new people, service excellence, new technologies, green and sustainable living, and his family which includes his partner of 13 years and two precocious miniature schnauzers, Ruebin and Irving. And of course the color ORANGE – when you see Joe, he will likely have orange somewhere!
Beyond that Joe loves to be involved in the community, whether it is with the local neighborhood associations and charities, the local, state and National Association of REALTORS®, organizing RE Bar Camp Boston or as an Ambassador at Inman. You will find Joe with his orange sleeves rolled up and elbows deep!

Darlene Sodano is bringing her Boston Red Sox Gear!!!

March 22, 2014 by  
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Darlene 2 Jan 2014 smallerKnown for her hat collection, Townsend, Massachusetts is where Darlene lives, plays and votes! Since 1998, a REALTOR, active in the local, state and national real estate associations, she has acquired the knowledge and credentials that today’s consumer demands. Licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, she service the North Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire areas specializing in residential single and multi-family homes.

She has traveled to REBarCamps in New Orleans, Orlando,  San Francisco, Boston, and 4 in New York City, but this is her first REBarCampTO. Please make her feel welcome!!

Suzanne Roy is on her way to REBarCampTO! Woo Hoo!!

March 22, 2014 by  
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Suzanne has been working exclusively within the marketing sector of the real estate industry since 2002.  Suzanne and her team of eight marketing specialists worked with thousands of brokers and agents throughout North America through her company, V.A. Work.  An original member of Tech Savvy Agent and speaker at multiple national events, her insights and learnings now help brokers and agents grow their business through her role as Social Media & Industry Outreach Manager with Move, Inc.,  A prominent influencer amongst her peers, Suzanne demonstrates real relationship building and nurturing both online and offline with her daily human to human (#H2H) connections.  You’ll find her (day and night) on Facebook and Twitter.

Originally from Toronto and schooled in England, Suzanne now resides in South Florida where she and her family enjoy the sun, surf and zero snow! 

PLEASE READ: We Are Capping REBarCampTO in 50 Tickets….and that means…

March 21, 2014 by  
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Office FunLast year we had some issues around shortness of parking, food and seating so this year we are capping the number of attendees at 550 (100 less than last year). That means that there are only 50 tickets left as of right now and 100 less tickets will be sold for the day.

It also means you should carpool, plan for early arrival and walk to the front of the room for all sessions (last year there were attendees at the back of the room standing and front seats were open)…It will be a great day and we have dynamite visitors, but this event will always be as good as you make it.

Remember that REBarCampTO is a day where sessions are facilitated rather than presented. Discussion is welcomed as long as you don’t overtake the session. All sorts of topics will be discussed but there will be no selling of products.

This event is all about making you better with new directions that you may want to use in your business. Keep an open mind and come ready to learn. Challenge yourself and you will have a successful day!!

We are just finishing off the last minute details and will be getting to you with a schedule of more events that will be tied to the day. Please be respectful and patient. Everyone involved is a volunteer and we owe our Sponsors a great big thank you!!!

Many thanks! Your 2014 organizers: Natasha, Evan, Shirley, Richard and Bradley!! Woo Hoo!!


March 18, 2014 by  
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Krisstina-and-CoffeeGreat News!!! Krisstina Wise is coming as well !!

Krisstina Wise is the Founder and CEO of GoodLife Companies. Her multi-million dollar, award-winning enterprise includes the renowned Goodlife Realty, a real estate brokerage, and The Paperless Agent, a training system that helps real estate professionals become tech-savvy. Her entrepreneurial spirit, bold leadership, and technological innovations have made her a sought-after keynote speaker and earned her countless accolades. She is one of the 100 most influential real estate leaders in the country, has been highlighted in an Evernote commercial as a small-business case study, and was featured by Apple for her company’s effective use of the iPad.

Her newest brand, Krisstina.com, is designed to help women achieve professional success without sacrificing personal fulfillment. To further this goal, she has written her first book, “I Heart Money: Redefine Your Relationship with Money.”

Two More Sponsors Sign Up: Zoocasa and Re/Max West Realty!!

February 25, 2014 by  
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Zoocasa Brokerage and Re/Max West have joined the great diversity of brokerages in supporting REBarCampTO making this year’s REBarCampTo more non-denominational than ever….

REBarCampTO should be diverse in opinion, home base and levels of technology use….it’s all about learning from each other, being open to change and listening first before you speak out! (Guess I should try that last one more…) Please join me in welcoming our two most recent sponsors Zoocasa and Re/Max West Realty Inc.


Out of Towner?? Here are some Hotels that are close??

February 14, 2014 by  
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yyzmc_main01Both of these Hotels are just a short trip to the Evergreen Brick Works:
We have no arrangement with these Hotels but organize yourselves and stay overnight…Use the Facebook Page to let people know where they can find you and maybe you can also share transportation. Remember, later parking can be an issue…
The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville and The Toronto Don Valley Hotel
8978_71_bThank you for choosing the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites as a prospect hotel for your out of town guests rooms.  We have availability for April 27-29, 2014.  The rate (min. 10 rooms) with the special rate is Standard $119.00 & Deluxe $139.00 with one buffet breakfast plus taxes and fees (total of 13%.)   Please note there is an addition charge of $11.95 plus tax per night for parking.
If you book The Don Valley BEFORE April 6th your special rate will be $119. Be sure to mention REBARCAMP to receive this rate.

Nobu is Coming! Nobu is Coming! For the Second Year!!

Hatapic2A great friend of REALTORS in North America and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet is coming for REBarCampTO. He is known as a great innovator and at present is the Director of Digital Engagement at the Mothership (NAR) in Chicago and is a well known speaker about new technology for REALTORS. We look forward to welcoming him to REBarCampTO!!

Nobu Hata is the National Association of REALTORS®’ Director of Digital Engagement. An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu is a student of marketing, communications trends, social media, and technology in the real estate industry, having implemented and adapted new school techniques to a successful brick and mortar sales business. Nobu brings to NAR insight and context of agent, brokerage and association issues of its million members worldwide up the pipeline, and delivers value-added information down, both in-person and through the digital domain.