Real Estate WordCamp is Coming to NARdiGras!

I’ve been working with the NAR team to put together a WordPress event at NARdiGras, and couldn’t be more excited that we’re ready to start announcing details!

In a nutshell, we’ve broken the half-day event into two tracks — one for beginners and one for more advanced WordPress users — and the folks we’ve agreed to present are some of the most knowledgeable WordPress people in real estate.  All the sessions will be be on the morning of Monday, November 8th.

Below is a summery of the schedule, although this page on the NARdiGras site will quickly become the definitive source of all session information soon!

Track 1: An Introduction to WordPress

Track 2: Maximizing WordPress

The idea is that if you’re relatively new to WordPress (and even if you don’t have a wordpress site yet!), you should be able to leave the first track with enough knowledge to feel comfortable setting up a site and have an idea for what a successful website marketing strategy would look like.

For those who are comfortable blogging, Todd Carpenter is going to be hosting the Maximizing WordPress track. With Kelley, Steve and Gahlord as presenters, you’re sure to get tons of tools and strategies to take your online marketing to the next level.

I couldn’t be more excited to be heading to New Orleans again and look forward to seeing you there!

Heading to WordCamp SF in style!

For a short-week, it’s been ridiculously busy… and haven’t had much chance to catch my breath! In addition to the background noise of actual consulting work, I attended another great MOTM event last night, have been preparing for another RE:RnD radio show for tomorrow (featuring Jonathan Miller!), and preparing for a weekend road trip to San Francisco for WordCamp.

This WordCamp trip is going to be something special… Some folks from Ford reached out to me to see if I’d test drive on of their cars, and I couldn’t resist looking for a reason to turn a simple test drive into an “event” by organizing a roadtrip this weekend!

The plan is to head to SF on Friday morning, play in SF for the weekend and then head down the Big Sur coast early next week… and for this journey, I’ve got two great traveling companions: Jonathan Dingman and Ricardo Bueno. Jonathan’s fresh off his recent roadtwip (and a a great photographer!) so my expectations are pretty darn high that this trip is going to be well documented!

ford-marinerIt’s kinda crazy that Ford is giving me a car to test-drive because I’m really *not* a car-fanatic. There was a time in high-school when I could take apart (and almost put back together) my ’77 Camero, but it’s been a long time since I’ve done much mechanical work on my car beyond changing the windshield wipers.

My request for the car was that it was a hybrid and it be big so I could bring some friends along… and the people at Ford stepped up to the plate. They’re dropping a Mariner off at my house tomorrow morning. (I’m feeling kinda like Steve Ballmer except the CEO ain’t dropping the car off and I don’t get to keep it!)

Such a crazy week and the fun has barely begun!