The Queue | RETechSouth | Bob Hale | Hip Roof | LokBoks | Roost | DotLoop

I have been to a conference or 12 this year. I had a chance to attend RE Tech South in the Atlanta suburbs this past week and for lack of a better analogy I am dubbing it the Roy Jones Jr. of real estate conventions.RETechSouth Pound for pound this was the best event of the year.

I filmed The Queue on location and got several great interviews with innovators who are moving the industry forward. To view via a mobile device click here

Bob Hale is the President and CEO of the Houston Association of Realtors. They are the first to embrace Realtor ratings and reviews and he gave me his insight into how it is going and how the agents feel about the process.

Brian Copeland is in my opinion one of the more innovative agents in the country and gave an amazing session at RETSO on doing video the right way. He gave us several practical tips for The Queue on doing video right.

LokBoks looks to be a major new player in the single property website space and was built for mobile which I of course love. They showed us some screenshots and also offered to sign anyone up who is interested for their unreleased Beta.

Maya Paveza is one of if not the most followed Realtors on Twitter and recently launched a new venture along with Chris Brogan called The Hip Roof. She spoke as to why it is important to have a forum that takes a for us by us approach.

Austin Allison is the CEO of DotLoop an online document and electronic signature company specific to the real estate vertical. He shared with me why the consumer process is better when e-docs are a part of the transaction.

Finally, I spoke with Derek Overby of Roost.com and he shared their just released social media dashboard. I have to say I was uber impressed and they have definitely built this new option with Realtors in mind. Not only does it function as the hub of your social media efforts it also pulls in relevant information for you to share.

Big thanks to Brad Nix for putting on such a great event which I hope to attend for years to come.

Any questions or comments as always are welcome below!

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  1. Any word of a post regarding topics covered in RE South?

  2. Danny Dietl says:

    how is hiproof different than active rain??

  3. Great stuff Chris – while I was “watching” this on one screen, I was able to multi task and answer a few emails. Thanks for making the video format for those of us that enjoy learning while we work.

  4. Nice work Chris! Some exciting innovative thinkers & doers out there….a big shout out to my American cousins to the South!

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  6. The Q is the best way to start a Monday & a productive work week. Thank you for all your jet lag, and bringing us the latest & greatest every week no matter what:)

  7. Maya Paveza says:

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for having me on The Queue. I am really honored to share a screen with you and to be able to share The Hip Roof.
    To Daniel’s question: The Hip Roof is a real estate educational community with a focus on Social Media, you can peek inside via http://www.thehiproof.com/forum – we have a community forum, with over 30 expert contributors, some are also bloggins, we also have webinars 3 times a week – an Expert Series (today at 1pm), Hot Topic Training on Thursdays and moving our “How To” series to Fridays. We have a coaching program coming, a leadership section and much more.
    We do NOT currently offer a blogging platform out of respect for Active Rain (they are good friends), but we offer help with blogging.
    Our eBooks and corresponding eCourses will be coming on line soon.
    It is advertiser free and vendor free as well – for and by real estate agents, and we welcome our community partners.
    We also have private branded forums for offices, management, and brands. Lots of options!
    We were developed with the assistance of Chris Brogan and his company HumanBusinessWorks.com and is in the flavor of their other communities.

    Feel free to email me if you want to check out it, we are membership based because of no advertising but we will have a special offer for all the TSA fans! Just email TheHipRoof@gmail.com for more info…
    Pop over to our Webinar today with Sheri Moritz (@reallifesheri) and get a peek inside too!
    https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/763377006

    Thanks for having us Chris and for asking Daniel!!

  8. Brad Nix says:

    Thanks for being a big part of our event this year Chris. Great info in this Q.

    For the person who asked what topics we covered at RETSO 4.0, view our schedule here: http://retechsouth2011.sched.org/

  9. Sometimes, I wish I could clone myself to be in two sessions at once and still man the booth. I definitely enjoyed Brian’s presentation at REtechSouth and many others.

    Great work on the video Chris and I’m sure I”ll see you again soon!

  10. jimmy says:

    What an introduction!

  11. Lollie says:

    I truely enjoyed such great innovating tools we can use, I’m making progress as I still sell Real Estate, thanks for bringing us so much info!

  12. Alex Chang says:

    Thanks so much for the @Roost shout out Chris! We’re pretty excited about it. Lots of great feedback so far from folks trying it out.

    Biggest single thing is the time saving aspect of being strategic with campaigns (spend 20 min sunday night and knock out a campaign for the week, then just react & engage).

    Lots of cool new things coming very soon too (robust photos support, success metrics & more)!

    Send us feedback everyone – that’s how we get the product to be truly great.

    – Alex C

  13. Loved the thought that the first showing is now ONLINE. If someone actually goes to the property it should be considered a 2nd showing. Wow, never considered that before!

  14. Mark Brian says:

    RETSO was a great event and I would highly recommend it to any real estate professional. Chris I did enjoy & learn from your 10 Tech Tools presentation so I have to give you a big thanks!

  15. Chris says:

    Wow Chris you sure are a busy guy! How do you find the time to relax?

    Great stuff though & thanks for sharing.

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