Tuesdays, here at the Glen Oaks Escrow website, we post Technology Tips designed to help you, the REALTOR®, grow your business, keep up to date on the latest technologies, and move you forward into the new era of real estate.

The first week in October is rich with development opportunities and events for California REALTORS.  The CAR Expo, Tech Tuesday, and RE BarCamp SV are all being held in San Jose from October 5th-October 9th.  Here are further details on all of these great business opportunities:

California REALTOR Expo 2009:


The California Association of Realtors Annual Trade Show and educational summit (CAR Expo 2009) runs from Wednesday, October 7th – Friday October 9th at the San Jose Convention Center.  The event is California’s largest real estate trade show and draws “thousands of California’s key franchise executives, top producers and movers and shakers every year for educational networking, and professional development opportunities”.  The Expo website If you are interested in learning, getting a pulse on the trends impacting real estate today, and networking with agents and real estate influentials from all over the state, the CAR Expo is the place to be.

Tech Tuesday:


This is a CAR sponsored, day long technology training preceding the official CAR Expo and is chalk full of technology training and tips to help REALTORS in their business.  Tech Tuesday sessions include:

  • Text, Tweet, and Sell:  A Dialogue on Tech’s Possibilities for Today’s Agents
  • The Benefits of Blogging
  • Media is the New Marketing:  How to Attract the Right Attention
  • Best Practices for Building an Online Presence
  • Social Media and Social Networking:  A Guide for REALTORS

Further details on Tech Tuesday can be found here:


If you are attending Tech Tuesday, be sure to join in on the Tweetup (a meet-up promoted on Twitter) at Tanq Bar (San Jose Marriott – within walking distance of the San Jose Convention Center) starting at 5:15 pm.  Come mingle with fellow Tech Tuesday attendees over a drink (everyone is responsible for their own food/drinks).  It’s free to attend and Tech Tuesday attendance is not required to join the Tweetup.  More info and RSVP list is here at Twtvite.

RE BarCamp Silicon Valley:


On Monday, October 5th in downtown San Jose, there is a free, day-long event, that attracts the most progressive of Realtors.  RE Bar Camp was born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment.  There is no set schedule or topics.  Instead, the day is shaped by the passionate real estate professionals who gather and discuss how technology and social media can benefit the real estate business.  Any forward thinking Realtor who is interested in applying technology to their business should attend.  It is an outstanding way to network with industry elite and become engaged in discussions that can truly transform your business.  The event is free, but you do have to RSVP here to attend.

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