Mark your calendar for Oct. 5 REbarcamp; it’s free

They say the best things in life are free. When it comes to REbarcamp Illinois, we certainly think so! This half-day educational program is no ordinary event—you pay no registration fee, there are no paid speakers and there are no limits on what you can learn!

Because REbarcamp has no structured program to follow, YOU set the pace and YOU determine the content. Anyone can lead a discussion and everyone is encouraged to participate. Talk about the latest digital trends, favorite business and marketing tips, best practices, and what is happening now and next in the real estate industry. Did we mention it’s FREE? Thanks to wonderful sponsors and volunteer members of the Illinois Young Professionals Network (YPN), this program is offered free of charge to all REALTORS®. REbarcamp is a place to share ideas and expand your potential, no matter what your age.

The 2015 Real Estate Bar Camp Illinois will be held Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort/Hilton in Oak Brook, Ill., from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is immediately followed by an after party. We hope you will join us at this event, powered by the Illinois Young Professionals Network.

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Illinois REbarcamp coming to Itasca in August #rebcil

Reserve one of the hottest FREE tickets  in the real estate education world today!

No structured program, no paid speakers… just fresh content, the latest digital trends, business and marketing tips and what’s happening now and next in the industry.

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is hosting a REbarcamp on Aug. 4 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca. The event, held in conjunction with the association’s August business meetings, will feature real estate professionals sharing perspectives and ideas on topics such as technology management, lead generation, social media, mobile apps and branding.

Click here to reserve your FREE ticket today!

Four Illinois REALTORS® named 30 Under 30 finalists

Congratulations to the four Illinois REALTORS® who are among the 50 finalists in the REALTOR® Magazine’s 2014 Class of 30 Under 30. Every year, the magazine spotlights rising real estate stars from around the country.

Four Illinois REALTORS® have made the first round: Rebecca Thomson, Michael McElroy, Casselyn Feinstein and Clayton T. Jirak. A panel of judges will narrow the field down to 30 but you can help choose the Web Choice Award winner by voting between March 21 and March 28, 2014. Click here to vote.

Rebecca Thomson

Michael McElroy


Clayton T. Jirak

Casselyn Feinstein


Trending topics from REbarcamp, and agents share their fav apps #REBCIL

REbarcamp 2013 word cloudHere’s a look at what REALTORS® came to learn about at this year’s Real Estate Barcamp powered by the Illinois Young Professionals Network, held earlier this week in St. Charles, Ill. These topics  determined the final REbarcamp sessions: Social Media, Referrals & Lead Generation, Paperless & Productivity, Technology Management, Negotiation People Skills & Tactics, Marketing to the Media, Mobile Apps, The Future of the Industry, The Art of Your Brand, YouTube, Video with Animoto,iPad, Android or Windows?

Typical with barcamps, the topics focused largely on technology and social media. Here’s a quick list of apps shared among barcamp attendees:

  • Dropbox
  • RPR
  • Evernote
  • PDF Expert
  • QR Reader
  • Turbo Scan
  • Any List
  • Cam Scanner
  • Scanner Pro
  • Close the Sale
  • Go To Meeting
  • Card to Contact
  • Scan Bix Cards
  • DocuSign
  • Cartavi
  • Dot Loop
  • HP12C Financial Calculater
  • Zillow Mortgages
  • Walk Score
  • iMovie
  • Videoliscious
  • GAS Buddy
  • Keynote
  • Open House Home Pro
  • Pic Stitch
  • Instagram
  • Snap Seed
  • Google+ and Google Hangout
  • Zipit Radon
  • Sitegeist
  • HootSuite
  • ShowingTime
  • Twist

REALTORS® talk technology, marketing and social media topics at REbarcamp #rebcil


The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) today hosted a real estate barcamp in conjunction with the associations’s annual fall business meetings and fall conference. Around 100 real estate professionals attended this unconference-format to share perspectives and ideas on topics such as technology management, lead generation, social media, mobile apps and branding.