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Part 2: Takeaways from Real Estate Connect SF

Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Read Part 1 and Part 3. If you're into social media, one of the best ways to meet like-minded real estate professionals is to attend a real estate BarCamp. Today's column shares some of the best strategies from the Real Estate BarCamp, held at Trulia's headquarters, as well as the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco. 1. Getting started Gahlord Dewald, in his keynote address, suggested that an excellent way to get started is "to aggregate good resources for the community." The process is simple. When you find a post or a tweet that is appropriate for one or more of the people in your network, resend it to them. When you retweet (resend someone else's post), also take time to comment on their blog or acknowledge them in some other way. In most cases, they will return the favor by following you on Twitter or friending you on Facebook. 2. Beyond the geeks Social media is no longer about geeks ta...