For the third year in a row, I attended a bar camp for real estate professionals held in Omaha, Nebraska (REBarCampOmaha). It is a six-hour drive from my home in St. Paul, Minnesota, but that includes a stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to pick up a friend who also enjoys the event. Sure, I could fly. There are airports on both ends, but that would take a lot of the fun out of it for me because the journey is an important part of the experience. I travel through cities and farmland and watch the early spring green wave intensify as I drive South. I see the flowers blooming once I hit the southernmost part of Minnesota. Even though I am exhausted when I leave home, I feel better when I return. I feel as though I have spent time with my tribe, and the open spaces I drive through remind me of the vastness of the earth and to not take myself too seriously. Some things have changed since the first Omaha real estate bar camp in 2014 and other things have not. In technology years, 2...
- In technology years, 2014 was a long time ago.
- Video was still the next big thing in real estate just as it was in 2014 and has been since 2002.
- Supervision and proximity do not seem to be as closely related to each other in the information age.
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