March 2011 Sponsors

RE BarCamp Seattle

On behalf of all of the volunteers and participants we would like to extend our sincere  Thank You to all of our 2011  RE BarCamp Seattle Sponsors. Without their support our event would not be possible.  If you would like to support this year’s event, please contact us!

American Home Shield As the founding and leading Home Warranty Company, American Home Shield has over 35 years of experience caring for our customers. With over 11,000 contractors in our service network, we are uniquely qualified to provide you with a superior customer service experience. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, should you have a breakdown of your covered system or appliance.

Your home is often your single largest investment. American Home Shield is a company committed to and solely focused on providing you an outstanding customer experience. We are financially stable, have industry expertise and in 2007 alone, handled over 2.5 million service requests repairing or replacing covered systems or appliances for our customers.

For over 50 years Air Van Moving has continually proven itself as a leader in the moving and storage industry. Through honor, fairness, integrity and hard work Air Van Moving has earned a reputation that sets us far apart from our competitors. Our innovative approach and ability to think outside the box, has enabled us to develop a suite of moving services and capabilities unprecedented in the industry today. 

Air Van Moving is based out of the Northwestern region of the United States with locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Our global network partner North American Van Lines, Inc., allows our reach to extend across the country and around the world. 

For families and businesses alike, if you’re moving across the street or across the ocean there’s no job too big or too small for our team of highly trained moving professionals. You will always receive the service, attention and respect you deserve when working with Air Van Moving. We look forward to serving you and making your next move a pleasant one. 


Bing is more than just a search engine; it’s a decision engine that provides useful tools to help you make more informed decisions and get what you want fast. Bing and decide!

Chicago TitleChicago Title . dates back more than 150 years through the succession of several firms and corporations that were engage in the abstract and title business in Cook County, Illinois. The year was 1847; Chicago was booming. Almost 17,000 persons called it home… and new pioneers were streaming in steadily to grasp the opportunities for independence, which the rich prairie soil promised.   An obscure young law clerk, Edward A. Rucker, devised a system of keeping track of every recorded instrument and legal proceeding affecting real estate titles. This saved attorneys the laborious task of searching official records in connection with transfers of real property. It was a valuable service that was welcomed.

Natalie Danielson founder of Personal Direction and was the first person to write online clock hours in Washington state. As one of the most entertaining real estate instructors, “enthusiastic” is the one word used most often to describe Natalie, and she has a memorable reputation.  She has a contagious energy, moves her audience to awe or tears, and has a laugh heard round the world.  She is looked to for her depth of knowledge of the real estate industry from risk reduction to marketing to ownership issues. Natalie’s specializes in “Clock Hours in a hurry”.      Check out what Natalie has to say about why you should come to Seattle RE BarCamp.

CB BainColdwell Banker Bain in Washington and Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal Properties in Oregon are leaders in Northwest real estate. Our extensive network of tools and knowledgeable professionals allow us to provide the first class service you expect during the very personal experience of buying or selling a home. In addition, our property management team offers full property management services. Through our expertise in home preparation, price setting, inspection guidance and contract negotiations, we deliver the results you demand. We bring insight, experience and in-depth understanding of markets and personalities to each transaction, and we put our knowledge on your side to engage you fully in the entire process.

Whether you are interested in a Seattle house or condo or a home out in the suburbs, Cooper Jacobs is here – specializing in Seattle Neighborhoods and Seattle Suburbs including green homes – whether they are Built Green or just have green features such as a green remodel, townhomes /townhouses, and more!  Cooper Jacobs is a member of Built Green and Designated Broker Courtney Cooper is an ECOBroker.

Copier's NW
When you partner with Copiers Northwest for all your office technology products and services, you’ve aligned yourself with a premier, nationally recognized dealership. With programs that far surpass copiers and Multifunction Printers (MFP’s), Copiers Northwest helps manage change, streamline workflow and control document-related expenses. At Copiers Northwest, NEW IDEAS and NEW SOLUTIONS is more than a slogan. Its innovative programs, creative solutions and local people that are dedicated to helping your business be more successful and more profitable.

Defying headlines in 2009 with their most profitable year since their 1988 inception, Cornerstone Mortgage Company was founded with a business philosophy based on providing stellar support service to their originators, who in turn are able to provide unparalleled service to their borrowers.  This loan officer-centered business model has helped Cornerstone grow into one of the largest privately held mortgage companies in the country with $2.5 billion in annual residential mortgage production.

Diverse Solutions logo

Diverse Solutions was founded and continues to operate on the premise that great ideas properly implemented will pave the way for our clients and company’s future success. We encourage our clients and employees to share their innovative ideas no matter how big or small.

Having come from a myriad of backgrounds encompassing real estate, programming, website design and marketing, Diverse Solutions staff combined their talent to produce the most inspired, attention-grabbing, and easy-to-use products available to the real estate industry today.

Our intuitive ability to understand your needs as a REALTOR® enables us to provide superior customer service that you deserve. Our research and frequent communication with agents just like you help us continue to provide products that help agents thrive in a competitive market. Our products are so advanced, they’re actually simple to use, maintain and market!

Our company’s success exists only through the success of our clients. Simply stated, our clients are our central focus and our goal is to ensure we provide products and service that will enable them to become successful.

eXp Real Estate

eXp Realty really started back in 2002 as an idea for a new type of real estate brokerage which believes that the internet along with consumer behavior would eventually build to a quantum shift in the way that agents, companies and real estate firms interact. Because of the Collaborative / Immersive Nature of the Web we believe that a Company should include its most important assets into the building out of a new style of company and that is our Clients. The first goal of a real estate company should be to be a strong marketing vehicle for our Seller’s. Google currently drives over 50% of real estate web traffic to real estate websites. Our sites rank high for numerous key phrases in most markets we compete in.

E Z 2 InspectWe built the EZ2Inspect site to have streaming video, downloadable ebooks, simple home inspection checklist guides, and online classes to make the home inspection process easy to understand.

Our clients: are like you first time home buyer, a property manager, an avid investor, or a realtor previewing properties for prospective buyers. We provide the tools to ensure the home inspection process is Easy To Understand and Inspect. Making the complicated EZ.

Our team: we have recruited and built a team of professional that span generations across the real estate industry. Our team of inspectors have inspected over 35,000 homes and septic systems in the last 30 yrs. Our contractors have built and repaired 100’s of homes. Our realtors lead their area of business and are innovators in their field.

Gist was founded by CEO T.A. McCann in 2008, with CTO Steve Newman, CFO Amy Pellyand Vice President of Marketing Robert Pease rounding out the management team. Funded by Foundry Group and Vulcan Capital, we are located in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district and would love for you to drop by and say hello. Click here if you are interested in joining our team and here if you’d like to read what the press is saying about us.

Gist provides the only full view of the contacts in your professional network by creating a rich business profile for each one that includes the most news, status updates, and work details.

Horizon EscrowHorizon escrow is a dedicated team of highly motivated professsionals delivering services of uncompromising quality. We deliver on-time successful transfer of property, while handling each transaction with diligence and professionalism.
When you chose Horizon Escrow, your transaction is in capable hands!


Founded in 2007, IDX Northwest is a privately held company based in Renton, WA and a premier provider of affordable custom IDX integration technology solutions for member brokers and subscribing agents of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality products, that are continually upgraded as technology evolves, at the lowest cost.

IMOSIMOS was designed by originators for originators…”Forging a technology based marketing paradigm shift in advance of a declining market sounds ‘high tech’ but I want to make one thing perfectly clear – IMOS was designed by mortgage originators for mortgage originators. The platform is easy to use, and gives your loan officers what they need to be successful. The lead generation provides your originators with real estate consumers who are actively pursuing financing, the tools to reach them effectively, and the training to ensure their success.

Consider changing to a platform designed for profitability in the changing real estate market. A platform that not only delivers mortgage clients but also delivers compliant, ‘real time’, disclosures that allow your originators to deliver consumer ‘immediate gratification’ and satisfy your client’s value proposition.

Keller Williams Logo

Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is an international real estate company with more than over 600 offices located across the U.S. and Canada. The company began franchising in 1991, and following years of phenomenal growth and success, became the fourth-largest U.S. residential real estate firm in North America in 2006. The company has succeeded by treating its associates as partners and shares its knowledge, policy control, and company profits on a system-wide basis.

Structured for Success The interdependent business model of Keller Williams Realty supports real estate agents and brokers working as a team to maximize results for our buyers and sellers.   You can check out Keller Williams Greater Seattle’s post about Seattle reBarCamp by clicking here.

Mortgage Banker / Mortgage Broker As both a mortgage banker and mortgage broker, Landover Mortgage has the flexibility to successfully fulfill all clients’ needs. Whether that need is for a fast approval or for the most competitive rate, we have the ability to meet it. When we act as a mortgage banker, we are the lender, which means we control the loan pricing and decision-making from start to finish. By utilizing this control, the client receives faster, more efficient service, thus maximizing their overall experience with Landover Mortgage. We can act as a mortgage broker when we need to supplement our in-house product offerings to meet the special product or pricing needs of our clients. Acting as a broker gives us the  capability to access loan products from another 50 national and regional lenders.

LeTipLeTip International is the world’s largest, privately owned, professional business leads organization. Since 1978, LeTip programs have helped over 50,000 members, throughout the United States and Canada, build business success through personal referrals.

LeTip International’s structure set the standard in the word-of-mouth referral industry. Members are known for their professionalism, dedication, and loyalty to one another, and to the LeTip Program.

LeTip Chapters meet weekly to exchange qualified leads, build solid business relationships, develop strong presentation skills and become proficient networkers. Only one representative of any given profession is accepted into a chapter, and members are chosen for their occupational expertise.

Matrix Real Estate

Matrix is a powerful new sales and marketing team, a collaboration and partnership of the two most successful condominium townhome and marketing firms in the greater Seattle area: MCM Groupand Williams Marketing.

Matrix Real Estate launched on January 1, 2010 as the largest firm in the state of Washington dedicated to the sales and marketing of condominium and townhome product. We will bring over 60 years of combined experience to provide complete brokerage and consulting services for developers, builders and financial institutions in the Puget Sound area and beyond.

MLS Funding

Our Vision…

is to revolutionize the Mortgage Lending Process.  Our commitment to integrity, technology & community has allowed us continual growth as a competitive leading lender.  We look forward to partnering with you and sharing in success.

Our Commitment…

to strengthen our communities is not just limited through Homeownership. With our ‘Giving Back’ Program, we will donate $200.00 after closing to any  non-profit organization that our client is affiliated with.  This is our way of ‘Giving Back’ and saying “Thank you” for the business.


MobileAppLoader is an innovative service for Real Estate Agents to build their customized Mobile Apps (iPhone, iPad, Android). Realtors choose the App design and upload their customized content. MobileAppLoader does the rest, the result is customized application posted at the App Stores. For Realtors it’s the most cost effective way to get customized applications without hiring a dedicated development team or source a customized development.

Mortgage Advisory GroupAt the heart of Mortgage Advisory Group is our team of mortgage professionals, every one of them empowered, well-trained and equipped to provide world-class service.

Our state-of-the-art business processes, facility and equipment help us deliver the high-value services you need, quickly and accurately.

We don’t rest on our laurels, though: we’re always on the lookout for improvements, implementing changes wisely wherever they’re warranted.  From our senior leadership to our new recruits, we’re dedicated serving your needs today, and for years to come.

My Mortgage Guy Dan

When you talk to Dan (or “dk”), you’ll understand why he is one of the top mortgage originators in Snohomish County, but you’ll feel like you are the only client he is working with.  That is because Dan has developed a specialized team and a unique Mortgage Concierge Program that hinges on providing a “Red Carpet” experience.  In both 2009 and 2010, Seattle Magazine recognized Dan as one of Seattle Area’s Top Mortgage Professionals. Visit:    You can read more about Dan on his “sponsor post” by clicking here.

A Letter from President, Chairman, and CEO, Ted Mathas
Shortly after the dramatic series of events that shook the nation’s economy in September 2008, I began hearing from New York Life policyholders. The letters and e-mails expressed a common sentiment: “I am so glad my money is with New York Life.” “I’m thankful for New York Life’s prudence and stability.” “Because of your company, I can sleep at night.”

However, one note from a policyholder of many years remained in my thoughts for a long time after I read it. She wrote, “Thanks, New York Life. My family and I depend on you.” I don’t think it can be said more plainly than that. Times like these are a constant reminder of our Company’s absolutely vital responsibility – and proven capability – to help provide financial security for your family. This is a guarantee that few can offer these days, but then, few other institutions are still rated as highly as New York Life for long-term financial strength.

Northpoint Escrow and Title

Singular Focus. Singular Purpose. Northpoint’s team is made up of the industry’s best and brightest; each individual focused on the needs of our clients. Our people set the standard for outstanding communication and customer service. Being part of Northpoint is a commitment to embrace innovation and world-class service.

To make certain our clients are informed at every point in the transaction, each member of our staff must be as well. Our employees know the escrow and title business, in all of its facets. This means a client only has to place one call or one email to get accurate, complete, on-point information.

Old Republic Title

Success on Your Terms. Old Republic Title Company and its underwriter Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, herein “Old Republic” provides real estate transfer products and services for individuals, businesses and governments. Our services are highly comprehensive and flexible to respond to changing market environments and to ensure your transaction is settled according to the most current industry standards. We’re committed to expediting the timely close of your real estate transaction by underwriting and managing each transaction with the highest levels of technical skill, client services and professional integrity.

Realtor Property Resource RPR

Realtor Property Resource (RPR) will provide NAR’s REALTOR® members access to a national database of robust information which will give REALTORS® the greatest access to nationwide property information needed to best serve their clients and customers. RPR is a parcel centric system which will aggregate all available data sets and attach them to a property, including tax assessment and public record information, notice of default, REO, foreclosure and pre-foreclosure data, MLS/CIE-provided information, zoning, liens, permits, school districts, flood plain maps, demographics and much more.


RPR™ is an exclusive benefit to REALTOR® members of NAR. RPR will have no public or consumer access, and will not allow any feeds to third parties. Advanced reporting features will allow the REALTOR® to create custom reports to provide to clients and customers, keeping the REALTOR® in the center of the transaction, armed with tremendous information and analytics, all in one place.

Realty, Inc. was founded in April of 2000 to provide a full range of products and services to the Real Estate professional. Our services include yard signs, flyer boxes, and directional arrow installation, digital photography and flyer production. Our products include signs and riders, flyer boxes, and closing gifts. We are continuing to develop time saving, transaction-related products and services for the real estate professional. was founded by, John MacKenzie, a top producing real estate agent in the Seattle area. John’s understanding of the listing and selling process has enabled him to design products and services specifically for the real estate professional.


Redfin is the industry’s first online brokerage for buying and selling homes, half Century 21 and half E-Trade. This means we know when you want to use the web and when you want to talk to a real person. Our goal is to change the real estate game in consumers’ favor by offering you more data, better-performing agents, and a significant commission refund.*

A Home-Buying Application, Not a Search Site
In the markets we serve, we show more homes for sale than any other site –- and more data about each home — but we aren’t just a search site. We use the web to help you through the whole home-buying process: scheduling home tours, choosing an agent, drafting an offer, and closing the deal.

A Choice: Redfin Agents or Partner Agents

When you’re ready to buy or sell a home, we give you a choice of working with our own Redfin agentsor one of our partner real estate agents. Redfin agents serve our customers in major metropolitan areas, while our partner agents are available to customers in outlying areas, and in certain cases where home prices are below our minimum.

Either way, you get an agent who puts you first during every step of your buying or selling experience.

Rhonda Porter

Rhonda Porter, NMLS Licensed Morgage Originator MLO-121323, has been helping Washington State famlies with their mortgage needs since April 2000 at Mortgage Master Service Corporation, a Correspondent Lender (est. 1976) CL#-40445 (a hybrid between a bank and mortgage broker).    Prior to her mortgage career, Rhonda was in the escrow and title industry where she would often perform signings.  Because of this invaluable experience, and seeing how dissatisfied many borrowers are at closing with their loan originator, her primary goal is to make sure her clients understand everything they are signing well before they are the closing table.  As her business is built entirely on referrals, she strives to have her clients pleased with her from start to finish.   Click here to see testimonials from Rhonda’s clients.

Rhonda is the author of The Mortgage Porter, a nationally recognized blog written primarily for consumers about mortgages which she created in 2006.   Because of her reputation, she’s recently been quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), was a panelist at USC for a class on mortgage origination and was named one of Seattle’s Top 100 – 5 Star Mortgage Professionals for 2010 in Seattle Magazine.   She is passionate about the RE BarCamp experience and this is her third year volunteering on the planning committee.

Rockwell Institute

The Rockwell Institute works hard to become the undisputed leader in real estate education in every regional market it enters. We do so by providing the most effective exam preparation to real estate license applicants and by offering the most useful continuing education courses to real estate professionals who want to optimize their ability to serve their customers and clients.

RoostHelping you use social media with greater confidence — and better results . Roost is a San Francisco-based technology company that helps local professionals get more business from social media. Roost was founded in 2007.

Our flagship product is the Roost Social Media Toolkit(sm). The toolkit, built for use within Facebook, empowers real estate agents, real estate brokers and other local service professionals who rely on word-of-mouth marketing to approach social media with greater confidence — and better results.

Stefan Swanepoel

Stefan Swanepoel’s life has been a “Serengeti journey”—from his birth in Kenya to schooling in Hong Kong and South Africa eventually, running a New York-based global franchise network with 25,000 sales associates in 30 countries.   Surviving-Your-Serengeti

In all he has served as president of seven companies and two non-profit organizations. Now for the first time he has combined his love of wildlife and nature, his ability to captivate audiences, and his comprehensive life experience into a captivating message in a major trade book. In Surviving Your Serengeti he vividly portrays how this larger-than-life metaphor can provide guidance and inspiration for individuals and companies in today’s fast, busy and complex world.

Stefan has authored 19 books and reports on business trends, real estate and social media. He lives with his wife and two sons in California.

Social Media Productions (SMP) was founded by Andrew Conniff  in 2010 to provide quality video, audio, and branding for websites, web businesses and social media sites. Andrew graduated from McNally Smith College of Music in 1991, has video filming and editing experience, and was signed to Peak Records in 1998. After leaving Peak records, Andrew spent many years developing sales relationships with Real estate professionals, financial planners, CPA’s, and many more. This cultivated a “customer for life” attitude that is the foundation of customer service at Social Media Productions.

At SMP, our mission is to help our clients create and maintain a positive social media presence. In doing so, to feel like a valued customer regardless of the level of purchase, and feel comfortable returning for more products and services – so comfortable they will refer friends and family to us when they need a website, a video, or just help with social media.

Sterling Savings Bank

Hometown Helpful® is not only our motto; it’s the way we do business. At Sterling, our customers are also our families, our friends and our neighbors. So we treat them the same way we’d like to be treated—with a warm smile and close, personal attention. Our Hometown Helpful approach also means having a passion for excellent service and anticipating our customer’s financial needs. It’s what sets us apart.

So come experience the Hometown Helpful difference - the Sterling difference. was founded in 2007 by a group of highly successful real estate and mortgage industry entrepreneurs. Born in the most battered market in the real estate and mortgage industry’s history, was conceived after decades of observing how the most successful professionals always seem to work smarter not harder.

Frank Garay and Brian Stevens are the host of the daily video show that has gained extreme popularity in the mortgage and real estate industry.   Frank and Brian will be sharing their knowledge at the Northwest Video Marketing Summit at the Seattle Center NW Rooms the day before Seattle reBarCamp.

Wells FargoWells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores and 12,000 ATMs and the Internet ( and across North America and internationally.

We’re headquartered in San Francisco, but we’re decentralized so every local Wells Fargo store is a headquarters for satisfying all our customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed financially. One in three households in America does business with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has $1.2 trillion in assets and more than 278,000 team members across our 80+ businesses.

We ranked fourth in assets and second in market value of our stock among our U.S. peers as of September 30, 2010.

Our vision: “We want to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.”

We Honey Do
We Honey exists strictly to serve you with whatever needs you have, in relation to any structure, residential or commercial. We strive to be your low stress, simple to use provider of repair, improvement, and maintenance of your home, rental property, or commercial building so you don’t have to, at an affordable price. We specialize in assisting Real Estate Agents close deals by providing a  single provider for all your needs.

When John Jacobi founded Windermere Real Estate In 1972, he had a vision for the way real estate should be handled: anticipate and respond to the real estate needs of buyers and sellers, and support the communities you serve.

What he didn’t know is that he would also significantly change the way real estate is practiced. What began as an eight-agent office in the Seattle neighborhood of Windermere has grown to a dedicated network of over 300 offices and over 7,000 agents strong.

Zillow, Inc. founded and operates — a leading online real estate marketplace dedicated to helping homeowners, buyers, sellers, renters, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, landlords, and property managers find and share vital information about homes, real estate, and mortgages.

Our goal is to help people make intelligent decisions about their homes – whether it’s buying a home, selling, renting, leasing, remodeling or financing – it’s all about empowering people with data and information.