Kerrie's Blog: ActiveRain's Newest Baby: MeetUps

ActiveRain's Newest Baby: MeetUps

The overwhelming response has me very, very excited and proud to be part of our supportive Community.  Currently we have 40 MeetUps in the works.  Once all the dates and venues are secure I'll be sure to spread the good word.


It is with great excitement and happiness that we announce our newest baby, the ActiveRain MeetUp!

ActiveRain is a family made up of 200K+ insightful, smart, sharp, caring, funny, brainy, clever and charismatic members.  I could go on and on about how amazing you all are but I'm going to stop at the previous 8 adjectives or this post may get a bit too long.  Meeting your virtual friends and colleagues in person usually begin with a smile and embrace.  I've seen it happen a hundred times across the nation and this is something that must carry on.  I must carry on.

Networking, learning and sharing are basic fundamentals of AR.  Something special happens when you exercise these in person.  To understand you must attend and see for yourself.  MeetUps will happen in a restaurant, lounge or another venue in your area; a relaxed environment to host AR members, friends and colleagues.  Anybody involved in the real estate community is invited and urged to attend.

We already have a few definite hosts orchestrating a MeetUp in their area:

Renee Burrows, Las Vegas, NV | Tom Branch, North Dallas, TX | Katerina Gasset, Palm Beach County, FL | Dagny Eason, Wilton, CT | Debe Maxwell, Charlotte, SC | Fred Carver, Victoria B.C. | Christine Donovan, Newport Beach, CA | Nina Rogoff, Walpole, MA |

Do you have what it takes to host a MeetUp in your area?

All interested applicants please email the city you'd be interested in hosting a MeetUp.  By hosting, you're simply picking a venue in your area as well as date and time.  We'll get the word out there together!

With our inaugural virtual RainCamp happening September 8th, the first set of MeetUps will kick off 9/5 - 9/9.  The vision is to partner RainMeets along with RainCamps throughout the year.

All participants that attend a MeetUp will receive 1,500 points.  A drawing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive Visa gift cards in the amount of $200, $100, and $50 respectively.

Are you jumping out of your seats?  Has it sunk in yet how absolutely fantastic this is going to be?

Get your applications to host a RainMeet to me asap and stay tuned for an announcement regarding MeetUps in a city near you!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 12 commentsKerrie La Guardia • August 03 2011 05:16PM


This is a great idea. I would definately consider hosting a meet up. I know there are lots of agents in my area that love AR.

Posted by NoCo Home Team, Sell Smart, Buy Wise & Live Well in Nrthn Colorado (C3 Real Estate Solutions) over 7 years ago


                 Great idea for a meet-up. I would love to meet some of the A/R people in my area; I have learned so much from the A/R people all over the nation! My schedule is tight this fall as my 1st priority is attending my sons varsity football games!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 7 years ago

HI Kerrie, thanks for the opportunity, will let you know when I confirm details. 

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods (Hrisco & Associates ) over 7 years ago

Will there be a rainmeet and or raincamp in Miami? Thanks.

Posted by Christina Hayes, Credit Repair Expert (Everlasting Credit Repair) over 7 years ago

Christina - RainCamp will be virtual and our inaugural 'Camp is 9/8 from 9am-1pm Pacific.  We do have MeetUps happening in FL and will let you know more as the plans solidify.

If anyone is interested in hosting a MeetUp in their area, please email me @

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

I am excited to be on board and will let you know the date and venue!

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - I am looking forward to the virtual RainCamp and hope that no conflicts arise in the meantime.

Posted by FN LN over 7 years ago

Kerrie, I'm very excited about these opportunities. I don't know Tom Branch from North Dallas, but I was excited to see him mentioned and I'll be looking forward to learning more about how meet ups will work. This is truly an exciting time to be in Real Estate and to get to weave together our thoughts, ideas, and advance in technology because of the people we interact with here in the RAIN - everyone can benefit and become a part of the solution and not the problem.

You're a great lady Kerrie and we are all so lucky to be a part of a very innovative group of ActiveRainers!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago


It looks like these meetups could go viral. (smile) I'll keep an eye out.


Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 7 years ago

Hey Kerrie this soulds really good. But after we all get there then what? Can you give me some ideas of agenda?

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 7 years ago


Does this mean I have to erase my RainPants?

TLW's RainPants.

I don't think I can get that out. Lol.


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 7 years ago

TLW - LMAO!!!  I will never forget those pants!  I hope you had a very happy birthday xoxo

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago