Kerrie's Blog: A Rainy Seattle Spring MeetUp

A Rainy Seattle Spring MeetUp

This morning I rose a bit earlier than usual to head out and meet some friendly faces.  Charles Buell and René Fabre were kind enough to host the Seattle breakfast MeetUp.  We feasted over eggs, coffee and juice while discussing everything AR and beyond.  

Charles was there first getting our tables organized and René was stuck in traffic.  If you think of a typical Seattle day, today fits right in.  Rainy and gray with puddles covering the streets.  Ahhh Seattle...gotta love it.

Mugs of joe and a veggie scramble doused in the green tabasco was my choice this am.  Never red, always green.  Charlie was quite famished and finished his breakfast in no time, a simple man, no special sauces needed for him.

Jon showed up in his Mariners gear...and I constrained myself...after all, we can't ALL be Yankee fans and we are in Seattle.  Paul was sharing success stories and how funny it is that readers stalk you through your blogs and then when they finally pick up the phone and ring you, they start off by saying how they feel they know you.  Blogging:  yet another way to humanize yourself!  Dan is an avid Star Trek fan I learned, something I know nothing about but enjoyed hearing his passion.  

We really had a dream team at our MeetUp, a coach, agent, inspector, title guy and loan officer....the Seattle Studs.  Watch out world, they're taking over!


René Fabre, Jon Olsen, Dan Tabit, myself, Michelle Leslie, Paul McFadden, Charles Buell and Kris Neese.


Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 35 commentsKerrie La Guardia • April 10 2013 11:26AM


Looks like you had a nice time! Our meetup is this afternoon - after a big blizzard in CO yesterday we are hoping our turnout will still be high!

Posted by Erin Bates (CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services) almost 6 years ago

Looks very cozy.  I am hoping we get a good turnout but like Erin says, the weather is not cooperating with us this week.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 6 years ago

The Seattle Studs look like a great group for an AR meetup! We had the best gathering yesterday.

Kerrie, Thanks for organizing us all.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 6 years ago

That sure does look like a dream team Kerrie!

Thanks for sharing the experience, great to see the AR staff participating too.  :)

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 6 years ago

You all look amazing, not a frowny face in the bunch! Don't mind the weather, many parts of the country are getting snow again.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 6 years ago

Wonderful group.  I know them well.   Or, I know their names.  Breadfast is a good time for a MeetUp except for traffic around here. 


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

What a great looking group!!  If only joining in on the Seattle MeetUp didn't mean having to DRIVE to Seattle at the crack of dawn - sigh.  One of these times I will 'cause it always looks like such fun!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 6 years ago

A great mix of people and conversation topics ... sounds like my kind of ActiveRain Meetup :)  Plus, someone else who likes spicy, green Tabasco on eggs ... yummy, yes?

Ours is tomorrow for lunch, Kerrie ... I'm looking forward to it!

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Howdy Kerrie, that's a good looking group of characters, glad you had a successful AR meet-up, we also had our and enjoyed the same weather as you but Dorie made it pleasant and she just posted her blog, check it out.

Have a beautiful week and thanks for organizing a great event, you should also offer points for those who go out of town and meet at other cities? just a thought. It was wonderful networking and putting real body's with those AR


Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 6 years ago

How fun, looks like everyone had a good time could they miss with you there.  ;~)

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 6 years ago

Is there ever a sunny Seattle meet-up? Rain or shine, having a good cup of coffee and breakfast with friends is my favorite!  

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) almost 6 years ago

Not familiar with any, except you Kerrie, but these meet-ups sound delightful and a breakfast one sounds totally unique!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 6 years ago

Looks like an awesome crowd. Glad you get to meet them.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) almost 6 years ago

That is a different twist an AR breakfast meet up... looks like all had a fun time.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 6 years ago
Hi Kerrie, Looks like a great time. Glad you all had fun!
Posted by Kelly Mac Group (619) 319-7010 San Diego Beach and Luxury Realtors, San Diego Beach, Coastal and Luxury Homes (Keller Williams La Jolla) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I made up for Jon at Dagny Eason's MeetUp today in Connecticut, I wore my Yankee Tie and Watch :)

Go Yankees!!!

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - What a great bunch of people.  I'm so driving down for the next meeting!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, you had a fine looking group, and so appropriate that your shirt shows an anchor, as that is certainly the role you have for so many of us here in the Rain

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 6 years ago

I'm glad you had a good turnout!! That ZUMBA is sure looking GOOD on you!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 6 years ago

George - YES!!!

Joni - Thanks love!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - I have some AR catching up to do and was happy to hear you went to a fun Meet Up with some wonderful people! I agree with Joni - you're looking zumbafabulous!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 6 years ago

Contact Kerrie Greenhalgh for all your Kirkland WA real estate needs  (425) 952-6828. Keep up the good work!

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie- look at all those smiling faces!!!  Love it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie,  That's a nice lineup!  People who do not attend Meetups just don't know what they are missing.  There is not other group of real estate professionals that I would want to hang out with.  AR Rocks!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, what a great  time for a meet - breakfast and a great way to sstart the day with a bunch of super people.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 6 years ago

Oh, Kerrie!  I can see sunshine coming through that plate glass window in the background.  You all make up that rain in Seattle story so people heistate to move there.  Every time I visit, the weather is glorious.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

It was a good meet-up. I was glad to finally meet you in person. René and I had met before, Charles & Paul I knew through their blogs.   I'm looking forward to the next one, and we're all ready to go to work for you when you're ready!

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, it's always fun to see meetups in the way it is organized - thanks a lot for all the efforts in working hard to make it happen.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 6 years ago

Funny how Rain was the theme for our meet up too! Poured like a monsoon. Green eggs and ham?

Posted by Sherry Chastain, Realtor, Selling Homes, Lake Properties,Luxury Homes,Short Sales (Hendersonville, Nashville, Old Hickory, Lebanon Tennessee) almost 6 years ago

Interesting idea to have a breakfast meetup.  We may need to try that sometime.  Looks like a great group.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 6 years ago

Neat bunch. Stuck in traffic...ha. My commute to work is 32 feet. Every real estate market so different. Breakfast meetings are great, early morning my favorite time of the day and most productive.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, sounds like you had a great time at the meet-up. Good bunch of people!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I wish I could have joined! Looks like so much fun!

Posted by Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD! (Arizona Resource Realty) almost 6 years ago

you are just so cute!  And AR meetups are always fun.  One of these days I'm just gonna pop in in Seattle and surprise you guys.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing this Kerrie, great group of people that I hope to meet someday.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 6 years ago