Kerrie's Blog: Spring 2013 MeetUp Slideshow

Spring 2013 MeetUp Slideshow

Well color me happy what a joyful round of MeetUps we had!  Just over 300 members attending 45 MeetUps around the US and Canada!!  

I'd like to thank the hosts for making these get-togethers possible.  I understand how busy everyone is especially in spring and this market but you still made time for your ActiveRain fam bam.  Thank you to all the attendees who carved out a chunk of time, traveled and attended a MeetUp near or far.  We had some members actually stepping off planes to attend, pretty amazing!

The pictures are fantastic and I'm sure I missed some but please enjoy the slideshow for a peek at the happenings.  Smiles, hugs, food, networking and love beams through.  You've made me a very, very happy lady.

Next round of MeetUps will be this Summer.  Most likely July or August so get ready!! 


Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 73 commentsKerrie La Guardia • April 22 2013 03:30PM



              I cannot wait to see this unfortunately they will not allow plugins at work! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 6 years ago

This is enjoyable and it looks like everyone was having a lot of fun.

Maybe on the next one!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,  love it, had to click on original post.  It was great to meet people in person from our area in Colorado.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 6 years ago

This is so fabulus Kerrie!  You did such a great job putting this together!  Can't wait for the next one and I hope we have more people next time - YOU HEAR THAT CALI INLAND EMPIRE?!!!!

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) almost 6 years ago

Great video and lots of my favorite people too.

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

You know I love ya Kerrie and I love seeing all the happy smiling AR Meet Up folks...

but boooo, San Antonio didn't make the list again this time.. 

don't you love us...sniff....

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) almost 6 years ago

Brenda I love you to the moon!!!  I'm so sorry we didn't have enough space for all the awesome photos!  I need to look at new software that can hold all the photos.

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

Wish it was a bit closer. Maybe next time I will try and host one in Miami, FL.

Posted by Chuck Mixon, Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR (The Keyes Company) almost 6 years ago

Thank you, Kerrie, for doing this.  I am so glad we have these meet ups!

Posted by Menlo Park Real Estate and Homes for Sale, - 650.504.0219 - SF Peninsula (Wende Schoof) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie-I recognize quite a few AR members, how fun its nice seeing everyone having fun from coast to coast.

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 almost 6 years ago

Kerrie  Didn't anyone send you photos from Alexandria VA - we had a very large group.  I'll take my camera to the next one

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 6 years ago

What fun, Kerrie.  I recognized so many of those smiling faces.  Thanks for taking the time to put this all together for us to enjoy!!!!

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) almost 6 years ago

Great job Kerrie! I love the video.  Thanks.

Posted by Simone Bercu, Not state specific Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB (Metro Referral) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie as usual the meet-ups I attended were a blast and the friendships that have developed over the years from AR are priceless. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 6 years ago
Kerrie, I'm going to have to watch the show on a PC, it's not showing up on my IPad, wonder of anyone else is having this issue.
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 6 years ago

Thanks for the Meetups! The one in Seattle was great!

Posted by Jon Olsen, Jon Olsen (Sustainable Success Group Inc) almost 6 years ago

I recognize a few of those peeps!  Looks like a fun time!                                                                                                      

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 6 years ago
As a Newbie to ActiveRain, Meet Ups was an even newer concept. But now that I know, 'Summer Meet Ups, here I come.
Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, our meet-up didn't make the list, but I bet we had the most ActiveRain points if you added them all together! lol

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, the Meet-ups are such fun and so worthwhile.  I recommend that everyone attend in the summer.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 6 years ago


 Just got home so I sat down to watch, it was great! Those folks in DC know how to host!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 6 years ago

Yes and it was fun for us as well.  Thanks for the idea and count the Treasure in for the next one as we have over 1400 agents here so I am sure we can pick up some new ones. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) almost 6 years ago

LOVE!!! We sure have some great peeps!! 

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


I hope you caught the Yankee shirt in the midst of all those Orioles and Nationals fans.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, what fun to watch!  And they were also fun to attend and host. 

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

Kerrie - thanks for putting together this slide show.  I enjoyed our Boston Area meetup and thanks to Praful for hosting.  We had a great time and the food was amazing!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie... Thanks! Great collage... That's one good looking bunch!

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie:  What a great slide show.  It sure would be great if somehow all of these could be labeled so we could tell who we are looking at.  But.. great turnouts everywhere.  Thank you again.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 6 years ago


Great slide show.  I didn't catch White Plains, NY but will make sure we get a picture next time.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 6 years ago

What a lovely slideshow, Kerrie! Nice to see all the Active Rain members meeting up. 

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) almost 6 years ago
Kerrie, it was so much fun to take a break from everything and enjoy an afternoon of having fun and getting to know my fellow Rainers.
Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 6 years ago

That's a nice collection of photos to make up that slideshow, Kerrie!  It looks like everyone had an exceptionally special time!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 6 years ago

Wow Kerrie,


That is just splendid




Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, very nice job in putting together all those smiles, the CT meet-ups were just a blast

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

Thanks Kerrie, I thought that I had read all of the meetup blogs, but I see from the pictures here that I need to go back and find a few meetup blogs.

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

Kerrie- loved seeing the pics!  These Meet UPs just keep growing!  Can't wait for the next one. 

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

Missed this round.  If they're not scheduled in the Chicago area again, it's on on my home turf!!!

Posted by Scott Nowling, Prudential Starck (Prudential Starck) almost 6 years ago

Our next one should be on a National Level. .

like somewhere in a neutral state. .

like Maryland. .

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) almost 6 years ago

What fun to see everyone from around the country! Just could notmake the only one in my area and no time to host one myself. Perhaps this summer...and maybe on my trip to DC in mid May!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 6 years ago

Fun video to watch Kerrie. Great to see that these MeetUps are happening all over, maybe those that did not get a chance to attend will get to the Summer MeetUp.

Thanks for all your efforts!

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

Such fun to see all those smiling faces.  And one of the best parts, I'm starting to recognize so many rainers.  Looking forward to our summer party. Of course here in the desert, we might be in the shade or in a pool!  Great slide show!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) almost 6 years ago

It's double fun - first at ActiveRain MeetUp and now, watching this slideshow. Thanks, Kerrie.

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

I SO feel all the genuine joy!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 6 years ago

Forgot my usual Love and light to new friends...

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 6 years ago

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful community to help and support us!  Thanks for all you do Kerrie!  You ROCK!  Kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I attended the meet up for the first time and enjoyed. By the way, I cannot find or see the slideshow. Could you please direct me to the location or provide me the link. Thanks.

Posted by Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055, Homes for Sale in Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen TX (Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie - Hi Kerrie.  It was a lot of fun attending in Canada's favourite donut and coffee hangout.  I know that the next meetup won't be delayed by a week due to an all day major freezing rain storm.

Posted by FN LN almost 6 years ago

Great presentation.  I'm amazed at the number of AR folks I "know".

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

Kerrie - This is so well done.  I love watching these pictures and I also can't believe how many I recognize.

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

So many familiar faces from around the country... what a great thing this Active Rain Community has given us all. :o)

Posted by Vanessa Saunders, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York (Global Property Systems Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

I'm like Lenn...I recognized lots of people...but I'm amazed at how small these events are. Compared to the number of people on AR!

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale ( |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

Although the Active Rain Meetup in Russelleville Arkansas was not as big as those shown here.

James, Clint and Vince in Russelleville Arkansas.

We did have a good exchange of ideas and was a very informative meeting.

Have a great day in the Rain.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) almost 6 years ago

I really enjoy seeing all the folks that help make up this very cool community!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

I'm not seeing the slideshow. Is it my computer?

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) almost 6 years ago

Nice Slideshow. Missed this one but I will keep an eye out for summer meetups.

Posted by Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, Great recap of the Spring Meetups. So many wonderful members are being brought together daily by ActiveRain.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 6 years ago
Looks like a great time had by all !!! I've got to get to one in the next round !
Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - What a fun slide show - I see a lot of familiar faces!  

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

Kerrie   I missed the slideshow too.  I travelled 85 miles to attend but that is nothing compared to others.  Can't wait for another!  Thanks for all you do!!!

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) almost 6 years ago
Thanks for celebrating all of our get togthers, we had so much fun, can't wait 'til the next one!
Posted by Melanie Narducci, Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert (Hillscape Properties, Inc.) almost 6 years ago

Great Animoto video Kerrie! A special "hat tip" to Pamela St. Peter for organizing the Raleigh AR Meetup! It was terrific!

Posted by Bobby Carroll, Real Estate Marketing (Dakno Marketing) almost 6 years ago

I had a lot of fun trying to see who looked just like their profile pictures.  I am sure that I am familiar with more than I recognize.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, very nicely done.  Thank you for putting this together, and sharing all of the happy faces.  I look forward to more future MeetUps :)

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

Thanks Kerrie, it is great seeing real people behind all those photos we see every day.

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I love this so many happy AR members just because they took the time to meet.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) almost 6 years ago

When people get to gether and make each othe laugh it's a good old time!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 6 years ago

I am very happy that I attended the meetup here in Florida. Met some great like-minded people.

Posted by Janice Zaltman Realtor, LEED AP (United Realty Group) almost 6 years ago

Reminds me of my highschool yearbook. Good work! Works if you aren't using internet explorer. =)

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, Great to see so many Rainers getting together!  I've been pretty busy putting to use what I learned during the ATL meet up!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, love ActiveRain, the staff, members and family members.  So sorry I missed this round of Meet-Ups but I just had to attend TJ's graduation from Marine Boot Camp. 

When traveling I look for ActiveRain members along the way and set up a mini-Meet-UP.  FUN, FUN!!

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Well I'm stopping in late but I don't see a slide show!! Is it my computer..I see others are not seeing it!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 6 years ago

I'm disappointed that none of the Austin pictures made it in the slideshow...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 6 years ago

Active Rain meetups are so much fun!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 6 years ago