Kerrie's Blog: 2013 Summer MeetUps are Coming!

2013 Summer MeetUps are Coming!

Many have asked when the Summer MeetUps will take place this year and it's time to get the party started!!

What's a MeetUp you ask?  Well, a MeetUp is an informal get together for those interested in connecting and informally hanging out with other ActiveRain members and real estate professionals in their area.  We have members orchestrate MeetUps in their areas so ‘Rainers can get together and feel that live interaction that is so very special.  Great things happen at ActiveRain MeetUps!

Interested in hosting? Find ouf it you have what it takes to host a MeetUp? (Click this to find out more about hosting, what it entails and what is asked of you).  

Summer 2013 MeetUps will take place the week of August 18th.  Any time between Sunday the 18th and Saturday the 24th.  All hosts will receive 2,000 points for taking the time to coordinate a spot and time.  All members who attend a MeetUp AND blog about it will receive 1,000 points too.  You'll get to hang out with other 'Rainers and earn points, wow!  

All hosts - Please email kerrie@activerain:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Venue name
  • Full address of venue

I hope to post a MeetUp location announcement by July 26th.  If you don't see your city on the list then, step up and host!

Great things happen at ActiveRain MeetUps, be sure to create or attend one to not miss out! 

Check out some posts from past MeetUps to get a better idea if you're still on the fence:









Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 69 commentsKerrie La Guardia • July 15 2013 01:55PM



 I just sent you an e-mail on this! It is about time for another meet-up.


PS Bob was jealous I hosted the December one because I got an A/R T-shirt and he did not! LOL!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 5 years ago

Well it's that time again. It is always good to see our AR friends face to face. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 5 years ago

How times flies...hard to believe it will be August in just a couple of weeks!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 5 years ago

i may have to try and do this.  It may be a good way to get some of the people back that have gone dormat.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 5 years ago

William - DO IT!!  :)

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) about 5 years ago

I just sent you an email about doing one on Wednesday the 21st in Tarpon Springs.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 5 years ago

I'm doing it again..

I never miss this. .

I'm sending you an email now. .for Thursday 22nd Happy Hour Meetup!

Thank you Kerrie!

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) about 5 years ago

Meet ups are a great way locally to put the face and voice with the people in our areas we interact with in the Rain all the time Kerrie. Thanks for updating us on this....

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 5 years ago

Kerrie,  You can count me in.  I'll host and send you the details by the 26th of January. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 5 years ago

Leave it to me to come up with a "twist"..........can two members host a Meet-Up, blog about it and each receive 1,000 points?

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 5 years ago

Very sad about the dates Kerrie.. This is right at the end of summer and we usually head out for vacation time. No meet up for me this time around... unless of course anyone wants to join me in Europe?? Any takers? I will even pick the spot. I'll be in Prague right about then. Let me know!! 

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 5 years ago

Roger - Hosts receive 2,000 and attendees receive 1,000 if they blog about it.  We can talk more about co-hosting points.

Janis - Have a blast in Europe!  Enjoy it from sunrise to sunset!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) about 5 years ago

Will work on the details Kerrie, Sacramento will be participating!

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) about 5 years ago

Kerrie, I went to my first AR meet-up this spring and met with six very interesting ActiveRain members from Austin and look forward to meeting many more unique individuals for this Summer Meet-up 2012.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold on Bob" (CB Stagecoach ~ Broker Associate) about 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie... Yay! Looking forward to the next AR meet-up! Always a great time!


Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) about 5 years ago

Oregon hasn't had one for a few years. The last one was in Portland 4 hrs away. If I know about ity in time I will be there.

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker ABR, GRI (Windermere/lane county) about 5 years ago

Just spoke to The Other Margaret in Maryland...Margaret Woda who will be hosting a luncheon on Monday August 19th.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 5 years ago

I am so going to do it! I will be looking for a location this week!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) about 5 years ago

Okay, Kerrie, I will work on a Summer Meet-Up for Silicon Valley / Cupertino area.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) about 5 years ago

I'll host the North Dallas meetup again and will get back to you with the location and date.

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) about 5 years ago

The 5th one hosted by Rene and myself is a no brainer :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 5 years ago

Kerrie, I will plan on having one, so I gues I just need to come up with a date.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 5 years ago

Ugh!  I will be out of state bringing my daughter to college that week!  But then again, if there's one in the Richmond VA or Wash DC area then maybe I could still find one to attend!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - about 5 years ago

Kerrie- I emailed you and I'll be happy to host one!  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 5 years ago


I would love to hostone as I have in the past. That may be a tough week as I might be traveling from the East Coast to the West via car. We'll see about timing.

As always it will be fun to see what people do and where, and who all attends.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 5 years ago

Kerrie - I'll host one again in Westchester.  I just need to coordinate dates and make sure no interference w/ Dagny & George. (Let me know if it's okay to do an earlier date so I can invite my good friend Janis.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 5 years ago

These meetups are agreat idea.. I'll be looking for one in my area.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 5 years ago

I love the Active Rain Meet Ups!  Looking forward to attending again.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) about 5 years ago

I'm seeing a central Georgia one this time.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 5 years ago

Hey Kerrie,

If the dates can be stretched, I would be happy to plan another Big D/Windy City Meetup in Chicago earlier in the month of August.

Let me know :)

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Kerrie, I've already got the perfect place in mind. I'll email details tomorrow.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) about 5 years ago

I want to host this time in St Lucie County for the Treasure Coast.  Count me in. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) about 5 years ago

      I have considered hosting one of these, but Tallahassee is kind of an AR No Man's Land.  Maybe I can look toward Panama City Beach or Destin.

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Sounds like a good time and I missed the last one. If you don't get a host for Denver let me know I'll host it somewhere fun to get to finally meet a bunch of AR members.


Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) about 5 years ago

Thanks Kerrie, looking forward to hosting a meetup for Central Wisconsin, will get the details to you soon.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) about 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, I couldn't believe it was that time of the year already again, but I will be getting back with you soon about who will be hosting in San Antonio, TX this time around.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, about 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

We enjoy our Meet Ups here in Georgia!  Always fun time.  Thinking about hosting one...

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) about 5 years ago

Are you going to post all meet ups as in one blog? How can i find a California, Los Angeles or Valley meet up. I'd love to attend!

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) about 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie! Will certainly be looking for one here in my area. Thank you!

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) about 5 years ago

Everyone, you should go.  I went to one in the SF Bay Area last year and it was quite good to meet people I see every day in the rain.

Posted by Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) about 5 years ago

We should have a meet up in the Midwest area.  I think there are quite a few of us from Indiana/Michigan/Ohio.  Sounds like a fun time!  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 5 years ago

We look forward to this time of year. We have another school year starting and time for change is in the air.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) about 5 years ago

I will definitely be doing one here in Wilton, CT again!   

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Meetups sound like so muxh fun. I wish we would have some close to our area. This seems to be a great way to learn from our fellow agents.


Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) about 5 years ago

HURRAY! I've never been to an official AR meetup and I'm hoping I can attend more than one this summer. Colorado is so spread out and I don't mind traveling! I'll have to keep my eyes open, so I don't miss out!  We are going on a short vacation to visit family in August, but we should be back in time to "play" with our AR friends! :-)

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie -  already posted in AR meetup groups and AR Florida - save the date

Tues Aug 20th 4-7Pm

Houstons on the water front

Pompano Beach, FL  - that includes metro Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach and any visitors! 


Will also be attending Kathy Strieb (Palm Beach) and Kevin Tolbert (Port St Lucie) should date and times co-ordinate with my schedule.

Posted by Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist (Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach) about 5 years ago

I can do one in July, but not August. It is summer here and I just can't do the Aug times.  I would have it in our Westwood office.Not our office This is not a picture from our office, just a quick test to see if you can spot the 3 reasons why you would never post this picture to the MLS.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) about 5 years ago

I'll do one 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, at Turner's Yard, Pembroke, for Plymouth County. It's just down the road a mile from our Plymouth and South Shore Realtor association's offices.

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) about 5 years ago

Thx Lorrie plz keep me posted interested in meeting in Dallas Tx!

Posted by Lynda Knox about 5 years ago

I've never been to one so perhaps this will be the year for me to attend.

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) about 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, we will comment just to see if enough Rainers from Ocala show an interest to have a meet up!!!!

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) about 5 years ago

Thank you so much for the volunteers ready to host!!  I'm compiling a big list that will be shared with you all in the next week or so.  

We try to keep the official AR MeetUps to one week per quarter but encourage MeetUps to happen any time you choose but only award points for those happening during the official AR MeetUp week.  

MeetUps are the best and I'm so excited to see everyone's summer smiles!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) about 5 years ago

Thank You for the information.

Posted by David Opoka about 5 years ago

Well hopefully I can make this one.  I have been before and they are a lot of fun.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 5 years ago

I have so much fun at these event. The members are terrific 

Posted by Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809 (, covering the USA) about 5 years ago

I'll host the Cocoa Beach meetup again...time, date and place TBD. We have company coming from up north the 10th through the 20th so the timing is good...just need to work out the details.


Posted by Diana Zaccaro, Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection! (Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp) about 5 years ago


Then venue and date have been set, looking forward to a great party, hope you can make it.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) about 5 years ago

OK, I am IN!!! sent an email for a Vegas Meetup and I already blogged about it!!!! Let's get the party started!!!

Posted by Paddy Deighan JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D ( about 5 years ago

here is the blog for the Summer Las Vegas meet up ..August 19 at 2 PM


Posted by Paddy Deighan JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D ( about 5 years ago

Hey Kerrie - I tried the link to see if I have what it takes to host a meetup, but it only brings me back to this page.......Help??

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) about 5 years ago

Wayne & Jean - Looks like it's working on my end, go here:

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) about 5 years ago

Summer is a tough time to host a meet-up here in the desert... we are in our hottest month!  Perhaps we can do it when its cooler!  Only 110* today!  K

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) about 5 years ago

Activerain Summertime Meetup in MARYLAND (Read more)

Place:  The Greene Turtle  (located in the Waugh Chapel Towne Center)
Address:  2383 Brandermill Boulevard, Gambrills, MD 21054
Date:  Monday, August 19, 2013
Time: 12:30 p.m. for lunch

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) about 5 years ago


1850 Union Ave

Memphis, Tennessee  

Sunday August 18, 2013

11:30AM till 1:00 PM

Elvis Weekend ActiveRain Summertime Meetup 2013

Posted by David Saks about 5 years ago

Here are the details for Westchester, NY

When: Tues, August 20th, 2013 6pm

Where: Uno's - 14 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10606 (free parking at the Seasons 4 Martine Ave)

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 5 years ago

Kerrie, below are the details for my MeetUp, and I will e-mail them to you as well.

Thursday 22, 2013 from 4-6 p.m.

Gouveia's Winery & Vineyard

1139 Whirlwind Hill Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

2013 Summe MeetUp At Gouveia's Winery & Vineyard In Wallingford, CT

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 5 years ago

Kerri, I'll host one and let you know details this week.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) about 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie - thanks for posting ours!

Posted by Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee! (Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services) about 5 years ago

We had a great time at our Coeur d'Alene, ID Meetup! Here is my blog about our MeetUp: Coeur d'Alene MeetUp was full of good tunes, friends and Martini's

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) about 5 years ago