Kerrie's Blog: Springtime MeetUps - Can You Host?

Springtime MeetUps - Can You Host?

There may be snow outside your window as you read this, but I wanted to give plenty of time for hosts to get their MeetUp scheduled.

Meeting your virtual friends and colleagues in person usually begins with a smile and embrace.  I've seen it happen a hundred times before and this round should be no different.  Whether business, hobbies or fun is discussed it doesn't matter, the point is to get out from behind the computer and spend some informal, quality time with other Rainers.

MeetUps take place in a restaurant, lounge or other venue of the host's choosing; a relaxed environment where other AR members, friends and colleagues can gather comfortably.  Anyone in the real estate field is invited to attend.  Everyone is on their own for drinks and food so the hosting responsibility is pretty easy. 

Spring Meetups will take place anytime between March 24th and March 29th.

MeetUp Hosting Responsibilities

If you're available to host, please choose a venue, time, date and send the information to me.  Email kerrie@activerain.com the venue name, date/time and full address (include zip please).  I will begin to make a list and announce the locations within a few weeks.

All hosts will receive 2,500 points and attendees get 1,000.  I'm also going to be doing a raffle shortly after the MeetUps commence including AR swag and free RainMaker subscriptions.  Pretty awesome!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
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Comment balloon 82 commentsKerrie La Guardia • February 12 2014 10:06AM

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Here comes my email, you know I will host once again.

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) over 4 years ago

Feels like I JUST attended the December one!  Always fun to get together though with other Rainers!

 

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) over 4 years ago

Kerrie, you know I am up for it---info coming at you soon!

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 4 years ago
Kerrie- so soon? Actually, it will be pretty nice by then!! I will let you know
Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Kerrie, I will host the Cocoa Beach meetup again...will send info shortly.

 

Posted by Diana Zaccaro, Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection! (Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp) over 4 years ago

I will probably not be able to host but I sure hope someone in Nassau County can. The meet up was great.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) over 4 years ago

Kerrie, I'd be happy to host again. Hmm...now to choose the place.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 4 years ago

This year it's earlier than previous years, but yes, I'm up for hosting again.  I need to figure out when and where.

Liz - You can definitely come to ours, if you like!  We'd love to have you.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 4 years ago

Kerrie, I'll be glad to do one for DC Metro.  These are such fun and a great excuse to get the house clean and the dog groomed.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie... I'll give Charlie a call... looking forward to it!

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 4 years ago

Love ActiveRain meet ups, Kerrie, and these dates fit my schedule, too.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Will you promise us no more snow and some warmer weather as well?

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 4 years ago

Here we go again for Phoenix and Scottsdale!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 4 years ago

Will host the Maryland meet up. Looking forward to the fun!!

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) over 4 years ago

I need to try and get this done.  Personal issues is my hold up

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 4 years ago

As Jan said - here we go for Phoenix and Scottsdale. Bring on the meetup!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 4 years ago

Kerrie- already emailed you!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

Kerrie already emailed you as well - metro Ft Lauderdale

maybe even Miami again

Posted by Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist (Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach) over 4 years ago

Kerrie  I have to coordinate with Debbie L as she wants to host one too.  If she takes the 28th I'll take the 29th...  Done deal...Debbie and I will work it out.  We are only 5 hours apart!

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) over 4 years ago

Done I did the winter one and KNOW for a fact we had a small turn out due to weather so count me in and I will be reaching out to those who DIDNT show to make sure they make it this time around!

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 4 years ago

How do you define spring!  LOL  We may not have spring in the greater Boston area until August!  LOL

 

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 4 years ago

Bet there will be some great locations as always. 

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 4 years ago

I am interested in hosting, but there's a chance I will be out of town that week. Can't commit yet, so if someone else in Austin steps up, I understand.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 4 years ago
Maybe i'll host one day!
Posted by Laura over 4 years ago

YES! I would love to host this again.  I sent an email, but not sure it went out.  I didn't see a "send" button...

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Cis above. I wasn't signed in LOL.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 4 years ago

You know I am always in - I love these meet ups for many reasons. I get to meet so many high-minded ActivePeeps!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 4 years ago

I will attend Martha Brown's MeetUp and will also do one in Baltimore if there is any interest. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Kerrie, is it that time again ... holy gads ... let me see what I can do.  I will let you know. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

i am going to see if I can set something up in the next few days. Sounds like fun.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) over 4 years ago

Working on a date right now Kerrie, I just love these MeetUps!

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 www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie....I'm hoping Conrad Allen will organize one in Strurbridge MA to draw from central CT....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 4 years ago

Kerrie - great idea, and I'll see if I can beat some other Jacksonville AR members to the punch this year!

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 4 years ago

This sounds like a great way to spend some face to face time with some good people. Thanks for the announcement.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) over 4 years ago

OMG.. time is flying by. Are you telling me that the snow is going to stop now?? Spring needs to show up!!

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) over 4 years ago

Lorrie does Dallas. I'll get you the details soon and post about it.

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Glad to see the word Spring. We got 12 inches of snow and it is still snowing. I will try and do a meetup here...if not attend one!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 4 years ago

Fun times in the big city!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) over 4 years ago

Sound good. To all those talking about deep snow. You're so lucky! We have to drive for hours to get to snow. We have to put up with our same ol' boring blue skies, sun shine, and eighty degree weather. :)

Posted by Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona (Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale) over 4 years ago

Kerrie,

 

I'm long overdue. Would be glad to host for Austin

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) over 4 years ago

Very pleasant experience....thank you for promoting this

 

 

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 4 years ago

Hopefully, I'll be able to attend an event this year, so, I'm looking forward to it. 

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) over 4 years ago

Sounds like fun - is it really that simple?

Posted by Ingrid LeMasters, *** I'm not in sales; I'm in CUSTOMER SERVICE (Duffield Realty) over 4 years ago

I would love to host, however I don't think there are very many members from my area. Can you tell?

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) over 4 years ago

I am hoping that AR catches on a little more in Nebraska...and I would be willing to host but there is not really anyone within 100 miles that is active except me.

I would however, be happy to drive into Lincoln or Omaha for a meeting!

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) over 4 years ago

Would love to see something in the Middle TN area...

Posted by Robert Hicks (United Country River City Realty) over 4 years ago

I know that here in Spokane, it would be very small. We might consider driving to Seattle for it.

Posted by Angela & Stephen Hardiman / HouseTie.com, When first impressions count... (HouseTie.com) over 4 years ago

This is Awesome! I am hoping we have a AR Spring Meetup here in my area, the beautiful Charlotte NC. Yes, it snowing right now, but I'm blessed to have warmth and power! 

Posted by Jaclyn Erwin, ABR,SFR, REALTOR®/BROKER-OWNER Charlotte NC. (Jackson Erwin Realty, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Kerrie -- I think it's still going to be snowing in CT then! We have had 6-8 inch snowstorms here in early April. We certainly seem to be in a constant snow pattern right now. At least an early 'spring' meetup would  bring us the warmth of our AR friendships!

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Wonder if I could host a "clean up party" in my yard to pick up the limbs currently falling out of the trees in this ice storm?  I would provide pizza and beer

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Happy to hear that it is Meetup time again.

Looking forward to hosting a great meetup in Wisconsin!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 4 years ago

Sounds like fun.  I know that Portland hasn't had one in a while.  Might be fun to get something organized.  I'm thinking about it, but need to confirm some time frames.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 4 years ago

I attended the Winter Meet-Up and really enjoyed it.  I will research some possible venuesn and maybe be a host this time!

Posted by Tg Glazer - The Right Realtor® for the Right Results!, Westfield/Cranford, NJ area (Coldwell Banker, Westfield, NJ) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie. I will try to make it to either the Seattle one which I think they have too early for us Eastsiders or to the Tarpon Springs Florida one.

Posted by Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner, Licensed in Washington and Florida (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie I would like to host a meet-up for the Passaic, Morris and Bergen Counties in NJ. I have experience organizing networking events for the Passaic County Board of Realtors. I will email the time, date and venue information to you.

Posted by Dolores "Dee" Mauriello, Realtor, Homes For Sale Wayne NJ (Weichert Realtors) over 4 years ago

I wil be hosting another one- hopefully there will be more than 2 of us this time around!

Posted by Shanna Hall, I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311 (Real Estate Solutions) over 4 years ago

I am looking forward to breaking the ice with meetup. I haven't yet.  Have you had any experience with meetup in other venues - for example church book study meetings?  What are your thoughts on their pricing.  Do you feel you get what you pay for?

Posted by Carol Lynn Johnson, Residential Specialist (Re/Max Elite Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie, My how the time flys. Let me get back with you on a place and time. San Antonio will certainly want to host one again.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

I would love to host. But I am looking forward to attending other local meet ups in Southern California.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) over 4 years ago

We might be able to pull something off in SF.  I'll check with the usual folks and follow up soon.

Posted by Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker (Intero Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Kerrie, I'm writing a post right now about a Nashville Meet up on March 27th!

I'll email you the link.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 4 years ago

Kerrie:

Here's a copy of the Meetup Proposal for the Richmond Virginia Area I just emailed you:

Come enjoy a Lunch ActiveRain Meetup at Tres Machos authentic Mexican restaurant at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Everyone is going Dutch!  Restaurant Address:  11521 Midlothian Turnpike, N. Chesterfield, VA  23225.  Phone:  (804) 464-1571
RSVP by Tuesday, March 25th.
Organizer:  Andrew Payne

 

Cell/Text:  (804) 938-5257

 

Posted by Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~, Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green (Coach House Realty) over 4 years ago

Those are all nice incentives. These meet-ups can also be good opportunities for the Rainers to share ideas, espcially when they are working different markets within the same market. There's usually more than enough business to go around! When are you guys going to host an AR gathering in Seattle? I bet plent would flock to you guys!

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 4 years ago

I'll host Fredericksburg VA. 

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) over 4 years ago
Kerrie, my pleasure to host a meet-up in Lee County Florida! We'll go for a larger group this time!
Posted by Wayne Martin over 4 years ago
I could arrange a meetup in Newport Beach, California for march.
Posted by Cecilia Guthrie over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

I planning to host a Spring Meet Up on Thursday, March 27th at 4PM.  Now trying to determine a good location.  I will get back to you with specifics.  Thanks!

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) over 4 years ago

I'll do mine again, even though I expect a low turn-out. If I keep with it, maybe it will grow. Tuesday, March 25, 5:30 p.m., Turner's Yard, Pembroke MA. Same venue and arrangements as last time. Thanks!

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie, we will be hosting two meetups one in central Wisconsin and one in western Wisconsin for both Wisconsinites and Minnesotans.

here is the info on the first one.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4335133/it-s-meetup-season-in-wisconsin-and-time-for-a-spring-meetup

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 4 years ago

Here is the details on the Western Wisconsin/Minnesota meetup

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4335191/it-s-spring-meetup-season-in-minnesota-western-wisconsin

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 4 years ago

Kerrie - Juli, Vosmik, Anna Banana and I are planning on our Meetup being 3/27. Blog to follow soon as we get more details together.  Looking at a park, Boce Ball, Croquet and raffling off something for Cancer.  

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 4 years ago

Here are the details for the Westchester meet up.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4337255/westchester-active-rain-spring-meet-up-weds-brunch-3-26

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 4 years ago

I will host Central ohio and Columbus!

Posted by Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty) over 4 years ago

I would love to host a Spring Meetup, I tried to host the Meetup late last year in the area and we had a blizzard, one faithful showed up, I would sure like to make up for that one, however, I am in the process of opening a new brokerage so I may have to host next time around, but I will definitely attend Dave Shamansky's

Posted by John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties (The K Company Realty) over 4 years ago

If any one hosts an Austin Meetup, I should be able to attend.

Posted by Jordan Gouger, Helping you to achieve your housing goals! (Keller Williams Realty Inc.) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie~ Do you have the list ready? I know David Shamansky is planning something for Metro Denver, but I was wondering if there would be anything, any where else in the state. I'd love to take a road trip!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 4 years ago

ActiveRain 2014 Spring Meetup in Memphis

Posted by David Saks over 4 years ago

I will host in Oakland CA 3/28/14.  Food and drink will be free. I can hardly wait to meet fellow rainers.

Posted by Ernest Villafranca, 3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443 (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ) over 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie, I'll be happy to host a meet up on Hump Day March 26 from 5-7 at the

 

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Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 4 years ago

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Posted by Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty) over 4 years ago

Some agents, brokers are so not central to the group it makes it tough. Unless we could get across the border into Canada AR badge wearers to huddle, have a pow wow, it means traveling many hours to make the sit down and meet, greet happen. Corporate jet, now under a 100 books of green stamps and combined with the AR points saved up to redeem. YESSSsss! That's gotta help.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 4 years ago

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4357898/spring-meet-up-at-mccarthy-s-on-the-riverwalk-in-elkhart-indiana

Here is my Spring Meet Up blog post!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

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