Kerrie's Blog: MeetUps are Coming, MeetUps are Coming

MeetUps are Coming, MeetUps are Coming

Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps.

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sports, relationships or whatever floats your boat.  Everyone is on their own for drinks/food; the host is only responsible for choosing a place, date and time.  

The host will pick a restaurant or bar of their choosing and date/time within the specific MeetUp week. All real estate professionals are encouraged to attend.

December is too close and I want to give ample time to promote and gather hosts.  So if you're so inclined Rainers, please do me a favor and fill out the form below.  I'll gather the info and put out a post in December asking for hosts and announcing the winning week. 

You are all BEAUTIFUL!!


Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 74 commentsKerrie La Guardia • November 21 2014 09:25AM


I may have to host one in my area and see how many agents come out to Gainesville.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie. I just signed up. In the future, I think it's way better to do them earlier (like end Nov/beg Dec.  Jan/Feb are very snowy and we have tons of canceled events and meetings.  - Debbie

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) almost 4 years ago

Thanks for signing up Debbie.  Things have been a little hectic around here lately as I'm sure you can understand.  Thanks for being open to Jan/Feb!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 4 years ago

I like that the options are after the holidays! 

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - almost 4 years ago

Kerrie ... I know majority rules here .... with that much advance notice any of those weeks work for me!

What do you mean things have been hectic around there? (LOL)!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 4 years ago
Looking forward to this, thank you!
Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) almost 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

I am thinking the last week in February.  Gives me time to get through the end of year and the beginning of year transition.  

Best of GREAT success to you always!

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

Kerrie,  was looking forward to hearing from you re: Meet Ups. Kind of glad they are not in December  (talk about hectic!). Thinking of co-hosting one, may call you re: logistics. Thanks, Olga

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Kerrie with the weather in the NE it is hard to plan a meet up in the winter + I am hoping to be a snow bird and fly to sunny Florida

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 4 years ago

Looking forward to the next round.  I'm hoping to make more than 1 this time around, the first one I attended was a great time.

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) almost 4 years ago

First few weeks in Feb. seems to make a lot of sense to me.  The holidays are over, and there is still plenty of space between the summer (August/Sept) meet-ups.

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

Kerrie - Yes, I totally get that.  Just sayin' for next year.

I'm going to plan ours to be in our building so I don't have to drive.  I hate snow.  Just crossing my fingers it doesn't snow the day that we choose (or Dagny's day).

Dec is challenging too due to holidays, so I'm thinking Nov is ideal for next year.

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

Kerrie- count me in to host one here.  I'm open as to the date... no snow here. 

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

Kerrie - I am so happy to see that meetups will be AFTER Jan 1. The only one I ever missed was bc it was right before Christmas and had too much going on like everyone else!   This will work out great for me!

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

Hope there is good support for a Denver meetup!

Posted by Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local. (Blue Olive Properties, LLC) almost 4 years ago

Kerrie ...I'm all in ...Thanks!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 4 years ago

With this much notice, any time works for us in the Dallas area, as long as we don't get another ice event.


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

Kerrie - I am looking forward to it although I wish it were earlier.  I hope there is no snow.  I will be going to at least 2.  These are great

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 4 years ago

I am going to have to do a check and see if anyone will come! We have a small number of agent on AR.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 4 years ago

What, No Meet-ups before Christmas, what will Santa Claus do?

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

We are getting stronger Kerrie La Guardia - this time I want at least 10-15 members attend the meet up in my area. I am blessed we have Barbara Todaro , Conrad Allen Larry Lawfer (wish I could tag more names here).

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

Do you have another meet up scheduled Praful?  Thank you for taking the time to schedule them.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 4 years ago

Kerrie~ Would love to offer to host again, and may still do it, but this time of year (winter) is unpredictable for me with my health. I don't want to say yes, and then I can't do it!

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


I like having the options AFTER the holidays . February seems best - sent in my vote. Look forward to hearing when they will be held


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 4 years ago

I am new to ActiveRain but would love to attend a meet-up. I look forward to hearing where and when.

Posted by Ann Marie Clements, Montgomery County & Frederick County (Remax Realty Group) almost 4 years ago

Just signed up to host another one at the end of January.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, almost 4 years ago

HI - just signed up to host one here in the OC and asked a fellow rainer to do one with me, and I am sure she will. I will be open to the dates also!! Maybe early February?? Whatever works best!! Thanks Kerrie!


Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 4 years ago

I am in!  I hope to pack the house this time!

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) almost 4 years ago


I love the meet ups.  They are so much fun, but January is looking to be a busy time for me.  Regardless, unless I am signing a contract I will try to be at the meet-up where ever it will be.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Oh Boy, another meet up! I just love these and look forward to attending again!

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

My favorite part of being an active rainer. Looking forward to the next one for sure!

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

Ah oh, the middle of winter? Snow snow snow for those of us that are north could prevent any participation. Oh well, let's hope for a warm winter so I can join in. Personally I prefer November too. 

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

I look forward to the next Austin meetup. Good times!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Kerrie. A fun time of the year for sure. Already have one on my schedule for Dec. 15th in RI. There will be at least one other for me.

Make it a great weekend!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 4 years ago

Praful Thakkar you missed Christine Smith, Bill Gassett , James Lowenstern , @nina Rogoff, I see the issue you can only tas go many.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) almost 4 years ago

I am open to all dates and let this be an open invitation globally to join us in Miami, Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beach for our AR meetups...tropical breezes, swaying palm trees...can you smell the salt air blowing off the Atlantic Ocean yet?

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

I think the east coasters should be invited to a California or Hawaii meetup in January!  


Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, almost 4 years ago

I am sure many memebers are looking forward to the meet ups. Miami sounds like a great place for winter meet up.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 4 years ago

"Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in" .....Michael Corleone Godfather 3

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

Filled out the form and have already got plans on making this happen.  We might even do 2 MeetUps!


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

OK Kerrie, I voted for February. I guess we can actually do it when we want, can't we?

I notice Jeff Dowler also wants February. So Jeff, if you "host" I'll be there in February.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Yay! I wanna go!!!

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

what a fun time and a lovely group of folks at your meeting!  happy saturday!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 4 years ago

Count me in for the Phoenix area!

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

I heard through the grapevine (ok, email) that I'm in....but I'm definitely IN!

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 4 years ago

Looks like good times for everyone and so positive !

Posted by John Hurbon, Assisted Living Event Consultant almost 4 years ago

Oh, yeah!  Snow!  The squirrels have really, really fat tails this year, which is an omen for buckets of snow. 

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

Happy to host the Cocoa Beach meetup again! It doesn't snow in Cocoa Beach and everyone is welcome to come enjoy our sun, sand and surf and enjoy our meetup!


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

 I'm new to AR this year, what does one have to do to host a meet up?

Posted by Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender (Amerifirst Financial, Inc Equal Housing Oppurtinity Lender AZ BK0013635 NMLS 145368 LO:1015837) almost 4 years ago

Thanks Kerrie, looking forward to see you at our winter meetup, hope you can come!


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

Hi Kerrie.  I was just thinking about the Meet Up.  With the holidays coming so fast, I'm thinking that mid to late January/February might give us something to look forward to with 'Rainers' and hoping that snow isn't an obstacle. 

Posted by Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate - Norwalk, CT) almost 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie, Sent the form back earlier.  Looking forward to hosting another Baltimore MeetUp.

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

If I was here in December I would have hosted. I miss Tom Branch and his Rain Meetups. Maybe next time (headed out to Malaysia for a family vacation in 7 years!)

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) almost 4 years ago

Kerrie - Thanks for this.  Definitely hoping to attend the next one in the Phoenix, AZ area.

Posted by Greg Mona, YOUR Local Real Estate and Design Resource in AZ! (Platinum Living Realty) almost 4 years ago

Depending on the date(s) picked for the area closest to me I will sure try and make it. It would be so nice to put a name to a real face (not just an AR photo) ... We live at the border of Illinois and Wisconsin (Pleasant Prairie) so I have a feeling there may be a meet up in ILL but there must also be some Wisconsinites who are having a Meet up (Bob Crane) ...

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) almost 4 years ago

Yes Diana Dahlberg , there will be a Wisconsin Meetup!


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

Love to do it whatever week works best for everyone else.   Faebruary has a lot of school vacations, so that may not be smart.  It also snows more in February....

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

I did send in the form to host one, for the first week, but am open to doing it anytime in January.    February is snowy around here, so January is better.

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Kerrie, I spoke to Laurie Semler this morning about the possibilty of moving our meet-up out of Addison to generate more interest. Patricia Feager is also in favor of increasing our numbers by changing the area and venue. We will definitely have a meet-up in the Dallas area. Let me know, if anyone else indicates interest from Dallas besides the three of us. Count Dallas in.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 4 years ago

Dear Kerrie,

These are really fun. Looking forward to seeing my fellow Rainers again.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) almost 4 years ago

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Posted by David Saks almost 4 years ago

Sounds like fun. Hope to be able to find one in my neck of the woods.

Posted by Cat Zwicker, CRS, Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results! (Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC) almost 4 years ago

Hi Kerrie, I definitely will be happy to host another Meet Up after having had so much fun at our Spring Meet-up this past year. 

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) almost 4 years ago

I look forward to these get togethers. My friend Diana Zaccaro - Your Coastal Connection always hosts ours and does a great job!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 4 years ago

We so need for George and Dagny to coordinate to that Debbie gets max attention. For that reason alone I defer 

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

We will be hosting once again! It is always great to get together with each other!

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) almost 4 years ago

Kerrie, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Kerrie, thanks for giving us choices in dates!  Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 4 years ago

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am just seeing this tonight, filled out the form in case you were still soliciting info.  Thanks for doing this!

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) almost 4 years ago

I'm ready to give it another shot. I love these meet-ups and it is a great time for like minded successful people to get together. 

Posted by Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809 (, covering the USA) almost 4 years ago

Kerrie  I can't see any reason not to have one.  My thinking is meet-ups should be 4 times a year...every season.  I don't mind posting one and let those interested in attended voting on a weekend.  I suggest January for Southern Colorado.  Do we need to wait for you to pick the days or can we schedule one on our own?

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

I agree with John, 4 times a year, one for each season.

I  wonder if we are already down to 3 or possibly two with the fall meetup being pushed into late winter.  I hope that this does not eliminate the spring meetups.

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

Bob  Summer is the only time that is difficult for me.  Enjoy your day!

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

Hi Kerrie,  We are looking forward to another meetup.  We need to get our act together.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 4 years ago