Kerrie's Blog: MeetUps, January 19th-24th - Can You Host?

MeetUps, January 19th-24th - Can You Host?

Thank you to all who voted on which week works best for our next round of MeetUps.  We have a clear winner with January 19-24 claiming over 50% of the votes.

So...now it's time to get all our ducks in a row, quack quack!

I am looking for hosts who are available and willing.  Never hosted a MeetUp before?  All it takes is a little planning.  Here's what's involved:

  • Choose a date between January 19th and 24th
  • Choose a venue (many have luck with restaurants, bars & coffee shops)
  • Choose a time (many have luck with lunches, happy hours and even breakfasts)
  • Fill out the form below

Everyone is on their own for food/drink so nothing more is asked of the host other than planning the details, spreading the word through blogging (I'll market the list of MeetUps to the community as well) and taking names of all the Rainers that attend so I can award points.

Hosts will receive 2,500 points and all attendees will receive 1,000!

Get out from behind the computer and come hang with some of the greatest people on this planet.  

If you're able to host, please fill out the form below.  I'll soon compile a list of all the MeetUps and add news ones as they come along.  Deadline is January 9th.

 

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
ActiveRain

   

Comment balloon 74 commentsKerrie La Guardia • December 03 2014 11:30AM

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Hi Kerrie... I talked to  Charlie, Charles Buell  yesterday. Looking forward to the next meetup! 

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 3 years ago

Hope I can make one this time.  Will do my best.  Lots going on in my life right now.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

I'll organize one for Westchester - will be at Uno's.  Will need to figure out date.  Let's cross our fingers on no snow.  The last 2 weeks in Jan/1st weeks in Feb are the worst.  Hopefully next year we can do in Dec or Nov.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 3 years ago

Kerrie, OK now I have to think if I want to have it at the same location that I have been having mine at or pick a new place.  Also I want to make sure the date I pick does not conflict with Debbie Gartner or Dagny Eason.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Just got one on the books.  Haven't hosted one since last winter.  Thanks for the opportunity.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 3 years ago

Debbie Gartner  We the same issue with snow during January & February here in the Seattle area. My birthday is in February, and it never fails that it snows on my b-day, forcing me to cancel plans! haha! I always consider snow a birthday gift just because it makes Seattle so serene and peacefully quiet. Thankfully, plans usually can be rescheduled. 

Posted by Mary Weiss, Trainer & Content Manager (Zillow Group Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Kerrie La Guardia ...I filled out the form ....I'm 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) over 3 years ago

Kerrie-- count me in!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

Mary Weiss Happy b-day early.  if it snows, we may try another date...would need to make sure you guys accept snow dates even if outside that week period.  Nov/Dec not much issues, but Jan/Feb lots.  Not good for my biz.  We need to reschedule many installs.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 3 years ago

Hi Kerrie, the Whites will host one for sure. I'll arm wrestle Tammie White  to see who will be the actual host...something tells me she'll win again! I have to talk will her about the details and I'm sure she'll fill out the form soon! Thanks!

Posted by Tom White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN (Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com) over 3 years ago

Thanks Kerrie La Guardia  I would be honored to host Austin TX Jan. 21st, 2015 sent my info to you earlier with details..... thanks

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold on Bob" (CB Stagecoach ) over 3 years ago

Hey Kerrie timing is everything! I was just thinking about emailing you on this very subject to see if one was coming up.

I am in!

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 3 years ago

I would love to host one, since my meetup last year was during a blizzard

Posted by John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties (The K Company Realty) over 3 years ago

I am definitely down for this.  I still need to nail down the details.  I will complete the form when I do.  Is it too late to have an "ugly sweater" gathering given the holidays will be behind us?

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

I will host Cocoa Beach again and post details in the form in a day or two. Looking forward to it!

 

Posted by Diana Zaccaro, Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection! (Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp) over 3 years ago

I've got Dallas covered and will get back to you with the details.

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Phoenix/Scottsdale and Metro Phoenix is covered.  1/20/14 @ BJ's Restaurant at 101 & Tatum Blvd ( Desert Ridge) Easy to get to from just about any where in the Phoenix Valley.  Bring on the ActiveRain meetups!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 3 years ago

Count me in for Baltimore's MeetUp. Date and place to follow.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

Well at the very least you have it scheduled between the conference title games and the Super Bowl. Even so, you can't please everyone

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 3 years ago

I can't believe it is meetup time again.  I guess the weather will dictate the greater Boston area meetup.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 3 years ago

Kerrie La Guardia just sent you the details - and if there is any change, I'll update you. When do you expect the blog posts from us - just in case.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 3 years ago

Well I am going to think on it. Would love to host one since it's been a while, the weather should be good here in SoCal, and I'm not traveling.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 3 years ago

I am thinking snow snow snow?? I'll be most happy to join Debbie Gartner and Dagny Eason if we are  lucky enough to have some clear weather. Who knows, we may get lucky. 

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) over 3 years ago

If I had no life that week, could I attend a Virginia Meetup, and then go to Baltimore?

Clearly, I've had too much coffee this evening.

Posted by Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life (Real Living | At Home) over 3 years ago

I may have to host one day soon! Love and light! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 3 years ago

Lot of snow, Janis! Love and light snow and the usual. Be good!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 3 years ago

Good morning Kerrie. Already scheduled to attend one on RI, but am sure will participate with one or two others.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

I hope there wil be good weather that week. Good luck to all the hosts .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

Westcliffe, CO is in with complimentary rooms!

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) over 3 years ago

Meet, treat, greet, seat and eat UP?                     Who can say no to all that?

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 3 years ago

hmm, I've never hosted one of these meet ups.  I'm in Clearwater FL, anyone want to co-host with me??

Posted by Wendy Smith, Real Estate Advisor (Wendy Smith Real Estate) over 3 years ago

count me in as well Kerrie metro Ft Lauderdale  Thinking 1/21 or 1/22 - What day are you thinking Kathy Streib 

Posted by Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist (Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach) over 3 years ago

Can't wait to see the list for next year.  I've always wanted to try and make a meet up.  

Posted by Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local. (Blue Olive Properties, LLC) over 3 years ago

I hope there is one in Oregon, I would love to attend!

Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) over 3 years ago

You know that I would not miss this opportunity Kerrie, hope to see lots of Wisconsin and neighboring rainers there!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 3 years ago

Hi Kerrie. This time of year my health is just too unpredictable. I'll plan to attend, but I'll have to pass on hosting this go around.

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 3 years ago

Kerrie,  Date and time set and I filled out the form.  January 19, 2015 at BJ's Restaurant in Cupertino from 11:30am - 1:30pm.  I will blog about it as we get closer to the date.  What a great way to spring into the New Year  ... with an AR Meet-Up.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

OK, got one in SF and will try to get to Kathleen's as well.  We might change our dates to avoid conflicts.

Posted by Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker (Intero Real Estate) over 3 years ago

I'll be giving this some thought and getting back to you...

Posted by Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 3 years ago

okay, after a lot of searching, it will be on Monday, MLK Day, at 11 am in Safety Harbor Florida! So many places are closed on Mondays......

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 3 years ago

Ya'll come !

Posted by David Saks over 3 years ago

Frisco, Plano, Allen agents, you have no excuse for not attending this one: Monday, January 19th. HAPPY HOUR! 5:30 til ??? at Seasons 52 in Plano (7300 Lone Star Drive #C100, Plano TX). One block east of Dallas Parkway, just barely north of Legacy. If we don't fill up on the libations and happy hour bites, plan on staying for dinner.

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) over 3 years ago

I'm looking forward to attending the meet-up in Plano on January 19!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 3 years ago

Sharon Paxson and I are on board. We'll talk about it and let you know where as quickly as we can.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 3 years ago

This is the third time I've seen this post..... I submitted twice I would like to host Austin??? 

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold on Bob" (CB Stagecoach ) over 3 years ago

No need to submit more than once Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 , we're making sure everyone sees this and we get plenty of hosts!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 3 years ago

PHoenix Metro Meetup is Tuesday Jan 20th @5:30 at BJ's Restaurant & Bar at Desert Ridge (Tatum and 101).  Bring on the Phoenix Metro Rain!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 3 years ago

Donna Foerster I love your profile picture! It's super cute! I hope you feel better soon!

Posted by Mary Weiss, Trainer & Content Manager (Zillow Group Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Kerrie La Guardia nice chatting with you today, and hope we have a couple of meet-up hosts in Denver.   

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

Hi guys, when you are going to publish results of these coming meetups? I don't see anyone for my area.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA (Barcode Properties) over 3 years ago

Looking forward to it. Hopefully, going forward, you can always do this over a 3 week time period.  We are needing to double up and attendance is lower already as we have several conflicts.  A 2 week time period makes it easier to schedule and space out and leads to higher attendance.

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 3 years ago

I can't host but looking forward to seeing where the Colorado meet up ends up. 

Posted by Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local. (Blue Olive Properties, LLC) over 3 years ago

Hey Kerrie La Guardia , do we have a schedule yet?

Thanks Mary Weiss . I have good days and bad days. It's a good day today. It's in the 60s!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 3 years ago

As soon as a few more roll in I'll compile and send out the list!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 3 years ago

Hello Kerrie ... some great meet ups around the corner, sounds fun 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 3 years ago

Kerrie -- Thanks for deciding to do these after Christmas. I am with Debbie #51.  It can be difficult to get to multiple meetups as much as we want to go! A longer meetup window should be considered.

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 3 years ago

I would like to do this for ARs in our area.

Will  consider doing this.

Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) over 3 years ago

It's still a long way to January.  I hope one will fit into my schedule that won't be too far away.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

Looks like Praful has the Greater Boston area covered.  I'm going to try to make it if the weather cooperates.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 3 years ago

Boston area meet up are on January 20th at noon at Presto in Milford MA and we will have lots of fun!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 3 years ago

I think I just commented on the wrong blog! Hahaha! *Blushing* But it's going to be exciting to have all these people interesting hosting, My goodness!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 3 years ago

I just edited the post I think... good luck regardless! May it be a good year for meet  ups!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 3 years ago

I finally signed up and will be hosting a meet up again.  I can't wait!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 3 years ago

I just completed the form so you can add us to the calendar.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 3 years ago

I have been to a couple in Columbus, OH in the previous years.  Absolutely a fabulous event to share what's working and what's not.  Even if its a 90 minute drive oneway, its worth it

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) over 3 years ago

Kerrie - I try to attend Debbie Gartner's and Dagny's and would like to attend others but conflicts get in the way.  Debbie Gartner makes a good point of spreading out over a period of longer than one week.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

We are getting it together here in Albuquerque, having our meeting on 1/21 at El Pinto!
Seems it will be the first one here in this area, looking forward to meeting all my AR friends in person!!

Posted by Fred Hernden over 3 years ago

Oops, forgot to log in...

We are getting it together here in Albuquerque, having our meeting on 1/21 at El Pinto!
Seems it will be the first one here in this area, looking forward to meeting all my AR friends in person!!

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) over 3 years ago

yeah, I am in again with our lovely AR Ambassador, Kristin Hamilton 

Posted by Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living over 3 years ago

OK, Kerrie, I just signed up to host in San Antonio, TX. Looking forward to a Great Year!

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) over 3 years ago

Looking forward to seeing the list!   Unfortunately, my town of Tallahassee, even though it is the Capital of Florida, is just too isolated for a meetup.

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 3 years ago

I just need some time to see if I can host but if not would love to attend.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) over 3 years ago

Hi Kerrie - just filled out the form and Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and I are going to be hosting it at the Yard House in Newport Beach. 

Kerrie La Guardia - here is a link to the post for our AR MeetUp in the OC!

 

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate (Arbor Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

Christina Hood and I are really excited to be hosting in January. Meet-ups are so much fun and networking is extremely important in real estate. Christina Hood.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind (Keller Williams Realty) over 3 years ago

Participate