Kerrie's Blog: Spring MeetUps, May 11-16, Can you host?

Spring MeetUps, May 11-16, Can you host?

The results are in, it was a close one but the majority has chosen May 11-16th for our 2015 Spring MeetUp week.  Now comes the fun part, hosting!

Hosting a MeetUp doesn't take much, anyone is welcome and able to host.  Each attendee is on their own for food and drink so you're basically picking a spot/date/time to get together.  Many MeetUps happen during lunch, happy hour or breakfast.  Choose a restaurant or coffee shop and spread the word. We'll market them on our end and I suggest writing a post about your MeetUp so your followers don't miss it.  Invite anyone in your real estate world to attend.  

If you want to host simply fill out the form below by April 27th.

I'll send out a list of the MeetUps shortly after and if you don't see one in your area, please know you'll have a few days to submit yours.  The cutoff for scheduling a MeetUp is May 6th as we want to make sure everyone is aware to help ensure good attendance.

Sometimes 2 people show up, sometimes 15.....it's a good time no matter how many do. 

Hosts will receive 3,000 points and all attendees will receive 1,000!

 

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
ActiveRain

   

Comment balloon 48 commentsKerrie La Guardia • April 15 2015 09:47AM

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Kerrie of course I'll host the Phoenix Metro Meetup!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 3 years ago

I'll give it a go, thanks for posting and giving us some notice, Kerrie.  Looking forward to another round of meetups!

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) over 3 years ago

Kerrie,  I'm thinking about this

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

Hmmmm...that's the week of the NAR Midyear convention in DC so that knocks me out for hosting in Tucson! I'll have to find something there!

Posted by Emmary Simpson, Serving Tucson AZ (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) over 3 years ago

Okay - will check with Dagny Eason , Joe Petrowsky , Kyle Reyes and George Souto - so that we do not overlap.

I will host one and attend at least one, if not two!

There is always a great synergy at these meetings.

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

Okay you twisted my arm.  I will plan one and start making my calls. I'll let you know when the details are decided. Fun!

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Sure...on vacation and was  thinking of doing this this year.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 3 years ago

WOW!   Is it that time already?  I will be doing one, but don't know when......  Which day?

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Hi Kerrie- just filled it out and looking forward to it. 

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

Joe Petrowsky at the request of our friend Praful Thakkar, I think it's time for you, Manny Rivera and I to host another meetup/training seminar!

Posted by Kyle Reyes (The Silent Partner Marketing) over 3 years ago

Please let me know Kyle Reyes , Dagny Eason Joe Petrowsky  - so we do not have any scheduling conflict.

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

I'm in, Kerrie. We'll lunch in the beautiful Presidio in San Francisco, at the Presidio Social Club - optional guided walk on some of my favorite Presidio trails afterward to work off those calories

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 3 years ago

Agreed, I always enjoy bringing the rainers together for some food drinks and sharing. Always a good time

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

Hoping to make a meetup - I have an out of town buyer coming in that week so I am not sure how things will turn out!

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

I'm sure we will be having one in the Sacramento area, looking for a good date for all interested Kerrie. Thanks for all your help in promoting the events.

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 3 years ago

OK... now to figure out a venue... back to you as soon as I do that! Thanks for coordinating.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) over 3 years ago

To meet, greet, take a seat, eat and put up the feet and relax...what is not to like?

Richfuscious say...when rain come...time to stay dry over

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

I will host in Albuquerque. I will send out the notifications this weekend. Thanks Kerrie!

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

Kerrie, I'm looking forward to attending one in San Diego. Somebody please step up.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Already that time again?  Will try to make it to one but May is looking very busy!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) over 3 years ago

Kerrie, this is great timing - it coincides with the NAR mid-year meetings here in Washington.  I'm checking out some favorite watering holes near the hotel (and a Metro stop) where they are holding the meetings, and this could be great fun!  I'm thinking maybe Wednesday, May 13th.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Hi Kerrie, wild horses or bears couldn't stop me from hosting a meet up in the northern Adirondacks this spring I hope to see many folks from the area like Lisa Friedman and Susan Emo showing up and hopefully many others.

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

Kerrie, thanks for tabulating the results. We're trying to find ways to lure people in the Dallas area to the meet-up.

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

  A breakfast or lunch south of Boston may work. I'll call around to drum up some interest. 

Posted by Dan Derito (Success! Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Kerrie,

 I sent the form make sure it went because it just went from me filling out to thanks really quickly. Thanks for doing this!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 3 years ago

Kerrie - I'm just not in the mood to miss one, so I just filled out the form, so I can pick the day in my week of craziness that week ; )

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 3 years ago

We have to get the NorthEast syndicate to coordinate so there is overlap.  AR does not help us with a tight window.  We are among the largest gatherings  so our pleas should carry a little more consideration, Yes Kerrie La Guardia ?

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

I know that I am certainly looking forward to another MeetUp, it has been too long.

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

I am very tempted to do one of these. I'll need to perk up the locals and see who I can muster. It's too soon for this time frame ... but.... maybe I can set a goal to see if we can make it happen next time. That's my new challenge.

Posted by Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) over 3 years ago

Hi Kerrie La Guardia , We are having a meetup, but my wife Evelyn beat me to it.....again!

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 3 years ago

Okay - looks like Anna has reserved 5/12 for our MeetUp - woo hoo!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 3 years ago

I will host the Cocoa Beach meetup on Thursday, May 14th at 1pm.  Just completed the form.

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

John Arendsen and I are talking about another co-host, on Monday the 11th since I will be traveling.

And THAT means I can also attend the DC Meet-up on May 13th with my East Coast friends. Hear that Patricia Kennedy ?

Jeff

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

May 11th, noon, near beautiful Lake Ozonia, in the Northern Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Pack your camping gear, get your plane tickets, and plan to join us for some fun in the Northwoods (a little further East than the norm)

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

I've got Dallas covered. Let me consult with Sharon Parisi and Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof , the two other most frequent attendees here. Keller Williams Red Day is the 14th, so we'll either have to work around that or embrace 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 3 years ago

Thanks for the mention Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417! Being in the company of you and Sharon is so much fun. I just wish we could pick any four times during the year that coicides with our non-busy schedule or for when other AR members visit Dallas for business, such as when  and I met up during the KW Family Reunion in Dallas with Sally K. & David L. Hanson , or Sharon Parisi and I met up with Michael Thornton from Tennessee  when he was at meetings in Dallas.  

I do think Bob Crane has a great, great plan mentioned in the Northern Adirondack Mountains of New York. My son went there often as a camper in Maine for their long campouts and I always wished I could go there because he raved about the natural beauty in the Northwoods and the camping experiences left lasting memories.

 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

Looking forward to attending the May meet-up at The Yard House in Costa Mesa.

Posted by Pete Xavier, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide (Investments to Luxury) over 3 years ago

I'd love to attend one, but hosting is probably out for me.  This time of year is nuts.

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

Yeah this will be fun, as always, and you did get my form, correct?

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

I think we can arrange something.  I will look into it by next week.  

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 3 years ago

Looking forward to another fun MeetUp in Folsom area Kerrie!  :)

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 3 years ago

Kerrie La Guardia - Did anyone sign up to host a meet up in the Cape Coral area?  If not, I am seriously considering doing it.

Posted by Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL (REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL) over 3 years ago

Terry McCarley I don't recall that city but I do have a few Florida ones.  But you should totally host too, the more the merrier!!

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

Kerrie La Guardia 

If I host one do you have a way to notify all the agents in Lee County, FL (Fort Myers and Cape Coral area) about the meet up?  We have so many agents here but the local meet up I went to a couple of years ago only had a handful of people show up.  I am slammed with work right now so don't have the time to personally call agents inviting them.

Posted by Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL (REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL) over 3 years ago

No sorry not targeted Terry McCarley but we will do an email blast to all of AR in the first week of May with the list.

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

Thanks Kerrie La Guardia - let me think about this and check with a local venue.

Posted by Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL (REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL) over 3 years ago

I'll host here in Tucson, let me find a place. 

Posted by Chris Webb, Tucson's Social Media Expert (Nova Home Loans) over 3 years ago

Kerrie La Guardia , I didn't see anyone in the Nashville area hosting. I'll talk to Tammie and get back to you by the May 6 cutoff.

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

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