It’s About Time for a Meetup, 2017

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

It’s About Time for a Meetup

http://activerain.com/groups/ActiveRainMeetupNews

For those who are not familiar with Active Rain Meetups, they are an informal opportunity to get together with AR members and future members from your area of the country.

Some are just a few people joining each other for lunch, dinner, or coffee.  Some are more elaborate with a few speakers sharing business or blogging tips.

Anyone can host one of these meetups in your home, an office, or other local meeting place.

All that is required is the desire to host, the commitment to keep track of the attendees, send in the attendee report, and write a post about your meetup.

We are taking a long time getting started with the 2017 meetup season, but I will try to make up for it by allowing a longer window for each of the meetups this year.

Last year we had an aggressive meetup schedule with plenty of meetups but things were a bit hectic and the points were often slow in arriving. This year we hope to do a better job, and with some of the systems built in, it should work better.

Last year half the feedback indicated a desire for 4 or more meetups per year, while the other half wanted 3 or less. 

It looks like our delayed start will guarantee less meetups this year.  But the meetup seasons will be a bit longer.

 

Time to get out your calendars and plan to host or attend a meetup near you!

  •          August 15-Sept 15
  •          November 1-November 30th

 

And there will be generous points for hosts and attendees

  •          Hosts will earn 3500 per meetup (max 1 per season)
  •          Attendees will earn 1500 per meetup that you attend.

 

What does it take to host a meetup?

  •          Volunteer, pick a location, time and date (meals and drinks at restaurants are generally paid by each attendee)
  •          Send me the pertinent details via email AND in the comments below, at least a week before the meetup.
  •          Keep track of the attendees and fill in the spreadsheet with names and username urls at the end of each meetup season.
  •          Write a post with the details about your meetup, both before and after the meetup, and share them both at the bottom of this post and in the http://activerain.com/groups/ActiveRainMeetupNews group (please include plenty of photos, and videos).

 

Attendees, well your job is simpler, just show up, have fun and write a post about your meetup by the end of the meetup season and post it here and in the group.

 

I will post a Schedule of the upcoming meetups in early August and Mid October, check back in the meetup group to find this if you miss it elsewhere.

 

 

 

Bookmark and check back at the Active Rain Meetup News Group often for updates and to read the many meetup posts.

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Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Bob Crane I am new to hosting a meetup, but I have one planned and here is the link for it East Valley, AZ Meetup, do I also need to send you an email?  If so, what is your email address?

Aug 31, 2017 10:06 AM #70
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Aug 31, 2017 08:29 PM #71
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Bob Crane - Dana Hollish Hill and I wanted to do a meet up but it won't be until late Septemeber - too late for points? 

Sep 02, 2017 04:47 AM #72
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Have fun, one & all. Wish I was closer to one of the Meetups. 

Sep 09, 2017 04:32 PM #73
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John DL Arendsen
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Crest Backyard Homes designer & builder of ADU's

On our way to Fishhawk Lake tomorrow to meet up with Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate for a cruise on the lake in her pontoon yacht! Can't wait.

Sep 10, 2017 07:46 AM #74
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
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It'll be a small group, but my dogs are looking forward to meeting John DL Arendsen and his lovely wife Janis for a jaunt around Fishhawk Lake. Of course, libation and sightseeing will be included. That'll happen right after I meet with prospective buyers and it looks like the weather will be conducive to both events! 

Don't you wish you were here??

Sep 10, 2017 09:12 AM #75
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John DL Arendsen
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Crest Backyard Homes designer & builder of ADU's

I understand your apprehension about meeting a stranger for the first time via long distance AR posts and email communiques........................but really Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate?  you didn't have to call in the dogs! We're harmless!

But then Janis has a warm spot in her heart since she spent most of her young life with her best friend Zarza (black lab). Looking forward to a fun day ableit short but sweet. Wish we had more time to get to know one another. Oh well, you'll just have to let us return the hospitality whence you venture down our way.

Sep 10, 2017 09:47 AM #76
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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Sep 11, 2017 09:00 AM #77
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Sep 12, 2017 08:46 AM #78
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905

Bob, here you go! What fun it was!! 

MeetUp at Fishhawk Lake

Sep 12, 2017 11:33 AM #79
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Steffy Hristova
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Sep 12, 2017 08:56 PM #80
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Bob here you go! Thanks for putting these together for all of us - Much appreciated!!  We had an absolute blast last night with over 30 in attendance.

Yesterday fun Phoenix meetup

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Sep 13, 2017 04:19 PM #81
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Steffy Hristova
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Sep 15, 2017 10:50 AM #82
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Diana Zaccaro
Veterans Realty of Brevard - NOT just for Veterans! - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

If at first you don't succeed try, try, again.

August is a busy month here with back to school and our State Florida Realtors conference so I intended to host the Cocoa Beach meetup the week after Labor Day. But, when you live and work in the tropics, nature can change your plans in an instant.

My original plan was to spend Labor Day weekend announcing and promoting the meetup but, instead, I was busy making hotel reservations and preparing to evacuate when Irma headed this way.  We left on the 8th (mandatory evacuation for the beach/barrier island = Cocoa Beach) and when we returned on the 12th, there was no way a meetup could have happened within the allotted time frame.

SO...we will try again in November, HP (hurricane permitting, of course).

 

Sep 25, 2017 07:22 PM #83
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

East Valley AZ Meetup November 15, 2017

Bob Crane were points awarded for the August and September 2017 meetups?  If so, when were they awarded?  I am pretty sure that I never received any points.  I don't keep track of my points, but I do keep an eye out for the notifications when points are awarded.  The points don't necessarily matter to me, it's the fact that we are always promised points for things in ActiveRain, but that promise is not always fulfilled.  I was raised to do as I say, so for some odd reason, I have actually come to believe that when someone says they will do something, it will actually get done, haha.

Nov 07, 2017 06:02 AM #85
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not sure how much Bob Crane or anyone else pays attention to this post, but I will follow the rules and share a link to our meetup here.

Another Wonderful Phoenix Meetup

Nov 12, 2017 06:24 AM #86
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I almost mised the summer metup John DL Arendsen and I organized, and either I forgot to post it here or I did and it disappeared. Anyhow here's the ActiveRain Summer 2017 Meet-up in San Diego.

Checking with John to see about a November meet-up!

Jeff

Nov 12, 2017 10:00 AM #87
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Good morning Bob Crane , here is a link to the post for the meetup I hosted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017:

The East Valley, AZ Meetup Grew in 2017

Nov 18, 2017 05:46 AM #88
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Nov 21, 2017 04:07 AM #89
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