It's over--Project Blogger/Active Rain in San Francisco--The Dirt on the players!

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Real Estate Agent with One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate

UPDATE:  I decided to do pics in the comments.  If anyone has any pics they want to upload to share......feel free! 

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Hello, Hello

Ok!  Here's the down and dirty on all the AR & Blogosphere celebs:

 

1.  Mary Pope!!! 

She won!  We love, love, love her.  Such a truly nice person--it is almost scary.  Thanks for the tour of SF.  I tip my hat to you (and your ghosts).

2. ARDELL!!! 

I met her on a street corner.  So nice and charming.  Warm and she has a little sexy spark to her.  Looks better in person than her pic.  Tisza has a pic of us meeting from the first moment.  Good thru and thru.  Love this woman. 

3.  Caleb

Well-spoken, educated guy. Nice teeth. Great guy, we bonded.  Did you see the nice thing he said about my week 3 post!  I can't wait to see the apprentice wrap-up video on the Rain.

4.  Matt Heaton:

Very genuine guy.  Kinda quiet.  Seems like he likes to be out of the spotlight.

5. Jonathan

Looks exactly like his pic.  Perfectly polite and good people.

6. Tisza

Just like her writings.  Boy, this girl can talk!  Wait to you see the interview.  Very into it.  Lots of great, great pics.  Thanks for the prompt pick-up in the Prius.  Much love, girl.

7.Dustin Luther.

Nice guy and bouding with energy.  Refreshing.  Looks like his pic.

8.Jeff Turner:

Better looking than his pic.  Nice, nice guy.  Took a dorky pic at the awards---I'll live with it!

9.  Laurie Manny

Love the b*tch.  Silent and deadly.  Don't scr*w with her.  I have pics of her walking barefoot in the streets of SF---I'm not afraid to post them when I get back to Miami---!  Seriously, she has nothing but luv to give.

10. Noah Rosenblatt

What a player!  I was at a panel he was speaking on.  Very, very impressed with him.  Learned from him.  Looks better in person.

11 & 12--Joe & Rudy

Good time guys!  I like that about them.  They don't take themselves so seriously---which is great.  Great info.

We had fun in the van from Zillow party to the Trulia party. 

13. Jim Cronin.

Real commanding in person.

14.  Teresa Boardman

Great hair.  Well spoken.  Pretty. 

15.  Genea from Sacramento (pronounced Gina):

So nice to me.  I just met her.  Well-respected.

16.  Sharon Simms

So willing to help.  LOOKS better than her pic.  Sharon GET A NEW PIC.

17.  Brian Brady

Sharp guy--impressive.  Suspenders.

18. Dan Green

Sharp and honest.  Kinda reminds me of me.  No surprise that I like his style.  I just learned of him today.  Just subscribed to his feed.

19 Drew from Zillow

Nice.  Knows his stuff.  Quiet.  Looks just like his pic.

20. Frances Flynn Thorsen

The other-half of the winning team. I wanted to hate her (it's my style) but I can't.

Pat Kitano

Real quiet guy.  Sophisticated, smart &  I like him; we'd get along--exact opposites.

Greg Swann:

Didn't get to meet him.  Not in SF.  My loss.

Adam Koval: Socketsite

Wow.  Heavy hitter.  Integrity.  He's on my "list".

Kevin Boer:

Well-spoken.  Kevin:  YOU WERE A GREAT MODERATOR.  I love how you "shusshed"' the panelists into the mic.  I can do a perfect imitation of the "shussh"

 

Joel Burslem

YOUNG. Knows his sh*t.  Great moderator.

Miss Editor Jessica Swesey

Little sex pot.

Mary McKnight:

It's weird because she doesn't "look" like the type of gal who would be into "geeky" type stuff.  Great, great info.  She's on my feed now.

Anil Dash-(Six Apart)

Never heard of him before.  Wow-very intelligent guy.  The kind of intelligence that is intimidating.

Kris Berg:

She makes the list because she thinks I'm good-looking.  I'm a simple guy--that's enough for me!

OK--So I'm from the east coast so we don't have the REDFIN drama.  We don't know of Redfin or their business model.  So my next dish is on Glenn Kelman.

Smart guy.  He was a bit nervous at the beginning of his KEYNOTE SPEECH.  He got his groove on AND gave incredible information; quite possibly some of the best info of Bloggers Connect. Why am I supposed to not like Redfin?  Subscribed to his feed. 

 

UPDATE:  I forgot to mention Marc Davison.  He was one of the judges who took a lot of heat (especially from me but form the other apprentices as well).  He is a great, great guy.  Remember he was the one who likened me to Paris Hilton?  Thank god it wasn't Lindsay Lohan!  What a sharp guy.  We met.  In his picture that I once saw somewhere he looked crazy like that mug shot of that drunk actor (not Mel Gibson)...But, anyway, he looks much better in person than his pic.  Marc----get a new pic.  I send you the $100 bucks---that is something Paris Hilton would consider VERY IMPORTANT.

DICEY PICS TO COME.

 

 

Comments (105)

Frances Flynn Thorsen
Cross Channel Marketing Consultants - State College, PA
Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator

Jessica:   A LIVE blogging competition would be AWESOME!!! Think about working with a grid so that contestants can accumulate points for various components of the competition (i.e mobogging, vlogging, podcasting, etc.).

Kevin has my vote for favorite Connect Blogger Gossip Novice, but he needs to dish out some MEATIER content than this to get to the next level!!! ;-) Maybe some of the Boomers in the crowd can coach Kevin on Blogger Gossip that will help him take this post to the next level, whaddaya think??? How about a friendly little competition for the Gossipiest Post-BloggerConnect Blog Post??? The real estate industry needs its own Walter Winchell (the pre-Boomer voice) or Matt Drudge (the Web edition).

Aug 05, 2007 12:15 PM
Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
I dunno, my stomach is too weak! Kev already nailed me elsewhere with the "no hips" line, LOL!
Aug 05, 2007 02:11 PM
Frances Flynn Thorsen
Cross Channel Marketing Consultants - State College, PA
Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator

My favorite was his description of Caleb ... "nice teeth," he said.

Aug 05, 2007 02:14 PM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

Frances-

Be careful what you wish for.  Matt Drudge is a friend and client of mine.  Small world, huh?

Aug 06, 2007 04:36 AM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

Mary Pope

The strip party was fun.  It was nice to help Joe & Rudy.  I wouldn't feel right letting them do that by themselves.  Lotsa work, though.

Aug 06, 2007 04:39 AM
Frances Flynn Thorsen
Cross Channel Marketing Consultants - State College, PA
Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator
Matt Drudge is a buddy,huh? Talk about The Law of Attraction at work!!
Aug 06, 2007 05:00 AM
Stefan Scholl
Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC - Petoskey, MI
Northern Michigan Real Estate
Great blog, comments and pics!
Aug 06, 2007 08:04 AM
Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

It appears that CJ sightings are rarer than Elvis sightings.  <s> REMBEX Blog Fiesta has the one and only photo of me at Connect.   (The back of my gray head at any rate)

 

Aug 07, 2007 01:42 AM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate
Aug 07, 2007 08:13 AM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

This is a cute pic of ARDELL.  Kim and ARDELL were scouting property in San Fran. for a possible move.  It looks like she start her own BCG (Bay City Guide)

Tee hee.

Aug 07, 2007 08:14 AM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

Cheryl

I LOVE the back of your head.  Haute!

Aug 07, 2007 08:16 AM
Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA
Kevin:  You'd LOVE my stylist.  He's got plenty of attitude! <s>
Aug 07, 2007 08:52 AM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate
Do I have attitude?  <s>
Aug 07, 2007 09:08 AM
S W
Seattle, WA
Hilarious! Caleb does have a nice smile, doesn't he? And Teresa is gorgeous, pic does not do justice!
Aug 07, 2007 10:44 AM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

Hey, hey Sara!

 

How are you.  My plane left EARLIER than I thought on Sunday.  I have one more pic of you and ARDELL that I am posting tonight.

 

K

Aug 07, 2007 11:44 AM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

Stefan

This was a fun one.

Aug 07, 2007 11:47 AM
Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Great, great pics!!!!  I hope the rest of your visit to SF went well. Keep posting the images, love 'em!!
Aug 07, 2007 12:17 PM
Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information
photos are terrific. thanks again for taking the time to comment on something we did recently.
Aug 11, 2007 12:08 PM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate
Aug 12, 2007 04:59 PM
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate
This is ARDELL and Sara Washburn ready to stay true to their Seattle roots and get a fresh hot cup of caffeine before bed!
Aug 12, 2007 05:01 PM

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