What's for lunch? ... ActiveRain

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Real Estate Agent with The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi BRE# 01390564

The Nines Team in Lodi

 

From time to time I have noticed AR Icon Margaret Rome posts on various lunches that she and other AR members share shared.  She chats about the cuisine and camaraderie … and the impact of Active Rain on the lives and business of those sharing the repast.The Nines Team in Lodi

Today two friends, colleagues and former co-workers and I met for Lunch in beautiful downtown Lodi, California.  In between the sweet potato fries, extra crispy real fries, BBQ sauced bleu cheese burger, French dip and other assorted yummies at Moo Moo’s Burger Barn … we talked about life, real estate and ActiveRain … The first two were small talk … the main entree was ActiveRain.

Susan Goulding and Christina O’Neal and I talked, smiled and laughed about some of the people we have come to “know” having met them on ActiveRain.  We shared about some folks that were not common to us all, recounted tales of some to whom we each subscribed and found ourselves sharing strategies about lead generation, SEO and blogging technique!

At the end of a 90 minute lunch … we agreed that we should do it again … next month, but we plan on reaching out to other members of the ActiveRain Community in our region … lunch once a month …. And food for thought for the next 30 days!

So, thanks Margaret for modeling leadership, thanks ActiveRain for giving us something to talk about other than the people we know … and thanks Susan and Christina … for lunch and for so much more!

The Nines Team in Lodi

 

Comments (24)

Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Pat ... you got it!  The impact of ActiveRain is just as much social opportunites as it is social media!

Jan 20, 2011 02:34 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Joan - AND a great lunch ... thanks for adding to the dialog!

Jan 20, 2011 02:34 PM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Lunch was awesome :)  I was still full at dinnertime (ate too much).  I learned a lot for sure.  It's all spinning in my head right now.  Thank you again Jack & Susan.  I look forward to next month.  We definitely need to invite some more AR bloggers for networking :)

Christina Oneal

Jan 20, 2011 04:05 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Christina ... Yep ... and I still think it should be in Ripon ... but after three times you'll have to repeat!

Jan 20, 2011 04:07 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hey Jack.....Margaret so has it right!  It's all about relationships!  Glad to hear you 3 had a wonderful lunch and more are planned!  How fun!

Jan 20, 2011 04:47 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

That sounds like a nice 90 mins!!  I went to MOO's menu and I think I gained a pound just from reading it!!  This is a nice lunch buddy program!

Jan 20, 2011 05:28 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Anna - Realtionships between colleagues is a VERY wonderful thing ... it's amazing how much we can help each other ... if we just make the effort!

Jan 20, 2011 05:42 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Carla - You slay me!  I hope that it will become a resource for our local ARers...especially those just getting started!

Jan 20, 2011 05:44 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jack, This is a fabulous idea to have a monthly AR lunch. You guys could go to a different place each time, write about the restaurant for localism posts and have a wonderful sharing experience. You might want to challenge the rest of AR. How about an AR lunch bunch group. You have a great idea and thanks for the mention.

Margaret

Jan 20, 2011 10:11 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Margaret .. a Lunch Bunch!  What a fun group that could be ... Thanks for very much for your continuing encouragement!

Jan 21, 2011 07:52 AM
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA
Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST

What a great idea!  AR for lunch and Margaret's idea was fantastic as well!

Jan 23, 2011 01:35 PM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

After that lunch, I think a nice long walk is in order!! Great idea to get together for lunch ...

Jan 23, 2011 01:39 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I've been thinking I'd like to start an Active Rain meet up group in the San Francisco area - it's on my 2nd quarter plan. Nice to hear how much fun you had, Jack.

Jan 24, 2011 12:38 AM
Patrick Henry
PMZ - Stockton, CA
PMZ

Sounds like a good idea. How come there is no date for next time yet? I am interested. Keep me posted please.

Jan 24, 2011 08:37 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Linda - It was great fun ... and I think that the opportunity to meet - just gives you a break and helps you focus ... a little on fun and a little on development!

Jan 24, 2011 11:17 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Cynthia ... If you're the host city ... you could walk to lunch!  Then you get yet another benefit!

Jan 24, 2011 11:18 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Lottie - I hope you make that plan in the second quarter a reality ... I think that it is a refreshing and energizing interlude!

Jan 24, 2011 11:20 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Patrick - As it gets more concrete .. I'll keep you posted!

Jan 24, 2011 11:22 AM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Jack,

It is fascianting when people from the computer "cross the boundaries" and get face to face. i guess there are tose, who would jump into "crossing the boundaries", and those who would stay in "shell"

Jan 30, 2011 07:55 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Jon - While the Internet may make it possible to develop some level of relationship - the face-to-face opportunities make the people "real." 

Jan 31, 2011 12:21 AM