Spring MeetUp Time!!

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Put on your new shoes and go get your hair done because it's MeetUp time!

Yes that's right 'Rainers it's time to get out from behind the computer and shake a hand or two, time to embrace another friend in the 'Rain and share a smile.  We like to pair MeetUps around RainCamp so I'm not going let the cat out of the bag because the official RainCamp announcement has yet to be published...but if you want to keep the 3rd Thursday of April open that might be a fine idea.  So now that we know another RainCamp is fast approaching, it's time to schedule the MeetUps!

What the heck is a MeetUp you ask?  Only the hippest party in town baby!

WHAT:  A MeetUp is an informal get together for those interested in connecting, sharing and hanging out with other ActiveRain members and real estate professionals.  AR used to travel around the Country bringing RainCamp to one city at a time.  The greatest part was finally meeting 'Rainers face to face.  Since RainCamp is now done virtually to accommodate more participation, we have MeetUps orchestrated in different cities so members can still meet and get that live interaction that is so very special.

WHO:  ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate field is invited to attend.  Sometimes 30 people show up and sometimes 2 do.  Whether attendance is big or small they always seem to be a good time.

WHERE:  A relaxed environment to host participants.  A bar, restaurant, lounge, park or any other venue.  Maybe even a volunteer opportunity where 'Rainers could give back while hanging out; go out for beers or a burger after.  The "where" is completely left up to the host's discretion.  But if you do choose to set up a volunteer MeetUp check out VolunteerMatch to see if there are opportunities in your area that would work.

WHEN:  Anytime between April 15th and 21st, the week surrounding RainCamp.  Many have found success with Happy Hours or times later in the evening.  Some even meet for breakfast or host a potluck in their home.  Again, the venue and time is for the host to choose.

Step up and Host a MeetUp in your area!
Anyone is welcome to host a MeetUp.  I'm hoping to break the record of our first round of MeetUps which had over 300 amazing people in attendance.  If you'd like to host a MeetUp in your area, please email the Date, Time, Venue & Full Address to kerrie@activerain.com.  I'll soon compile an official list of all the MeetUp locations for everyone to see.  If you don't see one in your area, then step up and host.  Just pick a spot and time and let me know.  I'll continue to edit the MeetUp list as they roll in.  ActiveRain will market this through our outlets and I urge everyone to invite their friends and colleagues in their area too!  Blog about it, tweet it, Google+ and all that good stuff.

A few pics from past MeetUps




Great things happen at the AR MeetUps!  Don't miss out!

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager



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Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Come on let's really rock these this time around!  I'm counting on you guys to make this happen in your neck of the woods if you don't see others stepping up to host.  Like I said before, whether it's 2 or 20 people that show up, it's bound to be a good time!

Mar 19, 2012 06:08 AM #89
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
We're doing one in the Olympia WA area - will post details soon as we hope lots of you from north and south (or east or west) will come join us!!
Mar 20, 2012 02:04 AM #90
Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I would love to have another one!  I will send you the info!

Mar 20, 2012 05:08 AM #91
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Hi Kerrie!  Sheila & I are in for being the hostessssss for San Antonio! Let us know! THank you!

Mar 20, 2012 05:42 AM #92
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

This sounds like fun and such a great idea to be able to enjoy time with AR friends.  Does anyone know of anything in the Charlotte area? I notice that there are several AR participants in the area. If anyone has any interest let me know and I will be glad to help. Enjoyed reading the good comments and I loved the smiling faces in the pictures.


Mar 20, 2012 07:13 AM #93
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Yay to Paula McDonald. I can't wait to see you again. Looks like I will make two! :)

Mar 20, 2012 12:55 PM #94
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Kerrie - I love meetups.  It's always great to "meet" AR friends in real life.

Mar 20, 2012 02:49 PM #95
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Okay, a new unofficial FIESTA event! Wohoo!!

The folks that made it last time already penciled in an April event, how cool is that?  Yes, I'm happy to do it. Maybe we can do something downtown. I'll ponder it an post something in the next day or two, same bat place, same bat channel.

Very funn:  What the heck is a MeetUp you ask?  Only the hippest party in town baby!

Mar 22, 2012 03:56 AM #96
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

OK, we're putting something together for the Bay Area.... 

I'm having chats with Kathleen and others to create the all-time Greatest ActiveRain Bay Area Meetup ever!!

Kerrie is even going to be announcing some ideas we presented and I think everyone is going to benefit and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!  (Thanks Kerrie

Stay tuned folks, the house is about to start rockin!! More details to follow shortly...


Mar 22, 2012 04:23 AM #97
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

I didn't see this back when it was posted. I guess no one in Austin volunteered yet, so I'll go ahead and set this one up too!

Mar 22, 2012 05:25 AM #98
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

For Westchester, Phil Faranda & I are co-hosting.

When: Tues, April 17th 6:12pm


Where:  Uno's in White Plains - 14 Martine Ave.  (Plug in 4 Martine Ave into your GPS for free parking at the Seasons which is about 50 ft away (just grab a ticket and Uno's will validate).

Why Uno's?  Because it's convenient - right off Exit 5 of 287, Exit 21 of Bronx River parkway, 2 blocks from Metro North train station (and yes, you can get express from Grand Central).  Oh, and if it's nice, we can sit outdoors.

Mar 22, 2012 08:21 AM #99
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

I see someone already planned one in our area so it looks like Nina & I are off the hook.  It is school vacation week but I will try to make it.

Mar 22, 2012 08:52 AM #100
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


I have been asked to  afew...and could not make them....I will soon

Mar 25, 2012 03:48 AM #101
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Happy Bday Kerrie!  Craig posted about you today, so I had to stop over and wish you a great day!!!

Mar 25, 2012 11:36 PM #102
Susanna Haynie
CO-RE Group, LLC -Real estate sales and services - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor GRI CNE MCNE ePro MRP

Colorado Springs Meet - Up: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3094170/meet-up-at-phantom-canyon

Mar 26, 2012 12:44 AM #103
Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

Bay Area Meet Up set in Livermore, CA. We've had a great group in the past - this should our best one yet. At a winery no less!!   

Mar 28, 2012 11:41 AM #105
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

I am so glad that Margaret Rome is in Maryland. looks like lunch and crab cakes. Yum.

BTW- I was at that meeting in your post- as usual I had stepped out to take a phone call

Apr 02, 2012 10:49 AM #107
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I guess I will have to have one.

My backyard, in The Huckleberry Hut.  Featuring a slide, three swings (one is a real tire), a trapeze and a telescope.

Let's do April 13, my birthday.  What do you say after work?

Here is a shot of the site, The Huckleberry Hut, that I took this morning by the dawn's early light.

I can't think of a more fun place to meet.

Apr 02, 2012 08:26 PM #108
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

Here is a blog about the Flagstaff meetup! http://actvra.in/zgR

Apr 25, 2012 04:47 AM #109
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