Meeting a Long Time ActiveRain Member--The People Behind the Words.

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

If any member thinks like me, then you long for the day you actually get to meet a member who has become an online friend,  a trusted advocate and peer.  One who you would trust to refer a client and to discuss any topic in the world with.

This particular Community Member of ActiveRain not only helps out another member but gives sound advice. Well, this kind of sounds like me HAHAHA…but seriously, Debe Maxwell is one of those people that just grows on you over the years. 

I got to finally meet Debe and her wonderful husband Ray.  They are on vacation, on a cruise, and came into the Honolulu Port alongside Aloha Tower Marketplace yesterday at 11am. 

As luck would have it I worked all day and finally got down there to meet them around 5:45pm at Gordon Biersch in Aloha Tower Marketplace.  WARMTH is how I describe our first HUG!  If anything, our hour of continuous talk was too short but will be remembered until the next time. 

I had a long day at the office, a wonderful meet up with Debe and her husband…and then made the 40 minute drive home excited and felt fulfilled with finally meeting a long time friend from ActiveRain.

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Bonding with Peers.

The people behind the words.

 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
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How wonderful for you to meet Debe and her husband.  Great picture.

Nov 14, 2012 10:40 AM #8
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Karen Baker
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Sally ~> what a wonderful meeting for you, Debe and her husband Ray. Short time but so perfect! Thanks for sharing and love the photo of the three of you! Beautiful!
Nov 14, 2012 11:01 AM #9
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Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Sally - Now THAT is awesome!!   I sure hope that I will be able to get to meet you too - some day.  Your beautiful state is on my Bucket List!   Of course I am so JEALOUS that Debe is on a dream vacation....but her and her hubby sure deserve it.  

Nov 14, 2012 12:16 PM #10
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
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What's really weird is when you run into another Realtor, and think you should know them, but the only reason you recognize their face is from ActiveRain!

Nov 14, 2012 02:11 PM #11
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Sally

I would LOVE to meet Debe and her husband some day. Perhaps one of my Easst Coast trips. I still have fond memories of OUR meeting at Gordon Biersch a few years ago. It's time for another visit!

Jeff

Nov 14, 2012 03:09 PM #12
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Sally, lucky you! And lucky Debe too! Isn't it great???? I still have Hawaii on my bucket list... don't count me out!

Nov 14, 2012 07:35 PM #13
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

They are such wonderful friends, through and through! I'm so glad you got to meet them. We are so fortunate to have them in our lives. I just wish you lived a bit closer too!

We can't wait to get back to Hawaii and wish we could plan a huge ActiveRain gathering there when we go. I can think of no better place from which to lure our clan! xoxo!

Nov 14, 2012 10:12 PM #14
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Jeff..thought of you when we were there and told Debe and Ray about the get together after the CRS Sellabration...for those that want to read about that here's the link>>>  2008 First Hawaii ActiveRain Gathering a HUGE Success! 

Jennifer:  I'm fortunate I met everyone that I have. I happen to live where everyone wants to visit so we have more of a chance to have a grand get together.

Nov 15, 2012 12:22 AM #15
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Christine:  I would love to meet everyone I've come to 'know' on AR.  It has always been the best place to communicate with all in the real estate industry as well as making friends through the words we write...to phone calls...and then actually meeting.

Andrea: Wonderful!  One day we'll be expecting a call saying you're coming!

 

Nov 15, 2012 12:26 AM #16
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Sally, What a priceless moment.  I look forward to meeting members from a distance as well. 

Nov 15, 2012 02:08 AM #17
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
Sally, Just stepping off in Maui for some shopping but wanted to let you know what an absolute treat it was to meet you in person! All of the emails, posts and phone conversations were beautifully iced when we finally got to hug. You are such a warm wonderful person and ActiveRain is so lucky to have you as our Hawaii ambassador (IRL!). Thank you again for such a wonderful Hawaiian reception. Hugs....
Nov 15, 2012 04:07 AM #18
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Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
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Very cool meet up ..thanks for sharing Sally !!!

Debe you are missing the 30 degree temps in Charotte how dare you !LOL

 

Nov 15, 2012 05:22 AM #19
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Awwwwwwwww Sally it's priceless to finally meet other ActiveRain family members in person. I'm so glad you all had a chance to get together - albeit short.  Makes me smile thinkning of all the AR folks I've met.  Such a gift!!

Nov 15, 2012 10:35 AM #20
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

I love meeting AR members.  It is so nice to make that personal connection.

Nov 15, 2012 11:13 AM #21
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Debe..... I just knew it would be a 'real' warm hug!  You know how you can tell if it's real....vs....fake? It just feels right. Okay, I'm babbling after a long day....but I know we could have talked away the hours if had the chance....and to think....If Jennifer, Jason, Carol and a few others were in the mix....we'd have one heck of a party. (I can make fun of you all while you're drinking lol)  Thank you thank you for taking the time out of your vacation to ask to meet. I LOVE YOU GUYS!  Your Ray is the most warm and bubbly funny guy....and apparent the love you two share together. Next time my hubbie will come...he surely missed out and he knows it!  XOXOXOX!

Nov 15, 2012 01:41 PM #22
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William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Woo Hoo, This was great and so glad you all had a great time visiting. There could be no doubt that the 3 of you would hit off. Special people one and all. I dropped over to find the link to add the Christmas Card on and saw this post to comment on first. :-) Hope you are doing well. The market sure is busy these days. 

Nov 16, 2012 08:10 AM #23
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

It is always wonderful to meet our ActiveRain friends in person!!! I love posts like this! thanks for sharing!

Nov 17, 2012 05:47 AM #24
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Sally,  Hooray!  I love reading about AR meet-ups.

I still remember what a thrill it was to see you in the lobby of Hale Koa two years ago.  You are the ActtiveRain Conceirge of Hawaii.

Nov 18, 2012 10:58 AM #25
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
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Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

You are the best Aloha Hawaiian Ambassador!

Nov 22, 2012 06:23 AM #26
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Sally, I know exactly what you mean about hugs--I don't give no sissy hugs--not to the ones I love!!  Thanks again and now that I'm back, I will finally have some time to reciprocate.  We had such a good time and next time, we will be sure to meet your hubby too!  Had he come, we may have missed our sailing at 11:00 though!  :-)

xoxoxo

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