I love the MeetUps in Sacramento, CA

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Home Builder with Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819
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Okay, I have to admit I was a little concerned when I was sitting in Panera Bread in Folsom, CA all by myself just minutes before the Sacramento MeetUp. It is always a bit difficult to get an accurate number of those that will be attending, especially when we are all so busy professionally. Then my phone buzzed.

DeeDee Riley was just minutes away, and would be there shortly – thank goodness! DeeDee is always a good conversationalist and being from the same county, El Dorado, we have a lot of local topics that we can touch on. She was not the first to arrive though.

Ray Henson walked in right on time and I started to feel better about the get together. I met Ray at a couple of the past MeetUps and I knew he was from Elk Grove. Having lived in Elk Grove for a while, it’s great to hear how things are changing in that market. I did learn that he has changed Agencies; Rey now works over at Hughes Real Estate.

Moments later, in walked Dan Mincher. Dan got his first taste of a MeetUp at the last event. It was good to get caught up on the commercial real estate side of things. I mentioned that I had seen his name on a sign on Madison Ave, that led into a conversation about some of his real estate properties. He works over at The Vollman Company, Inc., give him a call for your commercial real estate needs.

In walks DeeDee Riley, we now have four ActiveRainers in the house. She works out of the Lyon Real Estate in El Dorado Hills, just one exit away from where we were sitting.

Ute Ferdig arrived minutes later coming straight from a home inspection for a client in Sacramento. Ute is from the Newcastle area but does a lot of traveling to help her clients. I met her for the first time at a MeetUp out in Roseville, she is always exciting to talk to. There was some attorney bashing by a few of us that didn’t realize she is an attorney herself. She handled it with grace.

Oh yeah, I was there too - Tom Arstingstall

We talked real estate, drank tea, talked about pregnant women, ate salad, discussed Duck Dynasty, educated ourselves on “Honey Boo Boo”, we laughed, had riveting conversations about dry rot, talked about blogging and so much more. I really enjoyed the afternoon and look forward to the next one.

 

If you have never been to a local MeetUp, give it a try!

 

Rey Henson, Dan Mincher, Ute Ferdig, DeeDee Riley, and Tom Arstingstall

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Dagny Eason
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Love to see what everyone looks like aside from the Avatar.     Looks like a great time!

Apr 11, 2013 08:59 PM #38
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Jill Sackler
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Time of the year I love best on AR - everyone's posting their meet up pictures.

Apr 11, 2013 10:34 PM #39
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Let us know how it turns out Barbara.

Apr 11, 2013 11:29 PM #40
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It is nice to put a voice to that Avatar Dagny.

Apr 11, 2013 11:30 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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It's interesting to see who actively participates Jill.

Apr 11, 2013 11:31 PM #42
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
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Meet-ups will spread, of that I'm sure. I am too far away to make any of them, alas. Love the photos and short bio of each attendee.
Apr 12, 2013 12:23 AM #43
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Karen Anne Stone
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Tom:  That is great that you ended up with five great people.  Honestly, I have seen many agents try to have Meet-Ups... and not have five folks come even after several attempts.  So great.  I just know you folks had a great time!

"suggested"

Apr 12, 2013 01:56 AM #44
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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
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Tom sounds like a great meet up!  We like how you mentioned all that were there!

Apr 12, 2013 02:05 AM #45
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Thanks Hella. I bet you could get members to come to you, the scenary in your neck of the state is worth the drive.

Apr 12, 2013 03:16 AM #46
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Thanks for the suggestion Karen. I think the the invitation to get together is important, whether or not members come is really up to them and their schedule.

Apr 12, 2013 03:16 AM #47
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Everyone has a story don't they? You just got a quick peek, you'd have to come to hear all the tales Bob.  :)

Apr 12, 2013 03:17 AM #48
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I love Meetups too...I hosted one in the Giant Litter box (Vegas) and it was attended only by me and Kendall Jackson..so at least I have wine for the weekend!!

Apr 12, 2013 05:32 AM #49
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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A MeetUp of two is okay, you can grow from there Paddy

Enjoy your weekend.

Apr 12, 2013 06:24 AM #50
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Jared

I was actually bummed I couldn't make it.  I would have liked to meet you guys as it would have been my first meetup.  I look forward to attending the next one, and hopefully get to know a few of you before that.

Apr 12, 2013 06:32 AM #51
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Bob Crane
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Hi Tom, What a great group to share a dinner and interesting conversation with, I am glad that you had a good turnout and lots of fun.

Apr 13, 2013 01:22 PM #52
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Jared - It's actually more fun to know the people from being online than meeting them, rather than meeting them for the first time in person.

Apr 14, 2013 08:02 AM #53
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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They are a special bunch, I really like getting together with them.

Hope you have had the same experience Bob.

Apr 14, 2013 08:03 AM #54
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We just love Sac! Visit often. Our #1 engineer lives there. Our #1 supplier lives there. The State Housing and Community Development (HCD), our biggest client that we have the privilage of purchasing permits from lives there. and we especially love Old Town and even spent the night on: 

http://www.google.com/search?q=old+sacramento's+paddle+wheel+boat+hotel&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=kUxrUdbYGsLjiAK0-oGgDA&sqi=2&ved=0CFQQsAQ&biw=1098&bih=664

When I was an avid and competitive water skier I spent many summers on the Sacramento Delta. Sac brings back lot's of very fond memories  and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.

Apr 14, 2013 10:43 AM #55
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Are we going to have another meetup soon? I want to be sure to get it on my calendar early. Look forward to seeing you all.

Jul 16, 2013 09:50 AM #56
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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It is in the planning stages Mike, you are always on the invite list my friend!

Jul 16, 2013 01:00 PM #57
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