Great Turnout For Central Florida's Gulf Coast MeetUp Today!

There was indeed a great turnout for Central Florida's Gulf Coast MeetUp at Ohana Cafe in Ozona Florida today! Seventeen of us were on hand to make this one of our largest MeetUps yet!

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Naturally, the usual crew were on hand: Toni and Craig Weidman, Silvia Dukes, Kwee Huset with her husband, Steve Pahl, Fred Hernden and Kelly Dixon were on hand.

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We were joined by Cyndee Haydon, who we haven't seen in a while at our MeetUps, along with Beth Atalay, who came all the way from Clermont! I need to naturally mention here that Kwee comes all the way from Venice! So we do have members from as far away as a two hour drive.

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Stephanie Joines came today for the very first time to one of our MeetUps, as did home inspector Glenn Fricke. John and Nancy Bridges were also first timers. They are with a company that works with short sales and foreclosures, to assist in negotiations.

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Also on hand for the first time were Dick and Dixie Sells. It is always great meeting other ActiveRainers and today was no exception. 

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I would like to thank everybody who attended, especially those who came from so far away. As the market heats up, it is getting more difficult for us to get together like this so I want all of you to know how much I appreciate it!!


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Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Barbara - I am sure you all had a great time and I hope that our next Meetup works out so I can attend again, since I missed this one.  Such a great way to network and get together - AR ROCKS!

Apr 11, 2013 07:22 AM #1
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Barbara Jo - we had a great time today. This was one of our best meet-ups. It was so great seeing everyone.

Apr 11, 2013 07:45 AM #2
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

So many familiar faces, looks like a great time, meet-ups are a great opportunity to have some fun and build better friendships.

Apr 11, 2013 07:53 AM #3
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Barbara Jo, great to see you all again as well as new members. We enjoyed the meet up.

Apr 11, 2013 08:16 AM #4
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

It was great to see Kwee and Andy again.

Apr 11, 2013 08:52 AM #5
ba`B Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

WOW!  What a good looking grout of AR Member having fun in the sun while we had yucky rain yesterday of course today is sunny and beautiful... sounds and looks like you all had a blast :). suggested

Apr 11, 2013 08:56 AM #6
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Barbara-Jo, just got home from a loooong day and I'm so glad I was able to attend our AR meetup today!  Nice to see old friends and new faces as well!  Thanks!

Apr 11, 2013 09:37 AM #7
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Barbara-Jo, what fun! Thanks for sharing the who's who list of attendees.
Apr 11, 2013 10:18 AM #8
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

That was a great meeting, nice turnout, and great company! Good to see everyone. Sorry I had to leave a little early, but I enjoyed for sure!! Thank you Barbara-Jo!!

Apr 11, 2013 11:14 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Barbara-Jo, Seventeen is fabulous. I think Denver had 30 but many of them were from the same mortgage lender. It will be fun to see Kerrie's video. 

Apr 11, 2013 12:51 PM #10
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Great job and great organizing Barbara Jo.  I went Weds to Kathy's and I am going tomorrow to Victoria's In WPB. 

Apr 11, 2013 02:42 PM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Barbara Joe now you made a wonderful event happen, One of these days I will attend these meet ups....every time I have been blessed with an out of country buyer so I always hope that we will have more meet ups:))

Apr 11, 2013 03:11 PM #12
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Great turnout, lots of smiles and happy faces. That is a great combination for a meet up. Was at one myself yesterday.

Apr 11, 2013 07:21 PM #13
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, very nice turnout Barbara-Jo.  One of the best I've seen on 'the Rain'.

Apr 11, 2013 09:15 PM #14
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara-Jo, looks like a great turnout, and many familiar faces!     Looks like you had some wonderful weather too!

Apr 11, 2013 10:32 PM #15
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Your A/R Meet-ups look like such fun. I always enjoy seeing your photos from these great events!

Apr 11, 2013 11:35 PM #16
Frank Laisch
Orlando, FL
"The Insurance Guy"

Barbara-Jo, I really wanted to make it, it looks like you had a great turnout and had a great meet up!

Apr 12, 2013 02:00 AM #17
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Ugh I am so jealous you all got to sit outside in summer clothes!  Our winter weather is back!  So glad you all had a good time!

Apr 12, 2013 04:45 AM #18
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"


That is a heck of a good turnout. There is a lot of AR people down there. Say I just love the Tarpon Springs area. If I go to Florida it is there or Siesta Keys.


Apr 12, 2013 06:32 AM #19
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Hi Barbara-Jo, thanks for the pictures.  Everyone really looked like they were enjoying themselves.  Wish I could have been there.

Apr 12, 2013 04:27 PM #21
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