Who I Want to Meet at ActiveRain-#3-I'm exercising My Right to Not be Able to Make Up My Mind.

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Who I Want to Meet at ActiveRain- Part 3-I’m Exercising My Right to Not Be Able to Make Up My Mind!

I love Donna Foerster’s October Challenge “Who Would You Like to Meet Live Bananatudeand In Person” because like many other challenges such as this one, it makes us give thought to the words we often say or write.

I’ve already written two (you can write 1 or up to 3)but trying to pick a third has been tough.   Dick Greenberg offered an idea whose time has come… or rather returned, and… that is a real, not virtual, mega ActiveRain MeetUp.  I’m all for it.

As you can see I’m procrastinating because, just as most everyone would agree, it would be fun to meet all of the many members that we see roaming the blogrolls here.
It's just too hard to pick a third because I have about 1000+ Rainer's I definitely want to meet! (those to whom I subscribe and those who subscribe to me).

So for my third choice in this challenge, I’ve decided that I’d like to meet all of the other moderators of the group Bananatude!   I’m not sure how long I’ve been one of the moderators, but I feel like I know the others as well as our much loved founder Anna Banana Kruchten.  But I would love to meet them in person.  

Anna Banana- I called Anna several years ago when a friend’s daughter was moving to Phoenix for her first job out of college.  The young lady was going to be rentingbut Anna spent some time with her to make sure she found an area that would appeal to the “safety” requirements of her parents.  Anna is solid, and by that I mean you can count on her.

Bryan Robertson- I’ve never spoken with Bryan, and yet when I see his post, I know I’m going to read something interesting.  Bryan knows a lot about marketing and how to brand your business.

Dick Greenberg-  Dick has the ability to say what’s on his mind without ever offending anyone, and often being funny at the same time.  I love reading his monthly Grab Bag blogs.

Gene Mundt- Have a mortgage question?  Ask Gene!  His writing is sharp and easy to understand, especially for someone like me who knows nothing about his industry.

Kathleen Daniels- when I see Kathleen’s profile picture and read her posts I think “spunk”.  She is not afraid to state her mind, but always maintaining her professionalism.


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So, yes, I would love to have the opportunity to meet these fellow moderators.  We could have a Bananathon!  




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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Banana-Rama Banana-Thon.................woo hoo BARFF, that would rock.  I think they are all really cool people.

Oct 22, 2013 10:50 PM #11
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kathy. You choices are terrific and I love the enthusiam with which you write about them. Have a good day.

Oct 22, 2013 11:12 PM #12
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Perhaps we could all get together at Dick's Mega MeetUp Kathy! That would be quite the event.

Oct 22, 2013 11:23 PM #13
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Who could choose? It's impossible.  It's like selecting one of your children!  I can not participate in this contest but I love your political approach and the BananaTudes are wonderful! 

Oct 22, 2013 11:26 PM #14
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Kathy -- that's the issue with this contest -- so many people to highlight...BananaTude is one of my favorite groups plus it's just a lot of fun to say.   

Oct 22, 2013 11:47 PM #15
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Really nice post Kathy. Although I stay away from almost all contests...I have read many posts about those everyone would like to meet. Fun.

Oct 23, 2013 12:29 AM #16
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Kathy I agree and would love to meet them all as well. I heard it has been pretty warm that really has me jealous i scrape frost from the car window. 

Oct 23, 2013 12:32 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Barbara- they're fun to write but hard to pick.

Debbie- I'm going to have to take some time and read all of the entries.

Gary- I think you'll enjoy reading Gene's posts!

Janis- I agree.... I'm all for a megaMeetUp.

Dorie- Bananatude is definitely my favorite group. 

Carol- I'm glad you're enjoying it.  Anna has created a great groupand it's very active. 

Gita- please come over and join.  There's a lot of variety there!

Bobbie- I could write a post per week on whom I want to meet. 

Kristin- I do the challenges/contests for 2 reasons...because they're fun and to support the member sponsoring it.  They're also a lot of fun to read. 

Mark- don't know if you're a member but come on over. 

BARFF- oh yes a Bananarama Bananathon!

Sheila- Thanks.  It is a great group!

Michael- I agree... and you know what.. .it's a nice problem to have. 

Oct 23, 2013 12:43 AM #18
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathy, I've met Bryan, talked to Dick and Kathleen, but haven't talked to AB or Gene YET! :)

Oct 23, 2013 12:56 AM #19
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

You have an absolute right to NOT choose. Great list of options and I'm sure you'll get to meet them all at some point. 

Oct 23, 2013 02:37 AM #20
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Kathy, great list, each one is unique and offer so much to their ActiveRain family. Hope you'll get to meet them one day soon..

Oct 23, 2013 03:33 AM #21
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Good choices Kathy. Especially Anna with her Arizona sunshine.

Oct 23, 2013 06:40 AM #22
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Aw shucks. Thanks for the kind words, Kathy, and I'd certainly like to meet you too (and the other moderators as well). Hey! Ive got an idea - how about a national meet-up?

Oct 23, 2013 08:17 AM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey- you should try one.. they're fun.

Scott- warm?  Try 80+ degrees!!! 

BLiz- you're a few up on me!  I spent so much time on the phone in one of my earlier lives that I hardly get on the phone now.  I know I should.

Karen- thanks!!!  I do hope to meet them... and I'm definitely going to meet you when you head out on your road trip.

Beth- they are unique but I think they do have one thing in common... they're solid people. 

Janice- you're right.  You can feel her smile coming over the Internet!

Dick- hey.. no hard sale needed!!!   I'm ready!

Oct 23, 2013 10:38 AM #24
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Kathy, choosing was the hardest part of this contest there are at least 20 Rainmakers I'd like to meet.

Oct 23, 2013 07:12 PM #25
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Well done Kathy!  Anna is a gracious lady who will make time to meet with you while you are visiting her neck of the woods -- even if it may be out of her way.   So happy to meet all the other fun folks in the group.

Oct 24, 2013 12:50 AM #26
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We have met a bunch of people...Banana...Gene included and I am not participating this time...too many other choices...the blog would clog the internet !

Oct 24, 2013 09:22 PM #27
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a wonderful weekend. Be sure to  have your camera in hand to capture the special moments.

Oct 25, 2013 06:50 AM #28
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

You've identified some real winners. 

Just too many wonderful industry friends to choose a few.


Oct 26, 2013 09:38 AM #29
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Kathy~ You've been spending too much time with your BARFF, this post is Shaken with a Twist! I love that you picked a GROUP to meet!

Oct 27, 2013 07:21 AM #30
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