Springtime MeetUps - Can You Host?

Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

There may be snow outside your window as you read this, but I wanted to give plenty of time for hosts to get their MeetUp scheduled.

Meeting your virtual friends and colleagues in person usually begins with a smile and embrace.  I've seen it happen a hundred times before and this round should be no different.  Whether business, hobbies or fun is discussed it doesn't matter, the point is to get out from behind the computer and spend some informal, quality time with other Rainers.

MeetUps take place in a restaurant, lounge or other venue of the host's choosing; a relaxed environment where other AR members, friends and colleagues can gather comfortably.  Anyone in the real estate field is invited to attend.  Everyone is on their own for drinks and food so the hosting responsibility is pretty easy. 

Spring Meetups will take place anytime between March 24th and March 29th.

MeetUp Hosting Responsibilities

If you're available to host, please choose a venue, time, date and send the information to me.  Email kerrie@activerain.com the venue name, date/time and full address (include zip please).  I will begin to make a list and announce the locations within a few weeks.

All hosts will receive 2,500 points and attendees get 1,000.  I'm also going to be doing a raffle shortly after the MeetUps commence including AR swag and free RainMaker subscriptions.  Pretty awesome!

Posted by

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comments (82)

Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Those are all nice incentives. These meet-ups can also be good opportunities for the Rainers to share ideas, espcially when they are working different markets within the same market. There's usually more than enough business to go around! When are you guys going to host an AR gathering in Seattle? I bet plent would flock to you guys!

Feb 15, 2014 12:03 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I'll host Fredericksburg VA. 

Feb 17, 2014 02:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Kerrie, my pleasure to host a meet-up in Lee County Florida! We'll go for a larger group this time!
Feb 23, 2014 12:57 AM
Cecilia Guthrie
I could arrange a meetup in Newport Beach, California for march.
Feb 23, 2014 01:25 AM
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Kerrie,

I planning to host a Spring Meet Up on Thursday, March 27th at 4PM.  Now trying to determine a good location.  I will get back to you with specifics.  Thanks!

Feb 23, 2014 03:11 PM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

I'll do mine again, even though I expect a low turn-out. If I keep with it, maybe it will grow. Tuesday, March 25, 5:30 p.m., Turner's Yard, Pembroke MA. Same venue and arrangements as last time. Thanks!

Feb 24, 2014 04:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kerrie, we will be hosting two meetups one in central Wisconsin and one in western Wisconsin for both Wisconsinites and Minnesotans.

here is the info on the first one.


Feb 24, 2014 05:54 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Here is the details on the Western Wisconsin/Minnesota meetup


Feb 24, 2014 07:04 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Kerrie - Juli, Vosmik, Anna Banana and I are planning on our Meetup being 3/27. Blog to follow soon as we get more details together.  Looking at a park, Boce Ball, Croquet and raffling off something for Cancer.  

Feb 25, 2014 02:24 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Here are the details for the Westchester meet up.


Feb 26, 2014 09:49 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

I will host Central ohio and Columbus!

Mar 01, 2014 09:45 PM
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

I would love to host a Spring Meetup, I tried to host the Meetup late last year in the area and we had a blizzard, one faithful showed up, I would sure like to make up for that one, however, I am in the process of opening a new brokerage so I may have to host next time around, but I will definitely attend Dave Shamansky's

Mar 01, 2014 10:19 PM
Jordan Gouger
Keller Williams Realty Inc. - Austin, TX
Helping you to achieve your housing goals!

If any one hosts an Austin Meetup, I should be able to attend.

Mar 02, 2014 02:31 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Kerrie~ Do you have the list ready? I know David Shamansky is planning something for Metro Denver, but I was wondering if there would be anything, any where else in the state. I'd love to take a road trip!

Mar 04, 2014 05:23 AM
David Saks
Memphis, TN
Broker / Industry Analyst
Ernest Villafranca
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Oakland, CA
3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443

I will host in Oakland CA 3/28/14.  Food and drink will be free. I can hardly wait to meet fellow rainers.

Mar 07, 2014 04:16 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Hi Kerrie, I'll be happy to host a meet up on Hump Day March 26 from 5-7 at the


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Mar 11, 2014 02:31 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

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Mar 12, 2014 07:23 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Some agents, brokers are so not central to the group it makes it tough. Unless we could get across the border into Canada AR badge wearers to huddle, have a pow wow, it means traveling many hours to make the sit down and meet, greet happen. Corporate jet, now under a 100 books of green stamps and combined with the AR points saved up to redeem. YESSSsss! That's gotta help.

Mar 15, 2014 10:22 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!


Here is my Spring Meet Up blog post!

Mar 25, 2014 12:50 PM