ActiveRain members meet in Phoenix

Real Estate Agent with Dominion Fine Properties SA582226000

    One of the great things about being a part of Active Rain is the opportunity to meet  other members.  Today,  I had the pleasure of being treated to lunch by fellow members Praful Thakkar, a Realtor® from Andover, MA and Ajay Pandya, a Realtor® from the Greater Columbus,  OH area.

    Both of these wonderful gentlemen were in Phoenix for the Keller Williams annual meeting.  Because we’ve had warmer than normal weather, we chose to meet part way at Aunt Chilada’s at Squaw Peak.  I knew they had a wonderful patio where we could enjoy our weather and their food was excellent.


    We spent over an hour discussing our markets, discussing ActiveRain and, more importantly, just getting to know each other.  Praful and Ajay were extremely gracious answering so many questions I had because I love learning about other cultures.  Both men are vegetarians while I’m an old fashioned meat eating midwest gal.  But, both gentlemen were open in their answers and very informative.  

    Thank you, Praful and Ajay - I thoroughly enjoyed our time and look forward to getting to  know you more in the coming years.   Have a safe flight back to your frozen tundras.  I’ll be thinking of you when I’m shoveling our sunshine.  

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Juli Vosmik

Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC



 Scottsdale and Cave Creek Real Estate



Helping you make informed decisions whether buying or selling homes in Scottsdale, Cave Creek and north Phoenix Arizona.  I know the area - I live here.


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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So cool Juli!  That is great that you all connected!

Feb 17, 2014 10:41 AM #1
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Juli, That looks like it was a great meet up!  I hope that you had a great time!

Feb 17, 2014 11:26 AM #2
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Jan, these were two of the nicest and intelligent men I've had the pleasure of meeting in a long time.  

Tony and Darcy, it was wonderful - perfect weather, perfect gentlemen.  

Feb 17, 2014 11:38 AM #3
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Active Rain meet-ups are the best Juli! How wonderful. I would love to hop in my car one day and travel around the country meeting all the beautiful Rainers I connected with online.

Feb 17, 2014 12:36 PM #4
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

How awesome is that! If it weren't for wouldn't have had a great lunch with two really neat people. I'm jealous. Most members don't have a reason to come to Cedaredage so I don't get a chance to host an impromptu meetup. 

Feb 17, 2014 02:10 PM #5
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Now THAT's a road trip, Andrea!!!

Debbie,  with all that you write about Cederedge, I'm surprised.  You always bring out all the great things about it.  

Feb 17, 2014 10:18 PM #6
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Juli, I think this is so great you had a chance to meet up!  I was fleeting briefly with attending Family Reunion back in December so this is wonderful you had a chance to chat and grab some lunch together. 

Feb 19, 2014 09:37 AM #7
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Juli, sounds like a perfect ActiveRain meetup.  I really need to organize a meet up because the last time I met many members (RainCamp) was a great experience, but not as informal as yours.

Feb 20, 2014 08:31 AM #8
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Juli... had I gone to the KW Family Reunion I could have joined you! Too bad but it looks like you had a great little get together anyhow!

Feb 20, 2014 08:44 AM #9
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Juli, what a great meetup! I read Praful's blog, (I'll have to check out Ajay's blog) and would love to meet him someday.

Feb 21, 2014 02:43 PM #10
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Juli, Way to rub it in - shoveling sunshine!  I love it when Rainers are in areas other than their own and they make a point of connecting with other Rainers while they are out of town.  That's a great photo. It sounds like you have a wonderful time.

Feb 22, 2014 01:19 AM #11
Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

Aunt Chilada's at Squaw Peak in February, excellent. An afternoon with Praful and Ajay, awesome! Arizona weather, PERFECT! Good to see you had a nice time.

Mar 02, 2014 02:28 PM #12
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

It is fun meeting Rainers and you guys look like you are having fun in a great environment.

Mar 03, 2014 08:22 AM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Juli I was wondering what Praful was doing at an Arizona Active Rain Meet cool is that....I am sure a lot better than Freezing Andover MA:)), Endre

Mar 07, 2014 06:37 AM #14
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