Spring Meet Ups - Austin, Texas

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Criado Realty 0548772

MeetUp - Group - 03.25.14We had a great time today at Home Slice! Had a bit of a scare when we saw a sign "Closed Tuesday" - how weird is that? Turns out that only the patio area and second building was closed. It was a beautifully sunny day but chilly, in the 60s so eating inside was fine by us!! This little mom & pop place resides in an area built in the 1920's-1930's so they close it every Tuesday for maintenance and a day off. Fortunately for us their other building was open - yes it's in two buildings.  Weird, right? That's Austin for you!!

I noticed Dorie right away - she stood out like a social marketer - taking pictures of the building before walking in, lol! That's exactly the kind of thing I would have done had I not been there before!


Standing next to me was a new comer, Keith Vanzant! Keith was invited by Jerry Newman who is one of my team members in San Antonio. Keith being with Keller Wiilliams Realty and Jerry formerly with Keller, decided to do some referral business, very exciting! Both are military specialists.

To my surprise, one of my San Antonio colleagues, Alice Ruiz, saw us on Facebook.  Since she was driving through Austin she  stopped by to learn more about blogging - how cool is that? We had 3-4 others who really wanted to make it but it just didn't work out. Next time! I was encouraged to do another South Austin event. A funny thing about Austinites; they're rather divided between North and South.  The cultural difference is considerable. One being suburban Texas the other being urban and weird.  I'm weird in case you're wondering.

At the 11th hour my hubby Scott Bureau showed up; he was stuck on the phone. He scootered over but our group was breaking up so I stayed with him for a slice. He's an IT consultant who works from home and/or travels so we try to eat lunch together when we can.  He's a new blogger and helping me with my WP website so I just signed him up with AR. 

Dorie Dillard

Dorie mentioned she really loves SOCO (Sout Congress historic area) so most likely next quarter I'll do a meetup in the same vicinity. In fact I have a few places in mind. Maybe if I remember to reach out to New Braunfels and San Marcos folks we'll see some new fresh faces.  Cool!


Looking forward to seeing your meetup blogs!

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Alicia Clarke
Seattle, WA
Putting the Social in Marketing

Awesome, Cathy! Looks like you guys had a great time. Austin is such a gorgeous city!

Mar 25, 2014 06:23 AM #3
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

We had our meetup today too! 

Mar 25, 2014 07:29 AM #4
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Thanks Alicia Clarke!  The Hill Country is very beautiful!


Mar 25, 2014 07:57 AM #5
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Hey Christine Smith - I was just talking about you!! We were chatting about how MA is so different than TX and I name dropped you.  MA is a much stricter place to do real estate for sure. I'll go look for your meetup.

Mar 25, 2014 08:01 AM #6
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Looks like ya'll had fun.  I picked out Dorie and Alice right away. That was so sweet Alice stopped by.  I know from the last IREP meeting she was asking several questions on social media.  Good to see she read about your meet up in Austin off of Facebook.    Will you be at the SA meet up on Thursday?

Mar 25, 2014 09:28 AM #7
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Kathy - That sounds awesome.   What a great group of Rainers.  I wish I lived closer.  We have another one tomorrow...weather permitting.  - Debbie

Mar 25, 2014 10:22 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Cathy- it is this time of year when I begin to miss Texas. What fun, seeing pics of AR members in your area. 

Mar 25, 2014 11:40 AM #9
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Sounds like you all had a great time! Scott showed up just in time to have you all to himself!  Congrats on your Meet Up!

Mar 25, 2014 12:18 PM #10
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
As I was saying to someone in Seattle, the weather is getting make sure these days in areas like there and Texas and it is only conducive to good AR meet ups I think! Love and light, Laura
Mar 25, 2014 01:48 PM #11
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Well isn't that nice.  A lovely get together and Active Rain meet up.  Thanks for sharing with us!

Mar 25, 2014 02:50 PM #12
Keith Vanzant
Thanks for hosting, Cathy. It was great meeting everyone! ~ Keith
Mar 25, 2014 09:29 PM #13
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Looks like a great time Cathy!  Glad you guys got together and had a little fun!                     

Mar 25, 2014 10:48 PM #14
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Cathy, looks like a good time was had by all. I've be attending a meet-up later today.

Mar 25, 2014 10:56 PM #15
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Enjoyable to see each other outside of a post, blog or comment. Promotes a balance

Mar 25, 2014 11:39 PM #16
Andy Chaudoir
Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown, TX
Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas

Hello Cathy - Looks like a great gathering.  Are inspectors allowed to come??  Have a great day.

Mar 26, 2014 06:35 AM #17
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Cathy it sounds like great fun! I'm off to the one I'm hosting today!

Mar 27, 2014 01:28 AM #18
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Cathy, great photographs, it shown all of you had a great time.

Mar 28, 2014 09:03 AM #19
Shoot2Sell Real Estate and Commercial Property Photography
Shoot2Sell Photography - Dallas, TX

Hi! How could we look into attending these meetups or others in the Austin area? Are you on MeetUp.com? That's how we are currently looking into networking events (besides LinkedIn, NARI, and NAHB events). 

Apr 01, 2014 01:26 AM #20
Eric Galuppo
Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue

Looks like you all had a great time. I’m from LA and haven’t heard of LA meet up. 

Apr 02, 2014 01:25 AM #21
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Cathy, you look like you had a wonderful time.  I'm a pizza lover and will put Home Slice on my list of Austin restaurants to try.  South Congress does have wonderful places to eat.

Apr 02, 2014 02:17 PM #22
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