My TAKE AWAY FROM FORT MYERS ACTIVE RAIN MEET UP

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Real Estate Agent SL3287291

FORT MYERS ACTIVE RAIN MEET UP

This meet up was my first Active Rain face to face and I enjoyed it. Yes, it was good to see people from the internet in person. Yes, we had fun and shared many laughs. Yes, the site of the meet up was a good choice.

But there were several great things I took away from the meet up:

1. The quality of the people that attended.

    3 of the attendees were Brokers

    1 Wayne Martin ranks #1 in Lee County for AR and is 

       #24 in Florida for AR.

    1 Randy Mitchelson is # 15 in Lee County for AR.

2. Great sharing of knowledge.

    I left the meet up with a higher level of understanding 

    of what is going on in the Real Estate Market in Lee 

    County.

     I heard some great ideas on how to be more effective

     on Active Rain.

     Kwee Huset is a Broker who drove down from Venice 

     and shared great information on Venice and Sarasota

     Real Estate.

     Yolanda Planes, is a Real Estate Mortgage Broker in

     Cape Coral. She shared some of the Products she has

     available as well as her knowledge of what the Cape

     Coral market looks like.

     Blanca Contreras, is a Broker - Associate and Team

     Manager who shared from her years of experience in

     Real Estate Sales.

     Randy Mitchelson, is an Internet Marketing Expert and

     Mortgage Broker and Vice President of iPartnerMedia.

     He shared marketing ideas and resources with us.

     Wayne Martin, is a Real Estate Broker with vast 

     experience in Residential and Commercial Real Estate.

Going to the meet up was time well spent. To now have a network of valuable resources we can draw from and share with on an ongoing basis was great asset to take away from the Fort Myers Active Rain Meet Up.

     

     

     

Comments (14)

Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Meet ups are a great way to get face to face with our AR members!

Mar 30, 2014 02:31 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Carol, you are so right. I now believe that missing these meet ups is missing a great opportunity.

Make it a great day.

Mar 30, 2014 02:37 AM
Randy Mitchelson,APR
Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage - Bonita Springs, FL
First Impressions are made at First Click

Despite all the great internet marketing tools, we still operate in a face to face business so our Meet Ups are a great way to forge stronger relationships. Glad to have met you too John.

Mar 30, 2014 02:05 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. I would say you got more than you probably expected. Unfortunately I could not attend a meet up because of needing to be with Gail during her recovery. They can be special as you have now learned.

Make it a great week!

Mar 30, 2014 08:40 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Good morning Joe, indeed I did not expect to take away as much as I did. It was well worth my time. 

I am sorry you could not make a meet up, but family comes first.

Mar 30, 2014 09:21 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Randy, it still amazes me that with all the technology we have how valuable it is to meet people in person. The interaction is so important.

Mar 30, 2014 09:24 PM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi John, Activerain on the web or face to face meet up always provided excellent information that we could learn from each others also for referral business as well. Glad to meet you there.

Mar 31, 2014 01:07 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Kwee, I was so happy to see the quality of exchange between meet up participants. And yes the relationships built there hopefully will carry on and produce referrals.

Mar 31, 2014 07:33 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

John, It is always a learning experience. The relationships just build and build.

Mar 31, 2014 01:31 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Debbie, I know you speak from experience. I enjoy AR so much because of the people on here who are so willing to share. I am building relationships and want to see them grow.

Make it a great day.

Mar 31, 2014 10:17 PM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

This is always the power of meeting people.  You will always learn things and grow.This is especially true with the star line up you had for your meeting. I believe I saw some video of this group.  AR is one of our greatest resources.

Apr 05, 2014 12:10 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Larry,I was impressed by having some of the top people in AR in the group. AR is a great resource for us to have.

Make it a great weekend.

Apr 05, 2014 12:28 AM
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

I enjoy reading about these meet-ups. They always seem to be so much fun!

Apr 06, 2014 12:21 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Larry, I was surprised how much I enjoyed the meet up. I look forward to another one.

Apr 06, 2014 12:34 AM