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Branson Meetup at Grand Country

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO 2015029883

Branson Meetup at Grand Country with James Dray and Linda Guess



 There were only two of us at the Branson Meetup, but that didn't slow us down any.  James

James Dray Dray does not look like his photo.  He is much better looking.  I am just saying.  I told him he needs to up-date his photo. 

It was non-stop talking from the minute we sat down until we both had to leave.  He is a very interesting person.  He currently manages an office of 22 agents.  I think that keeps him busy. 

James Bray was with the police department for 30 years and in 2005 decided to start his real estate career.  I think he loves real estate and I think looking back that he would have been in real estate a lot sooner if he had known how much he enjoys the real estate business.  That is my opinion.  He did not actually say that.

He shared some real estate techniques with me.  All the help I can get is very much appreciated.  I shared with him some vitamin information that many people do not know and can save a lot of discomfort.   No I don't sell vitamins.  I just like to talk about them when I heard that a relative had a problem that the vitamin will help.

We think it would be good to have Meetups every six months.  It was a lot of fun.  Maybe we would have a better turnout if Branson was in season and family would be able to enjoy all of the activities while we spend a couple hours at lunch.


Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Linda.  Looks like you had a great meet-up with a very interesting member.

Jan 31, 2016 08:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your MeetUp with James Dray

Have a most productive February.

Feb 01, 2016 12:03 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Linda ... sounds like you had a great meet up with James at the Branson meet up and maybe next year there will be more at the gathering.

Feb 01, 2016 11:26 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The Branson meet up may have be small . . . .  with a good time had by all.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 02, 2016 10:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Linda -- as others have commented, two can be just the right number.  It sounds like you and James Dray had a very good MeetUp.   Is Bentonville AR and Branson that close?  Forgive my lack of your area geography knowledge.   

Feb 03, 2016 01:33 AM
Linda Guess

Bentonville, AR is 90 miles from Branson, MO.  Thank you for your comment.

Feb 03, 2016 06:04 AM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you, Linda.   

Feb 18, 2017 09:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This gives me hope Linda Guess that maybe I can have  a meetup even in ND.

Feb 03, 2016 10:52 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Two is better than one or none. So glad you got to experience a meet-up and hopefully the next one will be well attended. 

Thanks for being such a great member of ActiveRain too Linda. You really have the spirit!

Feb 03, 2016 11:11 AM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

James Dray by the way.  Our photographer didn't take any pictures.  When I checked the camera, there were no photos of our Meetup.  Bob Crane said the next Meetup will be in April. 

Feb 03, 2016 12:15 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Linda and James, you do not need to have a lot of people to have an outstanding meetup.  Larry and I are the only active members that are active in ActiveRain in our market, a few of our agents make feeble attempts at participating, but like I said, it's me and Larry! Still, we have great meetups!

Feb 04, 2016 12:33 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Linda, small meet ups are much better...as you can have great conversations just like you and James did.

Feb 06, 2016 02:18 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have never been to Branson Linda Guess but it is on my list of places to visit soon. 

Feb 10, 2016 09:34 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Linda. I am a big fan of James Dray, he teaches me something about someone each and every day.

Feb 10, 2016 10:21 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

That's all you need for a MeetUp. Never a shortage of conversation with AR members. Any photos to share?

Feb 12, 2016 11:58 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

We (there 4 couples) spent a week in Branson seeing 2 shows a day. We had a fabulous time. Laughed the entire week. 

Feb 12, 2016 12:01 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is not about the size Linda it is about the connection. I am glad that the two of you made it worthwhile and got to know each other better.

Feb 13, 2016 10:10 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Linda.  That must have been a great time.  Did you bring the puppy?

Feb 19, 2016 06:07 AM
Linda Guess

We had a great time, but Missy had to stay home.

Feb 19, 2016 06:27 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Linda Guess and James Dray so glad that both of you had the opportunity to have lunch meet-up in Branson. Sounds like you covered a lot of ground together

Feb 20, 2016 10:18 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

we had a "meet up" with one of Donald's high school friends on our last vaction and forgot to take a single photo.

Feb 24, 2016 10:38 PM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Linda Guess 

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Hope you have a great week. 

Feb 26, 2016 12:00 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Message me the next time you have a Branson meet-up. You know where to find me!!!

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