So much to talk about, so little time

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Did you ever anticipate on meeting someone only to find out you were not prepared for them?

Well this happened to me yesterday.  I have long awaited this moment when I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Sheila Anderson.  She took time out of busy schedule to meet an old timer (me) and my bride of near 50 years in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

The setting was delightful, the food was great however, the company was even better.  She was everything I thought she would be and even better.  It was like meeting a friend you haven’t seen in a long time. Wonder time, we talked about or adventures, our pups (family members) and the like. 

So soon we said our goodbyes until next time


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Come for a visit stay for a lifetime.  



Comments (18)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Finally a name I recognized. Now I have to put meeting her in person on my bucket list! Enjoy your day!!

Jun 16, 2017 05:02 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Sounds like it was a great time, although short.  Sometimes we just have to enjoy and take advantage of the time we do have with someone.  Glad you got to have this meeting!

Jun 16, 2017 05:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How wonderful, James. So glad you had such a wonderful time... but why no picture of this momentous occasion? Sheila's always taking pictures.

Jun 16, 2017 05:22 AM
James Dray

Could not get it to load.  I'm sure Sheila will upload one

Jun 16, 2017 06:38 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

How nice is that!  I just read about another AR meet up too!

Jun 16, 2017 05:29 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I am so very very glad we made the time yesterday to meet. You are so much more than. Such fun. Please come and visit again.

Jun 16, 2017 05:30 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

That was wonderful to put a real face with a Rainer.

Jun 16, 2017 05:37 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I saw your photo on Sheila's blog this morning......what a nice meetup that must have been for both of you.... 

Jun 16, 2017 05:41 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Well worth the trip to meet Sheila Anderson 

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 16, 2017 06:12 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Glad the two of you met up and got to share some stories and history together.

Jun 16, 2017 06:19 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

That's nice you were able to finally meet face-to-face. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 16, 2017 06:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Your experience with Sheila Anderson is like mine has been from coast to coast.  In some instances we have met several times, and it continues to feel exactly as you described, "old friends getting together."  A

Jun 16, 2017 06:43 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

What a nice meeting, I read about it on Sheila Anderson's blog and really enjoyed seeing the picture of both of you together!

Jun 16, 2017 07:31 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What fun that must have been, James. I would love to meet Sheila some day. Meeting our friends from AR in person is always such a special treat!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy your travels!!


Jun 16, 2017 09:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your MeetUp. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jun 16, 2017 09:13 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I know how Sheila Anderson  must feel because you bestow this honor upon me last year and I enjoyed meeting you just as much as you described here James Dray 

Jun 16, 2017 10:14 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Beautiful post, James Dray.  I know I will have to check on Sheila Anderson's post.   Maybe some pictures.....:)  

Jun 18, 2017 10:57 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Always great to meet a fellow Active Rainer.  Like you I have always thoroughly enjoyed my talks and meet ups with anyone I have met from Active Rain.

Jun 21, 2017 09:44 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Pretty cool to meet a fellow Rain  member while traveling, James Dray and Sheila Anderson would be on my list.

Jun 25, 2017 03:07 PM