Phoenix Metro ActiveRain & CRS Meetup Tuesday 9/12/17

Real Estate Agent with Phoenix Property Shoppe

Most of you don't realize that even thou I'm new to ActiveRain I've been attending Meetups for years now. I really enjoy meeting new folks and talking about a wide range of subjects. I'm hearing the word from Anna that she's expecting about 30 to 40 people tomorrow night.  It's going to be a lot of fun so if you're in town and can join the fun - see you tomorrow. 

Original content by Anna "Banana" Kruchten AZ Broker BR030809000



Phoenix Metro ActiveRain & CRS Meetup Tuesday 9/12/17



ActiveRain Real Estate Network



Arizona CRS


It's Meetup Time in Phoenix on Tuesday September 12th! What a perfect combination of 2 of the finest groups of real estate professionals - ActiveRainers &  CRS Agents. Both ActiveRain and CRS are founded on exceptional education, professionalism and creating relationships.


September 11th to 15th is also the CRS  National Educational Week - A week long event with FREE webinars open to all real estate professionals. By taking all 5 FREE webinars you will earn 5 credits towards your CRS designation - see details below.   ActiveRainers - this is a no brainer  opportuntity for all of you! Talk about a WIN - WIN! This is IT!



Phoenix Metro ActiveRain & CRS Happy Hour Meetup!

Tuesday September 12th - 5 to 7pm


North Mountain Grille 

13216 North 7th Street Phoenix AZ 85022

(Thunderbird & 7th Street)



Mix & Mingle Meetup Time! Come and relax, enjoy and have fun sharing ideas with fellow real estate professionals! Meetup with old friends and meet new friends! It's an all around great time!


BONUS!! For those of you not all that 'versed' in blogging and/or Social  Media Marketing, you'll have a opportunity to talk directly with some of  Arizona's Top Real Estate Bloggers. These professionals understand and know exactly what it takes to brand, market and take your business to the next level. ActiveRainers are well known for sharing ideas and tips with fellow real estate professionals.



FREE CRS Webinars September 11th to 15th!


CRS FREE Education Webinars

Join us for CRS Week, September 11 - 15, 2017! CRS Week is the Council’s local and national awareness event designed to give real estate agents a sample of CRS education and to encourage them to learn more about the value of obtaining the CRS designation.


During this week, CRS will host a FREE live webinar each day!


Register for this bundle today and sign up for all five of the webinars at once! We will record each webinar, so even if you're unable to make it for one, you will still have access to the recordings at your own convenience.


Registering for this bundle will also give you five credits toward the CRS Designation, and will satisfy the CRS Designation Maintenance Requirements.



REGISTER here for the bundle!


Monday through Thursday the webinars start at 1 p.m. (CST), and Friday at 10:30 a.m. (CST).









 For More Information about the ActiveRain & CRS Phoenix Meetup...


Anna 'Banana' Kruchten

Phoenix CRS Chapter Network Chair

ActiveRain Ambassador





Phoenix Metro ActiveRain & CRS Meetup Tuesday 9/12/17



Phoenix Property Shoppe  



Anna "Banana" Kruchten
Designated Broker & Owner

Phoenix Homes For Sale


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Your Referrals & Testimonials are Always Greatly Appreciated!

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Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Co-Owner/ Licensed Real Estate Agent

Phoenix Property Shoppe



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Comments (11)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

30 to 40 people is huge, Gary. I can't wait to see the photos and all the smiling faces. Wish I was in the area.

Sep 11, 2017 05:52 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

It is going to be a good meetup Debbie Reynolds - join us if you can we'll send the big bird for you.

Sep 11, 2017 09:14 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

What is the cost for us out of state CRS's Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling wanting to attend? 

Sep 11, 2017 07:32 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

No cost Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, - shall we send the big bird?  

Sep 11, 2017 09:13 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

No, I have too many people giving me the bird Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling.  I hope you had fun at this event!

Sep 19, 2017 10:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mr Banana love it it is tough to be second fiddler to MS Number One Banana:) just kidding wishing you both a successful Meetup, we shall see if Dick Greenberg  can surprise you like he did to us a few years ago...Endre

Sep 11, 2017 11:37 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Endre Barath, Jr. not hard at fact it's been a fun ride for years. I don't take things so seriously!

Sep 13, 2017 05:08 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sounds like a lot of fun Gary.

Sep 12, 2017 01:19 AM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi Sharon Tara it was really fun last night!

Sep 13, 2017 05:09 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I remember meeting you at the previous meetup I attended and I look forward to seeing you again this evening!

Sep 12, 2017 07:30 AM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Good to see you last night Brian England 

Sep 13, 2017 05:09 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gary I wish I could be there with all of you for the MeetUp.  My brother lives in Tucson so maybe I will plan a trip to see him during the time of one of the MeetUps.

Sep 12, 2017 02:25 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

That would be great George Souto - we'll show you around.

Sep 13, 2017 05:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I saw Anna's write-up after her meet-up  - what great fun that must have been. I would have loved to have made the trip from San Diego...but we were in Kauai at the time and it was just a wee bit of a commute! Perhaps the next one!


Sep 19, 2017 08:43 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Jeff Dowler so that's your excuse! Good one for sure!

Oct 24, 2017 12:02 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Biggest meet-up EVER in the history of AR - and who ELSE would have pulled this off but, Anna Banana, Gary!

It's so nice that you enjoyed these before getting into the business - it's so wonderful to have such a supportive hubby and I know how grateful Anna is.

I hope you two have a fantastic weekend!

Sep 22, 2017 04:12 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS I don't think this was the biggest one we've ever had. I think we had one that topped 40 one year and it was a blast too. Actually I've been licensed since 2006 way before Anna got involved on AR seriously. I think she signed up in Dec 06 but really didn't get blogging until late of 08. And look what happened since

Oct 24, 2017 12:04 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Gary,  Where have you been? Oh yes helping Ms. Banana behind the scenes and at the meetup. Look forward to seeing future posts.

Sep 25, 2017 09:27 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi Debbie Reynolds yup that's my job - behind the scenes guy!

Oct 24, 2017 12:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

HI again, Gary! Just checking in for a fabulous Mr. Banana post!!

Hope you and Mrs. Banana are having a wonderful week!

Oct 05, 2017 07:38 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi again Debe Maxwell, CRS thanks. We've been extremely busy with getting the house prepared for painting - and now it's all done. Plus I've got so many other projects going on it doesn't leave much time for anything but helping out with market reports. But I'm back on today for awhile and enjoying my time in the rain today!

Oct 24, 2017 12:06 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 WElcome to the rain we have heard about you for years and seen you in pictures look forward to commenting on your blogs!

Oct 11, 2017 12:50 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling

Hi Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert it's funny but I feel like I know you via Anna. I know how much you two enjoy fine wines as do we.

Oct 24, 2017 12:07 PM