MeetUps with Out of Town Rainers

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It's been fun this week getting to meet Carol Williams from Wenatchee, Washington!  I had the privilege of a one on one lunch and then meeting with  Carol Williams again,  Tony & Suzanne Marriott,   Richard Bazinet,   Brian England,  and David Dion

 

At Whiskey Rose with Carol WilliamsFor our first lunch, I suggested meeting at WestGate Center in Glendale.  This retail center is HUGE but we finally managed to connect because she (being the out of town guest) figured it before I did!  Too funny. 

 

We ate HUGE BLT's at Whiskey Rose and enjoyed Arizona's sunshine and mild weather on the covered patio.  Very nice day!  And we ended up taking half our sandwiches "home" since they were so big.  

 

We chatted about Carol being in East Wenatchee on the other side of the river.  Carol actually started blogging in 1995 and was very successful in getting 75% of her business from her blogs.  Times have changed and it's not quite as easy to end up on page 1, but with constant blogging it helps.  Carol helps others and mentors newer agents, which is always helpful.

 

Carol is visiting family  in Goodyear, Arizona, which is on the west side of town.  Our area is vast in Maricopa County, being over 400 square miles.  Meetups like ours aren't always easy with schedules and distances, but I was happy to see so many attend yesterday's luncheon.   Seeing Carol again was fun and we all had lively conversations.  

 

Our lunch at Uncle Sal's was yummy.  The restaurant was "homey" as we sat at a round table next to a lit, decorated Christmas tree.  Italian food does have a way of warming your tummy!  Lots of laughs followed and time went too quickly.  So glad to make time to attend.  Thank you Carol! 

12/20/17 Meetup with Carol Williams

 

When Carol was leaving she asked to drive a route that wasn't as freeway'ish, looking at the backs of bumpers.  I suggested driving west on Indian School Road all the way through town as it was the next light north of where we ate lunch. 

 

Indian School Road is one of the oldest roads in Phoenix and runs for several miles. Starting in Scottsdale, she'd drive west past Old Town Scottsdale where that town began; west through Phoenix and past Steele Indian School park where the first school for Indians (Native Americans)  was located; on into Tolleson before accessing the Loop 101 freeway to access I-10.  It's quite a distance with many changes, much better than a freeway!  I look forward to hearing about Carol's travels and observations! 

 

Meetups with Out of Town Rainers is such fun.  Learning about their towns and cities and business is good business conversations, but the best part is making new friends.  Have a great rest of your trip Carol and come visit us again! 

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Jan Green
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Richie Alan Naggar  you definitely have a way with words!  How about Italian food?!  

Dec 21, 2017 07:38 AM #31
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Jan Green
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I understand what you mean Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD !  If your state is like ours, we have at least 88,000 licensees.  Tough to meet them all.  Have a wonderful holiday! 

Dec 21, 2017 07:39 AM #32
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Corey Martin
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It sounds like you guys had a great time. I hope you all have a great week. 

Dec 21, 2017 09:45 AM #33
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Jan... I am sooooo jealous! Nonetheless, glad you had a good time... and I recognized quite a few of those smiling faces in your photo.

Dec 21, 2017 01:43 PM #34
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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What great fun, Jan. I haven't had a single meet-up with other Rainers that didn't surpass my expectations. There are a lot of great people in this neighborhood.

Dec 21, 2017 02:14 PM #35
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Jan, what a great group of Rainers! It's always fun to meet old friends for the first time!

Dec 21, 2017 02:39 PM #36
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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I love MeetUps and would love to have been with you all. Thanks for sharing!

Dec 21, 2017 05:06 PM #37
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Anthony Kirlew
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I've only been to one AR Meetup and it was a great time. I look foward to my next one. Perhaps next time I am out of town, I should seek to connect with local rainers.

Dec 21, 2017 10:23 PM #38
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Jan Green
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We did have a good time Corey Martin .  All too often we are territorial in our business. When you forget business and focus on friendships, it's all good! 

Yes, you should recognize some faces Nina Hollander !  Frequent and consistent bloggers!  

That's because you are a glass is half full kind of guy and seek the best in people Mike Cooper !  Good for you! 

Yes it is Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES !  We had such fun!

 

Dec 22, 2017 07:42 AM #39
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Jan Green
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I bet you have great Meetups Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland !  

Anthony Kirlew join us next time!  You should definitely come join us.  We're a great group and looking for more Rainers to join us.  We'll have another one probably next spring.  

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy New Year folks!

Dec 22, 2017 07:43 AM #40
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Nina Hollander
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And some of my very good friends in the Rain, as well, Jan.

Dec 22, 2017 07:51 AM #41
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Jan Green ,

I love that you were able to meet up with a great group of Active Rainers! How fun to share time at the holidays!

Dec 22, 2017 03:12 PM #42
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Jan Green
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We have some great Rainers in the Phoenix area Nina Hollander !  Thank you for commenting!

 

Dec 24, 2017 06:11 PM #44
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Jan Green
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This is our regular group of Rainers that meet up in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Gilbert.  We're have to invite some new folks!  Happy Holidays Dorie Dillard 

Dec 24, 2017 06:12 PM #45
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Jan. This made me smile and I am glad the chance to do this. Merry Christmas.

Dec 25, 2017 07:51 AM #46
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Jan Green
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Thank you Sheila Anderson !  It's so fun to meet others from across the country and put a real face with a blog - tee hee!  Have a wonderful, Merry Christmas! 

Dec 25, 2017 11:02 AM #47
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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What a special day you had with some very special friends! I hope you all get to meet-up again. You seem to be the perfect match for each other. 

Dec 29, 2017 03:57 AM #48
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Jan Green
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Hey Patricia Feager , yes we did have a great time again.  We all have great stories and different backgrounds from different parts of town. You can imagine our stories from drones to referals!  Happy New Year!

Dec 29, 2017 07:52 AM #49
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Sounds like a success. I met up with some rainers a few years ago in Franklin Tennessee at a real estate conference.

Jan 19, 2018 08:46 AM #50
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It's fun to  meet others and talk about their business, homes and climates Mike Frazier !  I can appreciate your area as I used to live in Huntsville, AL!  

Jan 20, 2018 01:36 PM #51
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