The 3rd Annual NAR ActiveRain Meetup in Boston 2018

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The 3rd Annual NAR ActiveRain Meetup in Boston

 

Where to begin when you come away from such a wonderful event?

 

AR Meetup at NAR in Boston 2018

 

Of course it all about the people!

 

It was such a blast to get together with so many AR friends last night at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston for the 3rd Annual AR Meetup at the fall NAR meetings (following Chicago in 2017 and Orlando in 2016) starting at 6 pm.

Debe Maxwell, Conrad Allen, Doug Dawes, Endre Barath

AR Meetup at NAR in Boston 2018

 

I think last night was the largest NAR/AR Meet-up, with 14 Rainers from around the country (if I counted correctly) including some New England locals – host Lisa Von Domek (TX), Debe Maxwell (NC), Conrad Allen (MA), Lisa Friedman (VT), George Souto (CT), Grant Schneider (NY), Doug Dawes (MA), Endre Barath (CA), Peter Den Boer (GA), Sheila Anderson (MA), Dusty Rhoton (AZ), Nina Hollander (NC), Debbie Reynolds (TN) – plus 5 spouses I believe.

 

AR Meetup at NAR in Boston 2018

 

The weather was not the best, and bravo to the New Englanders who braved the drive (2+ hours), and ugly traffic, to join the fun. I decided to try the T (the subway) that I used to take all the time when living here to relive that experience. Amazing what you forget how to do, but I figured it out.

Nina Hollander, George Souto, Lisa Friedman

AR Meetup at NAR in Boston 2018

 

AR is really a special community…I suspect few would disagree…and it is always so wonderful to meet up with people who you know online and like, but have not met, as well as to catch with others you’ve met before.

Debbie Reynolds and Debe Maxwell

AR Meetup at NAR in Boston 2018

 

I think the main event broke up around 8 since some people had to move on to other things or drive home, and 7 of us (Endre, Debe, me, Doug, the 2 Lisa’s and Conrad) had a long and lively dinner at a Japanese restaurant, Douzu Sushi on Dartmouth Street (not everyone opted for sushi). We had great fun, terrific conversation, and some pretty good laughs!! I'm not sure what time I got home but it was close to midnight.

 Sheila Anderson with Debbie Reynolds' husband

AR Meetup at NAR in Boston 2018

 

A special thank you to Lisa Von Domek for organizing this event, and inspiring so many to attend, and to Debe Maxwell for the gift bags.

 

AR Meetup at NAR in Boston 2018

 

Next meetups? CRS Sellabration in Las Vegas in February 2019, and then the fall NAR meetings in San Francisco in November 2019!

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Gabe Sanders
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A really impressive turnout, Jeff.  Thanks for the great photos.

Nov 04, 2018 06:31 AM #37
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Linda Metallo DiBenardo
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How cool to actually meet  Active Rain Stars in person!   Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Nov 04, 2018 07:32 AM #38
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Terrific Jeff. I am so thrilled the meet-up was so well attended. It looks like a group of wonderful old friends. Oh wait, it is - you make me want to consider attending the NAR in SF next year. That's a lot closer to home. D 

Nov 04, 2018 07:32 AM #39
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Happy Birthday!

Nov 04, 2018 07:33 AM #40
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What a fantastic group.  Looks like you all had a lot of fun.

Nov 04, 2018 07:38 AM #41
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Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Thanks for sharing this wonderful meetup of AR members. You can almost feel the energy through the photos capturing the friendships! I love them all!!

Nov 04, 2018 07:49 AM #42
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Ralph Post
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Hi Jeff   Great to see the AR group meeting. Be fun to attend.

Nov 04, 2018 08:57 AM #43
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Elyse Berman, PA
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Hi Jeff,  Boy, am I sorry I missed this one - and the sushi too!  What a group!  The only ones I've met in person from this group are Sheila Anderson and Grant Schneider , but I look forward to meeting the rest of you in person one day!

Nov 04, 2018 10:45 AM #44
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Sheila Anderson
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You added more pictures Jeff. Yeah......

Nov 04, 2018 11:41 AM #45
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Hannah Williams
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I am so sorry I missed this one Jeff Dowler, CRS what a great group

Nov 04, 2018 02:08 PM #46
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Lisa Von Domek
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Jeff Dowler, CRS   What a wonderful write-up you've posted on our fabulous Meet-up!  I've been waiting to see everyone's post before writing a wrap up one and sharing all of the links - I don't want anyone to miss reading any of the individual posts...I know it will encourage a larger turnout for 2019 in San Francisco!

Have a safe trip home!

Nov 04, 2018 09:37 PM #47
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Kat Palmiotti
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How wonderful! The photos and descriptions were great - it sounds like an amazing time was had by all!

Nov 05, 2018 04:36 AM #48
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Eric J
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It looks like a great time. I wish I was able to go. I have been trying to network with realtors to discuss business opportunities and lead exchanges. 

Nov 06, 2018 04:15 PM #49
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jeff it was great seeing you again. I must admit Grant Schneider  and  George Souto need to get a special recognition, they both drove more than three hours one way and drive back the same evening. I was so glad to meet them both finally  after almost ten+ years commenting on AR....Endre

P.s again I can not say enough that  Lisa Von Domek  pulled this off

 

Nov 06, 2018 05:22 PM #50
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Endre Barath, Jr. Thank you - it was easy to do with our fabulous group.  And yes, those long drives need to be recognized by Grant Schneider , George Souto and Sheila Anderson too!

Nov 06, 2018 06:50 PM #51
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So nice to see a few new pictures in your post who would say AR people are not special?  They are the most wonderful people I have ever met

Nov 07, 2018 02:24 PM #52
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Sharon Tara
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I wish I could have been there but I was out of the area. Sounds like a good time was had by all!

Nov 07, 2018 06:34 PM #53
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Jan Green
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So sorry to have missed this gather of great Rainers!  Definitely counting on San Fran so hope you all can attend.  That's a long way for the locals near Boston to attend, but hope you can!  Great pictures - thank you for the insights!

Nov 08, 2018 09:36 PM #54
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Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
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When will you be in Las Vegas in February 2019?    Looking forward to seeing everyone in San Francisco in November 2019 as it was so nice to finally meet so many of you in Boston!

Feb 04, 2019 10:04 AM #55
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Hi Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI 

I was just there on the 1st and 2nd. I did not organize a meet-up - just not enough time - but looking forward to NAR in San Francisco!!

Jeff

Feb 04, 2019 10:15 AM #56
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