#ActiveRain Charlotte NC Meetup An Unexpected Consequence!

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Commercial Real Estate Agent with Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach 0516472

#ActiveRain real estate meetups are the best!  When I travel, I pick up the phone in the destination city to see who may be open to meeting live and in person.  Debe Maxwell, CRS and Nina Hollander were warm and receptive to putting this event on the calendar.  Larry Story also made the journey from Greensboro NC.  

 

North Carolina skyline  The skyline of Uptown Charlotte!  

 

I stayed north of uptown in Cornelius, NC with my elementary and high school friend, Rosemary Marano from Woodside, NY .  I was attending a family wedding at St John Neumann Catholic Church and onto a reception at Scoggins Farm in Monroe, NC.

 

Bridget & Alonzo Torres  Active Rain not co-operating on rotating the photo today. lean left!

 

It was a rainy, dismal, very cold day in North Carolina.  The bride and the groom arrived to the reception in a Mustang convertible with the top down.  They will be cleaning out rice for weeks to come.

 

Cornelius, NC offers plenty of wonderful places to explore:  Port City Club on beautiful Lake Norman for dinner and lucky me, it with was Restaurant week in Charlotte and special menu choices everywhere!

 

cornelius restaurant Harp & Crown - great Sunday brunch - lean left to view

 

Our meet up was located south of uptown in the South Park subdivision... "the" swank zip code with mansions and Mcmansions!  Dogwood Southern Table & Bar is a farm to restaurant concept where the menu changes daily.  What wonderful food. We were seated at a round top and discussing our respective backgrounds and how we can do business together in the future.   Debe Maxwell, CRS presented me with a gift as she was delighted to finally connect with me in person.

 

Welcome to Charlotte gift   lean left to view graphicswelcome to charlotte gift

                                              

 

welcome NC and a Make It Happen desk plaque!  thanks Debe you are a treasure!

 

It is always special to sit down with your real estate professional friends and discuss market activity, the never-ending SEO sagas, changes at NAR or your local boards, questions and answer segments on Active Rain, learn the geography of a new city and explore where we might all be headed traveling down Success Avenue.  Rosemary is grateful to meet new local folks she can now call friends.  Needless to say, we stayed beyond the lunch time segment and we all managed to depart before traffic builds on the interstate.

 

NC.ActiveRain.meetup.Jan2019Debe Maxwell, CRS Eileen Burns, Rosemary Marano, Nina Hollander and Larry Story --- thanks for the memories we created together!

 

As I entered the gate at the Charlotte airport the following day, I was stopped by TSA.  I know it was a holiday weekend and a government shut down. I was sure to express to those folks how glad I was they came to work.  My carry on luggage went through screening and I was searched.

The triangle gift box gave the impression I was carrying a concealed weapon.   hahahaha!

We all had a great laugh and I wanted to share with everyone how unintended consequences can be a positive experience.

 

nc airport  charlotte airport Charlotte airport American Airlines Terminal

 

beaudevin restaurant Beaudevin serves on plates not chinette!  great food!  pretty view above

 

Also made a purchase at Rocky Mountain Choclate Factory... Happy Valentine's day everyone.

 

It is a joy to have connected with so many Active Rain community members over time and more fun to meet in person.  

 

Connect with me on my business page Florida Real Estate Connector

 

 

Currently, Eileen Burns is an Associate Broker with Trans State Commercial Realty in Fort Lauderdale, Florida specializing in Florida Probate Real Estate, Hotel acquisitions and Land acquisitions.

Eileen Burns, Authored  The Ultimate Sales Success Secret- South Florida Edition  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Currently, an Associate Broker with Trans State Commercial Realty in Fort Lauderdale, Florida specializing in Florida Probate Real Estate, Hotel acquisitions and Land acquisitions.

Eileen Burns, Authored  The Ultimate Sales Success Secret- South Florida Edition  

 

 

 

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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It was great fun, Eileen! Hope to see you again soon!

Feb 11, 2019 12:42 PM #1
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Eileen,

Sounds like you had a marvelous time...and I did not mind looking sideways at your photos.  A

Feb 11, 2019 02:10 PM #2
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh my gosh, that is so funny about the box, Eileen! I had no idea those would get anyone stopped by TSA! 

It was so wonderful finally seeing you in person after all of this time! You are a true gem and it was such a treat to spend the afternoon with you. Rosemary is a dear as well - so glad to meet her after hearing so much about her too!

Can't wait until your next visit - hopefully it will be sooner than 5 years like the last time you visited! LOL

Feb 11, 2019 02:44 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I was in Charlotte for the first time in 2014.  I loved the people in the Carolinas.  So friendly and homey.

Feb 11, 2019 04:22 PM #4
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Now that's special! I wish you many more meet-ups in the future. The perfect spices are always when there is friendship. I have a feeling, this meet-up was very, very special!

Feb 11, 2019 04:55 PM #5
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Larry Story
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Thanks Eileen it was great to meet you and hope to get together to maybe do some business soon.  Don't forget my project in the mountains NW North Carolina!  They are in the black to the tune of almost $500K last year and looking at more this year.

Feb 11, 2019 07:08 PM #6
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Eileen- so glad that you had a good meetup!!!  Those sideway pictures gave me an opportunity to work on my yoga poses while trying to view them! LOL

Feb 11, 2019 08:16 PM #7
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Nina Hollander I won't pass up any opportunity to visit next Hope you can get together with Rosemary

Ron and Alexandra Seigel any photo challange can be overcome

Myrl Jeffcoat yes firendly and polite

 

Feb 12, 2019 06:04 AM #8
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Debe Maxwell, CRS we all manage a lot of laughs as a result of our meetups...you are truly a jewel

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP you are so right about spices in life...Texas is on my bucket list as well and you are so included

 

 

Feb 12, 2019 06:08 AM #9
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Larry Story looking forward to those land deals...awaiting your over views in writing please...TransStateCommercialBroker@gmail.com 

Kathy Streib loving all my millionaire Active Rain friends and missing you hope all is well in Texas

Feb 12, 2019 06:10 AM #10
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Thank you, Eileen Burns - I feel the same way about you! SO glad we finally had the opportunity to meet. 

Have a wonderful weekend...

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