FINALLY..I MET an honest-to-goodness AR FRIEND--in PERSON!!

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Real Estate Agent with Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty DRE 01235311

This weekend was great in so many ways: The super company I work for, WINDERMERE Fine Properties/Lake Arrowhead, sponsored the ANTIQUE & CLASSIC WOODEN BOAT SHOW which was a giant success. AND, loads of fun. WINDERMERE Fine Properties had a booth lake side (right next to "The Queen") and we stayed busy from Saturday morning (8-ish), until we closed up shop each day! We got to meet new faces, view the awesome wooden boats and woodie cars, some took boat rides and we helped  "new" clients with Real Estate needsPlus, we got to watch June Lockhart (Lassie t.v. series years ago) present awards to the woodie car winners (see photo below).

 HOWEVER, one of the most exciting times for me was when an AR-Friend, MICHELLE PIMENTEL, stopped by the WINDERMERE booth to say hello! She and I talk (blog) on AR quite often, but have never had a chance to meet. I can honestly say, Michelle is exactly like she is on AR; down-to-earth, gracious and a joy to talk too. THANK YOU so much Michelle for stopping by! I hope we meet again, soon, so we can "do lunch."

Michelle is a Home STAGER and I'm thrilled to now have a professional's name to pass on to clients. WE need her service up here (many of our old cabins & mansions are out of date) desperately. Michelle actually has a cabin here, so she knows what I am talking about.

....anyway, I just had to share this news and say "It is a small world" even though AR has grown to such a big world.

 

For your Lake Arrowhead Real Estate needs:Kathy "Kat" DeLong, REALTOR.      To view ALL listings in and around Lake Arrowhead CLICK HERE.

 

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Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
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Wow, that's way cool!!  We need to have an annual AR convention!  Thanks for sharing & have a fab week!

Jun 08, 2008 10:22 AM #2
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Kat DeLong
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Russ:  I know what you mean--I waited along time.  There are so many nice people on AR.  Thanks for commenting.

For your Lake Arrowhead Real Estate needs:Kathy "Kat" DeLong, REALTOR.     

To view ALL listings in and around Lake Arrowhead CLICK HERE.

 

Jun 08, 2008 10:26 AM #3
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Vickie McCartney
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Kat~ I know it is fun to meet some AR people in person, I had the opportunity to meet some at a class that Brad Andersohn did in Dyersburg,TN last month!

Jun 08, 2008 10:27 AM #4
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Hello Yvette: An AR Convention? Great idea. Who shall we put in change?  LOL   It would be loads of fun though, wouldn't it?

For your Lake Arrowhead Real Estate needs:Kathy "Kat" DeLong, REALTOR.     

To view ALL listings in and around Lake Arrowhead CLICK HERE.

 

Jun 08, 2008 10:27 AM #5
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Hi Vickie: Now that must have been so exciting! I hope I get a chance like that someday.    Hey, my maternal family is from a tiny town in Kentucky (Sebree).

  

Jun 08, 2008 10:30 AM #6
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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WooHooo! Don't ya just love meeting in person?  It sure does make it 'complete'. :)

Jun 08, 2008 02:51 PM #7
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
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How very fun!  Awesome for both of you!! 

Jun 08, 2008 05:56 PM #8
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Thesa Chambers
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It is a great joy to have the opportunity to meet someone from AR - I think we all have the bug to share with each other and the public

Jun 08, 2008 06:12 PM #9
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Michelle Pimentel
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Kat- WOW! I am so honored to have you write this nice story about our meeting today! I've come down from the mountain, and sorry that I had to, but it's back to work tomorrow!  

It was really nice to meet you and I am sure we will "do lunch" real soon!  I can't believe that meeting me could have been more exciting than watching June Lockhart pass out awards.  LOL!  I am so happy we had the opportunity to meet today and that Active Rain has brought this business relationship  and friendship together.  For the flip side of my experience, meeting an honest-to-goodness AR FRIEND, look for my blog on this special event! Thanks Kat, for your kind words, we'll be talking!

Jun 08, 2008 07:04 PM #10
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Kat DeLong
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Morning Woo-Hoo:  Yes, it was a terrific treat to actually meet an AR friend!

Jun 09, 2008 02:06 AM #11
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Cathy:  It really was awesome!  So nice to see a real face, in person. Thanks much for stopping by.

 

Jun 09, 2008 02:11 AM #12
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Kat DeLong
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Thesa: I think you are exactly right!

Jun 09, 2008 02:12 AM #13
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Michelle:   I really enjoyed meeting you. It's great to put a face to the posts and the person behind the posts. Looking forward to lunch. 

Hey, send me more business cards--I didn't think to ask right then...duh moment, so I can keep them on hand for my clients and other Realtors looking for a good STAGER.  Have a super week.

WINDERMERE, ATTN: Kat   PO Box 1296   Blue Jay, CA 92317

P.S.   I can see June Lockhart any old day.  LOL

Jun 09, 2008 02:17 AM #14
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Laura Cerrano
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Kat, What a nice story to read, I too can't wait to meet some wonderful people that I feel I already know but just haven't met yet :)

Jun 09, 2008 11:57 AM #15
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Joan Whitebook
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That is soo exciting.  It is a lot of fun making connections on Active Rain.  I just get excited when I get a phone call.  I cannot imagine what is like to meet AR members in person.

Jun 09, 2008 01:24 PM #16
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Kat DeLong
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Carole: I hope you get to, soon!  Great treat.

Jun 09, 2008 03:09 PM #17
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Kat DeLong
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Joan: The phone calls are exciting, also.  And in person, like the icing on the cake.

Jun 09, 2008 03:10 PM #18
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Michelle Pimentel
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Kat- I don't know which one of us had the... duh moment, you or me!  You for not asking for more cards, NO,I don't think so. It was me for not taking advantage of the business marketing situation.  I should have had cards and pamphlets, brochures, pens,T-shirts, the whole enchilada,...but NOoooooooooooo, I didn't!  So I will be sending some to you shortly as I am getting new ones printed up as we speak, so when I get those back from the printers I will get them to you.  Thanks again, talk to you soon!

Jun 10, 2008 09:13 AM #19
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Kat DeLong
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ahhhhhhhh...we both had a duh moment. LOL

Jun 10, 2008 10:01 AM #20
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Sarah Nopp
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I have really enjoyed meeting online friends in person. I have been frequenting an online chat for quilters for about 14 years, and at this point have met over a dozen friends from all over the place. It is wonderful to see how small the world really is.

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