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I am just winding down and ready to leave from a wonderful weekend in Charlotte.  It would have not have been complete without an AR meetup with Debe Maxwell, CRS and Nina Hollander.

Sorry that my iPhone ran down in the restaurant so I am using Debe's picture.


It was almost a year since we all met in Boston. Debe and Nina are such gracious hosts and we were more than happy to experience this cuisine with all of the locals.

Nina was just coming back from Russia and we appreciate that she took the time with us along with Debe.  All on a Friday afternoon.

We talked about lots of things including some of the old Active Rain friends that we are missing.  Debe was explaining that Ray should be doing much better now that they have found a great doctor.  And Nina was telling us about her sister in St. Petersburg Russia.  If you want to know how lucky we are here ask Nina about Russia.

Having been a New Yorker Nina knows many of the same places we do.

But I have to say that I can see why Charlotte is such a magnet for business and the job seekers that follow.  Stroll the street here in uptown and you will see how vibrant it is.

Nina and Debe, thank you for being great hosts to Phyllis and me!


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday Grant,  I was lucky and met both in person,  Nina in Las Vegas at a Tom Ferry summit and Debe in Denver with ray being here for awhile.  Both are great!


Oct 20, 2019 09:09 AM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Oh what a great photo of your meet-up. Those smiles on all your faces says it all!

Oct 20, 2019 09:39 AM #4
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Grant, how nice that you and Phyllis had a chance to meet up with Nina and Debe, two really super Active Rain members and good people.

Oct 20, 2019 11:38 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Grant Schneider ,

How wonderful that you and Phyllis were able to spend some time with Debe Maxwell, CRS and Nina Hollander on Friday afternoon! Love the photo and glad you all made time for a meet-up!

Oct 20, 2019 11:48 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant it was a great time when we all were together last year in Boston.  I wish I could have been there with you guys again.

Oct 20, 2019 12:37 PM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, we are thrilled that we got to see you both again as well, Grant! I do hope that your wedding festivities and time with your daughter was as wonderful as you expected it would be. We finally have a gorgeous Carolina day today - I hope you had time to see more of the city's vibrancy, driving through our beautiful city. 

Looking forward to future meet-ups, seeing you both again as well! Safe travels home...

Oct 20, 2019 01:07 PM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gdrant - a rendezvous redux of sorts it seems.   I have never been to Charlotte but your impression of the city mimics the accolades expressed by Nina Hollander  and Debe Maxwell, CRS.  

Oct 20, 2019 05:49 PM #9
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Grant Schneider you surely were in good company.... nice that plastic covering the table??

Oct 21, 2019 01:31 AM #10
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Grant.

My goal one of these days, is to make the rounds and meet all the people I follow. 

Oct 21, 2019 01:35 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Ron and Alexandra - yes, I was the lucky one.

Nina - absolutely, look forward to it.

Will - yes they are and I noted that you had seen her when she was there for Ray.

Larry and Sheila - oh yes.  All smiles.

Lottie - oh yes, they are definite fun people.  We have enjoyed each other twice.

Dorie - it is a great photo and this was a really great restaurant.  Very local.

George - I miss the times at Dagny's too.  I just spoke to her recently.

Debe - we drove around a little on Sunday before the Airport on Sunday.  The wedding was wonderful and seeing you both was a great way to start the weekend

Michael - it certainly is a growing city on the move.

Barbara - oh yes, that is a plastic of sorts on the table.

James - If you travel anywhere in the US you have that possibility.

Oct 21, 2019 05:44 AM #12
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a wonderful looking group and I am glad that everyone had a fun time together!  I would never visit the Charlotte area without reaching out to both of them and meeting up!

Oct 21, 2019 08:13 AM #13
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

How fabulous!  I would call you a very lucky man to be surrounded by such wonderful people.  I have heard Charlotte is wonderful, but I have not had the priviledge to visit yet.  Hope to get there soon!

Oct 21, 2019 03:56 PM #14
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Brian - you will be glad you did reach out.  They are great hosts.

Joy - not too far by car from Central Pa and a beautiful car ride through the mountains.

Oct 22, 2019 03:41 AM #15
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, what a fun lunch, and spent a few days with Nina last month, and had so much fun!   Would love to meet you in person one day! 

Oct 23, 2019 08:51 AM #16
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joan Cox - I do hope I get to meet you in person.

Oct 23, 2019 09:39 AM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Grant:

What fun that must have been! Like a reunion from last November's AR Meetup in Boston. If I am even in the area I will for sure meet up with both of them again!!


Oct 24, 2019 05:39 PM #18
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Grant, for telling us about this special MeetUp.

Oct 25, 2019 07:18 AM #19
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How delightful. I am a big fan of both of these women, and you. I'm sure Phyllis is a wonderful woman too - after all she married you.  One of these days hope to have a face to face with all of you. 

Oct 26, 2019 06:40 AM #20
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Jeff - yes, it was almost a year since the last time in Boston.

Roy - this is so much fun.

Debb - you are so kind.  I hope we meet soon.

Oct 27, 2019 06:21 AM #21
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

A couple of seasoned pros, Grant you were in great company.

Nov 23, 2019 01:32 AM #22
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