MeetUp With Carol Williams

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

This past Thursday, thanks to my good friend  Ed Silva, I had the pleasure to MeetUp with the one and only Carol Williams .  I doubt there is any ActiveRain member, who is regularly on ActiveRaian, that does not know Carol.  Carol is also one of the regular Weekly ActiveRain ZOOM Meeting attendees, and contributor.

When Carol made it know she was going to be within a short distance of CT while on her cross country road trip, Ed reached out to her about meeting up with her.  Carol not only agreed, but she even changed her plans, and drove to CT.  Ed than reached out to a few of us who regularly attended the past MeetUps in CT, many of which were hosted by Dagny Eason

Ed than arranged for us to MeetUp at a small Middle Eastern Restaurant called Kibberia.  This was the first time those in attendance, not only had the pleasure of Meeting Carol in person for the first time, it was also the first time most of us were treated to Middle Eastern food.

In attendance was Grant Schneider and his wife Phyllis (seated), myself, Dagny Eason, Carol Williams, and Ed Silva.   The food was excellent, but the company and conversation was even better.  It was as if all of us were use to meeting in person on a regular basis. 

Before Carol headed out to MeetUp with Hannah Williams in Philadelphia, and us wishing her a safe trip, there were lots of laughs and hugs which make these MeetUps even more special.  This MeetUp with Carol, also started a conversation about having another old time MeetUp at Dagny's house later this year.  I am hoping Dagny can pull it off, it would be great of see everyone again.


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Comments (15)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto, So happy that you all could get together. Looking forward to seeing Carol Williams on Tuesday for our meetup lunch.  Thanks so much for sharing. 

Sep 25, 2021 04:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George Souto - It is such a delight to see the group get -together with Carol. Happy Saturday!

Sep 25, 2021 04:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George- I love seeing the photos from Carol Williams road trip!!! I also remember the legendary MeetUps that Dagny Eason used to have!  Maybe she'll organize another one!!!

Sep 25, 2021 05:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm glad you had the opportunity to meet-up with Carol, George.  I've been enjoying her posts as she travels along on her road trip.

Sep 25, 2021 05:26 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George, it all came together perfectly with the added surprise of Dagny.   The Meet-ups were such fun which made this an easy gathering to plan 

Sep 25, 2021 06:17 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George - it was good to see all of you again and see Carol in person for the first time.

Sep 26, 2021 03:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi George... delighted that you enjoyed the meet-up with Carol. Meet-ups like this are always the stuff of good memories. I'm looking forward to seeing Carol here in Charlotte on Friday.

Sep 26, 2021 04:59 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a great-looking group!  I am glad that you got the chance to meet Carol Williams she is such a wonderful woman!

Sep 26, 2021 05:10 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I.loved seeing everyone live.and in person! Thanks to all for making the effort to get there. 

Sep 26, 2021 05:15 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

So cool George Souto and I am glad to see Dagny out and about well!

Sep 26, 2021 08:17 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What an exciting time for all of you to get together with Carol. I was late to the party and just started reading about her golf journey, and look forward to reading about more meet-ups again.

Sep 27, 2021 06:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello George and Carol Williams is so great to meet in person andwish I could got a round of golf in,

Sep 27, 2021 04:59 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

I think it is so cool that you are traveling the country and meeting people that you have only known online (including me).  I will be taking your lead and looking up people on my future travels.

Sep 27, 2021 10:07 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

What a fun time that must have been!! You are so lucky! AR meet-ups are the best!


Sep 28, 2021 10:58 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - What a treat! It sounds like everyone had a really good time! I'm glad you all got together. Cheers to you and all your family and friends. 

Oct 01, 2021 07:18 PM