AR Friendships Last A Lifetime!!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Friends & Neighbors Real Estate RB14036506

It did my heart good to receive a message from Bob Crane the other day saying he would be driving by and would like to see was our lucky day!

We met Bob right here through Active Rain and we became fast friends with his whole family, we met at AR meetups back when he was in charge of them, in Southern Wisconsin and then at his meet up in Stephens Point.

Throughout the years he and Nick drove thru and we got to spend some time together.

Friends, get to know each other, get together when you can, it makes for life long friendships and memories.


Comments (18)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Evelyn I also had the pleasure of meeting Bob at an ActiveRain MeetUp, and recently he was a guest speaker at our Weekly ActiveRain ZOOM Meeting.

By the way it is great to see you in the Rain again.  Say hi to Larry for me.

Oct 12, 2021 01:48 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How wonderful to hear from you.  Glad that Bob visited you, and it looks like you are well and happy.  Wishing yyou continued all the best!  A

Oct 12, 2021 03:10 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Evelyn - I'll join in the chorus of "it's nice to 'see' you here"' with a post today.  Of course, AR is the source of the birth of many friendships.   Some of them quite long-lasting.  

Oct 12, 2021 03:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Evelyn- I have to echo what George Souto and Michael Jacobs said, it is so good to see you here!!! And yes, ActiveRain friendships are so very special. Bob Crane has been here for many years and it was so sweet of him to pay you guys a visit. Hello to Larry!!!  Is he still doing his paintings?

Oct 12, 2021 05:32 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a wonderful thing, I am glad that you became friends through ActiveRain and have remained friends throughout the years.

Oct 13, 2021 06:05 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Evelyn Johnston, Larry Johnston and Bob Crane - it's so wonderful to see the three amigos reunited once more! You all look GREAT! The warmth of your smiles and togetherness gave me a good warm feeling of comfort and joy. I'm glad you agreed to meet. Yes!  AR is a very special place to develop lasting friendship.

I hope the people behind the scenes makes this post a FEATURE! Fingers crossed! 

Oct 13, 2021 06:32 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oct 16, 2021 05:43 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Evelyn Johnston. It has been forever and a day since our paths have crossed. So nice that it has happened even though I had to rely on Katy Streib to make it happen. Miss the meet-ups and your hugs. Enjoy your day and please say hello to Larry for me.

Oct 17, 2021 05:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful that you were able to get together!!

Oct 17, 2021 06:50 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Evelyn Johnston - Your post warms my heart.  This is a big reason why we are all here and it is nice to read how much this means to you.

Oct 17, 2021 09:21 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I love these AR friendships. I get to meet Carol Williams tomorrow and cannot wait!

Oct 17, 2021 12:18 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

How great that AR friendships can endure so well.  I also had the pleasure of meeting Bob when he came East at the time when we were having a special meet-up in CT

Oct 17, 2021 12:47 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Friendship on AR is much deeper on here when we let it happen so naturally. :)

Oct 17, 2021 10:57 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Evelyn - what you say is so true.  These friendships do develop.  George Souto and I both met Bob Crane at the same time  at Dagny Eason 's meetup in Connecticut.

Oct 18, 2021 07:58 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Larry and Evelyn, it was such a joy to spend time with you again and reconnect.

Hope to see you again soon.


Oct 18, 2021 07:02 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Evelyn:

So nice to see you, and Larry, here again. What fun to have met up with Bob Crane again.

You're so right...AR friendships are something special, even when you haven't seen each other or been in touch for a while!


Oct 18, 2021 08:42 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

"Friends, get to know each other, get together when you can, it makes for life long friendships and memories."

I don't believe that I have ever run across better advice, Evelyn Johnston.

Oct 26, 2021 03:03 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

SO nice to see you here, Evelyn and I know how wonderful it was to meet Bob. You're so right - friendships that bloomed here do last a lifetime!

Jul 03, 2022 04:55 PM