The Official ActiveRain Gathering at RE Connect - San Francisco

Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

Well, it's less than a week away!
The rumor is true, the ActiveRain Team will be in San Francisco next Tuesday thru Thursday for the Inman Real Estate Connect and we're hoping we'll get to see and meet many of you there.  If for some reason you can't join us this year, we'll be bummed, but that's OK, there will be plenty of Bloggers jotting, tweeting, uttering, videoing and texting all about it.  Stuff will be popping up all over the web during the entire event I'm sure.


Here's what I know so far:

The REBlogCamp is Tuesday.  Beer with Bloggers sponsored by Zillow will be Tuesday night.  Weds. Night - House Party Hosted by Trulia.  ActiveRain will also be announcing the winner(s) of the MakeOver 2 TakeOver challenge, (TBA).  The ActiveRain Gathering will be taking place, wait a second, I'll come back to that..

Here's the Inman RE Connect info, the schedule, and  The Top 10 Reasons To RE Connect

If you'd like to join us
, let us know so that we can get an estimated head count, we'd like to get an idea of who will be there for sure.  ActiveRain Parties Gatherings are some of the best Gatherings Parties you'll ever attend. I'm hoping to capture most of this event with photos and on video, that way we can share the best stuff with those of you who might not be able to make it.  It's going to be a Blast!  Jon says "No Working!" Actually, he said "Net Working!" The guys, just want to have fun.

These are the M2T Finalists who will be there:



The M2T Teams were ALL awesome this year, but these are the folks who made it to the very end, Congrats!  You should all be very proud, I think I can speak for ALL the AR members in saying, thank you for sharing all you have so openly and willingly, and for having such a great spirit and attitude, you've made many winners! Good Luck in the final challenge, we're very excited to see who's left standing in the last round!!

Now, back to the gathering, I guess the title of this post was a little misleading in that I have no details for you about the gathering other than we will be there for sure!!  The Flights are booked and confirmed...

Come back, and check for updates and details, I know I'll be getting a call from Jon, Bob, or Rich after I hit the button.  Let's see how long it takes before they see this post.

My Guess is  ???



UPDATE 7/16 - Ok, I'm back.... It only took them 4 minutes to respond!! LOL~  WITH NOTHING!!  (See Comments below)  haha, so you'll just have to come back again later if you want the party details... Don't forget to let us know if you're coming, we'll need to see if we need a Limo, Bus or Cable Cars??

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UPDATE 7/17 - The intensity is building, hearts are pounding, the comments are blazing away here, and now, I finally have the news you've all been waiting for.  So grab your calendar, the ActiveRain Gathering Party will be at the Hotel Adagio in Union Square, up in the Bolero Penthouse Suite.  It starts at 9:00pm on Wednesday, so don't be late.  Make sure you wear a photo from your ActiveRain profile page on your lapel, (so we'll recognize you), especially if your photo is outdated. hehe..

Website: Hotel Adagio
Map: 550 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 
Hotel Phone: 415.775.5000

The Bolero Penthouse Suite is located on the 16th floor, offers sweeping city views and adjoins to an outdoor terrace.  The Suite includes complimentary high-speed-Internet access, now that's too funny. :-)


Lastly, don't miss Rich Jacobson and Myself in what's being called, "the boxing match of the Century."  It's the Wii Championships being held at the Trulia House Party.  For the Main Event, come watch Jonathan Washburn take on Pete Flint for the Wii Tennis Championship of the World!  There is some serious competition happening at Inman this year folks, you are ALL in for a wonderful and exciting treat...

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Comments (164)

Bobby Carroll
Jaclyn Smith Properties - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC New Home Happiness Coordinator

Brad - Like my American Express card, I'm not about to leave Brad back in Raleigh. We can hardly wait for the AR party gathering!

Jul 19, 2008 02:12 PM
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

I would love to be there but not this year. keep the info flowing on the activities.

Jul 19, 2008 02:16 PM
Tracy Saunders
Chase International - Incline Village, NV
Hey gang thought I would try this I am looking for someone who has a room booked at a decent hotel (maybe even host hotel) who is interested in sharing the room and splitting the cost...sorry guys must be a non-smoking, non-snoring FEMALE! Yes I am a female too. I need a room for Monday through Thursday I can't stay for the whole conference. If you could email me in a separate email to that would be great. Thanks, Tracy
Jul 19, 2008 02:36 PM
Karl Burger
ERA Beach Ball Realty - Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Real Estate News
Non-snoring? Come on. Most husbands won't tell their wifes if they snore. So your "non-snoring" roomy may be unpleasantly surprised to find out she actually is a snorer. This could get ugly.
Jul 19, 2008 03:29 PM
Joanna Quan
Keller Williams Realty - Alamo, CA
Realtor, SRES, Notary

Hi Everyone

I'm not going to the conference but I live in the Bay Area and a San Francisco native.  If you have questions about SF or would like suggestions, please feel free to contact me at

Would love to meet Active Rainers as well and share the wonderful Bay Area.  What other events can I attend as a non-conference attendee?  Or someone want to sneak me in?  :)

Jul 19, 2008 04:05 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Sorry a few of you won't be able to make it this year, I'm sure many here will be posting all kinds of stuff up on their Blogs.  I know you'll enjoy their posts,  and hopefully be inspired enough to join us next year.  :-)

Jul 19, 2008 07:34 PM
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®-

I guess since I got no response that means Bob forgot to send me my tickets & air I guess I will just have to stay behind...ya know, if ya want, I could run AR for the next few days since yall gonna be partying it up... Let see, what could i do with the AR God Powers....hmm....ok, that is a dangerous thought!

Jul 20, 2008 06:32 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Zillow is sponsoring an event called "Beer with Bloggers"? Am I the only one who thinks that sounds unprofessional? Whatever. I hope you all have a great time. I'm msure I'll be reading lots of blogs about it the following week.

Jul 20, 2008 08:48 AM
Tisza Major-Posner
I.V.P.G. - Inland Valley Professional Group - Claremont, CA

Hi Lisa,

You might be in the minority there :-)  Now if it was Beer for Bloggers or Will Blog For Beer or Need Beer To Blog... Actually, I attended last year and will again this year (I am a big Zillow fan :-) and things got loud but it sure was fun and I still use the glasses from the event to this very day.  Sorry you won't be there but there is always next year or perhaps you could try to attend the Inman gathering that they will have in New York.

Take care, help lots of people and have a wonderful day!


Jul 20, 2008 09:43 AM
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

I attended Zillow's "Beer with Bloggers" at Inman NYC. It was great! Wonderful chance to meet other bloggers in a relaxing, fun environment.

I never really thought of it as unprofessional. It was, after all, a gathering of bloggers, with beer.

The Connect SF Beer with Bloggers is near the top of my "must attend" side events.

Jul 20, 2008 09:58 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Lisa - what's suppose to be professional about a party called "Beer For Bloggers?"  It's a party and some social netwotking in person with others, it's not a panel or part of the conference.  haha.  Yes, you will be hearing and reading all about it I'm sure.  You should join us!!  I'm sure Zillow will have soda for Bloggers too!  :-))

Jul 20, 2008 11:06 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Tisza and Jay - looking forward to a toast, some beer, and good times!  :-)  BTW - I kinda like that line, "Will Blog For Beer!"  nice....    lol~ 

Jul 20, 2008 11:10 AM
Derek Overbey

Count me in!

Jul 23, 2008 11:13 AM
Todd Carpenter

count me in too!

Jul 23, 2008 11:15 AM
Eric Bryn

I am coming too!

Jul 23, 2008 12:57 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Well it's great to be back home!  What an event!  The information, the people, the technology, the networking, it was all very much worth the effrt it took in getting there.  If you don't attend these events in your area, or this one in the future, you're just plain CRAZY!  :-)

Jul 27, 2008 05:55 AM
Tracy Saunders

Brad - I couldn't agree more..I have been "Yelping" and I am so excited to Twitter soon!  I am defiinitely in for NY.  Not only did I meet wonderful people and put names with faces but I garnered a few incredible tools that will distinguish me from my compitition and give my clients a little edge in this most interesting marketplace.  Thanks for putting this all together.


Jul 27, 2008 04:56 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Tracy - glad to hear you came away with some great tools and new relationships.  I enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again soon.  I'll be coming up to the Tahoe area to meet with Richard and Gary Bloen soon, maybe we can all get together for a cup of Java or lunch??   :-)

Jul 28, 2008 06:39 PM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

"For the Main Event, come watch Jonathan Washburn take onPete Flint for the Wii Tennis Championship of the World!"



anyone have video of this? Also when's the next event and where will it be held?

Aug 18, 2008 03:36 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Turns out that battle never took place.  Sure would have been a good one. I think I know who I would have had my money on.  lol~ 

Aug 19, 2008 01:52 PM