I Am In. Who Is Next?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

There is a celebration coming and Seattle will be hosting it. I am sure it would be interesting, but it is far from me and many others. Of course, it is always a problem for half of us. What is home to half of us, is far for the other half. Isn't it one of the nice problems of being a national and even international network?

I want to suggest a different way of celebrating. Why don't we, Active Rainers, get together and book a whole cruise ship and go on a cruise. Seriously. I saw an unbeatable offer today for Royal Caribbean sailing from Port Canaveral on November 7 for a 4-nights cruise to Bahamas for only $189 plus $92.10 for all fees and taxes.

November is excellent. It is still nice and warm in Bahamas, and not as warm in most everywhere in the country. Of course, this was a deeply discounted offer for Floridians, but I am sure that if we approach a cruise line with such offer, they will gladly match or even beat this price for as long as they would not have to spend all the money on marketing and selling.

ActiveRain CruiseSo what if we need to get 2,000 people to sign for a cruise? With 206,906 members it is 1%. But this would be different from what AR did and is doing. On a cruise you could go with your other half, and even kids. When we are in the class, they can relax, learn Taiwanese, dance, play...

This is our golden chance to show the other half that we do not just shooting the breeze well beyond midnight (what time is it now? 3:20 AM?). This is our chance to make us look better and even get help and not a «better do something useful» yelling... (LOL)

ActiveRain CruiseIt is a perfect combination of deep training and extravagant vacation. With no worries about hotels, and no worries about the food, what can be better?

It will also give a chance to run a 2-3 days RainCamp and get something in-depth. Call it the Fall Academy. Offer a free cruise to presenters, and I am sure they will also enjoy the trip. Add a small amount to the ticket price to arrange it, and it would cover the costs of training. You would not need to rent space, it is all right there.

ActiveRain CruiseI hope you would agree that a cruise would let us better know each other, and make those real person to person (and family to family) bonds, that we, computer-age people, are longing for and cherish so much...

AR would get phenomenal bragging rights to be the first Social Network to do this. Check if you can copyright it or TM it, it may be worth it (LOL). I have a very good vibe about it and I think that it easily could become a tradition and, who knows, maybe we will see two cruises a year and maybe 6-7- night cruises as well.

ActiveRain CruiseWe would be coming back refreshed, energized, with so many new friendships, so many new ideas...and nice tan.

I am sure that for a price of $300 per person or less I am sure we would get enough members willing to get on board. I am also sure that we would have wonderful volunteers that could help organizing it.

ActiveRain CruiseIf you really like this idea, reblog it (AR may not give me the points for the reblogs, this is not about points) so that we can test the waters. Tell me if you think we need to create a group «AR on a cruise» , "Shooting the breeze" or something else, and, please, shoot your ideas.

I am in (with Olga, but she does not know yet). I am #1 on this list.

Who is next?

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Irene - that's the whole idea with the cruise. You are on a ship, and organizing is so  much easier. And if someone gives you the trouble, throw them into the ocean (LOL)

irene, and if they do not come to t he dinner table, we will eat their dinner

May 07, 2011 12:01 AM #117
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Jon - Do not have Raincamp for Hawaii.  We have a seven day cruise to all the islands.  Prices may vary!!  I think you have a great idea.

May 07, 2011 03:42 AM #118
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I'm in!  Hopefully the AR Gods are already working on it!

May 07, 2011 10:34 AM #119
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Michael (94) - Good enough for many of us to get together, out of the office, and have good time. Thanks

May 07, 2011 11:13 AM #120
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Charita - ideas are in the air. I knew I was not the  only one who thought about it. Maybe it is simply the right time to do it

May 07, 2011 11:14 AM #121
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Lora - isn't it true for all of us?

May 07, 2011 11:16 AM #122
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DIck & Dixie - I am sure if AR takes the idea, there will be a group set for registering. But I am glad you are "on board"

May 07, 2011 11:18 AM #123
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Brenda & Ron - agree

May 07, 2011 11:18 AM #124
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Ray - 3 teenagers? And somebody is still saying that Real Estate is tough.... Life is tough, not real estate.

Don't you have a remote contro?

May 07, 2011 11:20 AM #125
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Kate - I hope this somethng will turn a memorable and educational vacation. And thank you so much for your support

Bathing suits are mandatory on Friday 13 (LOL)

May 07, 2011 11:22 AM #126
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Loreena - hmm, I guess we would need to add diving to the menu. Can't you swim? (LOL)

May 07, 2011 11:24 AM #127
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Robert - Hawaii, sounds wonderful. I'm afraid it is not $300 per person. I am afraid it is $300 per person a day

May 07, 2011 11:26 AM #128
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Ajerly Real Estate Team - I hope they are already making calls. Keep our fingers crossed

May 07, 2011 11:28 AM #129
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I'll betcha Kerrie would be in on this too!  I know I am!  Set the date Papa Jon!

May 08, 2011 12:15 AM #130
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Brilliant idea Jon - I'd like to be on board to teach The Power of Staging® for Real Estate professionals.  More and more agents are becoming stagents - it's a fun class filled with truly valuable tools that will have you looking at your listings through very different eyes - count me in :-)

May 08, 2011 02:11 AM #131
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Sounds great.  You putting us up the night before we sail?

May 09, 2011 10:26 PM #132
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Debe - I am in a "cross my fingers" state. I for some reason hope that AR is checking the viability of the endeavor. Hope to hear form them soon

May 09, 2011 10:30 PM #133
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I just saw this on a reblog.  I dont' know how I missed it.  I have no real estate classes in November.  I am IN!  How are we doing with this idea?  Even if the Florida Rainers went, it would be a blast.  Who is going to block the rooms and I love Royal Carribean, hate Carnival.  What is the status?

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 Ohh to be on a cruise - looks grand... oh to be anywhere!




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Sounds great to me! CE credit might be a problem with so many regulations from different states to deal with.

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