MeetUp Successes!!!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

I am beyond elated, joyful, moved, and grateful for all of you that attended a MeetUp in your area.  The best part of the old RainCamps was getting to meet you face to face and embed that feeling.  When I get a call or email from one of you that I have personally met, it brings me back.  And that my friends is why the MeetUps are so very, very important.  Whether 4 or 40 people showed up I knew it would be a success!

Many of you thought more members would have come out; and you still expressed having had a fabulous time!  Many of you couldn't believe how many members came out!  This makes me and the staff at AR so incredibly happy to know we have a Community built upon more than just business.  You humanized your on-line AR presence; personal relationships will take you to new levels professionally.

I am just over the moon about the results and I thank you all from the bottom of my toes to the tip of my head.  Thank you to the hosts of these fabulous MeetUps for taking the time and effort out of your busy schedules to find a venue and date that worked.  Thank you to all the attendees that took time out of your day to travel to the venues and hang out. 

What about the Visa gift cards, you ask?  Drum roll please......

The winner of the $200 Visa gift card is Mel Peterson from Grants Pass, Oregon.

Winner of the $100 Visa gift card is Kwee Huset from Venice, Florida.

And the winner of the $50 Visa gift card is David Popoff from Darien, Connecticut.

Again, thank you to all who participated as you've made it apparent that MeetUps are definitely needed and wanted in this fabulous one of a kind amazingly perfect Community!!!!

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
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Jim McCormack
Reliant Realty - Nashville Short Sale & Foreclosure Help - Murfreesboro, TN
Nashville Short Sale REALTOR - Stop Foreclosure

Good work.

September 17, 2011 01:41 PM #61
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Gerald Mayo
Prudential Team Realty - Estes Park, CO
Mr. Estes Park

Looks like wherever you go you have nice people food, fun and drink - at least drink in Las Vegas.  I saw the martini glass.

Gerald

September 17, 2011 02:19 PM #62
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty - Baltimore, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Our Baltimore meetup was wonderful, as always. I love when we all come together. Ellie(#21) here is a picture of you and Carolyn at our meetup. Thanks for showing up in liquid sunshine and traffic.

CTann-Ellie ..Baltimore Meetup 9/8/11

Kerrie, The video is fantastic. Like Debe, I watched it a couple of times. Now if only I could name everyone...

Is it possible to have AR members get together and be unsuccessful? I think NOT!

September 17, 2011 02:45 PM #63
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Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

We had over 40 MeetUps with over 300 attendees!  YES!!

September 17, 2011 02:47 PM #64
Rainer
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Jayne Clement
Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz, CA
Los Angeles Short Sale Agents

Thanks for including the slide show.  Looks like fun!

September 17, 2011 03:01 PM #65
Rainmaker
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Menlo Park Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Wende Schoof - Menlo Park, CA
WendeByTheBay.com - 650.504.0219 - SF Peninsula

Kerrie, love the slide show!  Meet Ups were an awesome idea!  It's great to further those on-line friendships!  Thank you to Bryan and Karen who set up our SF Bay Area meet up!

September 17, 2011 05:42 PM #66
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Mark Warner

The meet up was a great idea. Met a lot of great folks.

September 17, 2011 06:05 PM #67
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Antonio & Alexia Cardenas
Alameda County - San Leandro, CA. - San Leandro, CA
"The Realtors In Motion"

Had a wonderful time at our meeting in Fremont, CA. A good group of people who just met... to meet in person those we so admire here on Cyber-AR. We will do it again, I am sure.

Antonio

September 17, 2011 06:05 PM #68
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
Kerrie, It is great to be part of this "fabulous one of a kind amazingly perfect Community!!!!" Thanks to all of you who've brought us together!!!
September 17, 2011 06:19 PM #69
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John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Kerrie, the San Francisco meetup in Fremont was really great. So much fun to meet people you feel like you already know.

September 17, 2011 06:51 PM #70
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I missed it  but I put 2 in contract last week instead.  I hope to make one in the future.

September 17, 2011 07:59 PM #71
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Ruby Lee Sweeting
Darville Wong Associates Realty Bahamas
Your Bahamas Agent for Relocations & Second Homes

Kerrie this is fantastic! Blown away with the photos in this post. Congrats all around.

September 17, 2011 10:01 PM #72
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John Hrisco & Associates
John Hrisco & Associates | RE/MAX Heritage - Keller, TX
-"The Sign You Want, The Agent You Need!"

HI Kerrie, I agree with you totally about making connections like we did at the events, but I also like the new virtual raincamp even more, less time, travel, expenses, etc...like the new virtual raincamps, I think that the AR MeetUps will grow as well.   Looking forward to the next one and count me in to host again for Tarrant County.

September 18, 2011 01:50 AM #73
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Kerrie--I had fun reviewing the photos on your slide show.  Thanks.  Someday  . . .

September 19, 2011 05:53 PM #74
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William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Hi Kerrie, Congratulations for a job well done. This is simply awesome and hope these meetups will always continue. Great job and the photos of our members are so totally awesome!

September 19, 2011 09:20 PM #75
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Jeff Dowler CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360

Kerrie

The meetups were a great idea and it was fun to host one as well as to see what everyone did. We were having such a good time at dinner talking that we never even took any photos - a first for me.

Jeff

September 20, 2011 12:41 PM #76
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Tricia Morris
Hawaii's Premiere Mortgage Company - Wailea, HI

We enjoyed watching the slide show, reading your post and reading the comments.  We're a bit late on Maui  - our realtor's meet-up is not happening  until Oct. 5th, I hought I should share the invite here in case some Maui Realtors are reading this post. https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=251912144852012 - Thanks for the inspiration to do a realtors tweet-up :)

 

September 23, 2011 07:22 PM #77
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Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Kerie-  I missed this post back in September.  I am glad you shared the link for the December AR Meetup.  Great turnout, great pictures, and lots of happy rainers!

November 29, 2011 12:32 PM #78
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Kim & Kristine Halverson
www.KimAndKristine.com, Santa Monica Real Estate :) - Santa Monica, CA
Realtors, Santa Monica Real Estate, CA

Love the slide show.  Wish I was there for you meet up at HQ!  Kristine

 

December 01, 2011 01:26 PM #79
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Haha. I just watched the entire slide show. I can't wait to end up at one of these things!                                      

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