Active Rain Meet Up...The Other Side of Active Rain

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403
Active Rain Meet Up....The Other Side Of Active Rain.

 Annapolis Meet Up

Amazing things happen when Active Rain bloggers get together. The magic begins when the smiles break out when everyone sees each other. It moves on to the hugs that flow so freely and continues as the cameras, laughs and great conversations come out in full force.

I have been reading many blogs lately about what Active Rain means to them. Many say it is part of their business plan, their way of bringing the calls, the clients and the business their way. I must say I do agree. Active Rain is a fabulous business tool like no other and if you do not use it that way you are missing the boat. But underneath the magic of the business side is a hidden treasure. A treasure filled with friendships new and old and of shared journeys of what this business called real estate brings to each of us.

It is wonderful, especially this time of year, to hear what others have planned for their business in the coming year, to hear the excitement in their voices and to see and hear the networking and sharing of what they can offer each other. And then it happens. Mixed in among all of the 'business side' of what Active Rain is all about are these wonderful people you would never have had the opportunity to know in such a beautiful way.

I was truly the lucky one this time round as I hosted the Rain Camp Meet Up this week. Lucky because there are some fabulous Active Rainers in the area and so many of them took the time to attend and break away from the business side of Active Rain and share the other side. The friendship side.  

John McArthur, Gettysburg Gerry and Rich Iarossi talked non stop. And they say us women are the talkers. Ha! June PiperBrandon brought her friend and settlement officer Valerie Kuester, who is a new blogger along, and it was amazing how many of the same people we knew. Ellie McIntire, which by the way I have no pictures of :0(, brought her new buyers agent Bridgett with her as well as her calendar with her special boy Drew on it. We introduced Bridgett to the art of taking lots of photos. She was like 'what is all this camera stuff?' but soon hers was out and she was joining in the fun. Margaret Woda and Margaret Rome were there which is always magical. The Two Maryland Margarets are a force for sure. Margaret Rome brought Hillary Gibbons and they were having such a great time chatting in the car on the way to the Meet Up they missed their turn to the restaurant and ended up in downtown Annapolis. Too funny.  And what can I say about Mortgage Mama, Bridget McGee. Her smile and enthusiasm always lights up a room and lo and behold she came bearing gifts for all of us. Mine is in the slide show and I love it.

Yes Active Rain is definitely great for our business and it is important that we do not lose our focus on that. But it is also so much more. Each person I mentioned is a hard working, focused business person who all year long focus on just that... business. But at a Meet Up they become friends and that makes all the hard work we do all year long priceless.

It's Just Plain Magic
Active Rain Meet Up...The Other Side of Active Rain

 
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Martha,

You made it magic and with perfection. You made everyone feel so welcome and the time flew by. I love the album and the wonderful write up. You captured with words what we shared. A treat to attend..a treat to read about and a treat to see the photos.

You are so special.

With a great deal of admiration and appreciation.

Margaret

December 17, 2011 11:01 PM
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Bridget McGee
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Thanks so much for organizing a wonderful meetup.  I don't think it would have happened if you didn't make it happen.  Look at you, a feature and everything!!  A great meeting, a fabulous location, amazing people, another Maryland ActiveRain Success.  I love that we keep adding new faces to the group! 

Next time we are going to make sure that there are about 20 pictures of Ellie McIntire and that Bridget Oppenheimer pokes her head in the pictures..she's hidden in the back!

You are wonderful and I am glad you like your lighted present!

Mortgage Mama

December 17, 2011 11:35 PM
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We hosted two AR meetups this year.  I think they work to promote broker-to-broker relationships, but unfortunately, they completely fail to replicate Rain Camp as AR had hoped.

December 18, 2011 01:15 AM
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Martha,

Sounds like it was wonderful. Hope to make it next time and hope to work with you again real soon.

December 18, 2011 11:48 AM
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Elisa Uribe- Realtor
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Great photo and so nice to have had such a good group of professionals get together. I went to the one in our area too and it was a lot of fun, familiary faces too:)

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