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Summer 2016 Active Rain Meetups!

Time to celebrate Summer with a few Active Rain friends!

The next round of meetups will be starting in just over 2 weeks.

Time to get your meetup scheduled sometime between July 23rd and August 7th and send the details in the format mentioned below.


What’s a Meetup?

For those who are not familiar with meetups, they are an Active Rain tradition and a chance for us to get to know a few Rainers and other real estate professionals without a computer in front of us, you know, like face to face.

At these meetups we get a chance to visit, learn and just have a good time.

Some meetups we talk about business and blogging, others about family, sports and fun, but most meetups tend to cover all of these topics and a few more.

Many meetups are at a restaurant where we all cover our own meals, others are at the host’s business location or home.

They vary in many factors like location and topics, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are a great opportunity to take a few hours off and visit with some Active Rain Friends.

 Seattle Meeetup 2013, Kerrie LaGuardia

 Are you ready to host a meetup?

Every year we hear many complain that there are no meetups anywhere near their location, and if you are in that position then the solution is a simple one…


Host a Meetup yourself!

  • It is not very difficult, the toughest part is deciding when and where.
  • Keep track of who attends, and write a post with pics after the meetup.
  • Just let me know the particulars and I will publicize it.
  • It is also a good idea to write an announcement blog post about your meetup to help generate more excitement for those in your area as well as giving all the details and collecting rsvp’s.




Ready to host? The first easy step is to let me know and leave a comment with the info below before the 23rd of this month.



Name *                                                                  
Date of MeetUp (July 23-August 7th) *  
Time of MeetUp *  
Venue Name *  
Venue Address including zip code *  
optional, url to a blog post announcing your meetup  



Though the reward of visiting your fellow professionals is likely enough, we are also giving and extra bonus, hosts will receive 3,000 points and all attendees will receive 1,000 points!


I'll send out a list of the MeetUps next week, if you don't see one in your area, you will still have a few days to submit yours. The deadline for scheduling a MeetUp is July 22, but don’t wait until the last minute, we want to have plenty of time to get the word out on these.




And finally, if you are like me you like to schedule these things far ahead whenever possible, so mark your calendars now with the meetup dates for the whole year.

Please plan to have a meetup in your area for each of these opportunities.



2016 meetups

Jan 23- Feb 7

April 23-May 8

July 23-August 7th

Oct 22-Nov 6


 After the meetup, please help me to get the points out quickly by sending me

  1. The url to your posts about the meetup (post those in the comments here too)
  2. The names and usernames for the host and all attendees.


Thanks and I hope you all have some great meetups as we celebrate Summer!



Here is the updated list


Re-Blogged 3 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Jeff Dowler 07/08/2016 12:21 AM
  2. Roy Kelley 07/12/2016 06:00 PM
  3. Alison Creamer 07/11/2016 02:21 AM
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Any meet ups on the books yet for northern California?

Jul 20, 2016 11:25 AM #57
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

ActiveRain Meetup at the Deepest Freshwater Spring in the World!

 Bob, I will fill out the form shortly.  Here is the blog post about the Meetup!

Jul 20, 2016 01:22 PM #58
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Meetup Form

Jul 20, 2016 01:48 PM #59
Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I proposed this ideas to Alan May and Noah but they have not returned a time to meet . I guess it's hard to find the time?

Jul 20, 2016 10:05 PM #60
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I'm checking into to doing this with another member. I'll post soon if it's a go.

Jul 20, 2016 10:30 PM #61
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Date of Meet Up: Wed. August 3

Time: 11:30-1:30

Place: Beach Chalet, San Francisco

Address: 1000 Great Highway at Ocean Beach, San Francisco 94121

Blog Post: Get Active in San Francisco


Jul 21, 2016 01:00 AM #62
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Bob:  I made a change in the start time of my meetup due to the New York Area rush hour traffic.  I changed the start time to 4pm.

Date: Monday August 1st

Time: Starting at 4pm

Place: City Limits Diner

Address: 200 Central Park Ave, White Plains, NY  10606




Jul 21, 2016 02:57 AM #63
Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

About to write a post about it, Bob Crane - and will send you the details tomorrow...

Jul 21, 2016 04:03 PM #64
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Thanks for co-ordinating Bob Crane ... here is Ft Lauderdale and Kathy Streib for Palm Beach... both water front locations...come on down and visit with us!

link... Ft Lauderdale Meetup


Thursday, July 28, 2016

3300 East Commercial Blvd.

Ft Lauderdale, FL  33308

954-772- 2209

Lunch 1130AM to 1PM


Kathy Streib will be hosting Palm Beach Tues 7/26

link... Palm Beach meetup

Deck 84

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

11:30 to 1

840 E. Atlantic Avenue

 Delray Beach


Atlantic Avenue at the Intracoastal

Jul 21, 2016 10:54 PM #65
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for hosting everyone, tonight I will post a summary of all of these along with a few that have sent emails.

Keep them coming in and hopefully we will have the country covered by tonight.

And for a couple who wanted the link to this post, here is a tag for you, hope to hear about your meetups soon.  Lisa Friedman and Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459 

Jul 22, 2016 12:38 AM #66
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Bob Crane ,  Better late than never, I always say.  Here it is!

Host:                   larrydjohnston

Date:                  Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Time:                  7 pm

Venue:                Colombo's Italian Restaurant

Address:             2425 S. Main St., Elkhar, IN 46517

URL/Post:           Summer Meetup in Elkhart, Indiana

Jul 22, 2016 09:51 AM #67
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha

Thanks Bob, looking forward to hosting a very good time for Wisconsin. It was really great having a nice conversation with you tonight. Say hello to Bob Stewart for me
Tom Braatz
REMAX Realty 100
14540 W Greenfield Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005

Jul 22, 2016 04:11 PM #68
Diana Zaccaro
Veterans Realty of Brevard is not just for Veterans! - Cocoa Beach, FL

Hi Bob,

Here you go...late as usual... I am working on a post, hope to have it up tomorrow. Thanks for coordinating the meetups! 


Name *      Diana Zaccaro                                                            
Date of MeetUp (July 23-August 7th) *  Thursday, August 4th
Time of MeetUp *  1:00pm
Venue Name *  Squid Lips
Venue Address including zip code *

2200 S. Orlando Avenue

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

optional, url to a blog post announcing your meetup  Working on post



Jul 23, 2016 01:04 PM #69
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

NJ's Meet Up was an unmitigated Success! Here's the post-MeetUp post I just published.

The attendees were Wayne and Jean Zuhl, Debbie Gartner, and Grant Schneider.

Jul 29, 2016 02:25 AM #70
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Bob Crane -  My westchester meetup was a great success.  Here is my blog.

Aug 01, 2016 10:37 PM #71
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Bob...I haven't been able to find the post that lists all of the summer meetups. Can you send me a link?

Aug 02, 2016 05:04 AM #72
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing


Here is the final housekeeping, 

Hosts: Inna IvchenkoRyan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA and Ron and I.


John Kolsky, Lauren Selinsky, Annie Adjchavanich , Michael Jacobs !

Thanks again for all your work and the reblogging you have done on our behalf.  Here is the link to the blog post about it.   A


Aug 05, 2016 03:56 AM #74
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

The Dallas Active Rain meetup was a resounding success! And we've got photos to prove it!

AR participants included: , Sharon ParisiPatricia FeagerPeggy Tallal, and Lorrie Semler. Guests, who we're hoping will one day soon become AR bloggers, include Traute Malhotra and Jim Tunnel.     

Aug 05, 2016 06:40 AM #75
Lise Howe
Long and Foster - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Am I supposed to tell you that I went to the DC meet up with Pat Kennedy?  No photos this time - just a picture of the Mai Tai! 

Aug 05, 2016 06:53 AM #76
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