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San Francisco Bay Area MeetUp: How did it go?

The San Francisco Bay Area Activerain MeetUp happened yesterday afternoon at The Elephant Bar in Fremont, California.  We had 17 people show up representing every region in the area and a mix of real estate agents and finance people.  Since many in attendance had already spoken on the phone, commented online, or shared emails at some point in the past the event felt a bit like meeting old friends.  It was a great chance to build relationships, network, and share thoughts and ideas on a wide range of topics.

Our attendees included:

  • Wende Schoof
  • Antonio Cardenas
  • Anja Karstens
  • Karen Levine
  • Kathleen Daniels
  • Karen Crowson
  • Mike Bell
  • Rhonda Fee
  • Vicky Nagy
  • Chris Eckert
  • Pacita Dimacali
  • Evelyn Kennedy
  • John Scott
  • Sophia Lin
  • Carla Dimond
  • David Ames
  • Bryan Robertson

This event was a rousing success with substantial help from Karen Crowson and Kathleen Daniels who invited several of the people in attendance.  The feedback from everyone seemed very positive so I'm sure the next event will have even more people.  David Ames offered to host at his house so if we can get 50-60 people for the next event, that'll be great! :)

What I like the most about this event is it gets us from online social networking to "real life networking".  I'd be really happy doing business with everyone I met today.  That feeling comes from meeting them in person.  In my opinion, events like this should happen at least twice a year so we can keep these connections going.  Building better personal relationships will make the Activerain experience an even better one that it already is.

I'm looking forward to the next event.  I hope all the other MeetUps had the same success our did.  Good job Kerrie for coordinating all these!


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Comment balloon 8 commentsBryan Robertson • September 08 2011 11:20AM


Bryan, it was great to see you again.  Thanks for organizing this.  Would love to catch up over coffee some time

Posted by Carla Dimond, (Silicon Valley) (CATARRA) over 7 years ago

Bryan....love the photo & glad to hear it was a success!  The one in my area is next week & I am looking forward to it.  As for right now, I am sitting online waiting for the virtual rain camp to start.  I agree...thanks to Kerrie for coming up with this idea!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) over 7 years ago

Carla - Absolutely!  Just let me know when - you've got my email. 

Christine - Let me know how the virtual Raincamp goes and I hope you'll blog about the meetup next week. 

Posted by Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker (Intero Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Congratulations on a successful event.  We have ours today in Northern Virginia and rain is threatening to keep a lot of people away due to bad roads and traffic.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago


Thanks again for organizing the meet up.  It was fun for me to meet everyone.  I think meeting at David's home would be very nice.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago

I always enjoy seeing the photos when Rainers get together......and I see several familiar faces in this group!


Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 7 years ago

I have to add my thanks to you too Bryan. It was really fun meeting so many people I have only read blogs of. Thanks again for a great time!

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

You're right Brian, it was really like meeting a bunch of old friends, only for some of us it was just the first time in person. Ah, the power of social media!!

Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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