Alan May, A moving experience! (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)

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Rainmaker
2,442,558
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have driven a couple of hundred miles. It has been so worth it to see you and others face to face. This is a people business!

Aug 05, 2016 12:03 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I went to CT and NY last year, and CO NM & AZ the year before.

I am delighted that we have guests coming from Indiana tomorrow.

Aug 05, 2016 12:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I would at least go from Elkhart, IN to Evanston, IL....No, make that, Brookfield, WI.....No. Make that Stevens Point, WI. for starters.Who knows where I may drop in!

Aug 05, 2016 03:24 PM
Rainmaker
634,282
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I might island hop here in Hawaii. But anywhere on Kauai I'll be there!

Aug 05, 2016 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,119,405
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It would depend on my schedule and how much advance notice I had about a meetup.

Aug 05, 2016 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
4,190,769
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Wow!! Awesome!! It's hard for me to get away but I'm sure I could make it happen within a couple of hours.

Aug 05, 2016 12:30 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

200 miles.

Aug 05, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

One hour drive one way the most ( my last one was 50 min.), but we had few Rainers who drove two hours one way. So, it is doable. 

Aug 05, 2016 05:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Only within an hour or so drive unless another location is a place I need or want to be.

Aug 05, 2016 04:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Alan May - I have been to CT couple of times - about 100 miles from where I am.

Most meet up I host are about 50 miles from where I am to accommodate more members.

And this time, I am hosting a meet up in San Diego/LA area - about 3,000+ miles away from where I am....

Aug 05, 2016 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Good question Alan. I would be willing travel out of state to connect with folks I've never met before. In state, maybe a couple of hours. I'd be willing to go to the West side of the state...I think that's 4 hours, but it would have to be a for an over night stay!

Aug 05, 2016 02:13 PM
Rainmaker
529,295
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Today was my first meet-up and I drove about 50 miles, but I would definitely drive more than that if it was a meet-up I wanted to attend.  If I was traveling and had an opportunity to meet-up with a few people at my final destimation I would do that as well.  It was really nice meeting you today Alan May -- our sports conversation was the Bomb!  Go Brett Favre!  Oops, I couldn't help myself! 

Aug 05, 2016 02:12 PM
Rainmaker
5,589,211
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Alan,

We often drive an hour plus for a meet-up.  It just the way it is in Southern California.  If we were in the vicinity while on a biz trip, I would drive to a meet-up in another state.  We have met many rainers that way, and each time it was a delight. A

Aug 05, 2016 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,808,236
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Probably 1 1/2 hrs.  We drove last week to NJ.  I think it was about 1:15 mins.  And, a while back drove to Atlantic City for Rain Camp.  I think that was 2.5 hrs...although Dagny got lost so it took more like 3 hrs.

Aug 05, 2016 01:02 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

A few years ago, I went to the 14 Carrot Cafe meetup in Seattle and got to meet Charlie Buell and Rene Fabre, among others.  What a great time.  I was out there for Thanksgiving with my family and missed the DC area meetup.

Aug 05, 2016 12:54 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Glad to hear a good time was had by all!  I think my closest meet-up was over 4 hours away a few years ago.  I'll continue to connect digitally

 
Aug 05, 2016 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,468,074
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Alan May I would drive up to 50 miles for an AR meetup. 

Wisconsin, & Indiana are not far away from Evanston.

Aug 05, 2016 11:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,305
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would probably drive a couple of hours.

Aug 05, 2016 11:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,478
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on what else is going on, but generally not more than an hour.

Aug 07, 2016 04:22 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would drive 3 hours or maybe longer if I planned it right.

Aug 06, 2016 12:55 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have traveled three hours. I would go further. If I had the time to travel, I would go anywhere for a meetup. 

Aug 06, 2016 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not very far when I', busy.  But, hope to go real far when I start my retirement.

Aug 06, 2016 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,193,307
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

It would depend on how cute he was and whether I thought my husband might find out. Oh, wait . . .

Aug 06, 2016 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm definitely not that good!!!  no surprise there.... I'll go a few towns away.... 

Aug 06, 2016 01:39 AM
Rainer
180,215
Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

1 hour drive at the most.

Aug 06, 2016 01:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,100,964
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

If I was travelling and there was an ActiveRain MeetUp, I would certianly make an attempt.  With the hours I spent travelling in Southern California traffic this week to attend ours I might have been to take a trip to O'Hare.   

Aug 06, 2016 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,211,659
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Peter Xavier from Huntington Beach CA was a real surprise.

Diana Dahlberg from the Kenosha WI area was a treat.

Special Kudos to Larry and Evelyn (the hugger) Johnston from Elkhart IN for coming from the Brookfield WI meet-up the evening before and moving on to the Stevens Point WI meet-up on Saturday!

Aug 05, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If I had a horse, I would saddle up and do a half a days ride no problem

Aug 05, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,385,224
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We drove about 75 minutes to a meetup last week. Might go a bit farther.

Aug 05, 2016 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Good question!

Aug 05, 2016 10:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We would anywhere between Tallahassee and Pensacola - unless we're down at our Clearwater place - so that's between 2 and 5 hours LOL

Aug 05, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainer
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

We'd do 2 hours since there isn't anything closer

Aug 05, 2016 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Wow Alan, that is great. I saw someone was coming from Kenosha I believe. Sorry I missed you guys it would have been nice seeing everyone.

Where's the pics?

Aug 05, 2016 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

That was a successful meetup. I have not be to any.

Aug 05, 2016 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
6,608,753
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not very far except for a special occasion. I did not go to the DC MeetUp because I did not want to face the city traffic.

Aug 05, 2016 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,617,099
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

3-4 hours driving time.

Aug 05, 2016 08:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,825
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Next time. Thanks

Aug 05, 2016 01:09 PM