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ActiveRain Meetup in Austin - Networking at Its Best

Today was the ActiveRain meetup at Jack Allen's.  It was a lot of fun. It was a very intimate group of people, so we each got to talk with everyone there and get to know each other better.  Of course, the largest topic of discussion was "What does your Brokerage have to offer" and people were taking mental notes.

Many people who said they were coming, did NOT show up and that was disappointing. We were tweeting and calling people wondering where they were.  In all, there were 5 Austin people, 2 Dallas people, and 3 San Antonio people, in addition to our nameless sponsor.  It would have been nice to have a larger Austin presence, but maybe next time!

I didn't take many pictures because I was too busy talking, but here are a few.

activerain meetup at jack allens
Here are Fran Pullen, Mike Jones, Kim Daugherty, Scott Hayes, Samantha Smith, Brenda Mullen, Donna Harris, Robin Scott, Russell Lewis, Jerry Newman, and Cathy Bureau.

This is what you get when you order a chicken enchilada at Jack Allen's. We called it the big chick with the baby chick. The egg was an interesting surprise on top...

jack allen's kitchen chicken enchilada

scott hayes and russell lewis

samantha smith and fran pullen

Thank you to all who came.  It was wonderful seeing you all again!


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Comment balloon 16 commentsDonna Harris • September 14 2011 05:39PM


What a smokin hot looking bunch!  Thanks for sharing it with us Donna!!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 9 years ago

Donna, thanks so much for putting this together! Though the crowd was small, it was top quality! Everyone had a great time!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Hi Donna - Sounds like your meetup was a lot of fun.  Ours was great in Roseville California too.  Several of us from that one posted on our blogs afterward with pix or video.  We wound up taking about where we'd have the next get together!  Thanks for sharing the photos.  It's nice to see more of our AR friends from around the country in a less formal setting than their profile picture.

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) almost 9 years ago

GREAT looking group Donna, plenty of happy faces. Thanks for the report.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

Had a great time Donna!  Thanks for setting it up.  I was great meeting everyone!  I blogged too and wrote about the baby chicken joke and linked to your blog for the picture, lol :)!  

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) almost 9 years ago

It was definitely a lot of fun! It was HOT!  Today was day #85 of triple degree days here in Austin, and we sat outside on the patio!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 9 years ago

Donna, It was a pleasure finally getting to meet up with bloggers, who I have seen online with Active Rain.  Thanks for hosting this event, and I would love to get together another time whenever you decide to do one again. I have to admit, I never had chicken enchiladas serve like that. I really enjoyed all the food, appetizers, and great conversations with everyone.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, almost 9 years ago


It looks like everyone is enjoying the Active Rain Meet Up in Austin Texas.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 9 years ago


Thank you for coordinating this event. I'm sure you would have liked more to attend but sometimes it is about quality not quantity. It is clear how much ALL of us appreciate activerain and what you bring to the table too.  Have a super rest of the week!

Best regards.....

Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) almost 9 years ago

Donna: Lots of smiling Active Rainer's, delicious looking food and I'm sure some great conversations. It is always nice to meet folks in person. Glad everyone had a good time.


Posted by Carl Winters almost 9 years ago

Looks like you all had a good time.

Our meet-up was fun, too, Since it was in the late afternoon, we hobnobbed and had cocktails. You can say that we were all feeling good. The meet-up is a such a good idea we should do it again.

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) almost 9 years ago

These meetups have definitely been a lot of fun. Glad you guys had a nice turnout for yours.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 9 years ago

Pacita, Who said people didn't have a cocktail for lunch?? There were several margaritas and beers going around...

You are all very welcome for organizing, and sorry I didn't bake a cake like Ms. Rome!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 9 years ago

OMGeezer! You guys are some of my Top Pick Bloggers! How fun was this? And, what a great turn out it was!

Way to go Donna!

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 9 years ago


As I was leaving, I found myself thinking we need to do this more often

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) almost 9 years ago

Hi Donna...Looks like you all had a great time..interesting to get a fried egg on your Enchilada..You certainly had the Who's Who in Texas Bloogers all together. I bet you all had some great ideas come up.

Thanks for sharing your MeetUp

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) almost 9 years ago