The ActiveRain OC Meet Up in Newport Beach
What a great time!!! Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and I hosted this fantastic event at the Yard House in Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I have attended other ActiveRain meet ups and this was my first time to co-host with Karen. Karen and I work at the same brokerage, and we actually met two years ago at an ActiveRain Meet up at another Yard House at the Irvine Spectrum.
We had a fantastic turn out, a fabulous presentation, new members and visitors from a far . . . you really can't do any better than that in my opinion. I was so happy that so many decided to come out and meet each other, and it really goes to show that ActiveRain is truly a unique community where we pay it forward and create friendships and relationships!
Thank you Karen for having Jack Clausen, Home Inspector present a first class presentation what to expect during a home inspection! There were many questions and comments! And I believe appreciated by all!
And of course, it would NOT have been the same if Richard Yates had not been there. I met Richard also two years ago at our infamous AR meet up!! Richard has a lot of knowledge and it always a pleasure for me to be with this fabulous group! We laughed a lot there!! Below, we have Richard, Lottie and of course Christine Donovan from Costa Mesa! Christine and I have also known each other for some time as well, and have attended other AR meet up's and just created our own meet ups!
And we had some fabulous visitors who clearly went out of their way to join us. First - Jane Peters joined from Los Angeles, what a great time, Jane and I have known each other for sometime so it was great to see her again, and she was very forth coming with her knowledge with everyone in the group.
In this photo below and to the right, we have Jon Kolsky, Lottie Kendall, me and John Meussner! I had not met Jon before and it was great to meet him as well! John Messner and I had met before, and we do live very close by!
Also, our special out of time visitor drove all the way from San Francisco - Lottie Kendall! And her husband Gene joined us at the end of out meet up however he would have been welcome the entire time!! Thank you so much Lottie for joining, and I so enjoyed meeting you!! And hope you were able to try out the dinner and breakfast suggestions, and hope you and Gene enjoyed!
Of course the infamous Jane Peters and me in a selfie!!
Below we have Jane Peters, Chad Hooper and Kristin Breen who is a new member to ActiveRain!
I realized that I didn't get photos of everyone, so if anyone who attended has photos and can email or text them to me I will update this post.
The attendees of this fabulous meet up included: Karen Parsons Fiddler, Jane Peters, Christine Donovan, Richard Yates, Jon Kolsky, Lottie Kendall, Jack Clausen (and his wife), Kristin Breen, Jeff Cooper, John Meussner, Doyle Davidson, Pete Xavier, Chad Hooper and Marylou Espinoza and me!!
I am honored to be surrounded by a fabulous group of real estate professionals, and it was fun meeting and greeting, sharing and empowering! THANK YOU ALL WHO ATTENDED! It was a really fun night I must say, and went home reflecting about the fun conversations, and laughter that we all had! That is what ActiveRain is all about!