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Our SF Active Rain Meet Up - a great Labor Day Weekend kick off

This afternoon we had a delightful Active Rain Meet Up here in San Francisco. What a lead-in to the holiday weekend!

People from suburban neighborhoods are often curious what life is like in a large city, so I thought it would be fun to get together at my place in San Francisco, where I could give them a taste of city life while we enjoyed our Active Rain friendships. While small in numbers, we had the chance to really get to know each other better, share business ideas and have fun together.

Active Rain Meet Up, SF, 2012

Evelyn Kennedy came from Alameda; Chris Hansen from Oakland. My daughter and on-site assistant, Elizabeth Kendall, came up from my San Carlos area. Ann Williams was our second Oakland representative. Phil Caulfield came from San Mateo, and Bryan Robertson made it here from Los Altos. Several others were derailed by last minute issues that came up in their businesses--we all can identify with that!

Goody bags from neighborhood shops

After many good stories were shared about our businesses, what we enjoy blogging about, Bryan's signature concierge service, etc., the group broke into two sections. Off they went,  on a prearranged exploration of some of my favorite shops and services, where they were greeted by the proprietors and were given some little trinkets. The warm, friendly welcome extended to them by the Upper Polk Street area proprietors show that the neighborliness we crave is alive and well here in San Francisco.

Pacific Place, San Francisco

As the last guests left, hopefully before commute traffic became too overwhelming, we took a quick tour of the condo complex where I live, and I heard one AR member exclaim something like, "perhaps this is what I should do." Easy city living is right for some of us.

All in all, a great afternoon of laughter and fellowship in the Rain. Have a great weekend, everyone.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Compass

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 17 commentsLottie Kendall • August 31 2012 08:47PM

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Lottie:  That is so cool.  Sometimes I think that Meet-Ups where folks come from a distance to join in are more fun than if simply local folks attend.  And six Rainers is a great number of attendees.  That way you have time to get to know each other.  I am glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 7 years ago

Hi Lottie, it sounds like you had a lovely afternoon, and prize bags from the candy store, I should have been there.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 7 years ago

Excellent...........I know how much I enjoyed our meet-up in Manhattan in late July, I'm sure yours was just as much fun.  Great group of "Rainers".

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 7 years ago

Good morning, Lottie ..... thanks for posting the photos.....sounds like you had a great time together...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 7 years ago

Lottie - Thanks for the hospitality and the great view of the City!

Posted by Phil Caulfield, I Get The Loans Done That The Big Banks Don't! (Guarantee Mortgage) about 7 years ago

Hi Karen Anne, we had fun and time for good conversations. Wishing you a great holiday weekend.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

Bob, some of my merchant friends really got into this (a future blog post!) Many people think that living in a big city means loneliness and isolation -- not so at all! Our neighborhoods are truly just that.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

Roger, we had a grand time. When I re-read my post just now, I had to correct a slew of typos--I think I had too much fun yesterday!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

You're right, Barbara; it was fun, and nice to have the opportunity of some 'face time.' Have you been to an AR meet up yet? Hope you get the opportunity to do so.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

Phil, it was great to re-connect. I'm glad you're back on Active Rain; you have lots of good information to share with buyers, sellers, and Realtors®.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

David, sure hope everything turned out well with your 2 problem escrows. Anytime you want to host a meet up, we'll be there!

Cheers,

Lottie

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

Hi Lottie... so sorry I wasn't able to get back up to the City in time for Friday's meet-up, but, from the photos and those gift bags, seems like everyone had a great time!!  (BTW, I love the Candy Store.....)

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) about 7 years ago

David, glad to hear things held together; a good way to head into a holiday weekend.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

We missed you, Peggy, but know how busy schedules get. The Candy Store is great, isn't it? I'm a licorice gal!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

What a great group of members Lottie!  We don't have a Candy Store but man if we did I would know about it!  Thanks for hosting!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) about 7 years ago

Kerrie, thanks for encouraging us to have these meet ups. Super fun, and a great break in a busy week.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

Lottie,  I wish I could have made it to the event.  Sounds like a great time.  Thanks for hosting the bay area Meetup!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 7 years ago

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